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Acceptable Unto the Lord
with Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones from 'From the MLJ Archive'

Ephesians 5:8-10

The fruit of the Christian life; the words 'goodness' and 'righteousness' examined; a good man is a balanced man; righteousness brings in legal notions and conceptions; no righteousness without godliness; the truth of God revealed in the life of the Christian; the people of…   (click here to read more)

GOP Losing Evangelical Base - Conservatives Losing Serious Ground
with Kevin Swanson from 'Generations Radio'

At the present rate of decline, the evangelical base will dwindle to nothing in another 18-22 years. Kentucky has lost 11% in just the last 6 years! The decline of faith will result in the decline of freedom and the rise of liberal tyranny. Kevin Swanson points to the marks of the decline, including…   (click here to read more)

Abiding in the Vine, Part 1
with John MacArthur from 'Grace to You'

It’s a command you’ve heard before...given to every believer...abide in Christ. But how do you do that? What does abiding look like practically? And what does it mean when you don’t abide in Him?   (click here to read more)

The Pleasures of Passing God's Exams, Part 2
with Chuck Swindoll from 'Insight for Living'

Too many people have lost their joy and are suffering a chronic case of the “woe-is-me” syndrome. They’ve either forgotten or never learned that amidst the desert-like sadness, sorrow, tragedy, and grief of life, God has planted beautiful oases of joy, peace, celebration, and laughter.…   (click here to read more)

Christian Asia Bibi Appealing Pakistani Execution
with Jay Sekulow from 'Jay Sekulow Live!'

Jay, David and Thann are joined by Bishop Mark Kariuki from the EACLJ.   (click here to read more)

Today's Articles  from  StudyLight and LiveAsIf

A Good Thing
'Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley

"Rain, rain, go away. Come again some other day. Little Susie wants to play." Or Johnny, or Billy or Cathy. Or the Northeast. States that don't normally get pounded by rain have been heavily hit in recent days. Massachusetts has been deluged. The images are those that one does not normally see coming out of…(continue reading article)

Returning to Ancient Paths
'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

 Were they ashamed when they acted so abhorrently? They weren't at all ashamed. They can no longer feel humiliation. Therefore, they will fall among the fallen. When I punish them, they will collapse, says the LORD. This is what the LORD says: Stand by the roadways and look. Ask about the ancient paths: Which…(continue reading article)

Comfort from Oppression (11-10-10)
'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

Lamech hoped that Noah [which means comfort or rest] would bring to the human race the comfort that was so terribly needed. (Genesis 5.29). He knew about the curse which God had placed upon humanity due to the sins of Adam and Eve; he also knew that there was hope for relief (comfort) from that curse (see Genesis…(continue reading article)

Additional Articles

•  MENO* - 2014-04-20
•  kâphar - 2014-10-18
•  The Peshitta - 2014-04-18
•  Is Gad Jacob's son, a troop, fortune or a pagan deity? - 2007-03-08
•  Be True to Yourself - 'Winging It
•  Sweet Fragrance - Refreshment in Refuge

Additional Articles

•  It Can Be Dangerous To Sail Off Without Jesus Christ - Word from Scotland
•  Gentle Persuasion - 'Christ in You...'
•  Bible and Quote - October 6-10, 2014 - Bible verse and quote
•  Where Do We Meet Jesus? - God's Words For US
•   Achieving Immortality - Point of Reference
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 13:16 - Every prudent man acts with knowledge, But a fool displays folly.
Words to Ponder
When God forgives sin, he blots out the debt, he draws the red lines of Christ's blood over it, and so crosses the debt-book. - Thomas Watson (1620-86)
Daily Dose
Daily Devotionals  for  October 23

Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"
Not A Bit Of It!

Our Lord never nurses our prejudices, He mortifies them, runs clean athwart them. We imagine that God has a special interest in our particular prejudices; we are quite sure that God will never deal with us as He has to deal with other people. "God must deal with other people in a very stern way, but of course He knows…… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"
Morning and Evening for March 10

"In my prosperity I said I shall never be moved." - Psalm 30:6 "Moab settled on his lees, he hath not been emptied from vessel to vessel." Give a man wealth; let his ships bring home continually rich freights; let the winds and waves appear to be his servants to bear his vessels across the bosom of the mighty…… — (click here to read more)

