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Archives: "Today's Little Lift"
  • The common connection between mercy and all its shades of meaning is favor or blessing. When the blind asked for mercy, they asked for a favor/blessing. When the guilt person pleads for mercy, they plead for a favor. In either case, the favor sought is sought based upon the goodness of the one being besought and not the…
    November 8, 2019
  • The word mercy is an interesting and somewhat diverse word. It is used in a variety of ways, but all of them have a common thread. Inasmuch as we have undertaken to examine the implications of the fact that God is the Father of mercies (2 Corinthians 1.3), it is certainly a worthwhile endeavor to try to understand…
    November 7, 2019
  • “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” (2 Corinthians 1.3-4; this and…
    November 6, 2019
  • “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.” (Romans 12.1). Eleven intense chapters after setting forth the fact that God’s power to salvation was manifested through and only through…
    November 5, 2019
  • “Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out! 'For who has known the mind of the LORD? Or who has become His counselor?' 'Or who has first given to Him And it shall be repaid to him?' For of Him and through Him…
    November 4, 2019
  • If we want the peace of God to guard our hearts and minds through Christ Jesus (Philippians 4.7), it is our responsibility to enroll His services. We could always take our chances with a lesser service, but why would we; why not go to the very best? Continuing from yesterday, there are four conditions to accepting God’s…
    November 3, 2019
  • The signs come in all sizes and shapes. They are intended to deter would be intruders from entering the property of others to steal or destroy. "Warning! This property protected by (fill in the blank) Security Company." By paying the dues, anyone can procure such protection. What would it be worth to have God's…
    November 2, 2019
  •     We started this journey in Romans 11 where Paul affirmed that God was able to graft the Jews back in to the spiritual tree from which they had been broken off due to unbelief (See Romans 11.23). However, God's ability to bring them back to Himself was contingent upon their belief and continuance in the…
    November 1, 2019
  • This miniseries about what God is able to do is relevant to every human being alive on our planet! However, the fact that I in particular am writing this series is also relevant. What enables me to write about or to know what God is able to do? Why should you believe anything I say about God, His character, or His actions?…
    October 31, 2019
  • Have you ever heard someone way, “God can do anything”? Perhaps this type of comment comes from the fact that the Scriptures teach that God is all powerful. However, being all powerful does not imply that He can literally do anything. God has limitations! The difference between God's limitations and man's…
    October 30, 2019
  • The core question is this: Does the requiring of action(s) on the part of a believer invalidate the principle of grace? Or to put it another way, can there be legitimate conditions to salvation without doing violence to the concept of grace? Or to ask it yet another way, if I must do something to obtain salvation, have…
    October 29, 2019
  • “I say then, has God cast away His people? Certainly not! For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. God has not cast away His people whom He foreknew. Or do you not know what the Scripture says of Elijah, how he pleads with God against Israel, saying, 'LORD, they have killed…
    October 28, 2019
  • “For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ…” (Ephesians 3.14). The point of this devotional message is not to look at the things for which Paul prayed on this occasion. Rather, it is to look at the phrase “I bow my knees…” and some of the implications…
    October 27, 2019
  • Paul’s burden in Romans ten is to point out the problem which continued to block Israel from God’s many blessings, up to and even including salvation itself. They continued to seek to establish their own righteousness and allowed their knowledge of God’s righteousness to go unheeded. This problem lay at…
    October 26, 2019
  • Verb tenses say more than we frequently notice. In fact, sometimes the entire point of what God says can be missed by failing to notice such seemingly insignificant matters. Today's message extends that principle and demonstrates just how important it is in understanding and applying the Holy Scriptures to our lives.…
    October 25, 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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