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Today's Articles

Do You Really Wanna Know?
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

“Command that in Your kingdom these two sons of mine may sit one on Your right and one on Your left.” But Jesus answered, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink?” They said to Him, “We are able.” He said to them, “My cup… [read more]

The Love of the Truth (19 of TBD)
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

According to the Bible, what town was identified as Jesus’ “own city?” Furthermore, what is the background for this place having that noteriety? Did you say Nazareth? If you did you might be with the majority, but you would also be wrong! Jesus was brought up in Nazareth (Luke 4.16), but He later “adopted”… [read more]

Vivisection
'Winging It' from Stan Smith

You remember the story of the conversion of Saul of Tarsus. He was a persecuter of the church. He was "breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord" (Acts 9:1) and set out with permission to hunt down anyone "belonging to the Way" (Acts 9:2). Traveling to Damascus to persecute the church… [read more]

Additional Articles

The Courage to Love
Quiet Time' from Kasia Kedzia
Originally posted Aug 30, 2016

 It’s been a year and a half since I broke up with someone I loved. I can say in full assurance, it was one of the darkest times of my life. I literally thought I was going to die from the pain. Yet, it was one of the best, and most loving decisions I have made both for myself and the other person. This was the… [read more]

Death in the Garden
Find the Call' from Andy Castro
Originally posted Aug 28, 2016

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]

Never Alone
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Aug 28, 2016

Do you feel that God is always with you? How can we know? Many have difficulties with sensing the presence of God. An old gospel melody perhaps gives us the answer, and says it all, "My God is real, for I can feel Him deep in my heart" Perhaps we haven't looked in the right place to see Him. Can you "feel"… [read more]

Call it what it is
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Originally posted Aug 28, 2016

  Too frequently I hear someone calling adultery a “mistake,” or when caught stealing it’s called “messing up.” Clay Waters of the New York Times Magazine chided Republicans for calling illegal aliens "illegals." He says they should be called "undocumented." Let's… [read more]

Laugh Hard, Laugh Often
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Aug 27, 2016

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 Jan 31 - Feb 4, 2011
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted Aug 26, 2016

  A psalm of David. My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, so far from the words of my groaning? Psalm 22:1  Is God all-wise? Then the darkest providences have meaning. We will set ourselves as God’s interpreters, and because we cannot make straight lines… [read more]

Submission/Surrender
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted Aug 26, 2016

  “During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission.” Hebrews 5:7 (NIV) Often, we have issues that plague us. They seem to get the best of us and… [read more]

The Simple Yet Hard Truth
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Aug 26, 2016

         Does our Christian witness depend on how appealing we portray the gospel?  Some believe so, offering a get-what-you-want gospel of self-fulfillment and ease of life; replacing the glory of God with man’s edification and the abandonment of our lives for his purposes… [read more]

The Marathon
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted Aug 25, 2016

If I may be so bold as to borrow from Yogi Berra, "Half of golf is ninety per cent mental."  Back in 1976 when I first took up the game I talked to an old-timer who played regularly at the Running Fox Golf Course in Mansfield, Ohio.  What he told me was something like, "Just remember that golf is… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

My Joy . . . Your Joy
Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"

What was the joy that Jesus had? It is an insult to use the word happiness in connection with Jesus Christ. The joy of Jesus was the absolute self-surrender and self-sacrifice of Himself to His Father, the joy of doing that which the Father sent Him to do. "I delight to do Thy will." Jesus prayed that our joy…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening for May 2
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"I pray not that thou shouldst take them out of the world." - John 17:15 It is a sweet and blessed event which will occur to all believers in God's own time-the going home to be with Jesus. In a few more years the Lord's soldiers, who are now fighting "the good fight of faith" will have done with…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — August 31
Daily Light on the Daily Path

The free gift is of many offences unto justification. Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. — I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins. Put me in remembrance: let us plead together: declare thou, that thou… — (click here to read more)

Divine, Ever-Living, Unchanging
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"But the Word of the LORD endureth for ever. And this is the Word which by the Gospel is preached unto you."   I Peter 1:25 All human teaching and, indeed, all human beings shall pass away as the grass of the meadow; but we are here assured that the Word of the LORD is of a very different character, for it shall endure forever. We have here a divine… — (click here to read more)

Devotional for 'Av 27'
Voice of the Lord

Have you ever noticed that Yeshua always goes "up" to Yerushalayim (Jerusalem)? Even when he is going south, he goes "up" to Yerushalayim. Why? Yerushalayim is high up on the Judean hills. But more than that, it's the city of God. You never go down to God. You always go up, so the journey to Yerushalayim was given a special name—aliyah (going up).… — (click here to read more)

Knowing the Rules
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

Games have rules. Golf is not different than baseball, basketball, cricket or rugby. Its rules book has been refined and updated over the years to accommodate the changes that have been made in course conditions and the ever-being-modified equipment. Invariably, some place in a friendly match I play, a question concerning…… — (click here to read more)

Wisdom - Only from God
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

Wisdom provides us with an inner strength. That is the point Solomon is making in this passage. One who operates with wisdom possesses more strength than ten city officials. And those who have come up against officialdom and bureaucracy will know that this is some strength! When we have wisdom, we have the inner strength…… — (click here to read more)

Not
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Not - This is a harsh verse. It may not seem harsh because we are likely to modify its meaning to accommodate our own failures. We want to feel better about our efforts to meet its demands, so we lessen the impact of the verse by acting as though it says, "people who are not kind and generous and don't care about…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — August 31
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

God has revealed so many glorious contradictions in the lives and conduct of genuine Christian believers that it is small wonder that we are such an amazement to this world. The Christian is dead and yet he lives forever. He died to himself and yet he lives in Christ. The Christian saves his own life by losing it and he is in danger of losing it… … — (click here to read more)

"The Lord is good unto them that wait for Him." Lamentations 3:25
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

"The Lord is good unto them that wait for Him." Lamentations 3:25

THE Lord is good to all, and His tender mercies are over all His works; but He is especially benevolent, kind, and attentive to the praying, waiting soul. He has prepared of His goodness for the poor, and His goodness is ever great towards us. He bids us ask, promises…

… — (click here to read more)

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