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The Hardest Peace - II
with Dr. Dobson from 'Family Talk Weekends'

Kara Tippetts is a young mom and wife without much time left. She is dying of cancer, and yet her story is one of hope and grace. Today on Family Talk, Dr. James Dobson interviews Kara Tippetts about her journey through a dire diagnosis, and the way she is preparing her family and friends for her passing…   (click here to read more)

October 25, 2014
with John Fuller from 'Focus on the Family Weekend'

When managed wisely, technology provides us with many benefits, like convenience and communication. This weekend authors Dr. Gary Chapman and Arlene Pellicane discuss the dangers of overusing digital gadgets and media. From brain chemistry to addiction, they share how technology is impacting our families.…   (click here to read more)

The Legacy of Jesus, Part 1
with John MacArthur from 'Grace to You Weekend'

Even if you don’t leave your children a house, car, or even a dime when you die . . . you’re going to leave them a legacy. Question is, what will it be? Find out what Jesus left behind for His followers . . . and how it should affect your life and legacy   (click here to read more)

There’s No Pain Like Family Pain
with Mark Gregston from 'Parenting Today's Teens Weekend'

Have family issues brought you to the end of your rope? Do interactions with your teenager leave you feeling worn out, spent, and overwhelmed? On this edition of Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston shares biblical hope and practical tips for dealing with the pain.   (click here to read more)

Today's Articles  from  StudyLight and LiveAsIf

Some One Chapter Blessings – Philemon
'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

"Therefore, Receive Him, that is, My Own Heart" Focus Text: Philemon 1.10-12 This one chapter book was written to Philemon. Paul was the immediate author, inspired by the Holy Spirit. Onesimus was a slave who had run away from his master Philemon. However, the heart of Onesimus had been touched by the gospel…(continue reading article)

The Wedding Gift
'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

But then God our Savior showed us his kindness and love. He saved us, not because of the good things we did, but because of his mercy. He washed away our sins and gave us a new life through the Holy Spirit. He generously poured out the Spirit upon us because of what Jesus Christ our Savior did. He declared us not guilty…(continue reading article)

Be Passionate
'Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell

I had the pleasure of seeing the famous blues guitarist, B.B. King perform during the 90’s in Washington D.C., and most recently here in Dallas a while back. He’s definitely slowed down some, lagging the aggressive and mesmerizing zip he once had (taking about 30 minutes to introduce his band). But, despite…(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
•  Bible and Quote November 12-16 - Bible verse and quote
•  Christian Community - Point of Reference

Additional Articles

•  Come By Here - God's Words For US
•  How are our Hearts? - Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
•  Wrong Answer - 'Winging It
•  Waiting For The Late Rains - Quiet Time
•  Might This Have Been What Jesus Christ Wrote? - Word from Scotland
•  He Upped the Ante - Find the Call

Additional Articles

•  The Light - 'Christ in You...'
•  Feet on the Ground, Glory Surrounds - Refreshment in Refuge
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 15:29 - The LORD is far from the wicked, But He hears the prayer of the righteous.
Words to Ponder
It is a singularly unpleasant thought that a book about Holy Communion is more likely to produce disagreement and controversy than one written on almost any other Christian subject. It seems a truly terrible thing that this Sacred Appointment, which was surely meant to unite, in actual practice divides Christians more sharply than any other part of their worship. Christians of various denominations may, and frequently do, work together on social projects, they may study the Scripture together, and they may ... pray together. But the moment attendance at the Lord's Table is suggested, up go the denominational barriers... I would make a strong plea that we do not exclude from the Lord's Table in our Church those who are undoubtedly sincere Christians. I cannot believe that to communicate together with our Lord should be regarded as the consummation, the final pinnacle, of the whole vast work of Reunion. Suppose it is the means and not the end. We might feel far more sharply the sin of our divisions and of our exclusiveness if we came humbly together to receive the Body and Blood of our Lord, and in that reception we might find such a quickening of our common devotion to Him that the divisions between us might be found not nearly so insuperable as we supposed. - J. B. Phillips, Appointment with God
Daily Dose
Daily Devotionals  for  July 4

Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"
One Of God'S Great Don'Ts

Fretting means getting out at elbows mentally or spiritually. It is one thing to say "Fret not," but a very different thing to have such a disposition that you find yourself able not to fret. It sounds so easy to talk about "resting in the Lord" and "waiting patiently for Him" until the nest…… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"
Morning and Evening for June 29

"Them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him." - 1 Thessalonians 4:14 Let us not imagine that the soul sleeps in insensibility. "Today shalt thou be with me in paradise," is the whisper of Christ to every dying saint. They "sleep in Jesus," but their souls are before the throne of God, praising…… — (click here to read more)

Daily Light on the Daily Path
Morning / Evening Devotional — July 4

Leaning on Jesus' bosom. As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you. — They brought young children to him, that he should touch them. And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them. — Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"
The Word, Necessary Food

"Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every Word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God."   Matthew 4:4 If God so willed it we could live without bread, even as Jesus did for forty days; but we could not live without His Word. By that Word we were created, and by it alone can we be kept in being, for he sustaineth all things by the Word of His… — (click here to read more)

Voice of the Lord
Devotional for 'Tammuz 17'

Moshe (Moses) left his community for forty days and forty nights to go on a divinely supported journey. He had no food and no water. He finally ascended Mount Sinai, where he communed with God and received the Ten Commandments, the foundation of the Law. ...seek to obey Yeshua the first time he comes for… — (click here to read more)

'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes
The royal scepter

Esther's three days of prayer and fasting are over and now she has to approach the king. To come before the king uninvited could mean instant death. But Esther has already concluded that if her people are to be saved, there is no alternative. "If I perish, I perish," she says (4:16). Although Esther has fasted and prayed,…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen
Free

Free - Freedom is an important concept in modern times. According to popular politics, it is worth fighting for. Many believe it to be a God-given right. Jesus believed that freedom was important too. But his view was a little different than ours. The root word here is eleutheros. The grammar is important.…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer
Morning / Evening Devotional — July 4

I am cheered to know so many of you are with me on this. We are going to go to the New Testament and be Bible Christians. We are going to sell out to God and not the devil. We are going to pray more, read our Bible more and attend prayer meeting more. We are going to give more and break bad habits by the power of God. We are going to become Christians… … — (click here to read more)

The Believer's Daily Remembrancer
"He shall testify of Me" John 15:26

"He shall testify of Me" John 15:26

IT is the office and work of the Holy Spirit to bear testimony of Jesus; He hath done so in the word, there Christ is set forth in His glory and grace. He testifies of Jesus by the preaching of the gospel; for we preach Christ crucified, and are determined (when under Divine teaching) to know nothing…

… — (click here to read more)

Christian Headlines  from  The Christian Post

Freedom in Christ

Throughout this day, Americans everywhere will celebrate freedom, as well they should. It's one of the defining principles of their nation. Yet one might ask, Of those celebrating freedom, how many are truly experiencing it?

US Episcopal Church Approves Same-Sex Marriage; Replaces Terms 'Man and Woman' With 'Couples'

The U.S. Episcopal Church has voted to change the church's rules governing marriage and to authorize their clergy to perform same-sex weddings, days after the U.S. Supreme Court ruling to legalize gay marriage for all Americans.

Syrian Rebel, in Orange Jumpsuits, Execute ISIS Militants as 'Remedy' for Islamic State 'Disease'

A Syrian rebel group, which calls itself the "Army of Islam," has released a video showing its militants, all dressed in orange jumpsuits, executing dozens of Islamic State terrorists wearing black clothes. "Allah did not make a disease without appointing a remedy to it," the rival group proclaims.

Young Evangelicals More Like Old Evangelicals Than Peers on Gay Marriage, Study Finds

A new survey, conducted after the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage, reveals that young "practicing" Christians have more in common with their older counterparts on the issue of same-sex marriage than they do with their peers.

4 Myths About the Fourth of July

Below, in no particular order, are four myths surrounding Independence Day, the first of which being the actual day it is celebrated on.

Movie Review: 'Faith of Our Fathers' Is Solid Tribute to 'Forgotten' Vietnam Veterans; Showcases Faith on Battlefield

As the nation commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, a new movie that hit theaters Wednesday - just in time for Independence Day - seeks to honor the men and women who served in the war that so deeply divided America that we often ignore it. The movie is called "Faith of Our Fathers," and it spotlights the Vietnam War in a way that other movies have not.

