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  • Going at it Backwards
         ''Winging It' from Stan Smith

    I remember once hearing a speaker talking about that stunning passage in Paul's first epistle to Timothy where he says that women aren't supposed to usurp authority from men (1 Timothy 2:9-15). "They tell me," he said, "that if we take this passage at face value, it says we should consider women as second-class Christians." He followed that with, "Let me say one thing here before I get to the passage. If that's what it says, then we must." Now, he concluded immediately after with, "Of course, that's not what it says ..." but I found the…

  • Change Your Name
         'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

    The nations will see your righteousness. Kings will be blinded by your glory. And the Lord will give you a new name. – Is. 62:2 A great general was surrounded one time. He was in his tent discussing strategy with his subordinates when an aide came running in. “General, the enemy has surrounded us with eight regiments! We are outnumbered 20 to one!” Everyone turned to the great man as he gazed calmly at the panicked aide. “Well that’s outstanding!” he replied “We’ve got them right where we want them. We can shoot anywhere and hit…

  • Mercy and not Sacrifice (October 14, 2010)
         'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

    Is there a connection between my actions and God's extension of mercy to me? This question will be the focal point of today's message. In order to find an answer to this question, it will be necessary to turn to the Bible. To rely upon mere human testimonies (uninspired witnesses) is to enter a world of contradictory claims which can yield no conclusive answer. Therefore, our response will be in terms of what the Bible says and not the claims of present day men. The first hint that there might be a connection between the actions of men and the mercy that God extends toward…

  • Almighty God Can Deal with Setbacks and Disappointments
         'Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw

    Everybody has setbacks – disappointments – and failures. That can happen even when we have put our energy and heart and soul into life. Turn to Luke Chapter 5 and verses 1 to 11. Imagine the scene. These fishermen have been out all-night fishing – working hard – probably……

  • Christmas Lights
         'Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess

    In your living room or somewhere in your house there may be a green tree standing tall and draped with beautiful, tinkling jewels of light and gaiety. Today there is an ongoing argument whether it should be called a Christmas tree or a Holiday tree. Most Christians realize holiday is a derivative of holy day, therefore there is no real difference between the two if we get down to the brass tacks of the matter. In fact, if we want to be extremely technical, the expression “happy holidays” describes the season better than “Merry Christmas” because Satan…

  • Desirable
         'Voice of Inspiration' from Andy Castro

    The curse of all curses will seek you out, torture and humiliate you. It berates you publicly and entrances you into believing its' sinister story. Its’ ploy is to keep you prisoner within the falsity of your self-perception. It entices you to marry into its extended family; which includes baggage of a hellish, reoccurring nightmare. You eventually begin to think and speak as it thinks and speaks. Before you know it, you’ve lived a lifetime of self-approved and self-reinforced pain, misery, loneliness and despair. Yes it's a dreadful curse spoken over you as a…

  • The Day Of Pentecost
         ''Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs

    John the Baptist's ministry (Mark 1:4-5 ), resulted a massive conversion and receiving of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost recorded in Acts 2. His baptism of repentance (i.e.,as public evidence of a repentant heart), plus all of the traveling, teaching, healing, and training of Jesus prior to the Day of Pentecost filled the ranks of the thousands that received the Holy Spirit on that day (Luke 8:26-39). It is difficult to imagine a more important day in the history of the world than that first Day of Pentecost. Peter's sermon is a masterpiece of evangelical preaching, but…

  • Do you have a Lucky Star?
         'Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell

    Months ago, I was listening to an interview with then Presidential Candidate, Donald Trump who was discussing his business, lifestyle, and overall viewpoints on how he came to be who he was. His father had been a big time influence on him, and his mother, and those of past generations of his family. When asked about why some in his field of expertise do so poorly in comparison to his success, his answer was simple: “You can have the most creative, gifted mind in the world, but luck definitely plays a role in your overall success.” He admitted he’s one who’s…

  • Bible and Quote - April 22-26
         'Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns

    Cast your burden upon the Lord and He will sustain you. Psalm 55:22a By His providence, He works for us: by His grace, He works in us to silence our fears and still the tumult of the spirits. Matthew Henry, 1662-1714, Welsh-born, English nonconformist minister and Bible commentator He will never allow the righteous to be shaken. Psalm 55:22b No matter where we are, no matter what we do, no matter how bleak or frightening our prospects, each and every one of us who believe, each and every day lies in the same safe and impregnable place, in the hollow of God's hand.' Tony…

  • Holiness
         'God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester

    “I am the almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.” Genesis 17:1 (KJV) The word holiness seems to have fallen into disuse in our 21Century world. It has roots in both the Hebrew and Greek languages. When we speak of holiness, we speak of being separated from the world, set apart for God. Unger’s Bible Dictionary explains: “Holiness is a general term used to indicate sanctity or separation from all that is sinful, impure or morally imperfect; it is moral wholeness.” We can apply the word to persons, places, or things. The Sanctuary--…

  • A Community Rich with Old Fashioned Appeal
         'Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley

    I remember when I was just a kid that a friend of mine saved his box tops and a couple of bucks to send away for a radio controlled car that was advertised on the back of a cereal box. He had shown me the ad and, I must admit, I recall that I was impressed and more than just a little jealous. The car looked like it was huge. One thing that we did notice on the ad was the fine print that said that the car was not shown actual size. Of course, my friend and I both thought that meant it was bigger. It wasn't. Ah, the old truth in advertising problem. For those who watch…

Daily Devotionals
"Blessed is the man whose strength is in God." Psalm 84:5 That little verse speaks volumes to me. As a golfer I have had to learn certain things which have, in turn, taught me about God. You might think that a tad strange that a sport can teach you about the heavenly Father, but it can. Living life for the Lord seems to be very difficult. Hitting a golf ball where you want it to go is the most difficult…
Daily Dose
Daily Toon
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 29:15 - The rod and reproof give wisdom, But a child who gets his own way brings shame to his mother.
Words to Ponder
The Christian should always be anxious to know himself. No other man truly wants to know himself. The natural man thinks he knows himself, and thereby reveals his basic trouble. He evades self-examination because to know one's self is ultimately the most painful piece of knowledge that a man can acquire. - Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981)
'Daily Reading Plan' from StudyLight.org
Bible-in-a-Year — NAS
2 Samuel 11-12; Daniel 6; Mark 4:21-41:
Now when evening came David arose from his bed and walked around on the roof of the king's house, and from the roof he saw a woman bathing; and the woman was very beautiful in appearance. So David sent and inquired about the woman. And one said, "Is this not Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?" David sent messengers and took her, and when she came to him, he lay with her; and when she had purified herself from her…
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