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James 5:19-20
with Warren Wiersbe from 'Back to the Bible'

Warren Wiersbe digs into the Book of James and discusses what it means to minister to other believers. We'll learn who is called to minister, how we do that, and the reason why. And we'll discover just how important it is for us to really know the Word of God.   (click here to read more)

An Evening with Hank Hanegraaff: How to Mine the Bible for all its Wealth - Part 2
with Hank Hanegraaff from 'Bible Answer Man'

On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, we continue with Hank’s message from Colonial Presbyterian Church in Kansas City, Missouri on the art and science of biblical interpretation. After the message, Hank also took questions from attendees on various topics. How would…   (click here to read more)

Faithful to the Very End
with Dr. James Boice from 'The Bible Study Hour'

As the young church in Corinth grew in size, its membership faced new struggles on the path toward holiness, just as believers and churches do today. The Apostle Paul sent the letter we know as II Corinthians to encourage these believers to grow up in their faith. Dr. Boice illuminates all of Paul’s…   (click here to read more)

Christians Defending the Fatherless: Orphan Sunday
with Eric Metaxas & John Stonestreet from 'BreakPoint'

This Sunday is Orphan Sunday but caring for orphans has been part of the Church’s DNA from the very beginning, and one of our best Gospel witnesses. John Stonestreet comments..   (click here to read more)

Ready or Not, Here He Comes, Part 1
with Skip Heitzig from 'The Connection'

Skip Heitzig continues his series Rumblings of War and the Prince of Peace. The second coming of Jesus Christ is the ultimate event of all history, and it will occur during a time of intense distress for the world. The question is: Are you ready for Him? Join Skip for “Ready or Not, Here He Comes!&rdquo…   (click here to read more)

Today's Articles  from  StudyLight and LiveAsIf

Simplicity, 2 of 2
'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

But we encourage you, brothers, to do so even more, to seek to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you, so that you may walk properly in the presence of outsiders and not be dependent on anyone. - 1 Thessalonians 4:10b-12 HCSB Living with godly simplicity…(continue reading article)

Comfort in Penitence I (Psalm 6; 11-22-10)
'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

There are six Penitential Psalms (Songs of Penitence) in the Bible. Each of them conveys a unique and poignant point about the process of penitence and the comfort that can derive from it. Our study of comfort would be incomplete without an overview of the relationship between penitence and the comfort that is offered in…(continue reading article)

Bible and Quote - October 20-24, 2014
'Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns

 Remove the false way from me, And graciously grant me Your law. Ps 119:29          Lord, overcome my corruptions, and grant me grace to live above them. Valley Vision, Puritan Prayers and Devotions, 1600/1700s I shall run the way of Your commandments, For You will enlarge my heart. Ps…(continue reading article)

Humility
'God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester

      Job 42:1-6   A study of the book of Job teaches us Job had been put through the mill; he lost his land, his animals and all his children. He questioned God but didn’t curse Him. His “best” friends try to reason why God allowed these events to happen. God finally spoke but…(continue reading article)

The Coarseness of Society
'Point of Reference' from Fred Price

       Nearly everyone curses today – from farmers to factory workers, truckers to restaurant employees, medical personnel and insurance salesmen, teachers, lawyers, judges and politicians. (I daresay even some preachers excuse and indulge in such.)  Many Christians do; if not…(continue reading article)

Additional Articles

•  MENO* - 2014-04-20
•  kaph - 2014-10-25
•  The Peshitta - 2014-04-18
•  Is Gad Jacob's son, a troop, fortune or a pagan deity? - 2007-03-08
•  God's Way Into the Record Book - Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
•  Equipped - 'Winging It

Additional Articles

•  For The Love Me - Quiet Time
•  Jesus Knows When To Serve People And Also When To Slip Away - Word from Scotland
•  Change is Good - Find the Call
•  The Unknown - 'Christ in You...'
•  The Bride Price - Refreshment in Refuge
•   Ring Your Own Telephone - Inspiration For You
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 13:24 - He who withholds his rod hates his son, But he who loves him disciplines him diligently.
Words to Ponder
All our words ought to be filled with true sweetness and grace; and this will be so if we mingle the useful with the sweet. - John Calvin
Daily Dose
Daily Devotionals  for  October 31

Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"
Discernment Of Faith

We have the idea that God rewards us for our faith, it may he so in the initial stages; but we do not earn anything by faith, faith brings us into right relationship with God and gives God His opportunity. God has frequently to knock the bottom board out of your experience if you are a saint in order to get you into contact…… — (click here to read more)

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

"But all the Israelites went down to the Philistines, to sharpen every man his share, and his coulter, and his axe, and his mattock." - 1 Samuel 13:20 We are engaged in a great war with the Philistines of evil. Every weapon within our reach must be used. Preaching, teaching, praying, giving, all must be brought…… — (click here to read more)

