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  • The whale of a fish that swallowed Jonah
    The whale of a fish that swallowed Jonah
    According to the Bible, Jonah was swallowed up by a great fish prepared by God (Jonah 1:17). He was in the belly of this great fish for three days and three nights. But in Matthew 12:40 the Scripture said Jonah was in the whale's belly. Is...
  • Jesus' Last Words: Make Disciples! by James Devine
    'Jesus' Last Words: Make Disciples!' by James Devine
    Dr. James Devine, senior pastor of Oregon's Powell Valley Evangelical Covenant Church believes the world's most "pressing" need is to pursue Christ's last command to "...go and make disciples." The last words Jesus...
  • Crack open the Word of God
    Crack open the common to see the uncommon
    A Daily Word from the Word for Tuesday, October 21, 2014“Take the fish that comes up first. And when you have opened its mouth, you will find a piece of money.” – Matthew 17:27 Allow me to set the scene for you. Peter just came...
  • Live for the Moment - A Devotion
    Live for the Moment - A Devotion
    Job 7:17-18 (NLT)“What are people that you should make so much of us that you should think of us so often? For you examine us every morning and test us every moment.”There are many people who I have looked to for advice in the Bible as...
  • Daily Bible Readings 10.21.14
    ULC - Universal Life Church - Daily Thought and Prayer For 10.21.14
    ~Daily Thought & Daily Bible Readings Courtesyof the Universal Life Church World Headquarters(See Our Contact Information Captioned Below)Great events make me quiet and calm; it is only trifles that irritate my nerves. —Queen VictoriaIsn...
  • Columbia Biblical Studies: Tuesday, October 21
    Lord, give us hearts that feel love and compassion
    Today’s bible study is Ezekiel 36:26: I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.At first glance, this seems to be a very reassuring and easy to...
  • Christian Living
    5 insane (but true) things about Christian living.
    Christians have always been and always will be called to live differently than those in world around them. \The reason for this separation of the faithful and the world is laid out in many verses in the Bible including Roman's 12:2 NIV, "...
  • Detroit Church of Christ Examiner issues a “Be the Message” daily challenge!
    Detroit Church of Christ Examiner issues a “Be the Message” daily challenge!
    When I came out of the baptistry waters at University Christian Church in East Lansing, Michigan, I was a changed man. It was the fulfillment of 2 Corinthians 5:17: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has...
  • Renewable energy
    Renewable Energy
    Read Colossians 1Sometimes we follow Jesus and just seem worn out at the end of the day, maybe sooner.Sometimes we share this incredible good news of real life in Jesus Christ and face more ambivalence than rejection. Sometimes we get the...
  • Houston's religious bigotry a foreshadowing of the future
    Houston's religious bigotry a foreshadowing of the future
    It comes as no surprise that the city of Houston is still demanding all speeches (sermons) from five pastors related to homosexual and gender identity issues in response to a lawsuit against the city.Why is this no surprise? Because they believe...
  • Keep Calm and Have Faith
    “Left Behind” Is More Than a Movie: It's an Unforgettable Journey of a Lifetime
    There is truly nothing new under the sun. Even the “Left Behind” book series is back after all these years in movie theaters across the nation starting in October 2014. With so many greats known and unknown gone ahead of us this year...
  • Do pets go to heaven
    Do pets go to heaven
    Do pets go to heaven? A common question especially among the youth as they curiously scour through the beginning stages of life while trying to understand what is truth and reality. This question typically is answered yes to young children, while...
  • Sow your seed into God
    The bread we cast
    A Daily Word from the Word for Monday, October 20, 2014“Cast your bread upon the waters: for you shall find it after many days.” – Ecclesiastes 11:1 What you do with the resources God has given and entrusted to you, and where you...
  • Cyber affairs can ruin your Christian marriage
    Dangers of a cyber affair: Is social media ruining your Christian home?
    The Internet has opened up an entire world of possibility and opportunity for anyone who has access to it. A lot of positive things can be done via the Internet. Unfortunately, a lot of negative things can be done just as easily. One of these...
  • This Too Shall Pass - A Devotion
    This Too Shall Pass - A Devotion
    2 Corinthians 4:17-18 (NLT)For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix...