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Ask fifty people to finish the statement "Live As If" and you are likely to get fifty different answers. For Christians it will mean something different than for non-Christians. Incorporated into the top graphic are the answers given by friends of mine. It is our desire that your answer will be different each time you visit.

Today's Articles

Achimota
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

Your duty is to go and preach the coming of the Kingdom of God. – Lk. 9:60   There is a village on the Gold Coast of West Africa, called ‘Achimota’. It lies seven miles from the infamous Christianborg castle where slaves were held for the slave ships. Across a wooded hill above the village… [read more]

Where is Your Treasure?
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley

This past weekend my wife and I took a trip to Gatlinburg, Tennessee.  It was only the second time there for my wife.  She had been there one other time with a group from a church we served back in the late 70s.  As for me, I had been there a number of times before; as in, before the end of 1970.  It… [read more]

What David Did (Mark 2.25)
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

Was Jesus an ignorant man whose life was portrayed by ignorant men whose stories are only believed by ignorant men? Today’s headlines read: “Ancient Wall Possibly Built by King Solomon.” This current event is news because many scholars deny that David ever lived, or if he lived, he was not king of Israel,… [read more]

Additional Articles

Counterintuitive
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Aug 16, 2017

Paul wrote: We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. For Christ did not please Himself, but as it is written, "The reproaches of those who reproached you fell on Me." (Rom 15:1-3) Did… [read more]

Beware Of Those Who Creep In With False Teaching
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
Originally posted Aug 14, 2017

 In his letter to the Galatians, Paul is dealing with some of the most serious, vital, and central questions, which were confronting the Church of Jesus Christ in its very early days. These disciples of Jesus Christ were on the point of being misled on some of the most crucially important matters.   Paul… [read more]

Whiteout-Blackout
Find the Call' from Andy Castro
Originally posted Aug 13, 2017

If you’ve ever been a snowstorm you may have experienced a whiteout. In my experience in a whiteout, I couldn’t see very far in front of me and lost my sense of direction. There was so much snow and cloud cover, I could only see vague outlines of dark objects. I was surrounded by so much “white”,… [read more]

Consequences
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Aug 13, 2017

We reap what we sow. This is such a well know statement that it is recognized and used to apply to life in general There are consequences. Some last a long time. Some, for the remainder of our lives. This is true of individuals and nations. That which we are seeing at the time of this writing is just the beginning… [read more]

Lesson in choices
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Originally posted Aug 13, 2017

Take a trip with your mother... just you and her. I highly recommend it. There is nothing like it and you have memories to cherish. My mom and I took a trip to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. She is so precious and it was quite a trip, what with her breaking her ankle within the first hour of arriving at our little bungalow on… [read more]

The Power of the Tongue
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Aug 12, 2017

I was sitting in a church auditorium recently, listening to a preacher talk about the power words have on us all, both written and spoken, and the great impact they convey to those around us. It was a well articulated speech, causing me to think about how large a role words play in our lives. Words are extremely powerful—… [read more]

Bible and Quote Feb 23- 27
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted Aug 11, 2017

  I have pursued my enemies and destroyed them; Neither did I turn back again till they were destroyed. 2 Samuel 22:38 Determination that just won't quit -- that's what it takes. A. J. Foyt, American Race Car Driver   I crushed them completely, and they could not rise; they fell beneath my feet. 2… [read more]

Looking at Scripture with New Eyes
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted Aug 11, 2017

                    Last weekend, I attended a writing conference at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana, about 35 miles from where we live. One of the keynote speakers, Bob Hostetler, spoke on “What If John Had Not Written?” … [read more]

The Power Of Imagery
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Aug 11, 2017

       It has been said that a picture is worth a thousand words.  The danger in this allusion to simple imagery is that we often expect it to tell the whole story, and that’s impossible.  The problem is compounded by the fact that we are an image-driven society; too pre-occupied… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

Morning and Evening for May 16
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"Who giveth us richly all things to enjoy." - 1 Timothy 6:17 Our Lord Jesus is ever giving, and does not for a solitary instant withdraw his hand. As long as there is a vessel of grace not yet full to the brim, the oil shall not be stayed. He is a sun ever-shining; he is manna always falling round the camp;…… — (click here to read more)

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

Pray one for another, that ye may be healed. Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which am but dust and ashes: peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty righteous: wilt thou destroy all city for lack of five? And he said, If I find there forty and five, I will not destroy it. Father, forgive them; for… — (click here to read more)

Who Has the Majority?
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them."   2 Kings 6:16 Horses and chariots and a great host shut up the prophet in Dothan. His young servant was alarmed. How could they escape from such a body of armed men? But the prophet had eyes which his servant had not, and he could see a greater host with far… — (click here to read more)

Devotional for 'Av 25'
Voice of the Lord

The fourth mitzvah (commandment) of the Ten Commandments concerns the remembrance of the Shabbat (Sabbath). Shabbat literally means "rest...to desist from work." Unfortunately, through the years, the Shabbat has been misunderstood by both Jews and Christians. ...seek to take seriously the commandment concerning Shabbat and dedicate this day to the Lord.… — (click here to read more)

Travel Plans
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

Wealth has its advantages. Just ask the players of the Professional Golfers Association. The guys whose names are synonymous with the PGA have a distinct advantage over those who are less well known but just as traveled. Money can play an important part in the ability for a tour pro to concentrate on his game and devote…… — (click here to read more)

"A Little Bird Told Me"
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

Solomon draws attention to the picture of a land governed by an immature king. The NIV says "servant" (v. 16), but the real thought here is of immaturity. Moffatt translates verse 16: "Woe betide you, O land, when your king is a mere boy." In other words, woe betide you, O land, when you have a fool on the throne.…… — (click here to read more)

Believers in
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Believers in - While this phrase has a smoother sound in English, the Greek really says something a bit different. That difference is critical, and worth having a translation that is a bit choppy. The Greek text says "the ones through him believing into God". Notice that our crucial phrase is a participle and a preposition…… — (click here to read more)

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

In spite of our lip-service to democracy, Americans are a decidedly class-conscious people. The very politicians and educators and church leaders among us who sound abroad the praises of the common man and plead for equal rights for all are in private practice as aloof from the plain people as the proudest monarch could ever be. There exists among… … — (click here to read more)

"In quietness and in confidence shall be your strength." Isaiah 30:15
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

"In quietness and in confidence shall be your strength." Isaiah 30:15

QUIETNESS is expressive of submission to the holy will of God, and supposes a waiting upon Him as directed by His word. It is the believer's duty to be silent before God while He is working, being assured that his best interests are secured by the promises, and that…

… — (click here to read more)

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