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Faith and Hope; December 20, 2019


Matthew 12:21 “In his name the nations will put their hope.” It is significant that Matthew, who wrote his Gospel for Jews, probably in Aramaic, included this quote from Isaiah. Where the NIV says “nations,” the Japanese is even more … Continue reading

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Waiting in Hope; December 6, 2019


Hosea 12:6 But you must return to your God; maintain love and justice, and wait for your God always. This is yet another of the many passages that seem they would be better translated as “wait in hope,” or “wait … Continue reading

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Heroes; October 4, 2019


Psalm 146:5 Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God, After two verses of introductory praise to God, this anonymous Psalm focuses on the contrast between depending on people, putting … Continue reading

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Waiting Expectantly; September 23, 2019


Psalm 119:147 I rise before dawn and cry for help; I have put my hope in your word. I keep running into what I consider a deficiency in most English Bibles in how they translate what seems to be a … Continue reading

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Evangelism; September 7, 2019


Psalm 107:1-3 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures for ever. Let the redeemed of the Lord say this— those he redeemed from the hand of the foe, those he gathered from the lands, from … Continue reading

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Hope; August 4, 2019


Psalm 42:11 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. This refrain, repeated from verse 5 and repeated again in … Continue reading

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Churchese; July 28, 2019


Psalm 31:23-24 Love the Lord, all his saints! The Lord preserves the faithful, but the proud he pays back in full. Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord. David had experienced God’s grace and mercy … Continue reading

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