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Prayer for Healing; September 9, 2020


James 5:14-15 Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the … Continue reading

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Speaking with Authority; July 29, 2020


Mark 1:22 The people were amazed at his teaching, because he taught them as one who had authority, not as the teachers of the law. I have to say that my first reaction on reading this just now was to … Continue reading

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Faith; July 26, 2020


Matt 17:19-21 Then the disciples came to Jesus in private and asked, “Why couldn’t we drive it out?” He replied, “Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard … Continue reading

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The Kingdom of God; July 20, 2020


Matthew 12:28 “But if I drive out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.” It struck me just now that whereas the proclamation of the kingdom of God is at the core … Continue reading

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Authority and Forgiveness; July 14, 2020


Matthew 9:8 When the crowd saw this, they were filled with awe; and they praised God, who had given such authority to men. We don’t often think about how faith is intertwined with authority. Right now all sorts of things … Continue reading

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Faith; July 12, 2020


Matthew 8:13 Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go! It will be done just as you believed it would.” And his servant was healed at that very hour. Faith is a very interesting thing. It’s not quantifiable except by God, … Continue reading

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Authority; April 9, 2020


John 19:11 Jesus answered, “You would have no power over me if it were not given to you from above. Therefore the one who handed me over to you is guilty of a greater sin.” Authority is a strange thing. … Continue reading

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Kingdom Authority; April 8, 2020


John 18:36 Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jewish leaders. But now my kingdom is from another place.” A weakness of every Japanese translation … Continue reading

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Spiritual Growth; February 29, 2020


Ephesians 1:16-17 I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that … Continue reading

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Church Leadership; December 2, 2019


Hosea 4:6 “My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also reject you as my priests; because you have ignored the law of your God, I also will ignore your children.” Leadership, and specifically … Continue reading

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