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Today's Articles

Jesus - Unique & Unequaled Teacher
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

Oct. 11,2007; Part 3 of TBD Focus Text: Matthew 26.52-56 There is something to be said for the WWJD [What Would Jesus Do?] mentality; however here is an indisputable fact: No one can know what Jesus would do without knowing what Jesus did! In other words, it is fruitless… [read more]

Nana is not a missionary
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess

By Gina Burgess Lifestyles Editor CARRIERE Her sister and her husband have been in China since China’s doors opened up to the Western world, and after Nana’s husband died, her sister told her now is the time for you to come to China. She did. In January of 1999, Nana went to China to work with an orphanage… [read more]

Passion Driven Prayer
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

  Lord, we love to obey your laws; our heart’s desire is to glorify your name. All night long I search for you; earnestly I seek for God. For only when you come to judge the earth will people turn from wickedness and do what is right. - Isaiah 26:8-9 In the beginning, God created. Have you ever considered… [read more]

Our Judgment (2)
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs

Several weeks ago we discussed in this column the judgment for accounting and reward that every Christian will give before Jesus (see Archives), which the Apostle Paul refers to explicitly (Romans 14:12; 2 Corinthians 5:10). Until that time, there are other actions and judgments occurring that can assure… [read more]

Happily Hopeless
Find the Call' from Andy Castro

Shane Krider from Polaris Global Marketing wrote: "In general, people way underestimate that they could change if they just believed they could. There seems to be a learned fear of taking control. There seems to be a general agreement that there is safety in numbers. People seem to be looking for anyone who is willing… [read more]

Additional Articles

The Concept of Time
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted May 18, 2019

  No matter how much money, education, or influence we have the one thing none of us can ever produce more of is, time. How we make use of this invisible asset determines how successful we are both, professionally and personally. God gave us all a pre-determined life clock that constantly ticks 24 hours a day. They’re… [read more]

Bible and Quote Sept 14-18 (09)
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted May 17, 2019

  Let us (ungodly world) tear their (God and His people’s) fetters apart And cast away their cords from us! Psalms 2:3 .the Christian message violates today's carefully cultivated incredulity (disbelief and rejection) toward all absolutes. Jim Leffel The One enthroned in heaven laughs (in irony).… [read more]

ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS?
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted May 17, 2019

   “Stand up, stand up for Jesus, Ye soldiers of the cross.  Lift high His royal banner, it must not suffer loss.  From vict’ry unto vict’ry His army shall He lead, ‘Til every foe is conquered and Christ is Lord indeed.”    “Stand up, stand… [read more]

Let Me Hear
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted May 17, 2019

    Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you, I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul. Psalm 143:8 (ESV)   David, the shepherd king, penned these words. He asks the Father to speak to him in the mornings. David… [read more]

All Too Human
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted May 16, 2019

The first images of my father were those I had as a rugrat. Everyone looks tall when you're lying on the floor. Even mom looked tall from that perspective. As I grew I began to set my growth goals when I realized that I would get taller, mom was the first mark. I caught her when I was in the seventh grade, blew… [read more]

Theology by the Book
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted May 15, 2019

 All religions have various levels of adherents. There are the nominal -- those in name only -- all the way to the devout. There are liberal Muslims who don't take their Qur'an seriously but still classify themselves as Muslims and there are the devout Muslims who really practice what it says and ... well,… [read more]

Check That Your Foundations are Sound and Solid – and Biblical.
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
Originally posted May 13, 2019

Peter writes about the origins of God’s people.  How did they get their existence?  Where did they come from?   What is God calling His people to be and do? These are massive questions to which Peter gives answers – answers which will help disciples grow and mature, and who are prepared… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

Morning and Evening for August 14
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"Thou, Lord, hast made me glad through thy work." - Psalm 92:4 Do you believe that your sins are forgiven, and that Christ has made a full atonement for them? Then what a joyful Christian you ought to be! How you should live above the common trials and troubles of the world! Since sin is forgiven, can it…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — May 19
Daily Light on the Daily Path

Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity. I will cleanse them from all their iniquity, whereby they have sinned against me; and I will pardon all their iniquities, whereby they have sinned, and whereby they have transgressed against me. — Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols,… — (click here to read more)

We May Speak for God
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"Therefore thus saith the LORD, If thou return, then will I bring thee again, and thou shalt stand before Me: and if thou take forth the precious from the vile, thou shalt be as My mouth."   Jeremiah 15:19 Poor Jeremiah! Yet why do we say so? The weeping prophet was one of the choicest servants of God and honored by Him above many. He was hated for… — (click here to read more)

Devotional for 'Iyyar 14'
Voice of the Lord

My grandmother marks down all of her special days on a new calendar each year. It includes all the birthdays, wedding anniversaries and yahrtzeits (death anniversaries) in our family. Why does she go to this trouble? Because she loves to send cards; in a way, it's her part-time job. The older I get, the more meaningful it is to receive a card from my… — (click here to read more)

The Golf Show
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

It is only one week away. Well, not even a week. Actually it is just days away. It begins Friday. What is IT? The Lexington Golf Show. Why am I so excited about a golf show? The same reason people are excited about bridal shows, gun shows, car shows, etc. I love golf. There is no other game quite like it. It…… — (click here to read more)

Why pretend?
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

Yesterday we ended with the case of the woman who said that she didn't know how to mourn, when in reality her problem was she didn't want to mourn. Whenever we are unwilling to face a negative emotion, it implies that we are not in control of it, but that it is in control of us. Christians are often taught to pretend…… — (click here to read more)

Voluntarily
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Voluntarily - The Greek word is hekousios willingly, without being pressed. Notice how different this situation is when compared to most church organizations and functions. We tend to press people into service through a sense of duty and obligation rather than letting God draw those whom He calls voluntarily…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — May 19
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

To do His supreme work of grace within you He will take from your heart everything you love most. Everything you trust in will go from you. Piles of ashes will lie where your most precious treasures used to be. . . . All this God will accomplish at the expense of the common pleasures that have up to that time supported your life and made it zestful.… … — (click here to read more)

It shall be well. 2 Kings 4:23
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

It shall be well. 2 Kings 4:23

THIS was the language of a believer in trouble; and it should be our language under similar circumstances. Our trials, troubles, and difficulties may be great; but it shall be well with them that fear God. Are you alarmed at the powerful working of corruption within you? It shall be well, for sin, shall not…

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