Tag Archives: fear of death

The Hope of Eternity; June 19, 2022


1 Thessalonians 4:13 Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope. The difference between the funeral of a believer in Christ and … Continue reading

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Death; April 28, 2022


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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The Fear of Death; April 14, 2021


Acts 2:25 “David said about him:“‘I saw the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.’” I think it’s significant that David was given the privilege of prophesying about his most important … 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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Seen vs. Unseen; October 10, 2018


2 Corinthians 5:7 We live by faith, not by sight. Here Paul is restating what he had just said at the end of the previous chapter. “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is … Continue reading

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Being Productive; October 5, 2018


1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. What an enormously comforting … Continue reading

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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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Salvation; November 4, 2017


Psalm 68:20 Our God is a God who saves; from the Sovereign Lord comes escape from death. There is a very small difference in nuance in the Japanese translation of this verse: “God is to us the God of salvation.” … Continue reading

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January 6, 2017


Phil 1:21 For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. For quite a few years now the attitude of so many Christians toward death has been a mystery to me, because it is so different from … Continue reading

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July 7, 2016


Psalm 76:12 He breaks the spirit of rulers; he is feared by the kings of the earth. The Japanese renders this as, “The Lord brings the life of rulers to an end.” The thing is, no amount of wealth or … Continue reading

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