Tag Archives: representing Christ

Anxiety; March 31, 2022


Psalm 131:1-2 My heart is not proud, O Lord, my eyes are not haughty; I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me. But I have stilled and quieted my soul; like a weaned child … Continue reading

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Belonging to Christ; February 23, 2022


Philemon 1:1 Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus. I haven’t studied Greek, but I do know that Greek prepositions can be reasonably translated various ways. Even between Japanese and English, propositions can be very “slippery,” shifting nuance and even meaning … Continue reading

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Christ’s Agents; February 10, 2022


Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. This whole passage is so rich! Sometimes the “theological” parts of … Continue reading

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Position; December 6, 2021


Psalm 75:6-7 No one from the east or the west or from the desert can exalt a man. But it is God who judges: He brings one down, he exalts another. We tend to pay lots of attention to who … Continue reading

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Identifying with Christ; September 13, 2021


John 17:14-15 “I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. My prayer is not that you take them out of the … Continue reading

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Outcome; February 10, 2021


Isaiah 49:4 But I said, “I have labored to no purpose; I have spent my strength in vain and for nothing. Yet what is due me is in the Lord’s hand, and my reward is with my God.” Various passages … Continue reading

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God’s Agents; January 11, 2021


Rev 1:4-5 John, To the seven churches in the province of Asia: Grace and peace to you from him who is, and who was, and who is to come, and from the seven spirits before his throne, and from Jesus … Continue reading

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Apostles; December 17, 2020


Titus 1:1 Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ for the faith of God’s elect and the knowledge of the truth that leads to godliness. Paul was very aware of his apostleship, but we tend to … Continue reading

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Doing the Right Thing; December 9, 2020


2 Thessalonians 1:11 With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may count you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may fulfill every good purpose of yours and every act prompted by … Continue reading

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Preparing for Christ’s Return; August 27, 2020


Acts 3:19-20 “Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord, and that he may send the Christ, who has been appointed for you–even Jesus.” In … Continue reading

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