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Today's Articles

Obedience Opens Our Mouths
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

Now the time for Elizabeth to give birth was completed, and she bore a son. Then her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown her His great mercy, and they rejoiced with her. When they came to circumcise the child on the eighth day, they were going to name him Zachariah, after his father.… [read more]

Loving More and Less
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs

  There are some "hard sayings" in the Word of God. Jesus Himself made a statement that has been very difficult for some to accept. In fact, this statement has turned some away from a developing interest in becoming a Christian - it was just too much to grasp, and seemed contrary to all the sensitivities… [read more]

Using Our Special Gifts - Part 11
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess

Practical Applications The epitome of practical application of Spiritual Gifts is Jesus. He had them all in equal measure and applied them perfectly. We only need to read one of the Gospels to find Jesus illustrating them all. Since we are not Jesus, and since God promised us a prominence in one gift… [read more]

The Love of the Truth (7 of TBD)
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

Every ruled human entity has a political machine of one sort or another running it. The machine might be very, very simple or it may be extremely complex. The Pharisees and Lawyers who held sway over the hearts of many Jews in and around Jerusalem was a formidable political force. They withstood the pressures of the Roman… [read more]

Additional Articles

Driving Toward Success
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Dec 14, 2019

Most have imagined lives of incredible richness and success, wanting to claim their stake on earth as part of their individual plans. How we visualize, and drive toward attaining these desires ultimately determines how quickly they become reality. Those of us who make strides in the world of creativity are obviously… [read more]

Bible and Quote - May 12-16, 2014
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted Dec 13, 2019

 Moses . stood in the breach before Him.. Ps 106:23b      How greatly the intercession of the saints on behalf of others prevaileth with God. Saint Augustine of Hippo 354-430 Then Phinehas stood up and interposed, And so the plague (as a result of sin) was stayed; it was reckoned to him for righteousness,… [read more]

Mary’s Disappointment
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Dec 13, 2019

         Most of us fail to understand or take the time to comprehend the grave disappointments Mary experienced throughout her life.  No sooner had she expressed her deep faith in Gods ability to do right by her as a result of her willingness to be “the Lord’s servant”… [read more]

His Name
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted Dec 13, 2019

    …and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6b (ESV)   Isaiah gives us insight to some of the attributes of Jesus.   Wonderful Counselor   This child, Jesus would always be available to hear us. He… [read more]

The Coming Day
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted Dec 12, 2019

Nestled in the bowels of the state of Pennsylvania, Northeast of Pittsburgh, is a quiet little town of some six thousand or so residents. When you enter the town you are greeted by an enormous billboard that describes the town's most famous resident. When you read this billboard you realize that you are in that… [read more]

Testing, Testing
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Dec 11, 2019

 We live in an abundance of Christian music. We have all types, all styles, all forms, it seems. You can find hymns revisited, retuned, rewritten. You can find new stuff to excite and entertain. You can find easy listening to heavy metal, choral to rap. Jackie Hill-Perry is listed as part of the "Passion 4 Christ… [read more]

If I feel Discouraged Is There An Answer?
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
Originally posted Dec 9, 2019

When Nehemiah and his construction team were busy rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem they were faced with various challenges.   All of us have to face real challenging circumstances when we serve Jesus Christ, the King of Kings. When the walls were half way up the workers were confronted by criticism and sarcasm. … [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

Morning and Evening for January 17
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion." - Revelation 14:1 The apostle John was privileged to look within the gates of heaven, and in describing what he saw, he begins by saying, "I looked, and, lo, a Lamb!" This teaches us that the chief object of contemplation in the heavenly state is "the…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — December 15
Daily Light on the Daily Path

Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: who ... took upon him the form of a servant. — Even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for… — (click here to read more)

World Concord
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"And they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning-hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more."   Isaiah 2:4 Oh, that these happy times were come! At present the nations are heavily armed and are inventing weapons more and more terrible, as if the chief end of man could… — (click here to read more)

Devotional for 'Kislev 17'
Voice of the Lord

Some of the greediest people I have met were, at one time, needy themselves. One would think that in their present circumstances they would be sensitive to the needs of others. Instead, they hoard their plenty as they once clung to their little. Once they would boast of how much they would give if wealth were theirs. Now that they're wealthy, they are as… — (click here to read more)

In Privilege's Way
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

Something happened this past weekend that was barely a blip on most people's radar. I don't remember hearing mentioned on any of television's news magazines or reports. Perhaps I just missed them. The event was the death of Philip Crosby. He was 69 at his death. Died of natural causes unlike his three…… — (click here to read more)

No need for dead reckoning
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

The place where we can see life as a whole is in the sanctuary of God, or, if you prefer, in the presence of God. There we are reminded of things we have forgotten or ignored. See how the Good News Bible translates Acts 26:9: "I myself thought that I should do everything I could against the cause of Jesus of Nazareth."…… — (click here to read more)

Helps
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Helps - Look right at me while I lift this for you! Paul uses a very uncommon verb to capture the image of someone who jumps right in with you, face to face, and lifts up those burdens you carry. The verb is found only one other time in the New Testament (Luke 10:40). It's worth looking at that story. It is the story…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — December 15
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

For the Christian cross carrying and chastisement are alike but not identical. They differ in a number of important ways. The two ideas are usually considered to be the same and the words embodying the ideas are used interchangeably. There is, however, a sharp distinction between them. When we confuse them we are not thinking accurately; and when… … — (click here to read more)

The righteous also shall hold on his way. - Job 17:9
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

The righteous also shall hold on his way. - Job 17:9

The way to the kingdom is rough and rugged, our strength is often small, and our fears are very many. But if we are justified by grace, sanctified by the Spirit of truth, and pursue a consistent course, there is no doubt of our safe arrival at our Father's house; for "the righteous shall…

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