Tag Archives: God’s gifts

Pentecost; May 16, 2022


Acts 2:6, 11 When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard them speaking in his own language. “We hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!” The miracle of Pentecost … Continue reading

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Knowledge; March 7, 2022


Job 11:7 “Can you fathom the mysteries of God?Can you probe the limits of the Almighty?” Zophar is now the third of Job’s friends to speak, but he too speaks only rhetorical questions, platitudes, and truisms, all couched in terms … Continue reading

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God’s Supply; October 7, 2021


Romans 8:32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all–how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? It’s very easy to understand why this is my wife’s favorite … Continue reading

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God’s Gifts; November 30, 2020


Ephesians 3:2 Surely you have heard about the administration of God’s grace that was given to me for you. What follows this verse is something that was shocking to Jews and perhaps surprising to Gentiles, that, as it says in … Continue reading

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Choices; March 22, 2020


2 Thessalonians 2:10 They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. The Japanese translation of this verse has an interesting slant: “They did not receive the love of the truth [needed] to be saved.” God … Continue reading

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Conceit; February 5, 2020


Romans 11:33 Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! I have always loved this doxology, both the parts set to music and the whole … Continue reading

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God’s Gifts; June 8, 2019


Philemon 1:6 I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ. I think the NIV translators hit the ball out of the … Continue reading

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Genuine Worship; April 2, 2019


Romans 12:1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. Romans 12 is a very familiar, dearly loved chapter for … Continue reading

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Gifts; January 7, 2019


Revelation 2:17 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give him a white stone with a new … Continue reading

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Suffering; January 5, 2019


Revelation 1:9 I, John, your brother and companion in the suffering and kingdom and patient endurance that are ours in Jesus, was on the island of Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. When you … Continue reading

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