Tag Archives: love

Recognizing Jesus; April 8, 2021


John 21:7 Then the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” As soon as Simon Peter heard him say, “It is the Lord,” he wrapped his outer garment around him (for he had taken it off) … Continue reading

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Loving God; March 5, 2021


Matthew 24:12-13 “Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.” The Japanese here goes with the more traditional, “the love of many,” but I … Continue reading

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The Love of God; February 8, 2021


Isaiah 43:4 Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and I love you… Multiple Japanese translations isolate this from the second half of the verse, leaving out the conjunctions the NIV inserts, which makes me think the Hebrew … Continue reading

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God’s Grace; January 26, 2021


Psalm 107:43 Whoever is wise, let him heed these things and consider the great love of the Lord. Without giving specifics, speaking of “some” and “others,” the Psalmist has given case after case of people who were blessed by God … Continue reading

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Church Discipline; December 12, 2020


1 Timothy 1:5 The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. Paul has just told Timothy to exercise Church discipline, calling people down for teaching unbiblical things. … Continue reading

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Endurance; December 7, 2020


1 Thessalonians 1:3 We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. I know I have written on this verse multiple times in the past, … Continue reading

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Knowledge; December 3, 2020


Philippians 1:9-11 And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the … Continue reading

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Christian Living; December 1, 2020


Ephesians 4:1-3 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to … Continue reading

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God’s Grace; October 30, 2020


Romans 4:4-5 Now when a man works, his wages are not credited to him as a gift, but as an obligation. However, to the man who does not work but trusts God who justifies the wicked, his faith is credited … Continue reading

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Grace and Truth; October 19, 2020


John 1:16-17 From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. I get happy every time I read John 1! It’s … Continue reading

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