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Chip Ingram

The Peace and Power of a Prioritized Life, Part 1
with Chip Ingram from 'Living on the Edge'

Would you like to make this the best year of your life - no matter what happens with the economy, on your job, or even your health?  It is possible! Chip explores how to balance the demands of life and prioritize the activities and relationships that matter most to you.   (click here to read more)

Adrian Rogers

Why I Believe in Jesus
with Adrian Rogers from 'Love Worth Finding'

People put their faith in all kinds of things. Where is yours? Adrian Rogers explains how without Christ your heart and your life will still be empty.   (click here to read more)

Dick Woodward

Spiritual Values
with Dick Woodward from 'ICM's Mini Bible College'

One of the reasons people have so many problems is that they do not have the right values. Disciples who have the right attitudes within them are living with the right values. That is why they can have a salt and light influence in the world; their priorities are based on eternity and not on earthly…   (click here to read more)

Steve Arterburn

New Life Live: June 10, 2016
with Steve Arterburn from 'New Life Live!'

Caller Questions: I am 23yo engaged to an older man with 15yo kids; how do I convince my family I know what I am doing?  How do I forgive my husband for having an affair with my coworker and leaving me with the bills? Why does your Lose It for Life workshop work for…   (click here to read more)

Dr. Robert Jeffress

Granting the Gift of Forgiveness, Part 1
with Dr. Robert Jeffress from 'Pathway to Victory'

When Joseph was seventeen years old, his brothers sold him into slavery in Egypt. But twenty years later, after working as a servant in an Egyptian household and serving time in prison for a crime he never committed, he still chose to forgive. Today on Pathway to Victory, Dr. Robert Jeffress draws practical…   (click here to read more)

Today's Articles  from  StudyLight and LiveAsIf

To Have or To Be
'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

All that my eyes desired, I did not deny them. I did not refuse myself any pleasure, for I took pleasure in all my struggles. This was my reward for all my struggles. When I considered all that I had accomplished and what I had labored to achieve, I found everything to be futile and a pursuit of the wind. There was…(continue reading article)

The Love of the Truth (17 of TBD)
'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

The expression, The Love of the Truth can be seen in at least two different ways. Grammatically, it could mean the love for the truth, or it could just as easily mean the love which the truth produces. It is this writer’s opinion that the latter meaning is the one that Paul intended when…(continue reading article)

Additional Articles

•  MENO* - 2014-04-20
•  lâqach - 2015-06-20
•  The Peshitta - 2014-04-18
•  Is Gad Jacob's son, a troop, fortune or a pagan deity? - 2007-03-08
•  Death in the Garden - Find the Call
•  Never Alone - 'Christ in You...'

Additional Articles

•  Call it what it is - Refreshment in Refuge
•  Laugh Hard, Laugh Often - Inspiration For You
•  Bible and Quote Jan 31 - Feb 4, 2011 - Bible verse and quote
•  Submission/Surrender - God's Words For US
•  The Simple Yet Hard Truth - Point of Reference
•  The Marathon - Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

Additional Articles

•  American Christianity - 'Winging It
•  The Courage to Love - Quiet Time
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 17:21 - He who sires a fool does so to his sorrow, And the father of a fool has no joy.
Words to Ponder
Prayer is not a mere habit, riveted by custom and memory, something which must be gone through with, its value depending on the decency and perfection of the performance. Prayer is not a duty which must be performed, to ease obligation and to quiet conscience. Prayer is not mere privilege, a sacred indulgence to be taken advantage of, at leisure, at pleasure, at will, and no serious loss attending its omission. Prayer is a solemn service due to God, an adoration, a worship, an approach to God for some request, the presenting of some desire, the expression of some need to him, who supplies all need, and who satisfies all desires; who, as a Father, finds his greatest pleasure in relieving the wants and granting the desires of his children. Prayer is the child's request, not to the winds nor to the world, but to the Father. Prayer is the outstretched arms of the child for the Father's help. Prayer is the child's cry calling to the Father's ear, the Father's heart, and to the Father's ability, which the Father is to hear, the Father is to feel, and which the Father is to relieve. Prayer is the seeking of God's great and greatest good, which will not come if we do not pray. - E.M. Bounds (1835-1913)
Daily Dose
Daily Toon
Daily Devotionals  for  August 30

Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"
Am I Convinced By Christ?

