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Today's Articles

The Gospel … (1/3)
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

It is obvious from a cursory reading of 1 Corinthians 15 that the resurrection is an important, even central, doctrine of the Christian faith. However, is the Gospel comprised only of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus as some have alleged? Or does the Gospel consist of more than these fundamental facts?… [read more]

Sewage Pipe Dreams
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

Dear friends, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet been revealed. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him as He is. And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself just as He is pure. - 1 John 3:2-3 HCSB I watched an interesting TV show on which… [read more]

The Birth Of A Hero
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell

When you think about your personal heroes, what names come to mind: a parent, sibling, action figure, military veteran, or stranger you witness saving a life? Maybe it’s the elderly lady selflessly serving free Thanksgiving meals inside the homeless shelter, an ER Doctor working exhaustively for three days straight,… [read more]

Additional Articles

Bible and Quote May 18-22
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted Jul 20, 2018

  .in the 4th year of his reign, Solomon began to build the house of the Lord (as the Lord commissioned him to do). 1 Kings 6:1 {David (had given) him the plans of all that the Spirit had put in his mind for the temple. 1 Chronicles 28:11} .we must take care to know our place, take it, and keep to it. We must… [read more]

Praising God
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted Jul 20, 2018

      About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God and the prisoners were listening to them. Acts 16:25 (ESV)   Paul and Silas had been thrown into prison because they had an evil spirit leave a young servant girl. Her master depended on the income she brought… [read more]

Do You Believe In Supernatural Help In Time Of Trouble?
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Jul 20, 2018

         Have you ever felt apprehensive about trying something new?  Waiting for test results from the doctor or x-rays at the dentist can be unnerving.  New relationships or old ones changing can make you feel unsure of yourself.  Making decisions about school, work, where… [read more]

Time to See the Forest
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted Jul 19, 2018

"You can't see the forest for the trees." Ah, yes. Those pithy sayings that carry the weight of the knowledge of generations. The one I just shared with you is one that is applicable for someone who just simply doesn't seem to see the obvious. Notice, we usually apply this to someone other than ourselves. After… [read more]

The Kingdom of God
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Jul 18, 2018

 We have all heard of "the kingdom of God". The phrase is not new to us. Matthew refers to it as "the kingdom of heaven", but it's the same thing. It is almost exclusively a New Testament concept, an idea that had its launch, so to speak, in Jesus's first teachings: "The time is fulfilled,… [read more]

Punishment for Sin and Pardon for Those Who Believe
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
Originally posted Jul 16, 2018

What does God think of the moral mess in our nation?    What does God think of the way our country is going?  What does God think of what is going in the world - where man was created to be a caring compassion steward.  We are reading in Genesis Chapter 6, where circumstances have deteriorated seriously. … [read more]

Twas Anything but Silent
Find the Call' from Andy Castro
Originally posted Jul 15, 2018

Twas the night before Christ was born and all through the barn, all the creatures were stirring wondering who these two were. Mary was frightened and Joseph unsure, It seemed like a blur. They had to leave home to give birth in a barn. It didn't make a bit of sense. The Redeemer born in a barn. And it was anything… [read more]

The Tests
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Jul 15, 2018

Nothing strikes terror in the mind of a student in school more than the word “test”! Our lives are, as Christians, sometimes filled with God’s testing. His testing is not to determine whether we “fail’ or “pass“. If we belong to Christ, He sometimes tests us in order to strengthen… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

Morning and Evening for June 12
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"Thou art weighed in the balances and art found wanting." - Daniel 5:27 It is well frequently to weigh ourselves in the scale of God's Word. You will find it a holy exercise to read some psalm of David, and, as you meditate upon each verse, to ask yourself, "Can I say this? Have I felt as David felt?…… — (click here to read more)

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

What profit is there of circumcision? Much every way. — Circumcise yourselves to the LORD, and take away the foreskins of your heart. — If ... their uncircumcised hearts be humbled, and they then accept of the punishment of their iniquity: then will I remember my covenant with Jacob, and also my covenant with Isaac, and also my covenant with… — (click here to read more)

Shine as Many Stars
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever."   Daniel 12:3 Here is something to wake me up. This is worth living for. To be wise is a noble thing in itself: in this place it refers to a divine wisdom which only the LORD Himself can bestow. Oh, to know… — (click here to read more)

Families Ties
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

Wouldn't it be nice to be related to someone famous? According to all the family legends and the way back ties, my family in Ireland were direct descendants of King Miletious of the Celts. Of course, they ate the people they conquered and were basically known as being well down the evolutionary ladder. However,…… — (click here to read more)

If only we believed
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

Ruth continues to glean in the field of Boaz, secure in the knowledge that when the barley harvest is over she will be able to stay on and participate in the wheat harvest as well. Naomi is equally elated as she senses that Ruth's meeting with Boaz is no accident, but part of God's wonderful provision and care.…… — (click here to read more)

Verily
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Verily - The Greek word here is not Greek at all. It is a Hebrew word. And this Hebrew word is a word that we have brought over into English without translating it. The word is amen. Jesus often uses the expression "Amen, Amen" when he has something very important to say. But, of course, it didn't mean "amen"…… — (click here to read more)

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

This is hard for people to face up to. Religion deteriorates just as fruit rots and just as people get old in spite of all they try to do at the drug stores. It is inevitable that we get old, and so it is with religion. It is built-in that we start to deteriorate shortly after God comes and blesses us. Look what happened to Israel. God called Israel… … — (click here to read more)

"Abide in me." John 15:4
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

"Abide in me." John 15:4

BY nature we are without Christ and are far from Him; by grace we accept His invitation, and come to Him feeling our need of Him. We are brought to see that nothing but union to Jesus can make us safe and happy; and to give up ourselves to Him, praying to be one in Him; He receives us, sheds abroad His love…

… — (click here to read more)

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