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Biblical Prayer; June 2, 2021


Nehemiah 1:8 “Remember the instruction you gave your servant Moses.” This whole prayer could hardly be more Biblical. It is entirely focused on God and what He has said, rather than on some sort of wish list. It also definitively … Continue reading

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Legalism; May 28, 2021


2 Chron 30:18-20 Although most of the many people who came from Ephraim, Manasseh, Issachar and Zebulun had not purified themselves, yet they ate the Passover, contrary to what was written. But Hezekiah prayed for them, saying, “May the Lord, … Continue reading

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Sin and Grace; March 15, 2021


Romans 6:15, 23 What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means! For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. … Continue reading

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Weeds in the Church; February 28, 2021


Matthew 13:29 “‘No,’ he answered, ‘because while you are pulling the weeds, you may root up the wheat with them.’” It’s very difficult to pull out one verse from this parable, because all seven verses are very much part of … Continue reading

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Salvation; October 26, 2020


Acts 15:11 “No! We believe it is through the grace of our Lord Jesus that we are saved, just as they are.” We tend to remember Paul’s famous statement to this effect in Ephesians 2:8-9, but forget that Peter said … Continue reading

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Condemnation; July 19, 2020


Matthew 12:7-8 “If you had known what these words mean, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the innocent. For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.” What caught my eye about this just now … Continue reading

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Sin; May 3, 2020


1 John 3:6 No one who lives in him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen him or known him. For once I have an almost violent reaction against the Japanese translation of this verse, … Continue reading

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Purity; April 16, 2020


Titus 1:15-16 To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted. They claim to know God, but by their actions … Continue reading

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The Law of Love; February 26, 2020


Galatians 5:13 You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love. Much of the Church needs a powerful reminder of this verse. We tend … Continue reading

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Relating to God’s Word; September 19, 2019


Psalm 119:99-100 I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes. I have more understanding than the elders, for I obey your precepts. This sounds a bit like boasting, but it expresses some important truth: … Continue reading

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