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Today's Articles

Profiles of the Prophets; The Series (7 of TBD)
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

Moses – Mighty Prophet of Many Seasons (3 of 9) Focus Text: Exodus 32.15-19 "And Moses turned and went down from the mountain, and the two tablets of the Testimony were in his hand. The tablets were written on both sides; on the one side and on the other they were written. Now the tablets… [read more]

God Is in Control
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

  He (Herod) had been very angry with the Tyrians and Sidonians. Together they presented themselves before him, and having won over Blastus, who was in charge of the king's bedroom, they asked for peace, because their country was supplied with food from the king's country. So on an appointed day, dressed… [read more]

Looking Beyond the Surface
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell

  When someone new comes into your life, do you use the time to really see them, or do you merely take what’s on the surface, give them their due, and move forward with whoever, and whatever else is included in your agenda? In other words, when was the last time you actually seized an opportunity to get… [read more]

Additional Articles

Bible and Quote - April 15-19, 2013
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted Nov 16, 2018

 Give heed to me and answer me; I am restless in my complaint and am surely distracted.. Psalms 55:2     Sometimes God delays the answer to our prayer in final form until we have time to build up the strength, accumulate the knowledge, or fashion the character that would make it possible for him… [read more]

The Gutenberg Bible’s Impact On History
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Nov 16, 2018

        Johann Gutenberg was born in the city of Mainz, Germany around 1400, right in the middle of a movement to make God personal by revealing Him to people in their own language, making Him available to any and all who could read.  He greatly facilitated and energized this movement… [read more]

Rejoice, Praise, and Be Glad
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted Nov 16, 2018

    This is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it. (Psalm 118:24)   On most days, I repeat this verse while I am still in bed. Doing this helps me have a good outlook on my day. However, this does not guarantee me a perfect day or a day without trials.   I heard a… [read more]

What You Know
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted Nov 15, 2018

Benjamin Spock once said (or was it Mr. Spock on Star Trek), "Trust Yourself. You know more than you think." Many people panic when the pressure is applied for them to perform from the depths of their knowledge. I remember my first time delivering a speech before my Toastmasters club members where I had to have… [read more]

Tempted
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Nov 14, 2018

 We all know that the Garden of Eden was paradise. No sin. No sadness. No error. Until, of course, that crafty serpent (Gen 3:1) came along. What was it that got us thrown under the bus? It wasn't that the serpent was merely making suggestions. It wasn't that the serpent had some good ideas. It wasn't… [read more]

Privileges Always Bring and Involve Responsibilities
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
Originally posted Nov 12, 2018

We have such privileges and that is why Peter goes on right away to speak of responsibilities. Privileges always bring responsibilities. We are reading in Peter’s first letter and in Chapter 1 at Verse 13 we come to these words - Prepare your minds for action. Roll up the sleeves of your mind - think… [read more]

Self-Control
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Originally posted Nov 11, 2018

Self-Control…     There was a man whose feet, I recall, were shod in thin leather sandals, his coat was well worn and his prayer shawl was beautiful in its simplicity. The tzit tzit on his shawl were short, unlike the priests prayers shawls with tassels that dragged behind them as they walked… [read more]

Instantly!
Find the Call' from Andy Castro
Originally posted Nov 11, 2018

  There is a very interesting story in John 5:1-9. 1LATER ON there was a Jewish festival (feast) for which Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 2Now there is in Jerusalem a pool near the Sheep Gate. This pool in the Hebrew is called Bethesda, having five porches (alcoves, colonnades, doorways). 3In these lay a great number… [read more]

Assurance
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Nov 11, 2018

Our lives are made up of many things - uncertainties, fears, guilt, worry, insecurity. The list may go on. Life is made of small things generally. The only seem large when they are pressed too close together.  But above all these things, you have been sealed forever from the time you first really believed in Jesus… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

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

"And his allowance was a continual allowance given him of the king, a daily rate for every day, all the days of his life." - 2 Kings 25:30 Jehoiachin was not sent away from the king's palace with a store to last him for months, but his provision was given him as a daily pension. Herein he well pictures…… — (click here to read more)

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

Thy thoughts are very deep. We ... do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding. — That ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ,… — (click here to read more)

God Never Forsakes
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"For the LORD will not cast off His people, neither will He forsake His inheritance."   Psalms 94:14 No, nor will He cast even so much as one of them. Man has his castoffs, but God has none; for His choice is unchangeable, and His love is everlasting. None can find out a single person whom God has forsaken after having revealed Himself savingly to… — (click here to read more)

Rearended by a Baptist
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

This past Monday morning as I was heading up to the local coffee house, the Lock 'N Key, I took my usual route. I headed toward the downtown area of Georgetown by turning left onto Champion Way and then out to U. S. 62. Something odd happened as I got to the junction of Champion Way and 62. I was following a school…… — (click here to read more)

Our Code Is a Character
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

What other teacher has taken the Ten Commandments and had the right to add another commandment to them? But this is precisely what Jesus did, as we see from our text today. "A new command I give you," He said. "Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another." The Old Testament and other religious writings…… — (click here to read more)

Spirit
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Spirit - The Hebrew and Aramaic word ruah can mean spirit, breath or wind. This word is used extensively in the Old Testament to describe the Spirit of God. From Genesis (1:2) to Zechariah, ruah is God active in the world. In Hebrew thought, this word describes the mysterious power and invisible working…… — (click here to read more)

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

Of all the people on the earth, the nation of Israel surely was the best prepared to receive the Christ of God. The children of Abraham, they were called to be a chosen people in an everlasting covenant with God, the Father. Yet they failed to recognize Jesus as Messiah and Lord. There is no doubt that theirs was the greatest moral blunder in the… … — (click here to read more)

I will be as the dew unto Israel. - Hosea 14:5
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

I will be as the dew unto Israel. - Hosea 14:5

Our hearts by nature are like the dry, dead, and barren earth; there would be neither life, beauty, nor fruit, but for the grace of God. And even after regeneration, we are as much dependant upon God, as the earth in the east is dependant upon the dew.

If there be no dew, there will be no fruit,…

… — (click here to read more)

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