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Struggling with God; April 21, 2021


Genesis 32:28 Then the man said, “Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, because you have struggled with God and with men and have overcome.” When you look at Jewish history, Israel is an enormously appropriate name. As … Continue reading

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Harvest Workers; February 27, 2021


Matthew 9:37-38 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” This could hardly be a more familiar passage. … Continue reading

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Slavery; December 6, 2020


Colossians 3:23-24 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are … Continue reading

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God’s Sovereignty; August 22, 2020


John 9:1-3 As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but … Continue reading

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Handicaps; August 20, 2020


John 5:6 When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to get well?” I am very grateful John included this particular story in … Continue reading

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PTSD; June 8, 2020


Psalm 147:3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. The Bible does not back off from the reality that not all wounds are physical. The Japanese for this verse says, “He heals those whose hearts have been hit … Continue reading

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Outcomes; April 24, 2020


Hebrews 13:7-8 Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. There is so much good … Continue reading

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Salvation; April 18, 2020


Titus 3:4-7 But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by … Continue reading

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The Bible; November 16, 2019


Jeremiah 3:18 “In those days the house of Judah will join the house of Israel, and together they will come from a northern land to the land I gave your forefathers as an inheritance.” The Bible contains almost countless prophecies … Continue reading

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Time; October 31, 2019


Ecclesiastes 3:1 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven. This is one of the more famous lines in the whole Bible, loved by secularists because it doesn’t directly reference God. However, the Japanese … Continue reading

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