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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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Rewards; May 6, 2022


Jeremiah 31:16 This is what the Lord says:“Restrain your voice from weeping and your eyes from tears, for your work will be rewarded,” declares the Lord. It’s significant to remember that Jeremiah ministered in the southern kingdom of Judah, but … Continue reading

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Focus; April 8, 2022


Proverbs 23:17-18 Do not let your heart envy sinners, but always be zealous for the fear of the Lord. There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off. Once again there is a … Continue reading

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God’s Timing; November 24, 2021


2 Chronicles 29:36 Hezekiah and all the people rejoiced at what God had brought about for his people, because it was done so quickly. Sometimes God’s plans seem to take forever, as Peter was responding to in his famous statement … Continue reading

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Depression; November 14, 2021


Revelation 8:3-4 Another angel, who had a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense to offer, with the prayers of all the saints, on the golden altar before the throne. The smoke of the … Continue reading

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Faith vs. Anxiety; October 20, 2021


Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ … Continue reading

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Decisions; September 16, 2021


Acts 1:24-26 Then they prayed, “Lord, you know everyone’s heart. Show us which of these two you have chosen to take over this apostolic ministry, which Judas left to go where he belongs.” Then they cast lots, and the lot … Continue reading

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Standards; August 4, 2021


Matthew 5:48 “Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” Standards are important. Without standards, it’s very hard to evaluate anything. The flip side of that is that if our standards are skewed we are in deep trouble, because … Continue reading

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The Lordship of Christ; April 1, 2021


John 19:15 But they shouted, “Take him away! Take him away! Crucify him!” “Shall I crucify your king?” Pilate asked. “We have no king but Caesar,” the chief priests answered. Here, the priests were being honest! In a way it … Continue reading

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Laziness; January 27, 2021


Proverbs 6:10-11 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest– and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man. This past Sunday I preached on Exodus 34:21, that … Continue reading

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