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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.
What happens in the Millennium 2
'Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Matthew 5:18... Not one jot or tittle will pass away until all is fulfilled. The last thing that is written about in Revelation after Satan is thrown into the lake of fire, is the image of the New Jerusalem coming down out of Heaven, and the new heaven and new earth. In Matthew 5:18, Jesus speaks of heaven and earth passing away... My point is: Even though Jesus will be King of Kings on earth and reign, the Torah will still be in effect until the old heaven and the old earth pass away. Jesus came to fulfill the law not to abolish it. Ezekiel tells us a little bit about this
''Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Is there such a thing as being - or attempting to be - too "righteous"? Isn't it easier to conceive of being to wicked in some way, than it is to accept anything as being overly righteous. How could anyone be too righteous? Isn't that an impossibility? God is as righteous as is possible. And we realize from many scriptures in the Word of God that we are to grow up into a new creation expressing righteousness. So how could Solomon write these words: "Be not righteous over much; neither make thyself over wise: why shouldest thou destroy thyself ? Be not over much wicked,
The Choice Between Science and Alternative Healing
'Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
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 has been coming out as the release of his authorized autobiography will soon arrive on everyone's Kindle, I-Pad, and Bookshelf. Now, this wasn't all that surprising to me. After all, he'd turned to Buddhism as his religious affiliation, alternative medicine for pain and healing,
We Should Be Dealing with The World As It Is…
'Point of Reference' from Fred Price
“…rather than what we think it is or want it to be.” So challenged Sheila Suess Kennedy, a public policy expert and law professor at IUPUI a few years ago. Carol Rogers, Director of Indiana University’s Business Research Center concurs, noting a trend that has rapidly increased
'God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
In going through a computer crash and dealing with a technician whom I found short on my idea of customer service, learning a new computer system and word processing software, I felt a bit stressed. That was one week lately. The next week started out almost like the first. I spent Monday morning trying to call a nearby institution. I had an item to drop off to them and needed to do it that day. No one was there. I finally called the contact person for the third time in two days. She told me I could drop off the item at her house.
Bible and Quote - September 7-11
'Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
The Lord supports the afflicted.. Psalm 147:6a We cannot control the circumstances of life but we can take a humble attitude toward God who takes a special interest in us and will help us handle our circumstances. Warren Wiersbe, American pastor, prolific writer Christian literature, b.1929 The Lord delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love. Psalm 147:11 What God has been to any man He will be to every man, if the man will let Him. Alexander Maclaren, 1826-1910, British Baptist expository preacher The Lord takes pleasure
Works of Faith
'Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
A week ago, a very dear man passed away in Bellville, Ohio. Lewis K. (Jack) Snavely was a fascinating man. He was one of the more brilliant people I have ever met in my life. But even I didn't know everything about Jack. His family filled in the cracks for me when I met with them This past Tuesday evening to prepare for the funeral the next day. What I was told was mind-blowing for a man who lived in a little place like Bellville. Jack Snavely was a very clever and industrious man. When his children wanted something to play on in the backyard he built them a motorized
Hard to Believe
''Winging It' from Stan Smith
One of the common complaints of skeptics is "If God was so interested in saving us, why didn't He make it more obvious? Why is He so hard to find?" We get stuck on that. We might answer boldly, "The heavens declare the glory of God" (Psalm 19:1) or "Since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse" (Romans 1:20) -- you know, because these are the Bible's answers -- but we're still stuck with the fact
'The Way' from Kevin Pauley
Then after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin, and when sin is fully grown, it gives birth to death. - James 1:15 HCSB Situ was a long, muscular and powerful mamba. He felt as though he were invincible. He could move swiftly, climb trees, swim or even overcome large obstacles by lifting two thirds of his tremendous length by sheer muscular power alone. He began to pay nightly visits to a farm that had a chicken pen, stealing eggs and sometimes even a small chicken. He had discovered a hole in the side of the wall through which he could squeeze his flexible body.
Handfuls of Purpose (Ruth 2.16)
'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington
Ruth’s reputation was admirable. Though she was a Moabitess, her kindness shown toward her mother-in-law was well known among the people of Israel. She could have opted to allow Naomi to return to her native land and no one would have thought the worse of her. Even Naomi’s thoughts on the matter were for her young daughters-in-law to remain in their homeland and remarry. But, Ruth was of a different mind. It was this attitude that led her to say to Naomi, “Entreat me not to leave you, Or to turn back from following after you; For wherever you go, I will go; And wherever
The Gospels Direct Our Focus upon Jesus Christ, the Messiah
'Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
In our sweeping through the Bible, we come to The Gospels. The Gospel - which means The Good News ('Euangelion' from which we get the word evangelist or evangelical) - and God gives us four pictures of the life of Jesus Christ, His Son, our Saviour and Lord. These four books centre on Jesus -
Numbers 32-34; Job 2; Matthew 25:31-46: