Tag Archives: eternal life

Rewards; April 21, 2020


Hebrews 6:10 God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. Many years ago I wrote a bit of doggerel: “Satan … Continue reading

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Motivation; April 15, 2020


John 20:31 But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. John, writing several years after the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, … Continue reading

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Death and Life; February 25, 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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Conquerors; February 2, 2020


Romans 8:37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. Romans 8 is my wife’s favorite chapter in the whole Bible, and very understandably so. This last section is like a lawyer, building … Continue reading

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Loving Life; January 17, 2020


John 12:24-25 “I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. The man who loves his life will lose … Continue reading

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Death and Life; January 15, 2020


John 11:25-27 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?” “Yes, Lord,” … Continue reading

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Life in Christ; January 13, 2020


John 10:10 “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” I quote this verse so frequently that it’s one of the few I am … Continue reading

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Hearing and Obeying; January 9, 2020


John 3:36 “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.” Sometimes there are many differences in nuance between the English and Japanese translations of a … Continue reading

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God as Dirt; November 12, 2019


Isaiah 61:11 For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow, so the Sovereign Lord will make righteousness and praise spring up before all nations. In such a dearly-loved chapter as this I … Continue reading

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Death; November 11, 2019


Isaiah 57:1-2 The righteous perish, and no one ponders it in his heart; devout men are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil. Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; … Continue reading

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