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Set Free From Me - Part 4
with Pastor Rick Warren from 'Daily Hope'

Whenever we’re afraid, we need to turn our thoughts to God. This is how God’s Spirit sets us free from fear. The Bible says, “For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s…   (click here to read more)

What Makes America Great
with Dr. Dobson from 'Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk'

What are the characteristics that make America great? On today's Family Talk, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal shares powerful personal stories from his childhood, and discusses the impact that the Obama administration has had on the American dream.   (click here to read more)

Know What You're Getting
with Dennis Rainey from 'FamilyLife Today®'

Dreaming of your future spouse? Pastor Dan Chun encourages singles to closely observe the person they're dating and invites them to ask some key questions. Once infatuated, or in the weird zone as he calls it, it's hard to judge a person's character accurately. Chun advises singles to take their time…   (click here to read more)

Reaching Out to Christ When Life is Caving In, Part 2
with Pastor Mike Fabarez from 'Focal Point'

Life can be so unsure.  One minute we’re on firm footing … then suddenly, the bottom drops out from under us.  The next thing we know, we’re in a proverbial hole, looking up.  Of course, we could try to dig our way out.  On this edition of Focal Point, Mike Fabarez…   (click here to read more)

Navigating End of Life Decisions (Part 1 of 2)
with Jim Daly from 'Focus on the Family'

It's bad news that no one wants to face, but every family will experience it someday. On today's “ Focus on the Family ,” a heartfelt look at the end of life and what decisions your family needs to consider before that day comes.   (click here to read more)

Today's Articles  from  StudyLight and LiveAsIf

He Once was Unprofitable to You
'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

Some One Chapter Blessings – Philemon Focus Text: Philemon 1.11 A leopard can’t change its spots but what has that to do with human beings? God is a God of second, third, and fourth chances! Thankfully, He is not like we are in that His patience and mercy is virtually inexhaustible. Consider the need for…(continue reading article)

The Key of David
'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

  "To the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: "The Holy One, the True One, the One who has the key of David, who opens and no one will close, and closes and no one opens says:" - Revelation 3:7 HCSB The phrase “Key of David” is only found twice in the Bible. It is found…(continue reading article)

It's A Woman's Prerogative To Change Her Mind
'Quiet Time' from Kasia Kedzia

“The enemies chief target is the mind because the most effective way to influence behavior is to influence thinking.” – Beth Moore  A friend once told me to try to pray more than I think. It has been cherished advice since, even if I don’t apply it nearly enough. In each moment when…(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
•  Is It Possible To Follow Jesus Christ From Wrong Reasons? - Word from Scotland
•  Special Cases Task Force - Find the Call

Additional Articles

•  Will He Hear? - 'Christ in You...'
•  It will be Done for Them - Refreshment in Refuge
•  Be Passionate - Inspiration For You
•  Bible and Quote November 12-16 - Bible verse and quote
•  Christian Community - Point of Reference
•  Come By Here - God's Words For US

Additional Articles

•  How are our Hearts? - Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
•  Wrong Answer - 'Winging It
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 15:32 - He who neglects discipline despises himself, But he who listens to reproof acquires understanding.
Words to Ponder
In his enthusiasm, the evangelist often finds it difficult seriously to imagine that anyone could be called not to be an evangelist. The man of vision and imagination finds it difficult to see the value of those who do no more than plod on faithfully along a well-tried road. The man whose concern is in personal dealing with people and leading them to understand God better finds it difficult to be patient with the theologian or the Christian philosopher whose work is in the quiet of a book-lined study. Yet the truth is that the wholeness which God is working to achieve is never complete in an individual, but through individuals living together as one body, each supplying the deficiencies of the others. - J. B. Phillips, Making Men Whole
Daily Dose
Daily Devotionals  for  July 7

Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"
All Noble Things Are Difficult

If we are going to live as disciples of Jesus, we have to remember that all noble things are difficult. The Christian life is gloriously difficult, but the difficulty of it does not make us faint and cave in, it rouses us up to overcome. Do we so appreciate the marvellous salvation of Jesus Christ that we are our utmost…… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"
Morning and Evening for June 26

