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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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Thought Life; September 17, 2018


Romans 13:14 Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature. I don’t know the turn of phrase in the Greek, but the Japanese says, “Don’t use … Continue reading

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Our Bodies; September 15, 2018


Romans 12:1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. Modern society has certainly spotlighted the importance of this verse. … Continue reading

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Eternal Life; September 6, 2018


Romans 3:22-24 There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. This is the perfect mirror to what … Continue reading

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Church Survival; June 25, 2018


Luke 12:32 “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.” This verse is not in the largely parallel passage in Matthew 6 that we had on May 3. Jesus indeed repeated … Continue reading

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Mary; June 23, 2018


Luke 11:27-28 As Jesus was saying these things, a woman in the crowd called out, “Blessed is the mother who gave you birth and nursed you.” He replied, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey … Continue reading

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Speaking God’s Words; June 20, 2018


Luke 10:16 “He who listens to you listens to me; he who rejects you rejects me; but he who rejects me rejects him who sent me.” A major focus of my teaching ministry over the years has been the Biblical … Continue reading

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