Tag Archives: influence

Legacy; September 9, 2021


John 15:5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” It struck me as I read this morning … Continue reading

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Fame; August 26, 2021


Luke 6:12 One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God. I used to think this was largely hyperbole, but having a wife who will get up at all hours … Continue reading

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Faithfulness; July 28, 2021


Daniel 6:20 When he came near the den, he called to Daniel in an anguished voice, “Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to rescue you from the lions?” We often don’t … Continue reading

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Influence; June 25, 2021


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 needs to be … Continue reading

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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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