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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)

For Such a Time as This
with Greg Laurie from 'A New Beginning'

We may have the impression that the great men and women of the Bible worn born great ... and stayed great.  The truth is, most were unremarkable people ... until they made themselves available to God!  Friday on A New Beginning, Pastor Greg Laurie shows us a case in point from the…   (click here to read more)

The Blessing of Spiritual Wisdom
with Dr. Tony Evans from 'The Alternative'

No matter how much desire we have to be a kingdom Christian, none of us has the power to actually do it… unless we get it from God. Next time on The Alternative, Dr. Tony Evans tells us how that can happen as he explains how to stop being a "filling station" Christian.   (click here to read more)

The 5 Must Have's to Make Your Marriage Last
with Dr. Gary and Barb Rosberg from 'America’s Family Coaches'

If there were only 5 things we could tell couples they have to have in their marriage to make it last for a lifetime, these are it!   (click here to read more)

Today's Articles  from  StudyLight and LiveAsIf

Rebekah’s Favoritism
'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

Isaac loved Esau because he had a taste for wild game, but Rebekah loved Jacob. - Genesis 25:28 HCSB Like many marriages, Rebekah and Isaac’s started out idyllically[1] but soon degenerated into a mutually apathetic relationship. It diverged even further into reciprocal frustration and antagonism. What started…(continue reading article)

I am a Debtor (Romans 1.14-15; encore)
'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

  A debtor, very simply put, is someone who owes a debt, or is bound by some obligation to another. Paul declared himself to be a debtor when he wrote, “I am a debtor both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to wise and to unwise. So, as much as is in me, I am ready to preach the gospel to you who are in Rome…(continue reading article)

How Highly Do You Value and Appreciate The Kingdom of God?
'Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw

 Where your treasure is there will your heart be also.   Do we not discover that so very few people have their heart and thereby their treasure in the kingdom of God and in the work and service of the kingdom of God?   We are reading in Matthew Chapter 13 verses 44 to 46. Where your treasure is…(continue reading article)

Additional Articles

•  MENO* - 2014-04-20
•  Hâlakh - 2014-04-19
•  The Peshitta - 2014-04-18
•  Is Gad Jacob's son, a troop, fortune or a pagan deity? - 2007-03-08
•  The Architect and the Builder - Find the Call
•  Called And Chosen - 'Christ in You...'

Additional Articles

•  Our battles begin and end in our mind - Refreshment in Refuge
•  The Birth Of A Hero - Inspiration For You
•   Bible and Quote October 29 - November 2 - Bible verse and quote
•  A Connection Between Music and Sex - Point of Reference
•   Forgiveness - God's Words For US
•  Our Edge - Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

Additional Articles

•  God's Will for Your Life - 'Winging It
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 12:17 - He who speaks truth tells what is right, But a false witness, deceit.
Words to Ponder
Too many missionary appeals are based upon this fancied frustration of Almighty God. An effective speaker can easily excite pity in his hearers, not only for the heathen but for the God who has tried so hard and so long to save them and has failed for want of support. I fear that thousands of younger persons enter Christian service from no higher motive than to help deliver God from the embarrassing situation His love has gotten Him into and His limited abilities seem unable to get Him out of. - A.W. Tozer (20th century)
Daily Dose
Daily Devotionals  for  October 1

Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"
The Sphere Of Exaltation

We have all had times on the mount, when we have seen things from God's standpoint and have wanted to stay there; but God will never allow us to stay there. The test of our spiritual life is the power to descend; if we have power to rise only, something is wrong. It is a great thing to be on the mount with God, but a man…… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"
Morning and Evening for April 1

"Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth." - Song of Solomon 1:2 For several days we have been dwelling upon the Saviour's passion, and for some little time to come we shall linger there. In beginning a new month, let us seek the same desires after our Lord as those which glowed in the heart of the…… — (click here to read more)

Daily Light on the Daily Path
Morning / Evening Devotional — october 1

The fruit of the Spirit is temperance. Every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: but I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"
A Covenant He Remembers

"He hath given meat unto them that fear Him: He will ever be mindful of His Covenant."   Psalms 111:5 Those who fear God need not fear want. Through all these long years the LORD has always found meat for His own children, whether they have been in the wilderness, or by the brook Cherith, or in captivity, or in the midst of famine. Hitherto the LORD… — (click here to read more)

