Tag Archives: perspective

To Live is Christ; June 13, 2022


Philippians 1:21 For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. This simple yet extraordinarily powerful statement of Paul is justly famous. I think a lot of people know it who have no idea where to find … Continue reading

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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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God’s Plans; May 19, 2022


Acts 23:11 The following night the Lord stood near Paul and said, “Take courage! As you have testified about me in Jerusalem, so you must also testify in Rome.” The following two years of imprisonment in Caesarea were doubtless not … Continue reading

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Depression; March 19, 2022


Psalm 42:1-2 As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God? Verse one is used as … Continue reading

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God’s Sovereignty; March 13, 2022


Psalm 9:15 The nations have fallen into the pit they have dug; their feet are caught in the net they have hidden. For once I’m writing on a verse I’d not underlined previously! This jumped out at me because it … Continue reading

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Time; March 9, 2022


Job 14:14 If a man dies, will he live again? All the days of my hard service I will wait for my renewal to come. Reading the English, I saw that there was a footnote on “renewal” that said it … Continue reading

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Physical Bodies; February 20, 2022


1 Timothy 4:8 For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come. People everywhere tend to be obsessed with their bodies, either to … Continue reading

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Response to Suffering; February 12, 2022


1 Thessalonians 1:6 You became imitators of us and of the Lord; in spite of severe suffering, you welcomed the message with the joy given by the Holy Spirit. The Japanese and the NIV reverse the order of the elements … Continue reading

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Slavery; February 11, 2022


Colossians 3:23-24 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ … Continue reading

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Perspective; January 29, 2022


2 Corinthians 4:17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. I read verse one of this chapter and almost stopped right there and wrote on that, and had the … Continue reading

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