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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)

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)

Today's Articles  from  StudyLight and LiveAsIf

Metaphors from the Minor Prophets
'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

A Refiner's Fire & Launderer's Soap (Malachi 3.1-4; 4 of 4) "But who can endure the day of His [Messiah's] coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner's fire And like launderer's soap." (Malachi 3.2). Malachi used fire and soap as figures of purification…(continue reading article)

An Inflexible Hippo
'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

  There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven…A time to keep and a time to throw away. - Ecclesiastes 3:1,6 Most people think of hippopotami as fat, lumbering, slow, inoffensive creatures. But they can actually be very fast and very dangerous. They…(continue reading article)

Bible and Quote - May 18-22, 2015
'Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns

 My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth; Ps 139:15          The body is matter, but it is God’s creation - when it is neglected or scoffed at, God himself is insulted. Michel Quoist, 1918-97, French Catholic priest,…(continue reading article)

Remembering…
'Point of Reference' from Fred Price

       In any attempt at remembering past accomplishments, care must be taken to avoid boastfulness.  Recognition of our roots and acknowledging past achievements can however go a long way in identifying who we are or need to become.  Crucial to this process is education, which…(continue reading article)

God, What Does He Want From Us?
'God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester

 God, What Does He Want From Us?   “And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8 (NIV)                  We read certain passages of scripture…(continue reading article)

Additional Articles

•  MENO* - 2014-04-20
•  yâ‘tabh - 2015-05-23
•  The Peshitta - 2014-04-18
•  Is Gad Jacob's son, a troop, fortune or a pagan deity? - 2007-03-08
•  The True Professional's Expectations - Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
•  Adultery, Spiritual Style - 'Winging It

Additional Articles

•  We Never Know What Is Happening As We Preach And Teach And Speak - Word from Scotland
•  Picking Scabs - Find the Call
•  Workplace Wars - 'Christ in You...'
•  The Seeds, the Weeds, the Leaven, the Pearl, and the Unbelief - Refreshment in Refuge
•  Watching Your Dollars Fly Away - Inspiration For You
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 28:21 - To show partiality is not good, Because for a piece of bread a man will transgress.
Words to Ponder
The sinner who has really reposed his soul on the word of the Lord Jesus is safe to all eternity. He could not be safer if he saw the book of life and his own name written in it. - J.C. Ryle (1816-1900)
Daily Dose
Daily Devotionals  for  May 29

Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"
Undisturbed Relationship

"At that day ye shall ask in My name," i.e., in My nature. Not - "You shall use My name as a magic word," but - "You will be so intimate with Me that you will be one with Me." "That day" is not a day hereafter, but a day meant for here and now. "The Father Himself loveth you"…… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"
Morning and Evening for August 4

"The people that do know their God shall be strong." - Daniel 11:32 Every believer understands that to know God is the highest and best form of knowledge; and this spiritual knowledge is a source of strength to the Christian. It strengthens his faith. Believers are constantly spoken of in the Scriptures as…… — (click here to read more)

Daily Light on the Daily Path
Morning / Evening Devotional — May 29

The life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul. Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. — The blood of the Lamb. — The precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"
Fishers Follow Him

"And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after Me, and I will make you to become fishers of men."   Mark 1:17 Only by coming after Jesus can we obtain our heart's desire and be really useful to our fellow men. Oh, how we long to be successful fishers for Jesus! We would sacrifice our lives to win souls. But we are tempted to try methods which Jesus would… — (click here to read more)

Voice of the Lord
Devotional for 'Sivan 11'

No heart is so hard that the voice of the Lord cannot reach it. The cedars of Lebanon were the strongest construction material known in biblical times, but they were no barrier to the Lord. ...be encouraged to pray for those I love, even if I see no sign that their hearts will ever be softened. I will trust that the voice of the Lord can reach even… — (click here to read more)

Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
Treasure

Remy Ledoux. If that name doesn't look familiar to you don't worry. It really shouldn't be. That is, unless you are one who fancies him or herself as a purveyor of ancient treasures. According to legends, and some historical documents, Remy Ledoux was the soul survivor of a group of Frenchmen from New Orleans…… — (click here to read more)

'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes
You cannot make happiness

Yesterday we said that we all want to be happy - and rightly so. This is a deep-rooted instinct which God has built into us. But happiness is not something you make but something you receive. You cannot make happiness any more than you can make love. You can express love but you cannot make love. So it is with happiness.…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen
Does not love

Does not love - Here is the Greek word agape (but as a verb) coupled with a word for "not" (me). This is a conditional "not" the "not" that depends on circumstances. It means that in the circumstances of living this person does not love. This is not about my feelings. It is about my actions.…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer
Morning / Evening Devotional — May 29

When will men and women realize that when God calls us out He is completely faithful to call us into something better? In his faith, Abraham was against idolatry and idol-making, but that was not his crusade. Because of his faith, God led him into a promised land, into possessions and into the lineage that brought forth the Messiah. The call of God… … — (click here to read more)

The Believer's Daily Remembrancer
And be found in Him. Philippians 3:9

And be found in Him. Philippians 3:9

TO be in Christ, is to be united to Him by faith and love; and it is of the utmost importance. Apart from Christ we are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked; united to Christ, we are immensely rich; immutably safe; exalted to the highest honour; and shall appear without a fault before the throne of…

… — (click here to read more)

Christian Headlines  from  The Christian Post

North Carolina Bill Allowing Officials to Opt Out of Performing Gay Marriage Vetoed by Republican Governor

The governor of North Carolina has vetoed a bill that would have allowed state magistrates to opt out of performing gay marriages if they held a religious objection to homosexuality.

