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Hope For Hurting Hearts - II
with Dr. Dobson from 'Family Talk Weekends'

2 Corinthians chapter 1 calls the Lord “the God of all comfort,” and tells us to pass on that same comfort to others. Hear from a man doing just that! Pastor Greg Laurie discusses a film project that was born out of the pain he endured, and created to bring hope to hurting hearts. It’s…   (click here to read more)

April 19, 2014
with John Fuller from 'Focus on the Family Weekend Magazine'

Coming up this weekend from Focus on the Family, solving the “mystery” of the missing Jesus!  Some great parenting advice from listeners like you!  And why celebrating Easter is an important part of faith!  We’ll have all that and more on the next Weekend…   (click here to read more)

Resurrection: The Key to Everything
with John MacArthur from 'Grace to You Weekend'

This weekend, many folks will gather to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ — all the while actually missing the meaning of this decisive moment in history. To make sure you know the significance of the resurrection — the crucial importance of the Easter holiday   (click here to read more)

Teens and Social Media
with Mark Gregston from 'Parenting Today's Teens Weekend'

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram. As social media continues to expand at a rapid pace, parents are finding it harder and harder to keep track of what their kids are doing online. Today on Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston answers questions from moms and dads about monitoring…   (click here to read more)

Avoiding Counterfeit Violins, Part 1
with Dr. Stephen Davey from 'Wisdom for the Heart Weekend'

You know why bankers are so good at discerning counterfeit money? Because they spend so much time handling real money.  And that’s a practice we as Christians need to implement when it comes to Truth.   (click here to read more)

Today's Articles  from  StudyLight and LiveAsIf

To Know and Be Known
'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

For now we see indistinctly, as in a mirror, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I will know fully, as I am fully known. Now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love. - 1 Corinthians 13:12-13 HCSB There used to be a television program called "Cheers"…(continue reading article)

Everyone Who Has This Hope (1 John 3.3)
'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

Hope speaks of the future. Hope speaks optimistically. Hope is always positive. “Hope that is seen is not hope.” (Romans 8.24b). Hope is not passive. Hope is founded on or in something other than oneself. “Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!…(continue reading article)

The End Of Grace
''Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs

There is a limit to the time allotted for humanity to repent, believe and yield to the changing power and striving of the Holy Spirit; to believe, overcome, and receive eternal life. "My Spirit will NOT ALWAYS strive with man..." (Genesis 6:3) Truly, "time changes everything".as the song goes. As Solomon…(continue reading article)

He Upped the Ante
'Find the Call' from Andy Castro

Sometimes I think the way Jesus presented His messages was a little unusual, . He would say these wonderful truths, then seemingly change the subject in a moments notice. For instance, the famous sermon on the mount in Matthew 5. Jesus starts out with the “Blessed are they” speech. It’s basically…(continue reading article)

Additional Articles

•  MENO* - 2014-04-20
•  Hâlakh - 2014-04-19
•  The Peshitta - 2014-04-18
•  Is Gad Jacob's son, a troop, fortune or a pagan deity? - 2007-03-08
•  The Power of our Tongues - Inspiration For You
•   Identifying Sin - Point of Reference

Additional Articles

•  Bible and Quote April 7-11, 2014 - Bible verse and quote
•  Every Knee, Every Tongue - God's Words For US
•  Money or the Will of God? - Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
•  Why Be Good? - 'Winging It
•  Infighting - Quiet Time
•  Jesus Christ Fulfils These Prophetic Words of Isaiah - Word from Scotland
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 27:4 - Wrath is fierce and anger is a flood, But who can stand before jealousy?
Words to Ponder
At the entrance to that straight gate there is a notice that says: 'Leave yourself outside'. - Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981)
Daily Dose
Daily Devotionals  for  April 20

Daily Light on the Daily Path
Morning / Evening Devotional — April 20

There shall cleave nought of the cursed thing to thine hand. Come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing. — Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul. — Hating even the garment spotted by the flesh. Beloved, now are we the… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"
By Faith Not Feeling

"The just shall live by faith."   Romans 1:17 I shall not die, I can, I do, believe in the LORD my God, and this faith will keep me alive. I would be numbered among those who in their lives are just; but even if I were perfect I would not try to live by my righteousness; I would cling to the work of the LORD Jesus and still live by faith in Him and by… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"
Morning and Evening for September 12

"God is jealous." - Nahum 1:2 Your Lord is very jealous of your love, O believer. Did he choose you? He cannot bear that you should choose another. Did he buy you with his own blood? He cannot endure that you should think that you are your own, or that you belong to this world. He loved you with such a love…… — (click here to read more)

Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"
Can A Saint Slander God?

