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How to Believe “Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is Freedom”

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 2 Corinthians 3:17Hearing the word freedom is like hearing the words love or interesting. At face-value these words are vague and can often mean anything. For some, the idea of freedom may embody an end to slavery, a... Read more

Lord, Make Me Usable – Girlfriends in God – October 20, 2020

October 20, 2020Lord, Make Me UsableMary SoutherlandTodays TruthTherefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of Gods mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to Godthis is your true and proper worship (Romans 12:1, NIV).Friend to FriendWho says dreams dont come true? Our son grew up with one dream in mind... Read more

Crown Him Lord of All – Girlfriends in God – October 12, 2020

October 12, 2020Crown Him Lord of All Mary SoutherlandTodays TruthNow faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see(Hebrews 11:1, NIV).Friend to FriendHebrews 11 teaches that we must do three things to stay hopeful in the storms of life: embrace an eternal perspective from God, establish a daily... Read more

Share Your Stuff; Serve the Lord – Encouragement for Today – October 12, 2020

October 12, 2020Share Your Stuff; Serve the LordKAREN EHMANLee en espaolDo not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God. Hebrews 13:16 (ESV)My husband and I stood at the cellphone store, waiting for our turn at the counter. Just then, one of our sons high school... Read more

Bless the Lord at All Times – Beloved Women – October 9, 2020

Bless the Lord at All Times Beloved Women October 9, 2020READ: I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth. (Psalm 34:1 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: I dont know about you, but blessing the Lord can come relatively easy some days. However, the struggle comes in doing it at all times and continually,... Read more

Sure Sounds Like Amazon’s New ‘Lord of the Rings’ TV Series Is Going to Have Nudity | RELEVANT

Amazon’s upcomingLord of the Ringsseries is primed to be one of the biggest (and most expensive) TV shows in history, promising to explore new eras and new characters in Middle Earth while staying true to the spirit of Tolkien’s classic. Well,mostlytrue. A new report fromLOTRfansite TheOneRing.net sure makes it sound like Amazon plans to include... Read more

Amazon’s New ‘Lord of the Rings’ Series May Include ‘Game of Thrones’-Style Nudity, Report Says

Amazon's New 'Lord of the Rings' Series May Include 'Game of Thrones'-Style Nudity, Report Says Amazon Primes upcoming Lord of the Rings series has been eagerly anticipated by fans, but a new report claiming that the show may include Game of Thrones-type nudity has some of those same fans promising not to watch.Amazon agreed in... Read more

How to Find Your Strength and Identity in the Lord – Encouragement for Today – September 30, 2020

September 30, 2020How to Find Your Strength and Identity in the LordALLI WORTHINGTON Lee en espaolThe thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10 (NIV)Have you ever watched a time travel movie where the main character keeps going... Read more

The Revolutionary Meaning of Jesus’ Words “The Spirit of the Lord Is Upon Me”

"The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound" Isaiah 61:1Jesus walked into the synagogue, as... Read more

Illinois State University Coach Quits after Displaying All Lives Matter to Our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ Poster on His Office Door

Illinois State University Coach Quits after Displaying All Lives Matter to Our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ Poster on His Office Door The Pentagraph reports that Illinois State University football offensive coordinator Kurt Beathard quit after he put a sign on his office door that read "All Lives Matter to Our Lord & Savior Jesus... Read more

The Lord is With You – Girlfriends in God – September 21, 2020

September 21, 2020The Lord is With YouGwen SmithTodays TruthThe Lord is with me; He is my helper. (Psalm 118:7)Friend to FriendIm not sure enough can be said about the goodness of Gods love. The psalmist celebrates it time and again in both Psalm 117 and 118. For great is his love towards us, and the faithfulness... Read more

Why You Can Be Sure the Lord Is Close to the Brokenhearted (Psalm 34:18)

Praying Psalm 34:18 If youre feeling brokenhearted today, my heart grieves with you. For what youve endured and the pain you feel. Ive been there many times, and its not easy. It can feel so heavy that breathing takes work.There is hope. If you cannot see it today, I see hope for you. More than... Read more

TGC Podcast: Work for Your Lord, Not Just Your Boss

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Eden Chen: I guess being good TGC folks, I’m assuming some of you guys have read Tim Keller’s book, Every Good Endeavor. It’s like one of the early books I read on faith... Read more

The Lord Is Near – Girlfriends in God – August 21, 2020

August 21, 2020The Lord Is NearElisa PulliamTodays TruthThe Lord is near all who call out to him, all who call out to him with integrity. He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry for help and saves them. (Psalm 145:18-19, CSB).Friend to Friend Does it feel like the Lord is near to... Read more

‘Children Are a Heritage From the Lord’: Chris Pratt, Katherine Schwarzenegger Celebrate the Birth of New Baby Girl

