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The Fear of Death; August 25, 2018


Acts 14:19-20 Then some Jews came from Antioch and Iconium and won the crowd over. They stoned Paul and dragged him outside the city, thinking he was dead. But after the disciples had gathered round him, he got up and … Continue reading

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January 15, 2017


2 Thessalonians 3:5 May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance. This is a very succinct but potent blessing/prayer. The more we know and grasp God’s love, the more we will be lifted out of the … Continue reading

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July 25, 2016


Psalm 119:67, 71, 75 Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I obey your word. It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decrees. I know, O Lord, that your laws are … Continue reading

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October 16, 2015


Hebrews 11:13 All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance. And they admitted that they were aliens and strangers on … Continue reading

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October 12, 2015


Hebrews 6:11-12 We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, in order to make your hope sure. We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience … Continue reading

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July 29, 2015


Proverbs 11:7 When a wicked man dies, his hope perishes; all he expected from his power comes to nothing. Once again we are faced with the difference between a temporal perspective and an eternal perspective. Those who decline to follow … Continue reading

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July 8, 2013


Romans 6:11 In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. This whole 6th chapter of Romans is enormously important for our being able to live like God’s children, instead of like children … Continue reading

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June 13, 2013


Leviticus 25:17 Do not take advantage of each other, but fear your God. I am the LORD your God. The passage as a whole is fascinating, saying that land can never be sold, but only leased. That is an enormously … Continue reading

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June 2, 2013


2 Peter 3:11 Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives. As often happens, the English and the Japanese divide the sentences differently, which … Continue reading

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September 1, 2012


Revelation 6:9 When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God and the testimony they had maintained. This verse needs to be read in … Continue reading

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