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Today's Articles

Childish Desires
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put aside childish things. - 1 Corinthians 13:11 HCSB Unfortunately, American “Christianity” is often characterized by childish immaturity and shallowness. As with all spiritual conundrums,… [read more]

Things Which I Heard (John 8:26)
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

“'Therefore I [Jesus] said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.' Then they said to Him, 'Who are You?' And Jesus said to them, 'Just what I have been saying to you from the beginning. I have many things to say and to judge concerning… [read more]

The History of the Choir
'Winging It' from Stan Smith

There are those today who suggest that the concept of the church choir is outdated. However, if we look at the history and purpose of the choir, I suspect we will find that this ought not be the case. The “church choir” has its origins not in Roman Catholicism or in Christianity at all, but in the Old Testament.… [read more]

Additional Articles

“I Want To Fill the Holes in Your Faith”
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
Originally posted Aug 10, 2020

We move on in I Thessalonians to Chapter 3 and verse 6 – Having read something of the concern and compassion in the heart of paul for these new disciples of Jesus, now we are reading of the consolations of the Gospel and compensations and rewards and fruit.   God knows when we need encouragement –… [read more]

When the tank runs dry
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Originally posted Aug 9, 2020

  The unsatisfied soul is a train wreck waiting to happen… it is the broken tracks that derail an otherwise pretty good life, or so the world may think. Add fear to dissatisfaction and we have a sure fire derailment with a huge casualty list. It creates a life that is completely useless to God, for one who… [read more]

Driving Out Fear
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Aug 9, 2020

Fear and love are incompatible. One cannot exist permanently in the presence of the other Many things and issues can cause the presence of fear. Memories of the past can preoccupy - if they are bad memories - and cause a kind of subconscious fear. This can be ruling our lives, and keeping love out without our awareness… [read more]

Psalms 91:11
Voice of Inspiration' from Andy Castro
Originally posted Aug 9, 2020

'For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. ' Psalm 91:11 AMP Earthquakes shake and shift the ground we walk on. If it's strong enough, the shaking and shifting will damage and destroy the buildings we've settled in. So, it is with God. He destroys the thoughts of comfort… [read more]

The Humble Space Walker
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Aug 8, 2020

  On a summer evening in July of 1969, Neil Armstrong placed his left, then his right foot on the surface of the moon humbly saying, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” Words which will forever be etched in history books and minds of all who heard them across the airwaves.… [read more]

Bible and Quote April 12-16, 2010
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted Aug 7, 2020

  The proud ungodly care nothing for what God or the godly think; they blow them off. (The Message - paraphrased) Psalms 10:5   Your response can instantly reveal the Christian values by which you live. James C. Dobson, 1936- (The proud) says to himself, ‘Nothing will shake me; I'll… [read more]

Contending for the Faith
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Aug 7, 2020

       I couldn’t help but think of the book of Jude, which I recently read, while listening to a “celebrity” use his past attendance in church and his self-fashioned faith to reinforce his determination to live as he saw fit – which was decidedly unbiblical.  (As have… [read more]

The LORD, Our Help
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted Aug 7, 2020

    I lift my eyes to the hills— Where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, The Maker of heaven and earth.   The Psalmist asks and answers a basic question of humanity. He realizes his help comes from the creator, not the creation.   He… [read more]

Contending for the Faith
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Aug 7, 2020

          I couldn’t help but think of the book of Jude, which I recently read, while listening to a “celebrity” use his past attendance in church and his self-fashioned faith to reinforce his determination to live as he saw fit – which was decidedly unbiblical. … [read more]

Contending for the Faith
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Aug 7, 2020

       I couldn’t help but think of the book of Jude, which I recently read, while listening to a “celebrity” use his past attendance in church and his self-fashioned faith to reinforce his determination to live as he saw fit – which was decidedly unbiblical.  (As have… [read more]

Your Destination
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted Aug 6, 2020

Destinations. We all have, at some time, set out for a specific detination. If you belong to AAA you probably obtained a "Trip Tick" from them to help you get to your destination. Nowadays there are all sorts of computer programs and websites that can help us plot our way to even the most remote and insignificant of… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

Morning and Evening for May 21
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious." - 1 Peter 2:3 If:-then, this is not a matter to be taken for granted concerning every one of the human race. "If:"-then there is a possibility and a probability that some may not have tasted that the Lord is gracious. "If:"-then this is not a general but…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — August 12
Daily Light on the Daily Path

The Lord will not cast off for ever: but though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion. Fear thou not, ... saith the LORD: for I am with thee; I will not make a full end of thee, but correct thee in measure. — For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee. In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a… — (click here to read more)

Light in Darkness
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"For Thou art my lamp, O LORD: and the LORD will lighten my darkness."   2 Samuel 22:29 Am I in the light? Then Thou, O LORD, art my lamp. Take Thee away and my joy would be gone; but as long as Thou art with me, I can do without the torches of time and the candles of created comfort. What a light the presence of God casts on all things! We heard of a… — (click here to read more)

Devotional for 'Av 22'
Voice of the Lord

A recent survey asked professing followers of Yeshua if they believed in absolutes of right and wrong. The majority said they did not. Some years back, Joseph Fletcher, a liberal Episcopalian priest considered to be the father of situational ethics, argued that morality was simply a matter of what is "right" at any given moment. Take, for example, Mrs.… — (click here to read more)

Never Out-of-bounds
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

First tee jitters. You've just stepped to the first tee. You're stiff. Your last round of golf was not a good one with the driver. You were hitting your tee shots like a radical Republican; everything was far right. But the course was one that allowed you to stray right and not be punished. Now you're…… — (click here to read more)

Have a Great Childhood
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

Solomon's final comments in this chapter are aimed at the young. Enjoy your days one by one, he is saying, because before you know it, you will be an adult. The words that come next have sent some Christians into apoplexy: "Follow the ways of your heart and whatever your eyes see ..." (v. 9). I remember a youth…… — (click here to read more)

Ruining
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Ruining - Today a friend of mine pointed out this verse to me. He said, "Don't you see how it's often the little things that get in and destroy something that's growing well?" The Hebrew word here is habal. It has a funny association. In its basic form it means a cord or rope that this used to bind something.…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — August 12
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

The faith of the Christian rests upon Christ Himself. On Him we repose and in Him we live. Christ gains nothing from any human philosophy, however pure and noble it may be. He owes nothing to Plato or to Aristotle. If these men had never lived the Christ in whom dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily would have been all He ever was and is… … — (click here to read more)

"Thou shalt see greater things than these." John 1:50
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

"Thou shalt see greater things than these." John 1:50

WHEN the eyes of our understanding are opened by the Eternal Spirit, we begin to see out of darkness and obscurity; but our sight is imperfect, we have seen but little yet, there is much more behind to be revealed by-and-bye. We shall see greater depths of sin in our nature, and…

… — (click here to read more)

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