Living Truth for Today

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...
Posted: 11.01.2016
This past presidential election left many Christians feeling overwhelmed. Not only were they divided over whom to vote for, many did not even know if they should vote at all. Due to this confusion, I would like to provide a basic understanding about what the Bible teaches on the topic of government. Specifically, I will discuss God's role in the...
Posted: 10.18.2016
America, America you were so very blessed. You loved the Lord, and His truth you once professed. You honored His Word and blessed His name, but now you put them both to shame. You were respected by allies and feared by foes; a once free country, you now face many woes. Of all the nations, God made you the very best, but now your name, is oft’ said...
Posted: 10.07.2016
The senseless violence and unrestrained wickedness in our society reflects the glaring truth that evil exists. Satan, the powerful being described in the Bible, reveals himself as seeking to destroy God’s highest creation – human beings. He is the motivating influence for many of the atrocities humans commit against each other and for self-...
Posted: 09.13.2016
The greatest battles we often face will occur the moment we step out in faith. Consider Nehemiah who stepped out in faith when he asked the Persian King for permission to go and rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. While being commissioned by the king to complete this task, we find that Nehemiah’s act of faith and trust in God came with challenges. For...
Posted: 09.06.2016
Writing to Christians who were facing persecution under Roman emperor Nero, the Apostle Peter reminded them that trials are a way to test the genuineness of their faith: “These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your...
Posted: 08.30.2016
Persecution and martyrdom of Christians has occurred for centuries in many countries, yet many believe that America is exempt. During the 1970s and 1980s when the church seemed so strong in the U.S., everybody thought it could never happen here. Nevertheless, in an endeavor to prepare the Body of Christ for what God’s Word and Spirit revealed – I...
Posted: 08.23.2016
The PDF is an Overview of Revelation, A Quick Guide to Chapter Highlights, written and compiled by Bill and BJ Rudge.
Posted: 08.09.2016
While there are some who abuse authority, the majority of police officers should be commended for their dedication and sacrifices. All lives matter, including police officers. The senseless tragedy of police officers being ambushed and shot is a trend that, if not reversed, will undermine the very law enforcement system of America and lead to...
Posted: 08.02.2016
It could well be that the upcoming presidential election will be lost by the one whose tongue causes them the most problems. One candidate appears to have a problem with lying while the other seems to have a problem with bragging and speaking foolish words. They both need to heed the advice of Scripture concerning the tongue to help them avoid...
Posted: 07.12.2016
There is assuredly a day coming when: The materialistic person will find no pleasure in all their possessions. The sexually promiscuous person will realize how unappealing and unsatisfying – downright repulsive – were the fleeting pleasures they so passionately pursued. The adulterer and pornographer...
Posted: 07.01.2016
Churches in bars, drinking and getting tattoos to raise money, ESPN sports center entertainment, a nearly naked cowboy dancing, modern rock songs as part of worship, Star Wars characters on stage – yes, this is just a sampling of the many efforts taken by churches today to make Christianity relevant to our modern culture. Church growth experts...
Posted: 06.24.2016
A friend of mine has been struggling with drug addiction. His life is a constant cycle of trying to find his next fix. This pattern is repeated over and over as he looks for a new and better fix to give him another temporary high. Just like my friend’s physical addiction, there are those who struggle with spiritual addiction. In a continual effort...
Posted: 06.10.2016
For my Bible study today, I was reading Luke, chapter 21. In this chapter, Jesus references the future destruction of the temple in Jerusalem. The disciples then respond by asking Jesus two questions:  “Teacher, but when will these things be? And what sign will there be when these things are about to take place?” Jesus then responds by not only...
Posted: 05.31.2016
About a hundred people were gathered outside a witch doctor’s hut in Haiti in a voodoo village. We formed a large circle and were about to pray when one woman became very agitated. “You didn’t bring us food and clothing!” she cried out in Creole. Having nothing left since we had already given away the food and clothes my team had, I responded...
Posted: 05.20.2016
Terrorists will not overcome the world (as many fear) but will be defeated. The war on terrorism is actually a catalyst moving us toward the establishment of a one-world regime seeking dominance over every person on this planet. A global coalition, eventually led by the prophesied Antichrist, will ultimately...
Posted: 05.02.2016
I have never met anyone who, facing death, regretted committing their life to Jesus Christ. But I have met many people who, as they lay dying, wished they had accepted Jesus earlier or had served Him more faithfully. I have never met anyone who, as they got older, regretted having lived a disciplined life of health and nutrition. But I have...

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