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

Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith the Lord of hosts. Who hath directed the Spirit of the LORD, or being his counsellor hath taught him? God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; and base things of the world, and things… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"
Immortal Till Work Done

"I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD."   Psalms 118:17 A fair assurance this! It was no doubt based upon a promise, inwardly whispered in the psalmist's heart, which he seized upon and enjoyed. Is my case like that of David? Am I depressed because the enemy affronts me? Are there multitudes against me and few on my side? Does… — (click here to read more)

Voice of the Lord
Devotional for 'Cheshvan 07'

Ilove Scriptures that make us stop and think. Why didn't Yeshua simply say, "Be healed of your blindness"? Since there are many kinds of blindness, perhaps the reason Yeshua made clay and put it into the blind man's eyesockets was because the blind man had no eyes. For Yeshua to heal him, perhaps he actually had to make eyes, or a part of them. The… — (click here to read more)

Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
The only Mark

The first tee. Often what happens there affects the flow of the entire round. Did you get to the course in enough time to relax and get focused or did you walk into the pro shop and pay and then scurry to the first tee to hit and get going? Did you take time to establish your thinking about the course or is that the…… — (click here to read more)

'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes
In All the Scriptures!

The Bible is unique in its varied penmanship. The Scriptures were written over a period of some fifteen hundred years by about forty different penmen, and yet although of such composite character, the book displays an amazing and essential unity. The most wonderful thing about the written Word is that woven through it from…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen
Pierced

Pierced - The Greek is katenugesan. It comes from kata (a verbal intensifier) and nusso. Nusso is the same word that is used to describe the spear shoved into Jesus' side, proving he was dead. "Pierced" is a possible meaning here, but it is probably not strong enough. This is more than…… — (click here to read more)

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

To know God in the scriptural meaning of the term is to enter into experience of Him. It never means to know about. It is not a knowledge mediated by the intellect, but an unmediated awareness experienced by the soul on a plane too high for the mind to reach. Where then is the place of the intellect in Christian experience? And why waste time thinking when we…… — (click here to read more)

The Believer's Daily Remembrancer
O Thou Preserver of men. - Job 7:20

O Thou Preserver of men. - Job 7:20

We have neither wisdom nor strength to preserve ourselves; we are daily liable to fall; and unless God preserve us we certainly shall. Our hearts are so deceitful, our corruptions are so strong, and Satan is so vigilant, that we need look to God as our Preserver every hour, and call upon Him to uphold us every…… — (click here to read more)

Christian Headlines  from  The Christian Post

Well Financed Democrat Lies Won't Confuse Blacks This Election Cycle

Some call the fear and hate ad campaigns being orchestrated by Democratic Party supporters to boost black turnout in next Tuesday's congressional elections desperation. I call it pathetic.

Ex-Gay Therapist Responds to SBC's 'Reparative Therapy' Stance

Did you know that September is ex-gay awareness month? Honestly, I did not realize such a commemoration took place either until last year. I received an invitation to attend the first annual Ex-Gay Awareness Month Conference hosted by Voice of the Voiceless, Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays, and Equality And Justice For All.

2014: Evangelicals and the Midterm Elections

While the Republican Party is far from perfect, it is currently the political party that polls show most closely matches the core policy beliefs of values voters: evangelical, "born again" Christians and Catholics. According to pollster George Barna, there are 77 million "born again" evangelical and Catholic voters in the United States, but only about 30.6 million of them voted for Mitt Romney in 2012.

Dear President Obama, You Don't Need to Slam Stay-at-Home Moms to Support Women's Equality

Dear Mr. President: This morning, you gave a speech in Rhode Island that was centered on women's equality. You addressed the important issues of equal pay for equal work, paid maternity and family leave, and the high cost of daycare.

The IRS Is Hiding Its Communications with a Democratic Senator

Yesterday, my colleagues and I at the ACLJ filed a new lawsuit against the IRS in federal court in New Hampshire. The facts of the case are simple: On June 18, 2014, Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire submitted a FOIA request to the IRS for all communications between Senator Jeanne Shaheen or Representative Carol Shea-Porter and key IRS officials, including Lois Lerner.

Ex-Mob Boss Michael Franzese on Former Life in La Cosa Nostra: 'You Sit and Negotiate With John Gotti, You Learn Some Things' (Video)

"God the Father," a film based on the life of former Colombo family Captain Michael Franzese, hits theaters Friday, and the ex-mob boss says that while he's left the life of crime behind, the lessons he learned continue to help him today.

Senator Mary 'Stereotype' Landrieu Haunts Louisiana

On this Halloween, U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) played a nasty trick on the voters of Louisiana. She reiterated the ignorant and inaccurate stereotypes of Louisiana and the South by strongly implying that people of her home state are both racist and sexist.

