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Today's Articles

How God Treats Sinners - Part 19
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

Focus Text: Luke 15.22-24 When the prodigal returned home, he was thoroughly and totally penitent. His father directed his servants to “…Bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet.… [read more]

Reminding God
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

  “Have mercy on me, O God, because of your unfailing love. Because of your great compassion, blot out the stain of my sins.” - Psalm 51:1 We know that God is omniscient. We know that He cannot forget anything He chooses to remember. Yet, we find instances in Scripture where people remind God… [read more]

Love Is Three
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs

Here is a mystery. There must be more than one for love to exist. Otherwise it must only be “self love” which is not love at all. Love begins with three (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) who are One. A table of two legs will not stand. A marriage, a Godly friendship, etc., of only two will not endure without love.… [read more]

False Theory
Find the Call' from Andy Castro

 Much of what holds us back in life is of our own doing. It may be the bad decisions we made in our youth. Perhaps it was the career or job of choice. Maybe it was the lifelong mate we chose in the guise of infatuation. Possibly it was a religious belief implanted in us by our parents and grandparents. Mostly I… [read more]

...and the blind see
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess

    …and the blind see. by Gina Burgess My eyes leak tears of great sadness. The darkness has overcome the glorious light. For hours the darkness shadowed the world and I could not see, nor no one could see. It was as if I were blind once again, but this time the whole of the… [read more]

Additional Articles

Your Personal Inheritance
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Apr 20, 2019

The word "inheritance" can mean so many different things. Most initially think about money, or material possessions after their parent(s) or close relatives die and pass their belongings along. However, it can also mean what religious, political, and socioeconomic status you… [read more]

Hannah’s Prayers
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted Apr 19, 2019

                1 Samuel 1:9-17, 18, 20             1 Samuel 2:1-10               Prayer of Petition              … [read more]

Bible and Quote - September 16-20, 2013
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted Apr 19, 2019

 Sing to God, sing praises to His name; Lift up a song for Him who rides through the deserts, Whose name is the Lord, and exult before Him. Psalms 68:4       God hath enlarged my heart with joy and comfort, when I was like a man imprisoned by grief and sorrow. Charles Haddon Spurgeon,… [read more]

Unbelieving “Born-agains”
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Apr 19, 2019

        A Barna poll of a few years ago confirms statements by Dave Shiflett in the Wall Street Journal; claiming many Christians no longer feel compelled to convert heathens (or unbelievers) – primarily because they aren’t sure there are any.  (And that trend certainly hasn’t… [read more]

Growth
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted Apr 18, 2019

Having grandkids has built a fresh new understanding about growth in my mind. With my grandkids now a month old we have a benchmark of how they are doing. Grace Lynn was four pounds and five ounces at birth while Sean Patrick was four pounds two ounces at birth. Grace is now six pounds and nine ounces while Patrick… [read more]

The Significance of the Resurrection
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Apr 17, 2019

 All Christians understand that the Resurrection of Christ is essential to Christianity. Paul classified it as part of the core of the Gospel. I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that He was buried, that… [read more]

Which House Would You Rather Be In?
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
Originally posted Apr 15, 2019

Everyone is building a life.   Building is inevitable – through education, further study, or hard work.  The question is – what is your foundation? Jesus speaks specifically about foundations In Matthew Chapter 7, at the close of what is generally accepted to be “The Sermon on the Mount”… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

Morning and Evening for September 11
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"Be ye separate." - 2 Corinthians 6:17 The Christian, while in the world, is not to be of the world. He should be distinguished from it in the great object of his life. To him, "to live," should be "Christ." Whether he eats, or drinks, or whatever he does, he should do all to God's glory. You may lay…… — (click here to read more)

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

Stand fast in the Lord. My foot hath held his steps, his way have I kept, and not declined. The LORD loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever. — The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. But… — (click here to read more)

God Repays
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will He pay him again."   Proverbs 19:17 We are to give to the poor out of pity. Not to be seen and applauded, much less to get influence over them; but out of pure sympathy and compassion we must give them help. We must not expect to get anything back from the poor,… — (click here to read more)

Devotional for 'Nisan 16'
Voice of the Lord

Of the many ceremonies of the Pesach seder (Passover service), an essential one is the netilat yadayim (washing of hands). An Orthodox Jew will cleanse his hands through this ceremonial washing in the traditional basin. This custom is a reminder that we must be cleansed to partake of the food which God has graciously provided. In fact, there are two… — (click here to read more)

They Know My Voice
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

As a new grandfather I am now experiencing an entirely unique set of emotions. I am feeling things I never knew I would or could feel and now understand what my dad meant when he told me to have my grandkids first and then my kids. There is a completely different package of appreciation, love and interest attached…… — (click here to read more)

A divine catharsis
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

We continue meditating on the word "pure" as used by Jesus in His sixth Beatitude. I discovered when researching this theme that the word "catharsis" - meaning to cleanse or make pure - is derived from the same Greek root as the word "pure". In psychology, the word "catharsis" is used to describe the feeling of release…… — (click here to read more)

Trusts
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Trusts - My wife is my best (and only) editor. She is imminently practical. She is fair. I can afford her services. Today when I sent out my first word (doubt), she said to me, "We already had this word. And besides, you spent two paragraphs telling us about the background of the word instead of telling us what it…… — (click here to read more)

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

While we are right to thank God in appreciation for all of the great and good men in the history of the Christian church, we actually "follow" none of them. Our charter goes farther back and is from a higher source. They were rightly looked upon as leaders, but they were all servants of God, even as you and I are. Luther sowed. Wesley watered.… … — (click here to read more)

"Walk humbly with thy God." Micah 6:8
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

"Walk humbly with thy God." Micah 6:8

PRIDE is one of our greatest evils: to indulge it is to nourish a serpent in the bosom. The grace of God always humbles us; and it is only as we are humble that we can be happy. God condescends to walk with the humble man, but He keeps the proud at a distance. Consider what you were by nature, what…

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