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Interpreting the Bible; November 18, 2019


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?” Here’s an important verse for Bible translators and interpreters! The Japanese … Continue reading

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Listening to God; February 12, 2019


John 6:45 “It is written in the Prophets: ‘They will all be taught by God.’ Everyone who listens to the Father and learns from him comes to me.” Reading this I am reminded of stories I have read of earnest … Continue reading

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Cross-cultural Evangelism; August 29, 2018


Acts 17:23 “Now what you worship as something unknown I am going to proclaim to you.” Paul adjusted his presentation to his audience. In his first missionary journey with Barnabas they always went to the synagogue first, because the Old … Continue reading

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Mary; June 23, 2018


Luke 11:27-28 As Jesus was saying these things, a woman in the crowd called out, “Blessed is the mother who gave you birth and nursed you.” He replied, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey … Continue reading

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Idolatrous Traditions; July 31, 2017


2 Kings 18:4 He removed the high places, smashed the sacred stones and cut down the Asherah poles. He broke into pieces the bronze snake Moses had made, for up to that time the Israelites had been burning incense to … Continue reading

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December 24, 2015


Luke 2:1-2 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) Luke, as a scientific man, … Continue reading

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August 20, 2014


Amos 5:4-5 This is what the Lord says to the house of Israel: “Seek me and live; do not seek Bethel, do not go to Gilgal, do not journey to Beersheba.” When things get difficult, we tend to turn to … Continue reading

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August 14, 2012


1 Peter 1:18-19 For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, but with the precious blood … Continue reading

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