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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

Mary's Obedience
'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

  “For nothing will be impossible with God." "I am the Lord's slave," said Mary. "May it be done to me according to your word." Then the angel left her. - Luke 1:37-38 HCSB   “Nothing is impossible with God.” What a wonderful truth. All true believers can…(continue reading article)

Snow (1-18-11)
'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

The Sunny South is an expression I have heard all my life. I was born here and I have lived here all my life. I have ventured into the northern states a few times during the winter months and was always glad to get home to a more moderate clime. Last week in Atlanta was an entirely different and unprecedented week…(continue reading article)

Bible and Quote - November 17-21, 2014
'Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns

 I considered my ways And turned my feet to Your testimonies. Ps 119:59          A turn involves two things: a turning from something and a turning toward something. William Barclay, 1907-78, Church of Scotland minister, Professor of Divinity, author  I hastened and did not delay To…(continue reading article)

“…just believe…” Luke 8:50
'Point of Reference' from Fred Price

      Have you ever struggled with faith issues, finding it difficult to believe in something you don’t really understand?  You’re not alone, most of us struggle to develop a rock-solid belief system and unshakable faith; some never will.  That kind of faith and faithfulness is…(continue reading article)

Our Need
'God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester

                 As we enter into Advent, we find ourselves reflecting on Jesus and what He means to us. Yet, we hear of people who are faced with major, life threatening, health issues. We read of people inflicting terror on innocent neighbors…(continue reading article)

Additional Articles

•  MENO* - 2014-04-20
•  ‘êzer - 2014-11-22
•  The Peshitta - 2014-04-18
•  Is Gad Jacob's son, a troop, fortune or a pagan deity? - 2007-03-08
•  The Cross - Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
•  Thanksgiving, 2014 - 'Winging It

Additional Articles

•  Loved – Loosed – And Lifted - Word from Scotland
•  God Inhabits The Ordinary - 'Christ in You...'
•  The Applause - Find the Call
•  That Time of Year - Inspiration For You
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 14:27 - The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, That one may avoid the snares of death.
Words to Ponder
A fish decays from its head first. - Os Guinness (20th century)
Daily Dose
Daily Devotionals  for  November 28

Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"
The Bounty Of The Destitute

The Gospel of the grace of God awakens an intense longing in human souls and an equally intense resentment, because the revelation which it brings is not palatable. There is a certain pride in man that will give and give, but to come and accept is another thing. I will give my life to martyrdom, I will give myself in consecration,…… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"
Morning and Evening for February 3

"Therefore, brethren, we are debtors." - Romans 8:12 As God's creatures, we are all debtors to him: to obey him with all our body, and soul, and strength. Having broken his commandments, as we all have, we are debtors to his justice, and we owe to him a vast amount which we are not able to pay. But of…… — (click here to read more)

Daily Light on the Daily Path
Morning / Evening Devotional — November 28

As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also. Not every one that saith, ... Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. — Holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord. — Add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; and to knowledge… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"
Doing What God Can Bless

"The LORD shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouses, and in all that thou settest thine hand unto."   Deuteronomy 28:8 If we obey the LORD our God He will bless that which He gives us. Riches are no curse when blessed of the LORD. When men have more than they require for their immediate need and begin to lay up in storehouses, the dry… — (click here to read more)

Voice of the Lord
Devotional for 'Kislev 06'

Did Messiah come as a striking prince among men? Have you ever meditated on his appearance? Yesha'yahu (Isaiah) tells us that he was "like someone from whom people turn their faces." Are you content with your appearance, or do you secretly believe that God could do more in your life were your appearance to improve? The Talmud tells a story about a meeting… — (click here to read more)

Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
What's Tailing You?

I can't remember if it was Buck Owens or George Jones who used to sing the song, but one of those two had a hit some twenty-five or so years ago with a little tune called, "I've Got a Tiger by the Tail." The basic gist is that the singer was in a situation that was about to turn around and eat him up. You don't…… — (click here to read more)

'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes
God Came Himself

There have been two great attempts to find God throughout the ages," said Dr. E. Stanley Jones, "one, philosophy, the other, moralism." The attempts of philosophy to find God are represented by the three great philosophical nations - Greece, India, and China. These three nations have taken men and women about as far as…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen
Amazed

Amazed - This Greek word (existanto) is a verb that means, "to be moved out of a place or state of mind". Our idiom is "to be beside myself". Whatever is happening is so incredible that it disturbs everything I find stable. I am out of place. Here the verb is in the middle voice. That means it has special…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer
Morning / Evening Devotional — November 28

A great deal can be learned about people by observing whom and what they imitate. The weak, for instance, imitate the strong; never the reverse. The poor imitate the rich. The self-assured are imitated by the timid and uncertain, the genuine is imitated by the counterfeit, and people all tend to imitate what they admire. By this definition power… … — (click here to read more)

The Believer's Daily Remembrancer
I will mention the lovingkindnesses of the Lord. - Isaiah 63:7

I will mention the lovingkindnesses of the Lord. - Isaiah 63:7

What subject so suited as this to engage the thoughts, fill the memory, and flow from the lips of the Lord's people? Let us mention the provision made for all His poor, for all their wants; the promises given to all His people, comprehending all their desires; the prayers answered…

… — (click here to read more)

Christian Headlines  from  The Christian Post

Apple iPhone 6 vs. Xiaomi Mi4: Which Smartphone is Better?

Even as Android phones corner as much as 60 percent of the smartphone market, Apple's iPhone still commands the highest amount of sales. Especially since the holiday season is rolling in, sales will skyrocket even further. The Xiaomi brand however is considered as the Apple of the Chinese smartphone market.

