Tag Archives: marriage

Diversity; October 11, 2021


1 Corinthians 7:7 I wish that all men were as I am. But each man has his own gift from God; one has this gift, another has that. I read the English first and chose this verse, but then I … Continue reading

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Last Days; August 11, 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. People have been reading this chapter for 2000 years and responding either rightly or … Continue reading

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Marriage; August 9, 2021


Matthew 19:6 “So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.” Because I use this passage every time I do premarital counseling, I have it essentially memorized in Japanese. As I … Continue reading

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Forgiveness; June 9, 2021


Job 42:10 After Job had prayed for his friends, the Lord made him prosperous again and gave him twice as much as he had before. We are often very slow to realize that blessing others results in our blessing. Here, … Continue reading

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Generosity; February 1, 2021


Proverbs 11:25 A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed. It’s interesting how many people seem quite unable to grasp this principle. It applies in so many areas that you couldn’t really list them all. … Continue reading

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Marriage; July 27, 2020


Matthew 19:4-6 “Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two … Continue reading

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Commitment; July 11, 2020


Matthew 4:19-20 “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” At once they left their nets and followed him. Just reading Matthew you might think this was Jesus’ first encounter with these men, but John … Continue reading

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Unity; May 24, 2020


Joshua 5:13-14 Now when Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a drawn sword in his hand. Joshua went up to him and asked, “Are you for us or for … Continue reading

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Consequences; May 15, 2020


Revelation 2:23 I will strike her children dead. Then all the churches will know that I am he who searches hearts and minds, and I will repay each of you according to your deeds. This is not a feel-good message! … Continue reading

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Prohibitions; March 27, 2020


1 Timothy 4:3-5 They forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth. For everything God created is good, and … Continue reading

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