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Change; February 29, 2019


Mark 6:4 Jesus said to them, “Only in his home town, among his relatives and in his own house is a prophet without honor.” Jesus here states a fairly universal phenomenon, another expression of “Familiarity breeds contempt.” Human beings are … Continue reading

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Joy; January 22, 2019


Matthew 3:17 And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” It is going to be interesting over the next several months to figure out where in the passage the … Continue reading

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Peace; January 28, 2018


Isaiah 48:22 “There is no peace,” says the Lord, “for the wicked.” This brief verse says a great deal about the state of the world today. The Japanese makes it clear that this is talking about inner peace, rather than … Continue reading

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Heart Focus; June 1, 2017


1 Samuel 2:29 “Why do you scorn my sacrifice and offering that I prescribed for my dwelling? Why do you honor your sons more than me by fattening yourselves on the choice parts of every offering made by my people … Continue reading

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January 17, 2017


1 Timothy 4:4-5 For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer. This passage clearly counters any dietary restrictions. That … Continue reading

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July 21, 2016


Psalm 119:1-3 Blessed are they whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the Lord. Blessed are they who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart. They do nothing wrong; they walk in his … Continue reading

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June 23, 2014


Proverbs 21:21 He who pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor. Different translations use different words for the Hebrew that the NIV renders as “love,” (the Japanese uses “integrity”) but the point is, when your goals are right, … Continue reading

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