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Dr. Dobson

Dr. Dobson: The Untold Stories - II
with Dr. Dobson from 'Family Talk Weekends'

After years of listening to Dr. Dobson, you might think you know all of his stories, but you might be surprised. Hear about the first years of his marriage, President Reagan’s inaugural ball and much more.   (click here to read more)

John Fuller

Guiding Your Family's Media Choices
with John Fuller from 'Focus on the Family Weekend'

With summer blockbusters hitting the theaters, it’s more important than ever to make wise entertainment choices. A Plugged In media expert offers practical insight on how to carefully weigh what you and your child take in.   (click here to read more)

John MacArthur

Peter: A Lesson in Leadership
with John MacArthur from 'Grace to You Weekend'

His name means “stone” . . . yet his actions weren’t always rock solid. Still, God used this flawed man named Peter in a powerful, amazing way. That should give you hope as you struggle with weaknesses.    (click here to read more)

Mark Gregston

When Pain Leads to a Teen’s Growth
with Mark Gregston from 'Parenting Today's Teens Weekend'

Look back on your life, and you’ll likely see how the hard times you endured actually led you to personal growth. Well, the same thing will be true in the life of your teen! On this weekend’s edition of Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston encourages moms and dads to allow…   (click here to read more)

Today's Articles  from  StudyLight and LiveAsIf

Holy Hospitality
'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

Don't participate in the fruitless works of darkness, but instead, expose them. For it is shameful even to mention what is done by them in secret. -- Ephesians 5:11-12 HCSB I was recently asked, “If an unmarried adult couple who lives together in their own home comes to stay with you for the weekend,…(continue reading article)

The Love of the Truth (15 of TBD)
'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

From Paul's writings to the saints in Thessalonica, we have focused on the need to have what he called “the love of the truth.” (2 Thessalonians 2.10). Without that love of the truth, men are void of the first prerequisite for salvation. Without that love of the truth, men are ripe for delusion and deceit;…(continue reading article)

Laugh Hard, Laugh Often
'Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell

All of us experience challenges, along with moments of pain, stress, and tension. It's just part of what makes us human as we travel through our individual journeys. However, one thing I've noticed is that those who carry the ability to laugh and allow humor to always be at the forefront of their demeanor…(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 Jan 31 - Feb 4, 2011 - Bible verse and quote
•  Submission/Surrender - God's Words For US

Additional Articles

•  The Simple Yet Hard Truth - Point of Reference
•  The Marathon - Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
•  American Christianity - 'Winging It
•  He Upped the Ante - Find the Call
•  Satan's Devices - 'Christ in You...'
•  Hope in the Storm - Refreshment in Refuge
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 11:19 - He who is steadfast in righteousness will attain to life, And he who pursues evil will bring about his own death.
Words to Ponder
Become a mountain climber on the cliffs of God's majesty, and let the truth begin to overwhelm you so that you will never exhaust the heights of God. Every time you climb over a rim of insight there stretches out before you, disappearing into the clouds, a thousand miles of massive beauty in the character of God. Set yourself to climb, and ponder the thought that everlasting ages of discovery in the infinite Being of God will not suffice to weaken your gladness in the glory of God or dull the intensity of gravity in his presence. - John Piper (b. 1947)
Daily Dose
Daily Toon
Daily Devotionals  for  August 27

Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"
Theology Alive

Beware of not acting upon what you see in your moments on the mount with God. If you do not obey the light, it will turn into darkness. "If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!" The second you waive the question of sanctification or any other thing upon which God gave you…… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"
Morning and Evening for May 6

"We dwell in him." - 1 John 4:13 Do you want a house for your soul? Do you ask, "What is the purchase?" It is something less than proud human nature will like to give. It is without money and without price. Ah! you would like to pay a respectable rent! You would love to do something to win Christ? Then you…… — (click here to read more)

Daily Light on the Daily Path
Morning / Evening Devotional — August 27

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. By the word of thy lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer. Hold up my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not. — When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee. For the commandment is a lamp; and… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"
Choice Men

