Tag Archives: discipleship

Pastoral Ministry; September 18, 2019


Psalm 119:79 May those who fear you turn to me, those who understand your statutes. This sounds like the cry of a pastor to me, particularly when the Japanese says, “return,” rather than simply, “turn.” Every church loses people, and … Continue reading

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Discipleship; August 22, 2019


Psalm 86:11 Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. Reading this Psalm from the start I was blessed by several verses, but when … Continue reading

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Sin and Salvation; August 10, 2019


Psalm 57:6 They spread a net for my feet— I was bowed down in distress. They dug a pit in my path— but they have fallen into it themselves. I can imagine David’s delight at being able to write this. … Continue reading

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Freedom in Christ; March 13, 2019


Acts 13:48, 52 When the Gentiles heard this, they were glad and honored the word of the Lord; and all who were appointed for eternal life believed. And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit. I … Continue reading

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Gifts; March 7, 2019


Acts 4:12 “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.” This is one of the fundamental truths of the universe, at least from the … Continue reading

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Experiential Faith; February 16, 2019


John 9:25 He replied, “Whether he is a sinner or not, I don’t know. One thing I do know. I was blind but now I see!” I have always loved this story, and though the reading stopped with this verse, … Continue reading

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Evangelism; December 20, 2018


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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