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Dr. James Boice

Sure I Believe, So What?
with Dr. James Boice from 'The Bible Study Hour'

Many have wondered if the book of James’ emphasis on good works is in contradiction to Paul’s teaching on faith through grace alone. In this message compellingly titled, “Sure I Believe, So What!?” Dr. Boice explains how James actually contributes to a fuller understanding of…   (click here to read more)

Skip Heitzig

Learning to Tell Time, Part 2
with Skip Heitzig from 'The Connection'

Why did Jesus come at the time that He did? Why not earlier? Why not later? Were there any indicators that pointed to His timely entrance into the world? Skip answers those questions in the message “Learning to Tell Time.”   (click here to read more)

Pastor Rick Warren

Love Lets It Go, Pt 1
with Pastor Rick Warren from 'Daily Hope'

Everyone has a life principle, whether it’s comfort, fun, safety, or affirmation. Join Pastor Rick for this series that walks through the ways to make love the most important goal of your life and be obedient to Christ: “Let love be your greatest aim” (1 Corinthians 14:1). Life is all…   (click here to read more)

Dr. James Dobson

From Poverty to Ph.D. - II
with Dr. James Dobson from 'Family Talk'

No matter how hopeless our circumstances may appear, we are always in the palm of God’s hand. On today’s edition of Family Talk, Dr. Carol Swain sits down with Dr. Dobson to recount her divinely-guided journey of hope and perseverance. From growing up in abject poverty to becoming a highly…   (click here to read more)

Today's Articles  from  StudyLight and LiveAsIf

My Church?!?
'Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley

Not long ago I received an email that had a curious comment in it. Along with a prayer request was the reference by the sender to "her church." Now, before you think that I am going to go through that whole rigamarole of, "it's not our church it's Christ's church, He died for it," relax.…(continue reading article)

Obey, Don't Feel
'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

  If another believer sins, rebuke him; then if he repents, forgive him. Luke 17:3 Forgiveness is first granted, then felt. Christians frequently raise the objection that if you act forgiving without really feeling it, you are guilty of hypocrisy. But we find in Luke 17 that feelings are not a necessary…(continue reading article)

The Word Became Flesh (John 1:14)
'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

How can mortal man comment on such a lofty concept? What can be written that has not already been said in more eloquent or understandable terms? What possible light can a frail one such as I shed on such a gigantic source of illumination? Some passages only beg to be exposed to the heart and mind and let the power of God…(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
•  The Nature of Truth - 'Winging It
•  The Commandments Cannot Make You Righteous In the Eyes of God - Word from Scotland

Additional Articles

•  Rugged Beauty - Find the Call
•  Is It Worth It - 'Christ in You...'
•  What Song Is the Most Sung in the U.S.? - Refreshment in Refuge
•  Laughter is the Best Medicine - Inspiration For You
•  Bible and Quote Feb 11-15 - Bible verse and quote
•   Christian Healthcare? - Point of Reference

Additional Articles

•  Our Words of Worship - God's Words For US
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 10:12 - Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all transgressions.
Words to Ponder
The only ultimate disaster that can befall us, I have come to realize, is to feel ourselves at home here on earth. - Malcolm Muggeridge
Daily Dose
Daily Toon
Daily Devotionals  for  July 20

Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"
Morning and Evening for June 13

"Whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely." - Revelation 22:17 Jesus says, "take freely." He wants no payment or preparation. He seeks no recommendation from our virtuous emotions. If you have no good feelings, if you be but willing, you are invited; therefore come! You have no belief and no…… — (click here to read more)

Daily Light on the Daily Path
Morning / Evening Devotional — July 20

They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief. — In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. Such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners. — That ye may be blameless… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"
Looking for Him

"Unto them that look for Him shall He appear the second time without sin unto salvation."   Hebrews 9:28 This is our hope. He to whom we have already looked as coming once to bear the sins of many will have another manifestation to the sons of men; this is a happy prospect in itself. But that second appearing has certain peculiar marks which glorify… — (click here to read more)

Voice of the Lord
Devotional for 'Tammuz 26'

