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Today's Articles

Metaphors from the Minor Prophets - Part 19
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

Kiss the Calves (Hosea 13.2) "Now they sin more and more, And have made for themselves molded images, Idols of their silver, according to their skill; All of it is the work of craftsmen. They say of them, Let the men who sacrifice kiss the calves!'" (Hosea 13.2). In our study today we will do a brief… [read more]

Simplicity, 2 of 2
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

But we encourage you, brothers, to do so even more, to seek to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you, so that you may walk properly in the presence of outsiders and not be dependent on anyone. - 1 Thessalonians 4:10b-12 HCSB Living with godly simplicity… [read more]

Additional Articles

Following A Period of ‘Spiritual Highs’ – Dangers Can Appear
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
Originally posted Sep 17, 2018

Why are we reading and studying these verses in Genesis - because we learn from the successes and failures of the past.   This is God's Word for His People - to be led – and guided.  We can learn from this Word how to avoid the errors of others.   We can do that if we are willing to learn. In… [read more]

Shake well
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Originally posted Sep 16, 2018

Anna Nicole, Brittney Spears, Lindsey Lohan. Everybody knows them. They’re famous. One is dead and no one knew who the father was of that precious baby of hers until after she died. The other two were traveling a road that is fraught with pitfalls.   Where is their security? Brittney was raised in a Christian… [read more]

Mission
Find the Call' from Andy Castro
Originally posted Sep 16, 2018

John 17:18 The MESSAGE In the same way that you gave me a mission in the world, I give them a mission in the world.(Jesus) Mission: a. A special assignment given to a person or group b. A combat operation assigned to a person or military unit. It is clear. Jesus has given us an assignment, a mission or… [read more]

Called To Worship
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Sep 16, 2018

You and I were created and born to worship. Even if we are presently unaware of it. Even if it exists only in our minds - something or someone outside of that which we call the “self“. Indeed we, as human beings, are put together spiritually and even mentally and physically, to worship something or someone,… [read more]

Living Inside Respect
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Sep 15, 2018

Do you show respect to others in your life? Do they show the same to you? What do you regard as respectful behavior? Is it merely doing as one says when they say they'll do it, or does it dive much deeper than that, demonstrating by not only backing up what one says, as much as one does? According to Wikipedia,… [read more]

Bible and Quote Feb 11-15, 2013
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted Sep 14, 2018

 (Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving) And pay your vows to the Most High; Psalms 50:14b     As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I shall rescue you, and… [read more]

Be Still
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted Sep 14, 2018

   Be still and know I am God, I will be exalted among the nations. I will be exalted in the earth! The Lord of hosts is with us, The God of Jacob is our fortress Psalm 46:10-11 (ESV)   David tells us words God spoke to him. The Lord tells us through David to come… [read more]

Whatever your hand finds to do,… Ecc. 9:10
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Sep 14, 2018

         Have you ever considered the practical applications of your faith?  Many think religion is superfluous – excessive, burdensome, un-needed; impractical to everyday living.  Others see it as mystical, beyond our grasp – intriguing, even inspiring, yet it’s… [read more]

God's Sign Language
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted Sep 13, 2018

The ability to communicate is what has made civilization fluorish. Man has the ability to accomplish great things, and has, but those things would have been frustratingly difficult were it not for the ability to communicate with others. A verbal and written language enables us to share ideas and concepts which… [read more]

Double-Minded
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Sep 12, 2018

 James wrote, "A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways" (James 1:8). Double-minded. It seems to be the standard rather than the exception. I was looking at a display of works by a local artist. On a plaque was a quote from the artist. "I am certain that there is no absolute truth,"… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

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

"All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head." - Psalm 22:7 Mockery was a great ingredient in our Lord's woe. Judas mocked him in the garden; the chief priests and scribes laughed him to scorn; Herod set him at nought; the servants and the soldiers jeered at him,…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — September 18
Daily Light on the Daily Path

Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law. Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures. — It is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. — I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the… — (click here to read more)

Complete Safety
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"And of Benjamin he said, The beloved of the LORD shall dwell in safety by Him; and the LORD shall cover him all the day long, and he shall dwell between His shoulders."   Deuteronomy 33:12 Yes, there is no safety like that which comes of dwelling near to God. For His best beloved the LORD can find no surer or safer place. O LORD, let me always abide… — (click here to read more)

Simple Truth for Simple Times
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

Our congregation held an ice cream social last evening. The fellowship hall was full. Right before divvying up the ice cream we played a Bible character game in which three of us were quizzed as to who we were and the only answers we could give were "yes" and "no." It was fun. And it reminded me of a much gentler time…… — (click here to read more)

The Patience of God
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

Ever found yourself feeling frustrated because of the way in which wickedness seems to win over justice? Then you know something of how Solomon feels in the verses before us today. Every generation, throughout time, has had to face this problem. James Russell Lowell put it this way: Truth forever on the scaffold, Wrong…… — (click here to read more)

Receive
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Receive - "you will receive" comes from the Greek verb komizo. The translation here might encourage us to think that this "crown" is an undeserved gift, but that is not the sense of this word. It has the sense of "bring to yourself". In other words, this is not something that is simply given to you. It is…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — September 18
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

Again, the experience of the Spirit's fullness coming upon the believer's heart is often judged by the amount and quality of emotional charge that accompanies it. Some go so far as to declare bluntly that no one is filled with the Spirit who has not experienced certain physical phenomena, particularly the act of speaking in unidentified tongues.… … — (click here to read more)

"He forgetteth not the cry of the humble." Psalms 9:12
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

"He forgetteth not the cry of the humble." Psalms 9:12

THE humble grateful soul, may have any thing from the Lord; so great is His love to them, and delight in them. He cries to the Lord to be kept from every false way, from falling into sin, and that he may be devoted entirely to the Lord's glory. He prays for his enemies, that they…

… — (click here to read more)

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