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Today's Articles

The Series: Profiles of the Prophets (108 of 110)
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

July 12, 2007;   Series Conclusion (1 of 3) Focus Text: Revelation 22.6-10 Today’s devotional begins a wrap-up of the series, Profiles of the Prophets. Our very first installment over 100 messages ago contained the following words: John was directly interfacing… [read more]

Advice to Parents of Wayward Children, Part 8
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   Teach your children to think critically. Do… [read more]

How Do We React When Faced With Setbacks and Failures?
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw

Everybody experiences setbacks, disappointments, or failures.  That can happen even when we have put our heart and soul and energy into life.   Exam results have various emotional reactions. Imagine this scene.   Four fishermen have been out all night fishing – working hard, probably for… [read more]

Additional Articles

Shout out with praise
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Originally posted Mar 24, 2019

A psalm by Gina after reflection upon Salvation of the Lord from the sin in her life… Shout out with praise... Shout out with praise To the LORD on His Throne! Sing with me all the earth, For He set me Free.   He unlocked the shackles He unwound the chains I am Free.   He filled the darkness… [read more]

'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Mar 24, 2019

Many parts of the Bible, those heavily dependent upon context and those that are not, constitute principles that can apply to a wide range of situations and circumstances. As such, many scriptures are capable of standing alone, separate from the original context. Many things in our society are not addressed directly in… [read more]

You are gods
Find the Call' from Andy Castro
Originally posted Mar 24, 2019

I said, "You are gods, and all of you are sons of the Most High. (Psalm 28:6) This is a big statement into who we are in the eyes of God. Jesus later repeated it in John 10. In Psalms it was a statement told to the judges at the time to remind them they have the power to dispense judgment and justice to and for the… [read more]

The Gift of Selflessness
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Mar 23, 2019

  I recently read a news article about a young man working at a Seattle Walmart, an immigrant from Ghana, who voluntarily returned an envelope containing $20,000 in cash to an elderly couple while helping to carry shopping bags to their car. Apparently, the envelope with the money fell out of a purse. He noticed it,… [read more]

Bible and Quote August 19-23, 2013
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted Mar 22, 2019

 Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, My lips will praise You. Psalms 63:3    There is a law of compensation which is conspicuously exemplified in the divine government of human affairs. A balance is strikingly preserved between losses and gains, bitter disappointments and pleasant surprises.… [read more]

God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted Mar 22, 2019

  Again, Jesus spoke, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” John 8:12 (NRSV)   In our lives, due to our humanity, we, as well as others, have times of experiencing darkness. Uncertain times can bring times of fear.… [read more]

In Defense Of Monotheism
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Mar 22, 2019

        In responding to authors like Mark Juergensmeyer, Regina Schwartz and Sam Harris, atheists who believe virtually every religion tends to violence as a result of their single-minded insistence on ultimate truth – and their possession of it – Paul Copan writes that that claim… [read more]

Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted Mar 21, 2019

Kurt Lewin once said, "If you want truly to understand something, try to change it." That works in many areas. As a NASCAR fan I wondered along with everyone else what the head honchos thought they were doing when they put in the "Chase for the Race" or "Race for the Cup" or "My Cup Runneth Over" or whatever they… [read more]

What About Love?
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Mar 20, 2019

The singularly most prevalent thing you will hear from those who think that we who hold to biblical morality need to consider in order to come around to the position that homosexual behavior is just fine is the claim that "Love is good." You know. "How can you be opposed to two people who are in a loving,… [read more]

Compassion, Being Fully Known
Quiet Time' from Kasia Kedzia
Originally posted Mar 19, 2019

“To be loved but not known is comforting, but superficial. To be known and not loved is our greatest fear. But to be fully known and truly loved is, well, a lot like being loved by God. It is what we need more than anything. It liberates us from the pretense, humbles us out of our self-righteousness, and fortifies… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from

Morning and Evening for October 8
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught." - Luke 5:4 We learn from this narrative, the necessity of human agency. The draught of fishes was miraculous, yet neither the fisherman nor his boat, nor his fishing tackle were ignored; but all were used to take the fishes. So in the saving…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — March 25
Daily Light on the Daily Path

I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me. Behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of. — Be… — (click here to read more)

Refreshing Sleep
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet."   Proverbs 3:24 Is the reader likely to be confined for a while to the bed by sickness! Let him go upstairs without distress with this promise upon his heart "When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid." When we go to bed at night, let this… — (click here to read more)

Devotional for 'Adar ii 18'
Voice of the Lord

I knew as soon as I preached the message that Friday night at our Erev Shabbat (evening of the Sabbath) service that I was in trouble. Don't ask me how I knew, I just knew. Today's wonderful Scripture verse had been on my heart for weeks. I wanted to give a strong, encouraging message to the congregation about praising God in all things. However, there is… — (click here to read more)

God I Have a Problem
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

"Houston we have a problem." Those words signaled the beginning of difficulties for Apollo 13. The crew radioed NASA and informed them of various malfunctions that were happening. Being separated from help by miles upon miles and cast into the vastness of space left many of the crew with a sense of hopelessness.…… — (click here to read more)

Meeting the Person
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

We spend one more day setting the stage before lifting the curtains on this most important subject of the nature and character of God. It must not be assumed from what has been said over the past couple of days that the study of Scripture and contemplation of the principles which God has built into His Word are unimportant.…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Endure - We aren't finished with this verse yet. There is a lot here. Now we look at the word "endure". In the Greek, it is hupophero. Once again, this is a combination word. It comes from hupo (which means "under") and phero (which means "to bring or bear"). This combination word means "to underpin,…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — March 25
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

Our Lord Jesus looked after the rich young ruler as he walked away, but He did not follow him or attempt to coerce him. The dignity of the young man's humanity forbade that his choices should be made for him by another. To remain a man he must make his own moral choices; and Christ knew this and permitted him to go his own chosen way. If his human… … — (click here to read more)

"Bring them hither to Me." Matthew 14:18
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

"Bring them hither to Me." Matthew 14:18

OUR compassionate Lord was surrounded by a starving, fainting multitude; His disciples had only five small coarse loaves, and two little fishes, and yet He had bidden them to feed the company. The commands of Jesus are often intended to try our faith, and bring us as children to His feet. He…

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