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Spiritual Growth; December 16, 2022


Hebrews 5:8 Although he was a son, he learned obedience from what he suffered. This verse reinforces the humanity of Jesus. Even for Him, total obedience to the Father didn’t come automatically! This doesn’t answer such questions as “the age … Continue reading

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Mary’s Faith; November 29, 2022


Luke 1:45 “Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished!” The story of the Annunciation is certainly impressive, and verse 37, “Nothing is impossible with God,” is rightly loved and quoted … Continue reading

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Ordinary Blessings; November 28, 2022


Luke 1:14 “He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth.” We have the record of the fulfillment of the last part of this verse in verse 58 of this very chapter, … Continue reading

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The Choice to Rejoice; November 17, 2022


Habakkuk 3:18-19 Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior. The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the … Continue reading

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The Purpose of Blessings; September 1, 2022


Psalm 67:1-2 May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine upon us, that your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations. The more I read the Bible the more I … Continue reading

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Praising God; August 17, 2022


Psalm 30:11-12 You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing to you and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever. The musical … Continue reading

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Values and Priorities; August 11, 2022


Psalm 16:2 I said to the Lord, “You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing.” This Psalm is special to me because verse six was a favorite of my father and his father before him, verse … Continue reading

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Depending on God; August 9, 2022


Psalm 9:10 Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you. The Japanese here gives a slightly different nuance that is worth noting. Where the NIV says “trust in You,” … Continue reading

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Personal Blessings; June 22, 2022


1 Timothy 1:2 To Timothy my true son in the faith: Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. Paul’s blessings weren’t just for groups, but also for those closest to Him. We know nothing … Continue reading

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Blessing People; June 21, 2022


2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word. Paul … Continue reading

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