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The Synoptic Gospels of the OT
with Dick Woodward from 'ICM's Mini Bible College'

The first return from the Babylonian captivity was to rebuild the temple under Ezra’s leadership. Ezra is a great example of godly leadership and this lesson explains how and why God uses a man like Ezra. The books of Ezra and Nehemiah, along with Esther, are known as the post-captivity history…   (click here to read more)

New Life Live: October 29, 2014
with Steve Arterburn from 'New Life Live!'

Caller Questions:
How do I keep my promise to God to stay with my wife? Interview with Tina Harris about Women In the Battle.  Comment: My 10yo son had success with EMDR!  How do I handle my 14yo son’s addiction to porn?  How…   (click here to read more)

Do You Really Know What Sin Does
with Pastor Jonathan Falwell from 'One-on-One'

One-on-One with Pastor Jonathan is the daily 90-second audio devotionals prepared by Jonathan Falwell.   (click here to read more)

What Did Abraham Do, Part 1
with Dr. Robert Jeffress from 'Pathway to Victory'

Are good works necessary for salvation? Before you answer too quickly, consider the incidents in Abraham’s life recounted in Dr. Robert Jeffress’ eye-opening message, “What Did Abraham Do?”   (click here to read more)

Life on the Rock
with Jack Graham from 'PowerPoint'

On today’s PowerPoint, Pastor Jack Graham shares a powerful message on real faith in Christ. How can we know we are saved? We must begin by looking at our foundation.   (click here to read more)

Today's Articles  from  StudyLight and LiveAsIf

Simplicity, 2 of 2
'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

But we encourage you, brothers, to do so even more, to seek to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you, so that you may walk properly in the presence of outsiders and not be dependent on anyone. - 1 Thessalonians 4:10b-12 HCSB Living with godly simplicity…(continue reading article)

Comfort in Penitence I (Psalm 6; 11-22-10)
'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

There are six Penitential Psalms (Songs of Penitence) in the Bible. Each of them conveys a unique and poignant point about the process of penitence and the comfort that can derive from it. Our study of comfort would be incomplete without an overview of the relationship between penitence and the comfort that is offered in…(continue reading article)

Bible and Quote - October 20-24, 2014
'Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns

 Remove the false way from me, And graciously grant me Your law. Ps 119:29          Lord, overcome my corruptions, and grant me grace to live above them. Valley Vision, Puritan Prayers and Devotions, 1600/1700s I shall run the way of Your commandments, For You will enlarge my heart. Ps…(continue reading article)

Humility
'God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester

      Job 42:1-6   A study of the book of Job teaches us Job had been put through the mill; he lost his land, his animals and all his children. He questioned God but didn’t curse Him. His “best” friends try to reason why God allowed these events to happen. God finally spoke but…(continue reading article)

The Coarseness of Society
'Point of Reference' from Fred Price

       Nearly everyone curses today – from farmers to factory workers, truckers to restaurant employees, medical personnel and insurance salesmen, teachers, lawyers, judges and politicians. (I daresay even some preachers excuse and indulge in such.)  Many Christians do; if not…(continue reading article)

Additional Articles

•  MENO* - 2014-04-20
•  kaph - 2014-10-25
•  The Peshitta - 2014-04-18
•  Is Gad Jacob's son, a troop, fortune or a pagan deity? - 2007-03-08
•  God's Way Into the Record Book - Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
•  Equipped - 'Winging It

Additional Articles

•  For The Love Me - Quiet Time
•  Jesus Knows When To Serve People And Also When To Slip Away - Word from Scotland
•  Change is Good - Find the Call
•  The Unknown - 'Christ in You...'
•  The Bride Price - Refreshment in Refuge
•   Ring Your Own Telephone - Inspiration For You
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 20:1 - Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler, And whoever is intoxicated by it is not wise.
Words to Ponder
All our words ought to be filled with true sweetness and grace; and this will be so if we mingle the useful with the sweet. - John Calvin
Daily Dose
Daily Devotionals  for  October 31

Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"
Discernment Of Faith

We have the idea that God rewards us for our faith, it may he so in the initial stages; but we do not earn anything by faith, faith brings us into right relationship with God and gives God His opportunity. God has frequently to knock the bottom board out of your experience if you are a saint in order to get you into contact…… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"
Morning and Evening for March 2

"But all the Israelites went down to the Philistines, to sharpen every man his share, and his coulter, and his axe, and his mattock." - 1 Samuel 13:20 We are engaged in a great war with the Philistines of evil. Every weapon within our reach must be used. Preaching, teaching, praying, giving, all must be brought…… — (click here to read more)

