Tag Archives: the Holy Spirit

Trusting God; October 9, 2020


Jeremiah 31:9 They will come with weeping; they will pray as I bring them back. I will lead them beside streams of water on a level path where they will not stumble, because I am Israel’s father, and Ephraim is … Continue reading

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Freedom; October 2, 2020


Psalm 119:32 I run in the path of your commands, for you have set my heart free. I don’t know the Hebrew, but I like both the NIV and the Japanese translations of this verse! The first half is identical, … Continue reading

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Getting the Word Out; September 4, 2020


Acts 19:10 This went on for two years, so that all the Jews and Greeks who lived in the province of Asia heard the word of the Lord. Reading this, we first need to realize that what was called Asia … Continue reading

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Evangelism; August 31, 2020


Acts 8:4 Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went. This verse first struck me a long time ago. This was the response to significant, organized persecution in Jerusalem, energized by Saul of Tarsus, as it explains … Continue reading

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The River of God; July 3, 2020


Ezekiel 47:12 “Fruit trees of all kinds will grow on both banks of the river. Their leaves will not wither, nor will their fruit fail. Every month they will bear, because the water from the sanctuary flows to them. Their … Continue reading

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Self-control; June 15, 2020


Proverbs 16:32 Better a patient man than a warrior, a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city. The overall impact is the same, but it’s interesting to see that the Japanese renders this verse as, “He … Continue reading

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God’s Invitation; May 20, 2020


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. This invitation might seem … Continue reading

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The Apostle John; May 1, 2020


1 John 2:3-6 We know that we have come to know him if we obey his commands. The man who says, “I know him,” but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in … Continue reading

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The Son; April 20, 2020


Hebrews 1:1-2 In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, … Continue reading

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Understanding the Bible; April 14, 2020


Luke 24:45 Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. What a blessed thing! And how necessary! If we are honest, we too have to confess that sometimes the Bible seems like a blank wall, communicating nothing … Continue reading

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