Tag Archives: Japanese society

Belonging; January 24, 2020


John 15:19 “If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates … Continue reading

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Titles; December 27, 2019


Matthew 23:8-10 “But you are not to be called ‘Rabbi,’ for you have only one Master and you are all brothers. And do not call anyone on earth ‘father,’ for you have one Father, and he is in heaven. Nor … Continue reading

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Deception; September 30, 2019


Psalm 138:6 Though the Lord is on high, he looks upon the lowly, but the proud he knows from afar. It just struck me, reading the Japanese for this verse, that the second half could be expressed, “He sees through … Continue reading

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Personal Evangelism; July 31, 2019


Psalm 34:8 Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him. Virtually every verse of this Psalm is underlined, in both languages, in my bilingual Bible. I could write on any part … Continue reading

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Credentials; April 19, 2019


2 Corinthians 3:4-6 Such confidence as this is ours through Christ before God. Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God. He has made us competent as ministers of a … Continue reading

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Listening to God; February 12, 2019


John 6:45 “It is written in the Prophets: ‘They will all be taught by God.’ Everyone who listens to the Father and learns from him comes to me.” Reading this I am reminded of stories I have read of earnest … Continue reading

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Family Salvation; August 28, 2018


Acts 16:31-34 They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.” Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all the others in his house. At that hour of the … Continue reading

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