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You are the light of the world

by Mike Ratliff

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.

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I AM the Holy God whose target is perfection Rom 7:7-25

Know thyself

Just so anyone reading the last couple of post don’t think that I believe in sinless

perfection; I believe that the old man was done away with in Christ and that we have a new nature given to us. 1,529 more words


A call to professing christians to examine themselves

by Mike Ratliff

But the righteousness based on faith says, “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’” (that is, to bring Christ down) or “‘Who will descend into the abyss?’” (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead).

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Morning Devotion: Fun vs. pleasure

What is fun for you?

Doing good things that please God?

Or doing things that don’t?

The Bible says that God sees all we do and say. 218 more words


Morning Devotion: Deep roots, deep faith

Most trees don’t develop deep roots unless they have to.

If plants have frequent access to water in the first few feet of soil, the roots spread wide but not deep. 323 more words


Morning Devotion: Borrowed advice

As a former business editor for a group of newspapers, I enjoy reading articles regarding workplace relationships and management styles.

I read an article this morning that can have a direct benefit for Christians who practice the lessons described by the author. 709 more words


Morning Devotion: The futility of hiding

We’ve all seen the cartoon drawings of an ostrich hiding its head in the sand and we’ve thought “How foolish.”

If only we’d never been as that ostrich when it came to our attempts to hide from accountability for poor choices. 323 more words

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