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Spiritual Warfare; November 21, 2021


1 Chronicles 25:1 David, together with the commanders of the army, set apart some of the sons of Asaph, Heman and Jeduthun for the ministry of prophesying, accompanied by harps, lyres and cymbals. One thing jumped out at me as … Continue reading

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Righteousness; November 5, 2021


James 5:16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. This is a justly famous verse, but when we read, … Continue reading

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The Humanity of Jesus; September 6, 2021


Luke 22:43-44 An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him. And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground. We sometimes forget Jesus’ humanity. He was fully … Continue reading

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Receiving from God; August 22, 2021


Luke 3:21-22 When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: … Continue reading

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Power; April 28, 2021


Judges 6:16 The Lord answered, “I will be with you, and you will strike down all the Midianites together.” The story of Gideon brings to mind Paul’s experience with his “thorn in the flesh,” (2 Corinthians 12:7-10) in that it … Continue reading

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The Baptism in the Holy Spirit; April 11, 2021


Acts 1:4-5 On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. For John baptized with water, … Continue reading

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Baptism; February 25, 2021


Matthew 3:11 “I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me will come one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not fit to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. … Continue reading

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Missions; February 14, 2021


Isaiah 66:19 “I will set a sign among them, and I will send some of those who survive to the nations–to Tarshish, to the Libyans and Lydians (famous as archers), to Tubal and Greece, and to the distant islands that … Continue reading

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Regulations; September 17, 2020


Numbers 6:27 “So they will put my name on the Israelites, and I will bless them.” In reading the English I was struck by the expression, “put My name on,” but then when I read the Japanese, I discovered that … Continue reading

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Personal Evangelism; August 30, 2020


Acts 5:13-14 No one else dared join them, even though they were highly regarded by the people. Nevertheless, more and more men and women believed in the Lord and were added to their number. I don’t remember when this first … Continue reading

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