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Today's Articles

Yahweh’s Plagues, Part 1
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

"If you are not careful to obey all the words of this law, which are written in this scroll, by fearing this glorious and awesome name--Yahweh, your God-- He will bring extraordinary plagues on you and your descendants, severe and lasting plagues, and terrible and chronic sicknesses. He will afflict you again with… [read more]

Wednesday Wisdom – The Fear of the Lord
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

Wisdom doesn't always finish the same way. By that, I mean is comes in human flesh packaged in a huge variety of ways. It comes as the aged as well as the young; it comes in males and females; it comes in the highly educated as well as those who have accomplished little in the arena of formal academia; it comes in the… [read more]

Additional Articles

The Same Risen Jesus Can Speak Again – Even Now
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
Originally posted Apr 6, 2020

A young boy was asked to read one of the lessons and he said – Let us turn to the Gospel according to Isaiah, to Chapter 52 reading from verse 13 and into Chapter 53.   Some people cringed.   I did that a few years ago in a Holy Week Service and some people did raise their eyebrows – but… [read more]

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Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Originally posted Apr 5, 2020

  I was sitting in our Sunday School class and we were discussing some things prior to our lesson. One of the ladies spoke about Congress's serious lack of concern over abortion. This was just shortly after I'd written an article about Paragraph M. What I found in that research for that article was very disturbing...… [read more]

He Cares For You
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Apr 5, 2020

"When the world seems cold, and your friends seem few, There is someone who cares for you; He will come down from the sky, and brush the tears from your eyes; Your His child...and He cares for you" These words, taken from a gospel melody of many years ago are as true today as they were then. Some seem to feel… [read more]

Psalms 91:2
Voice of Inspiration' from Andy Castro
Originally posted Apr 5, 2020

  'I will say of the Lord; He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. 'Psalm 91:2 KJV   Strong's Definition of "say." A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude): - answer, appoint, avouch, bid, boast self, call,… [read more]

Seeing Another's Light
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Apr 4, 2020

  No matter who you work with, marry, be-friend, date, parent, or live beside, sooner or later there’ll be personality traits which you don’t agree with, or find uncomfortable to be around. We’re all created differently, are an original masterpiece created by God, and like any living thing, there… [read more]

Our Purpose
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted Apr 3, 2020

    One In The Spirit And In Purpose   If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ,  if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Holy Spirit,  if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete  by being like-minded, having the same… [read more]

Bible and Quote - September 1-5, 2014
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted Apr 3, 2020

 How blessed is the man who fears the Lord, Who greatly delights in His commandments. Ps 112:1       We are happy when we have the disposition of a dutiful child toward a kind and gracious father, rather than that of a refractory slave toward a tyrannical and severe master. Joseph Benson,… [read more]

The Need to Forgive to be Forgiven
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Apr 3, 2020

        The concepts of mercy and grace are cornerstones of Christian salvation, but do the spiritual attributes of mercy and grace have anything to do with our personal relationships with others?  We know Jesus, “…came to seek and to save what was lost.”  Lk.… [read more]

Discernment
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted Apr 2, 2020

The last year we lived in Bellville, Ohio I had the privilege to write a sports column under the nom de plume of Da Wiffer. It gave me the opportunity to look into some sports matters a bit more deeply and ask questions that most sports aficionados don't ask. The year was 1991. One column that I wrote stood out that year… [read more]

Understanding the Bible
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Apr 1, 2020

"You're not understanding that text correctly." I've heard it; I've said it; I've been told it. Now, some will argue that the Bible is not a  reliable book. Setting that idea aside (because "You're not understanding that unreliable text correctly" is a pointless… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

Morning and Evening for September 25
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"Just, and the justifier of him which believeth." - Romans 3:26 Being justified by faith, we have peace with God. Conscience accuses no longer. Judgment now decides for the sinner instead of against him. Memory looks back upon past sins, with deep sorrow for the sin, but yet with no dread of any penalty to…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — April 7
Daily Light on the Daily Path

As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things. We ... rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also. — I am filled with comfort, I am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation. — Believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of… — (click here to read more)

Without Fear of Man
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"And all people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the Name of the LORD; and they shall be afraid of thee."   Deuteronomy 28:10 Then we can have no reason to be afraid of them. This would show a mean spirit and be a token of unbelief rather than of faith. God can make us so like Himself that men shall be forced to see that we rightly bear… — (click here to read more)

Devotional for 'Nisan 13'
Voice of the Lord

How easy and natural it is to rejoice when our enemies suffer misfortune, especially if it comes to them when they are in the midst of acting against us. Rabbinic literature records an aggadah (popular legend) that when the ministering angels in heaven saw the Egyptians drowning, they began to rejoice. God, however, rebuked them and said, "The works of my… — (click here to read more)

Hope Springs Eternal
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

There we were, along with twenty-five other teams, hoping that it would quit. Surely it wouldn't continue for the rest of the round. Surely it would stop. I mean, this is for a good cause. We're benefitting a quality mission organization here. Someplace along the way we have to get a break. At every next tee it…… — (click here to read more)

A martyr complex
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

We are seeing the suffering and persecution we experience can be due to our own tactlessness and folly. Today I want to go a stage further, and suggest that in relation to this matter of suffering and persecution, some Christians have developed a "martyr complex". A "martyr complex" is an attitude of mind that finds strange…… — (click here to read more)

Crucified
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Crucified - The Greek word here is comes from a combination word. It is sunestauromai. It combines sun, a prefix that means "together" (sum) and stauroo, a verb meaning "to crucify". In this verse, the translation is "I have been crucified". This verb is in the perfect tense (a tense is expresses…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — April 7
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

Though we do not have much of it in this age of spineless religion, there is nevertheless much in the Bible about the place of moral determination in the service of the Lord. The Old Testament tells us that "Jacob vowed a vow," and Daniel "purposed in his heart." Paul determined "not to know anything among you, save Jesus… … — (click here to read more)

"One thing is needful." Luke 10:42
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

"One thing is needful." Luke 10:42

THE things of time are transient, the things of eternity are permanent. The world passeth away. The body must die; earthly connexions must be dissolved; but the soul must live for ever. The welfare of the soul is the one thing needful. If the soul is in a sanctified and healthy state, it will be found…

… — (click here to read more)

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