Tag Archives: gratitude

Gratitude; May 5, 2022


Jeremiah 29:7 “Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.” Two things here. One is that, as … Continue reading

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Depending on God Alone; May 3, 2022


Jeremiah 17:14 Heal me, O Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise. From verse five on, this passage is one powerful verse after another. I have long … Continue reading

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Hope; April 6, 2022


Proverbs 13:12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life. This well-known verse is obviously the reason this passage came up in this series on hope, but comparing the Japanese to the English … Continue reading

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Emotion; March 20, 2022


Psalm 43:5 Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. I have seen jokes made about the Old Testament practice, … Continue reading

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Praising God; March 15, 2022


Psalm 31:19 How great is your goodness, which you have stored up for those who fear you, which you bestow in the sight of men on those who take refuge in you. This verse was pleasantly set to music a … Continue reading

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Giving; March 2, 2022


1 Chronicles 29:14 “But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand.” As was … Continue reading

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The Fear of the Lord; February 24, 2022


Hebrews 12:28-29 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.” This is not common sermon material these … Continue reading

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The Secret to Happiness; February 7, 2022


Philippians 4:12-13 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living … Continue reading

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Salvation; February 2, 2022


Ephesians 2:3 All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our sinful nature and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature objects of wrath. This brings to mind a … Continue reading

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God’s Provision; January 5, 2022


Matthew 15:36 Then he took the seven loaves and the fish, and when he had given thanks, he broke them and gave them to the disciples, and they in turn to the people. It is of major importance that, as … Continue reading

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