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  • 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...
  • Daily Bible Readings 10.22.14
    ULC - Universal Life Church - Daily Thought and Prayer For 10.22.14
    ~Daily Thought & Daily Bible Readings Courtesyof the Universal Life Church World Headquarters(See Our Contact Information Captioned Below)Sometimes it takes a rainy day just to let you know, everything's gonna be alright. —Cris...
  • 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;...
  • Shift gears if you need a change in your life
    Shift gears if you need a change in your life
    Whether you drive a stick shift or an automatic vehicle, you can hear when the gears need to be shifted. A shift is needed for the car to accelerate and go to a higher level. So it is with people. In order for us to move from the stagnant position...
  • America's steady move away from freedom and a free market
    America's steady move away from freedom and a free market
    If an historian would examine American history from the days of the first European colonies, would it be a wonderful tale of freedom or not? Some of the original colonies did not have freedom of religion. Religious persecution of those who were...
  • Did Jesus’ knowledge of being God’s Son make sinlessness easy?
    Did Jesus’ knowledge of being God’s Son make sinlessness easy?
    When people discuss the fact that Jesus lived a completely sinless life, some often feel that his knowing he was God's Son, made it much easier on him than it is for those of us who know we are not. Such a statement needs to be carefully...
  • 'Be the Message' Daily Challenge - Day #1 - 'In the beginning'
    'Be the Message' Daily Challenge - Day #1 - 'In the beginning'
    The Bible’s first book (known as “Genesis”) and the Gospel of John begin with the phrase “In the beginning.” Coincidence?No, my dear friends, it was intentional. The Holy Spirit inspired the author of each book to...
  • Utilizing talents
    Utilizing talents in the Christian life
    What does the Biblesay regarding talents? How does God want us to utilize talents He has given us? The Bible has much to say on the topic of talents and utilizing talents, but the main area of focus throughout this article will be on Matthew...
  • 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...