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Today's Articles

Tidal Islands
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

Then He commanded the crowds to sit down on the grass. He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed them. He broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. Everyone ate and was filled. Then they picked up 12 baskets full of leftover pieces!… [read more]

Sorrow Seeks Comfort (11/8/10)
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

  The God of all comfort (2 Corinthians 1.3) is the same God who sometimes delivers messages of sorrow. In our first installment of The God of all Comfort, we reviewed how Adam and Eve heard messages of overwhelming sorrow from the mouth of the One who had previously… [read more]

Sweet Fragrance
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess

GOD smelled the sweet fragrance and thought to himself, "I'll never again curse the ground because of people. I know they have this bent toward evil from an early age, but I'll never again kill off everything living as I've just done. (Genesis 8:21 MSG) Noah was offering the sacrifices… [read more]

Additional Articles

It Can Be Dangerous To Sail Off Without Jesus Christ
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
Originally posted Oct 20, 2014

 This incident where 5,000 men are fed is called a miracle.    Many years ago at a young folks Bible Class we agreed that “A miracle is God at work”.    Is that not such an easy description of what happened in Matthew Chapter 14?    We do not know how many women… [read more]

Gentle Persuasion
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Oct 19, 2014

Do you feel somehow that God is attempting to get and demand something from you that is your's, that doesn't belong to anyone but you? The truth is, that God intends and desires so very much to give you something; something so valuable that it cannot be obtained from any other source but God. The… [read more]

Bible and Quote - October 6-10, 2014
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted Oct 17, 2014

 Your word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against You. Ps 119:11          As long as you aren’t being confronted with the Word, you can hide from the truth, excuse your sin, and run from the issue. Tony Evans, senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas … [read more]

Where Do We Meet Jesus?
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted Oct 17, 2014

  We hear that we are to have a relationship with Jesus Christ. We wonder how this happens. We go to the altar and pray. We sit in the hospital and await surgery for a loved one. We waken to hear thunder rolling across the darkened horizon. We face difficult issues of life. We react to a deep hurt. In all the above… [read more]

Achieving Immortality
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Oct 17, 2014

       Webster’s Dictionary defines immortality as living forever, displaying enduring qualities and having lasting fame.  Who do we often think of as such?  Some examples might be George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln; men who were instrumental to the beginning and… [read more]

Purpose Driven
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Oct 15, 2014

Everyone wants to have a purpose. Why am I here? Some strive for "higher purpose" and others just want a basic reason. No one, for the most part, cares at all what God's purpose is. As it turns out, God made everything that existsfor a purpose. Fortunately we don't have to guess.… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from

Direction By Impulse
Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"

There was nothing either of the nature of impulse or of cold-bloodedness about Our Lord, but only a calm strength that never got into panic. Most of us develop our Christianity along the line of our temperament, not along the line of God. Impulse is a trait in natural life, but Our Lord always ignores it, because it hinders…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening for March 12
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"Thou shalt love thy neighbour." - Matthew 5:43 "Love thy neighbour." Perhaps he rolls in riches, and thou art poor, and living in thy little cot side-by-side with his lordly mansion; thou seest every day his estates, his fine linen, and his sumptuous banquets; God has given him these gifts, covet not his…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — october 21
Daily Light on the Daily Path

Of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace. This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. — Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God. His Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things. — If children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint heirs with Christ; if so be… — (click here to read more)

God's Multiplication Table
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation: I the LORD will hasten it in his time."   Isaiah 60:22 Works for the LORD often begin on a small scale, and they are none the worse for this. Feebleness educates faith, brings God near, and wins glory for His name. Prize promises of increase! Mustard seed is the smallest among… — (click here to read more)

Devotional for 'Tishrei 27'
Voice of the Lord

Several years ago I was teaching through the Book of Matthew. When I came to the above passage, I explained to my congregation that the name "Yeshua" means "Adonai saves," and that he was given this name because his purpose on earth was to "save his people from their sins." From the moment that Yeshua took on human form, everything he said and did was… — (click here to read more)

The Last Word
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

Pot shots. Yeah, pot shots. Those zingers that people fire about other people. Nasty little remarks that are intended to capsulize the very essence of another person in a pithy and neat mini-essay. Most of us have let them go from time to time. Most of us have been on both ends of them as well. Famous people seem…… — (click here to read more)

A Sacrificial Head
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

Suppose a tiny seed had a will of its own and decided to save itself by refusing to be buried. It would abide alone. It would save itself but would not save others. When it decided to be buried and die, then the result would be a golden harvest. Take a mother: she goes down into the valley of the shadow of death to bring…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Compassion - The Hebrew root is raham. It speaks of God's deep affection for His children. This word implies that God's choice to show mercy is His unconditional decision. It is not fostered by any acts of human merit. Because of God's compassion, He shows His mercy and postpones our deserved punishment. This…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — October 21
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

Too many of us object, perhaps unconsciously, to the rather evident fact that the maintenance of the devotional mood is indispensable to success in the Christian life. And what is the devotional mood? It is nothing else than constant awareness of God's enfolding presence, the holding of inward conversations with Christ and private worship of God… … — (click here to read more)

After he had patiently endured he obtained the promise. - Hebrews 6:15
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

After he had patiently endured he obtained the promise. - Hebrews 6:15

Abraham was long tried, but he was richly rewarded. The Lord tried him by delaying to fulfil His promise; Satan tried him by temptations; men tried him by jealousy, distrust, and opposition; Hagar tried him by contemning her mistress; and Sarah tried him by her peevishness.

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