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Today's Articles

True Leaders Serve
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

Then King Rehoboam consulted with the elders who had served his father Solomon when he was alive, asking, "How do you advise me to respond to these people?" They replied, "Today if you will be a servant to these people and serve them, and if you respond to them by speaking kind words to them, they will… [read more]

Justification XII (3-1-11)
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

A huge serving of gander sauce was served up when I asked my friend where he would draw the lines of spiritual fellowship/support should he take steps to depart from the church tradition in which he and I had been reared (see yesterday’s message for a more complete explanation). This forced me to consider where I… [read more]

When God Created Man He Made Them Male and Female
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw

We continue to read in Genesis Chapter 2 and in verses 18 we are given a Divine principle - it is not good for man to be alone. You cannot grow into a mature Christian on your own. We need to have fellowship and communion and intermingling - the one with the other. God is about to do something about possible or potential… [read more]

Additional Articles

You just knew it was from God?
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Originally posted Apr 22, 2018

Numerous times God has spoken to me or given me a delight for encouragement. Oh, not out loud, but in such a way I knew it was Him talking to me. I was on my teeth-grinding drive home from Arizona after my second husband decided he didn't want to be married anymore. I was devastated and I kept wanting to turn back.… [read more]

Drumbeat of Darkness-Drumbeat of Destiny
Find the Call' from Andy Castro
Originally posted Apr 22, 2018

The greatest tragedy is not death but a life without purpose. Rick Warren For we are His workmanship [His own master work,… [read more]

Our Enemy Named Doubt
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Apr 22, 2018

Do you ever wonder about your relationship with Jesus Christ? There are times when weaknesses may seem to undercut our assurance that we are saved, or that God is angry with us because of a perceived weakness. Being still human, we are susceptible to an array of influences in our lives that are broadcast satanic thoughts… [read more]

Seeing Another's Light
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Apr 21, 2018

  No matter who you work with, marry, be-friend, date, parent, or live beside, sooner or later there’ll be personality traits which you don’t agree with, or find uncomfortable to be around. We’re all created differently, are an original masterpiece created by God, and like any living thing, there… [read more]

Bible and Quote Sept. 17-21, 2012
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted Apr 20, 2018

As the deer pants for the water brooks, So my soul pants for You, O God. Ps 42:1     There is only one thing that wins a man’s heart, and that is the sight of God’s heart; and it is only when we know how precious His lovingkindness is that we shall be drawn towards Him. Alexander Maclaren,… [read more]

Spiritual Refreshing at Special TImes
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted Apr 20, 2018

      Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord. Acts 3:19 (ESV)   The Apostle Peter had healed a beggar. The healed man was ecstatic over what had happened. Those who saw him were amazed.   Peter… [read more]

Baptism, An Elementary Doctrine of the Church
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Apr 20, 2018

         Last week, in an attempt to discern the significance of baptism to the Christian believer and thus, its application within the church today; we looked at a number of Biblical calls for its practice and thus, its importance to the early church.  This week I’d like to… [read more]

Terminal
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted Apr 19, 2018

Words always fascinate me.  They can mean a number of things, all seemingly different, and, yet, oddly the same.  One word that has interested me recently is the word, "terminal."  While many of the applications refer to boundaries and beginning or end points, one refers to an assemblage of… [read more]

People of the Book
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Apr 18, 2018

 The phrase is actually an Islamic phrase. It refers to Jews and Christians (and a group of people known as Sabians). "The Book" in view, then, would be the Bible. For Jews, it would refer to our Old Testament and for Christians it would be the whole Book. Christians embraced the term in later days declaring,… [read more]

Changing the Rules of Engagment
Quiet Time' from Kasia Kedzia
Originally posted Apr 17, 2018

 How I define success is crucial to my growth. When I broaden my notion of success I am more likely to learn and grow. It’s harder to do this when I think I am failing. I can sometimes feel like I am failing those I care about most, or that I am failing God. How I view myself plays into my notions of success. When… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

Morning and Evening for September 9
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things which thou knowest not." - Jeremiah 33:3 There are different translations of these words. One version renders it, "I will shew thee great and fortified things." Another, "Great and reserved things." Now, there are reserved and special things in Christian…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — April 23
Daily Light on the Daily Path

The Lord was my stay. Truly in vain is salvation hoped for from the hills, and from the multitude of mountains: truly in the LORD our God is the salvation of Israel. — The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. — Cry out and… — (click here to read more)

No Fear of Death
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; he that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death."   Revelation 2:11 The first death we must endure unless the LORD should suddenly come to His temple. For this let us abide in readiness, awaiting it without fear, since Jesus has transformed death from a dreary cavern… — (click here to read more)

Good Friends
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

This past weekend was a landmark for me. After begging for several years for a friend of mine to come down and play some golf, he finally made it. I have had the pleasure of Rod and Mariann Wright's hospitality for a number of years and have been after them to come down and spend some time with my wife and me.…… — (click here to read more)

Whiter than snow!
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

As we continue discussing what it means to be pure in heart, we ask: How do we ensure that our hearts are made pure? Great controversy has raged over this issue in every century of the Church. Those who see sin as having made deep inroads into human nature say that the only thing God can do with sin is to forgive it. Others…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — April 23
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

We of the twentieth century have exactly the same basic needs as the people of the first century. We feel the weight of sin and mortality just as they did. We long for peace and life eternal exactly as they did. We are tortured by fears, stunned by losses, grieved by betrayals, hurt by enmities, made heartsick by failures, scared by threatening death,… … — (click here to read more)

"Have faith in God." Mark 6:22
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

"Have faith in God." Mark 6:22

YOU have His word, believe it; plead it; expect the fulfilment of it. He cannot deceive you. His ear is open to you. Try Him. What do you want? Why do you want it? If you really need, if your motives are good, plead with God for it; expect Him to bestow it; and receive it as coming from Him. In every trial,…

… — (click here to read more)

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