Tag Archives: death

The Fear of Death; April 14, 2021


Acts 2:25 “David said about him:“‘I saw the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.’” I think it’s significant that David was given the privilege of prophesying about his most important … 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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Fear of Death; February 26, 2021


Matthew 6:27 “Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life ?” I was about to write on a different verse from today’s passage when this one hit me between the eyes. Nothing could be more … Continue reading

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Zombie Christians; November 24, 2020


Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself … Continue reading

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Righteousness and Peace; November 2, 2020


Romans 5:20-21 The law was added so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more, so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life … Continue reading

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Difficulty; October 1, 2020


Psalm 116:10 I believed; therefore I said, “I am greatly afflicted.” I definitely prefer the Japanese translation of this verse, which the NIV gives as a footnote: “I believed even when I said, ‘I am greatly afflicted.’” Acknowledging difficulty doesn’t … Continue reading

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A Prophet; September 19. 2020


2 Kings 13:14 Now Elisha was suffering from the illness from which he died. Jehoash king of Israel went down to see him and wept over him. “My father! My father!” he cried. “The chariots and horsemen of Israel!” Two … Continue reading

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Grief; September 18, 2020


2 Samuel 12:22-23 He answered, “While the child was still alive, I fasted and wept. I thought, ‘Who knows? The Lord may be gracious to me and let the child live.’ But now that he is dead, why should I … Continue reading

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God’s Timing; June 28, 2020


Jeremiah 30:24 The fierce anger of the Lord will not turn back until he fully accomplishes the purposes of his heart. In days to come you will understand this. Believers throughout history have said, “How long, Lord?” Even in Revelation … Continue reading

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Fear; May 6, 2020


1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. This would seem to be a very timely … Continue reading

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