Daily Light on the Daily Path
Morning / Evening Devotional — october 23

A man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth. A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked. — Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith. — Godliness with contentment is great gain. Having food and raiment let us be therewith content. Give… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"
Harvest of Light, Gladness

"Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart."   Psalms 97:11 Righteousness is often costly to the man who keeps to it at all hazards, but in the end it will bear its own expenses and return an infinite profit. A holy life is like sowing seed: much is going out, and apparently it is buried in the soil, never to be gathered… — (click here to read more)

Voice of the Lord
Devotional for 'Tishrei 29'

Altz iz gut, nor in der tzait is Yiddish for "Everything is good, but only in its time." When Kefa (Peter) cut off the man's ear, he thought, "Aha, the time is right for the Romans to be vanquished." Yeshua set him straight and healed the man's ear. Kefa's timing was wrong. Right timing is everything. I am always amazed when I speak the truth to someone,… — (click here to read more)

Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
Broken Before God

It was one of those rounds of golf. I was striking the ball as well as I could. Only had a couple of really glaring mistakes in full shots. My tee shots were big. My irons were crisp. My pitch shots were accurate. Ah, but the flat stick, the deal closer, the putter; it was asleep. I missed nine makeable birdie putts…… — (click here to read more)

'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes
An Unintentional Tribute

What humiliation and shame our Lord endured for us on the cross of Calvary. Cicero, a Roman philosopher, said of crucifixion: "Far be the very name of a cross not only from the bodies of Roman citizens, but from their imaginations, eyes and ears." But He, our Lord, though sinless, was crucified on a cross. Although His…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Propitiation - This Greek word, hilasterion, is part of a word group that describes the turning away of divine wrath. But if you look this word up in a dictionary, the definition will send you in the wrong direction. Why? Because the Greek background of this word comes from the idea that Greek gods were fickle…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer
Morning / Evening Devotional — October 23

When the prophets try to describe for me the attributes, the graces, the worthiness of the God who appeared to them and dealt with them, I feel that I can kneel down and follow their admonition: "He is thy Lord-worship thou Him!" They described Him as radiantly beautiful and fair. They said that He was royal and that He was gracious. They… … — (click here to read more)

The Believer's Daily Remembrancer
I am Jesus. - Acts 9:5

I am Jesus. - Acts 9:5

Immanuel presents Himself this morning, and tells us He is exactly suited to us, whatever may be our circumstances, or feelings; He says, "I am Jesus."

Are you seeking the Lord? He is Jesus, the gracious, powerful, tender-hearted, ready and willing Saviour. Are you tried, troubled, and cast down? He is Jesus,…

… — (click here to read more)

Christian Headlines  from  The Christian Post

T.D. Jakes Responds to Instagram Follower Who Criticized Him for 'Flashing' Diamond Ring

Bishop T.D. Jakes reportedly responded to a critic on social networking site Instagram after being accused of being too flashy.

Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder News: Nina Allegedly Bans Ian's Girlfriend From 'Vampire Diaries' Set

It looks like ex-couple and 'Vampire Diaries' stars Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder won't be getting chummy anytime soon as Nina has allegedly banned Ian's current girlfriend, 'Twilight' actress Nikki Reed from the set of their hit CW show.

'Downton Abbey' Season 5 News: Episode 5 Recap, Episode 6 Plot Revealed

'Downton Abbey' is about to end its fifth season, and episode 5 sees some of the characters kept busy by their love interests, while others had to make painful choices.

Jessa Duggar and Ben Seeley Wedding Update: Wedding Shower Details Revealed

Last week, "19 Kids and Counting" star Jessa Duggar and her fiance Ben Seeley were given a wedding shower by their family and friends, according to The couple will be tying the knot on Nov. 1, and for the past few weeks, they have been kept busy by wedding preparations as they have opted to do it by themselves rather than hiring a wedding planner to oversee things.

Immigration Reform 2014 Update: Senate Democrats Urge Homeland Security to Protect Mothers and Children in Need of Asylum

In a move which seeks to oppose the creation of the largest immigrant detention facility in the country, as well as to focus attention on the plight of immigrant mothers and children, 10 Senate Democrats wrote a letter to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, in which they mentioned that they were "deeply concerned with the decision to build the Dilley detention center that will detain women and children."

Amber Vinson Update: Ebola Virus No Longer Detected in Her Body, Vinson to Continue Treatment

Amber Vinson, one of two nurses who cared for Thomas Eric Duncan who died of the Ebola virus, is reportedly free from the deadly disease. On Wednesday, her blood tests returned negative of the virus which has killed more than 4,800 people worldwide, according to reports.

