Tag Archives: conviction

Commitment; January 14, 2020


John 11:16 Then Thomas (called Didymus) said to the rest of the disciples, “Let us also go, that we may die with him.” I have a warm spot in my heart for Thomas. He is famously known as “Doubting Thomas” … Continue reading

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Representing Christ; May 12, 2019


Philippians 1:26 so that through my being with you again your boasting in Christ Jesus will abound on account of me. Where some translations have “your joy in Christ,” the Japanese has the more literal, “your pride in me.” There … Continue reading

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Sin and Forgiveness; April 11, 2019


1 Corinthians 6:11 And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. This chapter is one … Continue reading

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Boldness; October 8, 2018


2 Corinthians 3:12 Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold. I tend to be surprised at hesitant Christians. This verse would indicate that such an attitude shows they don’t understand the glory of the New Covenant … Continue reading

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Evangelism; July 2, 2018


John 1:41-42 The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, “We have found the Messiah” (that is, the Christ). And he brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon … Continue reading

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Redemption; October 18, 2017


Psalm 34:22 The Lord redeems his servants; no one will be condemned who takes refuge in him. It is interesting how much of the New Testament we can find in the Old. We tend to think of redemption strictly in … Continue reading

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February 6, 2016


Luke 5:10-11 Then Jesus said to Simon, “Don’t be afraid; from now on you will catch men.” So they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed him. I think it’s important to consider why Jesus dealt with … Continue reading

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