"I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction."   Isaiah 48:10 This has long been the motto fixed before our eye upon the wall of our bedroom, and in many ways it has also been written on our heart. It is no mean thing to be chosen of God. God's choice makes chosen men choice men. Better to be the elect of God than the elect of a whole nation. So… — (click here to read more)

Voice of the Lord
Devotional for 'Av 23'

Have you ever felt deserted by God? Is any feeling worse than that? Yeshua had enjoyed unbroken fellowship with God from before the beginning of eternity. His own words on the matter reflect the greatest intimacy: "My Father has handed over everything to me. Indeed no one fully knows the Son except the Father, and no one fully knows the Father except the… — (click here to read more)

Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
God's Aged

This past weekend my wife and I had the opportunity to visit with the good folks of the Bainbridge (OH) Church of Christ, a former ministry of mine. Bainbridge provides some bittersweet memories for me. It was my first legitimate full-time ministry. The reason I say legitimate is because the White Oak Christian Church…… — (click here to read more)

'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes
How to Handle Mystery

This section begins with a warning for those who are in positions of authority. Those who lord it over others in an unfair way will hurt themselves more than they hurt others. It might feel good to ride roughshod over people's thoughts and feelings, but in the end the one who acts in this way is demeaned as a person.…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen
To be well

To be well - Jesus is making his way through the crowd at the Sheep Gate in Jerusalem. To do so he has to pass by a pool. Today, just like very day, it is surrounded by those who cling to life by a thread of hope, for this pool sometimes becomes the channel of God's grace. Legend has it that the first one to enter…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer
Morning / Evening Devotional — August 27

In the midst of all the confusions of our day, it is important that we find out that Jesus Christ is the Lord of all righteousness and the Lord of all wisdom. Righteousness is not a word easily acceptable to lost men and women in a lost world. Outside of the Word of God, there is no book or treatise that can give us a satisfying answer about righteousness,… … — (click here to read more)

The Believer's Daily Remembrancer
"We should bring forth fruit unto God." Romans 7:4

"We should bring forth fruit unto God." Romans 7:4

WITHOUT union to Christ, there can be no good works; and until we are dead to the law we cannot be married to Christ. We must see that there is neither help nor hope for us in any law that God has given, that only grace can save us, before we shall be willing to take Christ as God hath…

… — (click here to read more)

Christian Headlines  from  The Christian Post

3 Steps to Bring Back Those Who Left the Faith

An important new survey by Pew Research asks why people who were raised in religious homes but who now identify as religious "nones" -- having no religious affiliation -- decided to leave the faith of their childhood.

Can Intellect Compete With Sports?

NBC's Olympic coverage featured stirring stories of athletes who, from very young ages, aspired to be Olympians; some even drew pictures of themselves winning gold medals.

New Os Guinness Book Is a Manifesto for Our Moment

Once in a while, a book comes along that reminds me of those "you are here" labels on hiking maps. I want to tell you about such a book, and how it can reorient you,

Greg Laurie at SoCal Harvest: One Sin Can Keep You Out of Heaven

California evangelist Greg Laurie warned thousands of Christians and non-believers Friday night that one sin is all it takes to keep them out of Heaven and contended that religion is driving many people away from Jesus Christ.

Dwyane Wade Speaks Up About Cousin's Fatal Shooting 'Enough is Enough'; Investigation Details and Updates

Dwayne Wade's cousin walks to school with stroller in hand shot in head and on arm. NBA star takes to social media his anger.

NBA Trade Rumors for 2016-17 Season: DeMarcus Cousins to Leave Sacramento Kings in 2018, Lance Stephenson to Brooklyn Nets, Nerlens Noel to Houston Rockets

As the 2016-17 NBA regular season draws near, fans are already anticipating a boring season; one that is dominated by one or two teams. Truth be told, we will probably see a rematch between the Cavaliers and the Warriors during the 2017 NBA Finals, but anything can happen.

