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Jealousy; October 23, 2020


Acts 13:45 When the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy and talked abusively against what Paul was saying. The Japanese describes the actions of the Jews here a little more graphically than the NIV: “They cursed him … Continue reading

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God’s Grace; October 17, 2020


Luke 2:40 And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon him. I was struck just now by the fact that Luke used the word, grace, in relation to the … Continue reading

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Miracles; May 28, 2020


2 Kings 20:6 “‘I will add fifteen years to your life. And I will deliver you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria. I will defend this city for my sake and for the sake of … Continue reading

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Benediction; March 20, 2020


1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful … Continue reading

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JOY; February 23, 2020


2 Corinthians 12:19 Everything we do, dear friends, is for your strengthening. This should be true for every minister of the Gospel, but sadly, ministers struggle with being self-centered just like everyone else. I think the majority at least have … Continue reading

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God’s Time Frame; December 12, 2019


Zephaniah 3:17 “The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” I can’t off … Continue reading

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Speaking Righteousness; August 9, 2019


Psalm 52:3 You love evil rather than good, falsehood rather than speaking the truth. Here’s another verse I’m sure I’ve never written on before! We don’t really like reading the Bible’s descriptions of evil people, but they too can be … Continue reading

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Love; June 17, 2019


1 John 4:7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Reading from here through the end of the chapter, my overwhelming impression is that … Continue reading

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Spiritual Warfare; April 22, 2019


2 Corinthians 10:3-4 For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish … Continue reading

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The Blessings of Obedience; February 24, 2019


John 14:23 Jesus replied, “If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.” The Bible uses all sorts of words to mean much … Continue reading

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