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Today's Articles

Jesus – Unique & Unequaled Teacher
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

Oct. 16, 2007;   Part 5 of TBD Focus Text: Matthew 7.1-20 Do you agree that it would be a terrible thing to put words into Jesus’ mouth? What about claiming that He said one thing when in fact He said another? How would this be different from telling a lie about Him? Or,… [read more]

Praying Scripture
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

  This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him. - 1 John 5:14-15 I am not a great prayer warrior. I often lack faith. Worse… [read more]

Modesty
'Winging It' from Stan Smith

 Paul is a problem sometimes. Like, for instance, he says, "If possible so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all" (Rom 12:18) and then he goes and writes something like this: Women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair… [read more]

Additional Articles

Are You Looking For Something New - or Real, True, and Lasting?
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
Originally posted May 20, 2019

A mother can try to get her son to wash his face, brush his hair, to appear reasonably tidy – and almost fail. One day, some 16 or 17 year old girl walks into his life and onto the scene, and she achieves more in two weeks than mother has managed in this area over a period of months.  There is a new… [read more]

Nana is not a missionary
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Originally posted May 19, 2019

By Gina Burgess Lifestyles Editor CARRIERE Her sister and her husband have been in China since China’s doors opened up to the Western world, and after Nana’s husband died, her sister told her now is the time for you to come to China. She did. In January of 1999, Nana went to China to work with an orphanage… [read more]

Our Judgment (2)
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted May 19, 2019

Several weeks ago we discussed in this column the judgment for accounting and reward that every Christian will give before Jesus (see Archives), which the Apostle Paul refers to explicitly (Romans 14:12; 2 Corinthians 5:10). Until that time, there are other actions and judgments occurring that can assure… [read more]

Happily Hopeless
Find the Call' from Andy Castro
Originally posted May 19, 2019

Shane Krider from Polaris Global Marketing wrote: "In general, people way underestimate that they could change if they just believed they could. There seems to be a learned fear of taking control. There seems to be a general agreement that there is safety in numbers. People seem to be looking for anyone who is willing… [read more]

The Concept of Time
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted May 18, 2019

  No matter how much money, education, or influence we have the one thing none of us can ever produce more of is, time. How we make use of this invisible asset determines how successful we are both, professionally and personally. God gave us all a pre-determined life clock that constantly ticks 24 hours a day. They’re… [read more]

Bible and Quote Sept 14-18 (09)
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted May 17, 2019

  Let us (ungodly world) tear their (God and His people’s) fetters apart And cast away their cords from us! Psalms 2:3 .the Christian message violates today's carefully cultivated incredulity (disbelief and rejection) toward all absolutes. Jim Leffel The One enthroned in heaven laughs (in irony).… [read more]

ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS?
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted May 17, 2019

   “Stand up, stand up for Jesus, Ye soldiers of the cross.  Lift high His royal banner, it must not suffer loss.  From vict’ry unto vict’ry His army shall He lead, ‘Til every foe is conquered and Christ is Lord indeed.”    “Stand up, stand… [read more]

Let Me Hear
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted May 17, 2019

    Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you, I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul. Psalm 143:8 (ESV)   David, the shepherd king, penned these words. He asks the Father to speak to him in the mornings. David… [read more]

All Too Human
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted May 16, 2019

The first images of my father were those I had as a rugrat. Everyone looks tall when you're lying on the floor. Even mom looked tall from that perspective. As I grew I began to set my growth goals when I realized that I would get taller, mom was the first mark. I caught her when I was in the seventh grade, blew… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

Morning and Evening for August 11
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"Oh that I were as in months past." - Job 29:2 Numbers of Christians can view the past with pleasure, but regard the present with dissatisfaction; they look back upon the days which they have passed in communing with the Lord as being the sweetest and the best they have ever known, but as to the present,…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — May 22
Daily Light on the Daily Path

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. The world passeth away, and the lust thereof. — Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches. and knoweth not who shall gather them. — What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed?… — (click here to read more)

Song of Confidence
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"Though I walk in the midst of trouble, Thou wilt revive me: Thou shalt stretch forth Thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and Thy right hand shall save me."   Psalms 138:7 Wretched walking in the midst of trouble. Nay, blessed walking, since there is a special promise for it. Give me a promise, and what is the trouble? What doth my LORD… — (click here to read more)

Devotional for 'Iyyar 17'
Voice of the Lord

The Torah says that Noah was "perfect" and "righteous" in his generation (Genesis 6:9; 7:1). The sages debate whether this is a statement of praise or of criticism. The first view commends Noah for preserving his faith and obedience even in the midst of great wickedness. The second view holds that Noah can only be considered faithful and obedient in… — (click here to read more)

Make the Bunny
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

The wildcat is a predator. It makes its livelihood off the carcasses of animals it is able to capture. One of those animals is the rabbit. Or, as many people are prone to refer to them, the bunny. Wildcats in many regions have become very adept in getting the bunny every time and miss few if any. Last night I…… — (click here to read more)

The purpose of sorrow
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

We continue meditating on our Lord's second Beatitude: "Blessed [or happy] are those who mourn, for they will be comforted." The word "mourn" has reference to more than just sorrowing over the death of a loved one; it includes all those experiences in life where we may feel crushed, broken or sorrowful. I feel the best…… — (click here to read more)

Regard lightly
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Regard lightly The Greek word here is oligorei from two other words oligos ("little") and ora ("care"). Since this verse in Hebrews quotes a verse in Proverbs, we are able to look at the Hebrew word as well. That word is ma'en. It means, "to refuse". You can see how strong this word is…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — May 22
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

The contemporary world is a result of radical changes down the generations amounting to revolution: the scientific revolution, the industrial revolution, the communications revolution, the philosophical revolution and the social revolution. Are we going to accept the belief that the Bible must be interpreted anew in the light of these developments?… … — (click here to read more)

If ye shall ask any thing in My name, I will do it. John 14:14
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

If ye shall ask any thing in My name, I will do it. John 14:14

THIS is the word of Jesus to us this morning; it is intended to encourage and embolden us at the throne of grace, and to comfort us under all our privations and wants. Jesus has all power in heaven and in earth; all things are delivered unto Him by the Father. He has a large store,…

… — (click here to read more)

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