Tag Archives: vision

The Impossible; February 1, 2019


Luke 1:37-38 “For nothing is impossible with God.” “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May it be to me as you have said.” Then the angel left her. These are two very famous verses, but we don’t connect them … Continue reading

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God’s Equipping; December 14, 2018


Hebrews 13:20-21 May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may … Continue reading

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Church Survival; June 25, 2018


Luke 12:32 “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.” This verse is not in the largely parallel passage in Matthew 6 that we had on May 3. Jesus indeed repeated … Continue reading

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Trusting God’s Timing; April 8, 2018


Joel 2:25 “I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten— the great locust and the young locust, the other locusts and the locust swarm — my great army that I sent among you.” This 2nd chapter of … Continue reading

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Restoration; February 4, 2018


Isaiah 61:4-5 They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations. Aliens will shepherd your flocks; foreigners will work your fields and vineyards. It’s interesting … Continue reading

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Renewal; January 18, 2018


Isaiah 26:19 But your dead will live; their bodies will rise. You who dwell in the dust, wake up and shout for joy. Your dew is like the dew of the morning; the earth will give birth to her dead. … Continue reading

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God’s Word; November 26, 2017


Psalm 119:130 The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple. The Japanese rendering of this verse seems much more picturesque than the NIV: “When the door of Your Word opens, light shines in, giving understanding … Continue reading

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