There are two types of forgiveness taught in the Scriptures. Transactional forgiveness is intended to restore the relationship between the one who has seriously sinned and the one who has been wronged. The repentant one says, "I was wrong, will you forgive me?" He desires to make restitution and the relationship can be restored. This is the right way to… — (click here to read more)

Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
God is not Overblown

William Shakespeare wrote a play with the title, "Much Ado About Nothing." In our world today we have some rather glaring instances of just that. Many things are overblown and made more extravagant and important than necessary. Kind of like awards shows devised by the people who will receive the awards so they can have…… — (click here to read more)

'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes
A budding romance

As Naomi ponders the sovereignty of God in the meeting between Ruth and Boaz, she begins to realize there is a distinct possibility that Boaz will take on the responsibility of marrying Ruth and providing the security she needs in the future. She begins, therefore, to formulate a clear and daring plan to ensure the continuance…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Nothing - The Greek is oudeis from ou (meaning "not") and heis (meaning "one"). Literally it means "not one thing". Jesus is speaking to his disciples. He tells them that he is the vital energy of their lives (the vine). They are the recipients of that vital energy (the branches). What they accomplish…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer
Morning / Evening Devotional — July 20

While Jesus grew through the various stages of developing childhood, He never saw a mechanical device more complicated than a cart. He never saw paper, or plastic, or a telephone, or a radio, or a camera, or a printed sheet, or a paved highway, or a gun, or a steam engine, or an electric motor. No one in His day ever got vaccinated or took vitamin… … — (click here to read more)

The Believer's Daily Remembrancer
"Pray that ye enter not into temptation." Luke 22:40

"Pray that ye enter not into temptation." Luke 22:40

TEMPTATIONS are trials; but by temptations very generally we understand solicitations to evil. Satan is the arch-tempter; he uses every possible variety of instruments, to draw us into sin and folly; consequently we are always in danger from him. But we are liable to be led astray…

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Christian Headlines  from  The Christian Post

'Love and Lies' Spoilers: Romance Is a Government-Controlled Affair in New Japanese Animated Series Available on Amazon Prime

In the not so distant future, telling lies is prohibited, and falling in love is even more forbidden. This is the premise of the new romance anime series "Koi to Uso" or "Love and Lies."

Barcelona Transfer Rumors 2017: Barca Not Abandoning Pursuit of Marco Verratti

In a press conference on Monday, media members barraged Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde with questions about Marco Verratti, and Valverde hinted that they would continue to pursue a deal to bring the latter to Camp Nou until the final day of the summer transfer window.

'Welcome to the Ballroom' Anime Spoilers: Aimless Youth Finds Love for Dancing in New Series Available on Amazon Prime

There is nothing Tatara Fujita wants more than to be good at something and aim for something that he truly loves. Will he finally be able to find his calling in the new Japanese sports anime series "Ballroom e Youkoso" or "Welcome to the Ballroom?"

Arsenal Transfer Rumors 2017: Team to Pursue Moussa Dembele If Alexis Sanchez Leaves

According to the Express, Arsenal have been eyeing Celtic striker Moussa Dembele and they will reportedly pursue him if their star forward decides to leave this summer.

'Deadpool 2' News, Release Date: Josh Brolin Says Sequel Is Funnier Than First Movie

When "Deadpool" hit theaters last year, it made moviegoers chuckle off their feet. Thanks to its unique sense of humor, the movie successfully drew critical acclaim and became one of the highest-grossing superhero films to date, earning $783 million in global box office. But while the original movie was good enough, actor Josh Brolin recently teased that its sequel will be even funnier.

'Clean Freak! Aoyama-kun' Anime Spoilers: Can Soccer Player With Obsessive Penchant for Cleanliness Lead His Team to Victory?

A young soccer prodigy, simply named Aoyama, is a genius at his chosen sport. His unique style on the field is featured in the new Japanese sports anime series "Keppeki Danshi! Aoyama-kun" or "Clean Freak! Aoyama-kun."

'Aladdin' Remake Cast News: Who is Jasmine Actress Naomi Scott?

