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Today's Articles

The Image of Christ (No. 23 of TBD)
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

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… [read more]

Mary's Obedience
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

  “For nothing will be impossible with God." "I am the Lord's slave," said Mary. "May it be done to me according to your word." Then the angel left her. - Luke 1:37-38 HCSB   “Nothing is impossible with God.” What a wonderful truth. All true believers can… [read more]

Additional Articles

Have You, Like Peter, Experienced Something Supernatural?
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
Originally posted Oct 15, 2018

Simon Peter, a man who has been an ordinary businessman in the fishing industry, has now been serving Jesus Christ and ministering in the front line of the Kingdom of God for around 60 years and he has something relevant and powerful to teach and write. He is not a man to waste words as we read the opening words of his… [read more]

Joy
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Originally posted Oct 14, 2018

    An irritated chirping sounded from the bushes behind me. Good, I thought. Better the birds should be uneasy in this hush before dawn. I had never heard the city so quite. My chest hurts from so much weeping. I think I have poured out all my tears and yet, more come. My body aches from so much lamentation.     I… [read more]

The Warrior's Belief - Part 2
Find the Call' from Andy Castro
Originally posted Oct 14, 2018

 Last week I talked about the first strategy of the enemy after finding the call and purpose for your life. You will at some point realize the plans of God are not small in any sense of the word. He has a grand plan and purpose to complete on this earth. It is a plan greater than man can comprehend and visualize. But… [read more]

Repentance
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Oct 14, 2018

Repentance (NOTE: This article was written several years ago, and is reprinted asof this date - May 26, 2016. As of this date, many calls have gone out asking for prayers that America will restored to its former character and greatness. This writer feels very deeply that something is missing in these pleas. NO ONE has yet… [read more]

Learning From Our Past
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Oct 13, 2018

We all have a history, no matter our age or position in life. No matter what your financial, marital, or spiritual position is, it will always be filled with extremes. How you handle these situations, and the choices you make because of them, will greatly affect yourself and the people around you. In my novel,… [read more]

Bible and Quote - March 11-15, 2013
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted Oct 12, 2018

 Restore to me the joy of Your salvation. Psalms 51:12a     Man cannot find true essential joy anywhere but in his relationship to God. Oswald Chambers, 1874–1917 .sustain me with a willing spirit. Psalms 51:12    My lips are ready to confess, but my heart is slow to feel,… [read more]

Learning Obedience
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted Oct 12, 2018

    Although he was a son, he learned obedience through what he suffered. Hebrews 5:8 (ESV)   Jesus suffered on the cross for you and for me. He endured agony the degree of which we will never have to undergo.   At any time prior to Gethsemane, he could have turned away and not have done… [read more]

Trustworthy Sayings
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Oct 12, 2018

        There is a little-known phrase in scripture, especially among younger believers, that has worth none-the-less.  Its importance lying in its ability to highlight significant phrases, teachings or ideas; prompting us to sit up and pay attention.       … [read more]

Wrong Label
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted Oct 11, 2018

Rising straight up out of the water is the Lorain West Breakwater Light near Lorain, Ohio. It is a simple frame structure looking more like an old house than a lighthouse. The light tower protrudes from the front left corner of the structure as a straight column that projects some ten feet above the roof level.… [read more]

How Can I Know? 1 John
'Winging It' from Stan Smith
Originally posted Oct 10, 2018

 John tells us his purpose in writing his first epistle. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life. (1 John 5:13) The whole purpose was that you may know that you have eternal life. Note that it was written to specific people. It's… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

Morning and Evening for March 17
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"Remember the poor." - Galatians 2:10 Why does God allow so many of his children to be poor? He could make them all rich if he pleased; he could lay bags of gold at their doors; he could send them a large annual income; or he could scatter round their houses abundance of provisions, as once he made the quails…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — october 16
Daily Light on the Daily Path

Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord. Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest. — Whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the… — (click here to read more)

One with Christ Jesus
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"Because I live, ye shall live also."   John 14:19 Jesus has made the life of believers in Him as certain as His own. As sure as the Head lives the members live also. If Jesus has not risen from the dead, then are we dead in our sins; but since He has risen, all believers are risen in Him. His death has put away our transgressions and loosed the… — (click here to read more)

The Deadline
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

Software problems!!! That's what the little blurb read right after I lost contact with American Online, my Internet Service Provider. For the last two days that is what I have been seeing as I have prepared to file my column. Very graciously they also automatically reconnected me. Then I got to go through the whole…… — (click here to read more)

The Mystery Rolled Back
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

Mark's observation "that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away" (Mark 16:4) seems a simple statement, but behind it lies a truth that is positively staggering in its implications. One is that no longer can death be an intimidator. "Death," said someone, "is the great enigma of life; humanly speaking,…… — (click here to read more)

Cast
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Cast - This is the Hebrew word shalak. It has several different senses, all associated with throwing down. It can mean the physical act of throwing down something, casting aside something or, in an important sense, abandoning something. Micah tells us that God "abandons" our sins. When they are forgiven, they…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — October 16
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

A great preacher whom I heard a few years ago said that the word "renew" in Isaiah 40:31 really meant "exchange"; so the text should read, "They that wait upon the Lord shall exchange their strength." Oddly enough I do not now remember how he developed his sermon or just how he applied the text, but I have been thinking… … — (click here to read more)

My strength is made perfect in weakness. - 2 Corinthians 12:9
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

My strength is made perfect in weakness. - 2 Corinthians 12:9

The more the believer feels his weakness, the more should he expect his Saviour to appear for and strengthen him. The strength of Jesus is imparted, enjoyed, and displayed in our sorest trials and most distressing seasons.

Never was Abraham so strong, as when offering up his…

… — (click here to read more)

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