Tag Archives: salvation

Fulfilling the Purposes of God; April 7, 2021


John 20:31 But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. Here we have the motivation for John writing his Gospel, … Continue reading

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God’s Plan of Salvation; April 3, 2021


John 19:30 When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. It has always struck me that Jesus’ death was a deliberate act on His part. That … Continue reading

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Salvation; April 2, 2021


Luke 23:42-43 Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom. ” Jesus answered him, “I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise.” This is of course a very famous incident, but … Continue reading

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False Witness; March 31, 2021


Matthew 26:60-61 But they did not find any, though many false witnesses came forward. Finally two came forward and declared, “This fellow said, ‘I am able to destroy the temple of God and rebuild it in three days.’” I was … Continue reading

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Evangelism: March 11, 2021


Acts 13:48 When the Gentiles heard this, they were glad and honored the word of the Lord; and all who were appointed for eternal life believed. This is in some ways a difficult passage. We don’t like the idea of … Continue reading

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Dinner Invitation; March 4, 2021


Matthew 22:14 “For many are invited, but few are chosen.” This is a famous saying of Jesus, but generally quoted out of context. The deciding point in whether someone was chosen was very simply their acceptance of the invitation. It … Continue reading

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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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