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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

Unchanging God
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

"I will come to you in judgment, and I will be ready to witness against sorcerers and adulterers; against those who swear falsely; against those who oppress the widow and the fatherless, and cheat the wage earner; and against those who deny [justice to] the foreigner. They do not fear Me," says the Lord of… [read more]

God – the Father of Mercies (6 of 15)
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

The mercy seat was a place, but it was also a symbol. The symbology of the mercy seat is declared in the name by which it was called. Mercy was available at the mercy seat; mercy was an attribute of the One whose presence was manifested there. Mercy was and is an attribute of God. He was and is a merciful God and it is… [read more]

Be Strong Where Jesus Christ Wants You To Be Strong
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw

Paul is writing this letter to the Ephesian Church while imprisoned in Rome.    We come to the concluding verses of Chapter 3.  Why does God allow this?   From the very beginning of the Church of Jesus Christ there have been those imprisoned for their faith in Jesus and for their courageous… [read more]

Additional Articles

The Bible and You (2)
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Nov 10, 2019

God’s written Word - the Bible - has been given through the Holy Spirit, as "light" to all mankind. It is the living Word of Jesus, who IS the light of all the world, as we saw in part one last week. It is THE "lighthouse" for the stormy and frightening sea of this world - the only way to the shore… [read more]

Using Our Special Gifts - Part 6
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Originally posted Nov 10, 2019

__________________Attributes of the Server Gift of SERVICE – MINISTERING Greek word – Diakonia (dee-ak-on-ee'-ah) service, ministering, esp. of those who execute the commands of others of those who by the command of God proclaim and promote religion among men of the office… [read more]

The Affordable Train Wreck
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Nov 9, 2019

  Do these words sound familiar? “If you like your health insurance plan, you can keep your plan. If you like your Doctor, you can keep your Doctor…period!” Again, sound familiar. These words were spoken over and over (some 34 times) by our current President in an attempt to derail insurance companies,… [read more]

Bible and Quote April 7-11, 2014
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted Nov 8, 2019

 O sing to the Lord a new song, For He has done wonderful things; His right hand and His holy arm have gained the victory. Psalms 98:1          We may break ourselves off from all that is sinful in our past lives, and begin afresh, saying, ‘God helping me! I will write another sort of… [read more]

Questioning The Cross
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Nov 8, 2019

        Many in our society today question, not so much the person of Jesus – who is too widely accepted as a leading historical figure in one form or another; but questioning – even attacking – the cross.  Its function and value declared grotesque and insulting to today’s… [read more]

Sound of His Praise
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted Nov 8, 2019

    Bless our God, O peoples; let the sound of his praise be heard, who has kept our soul among the living and has not let our feet slip. Psalm 66:8-9 (ESV)   Bless our God, O peoples We are to bless God, the people of every nation and culture. For some time, I have been… [read more]

In God's Time
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted Nov 7, 2019

I can hardly believe it has been twenty years. This date has long been etched in my memory banks as one of the more frustrating ones in my life. Some days do that. They burn deeply into our memories and do not allow us to forget them. Some are bad memories while others are good ones. This one is neither. This… [read more]

Who did Cain Marry?
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Nov 6, 2019

This question was the Achilles heel of the Scopes trial in 1925. It was without answer, proof that the Bible is in error. The biblical account couldn't have happened because Genesis lists Adam, Eve, Cain, and Abel as the only people on the planet and then Cain kills his brother, goes… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

Morning and Evening for February 20
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"God, that comforteth those that are cast down." - 2 Corinthians 7:6 And who comforteth like him? Go to some poor, melancholy, distressed child of God; tell him sweet promises, and whisper in his ear choice words of comfort; he is like the deaf adder, he listens not to the voice of the charmer, charm he never…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — November 11
Daily Light on the Daily Path

He led them on safely. I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment. Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared. — In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and… — (click here to read more)

The LORD's Free Men
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace."   Romans 6:14 Sin will reign if it can: it cannot be satisfied with any place below the throne of the heart. We sometimes fear that it will conquer us, and then we cry unto the LORD, "Let not any iniquity have dominion over me." This is His comforting answer:… — (click here to read more)

Devotional for 'Cheshvan 13'
Voice of the Lord

One of the first words we learn, especially if we have older siblings, is "mine." And it seems to be one of the first words we are ready to fight for. We hold on to things and are very reluctant to give them up. Beruryah was the wife of Rabbi Meir, a second century teacher. One Sabbath, both of their sons died while Rabbi Meir was praying and studying at… — (click here to read more)

Chip N' Dale
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

When I was a kid growing up I remember watching the cartoons on Saturday mornings. Of course, being older I remember such antiquated heroes as Crusader Rabbit. Popeye and his gang were there in their older drawn versions as well as others such as Bugs Bunny before Mel Blanc got a hold of his voice. They were all pretty…… — (click here to read more)

No Change - No Conversion
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

A word which the gospel associates with salvation is the word "conversion." Salvation is the offer of divine forgiveness and the gift of eternal life; conversion is the way we enter into that experience and receive the gift. The word "conversion" means to turn about or change one's direction. Though other religions…… — (click here to read more)

Deceit
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Deceit - The Greek word is dolos. We are probably most familiar with the translation "guile", but neither guile nor deceit really captures the flavor of this word. The word is used in classic Greek to describe bait for fishing and also for the Trojan horse and other disguised traps. It means any clever device…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — November 11
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

For choosing God as our one all absorbing interest we Christians are sometimes scorned or written off as hopelessly narrow-minded. But must we apologize? Must we apologize that we have chosen Christ as our career? That we deliberately will to walk with those who walk with God? That we have chosen eternity over time and heaven over earth? Must we… … — (click here to read more)

The Lord is my helper. - Hebrews 13:6
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

The Lord is my helper. - Hebrews 13:6

This is a very encouraging view of the Most High God: He is the helper of His people, and therefore it is that they are more than conquerors.

Beloved, let us remember this, when called to perform self-denying duties, or to pass through great and sore troubles. We can do nothing right, apart from God; but…

… — (click here to read more)

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