Jesus Christ says, in effect, Don't rejoice in successful service, but rejoice because you are rightly related to Me. The snare in Christian work is to rejoice in successful service, to rejoice in the fact that God has used you. You never can measure what God will do through you if you are rightly related to Jesus Christ.…… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"
Morning and Evening for May 3

"In the world ye shall have tribulation." - John 16:33 Art thou asking the reason of this, believer? Look upward to thy heavenly Father, and behold him pure and holy. Dost thou know that thou art one day to be like him? Wilt thou easily be conformed to his image? Wilt thou not require much refining in the…… — (click here to read more)

Daily Light on the Daily Path
Morning / Evening Devotional — August 30

The king held out ... the golden sceptre. So Esther drew near, and touched the top of the sceptre. It shall come to pass, when he crieth unto me, that I will hear; for I am gracious. We have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. Herein is our love made perfect, that we… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"
Solace, Security, Satisfaction

"Although my house be not so with God; yet He hath made with me an Everlasting Covenant, ordered in all things, and sure: for this is all my salvation, and all my desire, although He make it not to grow."   2 Samuel 23:5 This is not so much one promise as an aggregate of promises — a box of pearls. The covenant is the ark which contains all… — (click here to read more)

Voice of the Lord
Devotional for 'Av 26'

Measure with exacting justice, and you will be measured that way, too. As Shlomo HaMelech (King Solomon) put it, "So don't be overly righteous or overly wise; why should you disappoint yourself?" (Ecclesiastes 7:16) compassion to someone I have already… — (click here to read more)

Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
A Fitting Send-off

As many of you open this column and read it this morning you may be doing so while golf history is taking place across the ocean. This morning Jack Nicklaus may well play his final round of competitive golf on the venue that has long been golf's hallowed ground; The Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland. The round…… — (click here to read more)

'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes
What's Scarce?

Wisdom was something very important to Solomon. It was this that he prayed for when God said to him: 'Ask for whatever you want me to give you' (1 Kings 3:5). In addition, Solomon had set out to discover all he could about earthly wisdom. When he put all his findings together, he concluded human wisdom was not all…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen
Not ashamed

Not ashamed - The Greek words are ouk and epaischunomai. Paul uses the word ouk for "not". This word is very strong. It means "absolutely not" or "under no circumstances". The other word is the combination of epi (upon) and aischuno (to shame or be put to shame). The important aspect…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer
Morning / Evening Devotional — August 30

There comes a time when the true believer must take his stand on the oath and covenant of God and refuse to be shaken. He must lift high his happy affirmation, not in arrogance, but in faith and in deep humility. Perhaps his declaration of independence will go something like this: I am not yet perfect, but I thank God and my Lord Jesus Christ… … — (click here to read more)

The Believer's Daily Remembrancer
"He will not always chide." Psalms 103:9

"He will not always chide." Psalms 103:9

IF we sin, our heavenly Father will correct us, in order to reclaim us; His strokes often fall heavy, and the effects remain for a long time. But He will not always chide; when we repent and confess, He pardons and restores. His anger is but for a moment; but His mercy is everlasting. He loves…

… — (click here to read more)

Christian Headlines  from  The Christian Post

'Fear the Walking Dead' Update: "Los Muertos" Recap; "Do Not Disturb" Spoilers

The latest episode of "Fear he Walking Dead" entitled 'Los Muertos', features Nick's life in the new colony and Madison, Strand, and the other's survival in an abandoned hotel.

'Stranger Things' News: Show To Run Longer After The Second Season; Duffer Brothers Already Plan the Ending

"Stranger Things" has not announced any official release of a second season yet there are already reports that it will be more than just Season 2.

Joyce Meyer Honors Husband on 'Love Your Spouse' Facebook Challenge

Joyce Meyer joined the Love Your Spouse Facebook challenge on Saturday and has committed to set aside some time every day to honor her husband of 49 years, Dave Meyer.

Beyonce Flashes 'God Is God, I am Not' Sign During 2016 MTV VMA's Performance

Beyonce took over the VMA stage in Madison Square Garden Sunday night with a 15-minute medley of her album, "Lemonade." During the performance, the pop superstar took viewers along an artistic display of heartache and betrayal while featuring Christian language and symbolism.

Texas Seminary First in Nation to Require Students to Complete Sexual Abuse Awareness Training

Students pursuing a ministry degree at an evangelical seminary in Texas are now required to complete sexual abuse awareness training as part of their education.

Dwyane Wade's Aunt Thanks God for Brief Life of Slain Daughter Killed Walking Baby in Chicago's South Side

The shooting death of NBA star Dwayne Wade's cousin has grabbed the attention of Chicago's South Side. Despite the tragedy, Wade's aunt is thankful to God for the brief life of her slain daughter.

Trump VP Pick Mike Pence Met With Protests, Poor Attendance at Evangelical Virginia College

Republican vice presidential hopeful Mike Pence was met with protests at a Christian college in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Pastor David E Taylor Claims He Raised Woman From Dead Through Facebook Message

Controversial Pastor David E. Taylor of Joshua Media Ministries International in Florissant, Missouri, claimed last Thursday that he raised a woman from the dead through a message sent to her on Facebook.

