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Faith in Trials; September 12, 2019


Psalm 116:10 I believed; therefore I said, “I am greatly afflicted.” This is another anonymous Psalm, but it is a powerful one indeed. From beginning to end it speaks of the experience of a faithful servant of God, and so … Continue reading

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Witnessing; August 15, 2019


Psalm 66:16 Come and listen, all you who fear God; let me tell you what he has done for me. In reading this Psalm just now it strikes me that the Psalmist isn’t just talking about good stuff God has … Continue reading

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Godly Sorrow; October 12, 2018


2 Corinthians 7:10 Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death. This verse gets a little confusing in Japanese, because the Japanese term for “repentance” is “regret and redo.” That makes … Continue reading

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Comforting; October 6, 2018


2 Corinthians 1:3-4 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any … Continue reading

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Suffering; September 8, 2018


Romans 5:2-5 And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint … Continue reading

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From Eternity Past; April 13, 2018


Micah 5:2 “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.” This verse … Continue reading

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June 28, 2015


1 Peter 3:17 It is better, if it is God’s will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil. This is a very interesting statement, because it accepts, very calmly and without making a fuss about it, that we … Continue reading

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