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Ask fifty people to finish the statement "Live As If" and you are likely to get fifty different answers. For Christians it will mean something different than for non-Christians. Incorporated into the top graphic are the answers given by friends of mine. It is our desire that your answer will be different each time you visit.

Today's Articles

Because You Ate Of The Loaves
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

The Series - Jesus, Unique & Unequaled Teacher (32/TBD) Focus Text: John 6.25-27 “And when they found Him [Jesus] on the other side of the sea, they said to Him, ‘Rabbi, when did You come here?’ Jesus answered them and said, ‘Most assuredly, I say to you, you seek Me, not because… [read more]

Talk, Talk, Talk
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

  Just as the body is dead without a spirit, so also faith is dead without good deeds. – Js. 2:26 Nehemiah had a great job. He worked for the king and got to eat like one. He had an easy job and didn’t particularly suffer from any want or persecution. But he got a burden for Jerusalem. He prayed… [read more]

The Summary of the Christian Life
'Winging It' from Stan Smith

 In his Institutes of the Christian Religion, John Calvin devoted an entire chapter to the notion that the Christian life is summarized in the concept of self-denial. Like so many other "Calvinisms", this isn't Calvin's idea. It wasn't Calvin who said, "If anyone would come after Me,… [read more]

Additional Articles

Isaiah Preaches a Serious Word Boldly and Courageously
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
Originally posted Jun 24, 2019

The scene in Isaiah Chapter 1 is that of a courtroom, and God is the Judge.    Judah and Jerusalem are in the dock and they are on trial.   Heaven and earth are the jury.  There are witnesses - there is the prosecution - there is the defence - and there is a sentence announced.  GOD… [read more]

Fixen' to
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Originally posted Jun 23, 2019

That title is not misspelled. Let me explain, but I'll have to explain by  going around the mountain like most Southerners do. I was lounging on the beach on a mini-vacation several years ago, minding my own business. I was with several female friends and this little trip was a Mother’s Day present to… [read more]

Knowing And Growing
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Jun 23, 2019

Pure objectivity in growing is practically impossible, even for the deeply converted Christian. All that is spoken, written, or thought is passed through the prism and filter of personal experience, shaped within a fallen world, inherited from one generation to another, and ruled by an invisible entity. All is shaded, colored,… [read more]

A Lot Of Salt
Find the Call' from Andy Castro
Originally posted Jun 23, 2019

 Genesis 19:26 But his wife, from behind him, looked back, and she became a pillar of salt.  This is a crazy scripture to me.  Lot’s wife became a pillar of salt all because she looked back at the city of  Sodom. My question has been what was so terrible about looking back? Why the strong… [read more]

Celebrate Yourself!
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Jun 22, 2019

There’s a wonderful saying, “Go where you’re celebrated, not where you’re tolerated.” When I think about these words, so many meanings come to mind: the people in your life and their attitudes towards you, the places you frequent socially, your workplace environment and those you meet for… [read more]

How Can I Pray for You?
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted Jun 21, 2019

                As I sat in church one Sunday, Connie joined me in my pew. Laura, who sat in front of me, turned around and asked her, “Is it true, are you moving out of state?” Connie said she wasn’t sure. She needed funds in order to… [read more]

Bible and Quote - November 18-22, 2013
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted Jun 21, 2019

 With Your counsel You will guide me, And afterward receive me to glory. Psalms 73:24       Should all the hosts of death and powers of hell unknown put their most dreadful forms of rage and malice on, I shall be safe, for Christ displays superior power and guardian grace. Isaac Watts, 1674-1748, English… [read more]

The Pursuit of Righteousness
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Jun 21, 2019

         What is righteousness?  Paul argues convincingly that it, like salvation, is dispensed solely by God’s grace (Rom. 3 & 4); the righteous living by faith. (Rom. 1:17) Using Abraham as a prime example of a man living and responding to God in faith, and considered righteous… [read more]

When in Doubt
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted Jun 20, 2019

The story is told of a man and his wife who had been fiercely devoted to their work. So devoted were they that they hardly ever had any time to themselves. They decided enough was enough and set a night to go out on a "date" together to their favorite restaurant. The husband even rented a limo for the evening… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

Morning and Evening for July 7
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"Brethren, pray for us." - 1 Thessalonians 5:25 This one morning in the year we reserved to refresh the reader's memory upon the subject of prayer for ministers, and we do most earnestly implore every Christian household to grant the fervent request of the text first uttered by an apostle and now repeated…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — June 26
Daily Light on the Daily Path

Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil! And God granted him that which he requested. The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it. — When he giveth quietness, who then can make trouble? and when he hideth his face, who then can behold him? Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: thy… — (click here to read more)

It Will Not Be Long
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the LORD draweth nigh."   James 5:8 The last word in the Canticle of love is, "Make haste, my beloved," and among the last words of the Apocalypse we read, "The Spirit and the Bride say, Come"; to which the heavenly Bridegroom answers, "Surely I come quickly." Love longs for the glorious… — (click here to read more)

Devotional for 'Sivan 23'
Voice of the Lord

After David Ben-Gurion declared the Jewish State on May 14,1948, he wrote in his diary, "The country went wild with joy, but I could not rejoice. I knew the war we faced." Ben-Gurion and the Yishuv—the Jewish population in the land of Israel—had not done what was easy; they had done what was right. American President Theodore Roosevelt spoke of… — (click here to read more)

Killing Time
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

During my sophomore year at Johnson Bible College near Knoxville, Tennessee, I had a roommate named Bill Green. Bill and I had a good relationship and tried our best to motivate each other to do the work we were supposed to do for our classes. I hate to admit it but I resisted a lot of Bill's good urgings and sloughed…… — (click here to read more)

The good news
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

Esther's next task is to try to persuade the king to overrule the edict which called for the annihilation of the Jews. This was not as easy as it sounds, however, for the laws of the Medes and Persians were inviolable. Not even the king himself could revoke them once they had been established. It occurs to the king…… — (click here to read more)

Doubt
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Doubt - The Greek word is edistasas. This is the verb distazo in the verb tense called aorist. The tense tells us that this was a single, completed action in the past. There are two Greek words for "doubt". The other one is dialogismos. The difference between these is important. Dialogismos…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — June 26
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

A fanatic is somebody seeking desirable ends but ignoring constituted means. Seeking to get out of the religious rut is a desirable end. It is right and it is in the will of God. But trying to do it in a manner that is not according to God"s constituted means is all wrong and gets us nowhere. When they want to get blessed, some people try getting… … — (click here to read more)

"My grace is sufficient for thee." 2 Corinthians 12:9
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

"My grace is sufficient for thee." 2 Corinthians 12:9

YOU need look to no other quarter for help, relief, or comfort. Jesus assures you that His grace is sufficient. You are welcome to it. You are exhorted to have it. To be strong in the grace which is in Christ Jesus. It is sufficient to support you under every privation, to help…

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