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Archives: "Today's Little Lift"
  • In some arenas, one who is willing to compromise is a hero. However, when it comes to spiritual truth, compromise is deadly to the compromiser as well as those who follow him/her. Jesus, though conciliatory in many ways, had no give and take when it came to spiritual truth. He stood against all forms of error…
    October 17, 2018
  • So Jesus was patient; what is that to me? Is there some response that God desires of me because of the patience displayed by His Son? Hear Hebrews 12.1-3: "Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let…
    October 16, 2018
  • "From that time Jesus began to show to His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day. Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, 'Far be it from You, Lord; this shall not happen to You!'…
    October 15, 2018
  • "Then the multitude came together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread. But when His own people heard about this, they went out to lay hold of Him, for they said, 'He is out of His mind.' And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, 'He has Beelzebub,' and, 'By the ruler of the demons He casts…
    October 14, 2018
  • Jesus rarely used the word "patient" or "patience" as recorded in the gospel records. Neither is Jesus explicitly spoken of by the other inspired New Testament writers as being a person who exhibited exemplary patience. However, by noticing the life of Jesus and His demeanor while upon the earth, a serious student…
    October 13, 2018
  • "But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love." (2 Peter 1.5-7). This list of what has frequently been styled…
    October 12, 2018
  • Since Jesus is the lover of truth, what does He expect of me regarding truth? If I am to be molded in the image of Christ, what does that mean as far as my relationship and responsibility toward truth? First, I am sure that Jesus expects me to love the truth. In as much as those who do not receive the love of…
    October 11, 2018
  • Jesus' love for truth, or perhaps more accurately His love for humanity that could be saved by truth, prompted Him to promise His apostles that they would be guided into all truth. (John 16.13). After His departure, Jesus fulfilled His promise by sending the Holy Spirit to reveal the truths of the gospel to His…
    October 10, 2018
  • Saving truth is objective. Man's thought processes are incremental due to the way we learn. In order to understand algebra a basis must be formed in fundamental mathematics. In order to understand Solid Geometry, a basis must be formed in Plane Geometry. In order to understand the parts of speech in the English…
    October 9, 2018
  • Truth, like water, comes in more than one form. Water does not cease being water when it becomes ice nor does it cease being water when it becomes steam. Ice and steam are still water. Truth translated into action is still truth even though it is non-verbal in form. This installment has to do with Jesus' reaction…
    October 8, 2018
  • To say that Jesus loved truth demands a quick follow-on. It is like saying Jesus was a man! He was a man, but that is not all He was. Jesus loved truth, but that is not all of that story. We will examine Jesus and His relationship to truth in this miniseries. Regarding Jesus and truth, John wrote, "And the Word…
    October 7, 2018
  • From the time we are children we long to be self-sufficient. Getting that first after-school job spells self-sufficiency. Getting our driver's license spells the same thing. Going off to school and moving into an apartment means we are finally our own boss. As time goes on and we mature as individuals, we learn…
    October 6, 2018
  • Peter boasted, "You shall never wash my feet!" (John 13.8a). However, Jesus did wash Peter's feet a few minutes later another about-face by the tempestuous apostle! What was it that changed Peter's mind? Hear Jesus' response to Peter's boast: "If I do not wash you, you have no part with Me." (John 13.8b). The…
    October 5, 2018
  • In the military, an "about-face" is a command to make a 180 degree clockwise turn resulting in a precise reversal of direction; in other arenas (moral, spiritual, philosophical, political, etc.) an "about-face" is simply to reverse one's position on one or more important matters. Peter was a man familiar with…
    October 4, 2018
  • Concerning His own mission here upon this earth, Jesus said, "…just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many." (Matthew 20.28). His entire purpose here had to do with service to others after all, what was there in this material universe to attract…
    October 3, 2018

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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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