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Today's Articles

Teaching Rebels
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

“The children are obstinate and hardhearted. I am sending you to them, and you must say to them: This is what the Lord God says. Whether they listen or refuse [to listen] -for they are a rebellious house-they will know that a prophet has been among them." – Ezekiel 2:4-5 HCSB Ministry is not for… [read more]

Joint Heirs with Christ (Romans 8.17)
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

To “Owe no one anything…” according to Paul’s written admonition (see Romans 13.8) is but one of the moral and ethical rules that ought to govern our lives. However, the believer is in debt from the time he or she commits the first sin until death takes us away. This debt is not a material… [read more]

Bible and Quote May 21-25, 2012
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns

The law of his God is in the righteous man’s heart; his feet do not slip. Ps 37:31  You can let your conscience be your guide so long as you let God guide your conscience.  Adrian Rogers, 1931-2005 The Lord will not leave the righteous in the hand of the wicked, Nor condemn him when he is judged. Ps 37:33   … [read more]

“Things have come to a pretty pass when religion is allowed to invade public life.”
Point of Reference' from Fred Price

       So said Lord Melbourne, William Wilberforce’s chief opponent in the drive to abolish slavery throughout the British realm.  A sentiment echoed throughout history – up to and including the present – by those who believe religion to be strictly a private affair, having… [read more]

More Advent Thoughts
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester

    SHINE   It is God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 2 Corinthians 4:6 (NSRV)   We have often heard we are to show Jesus to those we meet.… [read more]

Additional Articles

Head To Head
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted Dec 14, 2017

Golf crowned its "No Tiger" champions this past weekend.  Vijay Singh of Fiji won the FedEx Cup as the most prolific golfer of the year.  However, the Tour Championship went to Sergio Garcia.  Confused?  Me too.  It seems like sports can't just look at the person with the most wins… [read more]

What is Truth?
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Dec 13, 2017

That was the famous question from Pilate (John 18:38). He walked away when he asked it, so I don't think it was an actual question, but it is certainly one worth asking. Anyone who has followed my stuff here knows that I'm often about words, definitions, meanings, that sort of thing. And it wouldn't be far… [read more]

Some People Do Not Want Help and May Even Resist Help
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
Originally posted Dec 11, 2017

 Here is one mark of the man or woman who is spiritually mature. You go and seek to bring that person back into line - and you do it gently. If someone does get caught in a sin - if someone stumbles and gets out of step - you who are spiritual should restore him gently. Also, you are careful that you do not… [read more]

It Doesn't Matter
Find the Call' from Andy Castro
Originally posted Dec 10, 2017

    2 Corinthians10:5 AMP…and we lead every thought and purpose away captive…  Next level thinking will cause you to check your every thought and take it captive until you clear it with a very high set of standards. This can be exhausting at times but very rewarding.  Some things that… [read more]

What Happened To Repentance
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Dec 10, 2017

This will be short… but terribly important. PLEASE continue… Where is it? This thing (if it can be described as a “thing”) called “Repentance”? Yes…WHERE IS IT…if it still exists? Several years ago this writer wrote several articles concerning repentance. Repentance… [read more]

Pig Wrestling
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Originally posted Dec 10, 2017

  Don't wrestle with pigs... or pitbulls Sage advice. Who would want to wrestle with pigs? Possibly this axiom is little different from the old proverb, “Cast not your pearls before swine.” Isn't that just what we do when we fire back at someone who has hurt our feelings? It isn't worth… [read more]

Two Movie Reviews: Mission Impossible-Ghost Protocol & Red Tails
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Dec 9, 2017

I love movies, and being the red-blooded guy that I am, two recent releases advertising some adrenaline-filled action caught my eye causing me to walk inside the darkened rooms of the silver screen. I've seen both of these movies within the past few days and thought I'd share some of my insights on both before… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

Morning and Evening for January 17
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion." - Revelation 14:1 The apostle John was privileged to look within the gates of heaven, and in describing what he saw, he begins by saying, "I looked, and, lo, a Lamb!" This teaches us that the chief object of contemplation in the heavenly state is "the…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — December 15
Daily Light on the Daily Path

Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: who ... took upon him the form of a servant. — Even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for… — (click here to read more)

World Concord
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"And they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning-hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more."   Isaiah 2:4 Oh, that these happy times were come! At present the nations are heavily armed and are inventing weapons more and more terrible, as if the chief end of man could… — (click here to read more)

Devotional for 'Kislev 27'
Voice of the Lord

Chanah (Anna) was born in 88 B. C. E., when the memory of Maccabean victories had degenerated into political intrigue and internal conflict. When she turned 11, conditions improved as Queen Alexandra began a 9-year peaceful reign over Israel. Some years later, Chanah married and the future looked bright. Unfortunately, in 69 B. C. E., the queen died,… — (click here to read more)

In Privilege's Way
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

Something happened this past weekend that was barely a blip on most people's radar. I don't remember hearing mentioned on any of television's news magazines or reports. Perhaps I just missed them. The event was the death of Philip Crosby. He was 69 at his death. Died of natural causes unlike his three…… — (click here to read more)

No need for dead reckoning
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

The place where we can see life as a whole is in the sanctuary of God, or, if you prefer, in the presence of God. There we are reminded of things we have forgotten or ignored. See how the Good News Bible translates Acts 26:9: "I myself thought that I should do everything I could against the cause of Jesus of Nazareth."…… — (click here to read more)

Helps
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Helps - Look right at me while I lift this for you! Paul uses a very uncommon verb to capture the image of someone who jumps right in with you, face to face, and lifts up those burdens you carry. The verb is found only one other time in the New Testament (Luke 10:40). It's worth looking at that story. It is the story…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — December 15
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

For the Christian cross carrying and chastisement are alike but not identical. They differ in a number of important ways. The two ideas are usually considered to be the same and the words embodying the ideas are used interchangeably. There is, however, a sharp distinction between them. When we confuse them we are not thinking accurately; and when… … — (click here to read more)

The righteous also shall hold on his way. - Job 17:9
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

The righteous also shall hold on his way. - Job 17:9

The way to the kingdom is rough and rugged, our strength is often small, and our fears are very many. But if we are justified by grace, sanctified by the Spirit of truth, and pursue a consistent course, there is no doubt of our safe arrival at our Father's house; for "the righteous shall…

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