Tag Archives: salvation

God’s Acceptance; February 12, 2021


Isaiah 56:8 The Sovereign Lord declares– he who gathers the exiles of Israel: “I will gather still others to them besides those already gathered.” I have long loved the verses ahead of this, talking about the inclusion of foreigners into … Continue reading

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World Missions; February 9, 2021


Isaiah 45:22-24 “Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other. By myself I have sworn, my mouth has uttered in all integrity a word that will not … Continue reading

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The Love of God; February 8, 2021


Isaiah 43:4 Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and I love you… Multiple Japanese translations isolate this from the second half of the verse, leaving out the conjunctions the NIV inserts, which makes me think the Hebrew … Continue reading

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Sin and Grace; January 31, 2021


Proverbs 20:9 Who can say, “I have kept my heart pure; I am clean and without sin”? This is a rhetorical question, but Paul answered it clearly: “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23) … Continue reading

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The Invitation; January 12, 2021


Revelation 22:17  The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life. I know I’ve written … Continue reading

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The Word of God; December 22, 2020


Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Every bit of today’s … Continue reading

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The Necessity of the Incarnation; December 19, 2020


Titus 3:3 At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. This is a pretty bleak picture of mankind, … Continue reading

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The Necessity of Salvation; December 13, 2020


1 Timothy 1:15 Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners–of whom I am the worst. Paul’s ministry was what it was first of all because he had this truth … Continue reading

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Rescue; December 5, 2020


Colossians 1:13-14 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. The Bible tells us many times in many places why Jesus was … Continue reading

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The Miracle of Grace; November 17, 2020


2 Corinthians 6:1 As God’s fellow workers we urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain. This is a very interesting, and potentially very tragic, entreaty. It assumes a reality that far too many people don’t want to admit … Continue reading

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