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Spiritual Growth; March 29, 2020


1 Timothy 6:11 But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. Three things stand out to me about this. In the first place, Paul is telling Timothy that it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Influence; August 16, 2019


Psalm 69:6 May those who hope in you not be disgraced because of me, O Lord, the Lord Almighty; may those who seek you not be put to shame because of me, O God of Israel. This is a prayer … Continue reading

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Influence; July 5, 2019


Deuteronomy 13:6-8 If your very own brother, or your son or daughter, or the wife you love, or your closest friend secretly entices you, saying, “Let us go and worship other gods” (gods that neither you nor your fathers have … Continue reading

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Citizenship; May 19, 2019


Colossians 1:13-14 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. Salvation changes our legal residence, our citizenship. This … Continue reading

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Representing Christ; May 12, 2019


Philippians 1:26 so that through my being with you again your boasting in Christ Jesus will abound on account of me. Where some translations have “your joy in Christ,” the Japanese has the more literal, “your pride in me.” There … Continue reading

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Exposing Evil; May 8, 2019


Ephesians 5:11 Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. I have underlined almost all of Ephesians, so I consciously thought of what God might be saying to me through what was not underlined, … Continue reading

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Overcoming Evil; September 16, 2018


Romans 12:21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. After having told his readers to present their bodies as living sacrifices to God in verse 1, Paul discussed the gifts we’ve been given to do that … Continue reading

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Influence; August 20, 2018


Acts 9:18-19 Immediately, something like scales fell from Saul’s eyes, and he could see again. He got up and was baptized, and after taking some food, he regained his strength. It fascinated me years ago when I realized that the … Continue reading

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Influence; March 11, 2018


Ezekiel 47:8 He said to me, “This water flows towards the eastern region and goes down into the Arabah, where it enters the Sea. When it empties into the Sea, the water there becomes fresh.” This whole vision of the … Continue reading

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Spiritual Generations; August 5, 2017


2 Kings 23:3 The king stood by the pillar and renewed the covenant in the presence of the Lord—to follow the Lord and keep his commands, regulations and decrees with all his heart and all his soul, thus confirming the … Continue reading

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