A Detective in Pittsburgh Does Something Compassionate and Unexpected to Help 2 Foster Kids

A stern Pittsburgh police detective and boxing instructor Jack Mook becomes very curious after two students don't show up for his boxing class. Instead of just cancelling and not worrying, he looks into why they didn't show up.

7-Year-Old Fiddle Master Performs a Jaw-Dropping Version of 'Amazing Grace' (VIDEO)

This 7-year-old, Carson Peters, joined by Rhonda Vincent & The Rage sing a jaw-dropping version of 'Amazing Grace'. This fiddle master has incredible God given talents!

Moto Droid Turbo News: New Pictures of the Gadget Emerges Days Before Official Release

Less than a week before the Moto Droid Turbo is released, a new photo of the device has been leaked online, courtesy of retired gadget info leaker Evan Blass.

Jodi Arias Trial Update: Graphic Images From Crime Scene Shown to Jury at Retrial, 2 Jurors Dismissed

On day one, the jurors at the sentencing retrial of Jodi Arias were warned that they would see graphic crime scene pictures along with sexually explicit photos that Arias and her former boyfriend, Travis Alexander, took of each other before she attacked him in the shower.

Resident Evil News: Sequel Release Date Leaked, Details on Spinoff Revelations 2 Revealed

A listing for 'Resident Evil: Revelations 2' on Sony's Playstation Store appears to have leaked the game's release date.

iPad Pro Tablet Release Date Slated for November?

With the recent unveiling of the latest iPad Air 2, tech rumors are now on the rise as to when the iPad Pro will be released.

Darren Wilson: Pastor Says Ferguson Protests Will Continue 'Indictment or No Indictment' Because Community Is Fed Up

Ferguson protesters are said to be bracing themselves for no indictment in the Michael Brown case and one local pastor has called for peaceful protests should Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson be cleared.

Jenna Stern Joining 'House of Cards' for Third Season

Fans of the hit Netflix original and political drama series, "House of Cards," have been hankering for some news about the show. Here's what we heard so far.

Assassin's Creed Rouge for PC Confirmed

Ubisoft, the creative minds behind the hugely-popular historical action-adventure video game franchise Assassin's Creed, now confirms a Windows PC release for the upcoming sequel title Assasin's Creed Rogue, according to reports.

North Carolina Judge Resigns So He Won't Have To Conduct Gay Marriages, Thinks Other Magistrates Will Do The Same

A North Carolina county judge resigned on Monday because he did not want to violate his Christian faith and perform same-sex marriages, which are now permitted under the state's law.

Doctors Said This Newborn Had a Slim Chance of Living - Then He Was Touched by the Hand of Grace

According to the doctors, Renner is "Not a medical miracle, but a Real Miracle". He had been touched by the hand of grace!

Boko Haram Kidnaps 60 Women Despite Ceasefire Reports, Continues Killings in Nigeria

Terror group Boko Haram has reportedly kidnapped another 60 women in Nigeria and continued its violent attacks despite reports of a ceasefire and negotiations to release the over 200 Chibok schoolgirls abducted in April.

'7th Heaven Star' Beverley Mitchell Expecting Baby Boy; Thrilled to Give Daughter Kenzie a Baby Brother

"7th Heaven" star Beverley Mitchell is pregnant with her second child and recently announced that she and husband Michael Cameron will welcome a baby boy next year.

Kirk Franklin Questions His Motives for Recording Music

Kirk Franklin is questioning his own motives for releasing another album.

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Lectionary Calendar
Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
the Week of Proper 24 / Ordinary 29
Today in Christian History
(BC) According to the sacred timeline worked out by Archbishop James Ussher, 73, "the heavens and the earth" were created on this date at 9:00 a.m. (GMT). Ussher's "Chronologies of he Old and New Testaments" was first published 1650-54.
Daily Reading Plan
Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
Isaiah 14-16; Psalm 113; 1 Thessalonians 2:1-16:
The will have compassion on Jacob; once again he will choose Israel and will settle them in their own land. Foreigners will join them and unite with the descendants of Jacob.Nations will take them and bring them to their own place. And Israel will take possession of the nations and make them male and female servants in the ’s land. They will make captives of their captors and rule over their oppressors.On the day the gives you relief from your…
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