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  • Bible and Quote - October 10-14
         'Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns

    Let the lying lips be mute Which speak arrogantly against the righteous With pride and contempt. Psalm 31:18 The best way to show that a stick is crooked is not to argue about it or to spend time denouncing it, but to lay a straight stick alongside it. D.L. Moody How great is Your goodness, Which You have stored up for those who fear You. Psalm 31:19a If I cannot rejoice in what I have in the hand of experience, I will glory in that which I can grasp with the hand of faith which is laid up till I have come to be fit to receive it! Charles Haddon Spurgeon, 1834-92 …

  • Stringing Pearls
         'Point of Reference' from Fred Price

    Jesus’ teachings are packed with allusions to the Torah, the Prophets, and the Writings. His three favorite books, based on the number of times he referenced them, being Deuteronomy – from the Torah , Isaiah – from the Prophets, and Psalms – from the Writings. These books representing……

  • God Came to Earth
         'God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester

    These thoughts came to me a few years ago. They have always been true. They tell us about Jesus’ purpose in coming to earth. Let’s all try to remember that He came for each of us. As a baby, For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this……

  • Jordan Crossing
         'Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley

    If you ever get the chance to make it to Stamping Ground, Kentucky, be sure to take in one of Central Kentucky's finest little establishments. Melissa's Country Cooking, as far as I know, is the only restaurant in Stamping Ground, but, as Andy Griffith would say, "It's a good'n." It's located on Main Street in the first floor of the Ruritan Building on the right as you head north out of town. If you're fortunate you may get to meet the same cherubic presence I did just recently. You may get to meet Jordan Hopkins. When I entered the restaurant the…

  • What Makes a Church?
         ''Winging It' from Stan Smith

    "Who is left among you who saw this house in its former glory? How do you see it now? Is it not as nothing in your eyes? Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel," declares the LORD. "Be strong, O Joshua, son of Jehozadak, the high priest. Be strong, all you people of the land," declares the LORD. "Work, for I am with you," declares the LORD of hosts (Haggai 2:3-4). It's an interesting passage. Israelites had come home from Babylon to begin rebuilding Jerusalem and the Temple. They worked ... for awhile. Then they stopped work on the Temple. The "old…

  • Advice to Parents of Wayward Children, Part 9
         'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

    “Son,” he said to him, “you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. But we had to celebrate and rejoice, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found." - Luke 15:31-32 HCSB The godly father could have been offended by his older son’s coldness. The younger son demonstrated selfishness in asking for his inheritance early. The older son demonstrated selfish pride in his “good” behavior. Instead of getting angry and bitter, the wise father entreated his son to rejoice in his brother’s…

  • Uncertain Riches (1 Timothy 6.17)
         'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

    There are a number of figures in the Bible that describe the unstable worth of material things (riches). Today’s message will take a quick glance at some of these figures and then close with a more detailed look at the phrase Uncertain Riches as used by Paul in writing to the young preacher, Timothy. First, we will take a cursory look at a few “riches figures” as used in the Bible. “Will you set your eyes on that which is not? For riches certainly make themselves wings; They fly away like an eagle toward heaven.” (Proverbs 23.5). “You have sown…

  • O God. Help Us To Walk In That Path Prepared For Us
         'Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw

    As we come to what is called the first Sunday in Advent, turn to Psalm 25, where David seeks the Guidance of God - and shows us how to seek the Guidance of God. David is totally dependent upon God. That is a priority for those seeking guidance. No matter how serious his situation is, he keeps looking……

  • Holy Spirit or Holy Bible (2)
         ''Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs

    Recently we discussed the difficulties and dangers involved in practicing a spiritual subjectivism, and the necessity of accepting the Bible as “God breathed” along with emphasis on the role of the Holy Spirit, realizing they are both one in Jesus Christ. In accepting the Bible as God-breathed, a question often arises about the Bible itself. Referring to the Bible as “self” seems permissible since it is indwelt by Christ Himself (John 6:31). There is a corresponding, although different, danger in handling the written Word of God as well. A similar subjectivism…

  • Woman's Ultimate Role
         'Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess

    The most important role of woman is to be the light of the home; and the keeper of the household. Her role as wife and mother biblically preempts any other roles in her life. It is such a huge shame that women have opted to relinquish those roles in pursuit of other gains. I have even heard some very prominent women who look with disdain upon childbearing and marriage. How sad. The feminist movement absconded with femininity because it is perceived as weakness. This view is hugely unbiblical. One needs only to study Proverbs 31 to realize just how feminine a woman should be all…

  • The Warrior's Belief
         'Voice of Inspiration' from Andy Castro

    Proverbs 4:24 Put away from you false and dishonest speech, and willful and contrary talk put far from you. The last two weeks I talked about the strategies of the enemy after finding the call and purpose for your life. (You can find those two articles in the archives.) You will at some point realize the plans of God are not small in any sense of the word. He has a grand plan and purpose to complete on this earth. It is a plan greater than man can comprehend and visualize. But your part, to you, will also be grand and more than you can complete on your own power. After all,…

  • Materialism is Temporary
         'Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell

    Did you get everything you wanted for Christmas? Give everyone you know on your gift list what they asked for? Did the IPad’s, jewelry, and fresh pieces of clothing pulled from neatly-wrapped boxes flow steadily around the ole’ Christmas tree? Good. Now, how many of those “things” have truly made you happier, more fulfilled, even caused you to maintain a better sense of hope and excitement for the future past the first minutes after receiving them? Did their newness quickly wear off, or are you still reveling in their presence now that the New Year has come…

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Words to Ponder
The Christian should always be anxious to know himself. No other man truly wants to know himself. The natural man thinks he knows himself, and thereby reveals his basic trouble. He evades self-examination because to know one's self is ultimately the most painful piece of knowledge that a man can acquire. - Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981)
'Daily Reading Plan' from StudyLight.org
Bible-in-a-Year — NAS
Ezekiel 1; Psalms 148; Galatians 5:16-26:
(On the fifth of the month in the fifth year of King Jehoiachin's exile, the word of the Lord came expressly to Ezekiel the priest, son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the river Chebar; and there the hand of the Lord came upon him.) As I looked, behold, a storm wind was coming from the north, a great cloud with fire flashing forth continually and a bright light around it, and in its midst something like glowing metal in the midst…
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