Living Truth for Today

Posted: 02.28.2017
A - Admit you are a sinner in need of God’s forgiveness. There is nothing you can do to pay the penalty of sin or earn your salvation (Romans 3:23). The penalty for sin is death, and only God’s righteous and sinless Son could pay that penalty. So, there is no other solution to your dilemma other than coming to Jesus Christ in...
Posted: 02.21.2017
Over the next few months we will be examining biblical principles for being an effective leader. Whether you are in a leadership role or not, this study is essential for every Christian for growth and maturity. Need for Godly Leaders One day a good friend of mine came by my office. After ten years as a youth pastor he was ready to leave the...
Posted: 02.14.2017
Brittany and Joshua met, and eventually fell in love, while they were both on a military tour of duty in Iraq. Most young couples have challenges during their dating and engagement; imagine being in a war zone. Joshua’s Comments on the first time he saw Brittany: “She was sneaking into the back of the chapel on Sunday. I will...
Posted: 02.07.2017
I  was having a conversation with “Joe” at his place of employment one day. A co-worker blurted out that “Joe” was living with one woman but also had several girlfriends in other cities. I told him about a voodoo witch-doctor I knew who had women in many different areas of Haiti with several children by them. Later, when he became a believer in...
Posted: 02.03.2017
“But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality…” Ephesians 5:3   While speaking in Trinidad in the West Indies I visited their main tourist attraction: the largest natural tar deposit in the world. The guide there offered us a free walk out onto the tar. He assured us he would carefully lead us so we would not fall in...
Posted: 01.31.2017
The following was written by A.L.P. Jr., Arkansas: I am 31 years of age and currently incarcerated at Ouachita River Correctional Unit in Malvern, Arkansas. I was sentenced to nine years in prison for second degree Sexual Assault. I am taking advantage of this time to correct my problematic thinking and behavior patterns. For years, I...
Posted: 01.27.2017
Being a sports fan is like being on an emotional roller coaster. You experience the high and excitement of watching your team win a game and the low and disappointment of watching them lose. As a Pittsburgh Steelers fan, this was certainly the case for me over the past few weeks. In one moment I was cheering with excitement as they advanced to the...
Posted: 01.24.2017
The following is excerpted from Seducers Among Our Children by Investigator Sergeant, Patrick Crough. I have met child victims who communicated with their offender over the Internet right under their parents’ noses. Because chat room language is cryptic and hard to decipher, it allows the victim to become involved, and eventually...
Posted: 01.17.2017
I walked into a shop where several men in their sixties, seventies, and eighties were discussing politics and other topics. They were trash-talking just about everyone and everything – using God’s name in vain frequently. I made a comment but their “hardened hearts” and “attitudes carved in stone” made coherent conversation difficult. Each trying...
Posted: 01.10.2017
Champions are not always the ones who win. True champions and real winners are the ones who give their best in whatever competition or situation they are in. Instead of merely comparing yourself to others to see if you are better than they are, compare yourself to yourself and to the Lord’s standards, to evaluate your progress in...
Posted: 01.06.2017
In 1977, at the very beginning of the Bill Rudge Ministries, the Lord spoke to Bill’s heart and gave him goals and a vision that within five years the ministry would be reaching out nationally, and within ten years internationally. Bill knew he could not fulfill this vision on his own – all he could do is be faithful to the Lord and let Him do it...
Posted: 01.03.2017
“Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves!” 2 Corinthians 13:5 Want to test the condition of your heart? The following exam will help you evaluate which areas of your life are committed and which are compromised. The Holy Spirit can speak to your heart as you ponder some crucial questions – and help bring change...
Posted: 12.20.2016
Wise men saw Jesus’ star in the east (Matthew 2:2). Shepherds in the fields outside the village of Bethlehem saw the brilliant radiance of the Lord’s glory in the night sky (Luke 2:8, 9). John testified that Jesus is the “true Light” (John 1:9). No wonder Christmas celebrations include a multitude of lights! Christmas also involves gift-giving....
Posted: 12.16.2016
Several years ago I had an opportunity to go to Israel. One of my favorite places is the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, the traditional site of Jesus’ birth. This place is special, not only because it attests to the historical birth of Jesus Christ, but also because it testifies to His true identity: "But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah...
Posted: 12.13.2016
Atheists have altered the popular Christian slogan, “Jesus is the reason for the season” to “Christmas is the season for reason.” I have no problem with their modified version because “reason” and evidence are why I put my faith in Jesus Christ. A Wise Decision Without a doubt, Jesus of Nazareth is the most unique individual who ever lived. No one...
Posted: 12.09.2016
Lynne Patton Stewart called the ministry to see if I could visit her ex-husband, Terry (and father to their children, Eric and Kristin) who was in the hospital. He was an atheist and dying of cancer. Entering Terry’s hospital room, I saw a man who was mere skin and bones. After telling him that I was a chaplain and that Lynne had sent me, he...
Posted: 12.06.2016
My most successful season as a high school soccer coach just ended. Our team was not only undefeated in our region, but we won district title and advanced to the state semi-finals. Progressing through the season, my team went through many ups and downs. For instance, although we won the most games in a season in school history, and saw players set...
Posted: 11.29.2016
The Bill Rudge Ministries' "Ultimate Challenge Obstacle Course" is used throughout the summer to provide challenges to such groups as high school sports teams, military personnel, groups preparing for mission trips, and many others.  Not only are these groups challenged physically but also emotionally and spiritually in order to prepare for the...
Posted: 11.22.2016
Key Question:  Why it is important to have a heart of thankfulness? The Apostle Paul tells us in Philippians 4:6, 7 that we are not to be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with THANKSGIVING we are to present our requests to God.  The result of this is that the peace of God, which transcends...
Posted: 11.18.2016
When our gracious God provides us with material blessings, success and leadership positions, the risk of temptation by pride, greed and sexual immorality also increases. Many have fallen away from the Lord during times of prosperity, so let us heed Moses’ warning to the Israelites who were about to enter the Promised Land – When you have eaten...
Posted: 11.15.2016
After a hard workout on the Obstacle Course on a hot August day this summer my 14 year old grandson and I were talking about the Lord and Scripture while resting in two hammocks. He mentioned he had recently read Psalm 84. Verses 11 and 12 state: “No good thing does He [the LORD] withhold from those who walk uprightly. How blessed is the man who...
Posted: 11.11.2016
“Whoever turns a sinner from the error of his way will save him from death.” James 5:20  Is your life impacting this world for Jesus Christ? Are you making a difference in the lives of your family, friends, co-workers and neighbors? Maybe you are wondering how God could ever use “someone like me” to make a difference. Well, the key to...
Posted: 11.08.2016
“Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.” Psalm 150:6   Many of you love to praise the Lord and attend churches that have awesome worship services, and that’s wonderful. But I want to go a little deeper with this concept by asking a few questions. Do you also have a passion to live your life in such a way so as to praise and...
Posted: 11.04.2016
Function of Government What purpose has God ordained for governments? The primary purpose God has ordained for governments is to uphold righteous laws. In essence, government officials are to be ministers of God to promote good and prevent evil: For rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior, but for evil. Do you want to have no fear of...

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