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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

How God Treats Sinners - Part 21
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

Focus Text: Luke 15.28 Why even think about how God treats sinners? What practical application is to be made even if we know how He treats them? Doesn’t everyone already understand how God treats sinners anyway? How could a misunderstanding… [read more]

God Lover
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

  This is the Good News about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God. Many people have set out to write accounts about the events that have been fulfilled among us. They used the eyewitness reports circulating among us from the early disciples. Having carefully investigated everything from the beginning, I also have… [read more]

No Creed but Christ
'Winging It' from Stan Smith

 What is a creed? In general, a creed is a statement of beliefs or aims. It is most often associated with Christian or other religious beliefs. But it's fairly straightforward -- "This is what we believe." That's why it's so odd to see Christians declaring, "No creed but Christ." If… [read more]

Additional Articles

Love Has Boundaries
Quiet Time' from Kasia Kedzia
Originally posted Apr 23, 2019

“Figure out what you want and learn how to ask for it.”  I have heard this message a lot lately and honestly, it really scared me. It scared me to think about articulating what I want, on small and large scale. I’ve been scared to ask for what I want and I’ve lied to myself and others… [read more]

Go On Growing and Developing and Maturing in Christ Jesus
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
Originally posted Apr 22, 2019

How did this man who had so many weaknesses and obvious failings suddenly become courageous and fearless, and with an amazing concern for others? Peter experienced many ‘ups and downs’ during his three years in Jesus Christ’s discipleship school.   What was it that changed this fish merchant? … [read more]

Love Is Three
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Apr 21, 2019

Here is a mystery. There must be more than one for love to exist. Otherwise it must only be “self love” which is not love at all. Love begins with three (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) who are One. A table of two legs will not stand. A marriage, a Godly friendship, etc., of only two will not endure without love.… [read more]

False Theory
Find the Call' from Andy Castro
Originally posted Apr 21, 2019

 Much of what holds us back in life is of our own doing. It may be the bad decisions we made in our youth. Perhaps it was the career or job of choice. Maybe it was the lifelong mate we chose in the guise of infatuation. Possibly it was a religious belief implanted in us by our parents and grandparents. Mostly I… [read more]

...and the blind see
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Originally posted Apr 21, 2019

    …and the blind see. by Gina Burgess My eyes leak tears of great sadness. The darkness has overcome the glorious light. For hours the darkness shadowed the world and I could not see, nor no one could see. It was as if I were blind once again, but this time the whole of the… [read more]

Your Personal Inheritance
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Apr 20, 2019

The word "inheritance" can mean so many different things. Most initially think about money, or material possessions after their parent(s) or close relatives die and pass their belongings along. However, it can also mean what religious, political, and socioeconomic status you… [read more]

Hannah’s Prayers
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted Apr 19, 2019

                1 Samuel 1:9-17, 18, 20             1 Samuel 2:1-10               Prayer of Petition              … [read more]

Bible and Quote - September 16-20, 2013
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted Apr 19, 2019

 Sing to God, sing praises to His name; Lift up a song for Him who rides through the deserts, Whose name is the Lord, and exult before Him. Psalms 68:4       God hath enlarged my heart with joy and comfort, when I was like a man imprisoned by grief and sorrow. Charles Haddon Spurgeon,… [read more]

Unbelieving “Born-agains”
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Apr 19, 2019

        A Barna poll of a few years ago confirms statements by Dave Shiflett in the Wall Street Journal; claiming many Christians no longer feel compelled to convert heathens (or unbelievers) – primarily because they aren’t sure there are any.  (And that trend certainly hasn’t… [read more]

Growth
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted Apr 18, 2019

Having grandkids has built a fresh new understanding about growth in my mind. With my grandkids now a month old we have a benchmark of how they are doing. Grace Lynn was four pounds and five ounces at birth while Sean Patrick was four pounds two ounces at birth. Grace is now six pounds and nine ounces while Patrick… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

Morning and Evening for September 8
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"From me is thy fruit found." - Hosea 14:8 Our fruit is found from our God as to union. The fruit of the branch is directly traceable to the root. Sever the connection, the branch dies, and no fruit is produced. By virtue of our union with Christ we bring forth fruit. Every bunch of grapes have been first…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — April 24
Daily Light on the Daily Path

The Lord visited Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did unto Sarah as he had spoken. Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. — David encouraged himself in the LORD his God. — God will surelv visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to… — (click here to read more)

Condition of Blessing
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"Bring ye all of the tithes into the Storehouse, that there may be meat in Mine House, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of Heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it."   Malachi 3:10 Many read and plead this promise without noticing the condition upon… — (click here to read more)

Devotional for 'Nisan 19'
Voice of the Lord

One of the most striking symbols of the traditional Pesach seder (Passover service) is the special holder for the three matzot (sheets of unleavened bread). Known for generations as the matzah tash (unleavened bread holder), this ritual bag contains three separate compartments, each of which holds a piece of matzah. The rabbis have debated the original… — (click here to read more)

A Perfect Fit
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

While living in Bellville, Ohio, in 1991 we rented a place on Main Street that had a side porch that was screened in. I asked my landlord if he would mind if I converted it into a golf shop. He said that he had no problem with that so I did. Christian Custom Golf opened to very little fanfare but several customers.…… — (click here to read more)

Purity - not a popular thought
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

Now that we understand what Scripture means by the term "heart" - the core of our being - we ask ourselves another important question: What does our Lord mean when He uses the word "pure"? "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God." The word "pure" (Greek: katharos) means a heart that is clean or clear. Unfortunately,…… — (click here to read more)

Comfort
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Comfort - In Greek, parakaleisthe. Literally, "called to one's side" for the purpose of helping. "Comfort" is not a very good translation. The word is more closely associated with the idea of strength, help or consolation. The critical connection for this word is that it is the title that Jesus uses when he…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — April 24
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

I once wrote in an editorial that Christian believers are not orphans in this world, making the point that the divine Shepherd goes before us and that we travel an appointed way. A reader wrote to question my allusion to our traveling an "appointed" way, asking: "I was brought up a Methodist. In your comments, do you mean this to be… … — (click here to read more)

"I am the bread of life." John 6:35
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

"I am the bread of life." John 6:35

JESUS proposeth Himself to be our daily sustenance--we need bread for the soul as well as the body. In Jesus is all we need to refresh, strengthen, and satisfy us; but He must be received by faith. He must be daily received. Feeding upon Jesus yesterday will not do for today. We must go to Him afresh…

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