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Today's Articles

The Donkey, the Rooster and the Candle
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

In the same way the Spirit also joins to help in our weakness, because we do not know what to pray for as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with unspoken groanings. And He who searches the hearts knows the Spirit's mind-set, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. We… [read more]

How God Treats Sinners - Part 7
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

We continue our analysis of our focus text, and for that reason it is repeated today: “Then one of the Pharisees asked Him to eat with him. And He went to the Pharisee’s house, and sat down to eat. And behold, a woman in the city who was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at the table in the Pharisee’s… [read more]

Things Move Fast As Man Falls and Sins – Faster Than He Expected!
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw

  It was pleasing and desirable and so I took it and ate. These words in Genesis Chapter 3 verse 6 explain a lot. I saw the chocolate bar, and because it looked good, I wanted it, and I stretched out my hand and took it and ate it – and because I got off with it once I thought I could get off with it time… [read more]

Additional Articles

Change is Good
Find the Call' from Andy Castro
Originally posted May 20, 2018

 Jeremiah 18:3-4 3Then I went down to the potter's house, and behold, he was working at the wheel.  4And the vessel that he was making from clay was spoiled in the hand of the potter; so he made it over, reworking it into another vessel as it seemed good to the potter to make it.  I… [read more]

Women And The Last Days
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted May 20, 2018

During the years that the Apostle Paul preached to and guided the converts of that day, he admonished the churches under his responsibility according to the necessities that he observed in all the churches of that dispensation of the gospel. His times are not our times now…our world, and its inhabitants, and those… [read more]

Dryness of the Soul
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Originally posted May 20, 2018

What’s so amazing about grace? Philip Yancy asks that question in one of his book titles. Great book, too. We Christians, I believe, don’t consider the answer to that question enough. What is so amazing about grace? It couldn’t be that even while we were filthy in our sin, depraved by our nature that… [read more]

Honoring A Father
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted May 19, 2018

  In the spirit of Father’s Day, I’ve decided to begin by telling the tale of one of the best. My father was born in the early 1930’s among the rolling hills of Arkansas, went to that state’s great university, served in the U.S. Air Force as a Sergeant during the Korean War, was employed for… [read more]

Bible and Quote - October 15-19, 2012
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted May 18, 2018

Arise, be our help, And redeem us for the sake of Your lovingkindness. Ps 44:26   It is not that God is unable to do certain things. God loves and love complicates every life. Douglas John Hall  My heart overflows with a good theme; I address my verses to the King. Ps 45:1a Heartless hymns are insults… [read more]

The God Who Came Into The world
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted May 18, 2018

          The Apostle John claimed, “No one has ever seen God;…” I John 4:12  And yet, the Bible repeatedly records God as coming among his people.  (Academically referred to as a Theophany.)  One of the more recognizable times God initiated contact with… [read more]

God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted May 18, 2018

      He who has an ear, let him listen. Revelation 2:6, 11 (ESV)   He who has an ear, let him hear what the spirit says to the churches Revelation 2:17, 29, 3:6, 13, 22 (ESV)   Do you remember your parents saying, “You are not listening!” I do. It was when I was… [read more]

Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted May 17, 2018

When I was a child playing Little League Baseball I can remember our coach at the end of each practice. He would take a ball and throw it as high and straight up in the air as he could for each one of us to catch. He was helping us to practice catching pop-ups. The pop-up is one of the trickiest plays to make… [read more]

The Church Doesn't Save
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted May 16, 2018

 We know better. We truly do. We know Jesus is the only way to be saved (John 14:6). We know "there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved." (Acts 4:12) We know we are saved by grace through faith (Eph… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from

Morning and Evening for August 12
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"The Lord reigneth, let the earth rejoice." - Psalm 97:1 Causes for disquietude there are none so long as this blessed sentence is true. On earth the Lord's power as readily controls the rage of the wicked as the rage of the sea; his love as easily refreshes the poor with mercy as the earth with showers. …… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — May 21
Daily Light on the Daily Path

My brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for… — (click here to read more)

Rain Without Clouds? Never!
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"If the clouds be full of rain, they empty themselves upon the earth."   Ecclesiastes 11:3 Why, then, do we dread the clouds which now darken our sky? True, for a while they hide the sun, but the sun is not quenched; He will shine out again before long. Meanwhile those black clouds are filled with rain; and the blacker they are, the more likely they… — (click here to read more)

Work Out Time
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

First it was a simple weight bench. Then came the membership to the local gym. Then there was the stepper. A nasty device that demanded fast footwork to make it work. Then came the Chuck Norris approved get-rid-of-your-gut-and-make-your-biceps-pop machine. Then came the treadmill to walk off those pounds when…… — (click here to read more)

"It's not worth an argument"
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

We are meditating on the second of Christ's Beatitudes: "Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted." Yesterday we saw that the meaning of this statement is that when we are willing to experience sorrow and grief, then God is able to use these encounters to sensitise our spirits and make our ministry to…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Avenge - This Greek word comes from a word we already know. It is the combination of ek, a prefix that means "from or out" and dike, the Greek word for justice or righteousness. It means "to execute justice". There are some implications here that strike at the heart of human feelings. First, notice…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — May 21
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

Our Lofty Idealism would argue that all Christians should be perfect, but a blunt realism forces us to admit that perfection is rare even among the saints. The part of wisdom is to accept our Christian brothers and sisters for what they are rather than for what they should be. We do not wish to excuse the laziness of the saints or to provide… … — (click here to read more)

Take heed to your spirit. Malachi 2:15
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

Take heed to your spirit. Malachi 2:15

THE spirit of the believer should be characterized by forbearance, humility, and love; he is exhorted to put away all anger, wrath, clamour, evil-speaking, and malice; and to put on bowels of mercy, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering and to be ready to forgive. A bitter, contentious,…

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