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Listening to God; August 30, 2021


Luke 10:16 “He who listens to you listens to me; he who rejects you rejects me; but he who rejects me rejects him who sent me.” This is a very familiar verse, but I just noticed a nuance in the … Continue reading

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Repentance; July 29, 2021


Daniel 9:9-10 The Lord our God is merciful and forgiving, even though we have rebelled against him; we have not obeyed the Lord our God or kept the laws he gave us through his servants the prophets. This chapter is … Continue reading

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Symbols and Tradition; April 23, 2021


Numbers 21:8 The Lord said to Moses, “Make a snake and put it up on a pole; anyone who is bitten can look at it and live.” When people’s faith is weak, as was certainly the case here, physical objects … Continue reading

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Sin and Grace; April 17, 2021


Genesis 20:3 But God came to Abimelech in a dream one night and said to him, “You are as good as dead because of the woman you have taken; she is a married woman.” This whole story seems very weird … Continue reading

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Patient Endurance; March 22, 2021


James 5:7-8 Be patient, then, brothers, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop and how patient he is for the autumn and spring rains. You too, be patient and stand … Continue reading

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Humility Before God; November 27, 2019


Daniel 9:4-5 I prayed to the Lord my God and confessed: “O Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with all who love him and obey his commands, we have sinned and done wrong. We … Continue reading

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Cross-Cultural Evangelism; August 24, 2019


Psalm 89:24 My faithful love will be with him, and through my name his horn will be exalted. As we saw yesterday, Ethan the Ezrahite is recounting the things that God had done and said in the past in order … Continue reading

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December 24, 2016


Luke 2:3 And everyone went to his own town to register. It has been interesting to me that this is something that Japanese understand much more easily than Americans. Japan has had a system of registration for hundreds of years, … Continue reading

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May 31, 2013


1 Peter 3:15-16 But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and … Continue reading

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July 13, 2012


Ephesians 4:17, 32 So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each … Continue reading

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