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Archives: "Today's Little Lift"
  • In a context all its own, Solomon asked, “Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned? Can one go upon hot coals, and his feet not be burned?” (Proverbs 6.26-27). Such rhetorical questions go back ages in time and literary usage. Our study of James 2 revealed three rhetorical questions (James…
    March 4, 2020
  • Three rhetorical questions form the heart of James’ straightforward approach to challenging the actions of believers in showing partiality to the rich and dishonoring the poor. Today’s message will begin a three part look at these questions and gather practical lessons from each of them. Here are the three…
    March 3, 2020
  • Common sense is not always a good guide, but most of the time it is. However when one has to go against common sense, against the reality of the present, and against God, his chances of being successful are less than slim to none! Yet, that was what the believers to whom James was writing were doing. Their…
    March 2, 2020
  • Showing partiality to someone due to factors which are spiritually irrelevant is sinful! This is the essence of James 2.1-4. Lest someone think that such a sin is relatively minor, James explained that the sin of partiality was as grave as any other sin (see James 2.5-11). In fact, in this very context, he said, “Whoever…
    March 1, 2020
  • “For if there should come into your assembly a man with gold rings, in fine apparel, and there should also come in a poor man in filthy clothes, and you pay attention to the one wearing the fine clothes and say to him, 'You sit here in a good place,' and say to the poor man, 'You stand there,' or,…
    February 29, 2020
  • God speaks through James: “My brethren, do not hold the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with partiality. For if there should come into your assembly a man with gold rings, in fine apparel, and there should also come in a poor man in filthy clothes, and you pay attention to the one wearing the fine…
    February 28, 2020
  • Practical Christianity is the only Christianity that exists. If one's religion isn't practical, it isn't Christianity. Conversely, if one's religion is practical, it is Christianity. Like many, many authors before me, I see the book of James as the quintessential example of Practical Christianity. I see…
    February 27, 2020
  • Although an astute Bible student could literally write hundreds of messages on The Love of the Truth, this particular message will conclude this series for now. Paul wrote that the coming of the lawless one would be “...according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and…
    February 26, 2020
  • Delusions are damning deceptions that occur in ill-prepared minds. I remember an old adage that says, “An idle mind is the devil's workshop.” While that is not scripture, it reflects a biblical principle. Paul said “...The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power,…
    February 25, 2020
  • A favorite ploy of modern deceivers who are self professed healers is to postpone the healing of some diseases due to their nature. In reality, they put them off because they have NO POWER to heal anyone, and that lack of power becomes all the more obvious as the symptoms of the disease become more obvious. In other words,…
    February 24, 2020
  • We live in a culture that is accustomed to seeing and hearing false prophets; they are commonplace among us. All one has to do is turn on the TV at virtually any hour of the day or night. Men and women openly speak and do things contrary to the word of God and all the whilst claim to be spokespersons for Him! I don't…
    February 23, 2020
  • Quoting from our previous message, “Those who claim to speak for God apart from that which is written [the Bible] are purveyors of error and seek to delude others with their lying signs and wonders. There are few exceptions to this rule!” God has spoken through His written word and He still speaks in this manner.…
    February 22, 2020
  • The tragedy of false prophets and false teachers is all about us. Every “Christian denomination” is but a silent witness to error! Most of the teaching that one hears and sees today via television is fraught with error and bears testimony to the fact that strong delusions await those who do not receive The…
    February 21, 2020
  • “But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers…
    February 20, 2020
  • There is hearing, and then there is hearing! As we saw recently, it is possible to hear, and yet not hear. In order for this to be true, the word hear must be used in two different ways. First, there is the hearing that occurs with the ears, and then there is the hearing that occurs with the heart. Hearing…
    February 19, 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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