Tag Archives: fear of death

Seen vs. Unseen; October 10, 2018


2 Corinthians 5:7 We live by faith, not by sight. Here Paul is restating what he had just said at the end of the previous chapter. “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is … Continue reading

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Being Productive; October 5, 2018


1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. What an enormously comforting … Continue reading

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The Fear of Death; August 25, 2018


Acts 14:19-20 Then some Jews came from Antioch and Iconium and won the crowd over. They stoned Paul and dragged him outside the city, thinking he was dead. But after the disciples had gathered round him, he got up and … Continue reading

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Salvation; November 4, 2017


Psalm 68:20 Our God is a God who saves; from the Sovereign Lord comes escape from death. There is a very small difference in nuance in the Japanese translation of this verse: “God is to us the God of salvation.” … Continue reading

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January 6, 2017


Phil 1:21 For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. For quite a few years now the attitude of so many Christians toward death has been a mystery to me, because it is so different from … Continue reading

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July 7, 2016


Psalm 76:12 He breaks the spirit of rulers; he is feared by the kings of the earth. The Japanese renders this as, “The Lord brings the life of rulers to an end.” The thing is, no amount of wealth or … Continue reading

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May 3, 2016


Job 33:29-30 “God does all these things to a man— twice, even three times— to turn back his soul from the pit, that the light of life may shine on him.” Elihu is an interesting character in the Book of … Continue reading

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