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  • Bible and Quote - September 28 - October 2
         'Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns

    The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge.. Proverbs 1:7a When a man becomes a committed to God, he sooner or later sees the falsity, the illusions, and the limitations of the humanist geocentric way of thinking. J.B. Phillips 1906-82, English Bible scholar, translator, author, clergyman Fools despise wisdom and instruction. Proverbs 1:7b Proud of their own wisdom, fools will not learn. Charles Haddon Spurgeon, 1834-92 Hear, my son, your father's instruction And do not forsake your mother's teaching . they are a graceful wreath to your head And…

  • The Gift of Faith
         'God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester

    Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1-2 NIV The writer of Hebrews gives us an interesting concept of the meaning of faith. He says that it is our being sure of what we hope for.……

  • Learning To Live With Less
         'Point of Reference' from Fred Price

    A conversation between Jesus and a rich young man has particular significance for all ages and people, none more so than today. “‘Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life? …Obey the commandments. ….I have… What still do I lack? If you want to be perfect, go,……

  • A Serious Law
         'Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley

    Came across some really outlandish facts the other day concerning the laws that exist in some corners of the United States. These are actual laws. I wonder how closely the local police watch for these things or whether or not those who see these terrible crimes perpetrated turn people in as vicious criminals. There are several things concerning these laws that I will point out, but, for now, here they are courtesy of the "Bathroonm Reader." In Tennessee it is illegal to drive a car while you're asleep. What I wonder is, does that mean it is illegal to fall asleep while…

  • Not Under the Law
         ''Winging It' from Stan Smith

    One thing we Christians know for sure from the Bible is that we are not "under the Law". That's clear as glass. We have that down. Just reference some Old Testament Law and you'll likely get, "We are not under the Law" in response because we are not under the Law. Look. It's simple. The Bible says without ambiguity, "If you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law" (Galatians 5:18 ). Interpret by the explicit, right? And that's pretty explicit. So, we are "lawless", right? We are no longer "under the law". We don't…

  • Floccinaucinihilipilification
         'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

    But everything that was a gain to me, I have considered to be a loss because of Christ. More than that, I also consider everything to be a loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. Because of Him I have suffered the loss of all things and consider them filth, so that I may gain Christ - Philippians 3:7-8 HCSB Back in the eighteenth century, Eton college had a Latin grammar class which listed a series of words that all meant “of little or no value.” Some smart-aleck student put the words together and added the suffix “-fication”…

  • No Longer Strangers (Ephesians 2:19)
         'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

    Strangers just don’t get the same deal as the in crowd. A few years ago I moved to a small town known somewhat for its exclusivity. I tried to blend. After purchasing gasoline for a couple of years at a particular station, the owner called me aside one day and said, “You’ve been living here for quite a while now. I’m going to start giving you the two cent per gallon discount I give the regular folks here!” Honestly I wouldn’t have known that I wasn’t a regular folk had he not told me; I thought I was one of them! The word stranger as used…

  • Do You Like Reading Other People’s Letters?
         'Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw

    In our sweeping through the Bible, so that we have an overview of Scripture, we come to the Letters – or the Epistles.   Someone once thought that epistles were the wives of the apostles.   The letters are basically the preaching notes of the apostles - they deal with matters which arose in……

  • Perilous times-perilous men
         'Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess

    Paul gives great encouragement to the Romans by telling them to glory in the afflictions because afflictions brings about patience. Ever prayed for patience? Then you know that praying that prayer brings on trials and tribulations. That Greek word isqliÛyiv –Thlipsis -- translated tribulation means a pressing, pressing together, pressure metaph. oppression, affliction, tribulation, distress, straits In the New Testament it is translated as tribulation but it is also translated as: affliction, 14; afflictions, 6; anguish, 1; distress, 2; persecution,…

  • Beware Of Worldly Philosophies And Beliefs
         ''Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs

    We are living in a time not too different from what was occurring in Greece during the Apostle Paul's journeys. Worldly philosophies can become a religion created into a private "God", a pseudo Christianity. They also present a counterfeit spiritualism, a subtle mix of logic and practical way of dealing with life problems and circumstances. It refers to the "spiritual" often, falsely leaving the impression that since the ideas are spiritual, they can be trusted to solve the individual's emotional and psychological conflicts and problems. All is an attempt to…

  • Watching Your Dollars Fly Away
         'Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell

    Our economy is still struggling. We see it everyday with continued layoffs, further drops in the housing arena, jittery stock markets, and a stubborn unemployment rate that doesn't want to budge. All of these are coupled with the most negative political atmosphere since the gloomy days of the Great Depression. Money affects everything we do. Like bright sunshine or a dark, ominous cloud constantly floating overhead, money represents a huge part of what drives us from birth until death. It's the reason why most roll awake in the morning, draining 95% of the population's minds…

Daily Devotionals
I am so excited!!! It is almost time for Winter Holiday. Tis the season to be jolly and all that. I mean, let's show some gratitude to the governments of so may countries that came up with the idea to have a Winter Holiday. However did they think of such a thing. And it so perfectly meshes with when the children are off from school in the winter time. Maybe that's why they did it. Yeah, why did they…
Daily Dose
Daily Toon
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 27:22 - Though you pound a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain, Yet his foolishness will not depart from him.
Words to Ponder
It is always life that tends to excesses. There is no problem of discipline in a graveyard; there is no problem very much in a formal church. The problems arise when there is life. - Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981)
'Daily Reading Plan' from StudyLight.org
Bible-in-a-Year — NAS
Judges 7-8; Job 37; Acts 17:16-34:
The Lord said to Gideon, "The people who are with you are too many for Me to give Midian into their hands, for Israel would become boastful, saying, ‘My own power has delivered me.' Now therefore come, proclaim in the hearing of the people, saying, ‘Whoever is afraid and trembling, let him return and depart from Mount Gilead.'" So 22,000 people returned, but 10,000 remained. Then the Lord said to Gideon, "The people are still too many; bring them down to the water and I…
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