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Archives: "Today's Little Lift"
  • Some people have emotional and mental hangups that cause them to live in the past. Others constantly worry about the future such that they cannot live in or enjoy the present. Still yet, some folks miss living in the present by wearing “rose colored glasses” constantly and never quite coming to grips with reality.…
    September 23, 2019
  • “See that you do not refuse Him who speaks. For if they did not escape who refused Him who spoke on earth, much more shall we not escape if we turn away from Him who speaks from heaven, whose voice then shook the earth; but now He has promised, saying, 'Yet once more I shake not only the earth, but…
    September 22, 2019
  • Because history has a way of repeating itself, it can be a good thing to take a backward look every now and then, or as we have styled it in the title of this series, A Little Then and Now is OK Now and Then. Actually when we are inclined to look back, there are a couple of rules that we ought to check out,…
    September 21, 2019
  • Every now and then I think about the past. On second thought, maybe I think about it more frequently than every now and then. Maybe I think about it too much! At any rate, it is good to consider how often we indulge ourselves in journeys into the past and what real benefit results from those excursions (or for that matter,…
    September 20, 2019
  • Generally, persistence is a good thing; we see it as a virtue. However, depending on the cause that is being pursued, we sometimes see persistence as a vice. For instance, the tiny voice that keeps saying, “Daddy, I want a drink of water!” is persistence personified, but after a while, its cuteness vanishes…
    September 19, 2019
  • “O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? I thank God—through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, with the mind I myself serve the law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin.” (Romans 7.24-25). The wretched man is a man in misery. There are but two usages of this graphic word…
    September 18, 2019
  • God is not a sinner; never sinned and never will. However, the “law of sin” had an effect upon Him. It did not begin at the time of Jesus' crucifixion; it did not begin at the time of Jesus' birth; it did not begin at the time of the prophets; it did not begin when Adam and Eve sinned. The law of sin…
    September 17, 2019
  •     In the last verse of Romans 7, it is “the law of sin.” In the second verse of Romans 8, it is “the law of sin and death.” Call it what you will, but it is the blight of mankind. It was this law that made the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh an absolute necessity. Had there been…
    September 16, 2019
  •  Tired of ordinary sermons? For a refreshing change, try the Sermon on the Mount. The contents of this timeless sermon are not ordinary; its speaker was not ordinary; its purpose was not ordinary; its implications were not ordinary. About the only thing ordinary about the Sermon on the Mount were the issues with which…
    September 15, 2019
  • “For I delight in the law of God according to the inward man. But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? I thank God——through…
    September 14, 2019
  •  Yesterday, I stated, “Let it be known that I don't like laws.” And I'll tell you what I think; I think that every honest person who looked inside of him or herself said, “I kinda' agree with Jim on that one. Sometimes I just don't like laws either.” Inside all of us is the…
    September 13, 2019
  • Law! What does the word mean? How is it used in the Scriptures? More particularly, how is it used in the New Testament and in the writings of Paul the apostle? Does the word have applicability to me? As a son of liberty in Christ Jesus, am I under law, or is it an antiquated idea whose time has come and gone? First, let…
    September 12, 2019
  • “For I delight in the law of God according to the inward man. But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? I thank God——through…
    September 11, 2019
  • I was late, but what else is new! I overslept - and it felt good! I hurried to try to make up precious seconds. When the $2.15 pill I had intended to swallow rimmed the bathroom sink and disappeared down the drain, I knew things just might get worse before they got any better! Of all mornings to be low on gas, why did…
    September 10, 2019
  • I was late, but what else is new! I overslept - and it felt good! I hurried to try to make up precious seconds. When the $2.15 pill I had intended to swallow rimmed the bathroom sink and disappeared down the drain, I knew things just might get worse before they got any better! Of all mornings to be low on gas, why did…
    September 9, 2019

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Jim Bullington - A Christian writer whose insight into the scriptures is reflected in practical application lessons in every article. The reader will find that the Bible speaks directly to him/her through these articles. God is always exalted and His word is treated with the utmost respect in this column.

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