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More Dinghy Than a Cruise Ship
with Max Lucado from 'Max on Life'

Speaker: Max Lucado   (click here to read more)

How to Resist Temptation
with Greg Laurie from 'A New Beginning'

How can we consistently avoid sin? Pastor Greg Laurie says, stay away from temptation, and stay in the will of God! Thursday on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie brings a practical look at resisting the lures of our spiritual adversary.   (click here to read more)

Let IT Work
with Dr. Tony Evans from 'The Alternative'

There's a balance in the Christian life. There’s the balance between faith and works, giving and receiving, planting and reaping. Next time on The Alternative, Dr. Tony Evans explores this biblical balancing act and points out what we need to do to see it work.   (click here to read more)

Ask the Rosbergs: "Are the Foundations to a Life-Long Marriage the Same for Every Couple?"
with Dr. Gary and Barb Rosberg from 'America’s Family Coaches'

Today Dr. Gary and Barb answer one listener's seemingly simple question on this episode of Ask the Rosberg.   (click here to read more)

Today's Articles  from  StudyLight and LiveAsIf

Profiles of the Prophets; The Series (18 of TBD)
'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

Samuel - Teacher, Prophet and Prophet Teacher (5 of 5) Focus Text: 1 Samuel 25.1 Sometimes the death of the greatest of men is afforded little space in the history books. Certainly this was true of Moses about whom the scriptures simply say he died, he was buried by the LORD, and…(continue reading article)

Living Carefree
'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

  Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about what happens to you. 1 Pe. 5:7 Who doesn’t have cares? Who does not live with worries and concerns about the future? One of the many downsides to being finite is that we cannot foresee the future. We don’t even have a full grasp…(continue reading article)

Serving In The Kingdom Of God Is Highly Challenging!
'Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw

In Luke Chapter 6 and at verse 20, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is preparing His disciples for service in the Kingdom of God.   The following sentences are almost a series of contradictions but disciples soon realise that they are true and real. Jesus Christ is speaking about the Kingdom of God, and what Jesus…(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 Fruit Carver - Find the Call
•  The Search For Comfort - 'Christ in You...'

Additional Articles

•  Misplaced Faith Leads Nowhere - Refreshment in Refuge
•  Laughter is the Best Medicine - Inspiration For You
•  Bible and quote September 17-21 - Bible verse and quote
•  Along The Roman Road - God's Words For US
•   EVE AND SARAH, MOTHERS OF US ALL - Point of Reference
•  Perfect - Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

Additional Articles

•  Jesus, the Friend of Sinners - 'Winging It
•  Being Lead to Who I Want To Be - Quiet Time
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 10:26 - Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes, So is the lazy one to those who send him.
Words to Ponder
Faith keeps the hearts from sinking in despair, fear keeps it from floating in presumption. - Thomas Watson (1620-86)
Daily Dose
Daily Devotionals  for  August 3

Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"
The Big Compelling Of God

Jerusalem stands in the life of Our Lord as the place where He reached the climax of His Father's will. "I seek not Mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent Me." That was the one dominating interest all through our Lord's life, and the things He met with on the way, joy or sorrow, success or failure,…… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"
Morning and Evening for May 30

"Take us the foxes, the little foxes that spoil the vines." - Song of Solomon 2:15 A little thorn may cause much suffering. A little cloud may hide the sun. Little foxes spoil the vines; and little sins do mischief to the tender heart. These little sins burrow in the soul, and make it so full of that which…… — (click here to read more)

Daily Light on the Daily Path
Morning / Evening Devotional — August 3

His mercy is on them that fear Him. Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men! Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues. If ye call on the… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"
The Right to Holy Things

"But if the priest buy any soul with his money, he shall eat of it, and he that is born in his house: they shall eat of his meat."   Leviticus 22:11 Strangers, sojourners, and servants upon hire were not to eat of holy things. It is so in spiritual matters still. But two classes were free at the sacred table, those who were bought with the priest's… — (click here to read more)

Voice of the Lord
Devotional for 'Av 18'

