Tag Archives: control

Controlling Sins; September 21, 2019


Psalm 119:133 Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me. Psalm 119 bears a lot in common with the book of Proverbs, because it has a lot of pithy one-liners, and this is certainly one … Continue reading

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Serving God; March 21, 2019


Acts 21:13 Then Paul answered, “Why are you weeping and breaking my heart? I am ready not only to be bound, but also to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.” Some see this as Paul stubbornly … Continue reading

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Trusting God; March 20, 2019


Acts 20:32 “Now I commit you to God and to the word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.” This is how Paul was able to move on … Continue reading

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Pride; March 17, 2019


Acts 17:24-25 “The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he … Continue reading

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The Power of the Spirit; March 4, 2019


Acts 1:8 “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” This verse is endlessly quoted, … Continue reading

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Anxiety; December 22, 2018


1 Peter 5:6-7 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. These two verses are very famous, but many people don’t … Continue reading

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Spiritual Gifts; September 30, 2018


1 Corinthians 12:1 Now about spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be ignorant. This is one instance where I feel the Japanese really loses the flavor of what Paul said. In Japanese it says, “I want you … Continue reading

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