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Archives: "Today's Little Lift"
  • Wisdom doesn't always finish the same way. By that, I mean is comes in human flesh packaged in a huge variety of ways. It comes as the aged as well as the young; it comes in males and females; it comes in the highly educated as well as those who have accomplished little in the arena of formal academia; it comes in the…
    April 7, 2020
  • “When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, 'Son, your sins are forgiven you.' And some of the scribes were sitting there and reasoning in their hearts, “Why does this Man speak blasphemies like this? Who can forgive sins but God alone?” But immediately, when Jesus perceived in His spirit…
    April 6, 2020
  • “And again He [Jesus] entered Capernaum after some days, and it was heard that He was in the house. Immediately many gathered together, so that there was no longer room to receive them, not even near the door. And He preached the word to them. Then they came to Him, bringing a paralytic who was carried by four men.…
    April 5, 2020
  • “And again He [Jesus] entered Capernaum after some days, and it was heard that He was in the house. Immediately many gathered together, so that there was no longer room to receive them, not even near the door. And He preached the word to them. Then they came to Him, bringing a paralytic who was carried by four men.…
    April 4, 2020
  • “Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things…
    April 3, 2020
  • Mercy is not a new virtue with God; neither is it a blessing of the New Testament to the exclusion of the Old Testament. Fifteen hundred years before the first book of the New Testament was written, God’s plan included provisions for mercy. Notice how prominent mercy was even under Moses Law. “You shall make…
    April 2, 2020
  • I live in the southeastern United States of America. As many regions do, we Southerners have certain characteristics that are attributed to us; some are legitimate while others are founded on biases or stereotypes. A few years ago a friend and I were driving around the countryside where we encountered a gentleman who reminds…
    April 1, 2020
  • “Blood is thicker than water!” In most areas of the world, this saying or its equivalent simply means that family ties are stronger than all other ties. However, to the informed and faithful believer, there is a tie that is stronger than that of blood kinship. Mercy plays a significant role in these bonds even…
    March 31, 2020
  • Three more messages and this miniseries on Mercy Triumphs Over Judgment (James 2.13) will be completed. These three concluding messages will each focus on a great biblical text regarding mercy other than the titular text, James 2.13. “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according…
    March 30, 2020
  • Just how big a part do mercy and grace play in our salvation? In as much as Mercy Triumphs Over Judgment one would think that these godly twins play a substantial role. Today’s message will highlight two passages which focus on this very question. Paul writes: “And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord…
    March 29, 2020
  • How should the fact that Mercy Triumphs Over Judgment affect what I can know about my day to day fellowship with God? Were it not for mercy, could anyone be saved? If God were not exceedingly merciful and patient with humanity, what would be our immediate destiny? As we consider these questions, we will do…
    March 28, 2020
  • I live in the southeastern United States of America. As many regions do, we Southerners have certain characteristics that are attributed to us; some are legitimate while others are founded on biases or stereotypes. A few years ago a friend and I were driving around the countryside where we encountered a gentleman who reminds…
    March 27, 2020
  • How should the fact that Mercy Triumphs Over Judgment affect how I as a believer feel about the final judgment? Should I take comfort from the fact that there are certain principles of mercy that will be taken into consideration concerning my final destiny? Or, should I be fearful that God’s final verdict…
    March 26, 2020
  • “So speak and so do as those who will be judged by the law of liberty. For judgment is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.” (James 2.12-13). Mercy is obviously the central focus in these verses. Mercy is not the only quality that is necessary to find the eternal edicts…
    March 25, 2020
  • Find yourself in the following paragraph: “And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise [Luke’s version of the Golden Rule]. But if you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who do good to you,…
    March 24, 2020

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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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