Liverpool Boss Brendan Rodgers Fields Familiar Players, Moves Against Hierarchy

Brendan Rodgers, Liverpool boss, had decided to field a team consisting of players who were members of the club last season in a match against the Ludogorets Razgrad in the Champions League. This is indication that Rodgers either doesn't trust the new players he had signed or is sending a message to the club's heirarchy.

Roberto Mancini Looking to Sign Robin van Persie From Manchester United After Contract Ends

Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini is preparing to try and sign Robin van Persie once more. Mancini had lost the deal for van Persie to Manchester United back in 2012 and is interested once more to sign a deal for him. However, if Mancini wants to make a move on the striker he will have to wait until the season ends since van Persie only has one year remaining on his contract with Man U.

CM Punk Unlikely to Return Due to Relationship With WWE

WWE Superstar CM Punk left the franchise early this year and showed no signs of returning. Fans have been speculating since then about his motivations for leaving. Until recently, Punk had revealed his side of the story about why he left the WWE, saying that health problems was what mainly drove him to ultimately leave.

Lionel Messi Considering Transfer to Chelsea Due to Money Problems With Barcelona

Lionel Messi, dubbed the world's best football player in the world, is having money problems over at his camp in Barcelona. Because of this, Messi is considering a trasnfer over to Stamford Bridge because he wants to play in the Premier League.

Toshiba Satellite Radius 11: Specs, Features, Price

It looks like two-in-one hybrid gadgets are about to have their moment as many people preferably want to get the most out of their money's worth. Why just have a smartphone, when one can now have a phablet (phone/tablet)? And how about a laptop that doubles as a tablet?

Tim Tebow and Jana Duggar Dating? The Duggars Meet Tim's Mom

Fans of the Duggar family have been wondering why the eldest daughter, Jana Duggar, 24, has put off courtship and marriage as long as she has. Though Jana has previously stated that she is waiting for the right man to come along, there are rumors that the right man could be former NFL player Tim Tebow.

Jodi Arias Sentencing Retrial News: Appeals Court Rules That Arias Must Testify in Open Court

The identity of the mystery witness who was allowed to testify in private has been revealed--it is no other than Jodi Arias herself.

PlayStation 4 December Releases for US and Europe

It's been a year since the Playstation 4 was introduced into the world and it still remains as the most sold next-gen console in the market. While the number games being released for the console is slowly rising, a few good titles is making its way to the console this December. Release dates are different in the United States and Europe.

June Steenkamp Claims Oscar Pistorius Never Loved Her Daughter Reeva

The mother of Reeva Steenkamp, the model who was shot dead by her boyfriend, paralympian Oscar Pistorius, is speaking out about the nature of her late daughter's relationship with Pistorius before she was killed.

Robert Pattinson Ready to Propose to FKA Twigs?

Things are reportedly getting serious between Robert Pattinson and his girlfriend, FKA Twigs. The "Twilight" actor is said to be smitten with his new girlfriend and they are now talking about getting married.

Karrueche Tran Teases Break up With Chris Brown as She Joins New TV Show

Karrueche Tran has an on-off relationship with her boyfriend, Chris Brown. On Wednesday Nov. 26, it appeared as though she was back on the market again as she took to Twitter to post, "Looks like I'm a single lady again."

'Hotel Transylvania 2' News: Film to Premier in 2015, Mel Brooks to Star With Adam Sandler

The sequel to "Hotel Transylvania" will feature a comedy legend. This week, it was announced that Mel Brooks will star in the upcoming animated film. The iconic writer, director, and actor will voice Vlad--the grumpy old father of Adam Sandler's Dracula.

'Independence Day 2' Set for 2016 Release

After almost 20 years, the sequel to 'Independence Day' has been officially greenlit.

'The Legend of Korra' Season 4 News, Spoilers: What To Expect in 'Beyond the Wilds'

"The Legend of Korra" Season 4 is now nearing its conclusion with only a few episodes left to air. Excitement among fans were even more heightened as it has been reported that tonight's episode titled "Beyond the Wilds" will see the animation's final four segments return on Nick TV after the show has been put up on Nick.com.

Atlanta Fire Chief Suspended Without Pay for Calling Homosexuality 'Sexual Perversion' in Book About Christian Values

Atlanta Fire Rescue Department Chief Kelvin Cochran has been suspended without pay for one month and will be forced to undergo sensitivity training after espousing his Christian beliefs in a religious book.

'Grimm' Season 4 News, Spoilers: Can Nick Successfully Get His Grimm Powers Back in 'Highway of Tears?'

Following the events when Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) and Rosalee (Bree Turner) were being targeted by a Wesen hate Group, Detective Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli) decides to obtain his Grimm powers back in the upcoming episode of the hit supernatural drama series 'Grimm' Season 4.

Pregnant St. Louis Woman Praises Jesus After Losing Eye; Vows to Get Justice After Police Fired Bean Bag Through Car Window During Riots

The pregnant mother who lost an eye during a violent run-in with police in Ferguson earlier this week, recently gave thanks to Jesus despite her horrifying ordeal.

'Avatar 2' News, Update: Director James Cameron Boasts About the Upcoming Sequels

Without a doubt, James Cameron's "Avatar" (2009) did blow the minds of movie goers and it's no wonder fans want another helping of the said epic fantasy feature. In fact, the gears are already rolling and the director blurted out that the next "Avatar" sequel will be crazy.

'Independence Day 2' News, Update: Sequel Finally Gets the Greenlight From Fox

The long-awaited sequel for the hit science fiction disaster film has been officially given with the greenlight by Twentieth Century Fox for its second sequel.

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Lectionary Calendar
Friday, November 28th, 2014
the Week of Christ the King / Proper 29 / Ordinary 34
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