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Archives: "Today's Little Lift"
  • “An epitaph,” according to Wikipedia,” is literally: 'on the gravestone' a short text honoring a deceased person, strictly speaking that is inscribed on their tombstone or plaque, but also used figuratively. Some are specified by the dead person beforehand, others chosen by…
    November 19, 2017
  • The following reading is unique in several ways. Take the time to read it slowly. “Now when He [Jesus] concluded all His sayings in the hearing of the people, He entered Capernaum. And a certain centurion’s [a centurion is a Roman army officer] servant, who was dear to him, was sick and ready to die. So when…
    November 18, 2017
  • “And the LORD said to me, 'Amos, what do you see?' And I said, 'A plumb line.' Then the Lord said: 'Behold, I am setting a plumb line in the midst of My people Israel; I will not pass by them anymore.'” (Amos 7.8). If you are over forty, you may realize the significance of the…
    November 17, 2017
  • Why is/was Israel the chosen nation of God? Did His choosing of Israel guarantee a special spiritual relationship, or was the choosing of an entirely different nature? What about today; are the Jews still God's chosen people, or has that relationship been broken off? Today's devotional will consider these questions…
    November 16, 2017
  • “For indeed, when we [Paul and his fellow-travellers] came to Macedonia, our bodies had no rest, but we were troubled on every side. Outside were conflicts, inside were fears. Nevertheless God, who comforts the downcast, comforted us by the coming of Titus...” (2 Corinthians 7:5-6). The condition…
    November 15, 2017
  • Gideon is one of the better known heroes of the Old Testament. In fact, an international organization has been distributing Bibles using his name for well over a century. Chances are good that you have seen one of their free Bibles in a motel nightstand. Gideon was an ordinary man of extraordinary faith. It was this measure…
    November 14, 2017
  • Some incorrect ideas absolutely will not die. Some of them are based on biblical passages, or at least those who hold them claim that they have such a basis. One idea that will not die is the belief that the bible, and more specifically Jesus, teaches that it is wrong to judge. Of course, the stock passage that is used…
    November 13, 2017
  • In 1981, the rock band U2 released an album entitled October. One of the songs on this album, I Threw a Brick through a Window, contains a line which says, “No one is blinder than he who will not see.” This line is a corruption of the words of Jesus in John 9.40-41.…
    November 12, 2017
  • Common sense is hard to define. However, we can usually spot it when it is present, and/or when it is not present. A quotation from Horace Greeley says, “Nothing is quite as uncommon as common sense.” Regardless of how uncommon it is, or how difficult it is to define, Jesus appealed to common sense on a number…
    November 11, 2017
  • There is only a slight difference ordinarily between singular and plural words. Yet, there can be a tremendous difference in their respective meanings. Today's focus text and message takes note of the change from the plural to a singular and the implications of that change. Consider the following passage: “Then…
    November 10, 2017
  • We resume our discussion of the four conditions that Paul listed in order to enjoy the mental and spiritual protection that God offers. Citing our text, we read, “Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything…
    November 9, 2017
  • The signs come in all sizes and shapes. They are intended to deter would be intruders from entering the property of others to steal or destroy. "Warning! This property protected by (fill in the blank) Security Company." By paying the dues, anyone can procure such protection. What would it be worth to have God's…
    November 8, 2017
  • I don’t think I am any more ignorant today than I was fifty years ago, but I surely know about a lot more things that I don’t know! Can you relate to this statement? All I’m saying is the more I learn, the more I find that I don’t know. I recall wondering as a youngster about heaven. We frequently…
    November 7, 2017
  • An absolute favorite story I remember hearing as a child was the story of Daniel and the Lion’s Den. It is hard to say why that particular story appealed to me, but it was likely due to the “larger than life” adventure that was involved. Today’s devotional will deal with that aspect of the…
    November 6, 2017
  • Want some of the world's greatest advice? You can find it here in this column. No, it won't be from the human author; it will be from some of the authors and speakers that I quote. Today's advice cannot be topped by anyone or anything! Here it is; Jesus said, “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on…
    November 5, 2017

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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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