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Today's Articles

Fat Doctors and Self-righteous Pastors
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

Why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own? Matthew 7:3 A man went to his doctor for a physical examination. The doctor gave him an initial exam and then sent him to five other physicians, who checked him out in their areas of specialty. A week later, the man returned for… [read more]

I Am Setting a Plumb Line (Amos 7.8)
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

“And the LORD said to me, 'Amos, what do you see?' And I said, 'A plumb line.' Then the Lord said: 'Behold, I am setting a plumb line in the midst of My people Israel; I will not pass by them anymore.'” (Amos 7.8). If you are over forty, you may realize the significance of the… [read more]

Bible and Quote April 23-27, 2012
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns

(Commit your way to the Lord; Trust also in Him); He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, And your justice as the noonday. Ps 37:6   The more we fret over our reputation, the worse for us. Our strength is to sit still and leave our vindication with the Judge of all the earth. Charles Haddon Spurgeon,… [read more]

The Gift Of Humanity
Point of Reference' from Fred Price

       Author Rodney Stark boldly concludes his book, The Rise of Christianity, by asserting “…Christianity brought a new conception of humanity to a world saturated with capricious cruelty and the vicarious love of death.”1  (As in the “spectacle”… [read more]

Is God Pleased?
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester

    As we hear of more and more instances of man’s atrocities to man, we begin to wonder what causes one person to bring harm to another.   As I read our local newspaper two days ago, I noticed the front page had stories that I found distressing. Earlier, in one of his columns, the editor of our… [read more]

Additional Articles

Until We're All Safe
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted Nov 16, 2017

I have very few all time favorite TV programs.  "Walker, Texas Ranger" is one of those because one of the things Chuck Norris made sure was present on his show was a strong and positive representation of God.  There were even episodes where a blatant mention of Jesus needed in a person's life for… [read more]

The Cattle on a Thousand Hills
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Nov 15, 2017

 Perhaps you've heard the phrase, "He owns the cattle on a thousand hills." You know ... referring to God. As it turns out, it was God Himself who said it. And then some. "Every beast of the forest is Mine, the cattle on a thousand hills. I know every bird of the mountains, and everything that moves… [read more]

This Is Not a False Alarm – It Is For Real
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
Originally posted Nov 13, 2017

We are reading and studying this challenging and profound and inspiring letter to the Galatians. Serve one another in LOVE. He says it in a different way in verse 6, "The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love." That is the only thing that really matters. Faith working through love… [read more]

He Upped the Ante - Part 2
Find the Call' from Andy Castro
Originally posted Nov 12, 2017

Last week we discussed the expectations Jesus has for us if we are to follow Him. In Matthew 5:20 Jesus said, “For I tell you, unless your righteousness (your uprightness and your right standing with God) is more than that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” In addition… [read more]

The Return Of Jesus
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Nov 12, 2017

 Today there are many who believe that the return of Jesus will return is very near. We observe various unusual sign in the sky and even on the earth. Although this is certainly possible, a statement by Jesus would seem to cause us to question any statement which would indicate He would come because or at the time… [read more]

10 Reasons God Created Eve
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Originally posted Nov 12, 2017

(Forgive me, but I have that stuffy nose, bubblegum-filled head, ache-in-th-bones, coughing, sneezing, headachy feeling today, so I'm copying one of Alan Smith's posts with permission.) 10. God worried that Adam would always be lost in the garden because men hate to ask for directions.   9. God knew… [read more]

Laughter Is Natures Biggest Remedy
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Nov 11, 2017

We all experience challenges, along with moments of pain, stress, and tension. It's just part of what makes us human as we travel through our individual journeys. However, one thing I've noticed is that those who carry the ability to laugh and allow humor to always be at the forefront of their demeanor are some… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

Morning and Evening for February 14
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"And his allowance was a continual allowance given him of the king, a daily rate for every day, all the days of his life." - 2 Kings 25:30 Jehoiachin was not sent away from the king's palace with a store to last him for months, but his provision was given him as a daily pension. Herein he well pictures…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — November 17
Daily Light on the Daily Path

Thy thoughts are very deep. We ... do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding. — That ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ,… — (click here to read more)

God Never Forsakes
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"For the LORD will not cast off His people, neither will He forsake His inheritance."   Psalms 94:14 No, nor will He cast even so much as one of them. Man has his castoffs, but God has none; for His choice is unchangeable, and His love is everlasting. None can find out a single person whom God has forsaken after having revealed Himself savingly to… — (click here to read more)

Devotional for 'Cheshvan 28'
Voice of the Lord

We may not always agree with those who govern us, but respect is another matter. David maintained respect even when King Sha'ul (Saul) hunted him. When we realize that leaders are "placed where they are by God," then respect for God's sovereignty should guide our attitudes and actions. Sometimes, however, the person in the position of authority should not… — (click here to read more)

Rearended by a Baptist
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

This past Monday morning as I was heading up to the local coffee house, the Lock 'N Key, I took my usual route. I headed toward the downtown area of Georgetown by turning left onto Champion Way and then out to U. S. 62. Something odd happened as I got to the junction of Champion Way and 62. I was following a school…… — (click here to read more)

Our Code Is a Character
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

What other teacher has taken the Ten Commandments and had the right to add another commandment to them? But this is precisely what Jesus did, as we see from our text today. "A new command I give you," He said. "Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another." The Old Testament and other religious writings…… — (click here to read more)

Spirit
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Spirit - The Hebrew and Aramaic word ruah can mean spirit, breath or wind. This word is used extensively in the Old Testament to describe the Spirit of God. From Genesis (1:2) to Zechariah, ruah is God active in the world. In Hebrew thought, this word describes the mysterious power and invisible working…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — November 17
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

Of all the people on the earth, the nation of Israel surely was the best prepared to receive the Christ of God. The children of Abraham, they were called to be a chosen people in an everlasting covenant with God, the Father. Yet they failed to recognize Jesus as Messiah and Lord. There is no doubt that theirs was the greatest moral blunder in the… … — (click here to read more)

I will be as the dew unto Israel. - Hosea 14:5
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

I will be as the dew unto Israel. - Hosea 14:5

Our hearts by nature are like the dry, dead, and barren earth; there would be neither life, beauty, nor fruit, but for the grace of God. And even after regeneration, we are as much dependant upon God, as the earth in the east is dependant upon the dew.

If there be no dew, there will be no fruit,…

… — (click here to read more)

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