Tag Archives: ministry in Japan

Active Faith; May 23, 2022


Romans 4:21 being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised. This verse is a sentence fragment both in English and in Japanese, but I feel it contains a vital truth. Yesterday I spoke on Living … Continue reading

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Evangelism; May 22, 2022


Acts 28:24 Some were convinced by what he said, but others would not believe. What strikes me about this short verse is the difference between those who believed and those who didn’t believe Paul’s Gospel of the Kingdom. Their background … Continue reading

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Rewards; May 6, 2022


Jeremiah 31:16 This is what the Lord says:“Restrain your voice from weeping and your eyes from tears, for your work will be rewarded,” declares the Lord. It’s significant to remember that Jeremiah ministered in the southern kingdom of Judah, but … Continue reading

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Japan; April 25, 2022


Isaiah 42:4 “In his law the islands will put their hope.” One of the many reasons Isaiah is my favorite book of the Old Testament is its many references to islands. Being born, raised, and called to minister in Japan, … Continue reading

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Winning Souls; April 5, 2022


Proverbs 11:30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise. I’ve seen this verse quoted many times in relation to personal evangelism, quite memorably in an evangelism class in seminary. However, … Continue reading

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Encouragement; January 26, 2022


1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. Over the space of … Continue reading

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Choosing Salvation; December 22, 2021


Isaiah 12:3 With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. I can still remember clearly how, though not exactly when, my attention was first drawn to this verse. Andrae Crouch was talking in between songs on a … Continue reading

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Pentecost; September 17, 2021


Acts 2:42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. The events on the day of Pentecost were momentous in every way, and here we have the response to … Continue reading

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Listening to God; August 30, 2021


Luke 10:16 “He who listens to you listens to me; he who rejects you rejects me; but he who rejects me rejects him who sent me.” This is a very familiar verse, but I just noticed a nuance in the … Continue reading

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Seeking God; July 21, 2021


Jeremiah 29:13 “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah was tasked by God with bringing messages of condemnation and destruction and also incredible and glorious hope. This verse brings to mind … Continue reading

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