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Today's Articles

The Pregnancy Angel
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

"I assure you: Anyone who hears My word and believes Him who sent Me has eternal life and will not come under judgment, but has passed from death to life. "I assure you: An hour is coming, and is now here, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live. For just as the Father… [read more]

What of Jesus' Detractors? (1 of 4)
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

Nov. 6,2007; The Series - Jesus, Unique & Unequaled Teacher Focus Text: Mark 3.13-21 I wonder what would have happened in 1948 on the morning after the presidential election if Harry Truman had believed the headlines of the Chicago Daily Tribune, the headlines which boldly proclaimed,… [read more]

Additional Articles

God Wants To Show Us How We Can Be Blessed
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
Originally posted Feb 8, 2016

Come with me into the Book of Psalms   Of all the years I have writing “Word from Scotland” we have never seriously taken time to study the Psalms – at least a few Psalms.   It has always been my joy to go through a book of the Bible. Psalm 1 – where we read these opening words… [read more]

Kiss Of Passion
Find the Call' from Andy Castro
Originally posted Feb 7, 2016

The heart beats faster with every gaze into the eyes of your love. Your hands sweat and it's harder to breath. The excitement level is near maximum capacity and you wonder how you could ever live another year, day or moment without the love. It's beyond passion and purpose. It's what you were made for. It's… [read more]

A Way Of Escape
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Feb 7, 2016

Trials of our life and trials of our faith are difficult to endure. Regardless of the origin or the intensity. Actually the trials of our life are, or become, trials of our faith. How can you endure your trials, without them destroying or injuring your faith? There are wonderful and comforting words from the Apostle Paul… [read more]

Bearing the Fruit of God's Will - Part 3
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Originally posted Feb 7, 2016

Is there a person in your life that causes sparks to fly just like iron scraping iron? That person may be your Jabin. He was king in Hazor, a city state of Canaan during the time of the judges. God sold the Israelites into his hand because they went back to their wanton ways after Ehud died. There had been peace… [read more]

Leaving Unhealthy Relationships
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Feb 6, 2016

  Most have experienced it: staying with the same person no matter how bad and unhealthy a relationship becomes, hoping against the odds that things will eventually get better allowing love to prevail. Some look to God, wish upon a star, or seek out and counsel with every psychologist around to heal the broken seams,… [read more]

Bible and Quote Oct 11-15, 2010
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted Feb 5, 2016

  The commandment of the Lord is pure. Psalm 19:8b   It is contrary to reason for a thirsty person to turn from a pure, sparkling mountain stream to quench his thirst at a stale, putrid cistern—yet that is what the human race does when it rejects God’s truth and standards in favor… [read more]

Extreme Faith
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Feb 5, 2016

       Last week we looked at a few of the benefits and pitfalls of the new way some are “doing church.”  As stated before, a periodic examination of who we are and what we are about is good for the soul of any individual and every organization.  But we must remain faithful… [read more]

God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted Feb 5, 2016

 New                Early last month, people were wishing others a happy new year. We approach December 31 with hope that the upcoming year will be kinder than the one that will soon end.                 … [read more]

The Fair Way
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted Feb 4, 2016

In all the Scottish lore which comprises the rich history of golf, there is a tidbit concerning the naming of the area on which the game was to be played. As the story goes, two gentlemen were contemplating their attempt to advance a round object toward an area of green grass. "So, Angus," began one of the men,… [read more]

From a Bad Movie
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Feb 3, 2016

 I'm sure you've seen the scene repeated over and over in different movies. The bad guy has someone important in their power -- a loved one, a president, an innocent victim, whatever -- with the threat of deadly violence to them if the good guy doesn't drop his own carefully aimed, tightly held weapon.… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from

Instantaneous And Insistent Sanctification
Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"

When we pray to be sanctified, are we prepared to face the standard of these verses? We take the term sanctification much too lightly. Are we prepared for what sanctification will cost? It will cost an intense narrowing of all our interests on earth, and an immense broadening of all our interests in God. Sanctification…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening for November 22
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"Israel served for a wife, and for a wife he kept sheep." - Hosea 12:12 Jacob, while expostulating with Laban, thus describes his own toil, "This twenty years have I been with thee. That which was torn of beasts I brought not unto thee: I bare the loss of it; of my hand didst thou require it, whether stolen…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — February 9
Daily Light on the Daily Path

Now he is comforted. Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the LORD shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended. — He will swallow up death in victory; and the LORD God will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth.… — (click here to read more)

The Dross Purged
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried; they shall call on My Name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is My people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God"   Zechariah 13:9 Grace transmutes us into precious metal, and then the fire and the furnace follows as a… — (click here to read more)

Devotional for 'Shevat 30'
Voice of the Lord

No believer is called to ignorance. Every believer is called to study. If we are ignorant, for example, about answers to rabbinic objections regarding Messianic prophecy, then we are responsible to take the time to dig for those answers. The answers are there, but it's up to us to study and find them. Then we need never be ashamed. Centuries ago, there… — (click here to read more)

How's Your Education?
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

Art Linkletter used to have a program on TV called "People Are Funny." If you watch people long enough you will agree. Just this past evening I saw something that I never thought I would see on a game show. My wife and I had just finished supper and we sat down to watch "Wheel of Fortune." One of the puzzles…… — (click here to read more)

Fullness - only in God
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

The subject of God's knowledge must be linked to His wisdom, and it is this aspect of the divine nature that we consider now. What does the Bible mean when it describes God as wise? It means the ability to use knowledge to the best possible ends. This ability is found in its fullness only in God. God is never other…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

>Possession - Although the Greek word peripoiesin can be translated by the English expressions "to save or preserve for oneself", "to acquire or get possession of", or "to gain", all of these miss part of the important background of this word. Behind the New Testament usage is the Old Testament idea that God's…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — February 9
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

Is the Lord Jesus Christ your most precious treasure in the whole world? If so, count yourself among "normal" Christians, rather than among "nominal" Christians! My old dictionary gives this definition as the meaning of nominal: Existing in name only, not real or actual; hence so small, slight, as to be hardly worth the name.… … — (click here to read more)

God is for me. - Psalms 56:9
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

God is for me. - Psalms 56:9

Beloved, the greatest mercy a sinner can enjoy is to have God on his side, engaged in his quarrel, and employed in his most important concerns; this mercy is yours.

God is for you. He chose you in Christ before the world began.

He formed you to show forth His praise. He preserved you in Christ until He called…

… — (click here to read more)

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