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Today's Articles

The Trinity, 3 of 3
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

  In those days Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized in the Jordan by John. As soon as He came up out of the water, He saw the heavens being torn open and the Spirit descending to Him like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: You are My beloved Son; I take… [read more]

Let Us Not... (Gal 5:26/09)
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

There are twelve (12) “lettuce” [let us] passages in the book of Hebrews. These make great sermon material and can easily be divided into three sermons of four points each. However, Paul also raised some “lettuce not” [let us not] patches that are worth looking into. Our devotional today, will take… [read more]

How May The Fruit of the Spirit Grow?
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw

 Having spent two weeks looking briefly at the Galatians Chapter 1, let's now move on to Chapter 5 verse 22, where we come to look at the 'fruit of the Spirit' - the fruit of the Holy Spirit - the fruit which God desires to produce in our lives.   These articles are bit longer than previous pieces,… [read more]

Additional Articles

Treason
Find the Call' from Andy Castro
Originally posted Feb 19, 2017

"If this be treason, make the most of it." Treason: Violation of allegiance toward one's country or sovereign, especially the betrayal of one's country by waging war against it or by consciously and purposely acting to aid its enemies. It was His willful act and purposeful violation to wage war against… [read more]

Formula For Eternal Life
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Feb 19, 2017

Would you like to live forever...I mean, if it could be a life that would be perfect in every way, with perfect happiness, peace, and love from, and love to everyone? You can have it. "The Bible tells me so..." as a partial verse from a Christian song goes. The formula isn't complicated and out of reach… [read more]

Is enough really enough?
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Originally posted Feb 19, 2017

    This morning I did not want to get out of bed. I did not want to study my Bible, I did not want to go to Bible study. I was in a blue funk. It has been cloudy and no sunshine for seemingly weeks now in the middle of winter--and it's not even cold outside on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Of course, (remembering… [read more]

Inside The Mind Of A Narcissist
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Feb 18, 2017

Is it just me, or has our society become increasingly, narcissistic? Up until the past few years, I really hadn't even heard this word used before. But, to start things off, some of its meanings are stated below from the online source, Wikipedia: Narcissism is a term with… [read more]

Bible and Quote January 7-11
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted Feb 17, 2017

  “(charged with treason for helping David) Ahimelech, the priest, answered, ‘Let not the king impute anything to his servant. For your servant knew nothing of (David’s fall from Saul’s favor)’” 1 Sam22:9 .listen to (the) explanation and give . the benefit of the doubt.”… [read more]

The Two Great Commandments
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted Feb 17, 2017

  “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.” Deut. 6:4-5 (NIV)   “And the second is like it; ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two… [read more]

Be Careful
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Feb 17, 2017

      Casting Crowns released a song several years ago based on an old Sunday School chorus that they titled “Slow Fade,” that is engaging and still applicable – to all ages.  And while not citing scripture specifically, it is absolutely scriptural in its spirit and intent. … [read more]

Speed or Desire?
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted Feb 16, 2017

As a youth, and on into my young adult years, I played a number of different sports which required that I run and run fast. At various times during my sports ventures I was actually timed for my speed. I was not the fastest person on the team when such times were taken. In truth, I was generally somewhere in the… [read more]

The Truth About Evil
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Feb 15, 2017

A syllogism is a common form of a logical argument. It takes two or more propositions (that are assumed to be true) and draws the required conclusion (which, if the propositions are true, is unavoidable). The classic syllogism is one like this: All humans are mortal. Socrates was human. Therefore, Socrates was mortal. Neat… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

The Initiative Against Dreaming
Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"

Dreaming about a thing in order to do it properly is right; but dreaming about it when we should be doing it is wrong. After Our Lord had said those wonderful things to His disciples, we might have expected that He would tell them to go away and meditate over them all; but Our Lord never allowed "mooning." When…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening for November 11
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"Underneath are the everlasting arms." - Deuteronomy 33:27 God-the eternal God-is himself our support at all times, and especially when we are sinking in deep trouble. There are seasons when the Christian sinks very low in humiliation. Under a deep sense of his great sinfulness, he is humbled before God till…… — (click here to read more)

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

He shall see of the travail of his soul and shall be satisfied. Jesus ... said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost. — He hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise. — To the intent that now… — (click here to read more)

Continual Guidance
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"The LORD shall guide thee continually."   Isaiah 58:11 What aileth thee? Hast thou lost thy way? Art thou entangled in a dark wood and canst thou not find thy paths? Stand still, and see the salvation of God. He knows the way, and He will direct thee in it if thou cry unto Him. Every day brings its own perplexity. How sweet to feel that the guidance… — (click here to read more)

Devotional for 'Shevat 24'
Voice of the Lord

Yeshua and his disciples were condemned because they did not practice netilat-yadayim (the traditional hand-washing ceremony before eating). However, nowhere in the Scriptures do we read of such a commandment. Although "legalism" is not a term used in the Bible, it is clearly an issue in several passages of Scripture. But what exactly is legalism?… — (click here to read more)

What's in Your Bag?
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

One of the rules of golf that is often overlooked is the rule of the club limit. Each golfer is allowed to carry as many as fourteen clubs in his/her bag. This limit allows for some interesting combinations of clubs for many golfers. Most "sets of clubs" are comprised of three woods, eight irons and a putter.…… — (click here to read more)

Righteous indignation
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

For many of us "wrath" conjures up the idea of being out of control, an outburst of "seeing red," a sense of wounded pride or just downright petulance. It is quite wrong to take those ideas or feelings and impose them on God. God's wrath is never out of control, never capricious, never self-indulgent, never irritable,…… — (click here to read more)

Without blemish
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Without blemish - In Greek, negative word constructions are sometimes made up of two combined parts. It is something like our English "un-" as in "unfit" or "ungrateful". In Greek, just like in English, we need to know what the root word means before we can understand its negative. So the root word momos in…… — (click here to read more)

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

The third stage of true worship is wonder. Here the mind ceases to understand and goes over to a kind of delightful astonishment. Carlyle said that worship is ?transcendent wonder,? a degree of wonder without limit and beyond expression. That kind of worship is found throughout the Bible (though it is only fair to say that the lesser degrees of worship… … — (click here to read more)

The Lord trieth the righteous. - Psalms 11:5
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

The Lord trieth the righteous. - Psalms 11:5

Where the Lord gives grace, He always tries it; therefore His own people must expect to pass through the fire. He will try our faith, of what sort it is; our love, of what strength it is. He will also try our patience and our constancy.

Let us not therefore be surprised at trials, nor let us be discouraged…

… — (click here to read more)

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