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Sharing God’s Truth; June 20, 2022


1 Thessalonians 5:27 I charge you before the Lord to have this letter read to all the brothers. This is certainly a verse I’ve never written on before! As I was reading all the rich content in the rest of … Continue reading

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Assurance of Salvation; June 8, 2022


Ephesians 1:13-14 And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing … Continue reading

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The Bible; April 29, 2022


Jeremiah 8:8 “‘How can you say, “We are wise, for we have the law of the Lord,” when actually the lying pen of the scribes has handled it falsely?’” Here we have a statement in the Bible that some of … Continue reading

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Focus; April 8, 2022


Proverbs 23:17-18 Do not let your heart envy sinners, but always be zealous for the fear of the Lord. There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off. Once again there is a … Continue reading

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Hope; April 6, 2022


Proverbs 13:12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life. This well-known verse is obviously the reason this passage came up in this series on hope, but comparing the Japanese to the English … Continue reading

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Guarantor; March 10, 2022


Job 17:3 “Give me, O God, the pledge you demand. Who else will put up security for me? I chose this verse to write on because I’ve long been convinced that God never asks anything of us that He doesn’t … Continue reading

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God’s Word; December 18, 2021


Psalm 119:62 At midnight I rise to give you thanks for your righteous laws. When I first read through today’s passage I wondered where the reference was to thanks, so then I read it again more carefully and I recognized … Continue reading

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Church Music; December 16, 2021


Psalm 118:14 The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation. For once there is no variance whatsoever between the English and the Japanese, at least in the translations I have in front of me. Checking … Continue reading

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The Bible; September 27, 2021


Acts 10:42-43 “He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one whom God appointed as judge of the living and the dead. All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in … Continue reading

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The Love of God; February 8, 2021


Isaiah 43:4 Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and I love you… Multiple Japanese translations isolate this from the second half of the verse, leaving out the conjunctions the NIV inserts, which makes me think the Hebrew … Continue reading

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