Tag Archives: America

Pleasing God; November 20, 2022


Zecharian 8:16-17 These are the things you are to do: Speak the truth to each other, and render true and sound judgment in your courts; do not plot evil against your neighbor, and do not love to swear falsely. I … Continue reading

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God’s Government; July 25, 2022


2 Chronicles 23:21 And all the people of the land rejoiced. And the city was quiet, because Athaliah had been slain with the sword. This whole story reads like a movie script, as dramatic as anyone could ask for. The … Continue reading

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Miracles; May 9, 2022


Ezekiel 37:3 He asked me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” I said, “O Sovereign Lord, you alone know.” It’s hard to pick just one verse to write about from this story, because it’s so famous, dramatic, and meaningful. … Continue reading

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Relying on God; March 16, 2022


Psalm 33:20-21 We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. I can’t read this Psalm without thinking of current events in Ukraine. … Continue reading

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Reputation; January 13, 2022


Acts 28:22 “But we want to hear what your views are, for we know that people everywhere are talking against this sect.” As I read this it struck me that Christians in America are beginning to taste this sort of … Continue reading

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Righteousness; January 25, 2021


Psalm 85:13 Righteousness goes before him and prepares the way for his steps. Yesterday in our service we sang a song by Noriko Sasaki based on Hosea 10:12 that I translated into English several years ago, and it has been … Continue reading

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Pride of Accomplishment; October 6, 2020


Isaiah 26:12 Lord, you establish peace for us; all that we have accomplished you have done for us. Isaiah was not only an anointed prophet, he was also an anointed poet. The first 13 verses of this chapter have so … Continue reading

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Fathers; July 10, 2020


Malachi 4:5-6 “See, I will send you the prophet Elijah before that great and dreadful day of the Lord comes. He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers; … Continue reading

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Humility Before God; November 27, 2019


Daniel 9:4-5 I prayed to the Lord my God and confessed: “O Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with all who love him and obey his commands, we have sinned and done wrong. We … Continue reading

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God’s Salvation; August 30, 2019


Psalm 98:2-3 The Lord has made his salvation known and revealed his righteousness to the nations. He has remembered his love and his faithfulness to the house of Israel; This was obviously written about the nation of Israel, perhaps after … Continue reading

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