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Asking and Receiving; July 31, 2018


John 16:23-24 “In that day you will no longer ask me anything. I tell you the truth, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask … Continue reading

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Faith; June 4, 2018


Mark 5:27-29 When she heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, because she thought, “If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed.” Immediately her bleeding stopped and she felt in … Continue reading

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Growing Faith; October 15, 2017


Psalm 30:4-5 Sing to the Lord, you saints of his; praise his holy name. For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning. The … Continue reading

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Faith vs. Trust; October 13, 2017


Psalm 28:1, 8 To you I call, O Lord my Rock; do not turn a deaf ear to me. For if you remain silent, I shall be like those who have gone down to the pit. The Lord is the … Continue reading

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May 17, 2014


Psalm 116:7 Be at rest once more, O my soul, for the Lord has been good to you. It is an interesting stylistic convention that so many of the Psalmists addressed their souls like this. We don’t know who this … Continue reading

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May 13, 2014


Psalm 97:11-12 Light is shed upon the righteous and joy on the upright in heart. Rejoice in the Lord, you who are righteous, and praise his holy name. I really like the turn of phrase in the Japanese for verse … Continue reading

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March 2, 2014


Genesis 15:6 Abram believed the LORD, and he credited it to him as righteousness. This is one of the foundational verses of the whole Bible. Noah’s righteousness was one of obedience, which is certainly important, but Abraham’s was one of … Continue reading

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December 11, 2013


Isaiah 60:1 “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you.” God’s perspective and our perspective are often so different. This is a statement by God to every believer in Jesus Christ His … Continue reading

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May 14, 2012


John 14:1 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.” I started to say that this is very timely advice for this day and age, but then I realized that this has been true … Continue reading

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December 14, 2011


Luke 2:21 On the eighth day, when it was time to circumcise him, he was named Jesus, the name the angel had given him before he had been conceived. By this point, I don’t think Mary and Joseph even considered … Continue reading

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