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Richard Ellis

Sindrome
with Richard Ellis from 'Richard Ellis Talks'

Often times the difficulties we face are symptoms of the root issue of sin in our life. Ask others to help you deal with those issues by using the tools God gives you through Scripture.   (click here to read more)

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

The Unchanging God, Part 2 of 4 (The Mysteries of God)
with Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer from 'Running To Win'

There’s a difference between Old Testament regulations and New Testament commands. The New Testament fulfills the requirements of the Old, and introduces a new category of people known as the church. But through it all, God has not changed.   (click here to read more)

Dr. Ron Jones

Love part 2
with Dr. Ron Jones from 'Something Good Radio'

Is there somebody in your life that's difficult to love? Maybe a neighbor or a friend, even an enemy. Nothing says we are Christians more than when we choose to love others. Today, Ron Jones explains more in another Lesson from the Sermon on the Mount.   (click here to read more)

Jeff Johnson

He's The Potter, Part 3
with Jeff Johnson from 'Sound Doctrine'

Today, we are completing a very encouraging study from Romans chapter 9. Before God created you, He designed you to be a vessel of glory for His praise. Unfortunately, people can become discontent with there position in Christ. But today, Pastor Jeff will teach us Gods purpose will be worked out through…   (click here to read more)

Stuart, Jill & Pete Briscoe

Weathering the Storms of Life - Part 1
with Stuart, Jill & Pete Briscoe from 'Telling the Truth'

Life is full of squalls - sudden unannounced and unexpected storms that can lead us to question if God is in control of our lives. Death, sickness, unemployment, broken relationships, fears and failures are some of the troubles Satan uses to swamp us with doubt, usually when we're already stressed and…   (click here to read more)

Today's Articles  from  StudyLight and LiveAsIf

A Great House Falls
'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

I will honor only those who honor me, and I will despise those who despise me. I will put an end to your family, so it will no longer serve as my priests. – 1 Samuel 2:30b-31a Eli was a good man with bad sons, a frequent phenomenon in the Bible. Eli’s two sons were supposed to assist him at the…(continue reading article)

Looking at the Unseen
'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

“Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things…(continue reading article)

Accepting Christ
''Winging It' from Stan Smith

This is the key, isn't it? We -- we Christians -- all know it. It is the event, the point, the aim. What we pray for, want, hope, and work toward is to get as many as possible to accept Christ as their personal Savior. That's the phrase. "Accept Christ as your personal Savior." Where did that come from?…(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
•  Leaning Into Grace - Quiet Time
•  Why Dr Luke Wrote His Gospel - Word from Scotland

Additional Articles

•  The Architect and the Builder - Find the Call
•  The End Times? - 'Christ in You...'
•  Little Baby Feet - Refreshment in Refuge
•  Our Chemistry Between Us - Inspiration For You
•  Bible and Quote May 9-13, 2011 - Bible verse and quote
•   A Thankful Spirit and Giving Heart - Point of Reference

Additional Articles

•  Immanuel - God's Words For US
•  The Right Tool - Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 21:9 - It is better to live in a corner of a roof Than in a house shared with a contentious woman.
Words to Ponder
When the arrow of a saint's prayer is put into the bow of Christ's intercession it pierces the throne of grace. - Thomas Watson (1620-86)
Daily Dose
Daily Toon
Daily Devotionals  for  December 7

Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"
Repentance

Conviction of sin is best portrayed in the words - "My sins, my sins, my Saviour, How sad on Thee they fall." Conviction of sin is one of the rarest things that ever strikes a man. It is the threshold of an understanding of God. Jesus Christ said that when the Holy Spirit came He would convict of sin,…… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"
Morning and Evening for January 25

"I will mention the lovingkindnesses of the Lord, and the praises of the Lord, according to all that the Lord hath bestowed on us." - Isaiah 63:7 And canst thou not do this? Are there no mercies which thou hast experienced? What though thou art gloomy now, canst thou forget that blessed hour when Jesus met…… — (click here to read more)

