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Today's Articles

The Image of Christ - Part 3
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

The Image of the Heavenly Man The resurrection is a pivotal New Testament teaching. Paul defended the literal-historical resurrection of Christ and the surety of a future resurrection in 1 Corinthians 15. Paul opined, "For if the dead do not rise, then Christ is not risen. And if Christ is not risen,… [read more]

We’re Not “Flat Earthers”
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

  Internal consistency and inerrancy – Evidenced in Science   God is enthroned above the circle of the earth; its inhabitants are like grasshoppers. He stretches out the heavens like thin cloth and spreads them out like a tent to live in. - Isaiah 40:22 HCSB   The Bible abounds with references… [read more]

How Can I Know? One Way
'Winging It' from Stan Smith

What is assurance of salvation? It's not about "eternal security" or anything like it. It is not the same as being saved. It is possible to be saved and not know it or to believe you're saved and not be. Assurance is simply the confidence that you're saved. Can Christians have such assurance?… [read more]

Additional Articles

Flow with the Word of God
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
Originally posted Sep 24, 2018

Over these past weeks we have spent much time reading of, and observing, the various stages in the Creation narrative and we spend one last day as we move into Genesis Chapters 10 and 11, where we read of the sons of Noah and how the scenario develops – some of it good – some of it not so good – perhaps… [read more]

You Are Not Your Past
Find the Call' from Andy Castro
Originally posted Sep 23, 2018

Paul was a greedy thief. He was Bounty hunter paid to find Christians and take them to prison. Because of his testimony against them, they would be executed.He personally had the Apostle Stephen killed. The scales of injustice weighed heavily against him, yet, after his conversion, he wrote, “THEREFORE, [there is]… [read more]

Bad Things - Good People
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Sep 23, 2018

Bad Things - Good People We all have wondered from time to time, why so many bad things seem to happen to good people. But there is a reason. Perhaps first we should define what the word “best” is understood to mean - what it means to whom, and how do “people” perceive it as they do.… [read more]

2 Things at Work: 2 Results
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Originally posted Sep 23, 2018

Usually when "one of those passages" keep coming back to my mind, I have found that God is trying to teach me something very important. I have been thinking about the Free Will question. In order to understand Free Will, we need to study what happened in the Garden.  God created Man and he created Woman.… [read more]

The Future is Yours
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Sep 22, 2018

We all have a history, no matter our age or position in life. No matter what your financial, marital, or spiritual position is, it will always be filled with extremes. How you handle these situations, and the choices you make because of them, will greatly affect yourself and the people around you. In my novel,… [read more]

Bible and Quote Feb 18-22, 2013
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted Sep 21, 2018

 And to him who orders his way aright, I shall show the salvation of God. Psalms 50:23b   Doing what God desires not only flows from the spring of a loving heart, but it also enables the believer to enjoy God’s presence, provision, and protection. Lifeway, Explore the Bible, Summer 2007     … [read more]

Those Who Accepted His Message Acts 2:37-41
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Sep 21, 2018

         Why is that so hard – accepting a message of advice and direction?  Why do we so often rebel against “help” even when we know it’s well-intended and beneficial?  It may have something to do with the condition of our hearts.  Scripture insisting… [read more]

What God Says About. . ..
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted Sep 21, 2018

    Vengeance Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, ‘Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the LORD’. Romans 12:19 (ESV)   Paul writes these words to the believers at Rome. He gives sage advice from which we can learn.   In… [read more]

My First
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted Sep 20, 2018

My very first car was one that I had taken a number of rides in during my teen years. It was a 1956 Chevrolet BelAir two door hardtop with a 265 cc. V-8 and black rolled and tucked interior. I bought it from my grandfather for the princely sum of in the summer of 1970. I put a lot of miles on that car in a short… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

Morning and Evening for April 6
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp." - Hebrews 13:13 Jesus, bearing his cross, went forth to suffer without the gate. The Christian's reason for leaving the camp of the world's sin and religion is not because he loves to be singular, but because Jesus did so; and the disciple must…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — September 26
Daily Light on the Daily Path

A God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he. Him that judgeth righteously. — We must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. — Every one of us shall give account of himself to God. — The soul that sinneth… — (click here to read more)

Among the Redeemed
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"Lo, the people shall dwell alone, and shall not be redeemed among the nations."   Numbers 23:9 Who would wish to dwell among the nations and to be numbered with them? Why, even the professing church is such that to follow the LORD fully within its bounds is very difficult. There is such a mingling and mixing that one often sighs for "a lodge in some… — (click here to read more)

Devotional for 'Tishrei 17'
Voice of the Lord

Perhaps the most obvious symbol of the feast of Sukkot (Tabernacles) is the flimsy hut called the sukkah (tabernacle). For seven days out of the year, our people are commanded to dwell in the sukkah to contemplate certain spiritual lessons. The very nature of the hut is a graphic reminder about life itself. The structure is purposely designed to be frail,… — (click here to read more)

The Wrong Collection
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

My dad's brother, my uncle Orlyn Kelly, used to collect coins. He had a rather substantial collection of coins at the time of his death several years ago. He had worked hard to put that collection together, often spending hours searching through millions of coins just to find one or two that fit what he was looking…… — (click here to read more)

The Time Tunnel
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

Solomon turns his attention to the consideration of time. Who can define time? Longfellow asked, "What is time?", and then went on to say that although time could be measured, it could not be clearly defined. One of the best definitions of discipleship I have ever heard is: "Discipleship is what a person does with his time."…… — (click here to read more)

Judge
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Judge - About a month ago we looked at the word for "justice". This word is from the same root. It is shapat. It means, "to act out the functions of government". The Hebrew concept of governing is not like the idea of justice in the Western world. It is not the application of a separate set of laws that exist…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — September 26
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

It should be pointed out that no revealed truth becomes automatically effective. The effect any truth has upon us depends upon our attitude toward it. First it must be accepted in active faith and received into our minds as completely trustworthy and beyond dispute. It must become a kind of dye to give color to all of our thinking and praying. The… … — (click here to read more)

"Partakers of the heavenly calling." Hebrews 3:1
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

"Partakers of the heavenly calling." Hebrews 3:1

BELOVED, God hath called us by His grace and gospel, into the knowledge of Christ; into the favour of Jesus; to partake of the Spirit of His Son; to enjoy fellowship with Christ; to wear the image of Christ; and to possess and enjoy His righteousness, strength, wisdom, unsearchable riches,…

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