Jesus told the parable of the talents recorded in Matthew 25 as a warning that it is possible for us to misjudge our capacity. This parable has not to do with natural gifts, but with the Pentecostal gift of the Holy Ghost. We must not measure our spiritual capacity by education or by intellect; our capacity in spiritual…… — (click here to read more)

Voice of the Lord
Devotional for 'Nisan 20'

On the Shabbat (Sabbath) that occurs during the week of Passover, the Haftarah (portion from the Prophets) that is read in the synagogue is Ezekiel 37:1-14. In spite of the fact that there were numerous suitable Scriptures to choose from, the ancient sages of Israel picked one that especially expresses the heart of Passover. Though many things come to mind… — (click here to read more)

Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
Who's Number One?

The college football season is winding down rapidly. Just three weeks of college football left before the most whacked up method of choosing a national champion in a major sport will take place. The pollsters will determine who's number one in college football just in time for post season bowl games to be determined…… — (click here to read more)

'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes
"No condemnation now I dread"

We saw yesterday that the phenomenon of catharsis comes about not simply through telling someone else our troubles, but when that other person is a warm, accepting and understanding individual. Psychologists believe the explanation for this to be the fact that the warm, accepting manner of the helper is so directly opposite…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Parable - We have transliterated this word into English. That means we have brought the word into our language in its phonetic form without translating its meaning into our English words. That's OK; we have done this with lots of words. But in this case, we miss the simplicity of the word. Parable in Greek is the…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer
Morning / Evening Devotional — April 20

Too many Christian leaders, acting like enthusiastic promoters, are teaching that the essence of faith is this: "Come to Jesus-it will cost you nothing!" The price has all been paid - "it will cost you nothing!" Brethren, that is a dangerous half-truth. There is always a price connected with salvation and with discipleship. God's… … — (click here to read more)

The Believer's Daily Remembrancer
"Christ hath made us free." Galatians 5:1

"Christ hath made us free." Galatians 5:1

WE were once the slaves of sin, Satan, and the world; we were under the law as a covenant of life; but Jesus has made us free. We are now delivered from the law, and are under grace. We are dead to sin, and are justified from it. We are delivered from Satan, and are at war with him. We overcome…

… — (click here to read more)

Christian Headlines  from  The Christian Post

Mad Men Season 7 Episode 2 Live Stream Free, AMC TV Start Time: Watch New Episode 'A Day's Work' Online (Preview Video)

Mad Men Season 7 Episode 2 will air on Sunday night and fans of the hit show will not want to miss this one after last week's dramatic Season 7 premiere.

Chicago Bulls vs Washington Wizards Live Stream Free: Watch NBA 2014 Playoffs Game 1 Online (TNT TV Start Time)

The Chicago Bulls and the Washington Wizards will come together in Game 1 of their Round 1 NBA 2014 Playoffs series on Sunday night. This match up is a hard one to call and both teams finished the regular season among the most impressive defensively.

Dallas Mavericks vs San Antonio Spurs Live Stream Free: Watch NBA 2014 Playoffs Game 1 Online (TNT TV Schedule)

The Dallas Mavericks and the San Antonio Spurs will play in the NBA 2014 Playoffs on Sunday. This game 1 of the Round 1 series will be an immense tie and one of the biggest match ups in the first round of this season's postseason.

Miami Heat vs Charlotte Bobcats Live Stream Free: Watch NBA 2014 Playoffs Online (ABC TV Start Time, Schedule)

Miami Heat vs Charlotte Bobcats takes place in the NBA 2014 Playoffs on Sunday. This will be Game 1 of their Eastern Conference Round 1 series, and the Heat will be big favorites to progress to the next round.

Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao Live Stream Free: Watch Spanish La Liga Football Online (Start Time, Game Preview)

Barcelona will play Athletic Bilbao on Sunday in the Spanish La Liga, as the Catalan side look to maintain pressure on Atletico Madrid in the race for the title.

Game of Thrones Season 4 Episode 3 Live Stream Free: Watch HBO Go 'Breaker of Chains' Online (Start Time, TV Schedule, Preview Video)

Game of Thrones Season 4 Episode 3 will air on Sunday night, with fans still on the edge of their seats from the dramatic opening two episodes. There are no signs that the excitement will stop anytime soon, and Episode 3, titled "Breaker of Chains" promises to be another tense episode.

Colo. Rally Celebrates Marijuana Legalization; Seeks More Freedom

For some people in Colorado, the Easter weekend is a time for celebrating legalization of marijuana as well as seeking more freedom. In Denver, pot supporters are holding a rally which they hope would be "the biggest rally in history, and arguably … most important."

