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Archives: "Today's Little Lift"
  • Regardless of what anyone says to the contrary, God cannot be put in a box; He is not owned by anyone or by any group of persons. God is God! He transcends all creation. He was before all things and all things that exist were created by Him. It would be the height of arrogance to think that I had any type of monopoly on…
    August 5, 2019
  • “Therefore by the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in His sight, for by the law is the knowledge of sin.” (Romans 3.20). The specific law under primary consideration is the Law of Moses, but it could include any law which demands perfect law keeping in order to be right in God’s sight. This…
    August 4, 2019
  • Guilty is such a terrible verdict. This is not to say that such a verdict is not correct at times, just that it is not ordinarily that which we desire. “Not guilty” has a much more pleasant ring. No right thinking person wishes to be found guilty of crimes and subsequently to be sentenced as payment for such…
    August 3, 2019
  • It isn’t magic; it’s God’s word! From the beginning of time, God has spoken to man. Even if we do not understand how that was done, if one is a believer he has to accept this as absolute fact. The alternatives to this position leave one in a quagmire of subjectivism and touchy-feely nothingness. On the…
    August 2, 2019
  • Just how important are genealogies? They were of great importance during the Old Testament era. Likewise, the New Testament writings of Matthew and Luke virtually begin with genealogies, specifically those that related to Mary’s son, Jesus Christ. Some still see genealogies as having great spiritual significance today.…
    August 1, 2019
  • The words accuse and excuse are words that are poles apart. To be accused of something is to have the finger of blame pointed at me. To be excused of something is to have that blame deflected or to be exonerated from such an accusation. In the eternal world to come, that distinction is the literal…
    July 31, 2019
  • Almost everyone is aware of the impact that inflated appraisals can and is having on the housing market. The recent downturn in real estate sales in the US has painfully reminded us of the need to keep appraisals realistic and not ethereal in substance. After all real estate is supposed to be real estate, not unreal
    July 30, 2019
  • Do you realize that each and every person on the face of this earth is an active participant in God’s Layaway Plan? It is a plan which we do not have to sign up for; enrollment is automatic when you join the human race! We will note what Paul had to say about this plan in the second chapter of Romans. “But…
    July 29, 2019
  • Do you realize that each and every person on the face of this earth is an active participant in God’s Layaway Plan? It is a plan which we do not have to sign up for; enrollment is automatic when you join the human race! We will note what Paul had to say about this plan in the second chapter of Romans. “But…
    July 28, 2019
  • If God grades on a curve I might have a chance, but it isn't a chance that I want; its surety. Today's text (Roman’s 2.1-4) settles whether or not God grades on a  curve. First, let's look at the text: “Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, whoever you are who judge, for in whatever…
    July 27, 2019
  •   Sometimes we erroneously hear that knowledge is the assurance of success. While it is true that it is virtually impossible to succeed without knowledge, it is not the case that knowledge in any sense guarantees success! Paul addressed this fact when he wrote about certain Gentiles “[W]ho, knowing the righteous…
    July 26, 2019
  • The truth of God is not a commodity to be traded. It is comprised of eternal principles that can never be replaced or remedied. Any action, choice, or activity that requires the compromise of truth is an incredibly bad bargain. Furthermore, it will lead to remorse whether now or later. Like some debts, the payment of the…
    July 25, 2019
  • The Series: To All Who are in Rome;  The Article: World's Absolute Worst Bargain (Part 1); The Text: Romans 1.20-25     I admit it; I am horrible when it comes to bartering. If I traded two dimes for a nickel, somehow I would still come out on the short end of the stick! If there…
    July 24, 2019
  •     The Series: To All Who are in Rome; The Article: I Am not Ashamed (Part 6); The Text: Romans 1.16-20 Guilt has a way of robbing my bank of words! After all, what is there to say when you are caught red-handed? Anything that even sounds like an excuse just makes matters worse. When we are without excuse,…
    July 23, 2019
  •     The Series - To All Who are in Rome; The Article - I am not Ashamed (Part 5); Focus Text - Romans 1.16-18 Paul was a logician; his writings contain some of the most skillfully woven arguments about God, His existence, eternity, humanity, and righteousness that one will ever encounter.…
    July 22, 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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