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Today's Articles

The Pastor and the Mason
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

  "Two men went up to the temple complex to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee took his stand and was praying like this: 'God, I thank You that I'm not like other people--greedy, unrighteous, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give a tenth… [read more]

The Love of the Truth (67 of TBD)
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

The parables of Jesus, precious and memorable as they are, were the source of great controversy. It was here that a great separation of the ways occurred between His followers and His would-be followers. This was all part of the plan, the plan to winnow the harvest of followers so that only the cream of the… [read more]

Learning From Our Past
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell

We all have a history, no matter our age or position in life. No matter what your financial, marital, or spiritual position is, it will always be filled with extremes. How you handle these situations, and the choices you make because of them, will greatly affect yourself and the people around you. In my novel,… [read more]

Additional Articles

Bible and Quote - March 28 - April 1, 2011
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted Oct 21, 2016

  (the man who awes God) His soul shall abide in good. Psalm 25:13a Many things occur to make us uneasy, but there is enough in God’s grace to counterbalance them all and to make us easy. Matthew Henry, 1662-1714, was a Welsh-born, English nonconformist minister and Bible commentator (the man who awes God)… [read more]

Our Worthiness
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted Oct 21, 2016

    “I call to the Lord who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies.” 2 Samuel 22:4   The Value of Things             What do we think of when we consider the worth of an item? If it is a tool, my husband used to recall… [read more]

Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Oct 21, 2016

       I’ve used last week’s and this week’s articles before, but the material is as appropriate now as ever, and in truth is a message that will be forever necessary until Christ’s return.  These topics, identifying sin and then the call for repentance from it, have… [read more]

Bowl a Strike
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted Oct 20, 2016

This past Sunday afternoon our church took an afternoon out.  Twenty of us met at CiCi's.  If you don't know what a CiCi's is, it is a buffet pizza place that is really inexpensive.  We ate our fill.  Some of us ate our fill and the fill of some of the people who were not able to be there. … [read more]

A Biblical Strategy for Christians in Today's World
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Oct 19, 2016

There is no doubt that our world is becoming more hostile to Christians. Oh, sure, I wouldn't classify it as "persecution". I mean, we're being told we can't practice our faith in some instances, but it's not like other places in the world where they're being tortured and killed for… [read more]

Are Some Gospel Sentences Hard To Accept?
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
Originally posted Oct 17, 2016

 Jesus has just been teaching the people and feeding 5,000 men.   We saw how Jesus satisfied these men and women.   They were taught and fed and filled and satisfied.      That is our task as Pastors and Teachers of the Word of God.           We are in Mark Chapter… [read more]

Find the Call' from Andy Castro
Originally posted Oct 16, 2016

When he saw that he had not prevailed against him, he touched the socket of his thigh; so the socket of Jacob's thigh was dislocated while he wrestled with him. - (Genesis 32:25)   Definition of Wrestle: To strive in an effort to master something. Grapple   Definition of grapple: to grip or seize, as in… [read more]

The Desire To Believe
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Oct 16, 2016

Only those who have been enabled can believe in Jesus Christ. We who believe in Jesus Christ, and in all that He has said and done, usually remember when we first began to believe. For some, it happen almost instantly when they walked into a Christian congregation and was struck by the love and friendliness of those around… [read more]

Weary and Worn?
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Originally posted Oct 16, 2016

 God reminded me just today about a potent promise He made through the psalmist in Psalm 145: "The LORD lifts those who are heavy laden and those bent beneath their loads." How incredibly comforting and marvelously packed with potential. We get lost in our own little world these days like a 5-member family… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from

The Witness Of The Spirit
Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"

We are in danger of getting the barter spirit when we come to God, we want the witness before we have done what God tells us to do. "Why does not God reveal Himself to me?" He cannot, it is not that He will not, but He cannot, because you are in the road as long as you won't abandon absolutely to Him. Immediately…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening for March 11
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"Sin .. . exceeding sinful. " - Romans 7:13 Beware of light thoughts of sin. At the time of conversion, the conscience is so tender, that we are afraid of the slightest sin. Young converts have a holy timidity, a godly fear lest they should offend against God. But alas! very soon the fine bloom upon these…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — october 22
Daily Light on the Daily Path

O God, my heart is fixed. The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. — He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD. His heart is… — (click here to read more)

Plead His Own Promise
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"Thou, O LORD God, hast spoken it: and with Thy blessing let the house of Thy servant be blessed for ever."   2 Samuel 7:29 This is a promise pleaded, and so it yields double instruction to us. Anything which the LORD God has spoken we should receive as surely true and then plead it at the throne. Oh, how sweet to quote what our own God has spoken!… — (click here to read more)

Devotional for 'Tishrei 20'
Voice of the Lord

One of the beautiful symbols reminding us of the lesson of Sukkot (the Feast of Tabernacles) is the lulav (palm branch). Part of our tradition is to march in processionals in the synagogue, waving the lulav in every direction while we chant from the Hallel (Psalms 113-118). By doing so, we acknowledge that God dwells among us. We therefore understand why… — (click here to read more)

Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

Our congregation had its pig roast Sunday evening. It was a wonderful time. A Number of people from the community came in to share with us and we were able to get acquainted with them. One of our young couples brought their corn hole game with them and set it up in the parking lot. I now have a new name for frustration.…… — (click here to read more)

The Ultimate Discovery
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

I cannot believe that God would write a law of "saving by sacrifice" within our hearts and evade it Himself. The psalmist asks: "Does he who formed the eye not see?" (Ps. 94:9). And Browning said: "He that created love, shall He not love?" We might add: "He that created sacrificial love, shall He not sacrifice"? The old…… — (click here to read more)

Humble yourselves
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Humble yourselves - The opening verb is tapeionothete. Here it is imperative, passive. That means it is a command to do something to yourself. "Make yourselves tapeinois", says Peter. Humility is an act of the will. But remember that in Hebrew thinking, this means to become ani (the Hebrew word…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — October 22
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

I believe there is a positive warning in the gospels that a person's faith may stand in the revealed Bible text-and still be as dead as the proverbial door nail! Consider the prayer of our Lord in Matthew 11: "All things are delivered unto me of my Father; and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save… … — (click here to read more)

We should walk in newness of life. - Romans 6:4
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

We should walk in newness of life. - Romans 6:4

All who profess Christ are supposed to possess a new nature; they are brought under new obligations; and are expected to keep new objects in view.

Being baptized into the death of Christ, and participating in His resurrection, they should walk as influenced by new principles; the free grace, holy…

… — (click here to read more)

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