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Archives: "Today's Little Lift"
  • What think ye of the parables? Do you see them as neat little stories that could be understood easily and embraced by all with equal comfort. Well, nothing could be further from the truth! The parables of Jesus, precious and memorable as they are, were the source of great controversy. It was here that a great separation…
    February 16, 2020
  • Buyer beware! Caveat emptor! These warnings ought to get our attention. But, how about the warning, “Believer beware”? This is Peter’s message; it ought not to go unheeded! “But there were [in the Old Testament era] also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers…
    February 15, 2020
  • Today’s message takes up by quoting the final paragraph of the previous lesson. It reads: “The non-critical listener is poised to fall. As John so succinctly put it, “…many false prophets have gone out into the world.” (1 John 4.1). This being the case, John implored his brothers and sisters…
    February 14, 2020
  • The love for the truth is distinctly different from the love of the truth. One’s love for the truth occurs as the concepts of truth are pursued; this love motivates toward the discovery of truth. In contrast, the love of the truth results from knowing God and embracing His character as…
    February 13, 2020
  • Jesus said, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear!” (Matthew 11.15). Stubborn and rebellious as we are, we say, “Well, Duh! Why would anyone say something like, 'He who has ears to hear, let him hear?' Of course, someone without ears can't hear!'” And we totally miss the point…
    February 12, 2020
  • “Every way of a man is right in his own eyes...” (Proverbs 21.2a). I can state this another way that is equally truthful but hard to accept; here it is: Until I see myself through eyes other than my own, I will never know the truth about myself! Read these words again; they are of utmost importance! Until…
    February 11, 2020
  • You could read this paragraph hurriedly and go on about your business, but I beg you not to; I beg you to read it and let it impact your life. I do not ask this because it is something I wrote; quite the contrary, it contains a timeless truth that God revealed about you... and me... and about every…
    February 10, 2020
  • “Self deception is preceded by the decision to move truth out of the realm of the objective and into a realm where it is weighed in one’s own eyes. This opens the door to deception!” This quotation was chosen to end this column a few days ago. Self-deception is frequently a fatal error; by that…
    February 9, 2020
  • Lying wonders - they are not new. In fact, they have been around for almost as long as the real thing! Everything that is good and edifies has its counterpart (and very often counterfeit). Such is certainly the case with true miracles and signs. Consider a case from the book of Acts. “Then some of the itinerant Jewish…
    February 8, 2020
  • Why would Satan chose to perform lying signs and wonders? Simple! Because God had chosen to confirm His word through the use of true signs and wonders (see Hebrews 2.1-4). Counterfeit miracles, if they could be convincingly pulled off, would be a great way to deceive some into accepting Satan’s word as God’s…
    February 7, 2020
  • Concerning one of the most fundamental doctrines of the Christian faith, Thomas was an unbeliever. The others had seen the resurrected Christ but Thomas wasn’t present. Being a man of strong convictions and demanding reasons for his faith, Thomas said, “Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put…
    February 6, 2020
  • Does the Bible teach that it is wrong to request a sign from someone who professes to be a prophet? Satan knows that signs and miracles have been from of old the means by which God has identified His prophets. This being the case, he has counterfeited these signs and wonders in order to deceive those who might otherwise…
    February 5, 2020
  • Did Jesus teach or does the Bible teach that it is wrong to request a sign from someone who professes to be a prophet? This is one of the fundamental questions which we posed as we entered this study of events from Matthew 12. Here are the specific verses which have been the basis upon which some have stated that it is…
    February 4, 2020
  • One set of facts and two diametrically opposing conclusions! How often does this phenomenon occur? The universe exists with the intricate and unfathomable designs that it displays; one person looks up and thanks His Creator while another person looks down and thanks mother nature and blind evolution for his existence. A…
    February 3, 2020
  • “Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered, saying, 'Teacher, we want to see a sign from You.' But He answered and said to them, 'An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. For as Jonah was three days and three nights…
    February 2, 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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