Daily Light on the Daily Path
Morning / Evening Devotional — october 31

Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith the Lord of hosts. Who hath directed the Spirit of the LORD, or being his counsellor hath taught him? God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; and base things of the world, and things… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"
Immortal Till Work Done

"I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD."   Psalms 118:17 A fair assurance this! It was no doubt based upon a promise, inwardly whispered in the psalmist's heart, which he seized upon and enjoyed. Is my case like that of David? Am I depressed because the enemy affronts me? Are there multitudes against me and few on my side? Does… — (click here to read more)

Voice of the Lord
Devotional for 'Cheshvan 07'

Ilove Scriptures that make us stop and think. Why didn't Yeshua simply say, "Be healed of your blindness"? Since there are many kinds of blindness, perhaps the reason Yeshua made clay and put it into the blind man's eyesockets was because the blind man had no eyes. For Yeshua to heal him, perhaps he actually had to make eyes, or a part of them. The… — (click here to read more)

Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
The only Mark

The first tee. Often what happens there affects the flow of the entire round. Did you get to the course in enough time to relax and get focused or did you walk into the pro shop and pay and then scurry to the first tee to hit and get going? Did you take time to establish your thinking about the course or is that the…… — (click here to read more)

'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes
In All the Scriptures!

The Bible is unique in its varied penmanship. The Scriptures were written over a period of some fifteen hundred years by about forty different penmen, and yet although of such composite character, the book displays an amazing and essential unity. The most wonderful thing about the written Word is that woven through it from…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen
Pierced

Pierced - The Greek is katenugesan. It comes from kata (a verbal intensifier) and nusso. Nusso is the same word that is used to describe the spear shoved into Jesus' side, proving he was dead. "Pierced" is a possible meaning here, but it is probably not strong enough. This is more than…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer
Morning / Evening Devotional — October 31

To know God in the scriptural meaning of the term is to enter into experience of Him. It never means to know about. It is not a knowledge mediated by the intellect, but an unmediated awareness experienced by the soul on a plane too high for the mind to reach. Where then is the place of the intellect in Christian experience? And why waste time thinking when we…… — (click here to read more)

The Believer's Daily Remembrancer
O Thou Preserver of men. - Job 7:20

O Thou Preserver of men. - Job 7:20

We have neither wisdom nor strength to preserve ourselves; we are daily liable to fall; and unless God preserve us we certainly shall. Our hearts are so deceitful, our corruptions are so strong, and Satan is so vigilant, that we need look to God as our Preserver every hour, and call upon Him to uphold us every…… — (click here to read more)

Christian Headlines  from  The Christian Post

'Duck Dynasty's Mountain Man Talks New Book, Finding God in Slowing Down and the Robertson's Impact on His Faith

"Duck Dynasty" fans may be familiar with the Mountain Man (aka Tim Guraedy), and he has just written a new book entitled Mountain Man: Keepin' a Slow Profile. The Mountain Man took time to speak with The Christian Post about living a slow lifestyle, remaining true to one's self, and how the Robertson family has impacted him.

Wounded Warriors Sing A Moving Version 'Hallelujah' - God Bless These Beautiful Warriors of God!

Hearing Leonard Cohen and the Kansas City Symphony perform brings solace and recovery to all those serving in the armed forces.

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Coming May 2015, Extended Trailer Plays at End of 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Tuesday Episode

Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron" is one of the most anticipated Marvel films to come this May, 2015. As if it hasn't been hyped up enough, an accidental leak of the film's trailer has increased the hype even more. With people talking about the trailer, Marvel eventually decided to release it anyway last week.

Report: Families With Married Mother and Father Key to Economic Success

Intact families, or when children are raised by their married, biological mother and father, are a key factor in producing economic success and personal well being, according to a new report presented Tuesday at the American Enterprise Institute.

Reformation Day: An Alternative to Culture's 'Focus on the Darker Side' During Halloween?

An Augustinian monk named Martin Luther nailed 95 theses to a church door in Wittenberg, Germany, centuries ago on the last day of October.

'The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1' News, Update: Katniss Everdeen Threatens President Snow in Latest Trailer

Just recently, the official final trailer for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" came out and it took the Hunger Games fans by storm. The trailer has intensified the anticipation for the movie to come out, which is already this Nov. 21.

'Grimm' Season 4 Spoilers, News: The 'Octopus Head' Returns for Halloween

"Grimm" opened up for its fourth season with premiere episode titled, "Thanks for the Memories." The opener picked up where the last season left off with Nick (David Giuntoli) losing his powers, and Captain Sean Renard (Sasha Roiz) still in a critical condition after Weston Steward (Thomas Howell) shot him in the chest.

