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Archives: "Today's Little Lift"
  • Focus Text: Luke 15.28 Why even think about how God treats sinners? What practical application is to be made even if we know how He treats them? Doesn’t everyone already understand how God treats sinners anyway? How could a misunderstanding…
    April 24, 2019
  • Focus Text: Luke 15.24b-28a At the very outset of this miniseries centered on the parable of the prodigal son, it was pointed out that this is not a typical parable in many ways. One of the unique things about this parable is that it has more…
    April 23, 2019
  • August 31, 2007;    I Love Jesus with All My Heart Focus Text: John 14.15, 21 In case you miss the connection, The Friday Flyer is a holiday weekend substitute for Monday Miscellany (this is due to next Monday being Labor Day). I plan to resume How…
    April 22, 2019
  • Focus Text: Luke 15.22-24 When the prodigal returned home, he was thoroughly and totally penitent. His father directed his servants to “…Bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet.…
    April 21, 2019
  • Focus Text: Luke 15.21-24 “And the [prodigal] son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight, and am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring out the…
    April 20, 2019
  • Focus Text: Luke 15.20-21 “And he [the prodigal son] arose and came to his father. But when he was still a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him. And the son said to him, ‘Father,…
    April 19, 2019
  • August 27 2007;   The Shocking Truth Focus Text: Hebrews 1.1-2 Believe it or not, I have personally attended a few “tent revivals.” For the younger crowd, a tent revival was (I use the past tense because they are essentially a thing of the past) an evangelistic tool…
    April 18, 2019
  • Focus Text: Luke 15.14-19 The parable of the prodigal son is somewhat atypical of all other parables of Jesus. First off, it is much longer than most parables. Some parables are only one or two verses; the parable of the prodigal is twenty-two…
    April 17, 2019
  • Focus Text: Luke 15.11-16 Perhaps no parable is more often referenced than the story of the Prodigal son. In fact, it is so well know that several idioms in the English language have arisen from this significant biblical illustration. We speak…
    April 16, 2019
  • Focus Text: Luke 15.8-10 Jesus continued His response to the cold-hearted Pharisees who disdained lowly sinners and exalted themselves beyond measure: “Or what woman, having ten silver coins, if she loses one coin, does not light a…
    April 15, 2019
  • Focus Text: Luke 15.1-7 “Then all the tax collectors and the sinners drew near to Him to hear Him. And the Pharisees and scribes complained, saying, ‘This Man receives sinners and eats with them.’ So He spoke this parable to…
    April 14, 2019
  • August 20 2007;    HELLO PREACHER!! Focus Text: Luke 11.37-47 I used to go into my regular barber shop and was routinely greeted by a loud, and usually cheerful, “Hello Preacher!” Maybe in my younger days, I kinda’ liked those greetings – at least…
    April 13, 2019
  • August 17 2007;   Part 12 of TBD Focus Text: Luke 7.50 Sweet words and deeds linger long after the emotion and excitement of the moment have passed. If you stop and think, I almost know that you can remember some kind words and/or deeds that someone spoke or did years and years…
    April 12, 2019
  • August 16 2007; Part 11 of TBD Focus Text: Luke 7.39-50 I doubt that Jesus had ever personally met the woman, but that is speculation on my part. However, regardless of how it happened, she had learned a lot about him. Moreover, she had thought a lot about herself and her condition.…
    April 11, 2019
  • August 15 2007;   Part 10 of TBD Focus Text: Luke 7.47-50 “Therefore I say to you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little.’ Then He said to her, ‘Your sins are forgiven.’ And those…
    April 10, 2019

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Jim Bullington - A Christian writer whose insight into the scriptures is reflected in practical application lessons in every article. The reader will find that the Bible speaks directly to him/her through these articles. God is always exalted and His word is treated with the utmost respect in this column.

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