Monthly Archives: November 2018

Faith, Love, and Hope; November 17, 2018


1 Thessalonians 1:3 We continually remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. I’m sure I’ve written on this every time … Continue reading

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Evangelism; November 16, 2018


Colossians 4:5-6 Be wise in the way you act towards outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. Paul didn’t say … Continue reading

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In Jesus’ Name; November 15, 2018


Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. The “practical living” sections of Paul’s letters are so rich and … Continue reading

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Appetites; November 14, 2018


Colossians 2:22 These are all destined to perish with use, because they are based on human commands and teachings. Every once in a while the Japanese translation I use makes a lot more sense than the NIV, and this is … Continue reading

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Good Advice; November 13, 2018


Colossians 2:6-7 So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. What marvelous advice! The world … Continue reading

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Theology; November 12, 2018


Colossians 1:23 This is the gospel that you heard and that has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become a servant. Sometimes Paul writes stuff that makes Quantum Mechanics look simple by comparison! … Continue reading

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Qualifications; November 11, 2018


Colossians 1:12 Giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light. Japanese society pays a lot of attention to qualifications, especially in the form of licenses, certificates, … Continue reading

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