'Duck Dynasty' Star Sadie Robertson Prays 'Everyone Realizes They Are A Child of God,' Releases New Book

Sadie Robertson released her first book "Live Original" this week just as the "Duck Dynasty" star admitted she prays that people find God.

'Blue Bloods' Season 5 Spoilers, News: Frank and Danny on the Trail to Catch the 'Most Wanted'

On the next episode of the hit police-procedural drama series from CBS, 'Blue Bloods' Season 5, Frank (Tom Selleck) and Danny Reagan (Donnie Wahlberg) are up for some high-profile case chase.

Dallas Church Raising Funds to Buy Home for 'Displaced' Fiancee of Thomas Eric Duncan; Ebola 'Destroyed My Life'

The former fiancee of Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola victim to die on US soil earlier this month, said the stigma attached to the virus has ruined her life. A local church is now rallying behind her by raising funds to help her rebuild her life.

'Agent Carter' News, Update: First Teaser for the Female-Led Marvel TV Series Revealed

With all the hype surrounding "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" and its newest trailer, the announcement of "Captain America 3" title, the "Thor 3" title confirmation, and all about the MCU Phase 3 movie lineup, one could surely say that this week is a Marvel's Week.

'Chevy Guy' Stumbles Through World Series MVP Presentation, Bumbles 'Technology and Stuff' (VIDEO)

"Chevy guy" Rikk Wilde was given the duty of presenting a new Chevrolet Colorado to San Francisco Giants' pitcher Madison Bumgarner Wednesday, as he was the MVP of the World Series. However, Wilde, a zone manager from Kansas City was very nervous and stumbled through the short prepared speech, saying the truck comes with "technology and stuff."

Ken Ham Says Pope Francis Has 'Compromised Biblical Authority' by Endorsing Evolution, Big Bang

Creation Museum CEO and President Ken Ham has responded to Pope Francis' much publicized comments earlier this week endorsing evolution and the big bang theory by arguing that the pontiff has "compromised biblical authority in favor of man's ideas in the area of origins."

Trick or Treat? Stop Pretending To Be Someone Else and Show God Your True Self

As a kid, when I was trolling my neighborhood at Halloween for Reese's peanut butter cups, Sweet-Tarts, Hershey bars, chip and pretzels, real money or the best treat of all--a full-size candy bar--I was often confused about what "trick or treat" actually was. I never really understood it!

Tyler Perry Talks Importance of Creating Controversial Christian Character for 'The Haves And The Have Nots'

Tyler Perry set out to make a character that was a controversial Christian in his hit OWN Network show, "The Haves and the Have Nots."

Sweden Officially Recognizes Palestine State; Israel Recalls Ambassador in Protest

Sweden has become the first major European Union member to officially recognize the state of Palestine. The controversial move has been strongly criticized by Israel, which recalled its ambassador in protest.

PlayStation Plus Free Games Titles Revealed for November

Sony has recently revealed their free offering on PlayStation Plus Free Games available for download this November for both European and North American region.

'Religious' College Student Nearly Decapitates Friend Accused of Practicing Witchcraft

A 21-year-old college student has been charged with first-degree murder after allegedly trying to decapitate a friend who he believed to be practicing witchcraft.

Apple CEO Tim Cook Says Being Gay Is 'Gift From God;' Ted Cruz Replies That's His 'Personal Decision'

The powerful and once private CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, went public and political with his homosexuality Thursday calling it a "gift from God" while throwing his support behind gay marriage. In a deftly political reply, however, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said his homosexuality is his "personal decision."

'Terminator 5' News: Promotional Stills Revealed on 2 Magazine Covers, Details Revealed

Not much has been heard about the upcoming Arnold Schwarzenegger flick "Terminator" titled, "Terminator: Genisys." Now news revolving the movie is making rounds. Here's what we've heard so far.

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Lectionary Calendar
Friday, October 31st, 2014
the Week of Proper 25 / Ordinary 30
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At the 15th Session of the Council of Chalcedon, Canon 28 was adopted, granting Constantinole a patriarchate extending over the civil dioceses of Pontus, Asia, and Thrace.
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Come near, you nations, and listen; pay attention, you peoples! Let the earth hear, and all that is in it, the world, and all that comes out of it!The is angry with all nations; his wrath is on all their armies. He will totally destroythem, he will give them over to slaughter.Their slain will be thrown out, their dead bodies will stink; the mountains will be soaked with their blood.All the stars in the sky will be dissolved and the…
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