Tag Archives: Japan

Miracles; May 9, 2022


Ezekiel 37:3 He asked me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” I said, “O Sovereign Lord, you alone know.” It’s hard to pick just one verse to write about from this story, because it’s so famous, dramatic, and meaningful. … Continue reading

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Japan; April 25, 2022


Isaiah 42:4 “In his law the islands will put their hope.” One of the many reasons Isaiah is my favorite book of the Old Testament is its many references to islands. Being born, raised, and called to minister in Japan, … Continue reading

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God’s Power; October 16, 2021


Ephesians 1:18-19 I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably … Continue reading

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Roots


March 12th we had the privilege of driving to Fukuoka to see an exhibit at the Seinan University Archives on 79 Missionaries,highlighting all the missionaries who have taught at the school in the over 100 years of its existence. That … Continue reading

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Humility Before God; November 27, 2019


Daniel 9:4-5 I prayed to the Lord my God and confessed: “O Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with all who love him and obey his commands, we have sinned and done wrong. We … Continue reading

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Forgiveness and Authority; September 28, 2019


Psalm 130:3-4 If you, O Lord, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness; therefore you are feared. This anonymous Psalm is deeply insightful. In the first place, it is fully aware … Continue reading

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Time and Schedules; January 30, 2019


Mark 11:11 Jesus entered Jerusalem and went to the temple. He looked around at everything, but since it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the Twelve. It just struck me, reading this, that Jesus wasn’t in a … Continue reading

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Speaking God’s Words; June 20, 2018


Luke 10:16 “He who listens to you listens to me; he who rejects you rejects me; but he who rejects me rejects him who sent me.” A major focus of my teaching ministry over the years has been the Biblical … Continue reading

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Hidden Christians; June 10, 2018


Mark 13:13 “All men will hate you because of me, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.” Having just been on Ikitsuki Island, Nagasaki Prefecture, this sounds very real indeed. Ikitsuki is noted for “Hidden Christians,” … Continue reading

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Faithful Preaching; February 24, 2018


Ezekiel 2:7-8 “You must speak my words to them, whether they listen or fail to listen, for they are rebellious. But you, son of man, listen to what I say to you. Do not rebel like that rebellious house; open … Continue reading

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