Tag Archives: Bible translations

God’s Gifts; June 8, 2019


Philemon 1:6 I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ. I think the NIV translators hit the ball out of the … Continue reading

Posted in Christian, encouragement, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Walking in Trust; March 30, 2019


Romans 10:11-13 As the Scripture says, “Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame.” For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, … Continue reading

Posted in Christian, encouragement, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Word of God; July 14, 2018


John 6:68-69 Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We believe and know that you are the Holy One of God.” Peter had been paying attention! It took more than … Continue reading

Posted in Christian, encouragement, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Applying the Word; June 2, 2018


Mark 4:24-25 “Consider carefully what you hear,” he continued. “With the measure you use, it will be measured to you—and even more. Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from … Continue reading

Posted in Christian, encouragement, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Priorities; October 3, 2017


Psalm 5:3 In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation. There are some interesting differences between the NIV and the Japanese here. For starters, the NIV … Continue reading

Posted in Christian, encouragement, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Anger; October 2, 2017


Psalm 4:4 In your anger do not sin; when you are on your beds, search your hearts and be silent. When I read this in the Japanese Shinkaiyaku translation, I was shocked. Rather than the traditional English, “In your anger … Continue reading

Posted in Christian, encouragement, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

April 17, 2017


Luke 24:27 And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself. Too many Christians forget that the whole Bible points to and talks about Jesus. In some churches … Continue reading

Posted in Christian, encouragement, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment