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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)

The Great War
with Stuart, Jill & Pete Briscoe from 'Telling the Truth'

Daniel's final visionary experience revealed to him something of the intensity of the spiritual conflict behind world events. But it also reminded him of the awesome power of the heavenly forces and the certainty of God's ultimate triumph. He wins "the great war." Based on Daniel 10 & 11, this is…   (click here to read more)

Daniel 6:1-23
with Dr. J. Vernon McGee from 'Thru the Bible'

Thru the Bible takes listeners through the entire Bible in just five years, threading back and forth between the Old and New Testaments. You can begin the study at any time. When we've concluded Revelation, we'll start over again in Genesis, so if you're with us for five years you won't miss any part…   (click here to read more)

Today's Articles  from  StudyLight and LiveAsIf

A Short Treatise on…
'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

The Blessings of Faith Focus Texts: John 20.29-31 "Jesus said to him, ‘Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.’ And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written…(continue reading article)

The Creative Life
'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

  Yes, I am the gate. Those who come in through me will be saved. Wherever they go, they will find green pastures. The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give life in all its fullness. – John 10:9-10 Many people feel trapped by their day-to-day lives. Their jobs…(continue reading article)

Wrong Answer
''Winging It' from Stan Smith

There is little doubt that the influence of (genuine) Christianity is on the decline in America today. We all know that. The Pew Research Center and Washington Post (among others) all affirm this. But we don't need polls to see it; it's right there. What's the problem? The answer depends on where…(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
•  Waiting For The Late Rains - Quiet Time
•  Might This Have Been What Jesus Christ Wrote? - Word from Scotland

Additional Articles

•  He Upped the Ante - Find the Call
•  The Light - 'Christ in You...'
•  Feet on the Ground, Glory Surrounds - Refreshment in Refuge
•  Communicate your Image Well - Inspiration For You
•  Bible and Quote November 5-9 - Bible verse and quote
•   Consuming God - Point of Reference

Additional Articles

•  Whats on our Hearts? - God's Words For US
•  Because He's God - Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 29:26 - Many seek the ruler's favor, But justice for man comes from the LORD.
Words to Ponder
The Church, rightly conceived, is the whole covenant people called to serve in the world. The clergy are also part of the laity, and their true function is to help equip the laity to be the Servant People. If they turn aside to rule and to secure their own status, they have betrayed the calling of the special ministry. - Franklin H. Littell
Daily Dose
Daily Devotionals  for  July 1

Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"
The Inevitable Penalty

There is no heaven with a little corner of hell in it. God is determined to make you pure and holy and right; He will not allow you to escape for one moment from the scrutiny of the Holy Spirit. He urged you to come to judgment right away when He convicted you, but you did not; the inevitable process began to work and now…… — (click here to read more)

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

"Our heart shall rejoice in Him." - Psalm 33:21 Blessed is the fact that Christians can rejoice even in the deepest distress; although trouble may surround them, they still sing; and, like many birds, they sing best in their cages. The waves may roll over them, but their souls soon rise to the surface and…… — (click here to read more)

Daily Light on the Daily Path
Morning / Evening Devotional — July 1

The fruit ot the Spirit is goodness. Be ye ... followers of God, as dear children. — Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"
God With Us

"God shall be with you."   Genesis 48:21 Good old Jacob could no more be with Joseph, for his hour had come to die: but he left his son without anxiety, for he said with confidence, "God shall be with you." When our dearest relations or our most helpful friends are called home by death, we must console ourselves with the reflection that the LORD is… — (click here to read more)

Voice of the Lord
Devotional for 'Tammuz 14'

Yeshua has given us the responsibility of confessing him before others. However, some of us treat our faith in Yeshua as though it were a crime, and our confession is forced out of us rather than joyfully proclaimed. ...resolve to be open about my faith in Yeshua the Messiah. I will take steps to make my faith known to any of my family or friends who… — (click here to read more)

Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
The Everlasting Arms

Every morning I get up and shower in the upstairs bathroom right next to my office. Both of our bathrooms have rather large mirrors in them; something around 40 inches high by 60 inches long. They have no mounting frame surrounding them. They are mounted on a wall. How they are mounted is what is fascinating. During…… — (click here to read more)

'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes
Wrong counsel

When Haman receives the news that he is invited to a special banquet arranged by Queen Esther, his joy knows no bounds. Arriving at the palace gates, however, and seeing Mordecai standing there so confidently, his joy leaves him. Haman thinks to himself once again: this rebellious Jew will not bow down before me. Restraining…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Submit - In Greek hupotasso. The pieces that make up this word are extremely helpful in understanding its meaning. It comes from hupo (a prefix that means "under") and the verb tasso (meaning "to place in order"). Literally, it means "to put under in an orderly way". It is an imperative. Do it!…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer
Morning / Evening Devotional — July 1

Let me call it to your attention that the happiness of all moral creatures lies in the giving of obedience to God, the Creator. The psalmist cries out in Psalms 103:20: "Bless the Lord, ye his angels; that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word." The angels in heaven find their complete freedom… … — (click here to read more)

The Believer's Daily Remembrancer
"The Lord thy God is a merciful God." Deuteronomy 4:31

"The Lord thy God is a merciful God." Deuteronomy 4:31

IT is no uncommon thing to mistake the true character of our God, and conceive of Him so as to dishonour His name, and distress our own soul. It is plainly and plentifully asserted in the divine word, that our God is merciful, and the same is satisfactorily proved in nature, providence,…

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Christian Headlines  from  The Christian Post

'Real Housewives of Atlanta' Cast News, Update: Bravo Network Speaks About NeNe Leakes' Departure, TV Star Teases Her New Project

Cast member NeNe Leakes is leaving the hit reality TV drama "The Real Housewives of Atlanta."

'Power Rangers' Plot News: Film Opens on Cretacean-Period Earth, Meet the New Characters

The plot details for the next "Power Rangers" reboot movie has finally been revealed and according to reports, it will open up on Earth during the cretaceous period.

'Daredevil' Season 2 Cast News: Actor Jon Bernthal Seen Hard at Work Preparing to Play The Punisher

Recent cast news update on the next season of Netflix's hit superhero series "Daredevil" suggests that actor Jon Bernthal is fully committed to giving the best Frank Castle/The Punisher performance.

'The Witcher 3' DLC News: CD Projekt to Release 'Where the Cat and Wolf Play...' Quest This Week

The free DLC campaign for CD Projekt's recently-released action-adventure game "The Witcher 3" continues this week with a new sidequest titled "Where the Cat and the Wolf Play..."

Anglican Leader Welby Expresses 'Deep Concern' Over US Episcopal Church's Resolution to Perform Gay Marriages

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has reportedly expressed his "deep concern" over a resolution inside the U.S. Episcopal Church's House of Bishops that is seeking to remove references to marriage as a union solely between a man and a woman, among several other changes.

'The Strain' Season 2 News, Update: Executive Producer Carlton Cuse Dishes on A 'Cool New Character'

Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll) will soon be getting a new ally in his quest to clear off the rapidly-spreading evil epidemic in New York City on the upcoming second season of FX's "The Strain."

Next-Gen Apple Smartphone Begins Production?

The iPhone is Apple's most popular device, and for almost a decade, the device has led the global market in revenue,

Upcoming Samsung Phones 2015: Alleged Galaxy J2 Appears in Indian Import Tracker, IMEI Database

Samsung may be continuing to saturate the Indian market with its Android smartphones, hoping that consumers from various market groups would choose its products rather than the hundreds of other models available in the country.

Microsoft Lumia 940 XL Revealed as Windows 10 Handset Appears in Benchmark

There isn't anything interesting going with Microsoft's own mobile lineup aside from the fact that most of its phones will be able to run on Windows 10. In addition, there will be a number of handsets that will run on the latest multi-platform operating system from the get-go.

Upcoming Xiaomi Phones 2015: New Android Phablet Could Be Nearing Launch as Rumored Frame Leaks Online

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 is among the rumored devices that are expected to hit the Chinese market any time soon. However, even before the official announcement, some Android fans are already given an early treat with a rumored leak.

