Tag Archives: hope

Continuing Prayer; September 28, 2021


Acts 12:5 So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him. I have loved this story for as long as I can remember, but it was certainly no laughing matter for those going … Continue reading

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Fulfillment of Prophecy; July 22, 2021


Jeremiah 31:9 “They will come with weeping; they will pray as I bring them back. I will lead them beside streams of water on a level path where they will not stumble, because I am Israel’s father, and Ephraim is … Continue reading

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Perspective; June 29, 2021


Psalm 102:12-13 But you, O Lord, sit enthroned forever; your renown endures through all generations. You will arise and have compassion on Zion, for it is time to show favor to her; the appointed time has come. This Psalm is … Continue reading

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Blessings; February 17, 2021


Jeremiah 31:14 “I will satisfy the priests with abundance, and my people will be filled with my bounty,” declares the Lord. Jeremiah is known as “the weeping prophet” because of various prophecies of woe as well as the whole book … Continue reading

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Growth; February 11, 2021


Isaiah 49:20 “The children born during your bereavement will yet say in your hearing, ‘This place is too small for us; give us more space to live in.’” For once I prefer the NIV here to the Japanese. The Japanese … Continue reading

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Sin and Grace; January 31, 2021


Proverbs 20:9 Who can say, “I have kept my heart pure; I am clean and without sin”? This is a rhetorical question, but Paul answered it clearly: “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23) … Continue reading

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Living Hope; January 2, 2021


1 Peter 1:3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. I had … Continue reading

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The Operation of God’s Grace; December 18. 2020


 Titus 2:11-14 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we … Continue reading

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Endurance; December 7, 2020


1 Thessalonians 1:3 We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. I know I have written on this verse multiple times in the past, … Continue reading

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Faith and Hope; November 8, 2020


Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. How good of the Lord to have … Continue reading

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