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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

1 Peter.... - Part 1
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

Peter's first general epistle begins with these words: "Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To the pilgrims of the Dispersion..." (1 Peter 1.1a). Just exactly to whom Peter wrote is a matter of discussion among Bible student. However, it is worthy of note that he wrote to "the pilgrims of the dispersion." Consider… [read more]

The Breath of God
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

  The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters. – Genesis 1:2 NASB Then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living… [read more]

Easter Wonders
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell

The day that Jesus arose after being nailed to a wooden cross, crucified til death, and giving the world a promise of everlasting life is the most significant worldly event to ever happen. It's what gives believer's hope, reasons to not fear death, and a peace inside that says, "yes" there is another… [read more]

Additional Articles

Bible and Quote May 3-7, 2010
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted Mar 27, 2015

  You will cause Your ear to hear, To do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, That the man of the earth may oppress no more. Psalms 10:17c,18     Passionate and satirical invectives (mocking abusive words) against bad men do more hurt than good; let it be to God in prayer, for he… [read more]

Finding Jesus
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Mar 27, 2015

       CNN is airing a multi-night special titled, “Finding Jesus: Faith, Fiction, Forgery”; ostensibly based on a number of biblical and extra- biblical sources with the so-called gospel of Judas at times taking center-stage.  Which is hardly new, since the discovery of this long-lost… [read more]

God With Us
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted Mar 27, 2015

                   Have you ever wondered if God was actually with us? Or did you think he created the world and then sat back to watch what we do with it? In Psalm 139:13, 15-16, we read David’s words of belief. “You knit me together… [read more]

Winning in Christ Jesus
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted Mar 26, 2015

Barring the unthinkable or unimaginable, Ben Curtis should win his second PGA Tour title today. The Booz Allen Classic has been plagued with inclement weather for the duration of the tournament. The venue, the Tour Players Club at Avenel hear Potomac, Maryland, is a beautiful course that has been graciously generous to… [read more]

Inspired
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Mar 25, 2015

Perhaps one of the most hotly contested Scriptures today is in Paul's second letter to Timothy. All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. (2 Tim 3:16-17) It is a claim… [read more]

Can We Not Preach And Teach Without Causing Division And Unrest?
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
Originally posted Mar 23, 2015

 When John preached and taught some got it very wrong and as we move to verse 15 of Luke Chapter 3, we read of that.    Some got it very wrong, and that is all right, provided it is corrected!        This is the Christ, they were saying.  They thought this might just possibly… [read more]

Seven Words
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Mar 22, 2015

There are many statements and combinations of words in the New Testament that can conjure up fear, worry, and feelings of dread. Certainly more than can be addressed in this article. However, there are seven words, according to at least several translations, that must be some of the most dreaded and feared of all recorded… [read more]

Forgiving self... is that biblical?
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Originally posted Mar 22, 2015

Someone once pointed out to me that the notion of forgiving yourself was not a Biblical principle. I hunted and searched for hours trying to find something in the Bible about forgiving oneself. The closest I came was David’s psalm 51 when he asked God to create in him a clean heart and to renew a right spirit within… [read more]

The Warrior's Belief - Part 3
Find the Call' from Andy Castro
Originally posted Mar 22, 2015

Proverbs 4:24 Put away from you false and dishonest speech, and willful and contrary talk put far from you. The last two weeks I talked about the strategies of the enemy after finding the call and purpose for your life. (You can find those two articles in the archives.) You will at some point realize the plans of God… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

Isn'T There Some Misunderstanding?
Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"

I may not understand what Jesus Christ says, but it is dangerous to say that therefore He was mistaken in what He said. It is never right to think that my obedience to a word of God will bring dishonour to Jesus. The only thing that will bring dishonour is not obeying Him. To put my view of His honour in place of what He…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening for October 5
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"He arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the strength of that meat forty days and forty nights." - 1 Kings 19:8 All the strength supplied to us by our gracious God is meant for service, not for wantonness or boasting. When the prophet Elijah found the cake baked on the coals, and the cruse of water placed…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — March 28
Daily Light on the Daily Path

Be strong and of a good courage. The LORD is my light and my salvation: whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life: of whom shall I be afraid? — He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: but they that wait upon the… — (click here to read more)

Lead the Way
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"The LORD shall make thee the head, and not the tail."   Deuteronomy 28:13 If we obey the LORD, He will compel our adversaries to see that His blessing rests upon us. Though this be a promise of the law, yet it stands good to the people of God; for Jesus has removed the curse, but He has established the blessing. It is for saints to lead the way… — (click here to read more)

I'll Try
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

Back in the late 80's I attended a seminar in which the leader asked a very interesting question. "If you know everything that other people know who are successful in their fields could you do their job?" He proceded to show us a number of examples which illustrated that even to the point of shoving a straw through…… — (click here to read more)

"Nutty" - the right word
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

A danger that we must acquaint ourselves with as we discuss the need to contemplate God more deeply is that of becoming more interested in godliness than in God Himself. Theologian Jim Packer puts the point effectively when he says that "moving in evangelical circles as I do I am often troubled by what I find. While my…… — (click here to read more)

Knowledge
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Knowledge - One of the Greek words for knowledge is gnosis. There was an ancient sect called the Gnostics. They believed in secret knowledge. Both of these words, gnosis and Gnostic have made their way into English. They now mean mystical religious beliefs. In fact, there are still secret knowledge…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — March 28
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

John the Baptist gave his questioners a brief sentence that I have called the "hope and the despair" of mankind. He told them that "a man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven." John was not referring to men's gifts. He was speaking of spiritual truth. Divine truth is of the nature of the Holy Spirit, and for that reason…… — (click here to read more)

"I am the Lord's." Isaiah 44:5
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

"I am the Lord's." Isaiah 44:5

NOT only because He has chosen me from others, in Jesus His beloved Son; nor merely because I am redeemed from among men, by the precious blood of Immanuel; but also because I have surrendered myself up into the Lord's hand, with all I have and am, to be taught by His Spirit, ruled by His word, supplied…

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