Daily Light on the Daily Path
Morning / Evening Devotional — December 7

He hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. The LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. — Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. — As by one man's disobedience… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"
Gift of Strength; Peace to Bless

"The LORD will give strength unto His people; the LORD will bless His people with peace."   Psalms 29:11 David had just heard the voice of the LORD in a thunderstorm and had seen His power in the hurricane whose path he had described; and now, in the cool calm after the storm, that overwhelming power by which heaven and earth are shaken is promised… — (click here to read more)

Voice of the Lord
Devotional for 'Kislev 07'

When Rabbi Joshua went to Athens to argue with the renowned philosophers there, they asked him, "Where is the centre of the world?" The rabbi pointed to a spot near his feet and said,"Here!" The Greeks responded, "How can you prove it?" Joshua answered, "Bring ropes and measure" (Bechorot 8b). Rabbi Joshua rightly discerned that his audience would never… — (click here to read more)

Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
An Open Letter

Good Friends. When I began this column two years ago I had already been writing it as a personal email to a cadre of friends and their friends. The sheer volume of emails was so great that AOL twice terminated me because they felt it was excessive and violated my agreement with them. When I was invited to join Study…… — (click here to read more)

'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes
Changed perspectives in church

Another thing that brings about a changed perspective when we make our way to the house of God is the reading and exposition of the Scriptures. I make this statement on the assumption that the Scriptures are expounded in your church, for, sadly, in some congregations this is not so. In the days of the psalmist, of course,…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen
Practicing

Practicing - What a controversial verse! There have been many debates about the person speaking these words. Was it Paul before his life was changed? Is it the state of a hypothetical unbeliever? Or is it about the experience of tension found in the believer's battle with sin? The Greek verb is prasso. This…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer
Morning / Evening Devotional — December 7

It will probably be found at last that there is no sin except sin of the mind. It is the carnal mind that is enmity against God, that is not subject to the law of God, neither can be. It should, however, be remembered that when the Bible speaks of the mind it does not refer to the intellect alone. The whole personality is included in the concept;… … — (click here to read more)

The Believer's Daily Remembrancer
I rejoice in thy salvation. - 1 Samuel 2:1

I rejoice in thy salvation. - 1 Samuel 2:1

God's salvation is a deliverance from the worst of evils, of freest grace, for the best of purposes. He saves the poor and needy, the guilty and the distressed, who call upon Him, and believe upon Him. And we who have obtained mercy, should with Hannah rejoice in God's salvation, as those who have…

… — (click here to read more)

Christian Headlines  from  The Christian Post

Ben Watson Sports IJM Cleats at Ravens Game, Shares Story of Sex Trafficking Survivor

Injured Baltimore Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson sported custom cleats from the stands Sunday as part of an effort called #MyCauseMyCleats, which permitted NFL players to wear personalized cleats during Week 13 games as a show of support for their charitable causes.

2017 Grammy Award Nominees: Hillary Scott, Crowder, Kirk Franklin Up for Best Album Awards

The 59th annual Grammy Awards nominations have been announced and this year's list features some of Christian music's biggest names.

Pope Francis: People Who Report Fake News Are Like Those Who Eat Poop

Pope Francis, the head of the Roman Catholic Church, has compared those who smear politicians or engage in deceptive news reporting with people who like eating fecal matter.

Americans Expected to Name Babies Born in 2017 After Deities as Australian State Bans God, Christ, Lord, Satan

The state government of Victoria, Australia, has included God, Christ, Lord and Satan on a list of more than 40 baby names they have banned as being either too offensive or official as American parents are expected to trend toward adopting names of more mythological deities and supreme evil beings like Lucifer.

Historic Christian Church to Be Converted Into Mosque; Members Take Down Cross From Alter

A Christian congregation in Connecticut that dates back to the 1600s has sold its church building to a Muslim group that plans to turn the building into a mosque.

