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Today's Articles

Milque-Toast Prayers
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

“What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked. Mk. 10:51 The Lord is still asking us that question. So many times I have been guilty of vague, open-ended prayers. These are the prayers of a coward. A coward makes his prayers nice and vague so that he can claim anything as an answer. He can use… [read more]

The Walls of Jericho Fell Down (Hebrews 11:30)
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

It is thought that Aesop lived about 600 years before Christ. Many sayings, mainly fables and proverbs, are attributed to him. One saying, whether he originated it or not, has come down to us and exists today as an American Proverb. It goes roughly as follows: “After all is said and done, a lot more is usually said… [read more]

The Magic of Summer
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell

We all have certain things which make us feel happier, content, less stressed, and wanting to claim more from life. For some, it’s the smoothness of silk against their skin, the adoring face of a puppy, a friendly encounter, a child’s laughter, or the sensuality of a lovers kiss. True, all these things can… [read more]

Additional Articles

Bible and Quote Nov 28 - Dec 1, 2011
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted Jun 23, 2017

  .the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him To deliver their soul from death And to keep them alive in famine. Ps 33:18a,19    God will suit His help to each requirement. As the moment arrives “the thing” will be there. F.B. Meyer, 1847-1929, English Baptist pastor and evangelist involved… [read more]

Run To The Battle
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Jun 23, 2017

  It is important to note right from the start of this article that a number of scripture references are listed but not written out due to length concerns. I could, as I have in the past, divide this article into two parts but felt, for continuities sake, the information needed to be kept together as… [read more]

The Importance of Prayer
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted Jun 23, 2017

    Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. 1Peter 5:6-7 (ESV)           When we accept Jesus as our LORD, believers tell us we are to… [read more]

The Master's
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted Jun 22, 2017

One of my favorite weeks of the year is here.  Masters Week.  If you're scratching your head about what exactly I mean, let me explain.  The day that you receive this article is the first round of The Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.  The very best of golf;… [read more]

Give to the one who asks
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Jun 21, 2017

 In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus has a series of "You have heard ... but I say" things to say. He enlarges the concept of adultery from sexual relations to simple lust (Matt 5:27-28). He expands the problem of murder from actually killing someone to wishing they were dead (Matt 5:21-22). He speaks to the… [read more]

Did You Receive The Spirit by Observing the Law or by Believing What You Heard?
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
Originally posted Jun 19, 2017

We come to Galatians Chapter 3 verse 2 - these people were Pentecostals or ‘charismatics’ - people who were born again - filled with the Holy Spirit - and birthed into the Kingdom of God under the ministry of Paul, but they had lost their vision of the Cross. They had been influenced in a negative way. They… [read more]

Year of theVictor
Find the Call' from Andy Castro
Originally posted Jun 18, 2017

Disappointment and failure is all I felt as I thought back about 2014.   I kept trying to find some tangible evidence that I had a victorious year.   Did I set my goals to high? Did I ask for too much? Did I miss God on this one?   You see, I honestly felt 2014 would be my year so I declared it boldly… [read more]

The Seal
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Jun 18, 2017

Believers in Jesus Christ as savior are measured (judged) but never condemned. And if they love others as He loves, they will never measure others (judge) and condemne others. They have believed and surrendered to Jesus Christ, they have received the Holy Spirit, and have been sealed for eternal life. - believers in… [read more]

10 Drops of Wisdom for Fathers
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Originally posted Jun 18, 2017

 Proverbs 20:22 Do not say, "I will recompense evil"; Wait for the LORD, and He will save you. The wise father will not retaliate or seek revenge against friends, enemies, his wife, or his children. Waiting upon the LORD is not an easy thing to do, but God deals with each person… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

Morning and Evening for July 9
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"Forget not all His benefits." - Psalm 103:2 It is a delightful and profitable occupation to mark the hand of God in the lives of ancient saints, and to observe his goodness in delivering them, his mercy in pardoning them, and his faithfulness in keeping his covenant with them. But would it not be even more…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — June 24
Daily Light on the Daily Path

The ark of the covenant of the Lord went before them to search out a resting place for them. My times are in thy hand. — He shall choose our inheritance for us. — Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness; ... make thy way straight before my face. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shalt bring it to pass. — In all thy ways… — (click here to read more)

The LORD's "Much More"
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"And Amaziah said to the man of God, But what shall we do for the hundred talents which I have given to the army of Israel? And the man of God answered, The LORD is able to give thee much more than this."   2 Chronicles 25:9 If you have made a mistake, bear the loss of it; but do not act contrary to the will of the LORD. The LORD can give you much more… — (click here to read more)

Devotional for 'Sivan 30'
Voice of the Lord

A certain Jewish play opens with a scene inside a synagogue. Two old Jewish men are sitting across from each other. After what seems like an eternity of silence, one groans, "My daughter-in-law! May she buy a hotel with a thousand rooms, and die in every one of them!" This sudden eruption always brings the house down with laughter as the audience imagines… — (click here to read more)

In The Fight
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

While enrolled at Johnson Bible College near Knoxville, Tennessee, I developed a friendship with a young man from Young High School who liked to box and thought I might enjoy it also. He took me to meet his trainer, an ex-boxer who never made it out of the club circuit. The trainer checked my hand speed, overall strength…… — (click here to read more)

Three pieces of advice
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

During the time of the winnowing of the grain, it was customary for the workers to sleep on the threshing-floor. Naomi's carefully formulated plan was designed to work precisely at this point. Her first piece of advice to Ruth is: "Wash and perfume yourself, and put on your best clothes" (v. 3). I am not sure that…… — (click here to read more)

Helper
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Helper - The Hebrew word is ezer. There were many choices for the correct word to use in this verse about God's decision to make a woman. The Bible could have used "woman", "wife", "female" or something else. But God chose the word ezer. This is quite an unusual choice. First, the word is masculine…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — June 24
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

Spiritual experiences must be shared. It is not possible for very long to enjoy them alone. The very attempt to do so will destroy them. The reason for this is obvious. The nearer our souls draw to God the larger our love will grow, and the greater our love the more unselfish we shall become and the greater our care for the souls of others. Hence… … — (click here to read more)

"Ye are chosen generation." 1 Peter 2:9
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

"Ye are chosen generation." 1 Peter 2:9

RELIGION does not originate in chance, but in the purpose of God; it flows not from the nature of man, but from the unalterable decree of the Most High. Every believer is a chosen vessel. The church had its origin in Jehovah's eternal election. Election flows from love; it is the exercise…

… — (click here to read more)

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