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…your life has new meaning!

Ask fifty people to finish the statement "Live As If" and you are likely to get fifty different answers. For Christians it will mean something different than for non-Christians. Incorporated into the top graphic are the answers given by friends of mine. It is our desire that your answer will be different each time you visit.

Today's Articles

The Image of Christ (No. 24 of TBD)
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

In some arenas, one who is willing to compromise is a hero. However, when it comes to spiritual truth, compromise is deadly to the compromiser as well as those who follow him/her. Jesus, though conciliatory in many ways, had no give and take when it came to spiritual truth. He stood against all forms of error… [read more]

Birth Pangs
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

  While they were there, the time came for her to give birth. Then she gave birth to her firstborn Son, and she wrapped Him snugly in cloth and laid Him in a feeding trough--because there was no room for them at the inn. - Luke 2:6-7 HCSB   Ages ago, the Trinity created the world.[1] The process was… [read more]

How Can I Know? The Test
'Winging It' from Stan Smith

 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]

Additional Articles

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]

Joy
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]

Repentance
'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]

Bible and Quote - March 11-15, 2013
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted Oct 12, 2018

 Restore to me the joy of Your salvation. Psalms 51:12a     Man cannot find true essential joy anywhere but in his relationship to God. Oswald Chambers, 1874–1917 .sustain me with a willing spirit. Psalms 51:12    My lips are ready to confess, but my heart is slow to feel,… [read more]

Learning Obedience
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted Oct 12, 2018

    Although he was a son, he learned obedience through what he suffered. Hebrews 5:8 (ESV)   Jesus suffered on the cross for you and for me. He endured agony the degree of which we will never have to undergo.   At any time prior to Gethsemane, he could have turned away and not have done… [read more]

Trustworthy Sayings
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Oct 12, 2018

        There is a little-known phrase in scripture, especially among younger believers, that has worth none-the-less.  Its importance lying in its ability to highlight significant phrases, teachings or ideas; prompting us to sit up and pay attention.       … [read more]

Wrong Label
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted Oct 11, 2018

Rising straight up out of the water is the Lorain West Breakwater Light near Lorain, Ohio. It is a simple frame structure looking more like an old house than a lighthouse. The light tower protrudes from the front left corner of the structure as a straight column that projects some ten feet above the roof level.… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

Morning and Evening for March 16
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"I am a stranger with thee." - Psalm 39:12 Yes, O Lord, with thee, but not to thee. All my natural alienation from thee, thy grace has effectually removed; and now, in fellowship with thyself, I walk through this sinful world as a pilgrim in a foreign country. Thou art a stranger in thine own world. Man forgets…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — october 17
Daily Light on the Daily Path

In thy name shall they rejoice all the day; and in thy righteousness shall they be exalted. In the LORD have I righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come; and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed. In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory. — Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous: and… — (click here to read more)

Holy Fear
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"He that feareth the Commandment shall be rewarded."   Proverbs 13:13 Holy awe of God's Word is at a great discount. Men think themselves wiser than the Word of the LORD and sit in judgment upon it. "So did not I, because of the fear of God." We accept the inspired Book as infallible and prove our esteem by our obedience. We have no terror of the… — (click here to read more)

Power and Light
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

Our church celebrated its annual "All-Church Birthday Party" last evening. There were twelve tables, each labeled for one of the months of the year, with a cake and decorations according to a theme for the month. Our people sat at the table of their birth month and ate cake and visited. It was a wonderful time of fellowship…… — (click here to read more)

The True and the False
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

Several of the world's religions, when faced with the perplexing issue of Christ's return from the dead, explain it in terms of reincarnation. A proponent of one of the Eastern religions says: "Christ's resurrection was really a reincarnation - another soul in another body." I once heard a Christian minister…… — (click here to read more)

Fervently
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Fervently - This Greek word is ektenos. The translation is correct. It means "intently, earnestly." But that only tells us part of the story. The root word here is teino (to stretch). Did you see the little added prefix ek at the beginning of the word? That prefix means "out." So here the idea…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — October 17
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

. . . the church is the bride of Christ. Jesus was a complete man. He had all the nature of a man, but He never married. He could have, but He never did. He never married any woman though He was a true and complete man. He never married a daughter of a woman that He might marry His whole church, the bride. A true local church is the bride of Christ… … — (click here to read more)

I will look unto the Lord. - Micah 7:7
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

I will look unto the Lord. - Micah 7:7

Looking to creatures always ends in disappointment; therefore it is forbidden by Him who loves us best, and consults our best interests at all times.

The prophet had been weaned from this, by many and sore trials; and now he determines to look unto the Lord. Let us imitate his example. We cannot do better…

… — (click here to read more)

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