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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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Giving Credit; July 25, 2020


Matthew 15:31 The people were amazed when they saw the mute speaking, the crippled made well, the lame walking and the blind seeing. And they praised the God of Israel. Performing so many miracles, Jesus naturally got a lot of … Continue reading

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God’s Spirit; March 30, 2020


2 Timothy 1:7 For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline. In the first 12 verses of this chapter, this verse and verse 12 have echoed most strongly … Continue reading

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Prayer; June 3, 2019


1 Timothy 2:1-2 I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone—for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. I find … Continue reading

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Accurate Ministry; April 24, 2019


2 Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brothers, good-bye. Aim for perfection, listen to my appeal, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you. Several differences in translation caught my eye about this … Continue reading

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God’s Power; April 23, 2019


2 Corinthians 12:8-9 Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all … Continue reading

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Freedom from Sin; April 1, 2019


Romans 6:11 In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. I have no idea how Romans 6 got so out of sequence in the readings, but perhaps God allowed it to focus … Continue reading

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The Holy Spirit; March 19, 2019


Acts 19:2 [He] asked them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” They answered, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.” This section of Acts 19 is something I heard discussed a great … Continue reading

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The Power of the Spirit; March 4, 2019


Acts 1:8 “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” This verse is endlessly quoted, … Continue reading

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