Tag Archives: free will

Our Part and God’s Part; June 14, 2022


Philippians 2:12-13 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed–not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence–continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to … Continue reading

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Relying on God; June 1, 2022


2 Corinthians 1:9 Indeed, in our hearts we felt the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead. It seems probable that the specific incident Paul is referring … Continue reading

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God’s Sovereignty; March 13, 2022


Psalm 9:15 The nations have fallen into the pit they have dug; their feet are caught in the net they have hidden. For once I’m writing on a verse I’d not underlined previously! This jumped out at me because it … 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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Judas; March 30, 2021


Matthew 26:49-50 Going at once to Jesus, Judas said, “Greetings, Rabbi!” and kissed him. Jesus replied, “Friend, do what you came for.” The Japanese has Jesus saying, “Friend, why have you come?” which the NIV gives as an alternative translation … Continue reading

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Evangelism: March 11, 2021


Acts 13:48 When the Gentiles heard this, they were glad and honored the word of the Lord; and all who were appointed for eternal life believed. This is in some ways a difficult passage. We don’t like the idea of … Continue reading

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God’s Invitation; September 12, 2020


Revelation 22:17 The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life. This is so absolutely … Continue reading

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Salvation; February 3, 2020


Romans 9:16 It does not, therefore, depend on man’s desire or effort, but on God’s mercy. This chapter shows that Paul, too, labored under the burden of trying to understand the infinity of God, even though he, like us, was … Continue reading

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Dependence on God; January 10, 2020


John 5:19 Jesus gave them this answer: “Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.” I am … Continue reading

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Impossible vs. God; December 22, 2019


Matthew 19:26 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” This is one of the fundamental truths of Scripture, yet we forget it in practice all too often. Three times … Continue reading

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