Tag Archives: obedience to God

Bartimaeus; August 7, 2020


Mark 10:51-52 “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him. The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.” “Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along … Continue reading

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Following Christ; July 13, 2020


Matt 8:21-22 Another disciple said to him, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.” But Jesus told him, “Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead.” I have heard more than one message that, I think, … Continue reading

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Beauty; June 16, 2020


Ecclesiastes 3:11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. This is a very famous snippet of Scripture, made into a well-loved song, but the Japanese translation puts a different slant on it. It says, “Everything God does is beautiful … Continue reading

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Priorities; May 18, 2020


Revelation 12:11 They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death. These readings were chosen on the basis of the … Continue reading

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Failures; May 4, 2020


1 John 3:19-20 This then is how we know that we belong to the truth, and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence whenever our hearts condemn us. For God is greater than our hearts, and he … Continue reading

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The Bible; November 16, 2019


Jeremiah 3:18 “In those days the house of Judah will join the house of Israel, and together they will come from a northern land to the land I gave your forefathers as an inheritance.” The Bible contains almost countless prophecies … Continue reading

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Consequences; June 27, 2019


Numbers 14:11 The Lord said to Moses, “How long will these people treat me with contempt? How long will they refuse to believe in me, in spite of all the miraculous signs I have performed among them?” God is bigger … Continue reading

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Obeying the Gospel; May 31, 2019


2 Thessalonians 1:8 He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. I think that at first glance this verse seems rather strange to most modern Christians. It certainly wasn’t … Continue reading

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God’s Grace; May 30, 2019


1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful … Continue reading

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Righteousness; March 24, 2019


Romans 1:17 For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.” Here Paul is stating the overarching theme … Continue reading

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