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Today's Articles

Carnival Christians
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

And they brought the donkey to Jesus and threw their robes on it, and He sat on it. Many people spread their robes on the road, and others spread leafy branches cut from the fields. Then those who went before and those who followed kept shouting: Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed… [read more]

Three 5:27’s
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

Three seemingly unrelated passages will be used as the foundation for today’s devotional. They will be cited with minimal commentary and then a summary will tie them together for a needed spiritual lesson. “So all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred and sixty-nine years; and he died.” (Genesis… [read more]

Bible and Quote March 26-30, 2012
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns

Let them shout for joy and rejoice, who favor my vindication; let them say continually, "The Lord be magnified, Who delights in the prosperity of His servant." Ps 35:27   Remarkable answers to prayer very much quicken the prayerfulness of other godly persons. Charles Haddon Spurgeon, 1834-92 Of… [read more]

HURRY UP and WAIT!
Point of Reference' from Fred Price

       Have you ever received contradictory advice?  Grow up – but not too fast.  You need to take on more responsibility – but not too much.  You need to act like an adult – yet have fun as a kid.  Part of the problem is in your perception, part of it is in… [read more]

Jesus Came and Said, "Peace"
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester

 Jesus Came and Said, “Peace”     “On the evening of that day, the first day of the week,  the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews,  Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be… [read more]

Additional Articles

Don't Block the Light
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted Oct 19, 2017

Every year, on the first weekend of August, my wife's family has two reunions.  The first is held on the Saturday before the first Sunday in August.  The Fridley family reunion is held on the old Fridley homestead near an area known as Crows in Western Virginia not far from Covington.  It was begun as… [read more]

Most to be Pitied
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Oct 18, 2017

1 Corinthians 15 is a fascinating chapter for a variety of reasons. It is there that we find the simplest presentation of the Gospel in all of Scripture (1 Cor 15:3-4). We read of Paul's astounding apologetic for the Resurrection -- eyewitnesses (1 Cor 15:5-8). We have that interesting exercise in logic -- "If… [read more]

As I Run My Race, Do Not Let Anyone Cut In On Me, or Trip Me Up
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
Originally posted Oct 16, 2017

 We are reading and studying the letter to the Galatians, and we reach Chapter 5 and verse 4. Were there some people already insisting on parts of the law? If so - then Paul writes strongly to these men - alienated from Christ - and you have fallen away from grace. From then on what would matter is trying rather… [read more]

Affectionately and Watchfully
Find the Call' from Andy Castro
Originally posted Oct 15, 2017

 Isaiah 46:3-4 (NLT) "Listen to me, all you who are left in Israel. I created you and have cared for you since before you were born.              I will be your God throughout your lifetime until your hair is white with age. I made you, and I will care for you. I will carry you… [read more]

Why These Books Are In The Bible
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Oct 15, 2017

These two books of the Bible seem to the reader to be some of the most repetitious, detailed, and wearing to read of all the books of all the Old Testament. Many readers of them see no modern application that can be applied. It seems like history and history only. However these two books teach an incredible truth that… [read more]

Walking in the Light
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Originally posted Oct 15, 2017

 I have been receiving TFTD since 1997. Here is one of my favorite ones from Alan Smith...      WALKING IN THE LIGHT      A young Marine and his commanding officer board a train headed through the mountains of Switzerland.  They can find no place to sit… [read more]

The Blessings of the Christmas Drumsticks
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Oct 14, 2017

Just when you thought the true spiritual meaning of Christmas had pandered to materialism, flashing lights, and political bickering over religious beliefs, an unexpected surprise and gift from an anonymous source splashes some holiday spirit along your way. Isn't it sad that some of the only places anyone dares… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

Morning and Evening for March 13
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"Why sit we here until we die?" - 2 Kings 7:3 Dear reader, this little book was mainly intended for the edification of believers, but if you are yet unsaved, our heart yearns over you: and we would fain say a word which may be blessed to you. Open your Bible, and read the story of the lepers, and mark their…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — october 20
Daily Light on the Daily Path

I delight in the law of God after the inward man. O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day. — Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart. — I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste. — I have esteemed the words of his mouth… — (click here to read more)

From Every Sin
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"He shall save His people from their sins."   Matthew 1:21 LORD, save me from my sins. By the name of Jesus I am encouraged thus to pray. Save me from my past sins, that the habit of them may not hold me captive. [Save me from the sin which doth so easily beset me, that I may not become a reproach to Thy Holy Name. Save me from an undue familiarity… — (click here to read more)

Devotional for 'Tishrei 30'
Voice of the Lord

The Greek word klaytos (called) is best translated "invited." As we examine the word klaytos, it becomes apparent that it is a call to an elegant banquet, a solemn and special event. Rabbi Sha'ul (Saul; i.e., Paul) was telling the Messianic believers in Rome that they should treat one another respectfully, understanding that each of them was equally… — (click here to read more)

Meet the Need
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

Remember Pong? Hmmm. C'mon now, the goofy video game that basically played ping pong with a light square and two little flat light lines? It was produced by a company called Atari. It was the beginning of the video game craze and almost the end. When the video game market collapsed in 1983 Warner Communications…… — (click here to read more)

The Man of Galilee
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

What other world religion has at its heart such a glorious fact as our Lord's resurrection? Christianity is the only faith whose Founder died upon a cross, was buried for three days, and then returned from the dead. There are voices in today's church trying to persuade us that the resurrection of Christ never took…… — (click here to read more)

Lead
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Lead - While the translation here says "lead", this word is used because the direct object is "blind". This translation fits our picture of leading the blind. But the Hebrew root is halak, the word for "walk". So the sense of this verse is really, "I will make walk the blind". We encounter the same thought…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — October 20
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

I reject the human insistence among us that Christ may sustain a divided relationship toward us in this life. I am aware that this is now so commonly preached that to oppose it or object to it means that you are sticking your neck out and you had best be prepared for what comes. But, I am forced to ask: how can we insist and teach that our Lord Jesus… … — (click here to read more)

Thou shalt guide me with Thy counsel. - Psalms 73:24
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

Thou shalt guide me with Thy counsel. - Psalms 73:24

This supposes a knowledge of the Lord as infinitely gracious; inflexibly just; inconceivably wise; and immutably faithful: except we know Him we cannot trust Him.

But here is an entire surrender to Him, to be led where He pleases; as He chooses; and by whom He will. This surrender is becoming,…

… — (click here to read more)

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