Tag Archives: Buddhism

Monotheism; April 24, 2021


Deuteronomy 4:7 What other nation is so great as to have their gods near them the way the Lord our God is near us whenever we pray to him? I like the way the Japanese inverts the order of this … Continue reading

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Prayer; April 16, 2021


Matthew 6:7-8 And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask … Continue reading

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Evangelism: March 11, 2021


Acts 13:48 When the Gentiles heard this, they were glad and honored the word of the Lord; and all who were appointed for eternal life believed. This is in some ways a difficult passage. We don’t like the idea of … Continue reading

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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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