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Archives: "Today's Little Lift"
  • "But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers. And above all things have fervent love for one another, for 'love will cover a multitude of sins.' Be hospitable to one another without grumbling. As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards…
    August 20, 2018
  • God's People: The Future Judgment (1 Peter 4.4-6) "In regard to these, they [the Gentiles] think it strange that you do not run with them in the same flood of dissipation, speaking evil of you. They will give an account to Him who is ready to judge the living and the dead. For this reason the gospel…
    August 19, 2018
  • [Happy Thanksgiving!!! Next Devotional Message will be posted on Monday, November 29th!]
    "Therefore, since Christ suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same mind, for he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, that he no longer should live the…
    August 18, 2018
  • "There is also an antitype which now saves us——baptism (not the removal of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God), through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, angels and authorities and powers having been made subject to Him."…
    August 17, 2018
  • Someone recently grabbed my attention when they affirmed that Jesus went to hell. As I continued to read, I noted that the writer cited the following verses: "For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit,…
    August 16, 2018
  • "For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit…" (1 Peter 3.18). Involved in this passage is the concept of the "vicarious suffering of Christ." The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines vicarious
    August 15, 2018
  • "But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear; having a good conscience, that when they defame you as evildoers, those who revile your good conduct in Christ may be ashamed." (1 Peter 3.15-16).…
    August 14, 2018
  • "And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake, you are blessed. 'And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled.' But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks…
    August 13, 2018
  • There are roles and responsibilities that God places upon women (1 Peter 3.1-6) and there are roles and responsibilities that God places upon men (1 Peter 3.7). Having written about these gender-specific items, Peter now aims inspiration's pen at admonitions that are equally binding upon men and…
    August 12, 2018
  • "Husbands, likewise, dwell with them with understanding, giving honor to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers may not be hindered." (1 Peter 3.7) Christian husbands have an awesome, even fearsome, responsibility before God. At the time Adam and…
    August 11, 2018
  • "Do not let your adornment be merely outward — arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel — rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God. For in this manner, in former times, the holy women…
    August 10, 2018
  • "Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives, when they observe your chaste conduct accompanied by fear." (1 Peter 3.1-2) This text sets forth a part of God's scheme of things within the home.…
    August 9, 2018
  • "…[W]ho Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness." (1 Peter 2.24). Christ had the authority to command any one of His creatures to do whatever was in the Divine will. He could have sentenced 10,000 men to the cross with a single…
    August 8, 2018
  • "Servants, be submissive to your masters with all fear, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the harsh. For this is commendable, if because of conscience toward God one endures grief, suffering wrongfully. For what credit is it if, when you are beaten for your faults, you take it patiently? But when you…
    August 7, 2018
  • "Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king." (1 Peter 2.17). This summary statement speaks multitudes about the character of true Christians. It addresses their relationships with humanity in general, with fellow Christians, with their Creator, and with civil rulers. We will explore…
    August 6, 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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