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The Cross:Our Challenge Before a Watching World, Part 2 of 4 (Why the Cross Can Do What Politics Can't)
with Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer from 'Running To Win'

While on earth, Jesus chose to contain His glory and limit His options. And that is the key to how we can bring His message to lost mankind. As we learn why the cross can do what politics cannot, today we will find out how to effectively take the cross into the world.   (click here to read more)

The Six Days of Creation, Part 1
with Dr. Ron Jones from 'Something Good Radio'

Which provides the best and most truthful understanding of our origins: Darwinian evolution or the creation story found in the Bible? Today, Ron continues his powerful series Imago Dei: The Image of God in the Creation Story, based on the early chapters of Genesis.   (click here to read more)

The Prince Of Darkness, Part 2
with Jeff Johnson from 'Sound Doctrine'

As we continue our study called "The Prince Of Darkness," Pastor Jeff warns us not to take evil lightly.  Satan tries to sneak his way in by pretending to be innocent, but we must be vigilant against evil.  Satan seeks to put us in bondage, but God's Word is our surest defense!   (click here to read more)

Leadership Authority For God's Family
with Gil Rugh from 'Sound Words'

Authority for leading God's family comes from the authority of God's Word. God has clearly spoken regarding His intention for the organization and leadership for His church. Elders plural and church singular is the pattern established by God. Men have the responsibility to provide the overall leadership…   (click here to read more)

Today's Articles  from  StudyLight and LiveAsIf

1 Peter....
'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

"Of this salvation the prophets have inquired and searched carefully, who prophesied of the grace that would come to you, searching what, or what manner of time, the Spirit of Christ who was in them was indicating when He testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow. To them…(continue reading article)

A Fish in Hand
'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

  Stay away from the love of money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, “I will never fail you. I will never forsake you.” Heb. 13:5 A small fish caught in a net said to the fisherman, “I am too little to be a good meal. Even if you boil me or roast me – I won’t…(continue reading article)

Experiencing Faith
'Quiet Time' from Kasia Kedzia

The last few weeks have been really busy and heavy. I’ve felt like it’s taken everything in me to just keep going, physically. It’s those times in your life where there is so much going on that you literally can’t think. My brain was so oversaturated that even as I would sit to read, I would immediately…(continue reading article)

Additional Articles

•  MENO* - 2014-04-20
•  qâdhar - 2015-03-28
•  The Peshitta - 2014-04-18
•  Is Gad Jacob's son, a troop, fortune or a pagan deity? - 2007-03-08
•  Does Waiting Upon Almighty God Try Your Patience? - Word from Scotland
•  Whiteout-Blackout - Find the Call

Additional Articles

•  A Walk Through The Future - 'Christ in You...'
•  Jesus the Passover Lamb - Refreshment in Refuge
•  Easter Wonders - Inspiration For You
•  Bible and Quote May 3-7, 2010 - Bible verse and quote
•  Finding Jesus - Point of Reference
•  God With Us - God's Words For US

Additional Articles

•  Winning in Christ Jesus - Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
•  Inspired - 'Winging It
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 26:9 - Like a thorn which falls into the hand of a drunkard, So is a proverb in the mouth of fools.
Words to Ponder
Get Christ and go to heaven. - John Bunyan (1628-88)
Daily Dose
Daily Devotionals  for  March 31

Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"
Heedfulness V. Hypocrisy In Ourselves

If we are not heedful of the way the Spirit of God works in us, we will become spiritual hypocrites. We see where other folks are failing, and we turn our discernment into the gibe of criticism instead of into intercession on their behalf. The revelation is made to us not through the acuteness of our minds, but by the direct…… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"
Morning and Evening for October 2

"The hope which is laid up for you in heaven." - Colossians 1:5 Our hope in Christ for the future is the mainspring and the mainstay of our joy here. It will animate our hearts to think often of heaven, for all that we can desire is promised there. Here we are weary and toilworn, but yonder is the land of…… — (click here to read more)

Daily Light on the Daily Path
Morning / Evening Devotional — March 31

My God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all ... things shall be added unto you. — He that spared not his Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him freely give us all things? — All things are your's: whether Paul or… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"
Presence of Mind

"Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh. For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken."   Proverbs 3:25-26 When God is abroad in judgments, He would not have His people alarmed. He has not come forth to harm but to defend the righteous. He would have them manifest… — (click here to read more)

Voice of the Lord
Devotional for 'Nisan 11'

In the Midrash (traditional commentary) on Ruth 2:14, we read this about the Messiah: "The phrase 'dip your morsel in the vinegar' refers to his sufferings, as it is said, 'But he was wounded for our transgressions'" (Isaiah 53:5). After this statement we find the following interesting comparison: "Rabbi Berekiah said in the name of Rabbi Levi: 'The… — (click here to read more)

Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
God's Sign Language

The ability to communicate is what has made civilization fluorish. Man has the ability to accomplish great things, and has, but those things would have been frustratingly difficult were it not for the ability to communicate with others. A verbal and written language enables us to share ideas and concepts which…… — (click here to read more)

'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes
"Eccentric" Christians

T he man-centered focus that is creeping into today's Church must be resisted at all costs. Such matters as disciplining children, marital problems and establishing proper priorities should be addressed also, but we must be careful that "market forces" do not mold our theology. People may want to know about these issues,…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen
Will

Will - In Greek, this word is thelema. In this particular form, a suffix is added to the base word. That suffix is ma. It indicates a result of the will. The base word is thelo. It is one of the most important words in the Bible. In the New Testament, there are two words for "will". One is thelo…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer
Morning / Evening Devotional — March 31

Men without God suffer alone and die alone in times of war and in other circumstances of life. All alone! But it can never be said that any true soldier of the Cross of Jesus Christ, no man or woman as missionary or messenger of the Truth has ever gone out to a ministry alone! There have been many Christian martyrs, but not one of them was on that… … — (click here to read more)

The Believer's Daily Remembrancer
"I will be with him in trouble." Psalms 91:15

"I will be with him in trouble." Psalms 91:15

SIN is the parent of trouble; all sorrow originated in departing from God. It is generally occasioned by transgression, or sent as a preventive to a greater evil; it may be occasioned by good, for saints are sometimes persecuted for righteousness' sake. It is intended to correct, improve,…

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Christian Headlines  from  The Christian Post

Christian Reformed Church Takes 'Go and See' Attitude on Climate Disruption: Challenges Cornwell Alliance on Kenya

Go and see, he begged us. Go to the Himalayas and Andes, where poor people are being flooded by melting glaciers. Go to the deltas of the Ganges, the Amazon and the Nile, where livelihoods and hopes are being drowned.

Amanda Knox Makes Emotional Statement Hours After Being Cleared of Murder Charge

Italy's highest court has ended Amanda Knox's long, high profile legal saga on Friday, March 27 as it overturned her murder conviction.

'Sherlock' Season 4: Show Co-Creator Says Upcoming Season Will Deal With 'Consequences'

The cast and crew of "Sherlock" has been keeping mum about the show's fourth season for quite some time now, but in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, "Sherlock" co-creator Steven Moffat offered some clues to fans on what to expect when the show comes back.

Karrueche Tran Says 'There's No Making Up Right Now' With Chris Brown

Weeks after Karrueche Tran broke up with Chris Brown after it was revealed that the singer fathered a nine-month old baby girl with an aspiring model named Nia, Tran finally opened up about her failed relationship to Iyanla Vanzant in an Oprah Winfrey Network exclusive interview on Saturday night.

The Legend of Zelda News: 'Zelda' on Wii Not Happening in 2015

Nintendo is not able to keep its promise to release "The Legend of Zelda" on its Wii consoles before the end of 2015. This much was revealed by the game's producer Eiji Aonuma through a video announcement last March 27.

'The Walking Dead' News: Spinoff Series Titled 'Fear The Walking Dead'

The long untitled "Walking Dead" spinoff series has gotten itself a title. It is now officially called "Fear the Walking Dead," according to a report in Forbes. Aside from a title, the new series also aired its first trailer after the season five finale of "The Walking Dead."

'Transformers' Cinematic Universe in the Works

Paramount Pictures has big plans for the "Transformers" franchise. Beyond plans for more film sequels, Paramount wants to create a "Transformers" Cinematic Universe, much like the one created by Marvel. The company is negotiating to get the help of Akiva Goldsman, writer of "A Beautiful Mind" to put their plan into action.

