Tag Archives: following Christ

Full Commitment; June 24, 2021


Psalm 66:18 If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened. It’s interesting that the Japanese puts this verse in the present tense rather than in the past like the English, but both are conditional: … Continue reading

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Taking Up Your Cross; March 24, 2021


Matthew 16:24-25 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his … Continue reading

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Persecution; June 7, 2019


2 Timothy 3:12 In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. In the West, the minute we taste persecution we tend to think, “I didn’t sign up for this.” Yes, we did, … Continue reading

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Knowing Christ; November 29, 2018


2 Timothy 1:12 That is why I am suffering as I am. Yet I am not ashamed, because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him for … Continue reading

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Life in Christ; October 19, 2018


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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Repentance and Salvation; July 18, 2018


John 10:27-28 “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand.” What an enormously comforting Scripture! However, … Continue reading

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Who or What You Follow; July 30, 2017


2 Kings 17:15 They followed worthless idols and themselves became worthless. This one part of this one verse speaks volumes, not only about the 10 Northern tribes but about the human condition in general. The Bible warns us in many … Continue reading

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January 15, 2016


Isaiah 54:17 “No weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and this is their vindication from me,” declares the Lord. This verse … Continue reading

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December 30, 2015


John 1:29, 35-37 The next day John saw Jesus coming towards him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! The next day John was there again with two of his disciples. When … Continue reading

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March 8, 2015


James 4:4 You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world is hatred towards God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God. This is a very powerful, important verse that … Continue reading

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