Tag Archives: circumstances

God’s Sovereignty; October 10, 2020


Jeremiah 33:1-3 While Jeremiah was still confined in the courtyard of the guard, the word of the Lord came to him a second time: “This is what the Lord says, he who made the earth, the Lord who formed it … Continue reading

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Trusting God; July 9, 2020


Zechariah 11:16 For I am going to raise up a shepherd over the land who will not care for the lost, or seek the young, or heal the injured, or feed the healthy, but will eat the meat of the … Continue reading

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Situational Obedience; April 6, 2020


Luke 22:35-36 Then Jesus asked them, “When I sent you without purse, bag or sandals, did you lack anything?” “Nothing,” they answered. He said to them, “But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and … Continue reading

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God’s Spirit; March 30, 2020


2 Timothy 1:7 For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline. In the first 12 verses of this chapter, this verse and verse 12 have echoed most strongly … Continue reading

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Trusting God; February 23, 2019


John 14:1 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.” I have preached many times on various parts of this first half of John 14, and verse 6 is one that I quote frequently, … Continue reading

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Context; December 31, 2018


Isaiah 43:189 “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.” Context is essential when reading the Bible. God has just referenced when He divided the Red Sea, which was several hundred years in the past when He said … Continue reading

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Godly Sorrow; October 12, 2018


2 Corinthians 7:10 Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death. This verse gets a little confusing in Japanese, because the Japanese term for “repentance” is “regret and redo.” That makes … Continue reading

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Trusting God’s Timing; April 8, 2018


Joel 2:25 “I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten— the great locust and the young locust, the other locusts and the locust swarm — my great army that I sent among you.” This 2nd chapter of … Continue reading

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Prayer and Intercession; December 17, 2017


Hebrews 7:25 Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them. This verse is a promise of the highest order. It should be a source of immense … Continue reading

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Believing; December 8, 2017


Luke 1:20 “And now you will be silent and not able to speak until the day this happens, because you did not believe my words, which will come true at their proper time.” There are risks to not believing God! … Continue reading

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