"Art thou become like unto us?" - Isaiah 14:10 What must be the apostate professor's doom when his naked soul appears before God? How will he bear that voice, "Depart, ye cursed; thou hast rejected me, and I reject thee; thou hast played the harlot, and departed from me: I also have banished thee for…… — (click here to read more)

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

Then was Jesus led up of the spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. In the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared; though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; and being… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"
A Mountain Choir

"Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into singing, O mountains: for the LORD hath comforted His people, and will have mercy upon His afflicted."   Isaiah 49:13 So sweet are the comforts of the LORD, that not only the saints themselves may sing of them, but even the heavens and the earth may take up the song. It takes something to… — (click here to read more)

Voice of the Lord
Devotional for 'Tammuz 20'

When my husband was in seminary, he received a rather odd homework assignment: he was to spend twenty minutes a day with his wife, just talking. Every single day. No exceptions. ...set side twenty minutes to spend with the Lord, just talking with him, listening, and enjoying our… — (click here to read more)

Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
First Steps

One week ago today 74 year old John Meeks had surgery to repair a broken hip. Last Saturday he walked from his bed to the door. That may be only about twelve feet or so but it was a monumental accomplishment for John. His new hip has a new ball joint and several accessories that regular hips don't have. Those additions…… — (click here to read more)

'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes
More about sovereignty

We said yesterday that when Mordecai and Esther were confronted with the news of Haman's edict, they surely must have glimpsed something of the sovereignty of God, which had led them to Persia and overruled their lives there. The issue of divine sovereignty is something about which we, as Christians, ought never to…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen
Sympathetic

Sympathetic - Sumpatheis. A combination word from sum (with or added to) and pathos (suffering, misfortune). This word means a lot more than the watered down version we have in English. Sympathetic in English carries the idea of sharing the same feeling. So, I can say, "I'm sympathetic to your…… — (click here to read more)

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

Whether or not the Christian should separate himself from the world is not open to debate. The question has been settled for him by the Sacred Scriptures, an authority from which there can be no appeal. The New Testament is very plain: "They are not of the world," said our Lord, "even as I am not of the world." James wrote, "Ye… … — (click here to read more)

The Believer's Daily Remembrancer
"I will not remember thy sins." Isaiah 13:25

"I will not remember thy sins." Isaiah 13:25

WE need fear nothing but sin; and we have no reason to fear whether God will pardon that, and save us from it, if we believe in Jesus, confess and forsake it. He has promised, "I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more."…

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Christian Headlines  from  The Christian Post

South Carolina One Step Closer to Removing Confederate Flag From Capitol Grounds

South Carolina is one step closer to removing a Confederate battle flag from its capitol grounds in Charleston following a vote taken in the state Senate.

'The Walking Dead' News, Update: Showrunner Scott M. Gimple Talks About Season 6 Newcomers

Fans are hankering for more updates about AMC's hit post-apocalyptic TV drama series "The Walking Dead," and its upcoming Season 6. Here's the latest we heard.

'Heroes: Reborn' Actor Zachary Levi Talks About Getting the Role of Luke

There isn't much to reveal about Zachary Levi's character in the upcoming revival series of NBC's hit supernatural TV drama series "Heroes," which is aptly called "Heroes: Reborn."

'Empire' Season 2 Cast News, Update: R&B Singer Kelly Rowland to Guest Star as Lucious' Mother

The VIP guest list on the upcoming second season of Fox's hit TV drama series "Empire" is expected to grow even longer. And just this week, another high profile personality is set to appear in a rather interesting role.

Floyd Mayweather, Jr. News: World Boxing Organization Strips Fighter of 'Fight of the Century' Welterweight Title

Recent news in the world of boxing, the World Boxing Organization has stripped off the welterweight world title that Floyd Mayweather Jr. won during his fight with the Filipino fighter, Manny "Pac-Man" Pacquiao in May 2's "Fight of the Century."