NFL's Benjamin Watson Praises God for His Family, Shares Photos of Infant Son on His 2nd Birthday

Outspoken Christian NFL player Benjamin Watson recently posted photos of his infant son on Facebook and remarked about how every time he thinks of his son, he's reminded of how deserving God is to receive the utmost highest praise from believers.

Roma Downey, Mark Burnett Underline Women's Roles in the Church and the Ongoing Persecution of Christians in 'A.D. - The Bible Continues'

Roma Downey and Mark Burnett are bringing women in the Bible to life while shedding light on the persecution of Christians both past and present with "A.D. - The Bible Continues."

Evangelicals Dominate the Fastest Growing UMC Churches; Will They Make a Difference?

Len Wilson helpfully took the time to compile a list of the 25 fastest-growing large U.S. United Methodist congregations.

'Better Call Saul' Season Finale News: Vince Gilligan Talks Show's Future, Co-Creator Teases Season Finale

Things are definitely getting more exciting as the first season of AMC's hugely-popular TV show series "Better Call Saul" continues with this week's penultimate episode titled "Pimento." And just like its parent show "Breaking Bad," Bob Odenkirk's prequel story of the criminal attorney, Saul Goodman, just keeps getting better as it nears its season's culmination.

Homeless Veteran Claims 'Well-Known' Christian Seattle Seahawks Player 'Belittled' Him Then Offered Him $20 Which He Refused

A 58-year-old homeless veteran traveling through Washington state with his dog called "Legacy" has reportedly alleged that a well-known Christian player from the NFL's Seattle Seahawks "belittled" him for being homeless in front of four other players and then tried to offer him $20, which he rejected.

'Castle' Season 7 News, Spoilers: Beckett and Castle Tackle Case of Murdered Personal-Injury Attorney

ABC's hit police procedural TV drama series "Castle" continues this week with an episode that will tackle on the murder of a certain personal-injury attorney. Meanwhile, talks about the show's season 8 remains in "limbo."

Al-Shabaab Releases ISIS-Style Mass Execution Video Showing Somali Civilians Being Shot to Death While Swimming in the Ocean

The al-Shabaab terrorist group in Somalia has released a new ISIS-style execution video purporting to show the execution of a group of male Somali civilians who were forced into the sea to swim for their lives and fatally gunned down by a firing squad of militants using machine guns.

'Bates Motel' Season 3 News, Spoilers: Freddie Highmore Talks Norman's Evolution Into Adulthood

More doses of intrigue and creepiness are to be expected as the hit thriller drama TV series "Bates Motel" continues on its third season this week.

'Continuum' Season 4 News, Details: Show's Upcoming Chapter Gets Premiere Airing Date

Filming for the highly anticipated installment of the hit science fiction TV drama series "Continuum" is reported to have already begun and is expected to wrap up within a month's time for its slated airing date.

David Duchovny Dishes About the New 'X-Files' Revival Series

Following last week's announcement that Fox has already given the needed green-light for the revival of the 90's phenomenal sci-fi TV series "The X-Files," the internet once again took off when more information about the upcoming revival show was served by none other than its lead star, David Duchovny.

Apple's CEO Tim Cook Is the 'Scary' One, Not Indiana's Religious Freedom Law

Apple CEO Tim Cook has taken to the Washington Post to tell the nation that, in the words of the headline, "Pro-discrimination 'religious freedom' laws are dangerous."

Andreas Lubitz's Pastor Speaks Out, Offers Support for Lubitz Family and Community

The pastor of the Lutheran church attended by former Germanwings pilot Andreas Lubitz spoke out to say that he fully supports the family and stands by him despite the accusations that he purposely caused the plane he was co-piloting to crash, killing 150 people on March 24.

Bill Maher Criticizes 'Deeply Stupid' Far-Left After Elton John, LGBT Activists Call for Boycott of Dolce & Gabbana

HBO host Bill Maher is criticizing what he calls the "deeply stupid" far-left for attacking itself on several occasions. As an example he cited Elton John and LGBT activists calling for a boycott of Italian designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana's luxury fashion line because of their beliefs supporting the traditional family.

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