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  • More than a door
         'Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess

    Here is how I understand it... Absolutely the spirit ascends now to be with the LORD. Paul said to die is gain and it is to be with Him. David spoke of his dead son that he would go to be with him, so what was the point of weeping? But the difference between David and Paul is Jesus death and resurrection. David is before the resurrection and Paul is after. Before Jesus was resurrected, the sacrifices were in place and were necessary to foretell, be a shadow of Jesus, but were never good enough to cancel out sins. After Jesus died on the cross, God was completely satisfied…

  • Judging Without Condemnation
         ''Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs

    "Do not judge and criticize and condemn others, so that you may not be judged and criticized and condemned yourselves. For just as you judge and criticize and condemn others, you will be judged and criticized and condemned, and in accordance with the measure you [use to] deal out to others, it will be dealt out again to you." - Matthew 7:1-2 (AMP) Everyone with whom we come into contact, we physically see. But those of us who belong to Christ must also see the unseen while we are seeing what is visible and discernable with our five senses. Otherwise, we can be trapped…

  • Celebrities Are Not Heroes
         'Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell

    Who comes to mind when you think about your personal heroes: 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, or just someone that reaches out their car window at an intersection handing over a dollar bill to a stranger in need. No matter who they are, we all want, and wish for someone who's larger than life. Heroes come in many shapes, forms and patterns, and they don't…

  • Bible and Quote - October 5-9
         'Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns

    Turn to my correction, Behold, I will pour out my spirit on you; I will make my words known to you. Proverbs 1:23 The repentant will always discover the true origin of the miseries which overtake them. John Calvin, 1509-64, French reformer, theologian They would not accept My counsel, They spurned all My reproof. They will eat of the fruit of their own way.. Proverbs 1:30-31a I insisted on it and now it has become my shame. Brenda Folz, Christian Precepts teacher .the complacency of the foolish will destroy them. Proverbs 1:32 When comforts…

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

    For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we may have hope. May the God who gives you endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ……

  • Surviving Hard Times
         'Point of Reference' from Fred Price

    The ability to find contentment even in the midst of hard times is a character trait that every Christian should and can possess. I’m not talking about being resigned to our fate and making no effort to improve our circumstances, but cultivating the ability to recognize what we legitimately can and can’t……

  • Travel Plans
         'Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley

    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 himself to playing the best he possibly can. How can money help a golfer concentrate? Let me explain. The players who are wealthy outside the PGA tour are those who have parlayed their golf abilities into fame in commercial endeavors. Before Tiger Woods ever…

  • The Good Fight
         ''Winging It' from Stan Smith

    I know that there are lots of Christians -- mostly men, I suppose, but not only men -- who wrestle with pornography. They're tempted, they succumb, they hate it, they repent, and the cycle repeats. What to do? What to do? Well, that's easy, right? Throw out the computer. You see, if you get rid of the computer, you get rid of the problem. And while that seems extreme, didn't Jesus say to cut off your hand if your hand causes you to sin? Well, if your computer causes you to sin, cut it off! I know that there are lots of Christians who wrestle with television. Well, maybe not…

  • The Gift
         'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

    Grace to you and peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for our sins to rescue us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, - Galatians 1:3-4 HCSB Admission of guilt is never enough. There must be atonement – restitution. Halakha allowed the poor an alternative when they could not afford the usual sacrifice.[1] But what happens when the perpetrator can afford nothing? We are all Yahweh’s slaves. Some acknowledge it and others rebel to it, but we are His nevertheless. How does a slave, who is already owned…

  • A Man Attested by God (Acts 2.22)
         'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

    Personal references are an essential if you want a good job. In fact, a well written personal recommendation can overcome several perceived negatives in a person's work history. As employers, we like letters of recommendation because they provide practical insight into a potential employee's work related behavior. A bad recommendation can trump an excellent interview experience and a great recommendation can overcome a less than stellar performance. Recommendations are important! Well, today's message is about a recommendation for all time and for all audiences. Consider what follows. …

  • An Introduction to Paul’s Letter to the Christian Church at Rome
         'Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw

    Turn with me to the letter to the Romans. I am turning to Romans for a very special purpose. We do not come to this Study page for entertainment – nor do we ‘attend church’ for entertainment - but to be edified - to be built up - encouraged - strengthened - fed and nourished - sacramentally - by God's……

Daily Devotionals
Tonight my beloved Ohio State University Buckeyes will play in San Antonio, Texas for the right to call themselves the Alamo Bowl Champions. A few days from now the University of Southern California Trojans will play the Oklahoma University Sooners in a bowl game for the right to call themselves National Champions. I guess I miss the Buckeyes' 2002 season when they were the Champions.I remember when I would pull for the Buckeyes to be able to play in the…
Daily Dose
Daily Toon
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 14:15 - The naive believes everything, But the sensible man considers his steps.
Words to Ponder
Your worst days are never so bad that you are beyond the reach of God's grace. And your best days are never so good that you are beyond the need of God's grace. - Jerry Bridges
'Daily Reading Plan' from StudyLight.org
Bible-in-a-Year — NAS
Judges 20; Psalms 45; Acts 23:23-24:9:
The chiefs of all the people, even of all the tribes of Israel, took their stand in the assembly of the people of God, 400,000 foot soldiers who drew the sword. (Now the sons of Benjamin heard that the sons of Israel had gone up to Mizpah.) And the sons of Israel said, "Tell us, how did this wickedness take place?" So the Levite, the husband of the woman who was murdered, answered and said, "I came with my concubine to spend the night at…
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