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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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God’s Land; March 6, 2018


Ezekiel 36:11 “I will increase the number of men and animals upon you, and they will be fruitful and become numerous. I will settle people on you as in the past and will make you prosper more than before. Then … Continue reading

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May 17, 2017


Joshua 2:8-9 Before the spies lay down for the night, she went up on the roof and said to them, “I know that the Lord has given this land to you and that a great fear of you has fallen … Continue reading

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January 15, 2017


2 Thessalonians 3:5 May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance. This is a very succinct but potent blessing/prayer. The more we know and grasp God’s love, the more we will be lifted out of the … Continue reading

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September 11, 2016


Lamentations 3:51 What I see brings grief to my soul because of all the women of my city. Jeremiah spoke many strong words against the people of Judah, to the point that the word, “jeremiad,” has entered the English language. … Continue reading

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September 3, 2016


Jeremiah 16:20 “Do men make their own gods? Yes, but they are not gods!” When reading the Bible, it is important to keep track of who is saying what to whom. However, that’s not always easy, because ancient Hebrew and … Continue reading

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February 2, 2016


Zechariah 8:13 “As you have been an object of cursing among the nations, O Judah and Israel, so will I save you, and you will be a blessing. Do not be afraid, but let your hands be strong.” We don’t … Continue reading

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