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Today's Articles

Galatians... - Part 24
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

Chapter 3 – The Inferior Rank Law (11/13) The Law was Temporary until Faith Came (3.19-25) 3/3 "But before faith came, we were kept under guard by the law, kept for the faith which would afterward be revealed. Therefore the law was our tutor to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But… [read more]

David, the Ch’asid
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

"Show loyalty to the sons of Barzillai the Gileadite and let them be among those who eat at your table because they supported me when I fled from your brother Absalom. "Keep an eye on Shimei son of Gera, the Benjaminite from Bahurim who is with you. He uttered malicious curses against me… [read more]

The Answer to the Question Many Ask
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw

It is a question easily answered but do people really want an answer to the questions they raise? In Genesis Chapter 4 at verse 17, we read that Cain lay with his wife - and a son is born, called Enoch. Many like to ask the trick question - Where did Cain get his wife? One friend replied to a questioner - "Why… [read more]

Additional Articles

The Applause
Find the Call' from Andy Castro
Originally posted Jun 24, 2018

Am I hearing the sound of applause? Do I hear the sound of victory? Do I ever hear the sound of praise for a good days work? Does my heart ever shout out loud simply because I took action toward my purpose in life? Does my heart ever give me a standing ovation because I did something courageous. These are the questions… [read more]

Reflections
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Jun 24, 2018

 Do you find yourself reliving and rerunning your life, reflecting on your life as far back as you can remember? As we all grow older, this tendency increases for some. And eventually they may wonder why…why does the mind tend to begin to play reruns of events from our past? Assuming that it does (and will)… [read more]

When God Says No
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Originally posted Jun 24, 2018

I've posted some of Alan Smith's Thought For The Day (TFTD) before, and I'm going to do it today. This one is very thought provoking because we humans have some dangerous tendencies in our frailness. Alan addresses one that could potentially be dangerous to one's faith health... --------- WHEN… [read more]

The Challenge of Unhealthy Love
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Jun 23, 2018

Most have experienced it: staying with the same person no matter how bad and unhealthy a relationship becomes, hoping against the odds that things will eventually get better allowing love to prevail. Some look to God, wish upon a star, or seek out and counsel with every psychologist around to heal the broken seams,… [read more]

Bible and Quote November 19-23, 2012
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted Jun 22, 2018

Walk about Zion and go around her; Count her towers; Consider her ramparts; Go through her palaces, That you may tell it to the next generation. Ps 48:12,13 We are called to examine, to learn to analyze and even question so that we may proclaim God’s faithfulness with sincere honesty. For this God is our God for… [read more]

Neighborly Compassion
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted Jun 22, 2018

  Neighborly Compassion   But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion. 34 He went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he set him on his own animal and brought him to an inn and took care of him. Luke 10:33-34 (ESV)   A… [read more]

Confusing Faith With Success
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Jun 22, 2018

         From the very beginning, Christians have been tempted to confuse – or even substitute – success for faith.  Whether enduring persecution, subduing “infidels”, acquiring an education or climbing the corporate ladder – and especially in the political… [read more]

When We Choke at Life
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted Jun 21, 2018

There he was standing on the seventeenth green at Shinnecock poised to take a place in history few men have taken. A simple downhill four and a half foot putt stood between him and being tied for the lead at the U. S. Open Golf Championship going into the final hole. Three putts later Phill Mickelson walked off… [read more]

Omniscient, Omnipotent, Sovereign
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Jun 20, 2018

 God is described in Scripture as having all knowledge (Omniscient) (Psa 136:1-6, 16; Psa 147:4-5; Isa 46:9-10; 1 John 3:20; etc.), having all power (Omnipotent) (Matt 19:26; Rev 1:8; Rev 7:11-12; Rev 19:6; Psa 147:5; Jer 32:17, 27; Job 37:23; Dan 4:35; etc.), and having all authority (Sovereign) (Psa 115:3; Prov… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

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

"Tell me I pray thee wherein thy great strength lieth." - Judges 16:6 Where lies the secret strength of faith? It lies in the food it feeds on; for faith studies what the promise is-an emanation of divine grace, an overflowing of the great heart of God; and faith says, "My God could not have given this promise,…… — (click here to read more)

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

When he shall appear, we shall be like him; we shall see him as he is. As many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name. — Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises; that by these we might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in… — (click here to read more)

A Staircase to Heaven
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"And He saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man."   John 1:51 Yes, to our faith this sight is plain even at this day. We do see heaven opened. Jesus Himself has opened that kingdom to all believers. We gaze into the place of mystery and… — (click here to read more)

Devotional for 'Tammuz 12'
Voice of the Lord

There they are, every Shabbat (Sabbath). After we bless the wine at our Shabbat dinner, we next turn to bless the two challot (braided loaves of egg bread). These beautifully twisted loaves are not only delicious, they remind us of an important truth. During our people's wanderings in the wilderness, God promised to provide daily manna during the six work… — (click here to read more)

Saint Paddy's Day
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

Erin go bragh! And a good St. Patrick's Day to you. Today people all around the world will be celebrating a holiday which means absolutely nothing to them other than it's a holiday on which they wear green and pinch those who don't. Please don't be so quick to pinch this year. There are some things…… — (click here to read more)

A special memorial
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

The substance of the new law, introduced to modify the effects of the original edict to annihilate the Jews, was simply this - all Jews could, by every means possible, take up their own defense. When finally the dreaded execution day arrives, those who set out to execute the Jews find themselves in disarray. A strange fear…… — (click here to read more)

Breastplate
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Breastplate - Today we need a nice easy Greek word. "Breastplate" is the Greek word thorax. It's the same in English thorax is a transliteration a word that comes from one language to another without changes. It means "chest", a part of the body. In Greece, thorax was one of several kinds of armor.…… — (click here to read more)

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

Rightly understood, faith is not a substitute for moral conduct but a means toward it. The tree does not serve in lieu of fruit but as an agent by which fruit is secured. Fruit, not trees, is the end God has in mind in yonder orchard; so Christlike conduct is the end of Christian faith. To oppose faith to works is to make the fruit the enemy to the… … — (click here to read more)

"What manner of persons ought ye to be?" 2 Peter 3:11
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

"What manner of persons ought ye to be?" 2 Peter 3:11

THE people of God are expected to be different from the world; they profess to have another Spirit in them, and to be the sons of God. They believe the present frame of things is to be dissolved. They look for a new heaven and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. They…

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