Do Not Neglect Your Gift

Scripture: “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching. Do not neglect your...

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Causing Others to Stumble

Scripture And when you sin against other believers by encouraging them to do something they believe is wrong, you are sinning against Christ. So if what I eat causes another believer to sin, I will never eat meat again as long as I live—for I don’t want to cause another...

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Spiritual Pride

Scripture “I thank my God always concerning you for the grace of God which was given you in Christ Jesus, that in everything you were enriched in Him, in all speech and all knowledge,” 1 Corinthians 1:4-5 NASB 神様があなたがたにお与えになったすばらしい恵みを思う時、感謝せずにはいられません。あなたがたは、キリストのものとなったのです。 キリストは、あなたがたの生活とすべてのことを充実させ、キリストについて大胆に語る力や、真理を十分に理解する力を与えてくださいました。 コリント人への手紙Ⅰ 1:4-5 JCB

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Using Our Liberty

Scripture: “Now concerning things sacrificed to idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge makes arrogant, but love edifies.” 1 Corinthians 8:1 NASB “But take care that this liberty of yours does not somehow become a stumbling block to the weak. For if someone sees you, who have knowledge,...

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Raised to New Life

Scripture “For you were buried with Christ when you were baptized. And with him you were raised to new life because you trusted the mighty power of God, who raised Christ from the dead. You were dead because of your sins and because your sinful nature was not yet cut...

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Doing the Unexpected

Scripture “But to you who are willing to listen, I say, love your enemies! Do good to those who hate you. Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you. If someone slaps you on one cheek, offer the other cheek also. If someone demands your coat, offer...

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Words Cannot Describe

Scripture “You love him even though you have never seen him. Though you do not see him now, you trust him; and you rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy. The reward for trusting him will be the salvation of your souls.” 1 Peter 1:8-9 NLT Observation I never ever seen...

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Free and Undeserved

Scripture ‘And since it is through God’s kindness, then it is not by their good works. For in that case, God’s grace would not be what it really is—free and undeserved.’ Romans 11:6 Observation Yesterday I had a meeting for a possible freelance job. So, I prepared a portfolio with...

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From Top to Bottom

Scripture: “And the curtain in the sanctuary of the Temple was torn in two, from top to bottom.” Mark 15:38 NLT Observation: Since the fall of the humanity into sin, we got separated from God. Even through sacrifices and rituals of purification in the Old Testament, only high priest could...

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The Power of God`s Grace

And when the blood of Stephen your witness was being shed, I myself was standing by and approving and watching over the garments of those who killed him.’ And he said to me, ‘Go, for I will send you far away to the Gentiles. Acts 22:20-21   Observation: It`s just...

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