Tag Archives: the Bible

Emergency Prayer; June 3, 2021


Nehemiah 2:4-5 The king said to me, “What is it you want?”Then I prayed to the God of heaven, and I answered the king. This is a perfect example of what has been called a “telegram prayer.” However, with current … Continue reading

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Biblical Prayer; June 2, 2021


Nehemiah 1:8 “Remember the instruction you gave your servant Moses.” This whole prayer could hardly be more Biblical. It is entirely focused on God and what He has said, rather than on some sort of wish list. It also definitively … Continue reading

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Confirmation Bias; April 4, 2021


Luke 24:11 But they did not believe the women, because their words seemed to them like nonsense. What a very human, common thing! We fail to receive valid information because it fails to meet our preconceptions. The flip side of … Continue reading

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The Word of God; February 7, 2021


Isaiah 40:8 “The grass withers and the flowers fall,but the word of our God stands forever.” There are many angles to this seemingly simple statement. Isaiah has just been talking about the fleeting existence of grass and flowers as a … 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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Faithfulness; October 4, 2020


Psalm 145:13 The Lord is faithful to all His promises and loving toward all He has made. I was attracted to this part of the Psalm, but when I went to type in the Japanese it was missing! Then I … Continue reading

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Fulfillment of Scripture; August 8, 2020


Luke 4:21 And he began by saying to them, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.” This whole story is one I have loved for a long time. I have preached multiple times about how the passage from Isaiah … Continue reading

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The Bible; June 25, 2020


Jeremiah 8:8 “‘How can you say, “We are wise, for we have the law of the Lord,” when actually the lying pen of the scribes has handled it falsely?’” This verse speaks volumes to me. Many people indeed treat the … Continue reading

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Unity; May 24, 2020


Joshua 5:13-14 Now when Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a drawn sword in his hand. Joshua went up to him and asked, “Are you for us or for … Continue reading

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Words of Life; May 23, 2020


Deuteronomy 32:45-47 When Moses finished reciting all these words to all Israel, he said to them, “Take to heart all the words I have solemnly declared to you this day, so that you may command your children to obey carefully … Continue reading

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