Voice of the Lord
Devotional for 'Tishrei 07'

Considering human weakness, it's no wonder that we are vulnerable to discouragement, especially when we fail the Lord. Shim'on and Levi had seriously jeopardized the future of their descendants by their act of violence and cruelty, as recorded in Genesis 34. They avenged the rape of their sister Dinah by killing all the males in the city where the rapist… — (click here to read more)

Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
In Review

Reviews. Donchajustluvem? Basically, a review is nothing more than a fancy opinion offered as fact. Despite the alarming salaries that people are being paid to review things, they are also, just as alarmingly, often so wrong. Reviewers forget that they are not working with right and wrong, but more so with personal…… — (click here to read more)

'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes
"Send in the Clowns"

If education, intellectualism and philosophy are not the routes to making life work - then what is? Perhaps life can be found in pleasure. Not so, says Solomon. Pleasure pleases, but it is powerless to quench the ache that exists in the soul. We are provided with a list of the ways in which pleasure can be gained, but all…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen
So also

So also - Are your sufferings in abundance? Are you pressed by a world of troubles? Do things in life seem to be at the breaking point? That's exactly how I am feeling these days. Life is getting very heavy for me. But notice the perspective Paul offers in this verse. God balances our sufferings with comfort. The…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer
Morning / Evening Devotional — October 1

The emphasis today in Christian circles appears to be on quantity, with a corresponding lack of emphasis on quality. Numbers, size and amount seem to be very nearly all that matters even among evangelicals. The size of the crowd, the number of converts, the size of the budget, the amount of the weekly collections: if these look good the church is… … — (click here to read more)

The Believer's Daily Remembrancer
Who is on the Lord's side? - Exodus 32:26

Who is on the Lord's side? - Exodus 32:26

Every believer is ready to answer,"I am." Well, the Lord has a cause upon the earth; it is weak, and wants your support; it is opposed, and needs your countenance.

If you are on the Lord's side, you are on the side of truth, holiness, charity, of His worship and ordinances, of His people and…

… — (click here to read more)

Christian Headlines  from  The Christian Post

Drinking Age to 25 Hoax Fools 9 Million Readers: Minimum for Alcohol Remains 21

A drinking age 25 hoax is being spread over social media and has tricked many into believing the U.S. drinking age will be raised sometime in August. However, the bogus news report was exposed as nothing more than a hoax.

Kirstie Alley Vows to 'Turn the Other Cheek' in Maks Chmerkovskiy Scientology Feud

Kirstie Alley took to Twitter defending herself and Scientology against Mak Chmerkovskiy's recent claims that their friendship ended over the Church of Scientology.

Rick Warren Credits 'Jesus Model of Discipleship' for Saddleback's Growth; Says Large Crowds Don't Impress Him

Having a large church does not matter unless people are being discipled and growing with a purpose, said Rick Warren during a Hispanic pastor's conference, LiderVision, in Los Angeles Friday.

Jay-Z and Beyonce Divorce Rumors Are Not True, Insists Dancer

Beyonce and Jay Z are a loving couple, despite reports trying to prove otherwise according to one of the singer's leading backup dancers.

Man Fired from Gym for Sharing Faith Wins Payout: Told Member Yoga Allows 'Evil' In the Body

A UK fitness coach fired after telling a gym member that yoga would allow "evil" into her body, has won a payout from his former employer.

Khloe Kardashian Wants to 'Protect' Lamar Odom Despite Divorce

Khloe Kardashian believes she will forever be impacted by Lamar Odom in the latest episode of "Keeping Up With The Kardashians."

Chris Brown Admits His Mistakes and Lack of Regrets in Message to Fans

Chris Brown is speaking up about the many mistakes he has made, while living with no regrets.

Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran Dating News: Model and Singer to Get Back Together, Says Friend

Karrueche Tran and Chris Brown will get back together in a week amid reports of them breaking up, according to the model's friend.