British actress Naomi Scott has been cast as Jasmine in Disney's upcoming project, the "Aladdin" live-action remake.

Solving Crossword Puzzles Regularly Can Help in Keeping Brain Healthy

Playing crossword puzzles regularly can help improve brain function later in life. This claim was arrived at after a new study found a link between daily puzzling to better memory and reasoning. Specifically, tackling crossword puzzles every day can help keep the mind 10 years younger.

'Scandal' Season 7 Premiere Spoilers: Who Will Die Between Olivia and Mellie?

Someone will end up dying pretty soon in the next season of "Scandal." Will it be Olivia (Kerry Washington) or Mellie (Bellamy Young)?

'The Bold and the Beautiful' Spoilers This Week: Is Sheila Using Quinn's New Heartbreak to Earn His Trust?

Eric (John McCook) will continue to have Sheila's (Kimberlin Brown) support in Thursday's episode of "The Bold and the Beautiful."

Meizu Pro 7 Coming July 26 With Plus Version; Specs Detailed

After being the subject of a flurry of leaks and reports, the Meizu Pro 7 and the Pro 7 Plus will finally be made official next week.

Expert Warns Parents Against Over-Sterilizing Homes, Says Germs Help Boost Kids' Immune System

A germ expert warned parents against over-sterilizing their homes as this will weaken their children's bodily defenses. Instead, he advised them to expose their kids to microbes to boost their defenses against illnesses. This advice came from Prof. Jack Gilbert, director of the University of Chicago's Microbiome Center.

'Dragon Ball Super' Episode 100: Caulifla Tries to Transform Into Super Saiyan Blue

Episode 100 will see Caulifla ask Goku to teach her to become a Super Saiyan.

'Turn: Washington's Spies' Season 4 Episode 7: Loyalties Begin to Shift

Episode 7 will see a conflict between Abe and Ben's plans.

'Spider-Man' PS4: Characters, Plot and More Teased in New Footage and Artworks

Insomniac Games has offered a better look at the highly anticipated PlayStation 4 (PS4) exclusive, "Spider-Man," by releasing artworks and a behind-the-scenes footage at D23 Expo.

MacBook Pro 2017 Release Date, Specs and Features: New Laptops Launched During WWDC Come With Newest Intel CPU

Apple has just announced the new MacBook Pro during their Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) event, which started June 5, and the new laptop now boasts the latest Intel Kaby Lake processors, an upgrade from the Skylake chips of the older model.

'Sherlock' Season 5 Air Date, Spoilers: World War II Episode Featuring Nazis Might Happen

While "Sherlock" has not been cancelled, creator Mark Gatiss has no idea when season 5 will begin filming.

'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' Season 8: Margaret Josephs Joins

Margaret Josephs is reportedly the newest housewife in the Bravo reality series.

'The Young and the Restless' Spoilers This Week: Tessa and Mariah to See Each Other Romantically?

The friendship between Tessa (Cait Fairbanks) and Mariah (Camryn Grimes) will take an interesting turn on the next episode of "The Young and the Restless" this week.

'Roseanne' Revival Air Date, Cast News: Sarah Chalke Excited to Return in New Role

Sarah Chalke won't reveal her new role but she originally played Becky Conner in "Roseanne."

Lectionary Calendar
Thursday, July 20th, 2017
the Week of Proper 10 / Ordinary 15
Today in Christian History
Colonial clergyman Jonathan Edwards, 23, married Sarah Pierpont, 16. Theirmarriage prospered for over 30 years, before his premature death in 1758. Sarah herself diedonly six months later, at 48.
Daily Reading Plan
Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
1 Kings 21; Amos 5; 1 Corinthians 7:25-40:
Some time later there was an incident involving a vineyard belonging to Naboth the Jezreelite. The vineyard was in Jezreel, close to the palace of Ahab king of Samaria.Ahab said to Naboth, “Let me have your vineyard to use for a vegetable garden, since it is close to my palace. In exchange I will give you a better vineyard or, if you prefer, I will pay you whatever it is worth.”But Naboth replied, “The forbid that I should give you…
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