Tag Archives: Japanese Buddhism

Salvation; October 2, 2021


Acts 16:30 He then brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” This is a very famous story, and people tend to focus either on verse 25, which talks about Paul and Silas singing to … Continue reading

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God-Centered Prayer; May 25, 2021


2 Kings 19:19 “Now, O Lord our God, deliver us from his hand, so that all kingdoms on earth may know that you alone, O Lord, are God.” Hezekiah’s prayer was spot-on. He acknowledged the track record of his opponent, … Continue reading

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Eternal Life; February 18, 2019


John 11:25-26 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?” What a … Continue reading

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May 10, 2017


Deuteronomy 26:14 “I have not eaten any of the sacred portion while I was in mourning, nor have I removed any of it while I was unclean, nor have I offered any of it to the dead. I have obeyed … Continue reading

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December 19, 2016


Colossians 1:15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. This verse directly echoes the message I preached yesterday morning! That in itself is a little exciting to me, but far more than that, the … Continue reading

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September 17, 2016


Jonah 1:14 Then they cried to the Lord, “O Lord, please do not let us die for taking this man’s life. Do not hold us accountable for killing an innocent man, for you, O Lord, have done as you pleased.” … Continue reading

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August 27, 2016


Isaiah 64:4 Since ancient times no-one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him. The thing is, God acts on behalf of those who … Continue reading

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August 18, 2016


Isaiah 25:7-8 On this mountain he will destroy the shroud that enfolds all peoples, the sheet that covers all nations; he will swallow up death for ever. The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears from all faces; he will … Continue reading

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July 7, 2016


Psalm 76:12 He breaks the spirit of rulers; he is feared by the kings of the earth. The Japanese renders this as, “The Lord brings the life of rulers to an end.” The thing is, no amount of wealth or … Continue reading

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March 22, 2016


Deuteronomy 4:7 What other nation is so great as to have their gods near them the way the Lord our God is near us whenever we pray to him? This shows clearly the polytheistic mindset of virtually everyone in those … Continue reading

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