Meghan Trainor Concert Tour News, Update: Singer Announces New Concert Dates After Vocal Hemorrhage

Singer Meghan Trainor, who has been diagnosed with a hemorrhage on her vocal cords, announced new dates as well as further cancellations of her shows.

Hall of Fame Football Players Baptized in Jordan River, 'Walked Where Jesus Walked,' in Life Changing Israel Trip Sponsored by New England Patriots Owner

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft says lives were changed after he sponsored a trip to Israel where Hall of Fame football players were baptized in the Jordan River.

Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher Wedding Details Revealed: Couple Tied The Knot in 'Private, Secluded and Beautiful' Secret Garden

Aside from the big 4th of July celebration, Hollywood A-listers Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher made the weekend even grander for themselves and their people as they chose the day to secretly tie the knot.

'Witcher 3' News, Update: No DLC Coming This Week, Major Game Patch Announced Instead

CD Projekt Red recently announced a not-so-great-news that it won't be releasing the expected 16th DLC for its hit RPG game, "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt" this week.

Tasha Cobbs Unveils August Release Date for New Album, 'One Place Live'

Grammy award winning gospel singer Tasha Cobbs recently announced the official release date for her sophomore album, "One Place Live."

Has There Really Been a Surge in Black Church Burnings?

Media reports of the last week have speculated that recent fires at black churches are racist arsons somehow linked to the horrible murders at the historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina.

Ken Ham Says Christians Who Accept Evolution May Also Falsely Justify Adultery and Other 'Sinful Tendencies'

Answers in Genesis CEO and President Ken Ham has said that Christians who believe in evolution are compromising on God's truth, which can also lead to falsely justifying adultery and other "sinful tendencies."

Don't Give Obama More Power Over Schools

After spending most of June giving President Obama new authority to negotiate trade deals with low-wage countries in Asia, congressional Republicans are now poised to spend July giving Obama new authority over education in America's public schools.

An Open Letter to Pastors - Stand or Fall

Over the last few decades, Americans have seen the destruction of the institution of marriage between a man and a woman, the removal of God's Word in several areas, and the blatant murdering of millions of babies. This is an indictment against America and the pulpit is partially responsible - our silence speaks volumes.

Modern Christians and the Dumbing Down of Sin

It can be disappointing to hang out with modern Christians today. For all the emphasis on love, grace, and happiness, we seem to have forgotten that sin is real.

More Words of Encouragement From Social Conservatives

During the past few days a number of commentators have discussed the numerous parallels between the Supreme Court's recent decision in Obergefell v. Hodges and the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.

Christian Refugees Fleeing ISIS 'Will Be the Last' to Receive Help; Worldwide Christian Community Must Step Up, Says Persecution Watchdog Group

Persecution watchdog group Open Doors says Christian refugees fleeing ISIS in Iraq and Syria are among the last groups to receive help, and is calling on churches and Christian communities throughout the world to step up and provide for their brothers and sisters in Christ.

Kate Middleton, Prince William Celebrate Royal Christening of Princess Charlotte (Photos)

Kate Middleton and Prince William had their daughter, Princess Charlotte, christened in a private ceremony at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham on July 5 and members of the royal family were present for the happy occasion.

Love Didn't Win: The Constitution and Religious Freedom Lost

America's founders did their best to safeguard against this type of tyranny with the separation of powers, understanding when a government goes rogue, liberty wanes.

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Lectionary Calendar
Tuesday, July 7th, 2015
the Week of Proper 9 / Ordinary 14
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Today in Christian History
1952
Six churches met to form the Southern Baptist Association of Colorado, the first organization of this denomination in the state.
Daily Reading Plan
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1 Kings 8; Hosea 9:17-10:15; Mark 14:1-31:
Then King Solomon summoned into his presence at Jerusalem the elders of Israel, all the heads of the tribes and the chiefs of the Israelite families, to bring up the ark of the ’s covenant from Zion, the City of David.All the Israelites came together to King Solomon at the time of the festival in the month of Ethanim, the seventh month.When all the elders of Israel had arrived, the priests took up the ark,and they brought up the ark…
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