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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

Called to Act
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

  He said to another person, “Come, be my disciple.” The man agreed, but he said, “Lord, first let me return home and bury my father.” Jesus replied, “Let those who are spiritually dead care for their own dead. Your duty is to go and preach the coming of the Kingdom of God.”… [read more]

Walk as David Walked (1 Kings 9.4)
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

Quoting a biblical proverb: “A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, Loving favor rather than silver and gold.” (Proverbs 22.1). David had a “good name” but the adjective to describe Solomon’s name was yet to be determined. As today’s focus text (below) indicates, Solomon… [read more]

Bible and Quote Oct 3-7, 2011
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns

    For I hear the slander of many; Fear is on every side; While they take counsel together against me; they devised to take away my life. Ps 31:13    Someone may be more battered than you know, closer to going down or giving up than you could imagine. Ron Hutchcraft But I trust in You, Lord;… [read more]

“Go home… and tell them…”
Point of Reference' from Fred Price

       Much is made – and rightly so – of Jesus’ repeated expectation of those who profess belief in him to put substance to their profession and follow him; either by literally following him about the countryside (Mk. 1:17) or by following his instructions and obeying his commands.… [read more]

Thoughts on the Holy Spirit
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester

 The Holy Spirit               What do we know about the Holy Spirit of God?             Jesus promised to send a helper to His disciples after He departed this world. “If you love me,… [read more]

Additional Articles

The Decision of Bearing Our Cross
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted Apr 27, 2017

Just recently I fought a bought with esophageal cancer.  The ordeal started December of 2006 with some swallowing problems.  I was diagnosed July 31 and went through radiation and chemotherapy for five weeks in late August and through September.  During my treatments I was in Stamping Ground, KY, the town… [read more]

God Revealed
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Apr 26, 2017

In his epistle to the Romans Paul writes the wonderful, "For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek." (Rom 1:16) Good stuff. He says, "For in it (the gospel) the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for… [read more]

Checking Expectations
Quiet Time' from Kasia Kedzia
Originally posted Apr 25, 2017

 Sometimes people disappoint us. They fall short of our expectations.  In these moments I am learning to examine my expectations first instead of looking to blame someone for falling short. Regularly checking my expectations has been teaching me so much. Ultimately, I want to love people better, I want to… [read more]

Have You Met A Disciple of Jesus Who Obeyed And Later Regretted It?
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
Originally posted Apr 24, 2017

  We come to this final segment of the fruit of the Holy Spirit – self-control – one fruit – nine segments, like an orange. O, how many people would like to be able to exercise self-control! Our loving gracious concerned caring God desires to grow this quality within the lives of disciples… [read more]

The New Christmas Story
Find the Call' from Andy Castro
Originally posted Apr 23, 2017

Recently the season of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s started to invade my mind I had to wonder about value of the spirit of the holidays.   It seems that Thanksgiving has turned into a starting line for an Olympic sprint for the rest of the season.   The advertisers start to tease us with the… [read more]

Fruit Of The Spirit
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Apr 23, 2017

No one has all of them…except Jesus. But one in particular is seemingly and noticeably lacking in many Christian organizations. As a pastor began his sermon once began with “brethren, where is the joy!” Fruit of the Spirit is gifted in true believers, as a composite of the function of the Holy… [read more]

It Is Finished
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Originally posted Apr 23, 2017

Why did the sacrifices have to be perfect, without blemish or any disfigurements to satisfy God? What does it mean to satisfy God? “It is finished,” Jesus said while on the cross just before He died. The fact that all sin had to be paid for in order for it to be finished as Jesus stated on… [read more]

The Choice Between Science and Alternative Healing
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Apr 22, 2017

Not many people knew, besides his inner circle, that Steve Jobs could've possibly beaten his fatal cancer if he had only taken his doctors advice and succumbed to traditional medical procedures, particularly, an operation which could've removed his tumors much sooner than he decided. This information… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

What You Will Get
Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"

This is the unshakable secret of the Lord to those who trust Him - "I will give thee thy life." What more does a man want than his life? It is the essential thing. "Thy life for a prey" means that wherever you may go, even if it is into hell, you will come out with your life, nothing can harm it. So…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening for September 4
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"I will; be thou clean." - Mark 1:41 Primeval darkness heard the Almighty fiat, "light be," and straightway light was, and the word of the Lord Jesus is equal in majesty to that ancient word of power. Redemption like Creation has its word of might. Jesus speaks and it is done. Leprosy yielded to no human…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — April 28
Daily Light on the Daily Path

Behold the Lamb of God. It is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins. Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me: in burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure. Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is… — (click here to read more)

It Becomes Mutual
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people."   2 Corinthians 6:16 Here is a mutual interest. Each belongs to each. God is the portion of His people, and the chosen people are the portion of their God. The saints find in God their chief possession, and He reckons them to be His peculiar treasure. What a… — (click here to read more)

HAPPY THANKSGIVING
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

My good friends, I hope that your day is one in which you can relax with the knowledge that God has blessed you immeasurably. Take comfort in the safety of your family, consolation in what health you possess and encouragement in the fact that you are able to care for yourself and those around you. Most of all…… — (click here to read more)

Some things bitter to digest
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

Now we pause to ask ourselves how this fifth Beatitude, when practised, engenders within us good mental and spiritual health. Psychologists have shown that those who lack the qualities of mercy and compassion are more likely to develop physical problems. Harsh, judgmental attitudes may bring a sense of satisfaction to the…… — (click here to read more)

Conformed
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Conformed - The word Paul uses for "conformed" is suschematizesthe. A mouthful, for sure. But if we break it down, you will see parts you already know. Sus comes from sum. Of course, it means "with" in the sense of added together. Schematizo is the root verb. We get "schematic" a plan…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — April 28
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

For those nations of the earth which have known the story of Jesus, Christmas is undoubtedly the most beautiful time of the year. Though the celebration of the Savior's birth occurs in the dead of winter, when in many parts of the world the streams are frozen and the landscapes cold and cheerless, still there is beauty at the Christmas season--not… … — (click here to read more)

"Though I be nothing." 2 Corinthians 12:11
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

"Though I be nothing." 2 Corinthians 12:11

THIS was Paul's estimate of himself: less than the least of all saints, and the chief of sinners. The more we know of ourselves and of Jesus, the more shall we be humbled in the dust before God; and the lower we lie before God, the happier and holier we shall be. Man will, MUST be something;…

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