Tag Archives: trials

Godly Sorrow; October 12, 2018


2 Corinthians 7:10 Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death. This verse gets a little confusing in Japanese, because the Japanese term for “repentance” is “regret and redo.” That makes … Continue reading

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Temptations and Trials; September 28, 2018


1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a … Continue reading

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Obeying God; August 14, 2018


Acts 4:19-20 But Peter and John replied, “Judge for yourselves whether it is right in God’s sight to obey you rather than God. For we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.” If this had been a … Continue reading

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Troubles; August 1, 2018


John 16:33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” I probably quote this verse more than any other, … Continue reading

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The Flow of the Spirit; July 16, 2018


John 7:37-38 On the last and greatest day of the Feast, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams … Continue reading

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Response to Trials; November 18, 2017


Psalm 107:19-20 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. He sent forth his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave. This whole Psalm is a marvelous recitation of … Continue reading

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Receiving Everything from God; September 23, 2017


Job 2:10 He replied, “You are talking like a foolish woman. Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?” In all this, Job did not sin in what he said. This is the fundamental question of the book of … Continue reading

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