Tag Archives: Buddhism

Knowledge; February 12, 2020


1 Corinthians 8:1-3 Now about food sacrificed to idols: We know that we all possess knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up. The man who thinks he knows something does not yet know as he ought to know. But … Continue reading

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Witnesses; January 25, 2018


Isaiah 43:10 “You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord, “and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor will there be … Continue reading

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Salvation; November 4, 2017


Psalm 68:20 Our God is a God who saves; from the Sovereign Lord comes escape from death. There is a very small difference in nuance in the Japanese translation of this verse: “God is to us the God of salvation.” … Continue reading

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February 28, 2017


Exodus 13:21 By day the Lord went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so that they could travel by day … Continue reading

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December 10, 2015


Jeremiah 23:6 In his days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety. This is the name by which he will be called: The Lord Our Righteousness. This very deep truth is precisely what Paul was referring to … Continue reading

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September 30, 2015


1 Thessalonians 4:13 Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope. I naturally use this verse in most of the funerals I … Continue reading

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August 29, 2015


Acts 16:19 When the owners of the slave girl realized that their hope of making money was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the market-place to face the authorities. There are good hopes and there are … Continue reading

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July 16, 2015


Psalms 65:2-3 O you who hear prayer, to you all men will come.  When we were overwhelmed by sins,you forgave our transgressions. The fact that God hears prayer is of extraordinary importance. As it says here, “all flesh” seeks such … Continue reading

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November 13, 2014


Hebrews 1:3 The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. Books have been written about who Jesus was and is, and how we personally answer that … Continue reading

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November 7, 2014


1 Timothy 6:6 But godliness with contentment is great gain. This statement by Paul, while certainly true, seems almost Buddhist at first glance. Buddha taught that the way to enlightenment was the extinction of all desire, and Nirvana was nothingness. … Continue reading

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