Tag Archives: authority

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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Parenting; October 7, 2019


Proverbs 3:11-12 My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline and do not resent his rebuke, because the Lord disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in. When I get to this part of the Bible … Continue reading

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Forgiveness and Authority; September 28, 2019


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 anonymous Psalm is deeply insightful. In the first place, it is fully aware … Continue reading

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Fathers and Pastors; June 4, 2019


1 Timothy 3:5 If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church? To be honest, I don’t know why this chapter is in the readings on In Christ, but it’s … Continue reading

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