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Today's Articles

Fighting Like a Girl
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

…Be earnest and disciplined in your prayers…Pray at all times and on every occasion in the power of the Holy Spirit. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all Christians everywhere. 1 Pe. 4:7; Eph. 6:18               Most girls,… [read more]

Profiles of the Prophets; The Series (44 of TBD)
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

Amos – Shepherd Prophet of Judgment (4 of 5) Focus Text: Amos 7.10-17 Godly men have always been the subject of ridicule and persecution; Amos was certainly not an exception.  Consider the following paragraph from the life of Amos, the Shepherd Prophet of… [read more]

Where Are You When It Comes To Giving And Receiving?
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw

In Luke Chapter 6 at verse 38, we have this lovely and challenging parable or picture which many have proved to be so true over the years.    It is about giving and it is a rather radical teaching on giving, but it comes from the lips of Jesus so we are on sound and solid ground.   If people we… [read more]

Additional Articles

Take Control of the Keyboard
Find the Call' from Andy Castro
Originally posted Aug 30, 2015

 Once we become "born again" we threw away the old script of our lives that were written from our experiences of pain, sorrow and heartache. But being “born again” gives us the opportunity to write a new story for our lives.  But there is an opposing factor that will still try to dictate… [read more]

Is Christ Living In You?
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Aug 30, 2015

For the last eight years "Christ In you..." has been the column title for articles appearing on the Live As If website. While reminiscing those years, I have felt that an explanation of those words, and what it means for Christ to be living in us, is needed. This is of the utmost importance, because if Jesus… [read more]

Of Prayers and Fruit
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Originally posted Aug 30, 2015

Jesus had a huge problem with the moneychangers because they were sticklers for Law rather than ministers to the people’s needs. When those scribes and Pharisees asked, “By what authority do you do these things?” Jesus uses the same source as He did with Satan… “It is written.”… [read more]

The Power of the Tongue
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Aug 29, 2015

I was sitting in a church auditorium recently, listening to a preacher talk about the power words have on us all, both written and spoken, and the great impact they convey to those around us. It was a well articulated speech, causing me to think about how large a role words play in our lives. Words are extremely powerful—… [read more]

Bible and Quote August 11-15
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted Aug 28, 2015

  (God to David through Nathan) I made you king over Israel and Judah. I freed you from the fist of Saul. I gave you . wives to have and to hold. And if that hadn't been enough, I'd have gladly thrown in much more. So why . evil? 2 Samuel 12:7-9 It is ungrateful to covet what God has prohibited, while we… [read more]

Ruth and the Samaritan Woman
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Aug 28, 2015

        The story of Ruth is essentially a love story with all the necessary story-line twists to make it compelling.  Having been widowed and living in a pagan land, she was reduced to absolute poverty from which she had no way of rescuing herself.  From this place of utter desolation,… [read more]

Attitude
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted Aug 28, 2015

                 Did anyone ever tell you that you had an ‘attitude’? I have. By this, I mean I have sometimes had what people consider a bad frame of mind. When I have less than a pleasant outlook, I look at things as being very dark—a… [read more]

When Satan Interferes
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted Aug 27, 2015

  Late this past Saturday morning I was making my way back to Georgetown from Minorsville where I had been making a few calls.  I had decided to squeeze one more in before lunch so I was going the long way into Georgetown so I could go by the bowling alley in hopes of catching up to one of… [read more]

That's Not Fair!
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Aug 26, 2015

The other day I was talking to a guy about what it means to be a Christian. You know, the standard difficulties. "It means being good." "I mean, why would God allow bad things to happen?" "How is it fair for God to send people to hell who never heard about Jesus?" The regular mistakes and objections. The… [read more]

Turning The Page
Quiet Time' from Kasia Kedzia
Originally posted Aug 25, 2015

 Things happen, that at first may seem all wrong, but when we have faith that something greater is at work, that God IS at work, all those things, end up working together for good. God has been calling me to a new level of trust in Him. He’s calling me to a level of total abandonment, complete surrender, and… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

My Joy . . . Your Joy
Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"

What was the joy that Jesus had? It is an insult to use the word happiness in connection with Jesus Christ. The joy of Jesus was the absolute self-surrender and self-sacrifice of Himself to His Father, the joy of doing that which the Father sent Him to do. "I delight to do Thy will." Jesus prayed that our joy…… — (click here to read more)

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

"I pray not that thou shouldst take them out of the world." - John 17:15 It is a sweet and blessed event which will occur to all believers in God's own time-the going home to be with Jesus. In a few more years the Lord's soldiers, who are now fighting "the good fight of faith" will have done with…… — (click here to read more)

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

The free gift is of many offences unto justification. Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. — I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins. Put me in remembrance: let us plead together: declare thou, that thou… — (click here to read more)

Divine, Ever-Living, Unchanging
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"But the Word of the LORD endureth for ever. And this is the Word which by the Gospel is preached unto you."   I Peter 1:25 All human teaching and, indeed, all human beings shall pass away as the grass of the meadow; but we are here assured that the Word of the LORD is of a very different character, for it shall endure forever. We have here a divine… — (click here to read more)

Devotional for 'Elul 16'
Voice of the Lord

In this record of Adam's words, we have history's first blame-shift. Not coincidentally, we also have history's first case of marital strife. Blame-shifting and strife are like Siamese twins; they're inseparable. That's because all sin leads to blame-shifting, which leads to strife. Though we may give blame-shifting other names, like "denial" or… — (click here to read more)

Knowing the Rules
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

Games have rules. Golf is not different than baseball, basketball, cricket or rugby. Its rules book has been refined and updated over the years to accommodate the changes that have been made in course conditions and the ever-being-modified equipment. Invariably, some place in a friendly match I play, a question concerning…… — (click here to read more)

Wisdom - Only from God
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

Wisdom provides us with an inner strength. That is the point Solomon is making in this passage. One who operates with wisdom possesses more strength than ten city officials. And those who have come up against officialdom and bureaucracy will know that this is some strength! When we have wisdom, we have the inner strength…… — (click here to read more)

Not
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Not - This is a harsh verse. It may not seem harsh because we are likely to modify its meaning to accommodate our own failures. We want to feel better about our efforts to meet its demands, so we lessen the impact of the verse by acting as though it says, "people who are not kind and generous and don't care about…… — (click here to read more)

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

God has revealed so many glorious contradictions in the lives and conduct of genuine Christian believers that it is small wonder that we are such an amazement to this world. The Christian is dead and yet he lives forever. He died to himself and yet he lives in Christ. The Christian saves his own life by losing it and he is in danger of losing it… … — (click here to read more)

"The Lord is good unto them that wait for Him." Lamentations 3:25
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

"The Lord is good unto them that wait for Him." Lamentations 3:25

THE Lord is good to all, and His tender mercies are over all His works; but He is especially benevolent, kind, and attentive to the praying, waiting soul. He has prepared of His goodness for the poor, and His goodness is ever great towards us. He bids us ask, promises…

… — (click here to read more)

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