Tag Archives: hearing God

Guidance; July 26, 2019


Psalm 25:12 Who, then, is the man that fears the Lord? He will instruct him in the way chosen for him. Where the NIV says, “the way chosen for him,” the Japanese says, “the way he should choose.” That difference … Continue reading

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Hearing God; July 21, 2019


Psalm 6:8-9 Away from me, all you who do evil, for the Lord has heard my weeping. The Lord has heard my cry for mercy; the Lord accepts my prayer. The assurance that God has heard you is a marvelous … Continue reading

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Idols; June 19, 2019


1 John 5:21 Dear children, keep yourselves from idols. I’m sure I’ve never written on this verse, but I was drawn to it by the very fact that it’s not underlined in my Bible! Why would this be the final … Continue reading

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God’s Good Works; May 1, 2019


Ephesians 2:10 For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. The previous two verses are enormously important and appropriately famous, but this verse gets overlooked at … Continue reading

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Righteousness; March 24, 2019


Romans 1:17 For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.” Here Paul is stating the overarching theme … Continue reading

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Trusting God; February 23, 2019


John 14:1 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.” I have preached many times on various parts of this first half of John 14, and verse 6 is one that I quote frequently, … Continue reading

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Listening to God; February 17, 2019


John 10:27 “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.” I like the way the Japanese expresses this verse. “My sheep distinguish my voice.” I’m preaching this morning on discernment, so this is very relevant. … Continue reading

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