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Peril at Sea
It’s the stuff of adventure movies. A sea voyage with a boatload of prisoners. Unfavorable winds, worsening weather, a brewing storm. Throwing cargo overboard to lighten the load. Hurricane-force winds, shipwreck on an island. And finally, the guards on the brink of killing all the prisoners—among (click here to read more)
“The Liberty Threat”: Securing Religious Freedom in America
Religious freedom in America is under unprecedented assault. A new book explains how we got here, the dangers we face, and what we can do about it. Eric Metaxas tells you more, today on BreakPoint.
Future-Town, Part 1
In Revelation 21, the New Jerusalem is called a “holy city” and a “great city,” “having the glory of God.” It is also called the bride of the Lamb. What does this metaphor mean? Join Skip for “Future Town, Part 1.” (click here to read more)
How The Bible Can Change Us -Part 3
It’s not enough to just know the Bible and study it. We are meant to be doers of the Word and not just hearers. Find out how to activate your faith and stimulate your spiritual growth through this message from Pastor Rick. (click here to read more)
Building A Family Legacy - II
How do you build a spiritual legacy for your family? How do you make sure that your children follow Christ? Today on Family Talk, Dr. James Dobson and his son, Ryan, discuss the brand new Building A Family Legacy film series that will be released on October 1st. (click here to read more)
Isaac loved Esau because he had a taste for wild game, but Rebekah loved Jacob. - Genesis 25:28 HCSB Like many marriages, Rebekah and Isaac’s started out idyllically but soon degenerated into a mutually apathetic relationship. It diverged even further into reciprocal frustration and antagonism. What started (continue reading article)
I am a Debtor (Romans 1.14-15; encore)
A debtor, very simply put, is someone who owes a debt, or is bound by some obligation to another. Paul declared himself to be a debtor when he wrote, “I am a debtor both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to wise and to unwise. So, as much as is in me, I am ready to preach the gospel to you who are in Rome (continue reading article)
How Highly Do You Value and Appreciate The Kingdom of God?
Where your treasure is there will your heart be also. Do we not discover that so very few people have their heart and thereby their treasure in the kingdom of God and in the work and service of the kingdom of God? We are reading in Matthew Chapter 13 verses 44 to 46. Where your treasure is (continue reading article)
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Called And Chosen - 'Christ in You...'
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Forgiveness - God's Words For US
Our Edge - Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
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Proverbs 12:17 - He who speaks truth tells what is right, But a false witness, deceit.
Words to Ponder
Too many missionary appeals are based upon this fancied frustration of Almighty God. An effective speaker can easily excite pity in his hearers, not only for the heathen but for the God who has tried so hard and so long to save them and has failed for want of support. I fear that thousands of younger persons enter Christian service from no higher motive than to help deliver God from the embarrassing situation His love has gotten Him into and His limited abilities seem unable to get Him out of. - A.W. Tozer (20th century)
After every time of exaltation we are brought down with a sudden rush into things as they are where it is neither beautiful nor poetic nor thrilling. The height of the mountain top is measured by the drab drudgery of the valley; but it is in the valley that we have to live for the glory of God. We see His glory on (click here to read more)
"With his stripes we are healed." - Isaiah 53:5 Pilate delivered our Lord to the lictors to be scourged. The Roman scourge was a most dreadful instrument of torture. It was made of the sinews of oxen, and sharp bones were inter-twisted every here and there among the sinews; so that every time the lash came (click here to read more)
The goat shall bear upon him all their iniquities unto a land not inhabited: and he shall let go the goat in the wilderness. As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us. In those days, and in that time, saith the LORD, the iniquity of Israel shall be sought for, and there shall be none; and the sins of (click here to read more)
"And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die: and God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which He swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob." Genesis 50:24 Joseph had been an incarnate providence to his brethren. All our Josephs die, and a thousand comforts die with them. Egypt was never the same to Israel after Joseph (click here to read more)
It was a sea of people in the nation's capital. One millionmen gathered from every city and state of this country to humble themselves before the Lord God. After wading through the packed crowd, my brother and I finally came to a small place in the center where we could stand with our friends. The assembly was beginning and a mass of men stood to their (click here to read more)
The Majors. No, not the Major Leagues of professional baseball. The Majors. The tournaments that provide the heart and soul of the Professional Golfers Association season. Four tournaments which comprise the best tests of gut-it-out golf in the most compelling arenas of the world. The Majors. They were the focus of (click here to read more)
We said yesterday that one of the reasons why Solomon uses so many vivid illustrations is to break through our defensive attempts to avoid reality. It was T. S. Eliot who said that "humankind cannot bear very much reality." Psychologists warn that we should be careful about stripping away people's defenses, as coming (click here to read more)
Dream - Pharaoh's dream was a nightmare. He saw his country ravished by famine and he didn't know what to do to stop it. The Hebrew language has only one word for dream. It is halam. While most dreams are without spiritual significance, there are some dreams that God uses to speak to men. In some cases, these (click here to read more)
. . . Everybody knows just what will happen, and this has become our deadliest enemy. We blame the devil, the "last days" and anything else we can think of, but the greatest enemy is not outside of us. It is within--it is an attitude of accepting things as they are. We believe that what was must always determine what will be, and as a result (click here to read more)
Thou shalt be a blessing. - Genesis 12:2We were by nature cursed of God, and a curse to others; but a God of love interferes for us, pours out His blessing upon us, and makes us a blessing.
He gives grace to form the character; gifts to fit for usefulness; wisdom to choose the course; strength to do His will; supplies to complete the design; (click here to read more)
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Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
the Week of Proper 21 / Ordinary 26
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In the twelfth year of Ahaz king of Judah, Hoshea son of Elah became king of Israel in Samaria, and he reigned nine years.He did evil in the eyes of the , but not like the kings of Israel who preceded him.Shalmaneser king of Assyria came up to attack Hoshea, who had been Shalmaneser’s vassal and had paid him tribute.But the king of Assyria discovered that Hoshea was a traitor, for he had sent envoys to Soking of Egypt, and