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Waiting in Hope; October 21, 2022


Isaiah 25:9 In that day they will say,“Surely this is our God; we trusted in him, and he saved us. This is the Lord, we trusted in him; let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation.” Yesterday I wrote … Continue reading

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Family; June 23, 2022


1 Timothy 3:5 If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church? I’ve always been struck by this enormously practical verse. It’s certainly not impossible for a single person to … Continue reading

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Public Speaking; May 21, 2022


Acts 26:29 Paul replied, “Short time or long–I pray God that not only you but all who are listening to me today may become what I am, except for these chains.” This is the conclusion of an absolutely magnificent, beautifully … Continue reading

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Hope; April 6, 2022


Proverbs 13:12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life. This well-known verse is obviously the reason this passage came up in this series on hope, but comparing the Japanese to the English … Continue reading

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God’s Sufficient Grace; November 18, 2021


1 Chronicles 16:8-10 Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done. Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts. Glory in his holy name; let … Continue reading

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Trials; November 3, 2021


James 1:2-4 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not … Continue reading

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Learning Obedience; November 1, 2021


Hebrews 5:8-10 Although he was a son, he learned obedience from what he suffered and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him and was designated by God to be high priest in the … Continue reading

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Peter; September 18, 2021


Acts 3:16 “By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through him that has given this complete healing to him, as you … Continue reading

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Faith; August 6, 2020


Mark 9:23-24 “‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for him who believes.” Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!” Matthew’s telling of this episode came up in the readings July 26th, but … Continue reading

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Light; June 10, 2020


Proverbs 4:18-19 The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, shining ever brighter till the full light of day. But the way of the wicked is like deep darkness; they do not know what makes them … Continue reading

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