Walking through the Museum of Natural History in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, I spotted a curious display: the official New York City bird. It was a cockroach! If you live in New York City like I do, you have to laugh and admit that this is a most appropriate choice. Most New Yorkers have experienced that middle-of-the-night trip to the kitchen, when… — (click here to read more)

Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
A Hard Fall

Recently my wife and I went to St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky to visit a friend of ours who had surgery to repair three massive blockages and a bad aortic valve. Only problem is we never got to the hospital itself. After finding a parking place a couple of tiers back from the front entrance we started making…… — (click here to read more)

'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes
Spiritual dryness

Ruth arrived on the scene in the period when the judges ruled in Israel. The children of Israel had occupied the land for some time.But the peace and prosperity that had been theirs disappeared after Joshua's death, when the people returned to their evil and disobedient ways. The condition of Israel at the time Ruth…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen
Willing

Willing - Thelo is one of the most important Greek words in the New Testament. It implies more than a conscious thought toward desire. It means to actively carry out the intention. To will is to do. There is an incredible truth involved in this verse. It is the truth that spiritual knowledge is based on…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer
Morning / Evening Devotional — August 3

There is a deeply spiritual and thoroughly mystical quality in New Testament religion that we cannot afford to ignore if we would be Christians in fact as well as in name. I think it well to let our worshiping hearts decide our theological questions. After the purity of the text has been established and the mind assured that the translation is… … — (click here to read more)

The Believer's Daily Remembrancer
"The Lord thinketh upon me." Psalms 40:17

"The Lord thinketh upon me." Psalms 40:17

WHEN we think of the greatness and glory of Jehovah, man appears so worthless and insignificant, that we are ready to ask, " Will the Lord regard us, bless us, and dwell with us?" Yes - He has promised to do so in His word, and He has informed us that His thoughts are perpetually taken…

… — (click here to read more)

Christian Headlines  from  The Christian Post

'The LORD Bless You'

We use the word bless a lot. It's an apropos response to someone who is sneezing, or we might use it to end a conversation: "Well, it's really good to see you! God bless!" And sometimes we may hear someone who has no interest in Jesus Christ say this or that is a blessing. But they don't even know what the word really means.

John Piper Says God Allowed a 'Tactical Defeat Over the Gospel' With Mars Hill Dissolution

Prominent evangelical Christian leader John Piper has suggested that God allowed Mars Hill Church to collapse as a "tactical defeat" in the overall war between good and evil.

SBC President Ronnie Floyd Urges 'Moral Courage' as Congress Debate Defunding Planned Parenthood Today

As thousands of Southern Baptists converge in Nashville, Tennessee for a missions conference today where the 15.5 million member denomination is headquartered, Pastor Ronnie Floyd, president of the denomination, issued a call for Americans to "Stand Up With Moral Courage and Address the Planned Parenthood Debacle."

So. Baptist, Catholic Churches Rocked by Explosion in New Mexico; Police Investigate if It's Bomb

Explosions rocked a Southern Baptist church and a Catholic church in Las Cruces, New Mexico today within 30 minutes of each other, causing no injuries and only minor damage, according to a local newspaper.

Ed Stetzer Joins Colson Center President John Stonestreet to Co-Host 'BreakPoint This Week'

Christian missiologist and LifeWay Research President Ed Stetzer will be joining BreakPoint, co-hosting a program that will broadcast on more than 400 stations nationwide.

Sony Xperia C5 Ultra to Be Unveiled Today, Packs 6-Inch 1080p Display, 13MP Camera

For the past few days, Sony has been teasing a device that it will launch today, Aug. 3. Before the smartphone becomes officially launched, here are its specs based on leaks and rumors.

What If Jesus Invited You to Come and Follow Him?

The most important decision a person will ever make is whether or not to follow Jesus Christ.

Lenovo Vibe P1 Pro Has Its Specs Leaked, Could Boast Fingerprint Scanner, All-Metal Body

Lenovo may not be as popular in the smartphone niche as it currently is in the PC industry, but it is strongly catching up.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Rumors: Upcoming Android Flagship Phablet Not-Expandable?

