George YoungGeorge Young

George Young

George and Ruth Young have been missionaries in northeastern Japan for the past 30 years. They have worked together with several pastors and many believers of the Reformed Church in Japan to plant churches and spread the gospel in a land where there are very few Christians. They have five children and nine grandchildren, all of whom now live in the United States, and they have one child in God’s heavenly kingdom.

George has also served as pastor of a church in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and as a taxi driver in New York City.

July 31, 2017

Gruff Words From a Prophet of God

James 4:1-12
Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Grieve, mourn and wail. . . . Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.

July 30, 2017

Not Lifting a Finger to Help

Luke 11:37-46
Woe to you, because you load people down with burdens they can hardly carry, and you yourselves will not lift one finger to help them.

July 29, 2017

Ears That Hear, Eyes That See

Psalm 19
The heavens declare the glory of God. . . . They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them.

July 28, 2017

Euodia and Syntyche

Philippians 4:2-9
I plead with Euodia and I plead with Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord.

July 27, 2017

A Faithful Person Who Can Find?

Proverbs 20:5-11
Many claim to have unfailing love, but a faithful person who can find?

July 26, 2017

Overlooking an Insult

Proverbs 12:13-23
Fools show their annoyance at once, but the prudent overlook an insult.

July 25, 2017

Greet One Another

Romans 16:1-7, 15-16
Greet one another with a holy kiss.

July 24, 2017

Speaking the Truth in Love

Ephesians 4:11-16
Speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.

July 23, 2017

Going Back to the Beginning

Matthew 19:1-9
“Haven’t you read,” [Jesus] replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female’ . . . ‘and the two will become one flesh’?”

July 22, 2017

The Great Turn-Around

Ephesians 4:25-32
Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.

July 21, 2017

Forgiven and Set Free

John 8:2-11
Jesus . . . asked her, “. . . Has no one condemned you?” “No one, sir,” she said. “Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.”

July 20, 2017


2 Corinthians 1:8-11
We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure. . . . But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God. . . .

July 19, 2017


Luke 7:1-10
This man . . . loves our nation and has built our synagogue.

July 18, 2017


Psalm 68:1-10
God sets the lonely in families, he leads out the prisoners with singing.

July 17, 2017


Proverbs 15:1-14
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

July 16, 2017

Seeking Peace and Prosperity

Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7
Seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.

July 15, 2017

Crucify the Flesh

Galatians 5:16-26
Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

July 14, 2017

A Certain Toughness

Jeremiah 5:1-5
Go up and down the streets of Jerusalem, look around and consider, search through her squares. If you can find but one person who deals honestly and seeks the truth, I will forgive this city.

July 13, 2017

Be Considerate

Matthew 7:9-12
In everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.

July 12, 2017

Thank You; I’m Sorry; Please . . .

Psalm 118:1-7
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.

July 11, 2017

Young and Old Together in Christ

Malachi 4:4-6
He will turn the hearts of the parents to their children, and the hearts of the children to their parents. . . .

July 10, 2017

Personal Communication

Genesis 18:1-25
The Lord said, “. . . I will go down and see. . . . .”

July 9, 2017

Love Is Not Rude

1 Corinthians 13
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking. . . .

July 8, 2017


Ephesians 5:21-30
Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.

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