'American Horror Story' Season 6 Release Date, News and Trailer: Terrifying 'Children of the Corn' Teaser Revealed

FX released another teaser trailer for "American Horror Story" season 6 about Children of the Corn.

Powerball Winning Numbers for Aug. 27, 2016; Live Results for the $142 Million Pot, Schedule

Here's the blitz on the winning numbers in Saturday's winning numbers.

Samsung Galaxy S8 News and Updates: Smartphone Rumored to Come with Upgraded Display and Hardware

Samsung has released their best smartphones to date this year--the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge earlier in February, and the Galaxy Note 7 just this month. With the unbeatable specifications of this year's flagships, fans and tech bloggers alike are looking forward to the next iteration of the device.

Florida Tropical Disturbance Lowers Chances of Becoming a Storm: Forecasts and Weather Updates

Tropical disturbance Invest 99L fails to organize and has weakened, will not become tropical storm Hermine.

US Electoral 2016 Updates: Trump Spent $8.4 Million for Digital Consulting and Advertising in July Alone

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump spends $8.4 million in digital advertising for July alone. Experts said that strategy for last minute digital campaign could cost more and could massively fail.

iOS 9.3.5 Update, Fixes and News: New Software Version to Patch High-Security Vulnerabilities

Apple today released a patch update to fix major holes in security.

iPhone 2017 Model Updates and Rumors: Apple to Remove Home Button; New Design Details

Apple will reportedly implement thinner bottom bezels in the 2017 models of the iPhone, ditching the iconic hardware feature that every iPhone released yet has possessed.

Google Apps vs. Microsoft Office 365: Battle of the Best Productivity Suites; Features and Prices Reviewed

Microsoft has long reigned the productivity software market, but with the emergence of cloud-based computing, Google seems to follow suit. We now look at these two to decide which one is better, the Microsoft Office 365 or the Google Apps?

'Supergirl' Season 2 News and Cast Updates: Superman and Cat Grant Details Discussed; New Character Revealed

With a somewhat predictable move to transfer to The CW, the production of Supergirl's 2nd Season is shaken up with cast shuffles and new additions.

'Big Brother 18' News, Updates and Spoilers: Did Victor Arroyo Win His Way Back into the BB18 House?

After getting evicted from the Big brother 18 house, did Victor Arroyo make a trip back?

NBA Offseason News, Trades and Signings: Charlotte Grabs Chance at Hosting 2019 All-Star Weekend

Charlotte offers same incentives to NBA agreed upon for 2017, in a bid to get 2019 hosting rights to the All-Star Weekend.

Golden State Warriors Now Unbeatable in the NBA? 3 'Superteam' Deals to Match GSW

A few trade deals can mean danger to the Warriors and Kevin Durant.

'NBA 2K17' Preview, Trailer and Release Date: Rookie Ratings Leaked; Karl Anthony Towns, D'Angelo Russell Get Boosts

NBA Rookies ask for their ratings from Ronnie 2K's Twitter, they and the fans get their wish.

'How to Get Away with Murder' Season 3 Spoilers: Big Mystery to Leave Cast Bewildered; Gibbins Struggles to Cope with His Father's Death

"How to Get Away with Murder" Executive Producer Peter Nowalk shares that there will be a big mystery in the coming season that will leave even the cast bewildered. Viola Davis confirms this, but she is quick to assure viewers that it will be solved by the end of the Season 3.

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Lectionary Calendar
Saturday, August 27th, 2016
the Week of Proper 16 / Ordinary 21
Today in Christian History
At age 13, future English clergyman G. Campbell Morgan preached his first sermon. He later grew to become one of the most famous expository preachers and writers of late 19th century England and America.
Daily Reading Plan
Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
1 Chronicles 27-28; Zechariah 12; John 7:1-24:
This is the list of the Israelites—heads of families, commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds, and their officers, who served the king in all that concerned the army divisions that were on duty month by month throughout the year. Each division consisted of 24,000 men.In charge of the first division, for the first month, was Jashobeam son of Zabdiel. There were 24,000 men in his division.He was a descendant of Perez and chief of all the army officers for…
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