Tag Archives: grace

Grace and Truth; October 19, 2020


John 1:16-17 From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. I get happy every time I read John 1! It’s … Continue reading

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God’s Grace; October 17, 2020


Luke 2:40 And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon him. I was struck just now by the fact that Luke used the word, grace, in relation to the … Continue reading

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Idols; October 13, 2020


Jonah 2:8 “Those who cling to worthless idols forfeit the grace that could be theirs.” This verse is underlined in both Japanese and English in my Bible, but I don’t really remember reading it. It is powerful indeed, particularly for … Continue reading

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Salvation by Grace; August 1, 2020


Mark 2:17 On hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” This is an enormously important statement on the part … Continue reading

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Consequences; June 4, 2020


Psalms 41:1 Blessed is he who has regard for the weak; the Lord delivers him in times of trouble. When I started reading this Psalm I thought that David was patting himself on the back here, but then as I … Continue reading

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Consequences; May 15, 2020


Revelation 2:23 I will strike her children dead. Then all the churches will know that I am he who searches hearts and minds, and I will repay each of you according to your deeds. This is not a feel-good message! … Continue reading

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Spiritual Warfare; May 11, 2020


Jude 1:4 For certain men whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are godless men, who change the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only … Continue reading

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Prohibitions; March 27, 2020


1 Timothy 4:3-5 They forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth. For everything God created is good, and … Continue reading

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Cross-Cultural Evangelism; August 24, 2019


Psalm 89:24 My faithful love will be with him, and through my name his horn will be exalted. As we saw yesterday, Ethan the Ezrahite is recounting the things that God had done and said in the past in order … Continue reading

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Revival; August 21, 1019


Psalm 85:13 Righteousness goes before him and prepares the way for his steps. We are saved by grace through faith, and not by works, (Ephesians 2:8-9) but there are certainly things we can and should do to get in line … Continue reading

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