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Ask fifty people to finish the statement "Live As If" and you are likely to get fifty different answers. For Christians it will mean something different than for non-Christians. Incorporated into the top graphic are the answers given by friends of mine. It is our desire that your answer will be different each time you visit.

Today's Articles

The Jewelry Merchant's Suitcase
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke fits perfectly, and the burden I give you is light.” – Matthew 11:29-30  A jewelry merchant and a tool seller simultaneously checked into a hotel. The jewelry merchant… [read more]

Love One Another Fervently (1 Peter 1.22)
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

    “Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart, having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever, because 'All… [read more]

Additional Articles

Which Do You Want – the Law or the Promise?
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
Originally posted Jul 24, 2017

 Do we not wonder sometimes just what God is doing?   We are in this challenging Chapter 3 of the letter to the disciples of Jesus Christ in Galatia.   Paul is seeking to answer this difficult question – what is the place and purpose of the Commandments and where does the mercy and grace and… [read more]

The Warrior's Belief
Find the Call' from Andy Castro
Originally posted Jul 23, 2017

The battle seemed a sure loss in his mind as the enemy receded to refortify its army. He laid his weary head uncomfortably on a stone to gather his thoughts and strategy for the next attack. As his eyes closed, retreat and surrender calmly invaded his internal perceptions and emotions of the battle at hand. They sang… [read more]

Signs Of Our Times
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Jul 23, 2017

In the book of Daniel of the Bible there an intriging record of what occurred to a great king. It is the only record in the Bible of something like this. There was a great king named Belshazzar, king of the Chaldeans. He was a haughty king, as many kings of the Bible were. Daniel, the prophet of that time was called… [read more]

Where's the Christian Storm?
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Originally posted Jul 23, 2017

 It seems that the media has become overly concerned about making the rules rather than reporting. Last year, you may remember, Bruce Springsteen's bullying North Carolina because he didn't like the "new" law about men using the men's room and women using the women's room. He got astounding… [read more]

Respecting Others is Glorifying God
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Jul 22, 2017

Do you show respect to others in your life? Do they show the same to you? What do you regard as respectful behavior? Is it merely doing as one says when they say they'll do it, or does it dive much deeper than that, demonstrating by not only backing up what one says, as much as one does? According to Wikipedia,… [read more]

Bible and Quote Feb. 2-6
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted Jul 21, 2017

  With a blameless man You will show Yourself blameless With the pure You will show Yourself pure; . with the devious You will show Yourself shrewd. 2 Samuel 22:26b,27 We get so identified with an idea that it is literally a “pet” notion and we rise to its defense and stop our eyes and ears to… [read more]

A Message for All Who Believe in Jesus
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted Jul 21, 2017

  Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus. Acts 4:13 (ESV)   A young girl, recently graduated from high school, used this verse in a message she gave during our worship… [read more]

Christian Healthcare
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Jul 21, 2017

       Last week’s article ended by invoking the image of Christian service the early church practiced.  Their example being based on the social consciousness of the Jewish “church” or religious establishment, which was closely associated with Jewish governance.  The… [read more]

My Church?!?
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted Jul 20, 2017

Not long ago I received an email that had a curious comment in it. Along with a prayer request was the reference by the sender to "her church." Now, before you think that I am going to go through that whole rigamarole of, "it's not our church it's Christ's church, He died for it," relax.… [read more]

The Nature of Truth
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Jul 19, 2017

 In our society we've managed to prioritize a new set of sins. Near the top is "boring" -- "Thou shalt not be boring" -- but also high on the list you'll find things like "certain", "non-inclusive", "judgmental", "discriminatory", and "intolerant",… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

Morning and Evening for June 8
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"There fell down many slain, because the war was of God." - 1 Chronicles 5:22 Warrior, fighting under the banner of the Lord Jesus, observe this verse with holy joy, for as it was in the days of old so is it now, if the war be of God the victory is sure. The sons of Reuben, and the Gadites, and the half tribe…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — July 25
Daily Light on the Daily Path

We know that we have passed from death unto life. He that heareth my word and believeth on him that sent me hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. — He that hath the Son hath life, and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. He which stablisheth us with you in Christ and hath anointed… — (click here to read more)

Nothing to Alarm Us
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"But go thou thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of the days."   Daniel 12:13 We cannot understand all the prophecies, but yet we regard them with pleasure and not with dismay. There can be nothing in the Father's decree which should justly alarm His child. Though the abomination of desolation be set up, yet… — (click here to read more)

Not in the Storm
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

Storms have always fascinated me. Thursday evening our eldership at the Minorsville Christian Church met to discuss some of the church's needs. During our time in the meeting the skies were angrily erupting with a light show of such immense proportions that we actually received a phone call at the church building…… — (click here to read more)

Management-labor relations
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

The reception which Boaz receives from his workers when he arrives in his field shows that his relationship with them was far removed, generally speaking, from today's management-labor relations. Boaz greets his workers with the words "The Lord be with you!," and the workers reply: "The Lord bless you!" Can you imagine…… — (click here to read more)

Future
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Future - The Hebrew word is aharit. What is unusual about this word is that it literally means "afterward, backwards or after part". So, how can it be about the future? H. W. Wolff says that the Hebrew concept of time is like a man rowing a boat. He sees where he has been, but the future is toward his back.…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — July 25
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

Men and women who read and study the Scriptures for their literary beauty alone have missed the whole purpose for which they were given. God's Word is not to be enjoyed as one might "enjoy" a Beethoven symphony or a poem by Wordsworth. The reason: the Bible demands immediate action, faith, surrender, committal. Until it has secured these,… … — (click here to read more)

"Be still, and know that I am God." Psalms 46:10
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

"Be still, and know that I am God." Psalms 46:10

THE dispensations of divine providence are often very perplexing; our God has His way in the sea, and his path in the deep waters, and His footsteps are not known. Reason is confounded, and faith is staggered; but He hushes our fears, silences our cries, and bids us "BE STILL."…

… — (click here to read more)

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