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Today's Articles

The Series: Profiles of the Prophets (67 of TBD)
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

Simon Peter – Prominent Prophet of the Apostles (7 of 10) Focus Text: 1 Peter 4.3-5 Peter was not one given to abiding in error; he made errors but he did not stay in them; his heart, once convicted of its wrongs, was quick to change and return to the path of right. Jesus knew… [read more]

Dealing With the Ex, Part 3 of 3
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

  His wife said to him, "Do you still retain your integrity? Curse God and die!"  - Job 2:9 HCSB   Conversing with a fool within the terms of his folly is to lower oneself to his level and to accept his outlook upon life as one worthy of consideration. We should answer a fool, patiently… [read more]

Love Does Not Envy
Quiet Time' from Kasia Kedzia

Love does not envy.  Envy is a feeling of discontented or resentful longing aroused by someone else’s possessions, qualities, or luck. The more I compare, the less I see God. When I compare it often exposes my envy. It exposes my discontentment and longing for the things I do not have. It… [read more]

Love Does Not Envy
Quiet Time' from Kasia Kedzia

Love does not envy. Envy is a feeling of discontented or resentful longing aroused by someone else’s possessions, qualities, or luck. The more I compare, the less I see God. When I compare it often exposes my envy. It exposes my discontentment and longing for the things I do not have. It exposes my unmet… [read more]

Additional Articles

Keep the Cross of Jesus Christ Central
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
Originally posted Jan 21, 2019

What raging storms might there when this article emerges?   In Acts Chapter 27 at verse 29, we read of Paul in the midst of this violent storm, in the Mediterranean Sea.   Danger could have been totally avoided if the owner of the ship, and pilot and Centurion had listened to God’s man,… [read more]

Peace
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Originally posted Jan 20, 2019

Peace…   I took my position in the bow of the boat.  It was just enough small to land that label rather than ship.  It was roomy and convenient for fishing.  A couple of the men hoisted the sail and we settled back for a cold sail across the sea.  The sun… [read more]

Perfection
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Jan 20, 2019

Sometimes we hear the expression, “well, no one is perfect!”.  Especially if that one wants off the proverbial hook. This is so convenient. And natural, according to the nature of the fall. What can one say to this? It is difficult to not agree, albeit reluctantly perhaps. It diminishes our hoped-for case.… [read more]

Death in the Garden
Find the Call' from Andy Castro
Originally posted Jan 20, 2019

Jesus crucifixion started in the garden. The Father gave Him a vision. (Luke 22:41) Jesus died to His own will. (v42) Jesus accepted, visualized and internalized the Father’s plan. (v44) This sequence of steps was a defining moment for Jesus and for us. No, it was much more than that. It was the beginning of the final… [read more]

A Day For Love
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Jan 19, 2019

  Its Valentine's Day week, that wonderful time of year when significant others spend a little time expressing, and sharing their common attraction. For many, it’s a time of reflection, a day of sharing that certain chemistry bringing souls together, a period of needed sexual bliss, an occasion where hearts… [read more]

Bible and Quote April 7-11
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted Jan 18, 2019

  So David said to Michal, (his wife who belittled him and his worship of God), "It was before the Lord, who chose me instead of your father and all his house, to appoint me ruler over the people of the Lord, over Israel. Therefore I will play music before the Lord. 2 Samuel 6:21 Cure yourself of the condition… [read more]

Waiting for Hope
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted Jan 18, 2019

      For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ. Titus… [read more]

What I received I passed on I Cor. 15:3
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Jan 18, 2019

         Paul wrote his letter to the Philippians, including the “poem” in chapter 2:6-11 – a masterpiece of compressed biblical theology that in all probability pre-dates his letter – less than 30 years after Jesus’ execution; somewhere in the mid-50’s… [read more]

Insignificant
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted Jan 17, 2019

One thousand miles south of Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean lies a tiny island that has been named the Palmyra Atoll. As tiny islands go it is fairly large encompassing the grand total of some four and one half square miles. And, as tiny islands go, it is uninhabited. For some reason no one wants to live on an insignificant… [read more]

Biblical Social Justice
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Jan 16, 2019

 The whole "Social Justice" juggernaut has been in full combat mode for some time now, but especially in religious circles. I say "religious" because there is a large, self-identified Christian component, but I question the connection of "social justice" and "Christian".… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

Morning and Evening for December 10
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"So shall we ever be with the Lord." - 1 Thessalonians 4:17 Even the sweetest visits from Christ, how short they are-and how transitory! One moment our eyes see him, and we rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory, but again a little time and we do not see him, for our beloved withdraws himself from…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — January 22
Daily Light on the Daily Path

This God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death. O LORD, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for thou hast done wonderful things; thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth. — The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance, and of my cup. He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness, for his… — (click here to read more)

Christian Liberality
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble."   Psalms 41:1 To think about the poor and let them lie on our hearts is a Christian man's duty; for Jesus put them with us and near us when He said, "The poor ye have always with you." Many give their money to the poor in a hurry, without thought; and many more… — (click here to read more)

Devotional for 'Shevat 16'
Voice of the Lord

During the last few centuries, some Jewish scholars have described Christianity as a religion based on faith, while Judaism is based on action. Perhaps a Church history of "faith without works" is to blame for this conclusion. However, during the first century Messianic Jewish revival, faith's place was acknowledged. Talmudists living soon after the… — (click here to read more)

When Pigs Sing
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

Paul Dickson once said, "Never try to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and it annoys the pig." I used to work on farms during the summers of my teen years. One farmer, Robin Wright (no not THAT Robin Wright...this was a guy 20 years older than me), raised hogs. Every now and then I would have the chance…… — (click here to read more)

What's happening!?
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

Today we stay with the thought that half our spiritual perplexities would never arise if we started out by being prepared not to understand immediately the things that God does or allows. We must accept that one of the fundamental principles of the Christian life is the truth that there will be many times when God will…… — (click here to read more)

Mercy
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Mercy - The Greek word for mercy (eleos) carries with it the sense of active compassion occurring as a special and immediate regard to the misery resulting from sin. In the Old Testament, this compassion is tied directly to knowing God (Hosea 6:6). It is important to understand the difference between grace…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — January 22
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

"Faithful are the wounds of a friend," says the Holy Spirit in Proverbs 27:6. And lest we imagine that the preacher is the one who does the wounding, I want to read Job 5:17,18: "Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: for he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth,… … — (click here to read more)

I would have you without carefulness. - 1 Corinthians 7:32
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

I would have you without carefulness. - 1 Corinthians 7:32

Anxiety, or carefulness, is very injurious; it divides the heart, distracts the mind, chokes the word, leads to distrust, and destroys our peace. It is inconsistent with our profession; we have resigned all into the hands of the Lord, and should leave all to His blessing.

We should…

… — (click here to read more)

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