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  • The Heart and Core and Purpose of the Ministry of Jesus
         'Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw

    In Luke Chapter 18 and at verse 31, Jesus Christ takes the 12 aside - and tells them - we are going up to Jerusalem – and in Jerusalem Jesus Christ, the Son of God, our Saviour and Lord, will be crucified. Over these past weeks Jesus has been speaking to the crowds - and teaching the disciples.……

  • Surrender
         ''Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs

    "And Ben-hadad the king of Syria gathered all his host together: and there were thirty and two kings with him, and horses, and chariots: and he went up and besieged Samaria, and warred against it. And he sent messengers to Ahab king of Israel into the city, and said unto him, Thus saith Ben-hadad, Thy silver and thy gold is mine; thy wives also and thy children, even the goodliest, are mine. And the king of Israel answered and said, My lord, O king, according to thy saying, I am thine and all that I have" (1 Kings 20:1-4 KJV) . Here we see an incident in the long…

  • Faithing, Trusting, Believing
         'Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess

    Psalm 5:11 But let all who put their trust in You rejoice; let them shout for joy forever, because You cover them. And let those who love Your name be joyful in You Such simple words and yet they hold all the comfort of a snuggly quilt and a warm, cozy fire complete with hot cocoa and a purring cat on the lap. God's asks a lot of us. We can't see Him. We can't touch Him. Why should we believe Him, trust Him, have faith in Him? Because He said so. If that isn't enough, then there is plenty of evidence that He is real, that He does exactly what He says He'll do,…

  • I Am a Cotter Pin
         'Voice of Inspiration' from Andy Castro

    I am a cotter pin. That's what the Lord told me a few years back. What is a cotter pin? A metal pin used to fasten two parts of a mechanism together. Picture this. It looks like a ladies hairpin. In the industrial world it is used to fasten two pieces of metal together. For instance, on a tractor, you will find several cotter pins holding two different parts together. Without the part held together, by the cotter pin, the tractor would not run correctly. Though cotter pins are relatively small compared to the tractor, it is a very important part. What the Lord was telling me…

  • Everything Happens For A Reason
         'Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell

    All of us are born with hopes, dreams, and desires running through our veins, often wishing upon the stars that certain things and people would emerge, taking us to where we long to be. We pray on our knees, seek out advice, look for certain signs, and make our case to whomever and whatever will listen that what we have in our hearts is what's best for us, and destined to happen. Sometimes good things do come true, often they don't. After all, we're only human, and have a right to go for what we want. But differentiating between reality and hope-filled dreams is often a brutal…

  • Bible and Quote - January 30 - February 3
         'Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns

    Psalm of David. I will bless the Lord at all times. Psalm 34:1a There is no circumstance, no trouble, no testing, that can ever touch me until, first of all, it has gone past God and past Christ, right through to me. If it has come that far, it has come with a great purpose, which I may not understand at the moment. But I refuse to become panicky, as I lift up my eyes to Him and accept it as coming from the throne of God for some great purpose of blessing to my own heart. Alan Redpath His praise shall continually be in my mouth. Psalm 34:1b Let us bless God for the…

  • God In Our Midst
         'God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester

    The Lord your God is in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing. Zephaniah 3:17 (NKJV) The Lord God is in your midst - A……

  • Teach Us To Pray
         'Point of Reference' from Fred Price

    Luke describes Jesus in prayer, as he often was, when his disciples asked him to teach them how to pray as well. It might seem an odd request, as prayer was routinely engaged in throughout the day by most Jews; some repeated out of habit, some heart felt and designed for the moment. But these men had heard that John……

  • God's Sight, Not Ours
         'Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley

    As the 1950's belonged to the hard charging knight from Latrobe, Pennsylvania, Arnold Palmer, so did the 1960's belong to the burgeoning talents of the chubby kid from Columbus, Ohio, Jack Nicklaus. As the 70's began people wondered who would step forward to challenge the Golden Bear as the new kid on the block for the decade. A number of golfers were poised to have what were thought to be break out careers. Some rose to the occasion from time to time but none that truly challenged Nicklaus, or even Palmer. Then it happened. A tall blonde haired skinny kid started…

  • He is Us
         ''Winging It' from Stan Smith

    I'm convinced that a prime problem in our society today is men. Yeah, yeah, I know ... I'm sounding like a man-hating feminist. Don't worry. That's not where I'm going. Let's consider the job description from Scripture. Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her, so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless. So husbands ought also to love their…

  • Hide and Seek
         'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

    “If you look for me in earnest, you will find me when you seek me.” Jeremiah 29:13 How many times have you tried to pray only to find yourself thinking of something else instead? How many times have you caught yourself asleep when you intended to meditate? We are so easily distracted. We are like babies whose eyes follow whatever is moving without true understanding. A fly buzzes and we are distracted from our conversation with the Sovereign God. A drip from a faucet can ruin our meditation. God promises that in the great game of hide and seek He will be…

Daily Devotionals
Last evening I was reminded of my days working for the Fayette County Highway Department in Ohio. No, I didn't see a dump truck or a road crew or a grater. Last evening I had a sharp pain in my left achilles tendon. I hadn't had a pain there in quite some time. The reason I have those pains periodically is due to an incident while working with the Fayette County Highway Department.We were assigned to fill burms one day.…
Daily Dose
Daily Toon
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 12:18 - There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword, But the tongue of the wise brings healing.
Words to Ponder
A man can no more by the power of nature reach Christ, than an infant can reach the top of the pyramids, or the ostrich fly up to the stars. - Thomas Watson (1620-86)
'Daily Reading Plan' from StudyLight.org
Bible-in-a-Year — NAS
Numbers 22:1-40; Song of Solomon 2:8-3:5; Matthew 22:23-46:
Now Balak the son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites. So Moab was in great fear because of the people, for they were numerous; and Moab was in dread of the sons of Israel. Moab said to the elders of Midian, "Now this horde will lick up all that is around us, as the ox licks up the grass of the field." And Balak the son of Zippor was king of Moab at that time. So he sent messengers to…
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