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Interpreting the Bible; December 3, 2017


Psalm 89:26-27 He will call out to me, ‘You are my Father, my God, the Rock my Savior.’ I will also appoint him my firstborn, the most exalted of the kings of the earth. This Psalm is taken as Messianic … Continue reading

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God’s Plans; November 14, 2017


Psalm 94:9 Does he who implanted the ear not hear? Does he who formed the eye not see? Very simple, irrefutable logic here! However, it’s the implications of this rhetorical question that cause people either to insist that God is … Continue reading

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The Essence of Evangelism; November 2, 2017


Psalm 66:5 Come and see what God has done, how awesome his works on man’s behalf! This is the essence of testimony, and thus, of evangelism. As long as we are trying to convince someone intellectually of the Gospel, the … Continue reading

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The Zeal of God; August 3, 2017


2 Kings 19:31 The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this. “Zeal” is expressed in Japanese as “hot heart.” There are real risks to thinking of God anthropomorphically, as though He had a physical body like ours, but we … Continue reading

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Our Image of God; July 20, 2017


1 Kings 20:28 The man of God came up and told the king of Israel, “This is what the Lord says: ‘Because the Arameans think the Lord is a god of the hills and not a god of the valleys, … Continue reading

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March 27, 2016


1 Samuel 1:27-28 “I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him to the Lord. For his whole life he shall be given over to the Lord.” And … Continue reading

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December 13, 2015


Haggai 2:7 “‘I will shake all nations, and the desired of all nations will come, and I will fill this house with glory,’ says the Lord Almighty.” Well! Reading this verse in the Japanese just removed it from my personal … Continue reading

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