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Hidden Christians; June 10, 2018


Mark 13:13 “All men will hate you because of me, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.” Having just been on Ikitsuki Island, Nagasaki Prefecture, this sounds very real indeed. Ikitsuki is noted for “Hidden Christians,” … Continue reading

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Abiding in Faith; June 5, 2018


Mark 5:36 Ignoring what they said, Jesus told the synagogue ruler, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.” The Gospel of Mark is widely agreed to be Peter’s recollection of events, essentially dictated to Mark. It was the earliest of the Gospels, … Continue reading

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Faith; June 4, 2018


Mark 5:27-29 When she heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, because she thought, “If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed.” Immediately her bleeding stopped and she felt in … Continue reading

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Response to Evil; June 1, 2018


Mark 3:5 He looked round at them in anger and, deeply distressed at their stubborn hearts, said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and his hand was completely restored. Two things stand out to me … Continue reading

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Responding to God’s Provision; May 22, 2018


Matthew 21:43-44 “Therefore I tell you that the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people who will produce its fruit. He who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces, but he … Continue reading

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Trusting God; May 16, 2018


Matthew 15:33 His disciples answered, “Where could we get enough bread in this remote place to feed such a crowd?” The disciples were being humanly logical, but they were forgetting that they were with the Son of God. Actually there … Continue reading

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Our Concept of God; May 15, 2018


Matt 15:28 Then Jesus answered, “Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.” And her daughter was healed from that very hour. I have always heard this story told as the woman being praised for her persistence, but just … Continue reading

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