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  • The meaning of life
    The meaning of life and man
    What is the meaning of life? What is man’s purpose? Two very profound questions that seem to have endless answers to them, but what does the Bible say about these complex notions? Many people stumble around searching for the truth and...
  • Jesus' Last Words: Make Disciples! by James Devine
    "Jesus Said to go and Make Disciples"
    Dr. James Devine, senior pastor of Oregon'sBethel Baptist church of St. John'sbelieves the world's most "pressing" need is to pursue Christ's last command to "...go and make disciples." The last words Jesus...
  • Seek God
    God wants to play hide and seek with you
    A Daily Word from the Word for Thursday, October 23, 2014“And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.” – Jeremiah 29:13 When I was a child, one of my favorite games to play was hide and seek. I...
  • True Love - A Devotion
    True Love - A Devotion
    John 15:13 (NLT) There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.William Shakespeare said, “The course of true love never did run smooth.” I stand in agreement with Mr. Shakespeare. Without being...
  • Columbia Biblical Studies: Thursday, October 23
    Only one who runs will receive the prize
    Today’s bible study is 1 Corinthians 9:24-25: Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it...
  • Jesus Heals Today!
    Jesus Heals Today!
    Some people wonder if divine healing still exists today for Christians. They are unsure if Jesus still heals as in Bible times. So let us carefully examine the scriptures together to see what God has to say about this matter. Well first of all we...
  • Geologic Column, a tale of rocks or just plain rock fairytale
    Geologic Column, a tale of rocks or just plain rock fairytale
    The Geologic Column or so-called column of fossils of extinct animals and plants that were fossilized over millions upon millions of years. Yes, animals and plants found in the fossil record are extinct today but not all are extinct. There is...
  • Bible manuscript
    How Firm a Foundation, Ye Saints of the Lord?
    If there is a single core issue underpinning evangelicalism, it is the nature of the Bible. What is the Bible? How should it be interpreted? For what purposes should it be used? More than merely informing how Christians view God’s plan for...
  • Moonlight Shadows
    Doing good to all
    Do Christians have to do good to everybody? What about the murderer or the thief? Surely we do not have to do good to them as the Bible does command to have evil, but what is considered evil? Is evil the person doing evil or is it the influence...
  • Lois Rippy
    A fond farewell to Lois
    The first time he met her she was the Discipleship Training Secretary at Hamlin Memorial Baptist Church in Springfield. He was the new Director and she was the one to show him the ropes. His job was to recruit teachers and leaders for all classes...
  • Look and wait upon the Lord
    We must exercise our expectancy
    A Daily Word from the Word for Wednesday, October 22, 2014“Therefore I will look to the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me.” – Micah 7:7 God wants us to build up our spiritual expectancy muscles,...
  • Forget Me Not - A Devotion
    Forget Me Not - A Devotion
    Psalm 103:1-4 (NLT)Let all that I am praise the LORD; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name. Let all that I am praise the LORD; may I never forget the good things he does for me. He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. He...
  • Columbia Biblical Studies: Wednesday, October 22
    What was God’s plan for Jeremiah’s life?
    Today’s bible study is Jeremiah 33:2-3: Thus saith the Lord the maker thereof, the Lord that formed it, to establish it; the Lord is his name; Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest...
  • 'Be the Message' Daily Challenge - Day #2  - Celebrate marriage
    'Be the Message' Daily Challenge - Day #2 - Celebrate marriage
    Jesus' first miracle occurred at a Jewish wedding in Cana and provided Him with an opportunity to celebrate marriage. Marriage was just as significant in the 1st Century as it is in the 21st Century. One of the most eloquent descriptions of...
  • His Will and His Word © D.P. Clarke
    5 Steps to guarantee God will answer a believer’s prayers
    A critical aspect of answered prayer is that God is concerned with changing a believer’s nature more than their circumstances. Think about what upsets people: someone treated them unfairly; something wasn’t done the way they wanted it;...