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Preaching; July 1, 2020


Lamentations 2:14 The visions of your prophets were false and worthless; they did not expose your sin to ward off your captivity. The oracles they gave you were false and misleading. Lamentations is not a book we read very often, … Continue reading

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Commitment; January 14, 2020


John 11:16 Then Thomas (called Didymus) said to the rest of the disciples, “Let us also go, that we may die with him.” I have a warm spot in my heart for Thomas. He is famously known as “Doubting Thomas” … Continue reading

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Fruitfulness; May 27, 2019


1 Thessalonians 3:8 For now we really live, since you are standing firm in the Lord. It’s fascinating to me that Greek seems to have the same sort of idiom that Japanese does, but English doesn’t, at least as a … Continue reading

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Paul’s Example; April 12, 2019


1 Corinthians 9:23 I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings. Those who preach the Gospel receive the Gospel as well. The Good News is big enough for all! Paul is … Continue reading

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Rewards; December 9, 2018


Hebrews 6:10 God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. We are saved by grace through faith, (Ephesians 2:8-9) but … Continue reading

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Being Productive; October 5, 2018


1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. What an enormously comforting … Continue reading

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Results; July 11, 2017


1 Kings 13:6 Then the king said to the man of God, “Intercede with the Lord your God and pray for me that my hand may be restored.” So the man of God interceded with the Lord, and the king’s … Continue reading

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February 6, 2017


Genesis 13:17 “Go, walk through the length and breadth of the land, for I am giving it to you.” I wonder if Abram thought about the seeming paradoxes of God’s promises to him. He has just parted from Lot, who … Continue reading

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February 5, 2017


Genesis 12:2-3 “I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will … Continue reading

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September 24, 2016


Habakkuk 2:1-3 I will stand at my watch and station myself on the ramparts; I will look to see what he will say to me, and what answer I am to give to this complaint. Then the Lord replied: “Write … Continue reading

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