Tag Archives: suffering

Persecution; September 19, 2021


Acts 4:29-30 “Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness. Stretch out your hand to heal and perform miraculous signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” Reading this … 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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Protection from Harm; August 31, 2021


Luke 10:19 “I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.” Something strikes me as I read this rather famous passage. Even though Jesus said … Continue reading

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Suffering; July 17, 2021


Isaiah 53:10 Yet it was the Lord’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer, and though the Lord makes his life a guilt offering, he will see his offspring and prolong his days, and the will of the … Continue reading

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Suffering; June 6, 2021


Job 16:19-21 Even now my witness is in heaven; my advocate is on high.My intercessor is my friend as my eyes pour out tears to God; on behalf of a man he pleads with God as a man pleads for … Continue reading

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The Humanity of Jesus; December 21, 2020


Hebrews 2:17-18 For this reason he had to be made like his brothers in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the … Continue reading

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Joy!; November 1, 2020


Romans 5:1-4 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the … Continue reading

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Difficulty; October 1, 2020


Psalm 116:10 I believed; therefore I said, “I am greatly afflicted.” I definitely prefer the Japanese translation of this verse, which the NIV gives as a footnote: “I believed even when I said, ‘I am greatly afflicted.’” Acknowledging difficulty doesn’t … Continue reading

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Suffering; September 3, 2020


Acts 14:19-20 Then some Jews came from Antioch and Iconium and won the crowd over. They stoned Paul and dragged him outside of the city, thinking he was dead. But after the disciples had gathered around him, he got up … Continue reading

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God’s Sovereignty; August 29, 2020


Acts 4:28 They did what your power and will had decided beforehand should happen. This is a verse we often skip over or ignore. We forget that all the horrible things that were done to Jesus were explicitly part of … Continue reading

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