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Weakness; March 29, 2021


Matthew 26:41 “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak.” The last half of this verse is quite famous. It was actually used as a test sentence back … Continue reading

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Metaphors; March 23, 2021


Revelation 14:16 So he who was seated on the cloud swung his sickle over the earth, and the earth was harvested. There are two sickles and two harvests mentioned in this passage. Here, Christ Himself is wielding the sickle, and … Continue reading

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Language; June 20, 2020


Isaiah 38:16-17 Lord, by such things men live; and my spirit finds life in them too. You restored me to health and let me live. Surely it was for my benefit that I suffered such anguish. Comparing different Bible translations, … Continue reading

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Words; March 4, 2020


Ephesians 4:29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. The NIV isn’t bad here, but the … Continue reading

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Churchese; February 8, 2020


Romans 14:19 Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification. Edification is a word that gets used a good bit in church but hardly anywhere else. Considering that an edifice is an … Continue reading

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Waiting in Hope; December 6, 2019


Hosea 12:6 But you must return to your God; maintain love and justice, and wait for your God always. This is yet another of the many passages that seem they would be better translated as “wait in hope,” or “wait … Continue reading

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Interpreting the Bible; November 18, 2019


Jeremiah 8:8 “How can you say, ‘We are wise, for we have the law of the Lord,’ when actually the lying pen of the scribes has handled it falsely?” Here’s an important verse for Bible translators and interpreters! The Japanese … Continue reading

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Cross-Cultural Evangelism; August 24, 2019


Psalm 89:24 My faithful love will be with him, and through my name his horn will be exalted. As we saw yesterday, Ethan the Ezrahite is recounting the things that God had done and said in the past in order … Continue reading

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Praising God; August 23, 2019


Psalm 89:15-16 Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, O Lord. They rejoice in your name all day long; they exult in your righteousness. Some of this Psalm makes it … Continue reading

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Language; August 12, 2019


Psalm 61:4 I long to dwell in your tent for ever and take refuge in the shelter of your wings. I think every believer has moments when this is the primary cry of their heart. We get more than tired … Continue reading

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