Tag Archives: authority

By God’s Spirit; November 19, 2022


Zechariah 4:6 So he said to me, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty. This is one verse where the Japanese is much clearer … Continue reading

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Acknowledging God; October 24, 2022


Isaiah 42:5 This is what God the Lord says– he who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and all that comes out of it, who gives breath to its people, and life to those … Continue reading

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Authority; October 2, 2022


Psalm 145:1 I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever. This comes out in several of David’s Psalms, but it’s very interesting that though David himself was a king, back when … Continue reading

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Exercising Authority; April 12, 2022


Luke 22:25-26 Jesus said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and those who exercise authority over them call themselves Benefactors. But you are not to be like that. Instead, the greatest among you should be … Continue reading

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Forgiveness; March 30, 2022


Psalm 130:3-4 If you, O Lord, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness; therefore you are feared. This has long been a deeply impressive passage to me. From one standpoint it … Continue reading

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Spiritual Warfare; October 18. 2021


Ephesians 6:10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. This whole passage could hardly seem more timely for any aware believer today. The world is a mess, and the spiritual warfare is becoming more and more … Continue reading

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Leaders; September 29, 2021


Acts 13:1 In the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen (who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch) and Saul. There are a number of things about the early … Continue reading

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Spiritual Authority; September 24, 2021


Acts 9:40-41 Peter sent them all out of the room; then he got down on his knees and prayed. Turning toward the dead woman, he said, “Tabitha, get up.” She opened her eyes, and seeing Peter she sat up. He … Continue reading

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Authority; September 5, 2021


Luke 22:25-26 Jesus said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and those who exercise authority over them call themselves Benefactors. But you are not to be like that. Instead, the greatest among you should be … Continue reading

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Those in Authority; September 2, 2021


Luke 18:2 He said: “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared about men.” This verse is a minor detail in this story, but my sermon on August 15th was based on verse 1, … Continue reading

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