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Today's Articles

Simplicity, 2 of 2
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

But we encourage you, brothers, to do so even more, to seek to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you, so that you may walk properly in the presence of outsiders and not be dependent on anyone. - 1 Thessalonians 4:10b-12 HCSB Living with godly simplicity… [read more]

Comfort in Penitence I (Psalm 6; 11-22-10)
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

There are six Penitential Psalms (Songs of Penitence) in the Bible. Each of them conveys a unique and poignant point about the process of penitence and the comfort that can derive from it. Our study of comfort would be incomplete without an overview of the relationship between penitence and the comfort that is offered in… [read more]

Bible and Quote - October 20-24, 2014
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns

 Remove the false way from me, And graciously grant me Your law. Ps 119:29          Lord, overcome my corruptions, and grant me grace to live above them. Valley Vision, Puritan Prayers and Devotions, 1600/1700s I shall run the way of Your commandments, For You will enlarge my heart. Ps… [read more]

Humility
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester

      Job 42:1-6   A study of the book of Job teaches us Job had been put through the mill; he lost his land, his animals and all his children. He questioned God but didn’t curse Him. His “best” friends try to reason why God allowed these events to happen. God finally spoke but… [read more]

The Coarseness of Society
Point of Reference' from Fred Price

       Nearly everyone curses today – from farmers to factory workers, truckers to restaurant employees, medical personnel and insurance salesmen, teachers, lawyers, judges and politicians. (I daresay even some preachers excuse and indulge in such.)  Many Christians do; if not… [read more]

Additional Articles

God's Way Into the Record Book
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted Oct 30, 2014

While Barry Bonds chases "the Babe" and ultimately "Hammerin' Hank", there are other records that float out there in Major League Baseball. Many have tried but still no one has eclipsed the "Yankee Clipper", Joe Dimaggio (is there something that says you can only hold a record if you have a nickname? Maybe that's… [read more]

Equipped
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Oct 29, 2014

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. (2 Tim 3:16-17) You know that, right? It is the starting place for all good doctrine, all orthodoxy, for Christianity itself… [read more]

For The Love Me
Quiet Time' from Kasia Kedzia
Originally posted Oct 28, 2014

Stress. We all experience it at one point or another. However, left un-dealt with stress can result in us forsaking God’s ways and losing sight of the relief he can bring. A friend recently posted on Facebook, “your system is perfectly designed for the results you're getting.” This statement was… [read more]

Jesus Knows When To Serve People And Also When To Slip Away
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
Originally posted Oct 27, 2014

 What do we learn here from this miracle of the feeding of the 5,000 men, plus women and children?   We are in Matthew Chapter 14, and we have also read John Chapter 6.    We are given an amazing insight into Jesus’ knowledge of people.  Jesus knew their needs.   Jesus knew… [read more]

Change is Good
Find the Call' from Andy Castro
Originally posted Oct 26, 2014

 Jeremiah 18:3-4 3Then I went down to the potter's house, and behold, he was working at the wheel.  4And the vessel that he was making from clay was spoiled in the hand of the potter; so he made it over, reworking it into another vessel as it seemed good to the potter to make it.  I… [read more]

The Unknown
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Oct 26, 2014

The Apostle Peter has admonished us to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. These were the last recorded words that we have from him. We are to grow in the knowledge of God, about God, grow through His grace to become more like Him. But think for a moment about knowledge in a general sense.… [read more]

The Bride Price
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Originally posted Oct 26, 2014

Luke 15:8 Or what woman having ten drachmas, if she loses one drachma does not light a lamp and sweep the house, and look carefully until she finds it? 9  And finding it, she calls together the friends and neighbors, saying, Rejoice with me, for I have found the drachma which I lost. The drachmas, in Jesus… [read more]

Ring Your Own Telephone
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Oct 25, 2014

  The Economy. Money. Jobs. Your Future, and the future of our youth. It’s filling the minds of everyone these days especially during this super-heated political election. People are more concerned than ever about what their future holds, and rightly so. Millions are looking for work, or have stopped… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

Discernment Of Faith
Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"

We have the idea that God rewards us for our faith, it may he so in the initial stages; but we do not earn anything by faith, faith brings us into right relationship with God and gives God His opportunity. God has frequently to knock the bottom board out of your experience if you are a saint in order to get you into contact…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening for March 2
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"But all the Israelites went down to the Philistines, to sharpen every man his share, and his coulter, and his axe, and his mattock." - 1 Samuel 13:20 We are engaged in a great war with the Philistines of evil. Every weapon within our reach must be used. Preaching, teaching, praying, giving, all must be brought…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — october 31
Daily Light on the Daily Path

Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith the Lord of hosts. Who hath directed the Spirit of the LORD, or being his counsellor hath taught him? God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; and base things of the world, and things… — (click here to read more)

Immortal Till Work Done
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD."   Psalms 118:17 A fair assurance this! It was no doubt based upon a promise, inwardly whispered in the psalmist's heart, which he seized upon and enjoyed. Is my case like that of David? Am I depressed because the enemy affronts me? Are there multitudes against me and few on my side? Does… — (click here to read more)

The only Mark
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

The first tee. Often what happens there affects the flow of the entire round. Did you get to the course in enough time to relax and get focused or did you walk into the pro shop and pay and then scurry to the first tee to hit and get going? Did you take time to establish your thinking about the course or is that the…… — (click here to read more)

In All the Scriptures!
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

The Bible is unique in its varied penmanship. The Scriptures were written over a period of some fifteen hundred years by about forty different penmen, and yet although of such composite character, the book displays an amazing and essential unity. The most wonderful thing about the written Word is that woven through it from…… — (click here to read more)

Pierced
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Pierced - The Greek is katenugesan. It comes from kata (a verbal intensifier) and nusso. Nusso is the same word that is used to describe the spear shoved into Jesus' side, proving he was dead. "Pierced" is a possible meaning here, but it is probably not strong enough. This is more than…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — October 31
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

To know God in the scriptural meaning of the term is to enter into experience of Him. It never means to know about. It is not a knowledge mediated by the intellect, but an unmediated awareness experienced by the soul on a plane too high for the mind to reach. Where then is the place of the intellect in Christian experience? And why waste time thinking when we…… — (click here to read more)

O Thou Preserver of men. - Job 7:20
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

O Thou Preserver of men. - Job 7:20

We have neither wisdom nor strength to preserve ourselves; we are daily liable to fall; and unless God preserve us we certainly shall. Our hearts are so deceitful, our corruptions are so strong, and Satan is so vigilant, that we need look to God as our Preserver every hour, and call upon Him to uphold us every…… — (click here to read more)

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