Tag Archives: the Gospel

Truth and Lies; May 1, 2022


Jeremiah 14:14 Then the Lord said to me, “The prophets are prophesying lies in my name. I have not sent them or appointed them or spoken to them. They are prophesying to you false visions, divinations, idolatries and the delusions … Continue reading

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The Gospel; January 14, 2022


Romans 1:16 I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. We ascribe various shades of meaning to “Gospel,” and … Continue reading

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World Missions; November 19, 2021


1 Chronicles 16:23-24 Sing to the Lord, all the earth; proclaim his salvation day after day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples. We often overlook, or even forget, how remarkably unified the Bible is. … Continue reading

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Righteousness; November 5, 2021


James 5:16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. This is a justly famous verse, but when we read, … Continue reading

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The Gospel; October 6, 2021


Romans 1:16 I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. One of the goals of the devil and those … 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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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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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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Evangelism; September 20, 2020


2 Chronicles 30:9 “If you return to the Lord, then your brothers and your children will be shown compassion by their captors and will come back to this land, for the Lord your God is gracious and compassionate. He will … Continue reading

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