Gallup: More Americans Identify as Pro-Choice for First Time in Seven Years

For the first time in seven years, more Americans identify themselves as pro-choice than pro-life on abortion, according to a Gallup poll.

Josh Duggar's Shame Highlights the Hypocrisy of the Left and Lack of Healing on the Right

Let's be honest, with 19 kids and counting, is it a surprise to any of us that one of the Duggar children would struggle with sexual immorality or addiction? How many pastors in our churches have "prodigal children" who fall into sin?

An Open Letter to High School Grads: Please Don't Buy Into Liberal Lies

You got into your dream college. Or maybe not. Regardless, you're done with high school and you're moving on! Congrats.

The Return and Extortion of Jizya (Payment)

Muslim demands for non-Muslim "infidels" to pay jizya on pain of death are growing, even as the West fluctuates between having no clue what jizya is and thinking that jizya is an example of "tolerance" in Islam.

'Outlander' Season 1: Claire Seeks the Help of the Monks to Rescue Jamie, Emotional Trauma Coming in Finale

Starz's hit TV drama series "Outlander" is now on its final run and according to spoiler reports, the finale episode titled "To Ransom a Man's Soul" will certainly see Jamie (Sam Heughan) getting rescued from the clutches of Black Jack (Tobias Menzies) but fans need to be wary of some other issues.

'Game of Thrones' Season 5: Sneak Peek Reveals Tyrion Standing Before Daenarys, Cersei Remains Adamant as Ever

Things are definitely getting intense and exciting as the current fifth season of the hit fantasy TV drama series "Game of Thrones" continues with a brand new episode for this week titled "Hardhome."

'Penny Dreadful' Season 2: What to Expect in 'Above the Vaulted Sky'

Showtime's hit horror-thriller TV drama series "Penny Dreadful" gets even more interesting as it treads forward on its second season with yet another intriguing episode titled "Above the Vaulted Sky" this week.

Android M: Google Offers Insights About the New OS on the Recent Developers Conference in San Francisco

Google officially announced that the next version of its mobile operating system, Android, will be called "M."

'Gotham' Season 1 Cast Member Nicholas D'Agosto Promoted to Series Regular

Latest casting news for the upcoming second season of Fox's hit crime-fighting TV drama series "Gotham" indicates that actor Nicholas D'Agosto will be returning to reprise his character Harvey Dent as a series regular.

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Casting News Reveals Actor Andy Serkis' Role

The role to which Andy Serkis will play in the upcoming big screen movie "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has finally been revealed "partially."

Xbox Has 3 New Free Games Coming This Month

Microsoft has now officially announced the titles coming for the Games with Gold program for the month of June which Xbox Live Gold members will get to download and install for free.

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Spoiler: Andy Serkis' Character Unveiled (VIDEO)

Andy Serkis' character in the upcoming "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has just been revealed, based on photographer Annie Leibovitz behind-the-scenes shots.

Google Maps to Get Offline Search and Navigational Support Soon

Google Maps users will soon be able to get offline search and support from the popular maps app soon.

Samsung's Project Valley May Usher in the Era of Flexible Devices

Reports have emerged Samsung is quite close to manufacturing foldable devices after rumors surfaced it has a specific "Project Valley" sector for the purpose.

'FIFA 16' Brings in Women's National Teams for the First Time (VIDEO)

EA has just released a new trailer for "FIFA 16" introducing the first ever female players to the football association video game series.

First Patch for 'Project Cars' Xbox One Now Live (VIDEO)

Slightly Mad Studios has released the first patch for Xbox One's "Project Cars," just three weeks after the racing game was launched.

Analysis: 3 Reasons Republicans (and Obama) Should Stop Attacking the Liberal Arts (Part 2)

Republicans and President Barack Obama should stop attacking the liberals arts. Attacking the liberal arts is both illiberal and unconservative, but many Republicans and Obama have been diminishing liberal arts education, especially the social sciences and humanities.

'Wonder Woman' Movie Cast News, Update: 'Star Trek' Actor to Play Titular Character's Love Interest?

The upcoming big screen film from Warner Bros. and DC Cinematic Universe "Wonder Woman," the standalone movie, has been the topic on the internet lately.

Pakistan's Islamic Government Has 'Strong Relations With Muslim Extremists,' Activist and Former Parliament Member Says, as New Violence Targets Christians

Human rights activist Pervez Rafique, who is also a former minority member of parliament representing the Pakistan People's Party in Punjab, said it will be hard to change Pakistan's blasphemy laws, which he said are upheld by an Islamic government that has "strong relations" with Muslim extremists.

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Lectionary Calendar
Friday, May 29th, 2015
the Week of Proper 3 / Ordinary 8
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