LeBron James to Opt Out of Cavs Contract But Will Eventually Re-Sign

After losing against the Golden State Warriors in last season's NBA Finals, LeBron James could be planning to jump aboard the ship once more. In a recent report, the four-time MVP will allegedly opt out of his final year for Cleveland, which will make him an unrestricted free agent.

Xiaomi Not Planning to Launch Smartphones in US Any Time Soon

Xiaomi became a major threat in the mobile market last year after it officially dethroned Samsung as the top mobile maker in China. However, the Chinese manufacturer's success is still continuing, with new high-end devices announced and released earlier this year.

OnePlus 2 Release Coming July 27, But Will Take Place in 'Virtual Reality'

The OnePlus 2 is one of the most awaited handsets for Android fans mainly because they are wondering whether the Chinese manufacturer will be able to do it the right way this time around.

5G May Be Coming Soon, Courtesy of Samsung and LG

The two top South Korean mobile companies, Samsung and LG, are joining forces to lead research and development efforts in developing 5G technology for mobile telecommunications, according to a report in Tech Times. Samsung made the announcement through an official blog post, saying that they will work with LG's mobile operating unit, LG U+, to push for 5G technology.

'Dragon Ball: Resurrection F' Trailer Hits North America, Promises More Action to Come

The world's most popular anime series, "Dragon Ball Z," has been making a grand comeback the past two years. This revival is primarily due to the involvement of original series creator Akira Toriyama. He directly supervised the creation and development of the 2013 animated feature film "Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods." Two years after, he once again supervised another animated feature film called "Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F," which was released in Japan in April.

'Star Wars Battlefront' Entering Closed Alpha Soon, Applications Accepted Until June 30

Developer Electronic Arts-DICE is not taking any chances before they release the new "Star Wars Battlefront" this coming November. The developer recently announced that they are conducting a closed alpha "to perform a number of technical tests" that will help them in their continuing development of the game. EA-DICE is not a stranger to problematic launches because what they experienced in launching their "Battlefield" series.

Justin Bieber, Attending Christian Conference, Says Hillsong NYC Pastor Carl Lentz 'Changed My Life'

Justin Bieber, 21-year-old recording artist and model, was attending the Hillsong Conference in Sydney, Australia, this week and recently shared that the Pentecostal church's New York City pastor Carl Lentz has made a tremendous impact on his life.

Apple iPhone 6s and 6s Plus: Models With 'Force Touch' Under Production?

The next batch of iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus may already be equipped with the new "Force Touch" technology, according to reports. News came from certain suppliers of Apple, revealing that they have started early runs for the next batch of production.

'Major Crimes' Season 4: Tony Denison Hints at 'Romantic Something' Between Andy and Sharon

Cast member Tony Denison recently previewed what looks to be, a possible romantic link between his Andy Flynn and its captain Sharon Raydor (Mary McDonnell).

Lessons From Dr. Suess: Why the Supreme Court Can't Steal Marriage

One of my favorite TV scenes from childhood is when the Whos in Whoville gather on Christmas morning to sing, despite the Grinch allegedly stealing their Christmas. I know it's cheesy, but I think Dr. Suess' story has become a Christmas classic because it expresses a meaningful truth.

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Lectionary Calendar
Wednesday, July 1st, 2015
the Week of Proper 8 / Ordinary 13
Today in Christian History
In Wisconsin, the Gideons were founded by three traveling businessmen. They placed their first Bibles in 1908 at the Superior Hotel in Iron Mountain, Montana.
Daily Reading Plan
Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
1 Kings 1; Hosea 4:11-5:4; Mark 11:1-14:
When King David was very old, he could not keep warm even when they put covers over him.So his attendants said to him, “Let us look for a young virgin to serve the king and take care of him. She can lie beside him so that our lord the king may keep warm.”Then they searched throughout Israel for a beautiful young woman and found Abishag, a Shunammite, and brought her to the king.The woman was very beautiful; she took care…
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