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Archives: "Today's Little Lift"
  • A SUMMARY VIEW Peter and only Peter referred to Jesus as the Prince of Life. He stated, “But you denied the Holy One and the Just, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you, and killed the Prince of life, whom God raised from the dead, of which we are witnesses.” (Acts 3:14,15). Why…
    February 20, 2019
  • THE WATER OF LIFE Before resuming our thoughts on the Prince of Life (Acts 3:15), we will examine one more “of life” expressions from the scriptures. This final phrase, the “Water of Life,” is used 3 times in the scriptures and all three references are from the book of Revelation. First,…
    February 19, 2019
  • The Book of Life Peter was the only inspired writer to use the expression “Prince of Life.”  He used this phrase to convince a group of fellow-Hebrews at the temple that Jesus was the promised Messiah of the Old Testament (Acts 3:15).  We are examining other “of life”…
    February 18, 2019
  • In quest of an understanding of the phrase “the Prince of Life” as used by Peter at Acts 3:15, we looked at other “of life” expressions. These phrases included breath of life (Genesis 2:7), tree of life (Genesis 2:9), word of life (1 John 1:1-2), and bread of life (John 6:35). We now resume…
    February 17, 2019
  • Life through the Promised Messiah The expression “Prince of Life” used by Peter (Acts 3:15) is both unique and important. To appreciate its significance, let’s look at some of the other “of life” phrases in the Bible. In doing this, we will be able to better comprehend…
    February 16, 2019
  • The phrase “Prince of Life” appears only once in the scriptures. This devotional will look at this solitary occurrence and at the implications of this expression.  Several weeks had passed since the crucifixion of Jesus. More recently Peter had publicly preached the first gospel sermon. About…
    February 15, 2019
  • Paul, Peerless Apostle and Prophet (7 of 15) Focus Text: 1 Thessalonians 2.7-12 Tenacity, veracity, and capacity – these are three words which describe to some degree the apostle Paul. The two previous installments looked at tenacity and veracity; today’s devotional looks…
    February 14, 2019
  • Paul, Peerless Apostle and Prophet (6 of 15) Focus Text: Galatians 1.10-20 Sometimes rhymes are nice; sometimes they are spice. Sometimes they speak volumes; sometimes their volumes speak. But, when it comes to Paul, a man of great tenacity; It is also needful that we see him…
    February 13, 2019
  • Paul, Peerless Apostle and Prophet (5 of 15) Focus Text: 2 Corinthians 4.8-18 Tenacity originally referred to the tendency of one or more substances to adhere or “stick together.” From that root meaning of the word, language has evolved such that the word tenacious now…
    February 12, 2019
  • Paul, Peerless Apostle and Prophet (4 of 15) Focus Text: Acts 13.44-47 “But when they [Paul and Barnabas] departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day and sat down. And after the reading of the Law and the Prophets, the…
    February 11, 2019
  • The Malady of Loneliness (3 of 4) Focus Text: Acts 20.33-35 Did you hear the one about the little boy who heard the preacher cite Acts 20.35, the verse where Paul quoted Jesus as saying, “It is more blessed to give than to receive”? On the way home the little boy brought…
    February 10, 2019
  • Paul, Peerless Apostle and Prophet (3 of 15) Focus Text: 1 Corinthians 9.19-23 “For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win the more; and to the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might win Jews; to those who are under the law, as under the…
    February 9, 2019
  • Paul, Peerless Apostle and Prophet (2 of 15) Focus Text: Acts 9.1-18 Saul was a man of faith and he also was a man who demanded convincing evidence; these two are not in opposition to one another as some suppose. Saul was a logician of sorts and he acted in harmony with the laws…
    February 8, 2019
  • Paul, Peerless Apostle and Prophet (1 of 15) Focus Text: Isaiah 66.10-14 His name was Saul, Saul of Tarsus. He loved his work and his love was evidenced by the passion that he poured into it; every ounce of his strength was thrown into doing what he deemed was right. Apathy…
    February 7, 2019
  • Isaiah, Paul of the Old Testament (10 of 10) Focus Text: Isaiah 66.10-14 A profile of Isaiah would not be complete without mentioning Isaiah’s love for God and for country. Although it is not stated in just so many words, only a deep and abiding love could have motivated such…
    February 6, 2019

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Jim Bullington - A Christian writer whose insight into the scriptures is reflected in practical application lessons in every article. The reader will find that the Bible speaks directly to him/her through these articles. God is always exalted and His word is treated with the utmost respect in this column.

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