Mike Tyson Abused: Stranger 'Snatched Me Off the Street' as a Child, He Says (VIDEO)

Mike Tyson was abused, he revealed on Sirius XM radio show OpieRadio Wednesday afternoon. The former heavyweight champion of the world said that when he was a young, poor boy growing up in Brooklyn, an older man "snatched him off the street" and sexually assaulted him.

Does the Military Have a Problem With Jesus?

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation's Mikey Weinstein reached out to Air Force officials at the Pentagon, the Air National Guard is governed by Air Force rules, as well as the 180th Fighter Wing demanding they remove what he called "that odious and offending proselytizing commentary."

Family Forgives A Teen After She Killed A Man in a Hit-And-Run - The Victim's Brother Says Something Powerful!

While walking out of a store, Ashley Brown met the family of Kenneth Wallace at the exact same place she had hit and killed him. She fled the scene after the murder and was never caught. But, what Kenneth's brother had to say was not expected at all.

Katie Holmes Says She Doesn't Want Marriage to Tom Cruise to Define Her, Talks About Being A Mom

It's been two years since Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise called it quits, and now, the actress is opening up about her new life and being a mother to their 8-year old daughter, Suri.

Kirk Cameron Tells Christians to Use Halloween to Evangelize; Pastor Robert Jeffress Disagrees

Kirk Cameron recently urged Christians to host Halloween parties in order to spread the Word of God, but Pastor Robert Jeffress said the holiday is simply a noble idea for a fun day.

Taylor Swift News: Singer Plays Basketball With the NY Knicks, Says She's Doesn't Want to Date

Taylor Swift took some time off her busy schedule to spend some quality time with the New York Knicks. The singer played with basketball stars Amar'e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony while wearing a Knicks no. 13 jersey.

Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed News: Couple Goes Horseback Riding in Atlanta

It's been three months since Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed started dating, and it appears that the couple are as smitten as ever as the "Vampire Diaries" actor took to Instagram on Tuesday to post a picture of his girlfriend and their adopted animals taken during a horseback riding date in Atlanta.

'Furious 7' News: Trailer to Be Released on Special Event on Nov. 1, Jordana Brewster Talks Film

The seventh installment of the 'Fast and Furious' franchise recently got its official title this week--'Furious 7'. Along with the title, the new movie poster was also revealed, and the filmmakers announced that the first trailer will be released on a special launch event at Universal Studios on Nov. 1 in Los Angeles.

'Constantine' News: Episode 2 Plot Revealed

'Constantine' is shaping up to be a series that can hold its own against other shows that contains a supernatural theme, such as 'Grimm' and 'Supernatural'.

Amanda Bynes Released From Psychiatric Hospital, Goes on Twitter Rant

Amanda Bynes was released from a psychiatric hospital after her involuntary hold was terminated by the courts earlier this month. However, since her release, the former actress has been ranting over social media -- its a return to the type of tweets she posted before her entry into psychiatric care.

Seattle-Based Megachurch Mars Hill Plans to Dissolve; Elders Suggest for 13 Regional Congregations to Either Go Independent, Merge or Disband

The Seattle-based megachurch Mars Hill, once led by pastor Mark Driscoll, has begun the process of dissolving, and its 13 regional congregations have been asked to either go independent, merge with another church, or disband entirely, announced Dave Bruskas, the churches teaching pastor while in transition, at noon on Friday.

Robert P. George: Victims of Marriage Culture Breakdown Are Poor Children (Video)

Poor people, especially poor children, are the real victims of a declining marriage culture, professor Robert P. George said.

National Discussion Over Brittany Maynard's Decision to End Her Life Prompts Family to Release 13-Y-O Son's Video Message for His Friends Before Dying

The family of Ethan Hallmark of Midlothian, Texas, whose four-year battle with terminal cancer before succumbing to his illness late last month at age 13, was made public through video, and has released a clearly different message than the one Brittany Maynard is giving in video in which she shares her desire to end her life on her own terms, drawing national attention.

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Lectionary Calendar
Friday, October 31st, 2014
the Week of Proper 25 / Ordinary 30
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Today in Christian History
1832
American Episcopal scholar George Washington Doane, 33, was consecrated as second Bishop of the Diocese of NJ. Doane is better remembered today as author of the hymn, "Softly Now the Light of Day."
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Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
Isaiah 34-35; Psalm 119:65-96; 1 Timothy 2:
Come near, you nations, and listen; pay attention, you peoples! Let the earth hear, and all that is in it, the world, and all that comes out of it!The is angry with all nations; his wrath is on all their armies. He will totally destroythem, he will give them over to slaughter.Their slain will be thrown out, their dead bodies will stink; the mountains will be soaked with their blood.All the stars in the sky will be dissolved and the…
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