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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

He Departed Again To The Mountain Alone
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

  The Series - Jesus, Unique & Unequaled Teacher (30/TBD) Focus Text: John 6.15 “Therefore when Jesus perceived that they were about to come and take Him by force to make Him king, He departed again to the mountain by Himself alone.” (John 6.15). All down-to-earth people know that… [read more]

The Point of Arguing
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

  Abraham came near and said, "Will You indeed sweep away the righteous with the wicked? Suppose there are fifty righteous within the city; will You indeed sweep it away and not spare the place for the sake of the fifty righteous who are in it? Far be it from You to do such a thing, to slay the righteous… [read more]

Isaiah Preaches a Serious Word Boldly and Courageously
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw

The scene in Isaiah Chapter 1 is that of a courtroom, and God is the Judge.    Judah and Jerusalem are in the dock and they are on trial.   Heaven and earth are the jury.  There are witnesses - there is the prosecution - there is the defence - and there is a sentence announced.  GOD… [read more]

Additional Articles

Fixen' to
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Originally posted Jun 23, 2019

That title is not misspelled. Let me explain, but I'll have to explain by  going around the mountain like most Southerners do. I was lounging on the beach on a mini-vacation several years ago, minding my own business. I was with several female friends and this little trip was a Mother’s Day present to… [read more]

Knowing And Growing
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Jun 23, 2019

Pure objectivity in growing is practically impossible, even for the deeply converted Christian. All that is spoken, written, or thought is passed through the prism and filter of personal experience, shaped within a fallen world, inherited from one generation to another, and ruled by an invisible entity. All is shaded, colored,… [read more]

A Lot Of Salt
Find the Call' from Andy Castro
Originally posted Jun 23, 2019

 Genesis 19:26 But his wife, from behind him, looked back, and she became a pillar of salt.  This is a crazy scripture to me.  Lot’s wife became a pillar of salt all because she looked back at the city of  Sodom. My question has been what was so terrible about looking back? Why the strong… [read more]

Celebrate Yourself!
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Jun 22, 2019

There’s a wonderful saying, “Go where you’re celebrated, not where you’re tolerated.” When I think about these words, so many meanings come to mind: the people in your life and their attitudes towards you, the places you frequent socially, your workplace environment and those you meet for… [read more]

How Can I Pray for You?
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted Jun 21, 2019

                As I sat in church one Sunday, Connie joined me in my pew. Laura, who sat in front of me, turned around and asked her, “Is it true, are you moving out of state?” Connie said she wasn’t sure. She needed funds in order to… [read more]

Bible and Quote - November 18-22, 2013
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted Jun 21, 2019

 With Your counsel You will guide me, And afterward receive me to glory. Psalms 73:24       Should all the hosts of death and powers of hell unknown put their most dreadful forms of rage and malice on, I shall be safe, for Christ displays superior power and guardian grace. Isaac Watts, 1674-1748, English… [read more]

The Pursuit of Righteousness
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Jun 21, 2019

         What is righteousness?  Paul argues convincingly that it, like salvation, is dispensed solely by God’s grace (Rom. 3 & 4); the righteous living by faith. (Rom. 1:17) Using Abraham as a prime example of a man living and responding to God in faith, and considered righteous… [read more]

When in Doubt
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted Jun 20, 2019

The story is told of a man and his wife who had been fiercely devoted to their work. So devoted were they that they hardly ever had any time to themselves. They decided enough was enough and set a night to go out on a "date" together to their favorite restaurant. The husband even rented a limo for the evening… [read more]

Speaking the Truth
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Jun 19, 2019

 It is obvious that our job as followers of Christ is to speak the truth. Lies do not become us. Neither do false doctrines, misguided rants, or a lazy understanding of God's Word. As followers of "the Truth" (John 14:6), we must find the truth mandatory rather than optional. However ... ...… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

Morning and Evening for July 9
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"Forget not all His benefits." - Psalm 103:2 It is a delightful and profitable occupation to mark the hand of God in the lives of ancient saints, and to observe his goodness in delivering them, his mercy in pardoning them, and his faithfulness in keeping his covenant with them. But would it not be even more…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — June 24
Daily Light on the Daily Path

The ark of the covenant of the Lord went before them to search out a resting place for them. My times are in thy hand. — He shall choose our inheritance for us. — Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness; ... make thy way straight before my face. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shalt bring it to pass. — In all thy ways… — (click here to read more)

The LORD's "Much More"
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"And Amaziah said to the man of God, But what shall we do for the hundred talents which I have given to the army of Israel? And the man of God answered, The LORD is able to give thee much more than this."   2 Chronicles 25:9 If you have made a mistake, bear the loss of it; but do not act contrary to the will of the LORD. The LORD can give you much more… — (click here to read more)

Devotional for 'Sivan 21'
Voice of the Lord

Have you ever heard a relative of yours say, "Jews don't believe in a dead and resurrected Mashiach (Messiah)"? Our loved ones would like us to think that the Messianic Jewish view of Messiah falls outside the realm of traditional Judaism, but is this really the case? ...tell my Jewish family and friends that even the Orthodox are starting to believe in a… — (click here to read more)

In The Fight
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

While enrolled at Johnson Bible College near Knoxville, Tennessee, I developed a friendship with a young man from Young High School who liked to box and thought I might enjoy it also. He took me to meet his trainer, an ex-boxer who never made it out of the club circuit. The trainer checked my hand speed, overall strength…… — (click here to read more)

Three pieces of advice
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

During the time of the winnowing of the grain, it was customary for the workers to sleep on the threshing-floor. Naomi's carefully formulated plan was designed to work precisely at this point. Her first piece of advice to Ruth is: "Wash and perfume yourself, and put on your best clothes" (v. 3). I am not sure that…… — (click here to read more)

Helper
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Helper - The Hebrew word is ezer. There were many choices for the correct word to use in this verse about God's decision to make a woman. The Bible could have used "woman", "wife", "female" or something else. But God chose the word ezer. This is quite an unusual choice. First, the word is masculine…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — June 24
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

Spiritual experiences must be shared. It is not possible for very long to enjoy them alone. The very attempt to do so will destroy them. The reason for this is obvious. The nearer our souls draw to God the larger our love will grow, and the greater our love the more unselfish we shall become and the greater our care for the souls of others. Hence… … — (click here to read more)

"Ye are chosen generation." 1 Peter 2:9
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

"Ye are chosen generation." 1 Peter 2:9

RELIGION does not originate in chance, but in the purpose of God; it flows not from the nature of man, but from the unalterable decree of the Most High. Every believer is a chosen vessel. The church had its origin in Jehovah's eternal election. Election flows from love; it is the exercise…

… — (click here to read more)

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