Arizona Christian Artists May Face Jail Time for Refusing to Service Gay Wedding

A pair of Christian artists may face several months in prison for refusing to make wedding invitations for a same-sex ceremony due to an Arizona city ordinance.

Amazon Halts Sale of 'Allah' Doormats Amid Complaints, but Still Offers Jesus Mats

The web commerce giant Amazon.com has removed Allah-themed doormats and dog mats from its website after Muslims complained that the products were offensive. But at the same time, the website hasn't removed doormats featuring the face of Jesus.

Greg Laurie: Christmas Is Jesus' Riches-To-Rags Story of Leaving Heaven's Glory for Earth

Greg Laurie, senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California, says all too often people romanticize the Christmas story and fail to grasp the powerful meaning behind it.

Too Much Christmas, Too Little Advent?

Advent has been buried under a pile of twinkle lights, plastic reindeer, and the Grinch. Here's why.

Divorce and Remarriage: A Biblical Perspective

Those who find themselves in this situation must spend extended time in the Word and obedience to it, as well as extended times of prayer and fasting, and seeking godly counsel

5-Y-O Child Given OK to Start Sex Change in Australia

An Australian court has approved a controversial parental request to allow a 5-year-old child, born male but described as intersex in media reports, to undergo gender reassignment surgery and identify as female.

Anti-Discrimination Laws Are Being 'Weaponized' Against Christians, UK Report Warns

A new report on the erosion of religious liberties in the U.K., seen in several high-profile court cases concerning Christians, warns that anti-discrimination laws are being used as a "weapon," and could end up suppressing the freedoms of many people in society.

Worship Leaders Explain Why Singing in Church Is Important, Even for 'Lousy Singers'

Despite the self-consciousness Christians who don't like to sing at church feel, worship leaders must create an environment where every member feels comfortable joining in as a part of the congregation's ministry, say church leaders who strive to hear every voice lifted in praise to Jesus.

Emboldened by Trump, Ohio Lawmakers Pass Bill Banning Abortions Once Heartbeat Is Detected

Emboldened by the election of Donald Trump, Republicans in the Ohio General Assembly joined their counterparts in the Senate on Tuesday in approving a bill banning abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected. It will become law in the next 10 days if Republican Gov. John Kasich doesn't veto it.

Did You Know Google Is Involved in Criminal Justice Reform?

As the American criminal justice system remains broken in numerous ways, Google has taken on the call to spread awareness to its millions of users about the injustices that thousands of Americans face every day because of the way prison systems are run and laws are written.

YouVersion Bible App Hits Quarter of a Billion Downloads

The popular YouVersion Bible App has reached a new download milestone, surpassing a quarter of a billion downloads.

The Court Defends 'In God We Trust'

Editorial cartoon on "In God We Trust" court case

Satanists Claim Texas Rule Requiring Aborted Babies to Be Buried Violates Religious Freedom

The Satanic Temple is threatening to file a lawsuit against the state of Texas over new regulations that require abortion providers to either bury or cremate aborted babies, arguing that the rules violate the group's religious beliefs because it promotes the idea of "fetal personhood."

Chip and Joanna Gaines Under Fire From PC Police

Chip and Joanna Gaines Under Fire From PC Police

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Lectionary Calendar
Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
the Second Week of Advent
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Today in Christian History
1661
Under pressure from the British Parliament, the American Colony of Massachusetts suspended its Corporal Punishment Act of 1656, which had imposed harsh penalties on Quakers and other religious Nonconformists.
Daily Reading Plan
Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
Ezekiel 10-11; Isaiah 42; Ephesians 4:1-16:
I looked, and I saw the likeness of a throne of lapis lazuli above the vault that was over the heads of the cherubim.The said to the man clothed in linen, “Go in among the wheels beneath the cherubim. Fill your hands with burning coals from among the cherubim and scatter them over the city.” And as I watched, he went in.Now the cherubim were standing on the south side of the temple when the man went in, and a cloud…
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