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A Faithful Workman; June 27, 2022


2 Timothy 2:15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. This verse is often quoted to young ministers, seeking … Continue reading

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Ministers; May 29, 2022


1 Corinthians 9:16 Yet when I preach the gospel, I cannot boast, for I am compelled to preach. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel! There are all sorts of motives for becoming a Christian minister. To … Continue reading

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Evangelism; May 22, 2022


Acts 28:24 Some were convinced by what he said, but others would not believe. What strikes me about this short verse is the difference between those who believed and those who didn’t believe Paul’s Gospel of the Kingdom. Their background … Continue reading

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Japan; April 25, 2022


Isaiah 42:4 “In his law the islands will put their hope.” One of the many reasons Isaiah is my favorite book of the Old Testament is its many references to islands. Being born, raised, and called to minister in Japan, … Continue reading

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Completion; April 16, 2022


John 19:30 When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. We can imagine the incredible degree of relief Jesus must have felt in making this statement. … Continue reading

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Faithfulness; January 12, 2022


Acts 27:35-36 After he said this, he took some bread and gave thanks to God in front of them all. Then he broke it and began to eat. They were all encouraged and ate some food themselves. In the middle … Continue reading

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Righteousness and Faithfulness; December 21, 2021


Isaiah 11:5 Righteousness will be his belt and faithfulness the sash around his waist. The Japanese translators had trouble coming up with more than one word for an item of clothing you put around your waist, so they used a … Continue reading

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Learning from God; December 10, 2021


Psalm 106:12-13 Then they believed his promises and sang his praise. But they soon forgot what he had done and did not wait for his counsel. This is so human! We are so prone to rejoice in what God does … Continue reading

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A Man of God; November 27, 2021


Nehemiah 12:24 And the leaders of the Levites were Hashabiah, Sherebiah, Jeshua son of Kadmiel, and their associates, who stood opposite them to give praise and thanksgiving, one section responding to the other, as prescribed by David the man of … Continue reading

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Faithfulness; November 26, 2021


Ezra 3:11 With praise and thanksgiving they sang to the Lord:“He is good; his love to Israel endures forever.”And all the people gave a great shout of praise to the Lord, because the foundation of the house of the Lord … Continue reading

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