Tag Archives: spiritual maturity

Spiritual Growth; November 9, 2018


Philippians 3:16 Only let us live up to what we have already attained. The section ahead of this is so glorious that this perhaps gets overlooked much of the time. From verse 7 through 14 Paul expresses his own level … Continue reading

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Delayed Gratification; July 19, 2018


John 11:5-6 Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. Yet when he heard that Lazarus was sick, he stayed where he was two more days. This is a very important, instructive incident in the life and ministry of Jesus, … Continue reading

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Ministering God’s Truth; July 15, 2017


1 Kings 17:24 Then the woman said to Elijah, “Now I know that you are a man of God and that the word of the Lord from your mouth is the truth.” What’s really interesting to me about this is … Continue reading

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April 12, 2017


Matthew 26:22 They were very sad and began to say to him one after the other, “Surely not I, Lord?” To me this verse shows the growing spiritual maturity of the disciples. In the first place, they didn’t doubt Him … Continue reading

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March 6, 2017


Exodus 25:21-22 Place the cover on top of the ark and put in the ark the Testimony, which I will give you. There, above the cover between the two cherubim that are over the ark of the Testimony, I will … Continue reading

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January 12, 2017


1 Thessalonians 3:8 For now we really live, since you are standing firm in the Lord. This verse uses a phrase that is a standard part of Japanese but doesn’t exist as an English idiom, so the English doesn’t seem … Continue reading

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January 5, 2017


Philippians 1:6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. This is a marvelous promise that we often forget, in relation to ourselves … Continue reading

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