Asia Bibi's Daughters Tortured for Trying to Save Mother From Muslim Attackers, Father Says

Two daughters of Asia Bibi, a Christian mother of five who was sentenced to death in 2010 on accusations of blasphemy, say a mob of Islamist fanatics tortured them because of the allegation against their mother.

Radicalized Teenage Girl Indicted on ISIS Terror Charges in Germany After Stabbing Police Officer

A 16-year-old German-Moroccan girl was indicted by a German court on Monday on charges of attempted murder and supporting the Islamic State terror group, after she stabbed a police officer in Hannover.

Cristiano Ronaldo Net Worth: Soccer Superstar's Endorsements, Sponsorships Include Nike, Coca-Cola, Samsung

Cristiano Ronaldo has a net worth of $375 million, was named the highest-paid athlete in 2016 and had a total of $32 million earnings from endorsements.

GoPro Hero 5 Rumors and Release Date: Karma Drone Compatibility, Voice Commands, Leaked Photos and GoPro Plus Coming with Action Cam

The leaked GoPro Hero 5 User Manual has offered a lot of interesting new additions to the GoPro. This includes voice command, which promises to make using GoPro even easier. Let's look at some of the latest GoPro Hero 5 rumors.

'The Night Of' Season 1 Updates: Episode 8 Recap "The Call of the Wild"-- Satisfying Ending But Left Fans Hanging; Will There Be A Season 2?

"The Night Of" Season 1 Episode 8 ends Naz's courtroom drama, with fans hanging on the sidelines. The possibility of Season 2 still unclear.

Microsoft Surface Pro 5 News and Release Date: Rumor Mill Boasts RAM, Display Upgrades; Specs and Price Details

Microsoft is not giving away much details on Surface Pro 5, but the rumor mill is abuzz.

Pastor, Married Father of 2 Fatally Shoots Self After Weeklong Vacation

Lawrence "Larry" DeLong, a former Navy chaplain and pastor of one of the largest churches in Green Valley, Arizona, who could never recall a time in his youth when he "didn't feel God's presence all around me," was found dead by family members last Friday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Target's 10 Percent Discount a 'Desperate' Move Amid Worst Sales in 2 Years, Says AFA

The American Family Association called Target's nationwide 10 percent discount on everything in its stores a "desperate" promotion as the retail giant faces a continued boycott over its bathroom policies amid declining sales.

'General Hospital' August 29-September 2 Spoilers: Serial Killer Strikes Again During A Blackout; Angel of Death's Identity Will Be Knownn

According to "General Hospital" spoilers for the week of August 29, the serial killer will strike again during a blackout at the hospital. The identity of the angel of death will be revealed this week. Liz and Hayden are involved in a slap fest because of the diamonds in Liz's possession.

Driven by Pro-Life Beliefs, Missionary in Thailand Shares True Love With Sex Trafficking Victims

In a nation where women and children are sold for sexual exploitation, one mother and her family have become agents of change -- living out a message of unconditional love.

Colin Kaepernick: Sitting During National Anthem Is Courageous, but Misguided

Dear Colin,You're obviously getting a ton of responses to your decision to sit during the national anthem, both negative and positive, but as I just read that you intend to continue to sit during the singing of the anthem, I felt your actions and comment deserve yet another response.

Mother Teresa 'Saw Visions, Received Instructions From Jesus,' Priest Reveals Ahead of Sainthood

A Roman Catholic priest who was friends with Mother Teresa for over 30 years has spoken on the alleged visions and direct instructions from Jesus Christ that the nun received during her life and service, noting that the soon-to-be saint promised to continue to bring souls to God from Heaven.

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Lectionary Calendar
Tuesday, August 30th, 2016
the Week of Proper 17 / Ordinary 22
Today in Christian History
Anglican clergyman and hymnwriter John Newton wrote in a letter: 'The exercised and experienced Christian, by the knowledge he has gained of his own heart and the many difficulties he has had to struggle with, acquires a skill and compassion in dealing with others.
Daily Reading Plan
Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
2 Chronicles 2:17-5:1; Malachi 1:1-2:9; John 8:21-47:
Solomon took a census of all the foreigners residing in Israel, after the census his father David had taken; and they were found to be 153,600.He assigned 70,000 of them to be carriers and 80,000 to be stonecutters in the hills, with 3,600 foremen over them to keep the people working.Then Solomon began to build the temple of the in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah, where the had appeared to his father David. It was on the threshing floor of Araunahthe…
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