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The Miracle of Grace; November 17, 2020


2 Corinthians 6:1 As God’s fellow workers we urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain. This is a very interesting, and potentially very tragic, entreaty. It assumes a reality that far too many people don’t want to admit … Continue reading

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Idols; October 13, 2020


Jonah 2:8 “Those who cling to worthless idols forfeit the grace that could be theirs.” This verse is underlined in both Japanese and English in my Bible, but I don’t really remember reading it. It is powerful indeed, particularly for … Continue reading

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Treasure; January 1, 2020


Matthew 6:21 “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” It was exactly two weeks ago that we had this very passage, and the Lord indicated that this was to be our verse for the year. It … Continue reading

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Lies vs. Truth; December 26, 2019


Matthew 2:8 He sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and make a careful search for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him.” This is a verse … Continue reading

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Jonah; December 10, 2019


Jonah 4:3-4 “Now, Lord, take away my life, for it is better for me to die than to live.” But the Lord replied, β€œIs it right for you to be angry?” Jonah is famous for the miraculous circumstance of his … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Love; October 18, 2019


Proverbs 15:17 Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred. I have experienced the first half of this and observed the 2nd half. Actually, I have experienced food just not tasting very good … Continue reading

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Things vs. People; July 10, 2019


1 Kings 8:27 “But will God really dwell on earth? The heavens, even the highest heaven, cannot contain you. How much less this temple I have built!” For all of his failures, Solomon did say some pretty wise things. Here … Continue reading

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Mortality; June 16, 2019


2 Peter 3:11 Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives. This chapter too is loaded with dearly-loved passages, making it very hard to … Continue reading

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Children of Light; July 5, 2018


John 3:20 “Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.” I was reading a couple of articles just yesterday about the active hatred of Christianity in … Continue reading

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Unconditional Devotion; March 16, 2018


Daniel 6:10 Now when Daniel learned that the decree had been published, he went home to his upstairs room where the windows opened towards Jerusalem. Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to … Continue reading

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