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Today's Articles

Profiles of the Prophets; The Series (2 of TBD)
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

Introduction to the Prophets 2 of 4 Focus Text: Revelation 22.8-10 Contemplate the angel’s statement to John: "For I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren the prophets, and of those who keep the words of this book." (Revelation 22.9). It is especially interesting that the angel… [read more]

The Earth’s Safety Zone
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

  When I observe Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You set in place, what is man that You remember him, the son of man that You look after him? - Psalms 8:3-4 HCSB    When reading this psalm, I usually focus on the humility that comes from observing the vastness… [read more]

Privileges Always Bring and Involve Responsibilities
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw

We have such privileges and that is why Peter goes on right away to speak of responsibilities. Privileges always bring responsibilities. We are reading in Peter’s first letter and in Chapter 1 at Verse 13 we come to these words - Prepare your minds for action. Roll up the sleeves of your mind - think… [read more]

Additional Articles

Self-Control
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Originally posted Nov 11, 2018

Self-Control…     There was a man whose feet, I recall, were shod in thin leather sandals, his coat was well worn and his prayer shawl was beautiful in its simplicity. The tzit tzit on his shawl were short, unlike the priests prayers shawls with tassels that dragged behind them as they walked… [read more]

Instantly!
Find the Call' from Andy Castro
Originally posted Nov 11, 2018

  There is a very interesting story in John 5:1-9. 1LATER ON there was a Jewish festival (feast) for which Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 2Now there is in Jerusalem a pool near the Sheep Gate. This pool in the Hebrew is called Bethesda, having five porches (alcoves, colonnades, doorways). 3In these lay a great number… [read more]

Assurance
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Nov 11, 2018

Our lives are made up of many things - uncertainties, fears, guilt, worry, insecurity. The list may go on. Life is made of small things generally. The only seem large when they are pressed too close together.  But above all these things, you have been sealed forever from the time you first really believed in Jesus… [read more]

The Lost Art Of Personal Communication
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Nov 10, 2018

So there I was, sitting comfortably inside a church pew listening to one of Dallas’ most popular preachers spreading his message, when curiously, I decided to gaze around and take note of others cell phone usage. What I saw was the inspiration of this week’s topic. The Preacher’s message this week was… [read more]

Bible and Quote April 8-12, 2013
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted Nov 9, 2018

 Every one of them has turned aside; together they have become corrupt; There is no one who does good, not even one. Psalms 53:3    The terrible condition of man's heart will never be recognized by people who assess it only in relation to other men. John Piper, 1946-, Pastor for Bethlehem Baptist… [read more]

Everyone will be salted with fire Mark 9:49
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Nov 9, 2018

        What an intriguing image, a statement shrouded in obscurity yet possessing a number of profound possibilities.  Not an exhortation to get fired up but possibly referring, at least in part, to being passionate.  It could be a promise, similar to that found in Joel 2:28, that… [read more]

Being Thankful
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted Nov 9, 2018

    Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving, and  let us make a joyful noise to him with him with songs of praise. Psalm 95:2 (NIV)   The psalmist gives us a formula with which to approach the LORD. He encourages us to come before Him with thanksgiving.   Have we received… [read more]

Grandchildren
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted Nov 8, 2018

Not long ago I told a good friend of mine that we were expecting the pitter patter of little feet around our house late this year. Knowing my wife and I to both be in our mid 50's he cocked one eyebrow and asked, "So, are you getting a Chihuahua?" "No," I responded, "we're expecting our first grandchild sometime… [read more]

Drills
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Nov 7, 2018

 Technically, the term "military drill" refers specifically to the mass marching of soldiers, but we know there is more to it than that. The military has "drills" and "exercises" all the time. They send their troops -- sailors, soldiers, airmen, marines -- through simulated events to practice,… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

Morning and Evening for February 19
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"Thus saith the Lord God; I will yet for this be enquired of by the house of Israel, to do it for them." - Ezekiel 36:37 Prayer is the forerunner of mercy. Turn to sacred history, and you will find that scarcely ever did a great mercy come to this world unheralded by supplication. You have found this true…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — November 12
Daily Light on the Daily Path

Godly sorrow worketh repentance not to be repented of. Peter remembered the word of Jesus, which said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And he went out, and wept bitterly. — If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. — The blood of Jesus Christ his… — (click here to read more)

Sanctified Souls Are Satisfied
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"My people shall be satisfied with My goodness, saith the LORD."   Jeremiah 31:14 Note the "My" which comes twice: "My people shall be satisfied with My goodness." The kind of people who are satisfied with God are marked out as God's own. He is pleased with them, for they are pleased with Him. They call Him their God, and He calls them His people; He… — (click here to read more)

A Kid in the Kingdom
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

As I was sitting on the floor last night watching my little one year old granddaughter examining the lights on the Christmas tree I couldn't help but be amazed at the world of wonder that is hers and her brother now. They've been through the struggling infant "feed me, change me, hold me" routine. Now they are…… — (click here to read more)

The Way Begins in a Hole
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

Why should the offer of free salvation in Christ be such a stumbling block to the world? Mainly because it cuts deep into people's pride. Bishop Neill, a writer, says: "... that which we ask the Muslim to look for in Jesus is in itself a cause of grave offense to Muslim pride. We suggest - we cannot do otherwise - that…… — (click here to read more)

Born
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Born - The Greek verb here is gennao. If you sound it out, you will discover the sound of the English word "generate". This verb describes the male parent's participation in life. We should probably translate the verb as "unless one is begotten again" rather than "born again" because our usual image…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — November 12
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

Knowledge by spiritual experience is not mental, it is intuitive. It is consciousness, it is acquaintance with something or someone by direct awareness. It might help the reader to understand what we mean by such words as ?awareness? and ?consciousness? if he were to ask himself how he knows he exists, how he knows he is himself and not someone else,… … — (click here to read more)

Speak evil of no man. - Titus 3:2
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

Speak evil of no man. - Titus 3:2

Speak of no man from an unholy motive, or with a design to injure him; this is decidedly wrong. We are commanded by our beloved Saviour, to love our enemies; to do good to them that hate us and despitefully use us; to pray for them and seek their salvation.

If we speak evil of them we dishonour God, bring guilt…

… — (click here to read more)

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