Jada Pinkett Smith Reflects on 'Tough' Willow Smith Photo Incident

Jada Pinkett Smith, the 42-year-old actress and wife to actor Will Smith with whom she shares two children, is reflecting on a photograph controversy involving her youngest child Willow, 13.

Five World Vision Sponsored Children Killed in Israeli Attacks in Gaza

Five World Vision sponsored children have been killed in Gaza due to Israeli airstrikes and violence. Due to the ongoing violence, the Christian humanitarian organization has temporarily suspended its operations in the region

Beyonce and Nicki Minaj New Song 'Flawless' Raps About Solange Elevator Incident

Beyonce is speaking out about the infamous elevator fight that took place between her sister and husband earlier this year in the form of her "Flawless" remix.

Destiny PC, PS4, Xbox One Release Date: Activision and Bungie Offer No PC Date Yet, September 2014 for Consoles

Bungie has been famously known for being the creators of the multi-billion dollar sci-fi shooter franchise, "Halo." Their first game as a new stand-alone game company is the highly anticipated sci-fi first-person shooter/adventure game "Destiny."

Minecraft Snapshot 14w31a for 1.8 Update Released

Mojang has been announcing updates for version 1.8 of Minecraft over the past weeks and it seems that they are now winding down their development cycle and are focusing on bug fixes. The company has still not announced an official release date for Minecraft 1.8.

'Attack on Titan Season' 2 Release Date Revealed?

Otaku House, a Singapore-based online shop that sells cosplay costume made a statement on their blog that the long-awaited second season of "Attack on Titan" will air on July 26, 2015. However, to the dismay of the avid viewers and cosplay patrons, the Otaku House blog post on the series has been revealed to be an April Fool's prank.

Contrasting Views of Marriage (Part 4): The Destructive Logic of Marriage Revisionism

I have argued for the historic view of marriage as a conjugal union and made what I think are decisive objections to your view of marriage as committed sexual-romantic companionship or domestic partnership. You replied by restating your view and asserting that my objections don't apply. But restating a view is no substitute for an argument in its support.

Lifeguard Saves a Boy Heard Screaming After Being Taken Out by a Rip Current (VIDEO)

Lifeguard paddles out on a rescue board to save the life of a boy getting dragged away by powerful rip currents.

Celestial Events August 2014: Meteor Shower, New Moon, Full Moon Dates and Viewing Times

For those who are planning to spend some time under the night sky this month of August, here is a list of phenomenal celestial events to plan your activities around.

Dozens Saved at Heartbreaking Funeral for Braxton Caner, as Family Struggles Through Grief Over Death of Their Son

On the day of 15-year-old Braxton Caner's funeral on Saturday, just four days after he was discovered dead at his own hands, his father, Brewton-Parker College President and Baptist minister Ergun Mehmet Caner, shared his pain in a line from W.H. Auden's poem Funeral Blues: "Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun…".

'The Young and the Restless' Spoilers for the Week of Aug. 4

Fans of the long-running show, 'The Young and the Restless', have been watching as Ian Ward and Nikki Newman's court case went on during the past few weeks. After it was revealed that Paul was the father of Dylan, not Ian, Ian went on to sue Nikki for the emotional damage that she caused him during all the years they've been together by lying about Dylan's paternity.

Start Your Morning Off With a Good Laugh – Check Out These Flashdance Seagulls (VIDEO)

The seagulls at Trinity College in Ireland apparently love to dance to "Maniac" from the 1983 film "Flashdance."

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Lectionary Calendar
Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
the Week of Proper 21 / Ordinary 26
Today in Christian History
World Literature Crusade was founded in Saskatchewan, Canada, by Rev. Jack McAlister (president 1946-79). This mission is engaged primarily in Bible distribution, church planting and Bible correspondence courses.
Daily Reading Plan
Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
2ki17; mic6; 2 Corinthians 4:1-5:10:
In the twelfth year of Ahaz king of Judah, Hoshea son of Elah became king of Israel in Samaria, and he reigned nine years.He did evil in the eyes of the , but not like the kings of Israel who preceded him.Shalmaneser king of Assyria came up to attack Hoshea, who had been Shalmaneser’s vassal and had paid him tribute.But the king of Assyria discovered that Hoshea was a traitor, for he had sent envoys to Soking of Egypt, and…
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