Read & Study the Bible Online - Bible Portal
T. Austin-Sparks

“The Controversy of Zion”

T. Austin-SparksDear Lord, in no formal way, no mere custom, but in a very deep and strong consciousness of need, we pray. We must pray. We are this morning allowing ourselves to be put under new responsibility. If Thou shouldest Speak, as we have asked Thee to do, then the Words that Thou dost Speak will judge us ... Read More
Book Of Common Prayer 1979

(Proper Liturgies For Special Days) Ash Wednesday

On this day, the Celebrant begins the liturgy with the Salutation and the Collect of the Day. Let us pray. Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing you have made and forgive the sins of all who are penitent: Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins an... Read More
Chip Brogden

When You Fast

Chip Brogden"But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, so that your fasting is not evident to others, but is evident to your Father who sees everything which is done secretly; and your Father, who sees what you do secretly, will reward you openly (Matthew 6:18)." We have sensed a need for some cle... Read More
Daily Light

JANUARY 3 - morning

He led them forth by the right way. He found [Jacob] in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye. As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on ... Read More
Don Currin

Hope for this Kind

Laying Hold of the Promises of God in the Face of Unbelief We live in a generation where the youth are passionately following hard after the gods of this world. Allured by the enticements of a sensual age, not a few have cast in their lot to pursue a kingdom of fleeting pleasures. With an unwavering... Read More
Walter Beuttler

Divine Guidance

Walter Beuttler“O Lord, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walks to direct his steps.” Jeremiah 10:23 Jeremiah knew the Lord, yet felt utterly dependent upon Him. The Lord’s approval is with those who are dependent upon Him, who seek counsel from the mouth of the Lord. Because of o... Read More
Walter Beuttler

Study Notes - Divine Guidance

Walter BeuttlerA. FACT OF DIVINE GUIDANCE 1. What is meant by “divine guidance?” The leading of God in the personal life and experience of man 2. Concerning the possibility of knowing the will of God, what may be seen from: (1) Col. 1:9? That we should know the will of God in all wisdom and spiritual understanding... Read More
Favell Lee Mortimer

Luke 2:36-40. Anna the Prophetess.

Favell Lee MortimerWe have read of Simeon's blessing the infant Savior—and we now hear of another witness, even Anna, an aged prophetess. Anna, it appears, had led a very holy life. We do not know her exact age; but if she had been a widow eighty-four years, and if she had been married for seven years, she must have b... Read More
John Piper

World Hunger and Us

John PiperNovember 1, 1981 WORLD HUNGER AND US I would like to talk about hunger. It may be that God is allowing physical hunger to ravage our globe in order to awaken his church to the worldwide (and local) ravages of spiritual starvation. Our hearts break more quickly when we see a skin-draped skeleton in i... Read More
Principles For The Gathering Of Believers

76 - Chronological Bible Reading of Scriptures

Principles For The Gathering Of BelieversThere is a great need in the body of Christ for consistent reading of the Holy Scriptures in their entirety, book by book, chapter by chapter, verse by verse. In this case we are encouraging a chronological reading of the Scriptures. Most of the confusion is created when certain teachers, groups, or... Read More

Group of Brands