'Children Are a Heritage From the Lord': Chris Pratt, Katherine Schwarzenegger Celebrate the Birth of New Baby Girl After the birth of his daughter on Monday, actor Chris Pratt posted on Instagram that he and wife, Katherine Schwarzenegger, couldnt be happier and were extremely blessed.Pratt also shared Psalm 126:3, which reads, The LORD... Read more

The Beauty behind the Command to “Give Thanks to the Lord”

How Do We Know That God Is Deserving of Thanks? Sometimes when life gets difficult, it is difficult to see Gods goodness. The Bible is full of reminders of everything He does, for which believers should thank Him. He created each person, imbuing that individual with a soul, reason, and a will, as explained in... Read more

Lord, We Are Needy | Devotional by Roy Lessin

Jesus, You spoke the word and the storm became still.Lord, I need a word like that. Mark 4:39 Jesus, those who touched the hem of Your garment were made whole.Lord, I need a healing like that. Mark 6:56 Jesus, You gave the spiritually hungry living Bread.Lord, I need to be fed like that. John 6:48-51... Read more

Bethel Church’s Use of Lord of the Rings Staff to End Racism Sparks Debate

Bethel Church's Use of Lord of the Rings Staff to End Racism Sparks Debate A recent event at Bethel Church involving a Lord of the Rings-like staff and a line from the film has sparked a social media debate over its appropriateness.The moment took place toward the end of the two-hour Transformation NOW!... Read more

The Lord Is Near – Girlfriends in God – July 14, 2020

July 14, 2020The Lord Is Near Elisa PulliamTodays TruthThe Lord is near all who call out to him, all who call out to him with integrity. He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry for help and saves them. (Psalm 145:18-19, CSB).Friend to FriendDoes it feel like the Lord is near... Read more

From Drug Lord to Pastor: How a New York Man Found Freedom Behind Bars

From Drug Lord to Pastor: How a New York Man Found Freedom Behind Bars Herman Mendoza had it allmoney, success, mistresses, and a beautiful home in the Poconos. But the kingdom he had built came toppling down when he was arrested for selling drugs, forcing him to his knees where he eventually accepted... Read more

Take it to the Lord in Prayer By Palitha Jayasooriya

My mobile phone crashed a few months ago and I had to switch to my wife’s old one as a temporary measure. On the first day of using the phone, there was one particularly important feature that neither I nor my wife could grasp, though we tried to figure it out for a while. My... Read more

Ian Holm, Star of ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘Chariots of Fire,’ Has Passed Away | RELEVANT Magazine

The majestic actor Ian Holm has passed away at the age of 88. Over the course of his long career, he cemented himself into the imaginations of multiple generations through his work as Ash inAlien, Sam inChariots of Fireand, of course, Bilbo Baggins in theLord of the Ringsmovies. It is with great sadness thatthe... Read more

Former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey’s permission to officiate revoked by Bishop of Oxford

Lord Carey of CliftonSimon P CaldwellThe former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey has had his permission to officiate (PTO) as a priest revoked by the Bishop of Oxford.The Diocese of Oxford confirmed that Lord Carey's PTO was revoked by the Bishop of Oxford on Wednesday, meaning that he is unauthorised to undertake any form of... Read more

Confidence in the Lord | Devotional by Charles Spurgeon

“The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me.” Psalm 138:8 (KJV) Clearly the confidence the Psalmist expressed was confidence in God. He did not say, “I have grace enough to perfect that which concerneth me. My faith is so steady that it will not stagger.” No, his dependence was on the Lord alone. If we... Read more

Trust in the Lord | Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God by Phil Ware

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight Proverbs 3:5-6 Thought What do you use for your life’s compass? No matter how insightful, wise, experienced, or knowledgeable we may be, only God can guide our... Read more

Pray for fulfilled living in later life so that people of all ages can bear fruit for the Lord

(Photo: Pilgrims' Friend Society)The Pilgrims' Friend Society Prayer Week is a reminder that prayer is a vital ministry through which people of all ages can bear fruit for the Lord.When writing to the church in Corinth, the Apostle Paul talked about the people who prayed for him as 'helping in the work' (2 Corinthians 1:10-11). Paul... Read more

Eritrea’s Christians are ‘suffering so grievously for their faith’ – Lord Alton

The protest called for the release of prisoners of conscience in the East African country(Photo: CSW)Lord Alton has told UK Christians that they must not forget nor forsake their suffering fellow believers in Eritrea, where many have been imprisoned for their faith in inhumane conditions.The crossbench peer spoke on the plight of Eritrean Christians during... Read more

How Much is Enough, Lord? – Girlfriends in God – May 26, 2020

May 26, 2020How Much is Enough, Lord?Mary SoutherlandTodays TruthHe will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver (Malachi 3:3, NIV).Friend to FriendThe story is told of a group of women who met each week to study the Bible, hoping to learn more about the nature and character of God and how He works in... Read more