Tag Archives: love

The Joy of Obedience; January 10, 2023


John 15:11-13 “I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than … Continue reading

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Salvation by Faith; January 8, 2023


John 3:36 “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on him.” John puts these words in the mouth of John the Baptist. Whether he was who … Continue reading

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Grace and Truth; December 15, 2022


John 1:14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John the son of Zebedee was … Continue reading

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Love; September 22, 2022


Psalm 107:43 Whoever is wise, let him heed these things and consider the great love of the Lord. Once again where the NIV says “love,” the Japanese says, “grace.” The Japanese term is also used for blessings in general, so … Continue reading

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Job’s Friends; August 3, 2022


Job 8:20-21 “Surely God does not reject a blameless man or strengthen the hands of evildoers. He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy.” The big problem with Job’s friends was that they … Continue reading

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The Christian Lifestyle; June 17, 2022


1 Thessalonians 1:3 We continually 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 think I probably write on this verse … Continue reading

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Words in Love; May 30, 2022


1 Corinthians 13:1 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. It is interesting that the Japanese translation of this verse uses the … Continue reading

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God’s Love; May 24, 2022


Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. The depth, the magnificence of this chapter, indeed of the whole book of Romans, boggles the mind. It’s no … Continue reading

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JOY; March 24, 2022


Psalm 69:5-6 You know my folly, O God; my guilt is not hidden from you. May those who hope in you not be disgraced because of me, O Lord, the Lord Almighty; may those who seek you not be put … Continue reading

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Speaking Truth; March 4, 2022


Job 5:17-18 “Blessed is the man whom God corrects; so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty. For he wounds, but he also binds up; he injures, but his hands also heal. We are back to the paradox of … Continue reading

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