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Today's Articles

The Image of Christ (No. 54 of TBD)
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

Jesus - Man of Sorrows  (2 of 5) This installment as well as all others in this series is written to help us focus on the person of Christ and the characteristics that He possessed.  This is done so that we can consciously allow God to transform our lives by stamping the image of His dear Son deep… [read more]

Four In God’s Garden
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

      Therefore let us approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us at the proper time. - Hebrews 4:16 HCSB   An ancient Talmudic parable[1] tells of three sages who sought Rabbi Akiva’s help in their determination to enter the third… [read more]

Bible and Quote March 17-21
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns

  (As the Philistines prepared to attack) . David inquired of the Lord, and He said, ‘You shall not go up (frontal attack like last time); circle around behind them, and come upon them in front of the mulberry trees. 2 Samuel 5:23 Trust God. Follow His rules of combat. As illogical as they may seem they inevitably… [read more]

Transformed into His likeness 2 Corinthians 3:18
Point of Reference' from Fred Price

        The seriousness of this attempt and the effort needed to achieve it is indicated by several scriptures.  Paul asserting that, “Those who belong to Jesus Christ have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires.”  Gal. 5:24 Insisting that, “I… [read more]

Thoughts on the LORD'S Prayer
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester

  “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done,     on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread,  and forgive us our debts,     as we also have forgiven our debtors.  And lead us not into temptation,    … [read more]

Additional Articles

Dressed the Part
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted Oct 18, 2018

"He's a snappy dresser." "He looks very dapper." "He has that GQ look." These phrases are associated with men and how they look in their clothes. The idea of a snappy dresser could be a man in a worsted wool blazer in a bright summer color with a freshly pressed and starched dress shirt. Someone in a tweed jacket… [read more]

How Can I Know? The Test
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Oct 17, 2018

 I've already written about various ways we can know if we have eternal life, if we are among the saved. It's interesting that they are mostly behavioral. They are almost entirely rooted in what we do (Matt 7:17-20; Luke 8:15; John 15:8). Mind you, what we do doesn't save,… [read more]

Have You, Like Peter, Experienced Something Supernatural?
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
Originally posted Oct 15, 2018

Simon Peter, a man who has been an ordinary businessman in the fishing industry, has now been serving Jesus Christ and ministering in the front line of the Kingdom of God for around 60 years and he has something relevant and powerful to teach and write. He is not a man to waste words as we read the opening words of his… [read more]

Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Originally posted Oct 14, 2018

    An irritated chirping sounded from the bushes behind me. Good, I thought. Better the birds should be uneasy in this hush before dawn. I had never heard the city so quite. My chest hurts from so much weeping. I think I have poured out all my tears and yet, more come. My body aches from so much lamentation.     I… [read more]

The Warrior's Belief - Part 2
Find the Call' from Andy Castro
Originally posted Oct 14, 2018

 Last week I talked about the first strategy of the enemy after finding the call and purpose for your life. You will at some point realize the plans of God are not small in any sense of the word. He has a grand plan and purpose to complete on this earth. It is a plan greater than man can comprehend and visualize. But… [read more]

'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Oct 14, 2018

Repentance (NOTE: This article was written several years ago, and is reprinted asof this date - May 26, 2016. As of this date, many calls have gone out asking for prayers that America will restored to its former character and greatness. This writer feels very deeply that something is missing in these pleas. NO ONE has yet… [read more]

Learning From Our Past
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Oct 13, 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]

Daily Devotionals  from

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

"Let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall." - 1 Corinthians 10:12 It is a curious fact, that there is such a thing as being proud of grace. A man says, "I have great faith, I shall not fall; poor little faith may, but I never shall." "I have fervent love," says another, "I can stand, there…… — (click here to read more)

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

The Lord shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken. Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee: the remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain. — The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will. — When a man's ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at… — (click here to read more)

Regulated Chastisement
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"I will correct thee in measure."   Jeremiah 30:11 To be left uncorrected would be a fatal sign: it would prove that the LORD had said, "He is given unto idols, let him alone." God grant that such may never be our portion! Uninterrupted prosperity is a thing to cause fear and trembling. As many as God tenderly loves He rebukes and chastens: those for… — (click here to read more)

Devotional for 'Cheshvan 10'
Voice of the Lord

Daniel is a good example of someone with a positive attitude. He lived in Babylon during the exile. He was taken from his home in Eretz Yisra'el (the Land of Israel) to be a servant in the court of a pagan Babylonian king. But Daniel never forgot his origin or identity as a Jew. He did not bow down to the idols of Babylon, even at the penalty of death. And… — (click here to read more)

Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

For the past several weeks I have not been contributing my column. Our congregation has been feverishly working to implement some programs and provide information for those programs. Much of that work has fallen to me. In order to be able to craft the programs, do the information brochures and newsletters, organize some…… — (click here to read more)

A Basic Precondition
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

The late Bishop John Robinson stated: "The resurrection of the body of Christ is no essential belief for Christian people, and it would make no difference to their faith if the Lord's body had been flung into the Valley of Hinnom, like those of the malefactors, to disintegrate among the rotting corpses." Such a statement…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Long - The Greek word epipothesate is the verb "to yearn" with the added intensifier epi. This is a command. Peter is saying, "I am telling you to intensely desire the soul-nourishing word." In Peter's view, this is not an optional choice for the Christian. But this is a strange sort of command. He…… — (click here to read more)

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

When the eternal Son of God became the Son of Man and walked on this earth, He always called individuals to His side. Jesus did not come into the world to deal with statistics! He deals with individuals and that is why the Christian message is and always has been: "God loves the world! He loves the masses and throngs only because they are made… … — (click here to read more)

Behold, thy salvation cometh. - Isaiah 62:11
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

Behold, thy salvation cometh. - Isaiah 62:11

The Lord's people may be now sorely tried and often cast down; but the present is the worst state they will ever be in; they are hastening to the day of God, which is to them the day of deliverance.

Their salvation is on the road; they will soon be freed from all disease, from which they now suffer;…

… — (click here to read more)

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