Tag Archives: commitment

The Best; August 17, 2021


Mark 10:51-52 “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him. The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.” “Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along … Continue reading

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Full Commitment; June 24, 2021


Psalm 66:18 If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened. It’s interesting that the Japanese puts this verse in the present tense rather than in the past like the English, but both are conditional: … Continue reading

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Seeking God; June 16, 2021


Psalms 27:8 My heart says of you, “Seek his face!” Your face, Lord, I will seek. This Psalm is loaded with familiar, dearly loved passages, many of which have been set to music. However, I think this verse is what … Continue reading

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Fasting; May 31, 2021


Ezra 8:21 There, by the Ahava Canal, I proclaimed a fast, so that we might humble ourselves before our God and ask him for a safe journey for us and our children, with all our possessions. We don’t often think … Continue reading

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Parenting; May 2, 2021


1 Samuel 1:27-28 “I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him to the Lord. For his whole life he will be given over to the Lord.” And … Continue reading

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Salvation; April 2, 2021


Luke 23:42-43 Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom. ” Jesus answered him, “I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise.” This is of course a very famous incident, but … Continue reading

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The Lordship of Christ; April 1, 2021


John 19:15 But they shouted, “Take him away! Take him away! Crucify him!” “Shall I crucify your king?” Pilate asked. “We have no king but Caesar,” the chief priests answered. Here, the priests were being honest! In a way it … Continue reading

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The Believer’s Reward; March 26, 2021


Matthew 19:29 “And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life.” You could call this verse, … Continue reading

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Taking Up Your Cross; March 24, 2021


Matthew 16:24-25 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his … Continue reading

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Luke; March 13, 2021


Acts 16:10 After Paul had seen the vision, we got ready at once to leave for Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them. Luke has got to be one of the most humble, obedient … Continue reading

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