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Today's Articles

The Origins of the Old Covenant
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

History of the Bible   Therefore, brothers, stand firm and hold to the traditions you were taught, either by our message or by our letter. - 2 Thessalonians 2:15 HCSB   To discuss the history of the English Bible is to discuss languages. You must realize that only 1,000 years ago, English didn’t… [read more]

Say On (1-4-11)
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

“But when they [Paul and Barnabas] departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day and sat down. And after the reading of the Law and the Prophets, the rulers of the synagogue sent to them, saying, 'Men and brethren, if you have any word of exhortation for… [read more]

God Inhabits The Ordinary
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs

At times God may seem distant. It can be a very lonely feeling. At times, to the point of desperation. In these times, we long to reduce the distance, feel His closness again. This can be caused by distractions, neglect, and the ever present business and demands of our human existence. We feel the need for closeness with… [read more]

The Applause
Find the Call' from Andy Castro

Am I hearing the sound of applause?   Do I hear the sound of victory?   Do I ever hear the sound of praise for a good days work?   Does my heart ever shout out loud simply because I took action toward my purpose in life?   Does my heart ever give me a standing ovation because I did something… [read more]

Additional Articles

That Time of Year
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Nov 22, 2014

  This time of year always brings to light the inner-emotions of every human being. For better or worse, angry or happy, blessed or starving, employed or not, living among the devastation of war or sitting underneath the comfortable blanket of peace, we all have something to be thankful for and look forward to the… [read more]

Bible and Quote November 10-14, 2014
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted Nov 21, 2014

 I will meditate on Your statutes. Ps 119:48b            It is not hasty reading, but serious meditation on holy and heavenly truths that makes them prove sweet and profitable to the soul. Thomas Brooks, 1608-80, English Puritan preacher, author Remember the word to Your servant, In which… [read more]

Commitment;Confidence in the Lord
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted Nov 21, 2014

                   We don’t hear very much about it these days. However, as we mature, we learn we have to have commitment in order to be successful in life. Long term projects require concentration and commitment. My husband and I had… [read more]

“…the truth will set you free.”
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Nov 21, 2014

       John 8:32 is a frequently quoted passage from scripture.  But what is truth?  (A question asked by Pilate (John 8:38) and countless others throughout time; some seeking legitimate answers, others using that question to challenge authority and “conventional” wisdom.) … [read more]

The Joy of the Lord
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted Nov 20, 2014

Has it really been three years yesterday since Annika Sorenstam opened play at the Colonial with a 71? Granted, she fired a 74 the next day and missed the cut. But she opened the tournament with a solid round and, if memory serves me well, beat her fellow competitors in her group that Thursday. Did anyone think she could… [read more]

2nd Corinthians Giving
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Nov 19, 2014

I never noticed this before. In Paul's second epistle to the church at Corinth he writes in the 8th chapter encouraging them to continue their work of putting together a care package for the saints in Jerusalem. The way he does this is to give them a positive example. So he tells this relatively rich church about… [read more]

Only The Church Of Jesus Christ Can Say “Grace And Peace To You”
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
Originally posted Nov 17, 2014

 We have done 84 studies in these first 14 Chapters of the Gospel of Matthew.   Let's take a break, and turn to the book of Revelation.        Revelation Chapter 1, and here, right at the beginning of Chapter 1, we see God giving a word to Jesus, and Jesus gives this word to an angel,… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

Distraction Of Antipathy
Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"

The thing of which we have to beware is not so much damage to our belief in God as damage to our Christian temper. "Therefore take heed to thy spirit, that ye deal not treacherously." The temper of mind is tremendous in its effects, it is the enemy that penetrates right into the soul and distracts the mind from…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening for February 8
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"Thou shalt call his name Jesus." - Matthew 1:21 When a person is dear, everything connected with him becomes dear for his sake. Thus, so precious is the person of the Lord Jesus in the estimation of all true believers, that everything about him they consider to be inestimable beyond all price. "All thy garments…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — November 23
Daily Light on the Daily Path

Whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil. LORD, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations. — He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. — His truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Your life is hid with Christ in God. — He that… — (click here to read more)

Acquiring Perseverance
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"The LORD thy God will put out those nations before thee by little and little."   Deuteronomy 7:22 We are not to expect to win victories for the LORD Jesus by a single blow. Evil principles and practices die hard. In some places it takes years of labor to drive out even one of the many vices which defile the inhabitants. We must carry on the war with… — (click here to read more)

God's Sight, Not Ours
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

As the 1950's belonged to the hard charging knight from Latrobe, Pennsylvania, Arnold Palmer, so did the 1960's belong to the burgeoning talents of the chubby kid from Columbus, Ohio, Jack Nicklaus. As the 70's began people wondered who would step forward to challenge the Golden Bear as the new kid on the…… — (click here to read more)

Without a Rival
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

The next aspect of Christian uniqueness we consider is the Person of our Lord Himself. "Christianity is Christ," said one great preacher. "He is not just the Founder of Christianity but its very foundation. On Him rests the weight of bringing all men and women to God." It is important to reflect at this point, as John Stott…… — (click here to read more)

My
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

My - In Greek, mou meaning "me or mine". Literally the verse reads, "Do not make the house the Father of me a place of merchandise." Such a simple word. But the implication is enormous. Jesus never refers to the temple as our Father's house. Jesus uses the expression "my father" almost fifty times in…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — November 23
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

Jesus did not promise any of us that consistent Christian living would be easy! He did not promise a release from daily problems and pressures. He did not promise to take us to our heavenly home on a fluffy pink cloud! We live our lives in the knowledge of the grace of God, but we dare not forget that our Lord came to die for us and to express the… … — (click here to read more)

I will see you again. - John 16:22
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

I will see you again. - John 16:22

The presence of Jesus is the happiness of His people; when He is present manifesting His love, we are filled with joy and peace; but when He hides His face we are troubled. Nor is it any wonder, for then generally, Satan comes in with his temptations; our corruptions rise and trouble us; and for a time every…

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