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  • God is Love
         ''Winging It' from Stan Smith

    There are a few things that everyone knows (or think they know) about God and Christianity. "It's a sin to do what I like." "Judge not!" Oh, and, "God is love." Everyone knows that. That's one of the complaints, in fact. "If God is love, why are there so many problems?" The problem, of course, is not the assumption that God is love (1 John 4:8), but in our failure to comprehend either the statement ("God is love") or the meaning. I remember a "church" some decades ago that used "God is love" as their mantra.…

  • A Coward's Heart
         'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

    "A good tree doesn't produce bad fruit; on the other hand, a bad tree doesn't produce good fruit. For each tree is known by its own fruit. Figs aren't gathered from thornbushes, or grapes picked from a bramble bush. A good man produces good out of the good storeroom of his heart. An evil man produces evil out of the evil storeroom, for his mouth speaks from the overflow of the heart. "Why do you call Me 'Lord, Lord,' and don't do the things I say?” - Luke 6:43-46 HCSB A great teacher once set a spiritual exercise before five of his best students. “Go…

  • Two 3:19's
         'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

    From worst to first!” ─ I don’t know who the first person was to use this statement nor do I know the activity that was the subject of the statement. I do know that there have been a few sports teams to have claimed this distinction. For instance, the Chicago Cubs finished the 2006 season with 96 losses to their discredit, last in their division. In their first year under Manager Lou Piniella, 2007, they rallied to win Major League Baseball’s Central Division. Regardless of the arena, to go from last to first is quite an accomplishment. I suppose in this case,…

  • It Pays To Give Your Undivided Attention To The Scriptures
         'Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw

    We arrive at Romans Chapter 10 and verse 13. For everyone who calls on the name of The Lord will be saved. This is where we see the other side of God’s Sovereignty, of which we read in Chapter 9. Yes, God chooses - God elects - God calls - but here we are reading of……

  • Pharaoh's hard heart
         'Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess

    In Exodus we read about how God told Moses that He would harden Pharaoh’s heart. That is an extraordinary thing because God, being perfect and holy in every way, could never cause someone to sin. Wouldn’t we define a hard heart a sinful heart? Of course we would. But, God doesn’t sin. So with that premise and understanding we must delve deeper to understand what is meant here, and how it applies to us today. Take a look at Exodus 4:21. Some translations say “I will harden his heart,” and others say, “I will make his…

  • The Spirit Of Antichrist
         ''Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs

    Why is there embarrassment for many to say the name "Jesus"? Many cannot say the word without feeling apologetic. Others are offended when they hear it, and others will do anything possible to change the subject, or ignore it. This intrigued me for a long time. The same does not seem to be true about "God", or even "Christ", But the name "Jesus" causes some be embarrassed, others will blush, and some will become angry - usually quietly, however, most of the time. This strange phenomenon that exists today is alluded to by the Apostle John:…

  • Politics With The One You Love
         'Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell

    More than likely, while getting to know someone for the purpose of forming a romantic relationship, the subject of politics will eventually boil to the surface. You'll be sharing that bag of buttered popcorn waiting for a movie to start, chit chatting in a restaurant looking forward to your favorite meals to be served, watching the news, or lying in bed when all of a sudden sloppy smiles appear, or explosive hair-pulling begins making the gloves fly off while discussing the latest political headlines. After all politics, and probably religion are two of the most debated subjects…

  • Worship
         'God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester

    When we are asked about why we go to church, how do we respond? Do we say we go to be with people, to get caught up on the lives of our friends, or do we realize that we go out of habit? Our main reason for attending church is to worship God. How does God tell us to do this? Throughout His Word, God tells us about how he wants us to approach Him. “Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful song.” Psalm 100:2 (NIV) The psalmist advises us to have glad hearts when we approach God. When we have a lot of evil in our world, He still gives…

  • Bible and Quote - February 8-12
         'Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns

    .the Lord’s intimacy is with the righteous. Proverbs 3:32b We are at this moment as close to God as we really choose to be. There are times when we would like to know a deeper intimacy, but when it comes to the point, we are not prepared to pay the price involved. J. Oswald Saunders, 1902-1992, New Zealand, lawyer, Bible teacher, author, speaker, general director China Inland Mission The Lord blesses the home of the righteous. Proverbs 3:33b When man honours God, God honours him. Charles H. Spurgeon, 1834-92 The Lord gives grace to the lowly (humble and/or…

  • Approaching the Throne of Grace with Confidence
         'Point of Reference' from Fred Price

    I realize this scripture speaks primarily to salvation, but could it not address other areas of need as well? The confidence we feel originates in God’s blessing and provision for our afterlife certainly, but likewise promises his presence and provision while we abide here on earth; offering us mercy and……

  • Where the Flame Doesn't Destroy
         'Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley

    How hot is hot? Here in the Bluegrass the days have been steamy ones. The temperatures have been hovering around ninety degrees. With the humidity the heat index has soared to near one hundred fifteen degrees. The days are slightly miserable with the tiniest of movements outdoors resulting in breaking a sweat. People have basically gone indoors. Where before there used to be a flurry of activity in and around our cul-de-sac there is now nothing. Even the kids don't want to be out in it. Meanwhile, almost two thousand miles away the heat has become more than just a discomfort,…

Daily Devotionals
A number of years ago (that's a euphemism for, "Hey, I'm old and this happened a really long time ago) I heard a Southern Gospel song with the nifty title, "I'd Rather be Late at the Pearly Gates than Arrive in Hell on time." I used to really be a stickler for promptness from people who attend church services but have softened my stance over the years. Still, I remember the discipline that my mother and father instilled within me…
Daily Dose
Daily Toon
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 12:13 - An evil man is ensnared by the transgression of his lips, But the righteous will escape from trouble.
Words to Ponder
Guilt or grief is all that gracious souls get by communion with vain souls (Ps. 119:136, 158). - Thomas Brooks
'Daily Reading Plan' from StudyLight.org
Bible-in-a-Year — NAS
2 Chronicles 33; Psalms 89:1-18; John 21:
He did evil in the sight of the Lord according to the abominations of the nations whom the Lord dispossessed before the sons of Israel. For he rebuilt the high places which Hezekiah his father had broken down; he also erected altars for the Baals and made Asherim, and worshiped all the host of heaven and served them. He built altars in the house of the Lord of which the Lord had said, "My name shall be in Jerusalem forever." For he built altars for…
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