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Today's Articles

Metaphors from the Minor Prophets - Part 22
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

A Refiner's Fire & Launderer's Soap (Malachi 3.1-4; 2 of 4) "But who can endure the day of His [Messiah's] coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner's fire And like launderer's soap." (Malachi 3.2). Some see the Lord as destructive in much of what He did… [read more]

Fat Doctors and Self-Righteous Pastors
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

  Why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own? Matthew 7:3 A man went to his doctor for a physical examination. The doctor gave him an initial exam and then sent him to five other physicians, who checked him out in their areas of specialty. A week later, the man… [read more]

Adultery, Spiritual Style
'Winging It' from Stan Smith

James writes "to the twelve tribes in the Dispersion", to the Jews who are throughout the world. He has a lot to say about a lot of topics, but in chapter 4 he brings up the problem of infighting. Why do we have conflict? "The reason," he says, "is that you desire and do not have." So we fight… [read more]

Additional Articles

We Never Know What Is Happening As We Preach And Teach And Speak
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
Originally posted May 25, 2015

 Turn to Luke Chapter 5 and Verse 17.   The setting is that scene where Jesus heals the paralysed man.   The religious leaders were spiritually sick, and Jesus so wanted to heal them, but at this point He said and did nothing.  Is it not very difficult at times to remain silent?  … [read more]

Picking Scabs
Find the Call' from Andy Castro
Originally posted May 24, 2015

 As a boy, I had several cuts, scratches and bruises just like most boys do. I remember one particular incident when I had a good sized scrape on my knee from a bike accident. After few weeks I had a full scab and was on my way to complete healing. Unfortunately for me, we had a friend of the family visit us. Somehow… [read more]

Workplace Wars
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted May 24, 2015

"But understand this, that in the last days will come (set in) perilous times of great stress and trouble [hard to deal with and hard to bear]. For people will be lovers of self and [utterly] self-centered, lovers of money and aroused by an inordinate [greedy] desire for wealth, proud and arrogant and contemptuous… [read more]

The Seeds, the Weeds, the Leaven, the Pearl, and the Unbelief
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Originally posted May 24, 2015

  This is one of my favorite chapters. Jesus explains why He teaches the people in parables. God enlightened the Twelve to understand the mysteries of the kingdom to come, but the scribes and Pharisees refused to believe so understanding did not come to them. They were made blind and deaf by their unbelief. John quotes… [read more]

Watching Your Dollars Fly Away
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted May 23, 2015

Our economy is still struggling. We see it everyday with continued layoffs, further drops in the housing arena, jittery stock markets, and a stubborn unemployment rate that doesn't want to budge. All of these are coupled with the most negative political atmosphere since the gloomy days of the Great Depression.… [read more]

Bible and Quote May 11-15, 2015
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted May 22, 2015

 If I take the wings of the dawn, If I dwell in the remotest part of the sea, Even there Your hand will lead me, And Your right hand will lay hold of me. Ps 139:9-10 Just as the distance between us and God makes no separation and the gulf is one that is bridged over by His love, so distance in time leads to no exhaustion… [read more]

“Remember the men from whence you came.” (Celtic Proverb)
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted May 22, 2015

        Many peoples have revered their elders and ancestors, feeling a keen connection with the men and women of their past.  At times, this respect was expressed in extremes such as over-sensitivity to perceived insults and the virtual worship of their predecessors.  Sadly, a proper… [read more]

Looking with God's Eyes
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted May 22, 2015

  Looking at World Events As we read our local newspapers, catch the evening news on television, or get our news online, we discover the goings on of the world. Most of it speaks of hardship and tragedy for people. They are at the very least affected, if not injured, by the events.   Our Reaction               … [read more]

Finish the Course
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted May 21, 2015

Back in those halcyon days of yore (I love those old phrases) golf was contested by a format called match play. Match play is a contest in which the players compete from hole to hole not stroke to stroke. The player with the lowest score on any given hole wins the hole. The player with the most holes won wins the match.… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

The Life That Lives
Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"

The disciples had to tarry until the day of Pentecost not for their own preparation only; they had to wait until the Lord was glorified historically. As soon as He was glorified, what happened? "Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, He hath…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening for August 6
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"Watchman, what of the night?" - Isaiah 21:11 What enemies are abroad? Errors are a numerous horde, and new ones appear every hour: against what heresy am I to be on my guard? Sins creep from their lurking places when the darkness reigns; I must myself mount the watch-tower, and watch unto prayer. Our heavenly…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — May 27
Daily Light on the Daily Path

The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him. Praise the LORD of hosts: for the Lord is good; for his mercy endureth for ever. — God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. — I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. — Who is like… — (click here to read more)

As the Life — So the Fruit
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"For if these thing be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our LORD Jesus Christ."   2 Peter 1:8 If we desire to glorify our LORD by fruitfulness, we must have certain things within us; for nothing can come out of us which is not first of all within us. We must begin with faith, which is… — (click here to read more)

A Difficult Course
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

Golfers like to be able to enjoy playing the game. Many times we will choose courses that play to our strengths or, as in my case, lack of them. Such as a golfer who has trouble putting the ball in the fairway from the tee will look for a golf course that, though it has rough, is wide open with little or no trees…… — (click here to read more)

Receptivity - the first law of life
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

We ended yesterday by saying that the first step toward mental and spiritual health is self-renunciation and receptivity. I must be willing to acknowledge my need of Christ, stop striving to find happiness and instead receive Him into my life then, like the disciples we talked about the other day, I have reached the shore…… — (click here to read more)

Looking
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Looking - This is a form of the Greek verb emblepso. Here it is in the present tense, active. It means that these men stood there, staring off into the sky, after the event was already finished. They were straining their eyes to see just a bit more. And two angels came along with the question, "Why are you…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — May 27
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

The Church in America suffered a greater loss than she has since discovered when she rejected the example of good men and chose for her pattern the celebrity of the hour. Human greatness cannot be determined by popularity polls nor by the number of lines any man rates in the public press. It is altogether unlikely that we know who our greatest men… … — (click here to read more)

And He blessed him there. Genesis 32:29
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

And He blessed him there. Genesis 32:29

POOR Jacob, full of fears and alarm, retired to plead with his God; he wept and made supplication, he had power with God, and prevailed. AND HE BLESSED HIM THERE. Our God delights to bless us; therefore He began so early, for He blessed us with all spiritual blessings in Jesus, before the foundation of…

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