In less than a few weeks, Samsung is set to launch its latest Galaxy Note smartphone. And as the rumored announcement date draws near, more and more alleged specs are being revealed.

Man Gets 80 Years in Prison for Killing of Pregnant Girlfriend Who Refused Abortion; He Wanted Relationship With Other Woman

A 24-year-old man who was convicted of hiring a hit man to kill his pregnant girlfriend because she refused to abort their unborn child so he could "stay with ... his other girlfriend," was sentenced to 80 years in prison for the crime last Thursday, but he still maintains that he is innocent.

HTC Desire 828 Specs: Release Date Hitting China Soon as Android Phone Shows Up at TENAA

HTC may be struggling to find its place in the Android food chain, but that does not mean that the company is not doing anything to make things right. In another attempt to woo the Chinese market, the Taiwanese manufacturer will soon launch another Desire smartphone.

Turing Phone Specs, Release Date: Meet The Smartphone Whose Casing is Stronger Than Steel

For smartphone enthusiasts and owners who are looking for a durable and stylish-looking device, the Turing Phone could be the answer.

Boko Haram Kills 16 Christian Fishermen by Slitting Their Throats Off the Shores of Lake Chad

The Boko Haram terrorist outfit in Northeast Nigeria has killed 16 Christian men on the shores of Lake Chad by slitting their throats, an international Catholic humanitarian organization is reporting.

Samsung Galaxy A8 Specs, Release Date: New Midranger Hits Indian Market

In an attempt to further expand its reach in the competitive Indian market, Samsung has launched its Galaxy A8 specs in the Asian sub-continent.

If We Remain Silent About Abortion, We are Choosing Death

Two years ago, I mustered the courage to ask my mother why she did not have an abortion.

Lionsgate's 'Robin Hood: Origins' On the Hunt for Its Lead Actor

With four "Robin Hood" movie projects in the works in Hollywood, it is not surprising to see the studios trying to get ahead of each other as they try to develop their movies. Lionsgate is one of those studios and in an exclusive report in Deadline, the studio has reportedly started hunting for the lead star for its film "Robin Hood: Origins."

Paramount Wants Tom Cruise to Do Another 'Mission Impossible'

"Mission: Impossible 5 - Rogue Nation" is doing well so far in the box office - grossing more than $120 million in its opening alone. The U.S. opening accounted for almost half of that at $56 million, while the rest of the world brought in $65 million during the movie's opening, according to reports.

Horror Video Game 'Until Dawn' Ready for Retail

Another horror video game is hoping to change the way gamers look at the horror video game genre. The upcoming video game "Until Dawn" which is a PlayStation 4 exclusive has recently gone gold, or it now ready for shipping to game retailers. The game's developer Supermassive Games made the announcement on Twitter, which meant that in a few weeks, the game will find its way to retailer stores.

Sony Xperia C5 Ultra and Xperia M5 Designs Leaked Online

With the announcement of Sony's newest handsets just around the corner, online leakers are at it again, leaking designs of the two phones that are set to be revealed by the Japanese phone manufacturer. Images of the new Xperia C5 Ultra and the Xperia M5 were found online recently.

Cleveland Cavaliers News: Team to Use Trade Exception

Still looking to improve on their roster, the Cleveland Cavaliers are now looking at the trade market to bring in more role players.

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Lectionary Calendar
Monday, August 3rd, 2015
the Week of Proper 13 / Ordinary 18
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Today in Christian History
1902
Birth of Martin Noth, German Lutheran Old Testament scholar. His researches concentrated on the "history-of-traditions" approach to analyzing and understanding the Old Testament writings.
Daily Reading Plan
Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
2 Kings 15-16; Micah 5:2-15; 2 Corinthians 2:5-3:18:
In the twenty-seventh year of Jeroboam king of Israel, Azariahson of Amaziah king of Judah began to reign.He was sixteen years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem fifty-two years. His mother’s name was Jekoliah; she was from Jerusalem.He did what was right in the eyes of the , just as his father Amaziah had done.The high places, however, were not removed; the people continued to offer sacrifices and burn incense there.The afflicted the king with leprosyuntil…
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