Roma Downey Hopes 'Son of God' and 'The Bible' Become Staple Easter Season Films

Actress and producer Roma Downey hopes that "The Bible" mini-series and the film "Son of God" that she produced along with her husband, Mark Burnett, will become favorite films for Christians during the Easter season, just as "The Ten Commandments" and "The Greatest Story Ever Told" are staple annual films.

Resurrection of Christ is Culmination of the Gospel, Pope Francis Says

Pope Francis celebrated Easter with more than 150,000 people in the Vatican on Sunday, and said in his message that the Resurrection of Christ is "the culmination of the Gospel." The pontiff also prayed for peace in Ukraine and Syria.

Nick Vujicic, Limbless Evangelist, Tells Teens to 'Stand Strong' in Face of Bullying in New Book

Nick Vujicic, a Christian evangelist born without limbs who has inspired millions around the globe with his story of faith and perseverance, is using his new book, "Standing Strong," to speak to the 3.2 million U.S. teens, and countless others around the globe, who say they have been bullied.

'Heaven is For Real': Near Death Experiences Cause for Much Speculation

Near death experiences may be the cause for much speculation. However, the resurrection of Jesus, certainly the most attested historical event in human history, is proof there is life beyond the grave. What is more, it is a promise – a promise of the believer's own resurrection – a promise of eternal unspeakable joy for those who believe in Christ and follow Him all the way to the end.

I Was There: My Easter Experience

As we walked through ancient Jerusalem I was enamored by much of what I saw but I was waiting for the ultimate site. Finally our trip leader brought us to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre built on the site where Jesus was crucified, buried and rose again. It was the middle of the afternoon on a Tuesday and the place was packed with people. For those who question the impact or future of Christianity you could never doubt it on that day. The numbers of people, of Christian pilgrims simply added to the experience for me.

The Agony of Betrayal: An Easter Message

My friends, it's hard to not focus on the pain He endured for us. But, as we look at this Easter, I want you to consider another way Jesus was made to suffer in the moments before His crucifixion. Consider the emotional pain Christ endured as those who were closest to Him turned their backs.

T.W. Shannon: A Rising Black Republican Star

In January of 2013 T.W. Shannon established two milestones. He became the first black speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives. And, at the age of 34, he became Oklahoma's youngest House speaker in history. Also noteworthy is that this young black American is a Republican.

Sandra Oh, Dr. Cristina Yang, Leaving Grey's Anatomy, Shooting Season 10 Final Scenes

Sandra Oh, best known for playing Dr. Cristina Yang is leaving Grey's Anatomy and is shooting her final scenes as the show heads towards a dramatic Season 10 finale.

6 Leadership Tasks for Easter

This coming Sunday, Christians around the world will celebrate Easter – perhaps better understood as "Resurrection Sunday." Some believers will celebrate with meals and family get-togethers. Some will gather with the largest church crowds they've seen all year; others will join small groups to rejoice quietly in places where gathering is life threatening.

Robert Jeffress Shares 'The Passion and the Promise' of Jesus Christ

Pastor Robert Jeffress, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas, is preaching his Easter message on the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ in a sermon titled, "Jesus: The Passion and the Promise." As a guest on Alan Colmes' Fox News radio program earlier this week, he was asked this question: "Which is more important to you? The death of Jesus or the resurrection of Jesus?"

Captain of Sunken South Korean Ferry Arrested as 273 Students Remain Missing

The 69-year-old captain and two crew members of a South Korean ferry that capsized earlier this week were arrested Saturday even as 273 people – mostly high school children aged 16 and 17 – remained missing and at least 30 others had been confirmed dead. The school's vice principal committed suicide out of guilt.

Pastors Nationwide Deliver Easter Message That Includes the Resurrection as Linchpin of Christian Faith

From the orthodox to the charismatic, from small chapels to megachurches, from brick and mortar to digital, pastors nationwide are leading believers and seekers in Easter worship services with the central Christian message – Jesus Christ, God's only begotten son, died on the cross and rose on the third day for the salvation of those who believe in Him.

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Lectionary Calendar
Sunday, April 20th, 2014
Easter Sunday
Today in Christian History
Birth of David Brainerd, colonial American missionary to the Indians of New England. Following his premature death from tuberculosis at 29, Brainerd's journal (published in 1649 by the Jonathan Edwards) influenced hundreds to become missionaries after him.
Daily Reading Plan
Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
Deuteronomy 33-34; Job 20; Acts 8:1-25:
This is the blessing that Moses the man of God pronounced on the Israelites before his death.He said: “The came from Sinai and dawned over them from Seir; he shone forth from Mount Paran. He came withmyriads of holy ones from the south, from his mountain slopes.Surely it is you who love the people; all the holy ones are in your hand. At your feet they all bow down, and from you receive instruction,the law that Moses gave…
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