Religion

Start Afresh

Start Afresh

on May 11, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Read: Psalm 86:5-15 | Bible in a Year: 2 Kings 13–14; John 2 His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23 When I was growing up, one of my favorite books was Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. In one amusing passage, young Anne, by mistake, adds a skin medication instead […]

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Our Divine Defense

Our Divine Defense

on May 10, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Take . . . the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.  Ephesians 6:17 Under Nehemiah’s supervision, the Israelite workers were rebuilding the wall around Jerusalem. When they were nearly half finished, however, they learned that their enemies were plotting to attack Jerusalem. This news demoralized the already exhausted workers. Nehemiah had to do something. First, he […]

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Statements of Interest

on May 10, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, Religion

Thanks to Bobbie Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye when men shall revile you and persecute you, and say all manner of evil against you falsely for my sake. Rejoice and be exceeding glad….  Matthew 5:10-12a “All who live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution” 2 […]

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Keep Climbing!

Keep Climbing!

on May 9, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Encourage one another daily. Hebrews 3:13 Richard needed a push, and he got one. He was rock climbing with his friend Kevin who was the belayer (the one who secures the rope). Exhausted and ready to quit, Richard asked Kevin to lower him to the ground. But Kevin urged him on, saying he had come too far to quit. Dangling […]

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Not Forgotten

Not Forgotten

on May 8, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

I will not forget you!Isaiah 49:15 At her mother’s 50th birthday celebration with hundreds of people present, firstborn daughter Kukua recounted what her mother had done for her. The times were hard, Kukua remembered, and funds were scarce in the home. But her single mother deprived herself of personal comfort, selling her precious jewelry and other possessions in order to […]

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Prayer Targets: Henry on Innocent Bloodshed; National Day of Prayer; Little Sisters of the Poor

Prayer Targets: Henry on Innocent Bloodshed; National Day of Prayer; Little Sisters of the Poor

on May 7, 2020, 8:57 AM / in Religion

Matthew Henry died over 300 years ago, yet his Bible commentaries may still be the most widely read, referenced, and cherished commentaries today. Many of our Founding Fathers studied his commentaries (1708-10). Spurgeon prescribed them. It is said that “Whitefield read them through four times, the last time on his knees” (Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia). This is Henry’s exposition of Deuteronomy 21:1-9: […]

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THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD

THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD

on May 7, 2020, 7:18 AM / in History, Religion

“I Am My Brother’s Keeper” Summary: THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD is a documentary showing viewers what the average British soldier’s life was like on the frontlines during World War I. Director Peter Jackson achieves a monumental success in THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD by creating a movie told by soldiers who 100 years ago actually fought in the war. […]

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The Promised Spirit

The Promised Spirit

on May 7, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

“Let me inherit a double portion of your spirit,” Elisha replied.2 Kings 2:9 Tenacity and audacity—Elisha had heaps of both. Having spent time with Elijah, he witnessed the Lord working through the prophet by performing miracles and by speaking truth in an age of lies. Second Kings 2:1 tells us that Elijah is about to be taken “up to heaven,” […]

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Observing Teacher Appreciation Week: Our lives are best lived for others

Observing Teacher Appreciation Week: Our lives are best lived for others

on May 6, 2020, 8:29 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison In 1980, the first Tuesday in May was designated Teacher Appreciation Day. In 1985, the day was expanded to a week. Parents who have been homeschooling their children because of the coronavirus pandemic are probably ready to celebrate teachers for the rest of the year. In his now-viral YouTube series, Some Good News, John Krasinski stated: “We here at […]

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No Greater Joy

No Greater Joy

on May 6, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.3 John 1:4 Bob and Evon Potter were a fun-loving couple with three young sons when their life took a wonderful new direction. In 1956 they attended a Billy Graham Crusade in Oklahoma City and gave their lives to Christ. Before long, they wanted to […]

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Living Without Fear During The Pandemic

Living Without Fear During The Pandemic

on May 5, 2020, 7:12 AM / in Religion

Southaven, Ms By: Mike Upchurch Are you living in fear these days during the shutdown of the Country and with it the economy?  Do you fear contracting the Coronavirus?  Do you fear falling into poverty with loss?  Do you fear the Government taking your freedoms? There are some these days with those and other fears that keep them awake at night. They fear […]

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Prayer Marathon

Prayer Marathon

on May 5, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Pray continually. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 Do you struggle to maintain a consistent prayer life? Many of us do. We know that prayer is important, but it can also be downright difficult. We have moments of deep communion with God and then we have times when it feels like we’re just going through the motions. Why do we struggle so in our […]

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Out of the Ruins

Out of the Ruins

on May 4, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

He has granted us new life to rebuild the house of our God and repair its ruins.Ezra 9:9 In the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem you’ll find Tiferet Yisrael Synagogue. Built in the 19th century, the synagogue was dynamited by commandos during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. For years the site lay in ruins. Then, in 2014, rebuilding began. As city officials […]

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Quote for the Day

on May 3, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, People, Religion

“While we are zealously performing the duties of good citizens and soldiers, we certainly ought not to be inattentive to the higher duties of religion. To the distinguished character of Patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of Christian.” George Washington (1778) On Aug. 7, 1789 Washington signed into law the Northwest Ordinance, which […]

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Just What I Need

Just What I Need

on May 3, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

We can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.2 Corinthians 1:4 As I stood in the back of the room at a senior citizens’ center in Palmer, Alaska, listening to my daughter’s high school choir sing “It Is Well with My Soul,” I wondered why she, the choir director, had chosen that song. It […]

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Roman Persecution of Christians

Roman Persecution of Christians

on May 3, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, Religion

Eleven of the twelve apostles were martyred, with the 12th, John, being reportedly thrown into a boiling pot of oil, but miraculously survived. The traditional histories are: Peter preached in Rome and was crucified upside down in 66 AD; Andrew preached in Asia Minor, modern-day Greece and Turkey, before being crucified on a sideways “Saint Andrew’s Cross” around 60 AD; Thomas preached east […]

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Shine Through

Shine Through

on May 2, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Let your light shine before others.Matthew 5:16 A little girl wondered what a saint might be. One day her mother took her to a great cathedral to see the gorgeous stained-glass windows with scenes from the Bible. When she saw the beauty of it all she cried out loud, “Now I know what saints are. They are people who let […]

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Advice for the church in America

on May 1, 2020, 8:03 AM / in Religion

Please read prayerfully !! In HIM, lucy   NoisyRoom.net Advice for the Church: Better Call Saul By: Cliff Kincaid A local pastor is walking dozens of miles to raise funds for the poor and hungry, many of whom have been created by the government’s COVID-19 economic lockdown. That’s a nice thing to do. But his own church in the Washington, […]

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The Restoration Business

The Restoration Business

on May 1, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ. — Philippians 3:8 Adam Minter is in the junk business. The son of a junkyard owner, he circles the globe researching junk. In his book Junkyard Planet, he chronicles the multibillion-dollar industry of waste recycling. He notes that entrepreneurs around the world devote […]

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Doug Small; Solemn Assembly; National Prayer

on April 30, 2020, 7:41 AM / in Religion

Doug Small (see bio) is a Bible teacher, prayer leader, ordained Bishop, International Director of Prayer Ministries with the Church of God, and President of Project Pray. These edited excerpts are from his April 2020 white paper “Establishing City Elders – Gathering at the City Gates”: During the international lock-down, I have considered what God might be saying. I was […]

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