Donald Trump: Citizen Vain

You have to hand it to Trump. He started out broke and, by pure determination and grit, built a big real estate business in New York that made his family a fortune. But enough about Frederick Trump.

Donald Trump Wins in Battle Against Political Correctness

When Donald Trump announced for President, he made some strong statements about the immigration problems facing our nation.

'Duck Dynasty's Si Robertson Says There's No Such Thing as an Atheist; Talks New Film 'Faith of Our Fathers'

'Duck Dynasty' star Si Robertson, who's known for being outspoken about his Christian faith, told CP Voice earlier this week that as a Vietnam veteran he knows there's no such thing as an atheist because when people find themselves in trouble or a life-threatening situation, they cry out to God, saying, "please help me."

Polygamist Says 'It's About Marriage Equality;' Threatens Lawsuit Against Montana If Officials Deny Marriage to 2 Women Amid Supreme Court Ruling on Gay Unions

A Montana polygamist who was excommunicated from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said earlier this week that he plans to file a lawsuit against the state if it denies his application for a marriage license with his second wife.

Dangerous Debt: Lessons From Greece

In this Greek drama there are no good guys, only bad guys.

Why Two? The Question Gay Activists Cannot Answer

If marriage is not the union of a man and a woman, then why should it be limited to two people?

Because He Said So

As children are growing up, they will hear their parents say things they don't like, such as when Mom or Dad says, "Do you think that I have a money tree somewhere?" or "You don't know the sacrifices I had to make when I was your age!" Then there is my favorite parental saying: "Because I said so!"

'Sex Groomed' Children Preferable to Backlash Against 'Multiculturalism'

Not only do recent revelations concerning the endemic sexual grooming of British girls by Muslim men demonstrate how crippling political correctness is, but they show how political correctness complements the most abusive elements of Islamic law, or Sharia.

Pope Francis: Remembering Another Great Encyclical

While Pope Francis' new encyclical Laudato, Si' is enjoying wide publicity, few people are aware this year marks the 20th anniversary of another powerfully prophetic social justice and peace encyclical: Evangelium Vitae.

A Homeless Man Sits Down at an Empty Piano and Amazes Everyone

As part of an interactive project, seven pianos were set up in various parts of the city of Sarasota in Florida. Signs were placed next to the pianos encouraging anyone who walked by to sit down and play. That's when this homeless man took a seat and amazed everyone.

Christian Actress Tamera Mowry-Housley and Fox News Host Husband Adam Housley Tell Fans They're #Blessed With Baby Girl, Ariah

Christian actress Tamera Mowry-Housley and her husband, FOX News correspondent Adam Housley are expressing their gratitude after being blessed with the delivery of a healthy baby girl on Wednesday.

Protestant Radio Program 'Day1' Celebrates 70 Years of 'Preaching the Word of God' on Stations Across the World

A Georgia-based radio program centered on promoting the perspectives of mainline Protestant denominations has turned 70 this year.

Is There Going to Be A 'Breaking Bad' Video Game?

Sony recently applied for a trademark of "Breaking Bad" at The Office for Harmonization in the International Market in Europe, according to reports. This has fueled speculations that Sony may be moving towards expanding the franchise and the first thing in the minds of fans and observers is a video game.

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Saturday, July 4th, 2015
the Week of Proper 8 / Ordinary 13
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Today in Christian History
1870
Birth of James Moffatt, Scottish New Testament scholar. Moffatt translated the New (1913) and Old (1924) Testaments into the colloquial English of his day. They were first published together in 1935.
Daily Reading Plan
Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
1 Kings 4-5; Hosea 7:3-16; Mark 12:28-44:
So King Solomon ruled over all Israel.And these were his chief officials: Azariah son of Zadok—the priest;Elihoreph and Ahijah, sons of Shisha—secretaries; Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud—recorder;Benaiah son of Jehoiada—commander in chief; Zadok and Abiathar—priests;Azariah son of Nathan—in charge of the district governors; Zabud son of Nathan—a priest and adviser to the king;Ahishar—palace administrator; Adoniram son of Abda—in charge of forced labor.Solomon had twelve district governors over all Israel, who supplied provisions for the king and the royal household. Each…
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