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Today's Articles

1 Peter.... - Part 29
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

God's People: The Future Judgment (1 Peter 4.4-6) "In regard to these, they [the Gentiles] think it strange that you do not run with them in the same flood of dissipation, speaking evil of you. They will give an account to Him who is ready to judge the living and the dead. For this reason the gospel… [read more]

Day of the Shofar Blast -- Yom Teruah
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess

Rosh Hashannah... Jewish new year... blowing of trumpets... The Gathering... makes me tingle all over. When I lived in Baton Rouge, I had a delicious opportunity to go to a Messianic Jewish celebration of Rosh Hashannah (Feast of Trumpets). If you ever get a chance to celebrate this you are in for such a wonderful experience. I… [read more]

The Rich Man’s Reward
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

The righteousness of the blameless clears his path, but the wicked person will fall because of his wickedness. The righteousness of the upright rescues them, but the treacherous are trapped by their own desires. When the wicked dies, his expectation comes to nothing, and hope placed in wealth vanishes.… [read more]

Don't Do It! - Part 3
Find the Call' from Andy Castro

Today we will be discussing the third and final step of this three part series on goal setting. This a different view on the subject since most thoughts on the matter seem to be writing on goals for things and general desires. I am focusing on a biblical view of goal setting. Since Mankind has fallen, God has been in… [read more]

A Good Man
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs

Do you know, or know of, a person that seems to be a perfect person - at least as perfect a person as a human can be? If you do, you are not alone. I know one also. A good person. But not a Godly person. It has seemed for a long time to be such a contradiction - this person seems sinless, as much as can… [read more]

Additional Articles

Laugh Hard, Laugh Often
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Aug 18, 2018

All of us experience challenges, along with moments of pain, stress, and tension. It's just part of what makes us human as we travel through our individual journeys. However, one thing I've noticed is that those who carry the ability to laugh and allow humor to always be at the forefront of their demeanor… [read more]

Bible and Quote Feb 25-29
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted Aug 17, 2018

  .there was war (- 5 yrs) between the house of Saul (11 tribes of Israel with a puppet king, lead by the military command, Abner) and the house of David (1 tribe of Israel, Judah). But David grew stronger and stronger, and the house of Saul grew weaker and weaker. 2 Samuel 3:1 The renewal of our natures is… [read more]

The Reward of Waiting
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted Aug 17, 2018

      but they that wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31 (ESV)   When we are impatient, we make mistakes that usually create problems for us. Even when we attempt to fix… [read more]

“Do not wear yourself out to get rich; …show restraint.” Prov. 23:4
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Aug 17, 2018

         The idea of giving from our material substance to the church in support of its ministry dates back to the setting up of worship by Jehovah.  “A tithe of everything from the land,  …belongs to the Lord.”  Lev. 27:30-33   Prov. 3:9,10 … [read more]

Who Would Jesus Bomb?
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted Aug 16, 2018

Just the other day, while coming back from Lexington, I saw a bumper sticker on the back of an SUV.  It posed what, I'm sure, the driver thought was a rhetorical question.  In other words, the answer to the question was so obvious that it was a slam dunk the reader would get it right.  The question was,… [read more]

The Irony of the Cross
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Aug 15, 2018

Irony is defined as "the use of words to express something other than and especially the opposite of the literal meaning." If you look around at current events, you'll find lots of illustrations. Often they are humorous; not always. This idea -- words used that end up expressing the opposite -- is a key component… [read more]

We Give Thanks That You Are A God Who Remembers People
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
Originally posted Aug 13, 2018

Remain in the Ark - take GOD at His Word – remain in the fellowship of the Church of Jesus Christ. Prepare for the coming again of Jesus Christ.  Get ready, by believing in Jesus, and by obeying whatever Jesus asks you to do - no matter how others might regard it as peculiar or old fashioned.   We are… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

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

"Joint heirs with Christ." - Romans 8:17 The boundless realms of his Father's universe are Christ's by prescriptive right. As "heir of all things," he is the sole proprietor of the vast creation of God, and he has admitted us to claim the whole as ours, by virtue of that deed of joint-heir-ship which…… — (click here to read more)

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

As he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation. Ye know how we exhorted ... and charged every one of you, that ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory. — Ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light. Ye were sometime… — (click here to read more)

Reward for the Righteous
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"So that a man shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous: verily He is a God that judgeth in the earth."   Psalms 58:11 God's judgments in this life are not always clearly to be seen, for in many cases one event happeneth alike to all. This is the state of probation, not of punishment or reward. Yet at times God works terrible things in… — (click here to read more)

Finshing the Final Round
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

During the two weeks leading up to the contesting of the our national golf championship, the U. S. Open, all the talk was about how the cream rises to the top at the Open like no other golf championship. The top ten golfers in the world will be the ones who will shine. Surely the champion will come from this elite group…… — (click here to read more)

Put Out Your Tongue!
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

Question: What has stirred up more strife than any other thing in the history of the world? Answer: The tongue! Sometimes when you go for a medical examination the doctor says: "Put out your tongue." Our tongue, Solomon suggests, the little thing we use to frame words, needs examination. Whereas the words of a wise man…… — (click here to read more)

So that
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

So that - In the Greek, this phrase is hina kai ei. It literally means "that even if". Yesterday we saw that this very controversial verse is built on the idea that every Christian is called to participate in life the way Jesus lived - open to underserved suffering as a reflection of God's suffering for us.…… — (click here to read more)

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

It might be a shock to some of us if we could know why we are disliked and why our testimony is rejected so violently. Could it be that we are guilty of a deep sinfulness of disposition that we just cannot keep hidden? Arrogance, lack of charity, contempt, self-righteousness, religious snobbery, fault-finding--and all this kept under careful restraint… … — (click here to read more)

"My presence shall go with thee." Exodus 33:14
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

"My presence shall go with thee." Exodus 33:14

SO the Lord promised Moses, and so He has promised us. Let us never venture any where, if we have reason to think the Lord will not favour us with His presence there. The Lord's presence produces holiness, imparts power, fires with zeal, brings into union, and often fills with comfort,…

… — (click here to read more)

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