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White Toilet
with Richard Ellis from 'Richard Ellis Talks'

The thing about white toilets is that you can’t hide any filth in them because the white exposes what is there. Similarly, if we choose to live in the light as God calls us to, the filth and sin in our life will be exposed. The way to keep our “white toilets” clean is by living in obedience…   (click here to read more)

Come and See His Enemies, Part 3 of 3 (Come and See Jesus)
with Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer from 'Running To Win'

Can Satan bind a child of God? Can a Christian sell his or her soul to the devil? This message will deliver some frank talk about the limits God has set on Satan’s domain and why the victory of Christ is complete, as we’ll learn from Matthew 12.   (click here to read more)

The Secret to Having It All, Part 2
with Dr. Ron Jones from 'Something Good Radio'

Today, Ron Jones continues his series of messages called Highway to Happiness based on the beatitudes of Jesus. When Jesus said "blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth," he really raised some eyebrows. His teaching continues to challenge His followers today.   (click here to read more)

Angels, Angels, Angels, Part 2
with Jeff Johnson from 'Sound Doctrine'

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Prayer For Divine Preparation
with Gil Rugh from 'Sound Words'

These verses are a summary statement of the letter to the Hebrews in the form of a prayer for God to provide the necessary preparation for these believers to do His will.  God's provisions to equip and enable are needful for the believer to do His will effectively and honorably as will be most pleasing…   (click here to read more)

Today's Articles  from  StudyLight and LiveAsIf

The Righteous Ruler
'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

Indeed, a king will reign righteously, and rulers will rule justly. Each will be like a shelter from the wind, a refuge from the rain, like streams of water in a dry land and the shade of a massive rock in an arid land. Then the eyes of those who see will not be closed, and the ears of those who hear will listen. The…(continue reading article)

He Speaks Boldly (John 7:26)
'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

There were times when the speech of Jesus was veiled to one extent or the other. Although people were somewhat ready to accept the moral truths that He taught, there was a greater truth that very, very few were ready to accept. The focus text in today's message sets forth a change in the strategic approach…(continue reading article)

Additional Articles

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•  Hâlakh - 2014-04-19
•  The Peshitta - 2014-04-18
•  Is Gad Jacob's son, a troop, fortune or a pagan deity? - 2007-03-08
•  Let These Parables And This Fresh Story Encourage You - Word from Scotland
•  Your New Creation - 'Christ in You...'

Additional Articles

•  Your New Creation - 'Christ in You...'
•  Reacting to wrongs committed against us - Refreshment in Refuge
•  False Theory - Find the Call
•  Do you have a Lucky Star? - Inspiration For You
•  Bible and quote Oct 22-26 - Bible verse and quote
•  The Kingdom of Heaven - Point of Reference

Additional Articles

•  Wisdom - God's Words For US
•  Careful Drivers - Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
•  It's That Woman You Gave Me - 'Winging It
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 16:22 - Understanding is a fountain of life to one who has it, But the discipline of fools is folly.
Words to Ponder
Watch constantly against those things which are thought to be no temptations. The most poisonous serpents are found where the sweetest flowers grow. Cleopatra was poisoned by an asp that was brought to her in a basket of fair flowers. Sharp-edged tools, long handled, wound at last. - Charles Spurgeon
Daily Dose
Daily Devotionals  for  July 30

Daily Light on the Daily Path
Morning / Evening Devotional — July 30

Seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Get wisdom, get understanding. — The wisdom that is from above. — The depth saith, It is not in me: and the sea saith, It is not with me. — We are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"
Promise of Future Meeting

"I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice."   John 16:22 Surely He will come a second time, and then, when He sees us and we see Him, there will be rejoicings indeed. Oh, for that joyous return! But this promise is being daily fulfilled in another sense. Our gracious LORD has many "agains" in His dealings with us. He gave us pardon, and He… — (click here to read more)

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

"These were potters, and those that dwelt among plants and hedges: there they dwelt with the king for his work." - 1 Chronicles 4:23 Potters were the very highest grade of workers, but "the king" needed potters, and therefore they were in royal service, although the material upon which they worked was nothing…… — (click here to read more)

Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"
The Discipline Of Disillusionment

Disillusionment means that there are no more false judgments in life. To be undeceived by disillusionment may leave us cynical and unkindly severe in our judgment of others, but the disillusionment which comes from God brings us to the place where we see men and women as they really are, and yet there is no cynicism, we…… — (click here to read more)

Voice of the Lord
Devotional for 'Av 03'

How often do we take this simple statement of Yeshua's for granted? Have we placed ourselves comfortably out of reach, where we no longer respond personally when we hear these words from our Redeemer? Once while counseling someone who was heart-broken by his own sin and the mess he had made of his life, I reflected on my own condition. "How am I different?"… — (click here to read more)

Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
In the Parsonage

In a couple of months my home church will be celebrating her fiftieth anniversary. I am privileged to have been asked to be a part of that celebration. With that coming celebration my mind has been in a reflective mode. I was very young when I first got a taste of the fellowship of the new Church of Christ in Jeffersonville,…… — (click here to read more)

'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes
Forgive yourself!

After Naomi has recovered from the shock of losing her husband and two sons in the land of Moab, she hears that Israel is once again a flourishing land and she makes up her mind to return to her people. When she announces her intentions to her daughters-in-law, Ruth and Orpah, they decide to accompany her on the journey…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen
Touch

Touch - The Hebrew word here is naga. In this verse it means to touch sexually. This is the story of the second time that Abraham pretended his wife Sarah was really his sister. He did this to protect himself from harm. But he clearly did not have Sarah's interests in mind. Even though Abraham had the promise…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer
Morning / Evening Devotional — July 30

The cross of Christ is the most revolutionary thing ever to appear among men. The cross of the Roman times knew no compromise; it never made concessions. It won all its arguments by killing its opponent and silencing him for good. It spared not Christ, by slew Him the same as the rest. He was alive when they hung Him on that cross and completely… … — (click here to read more)

The Believer's Daily Remembrancer
"He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord." 1 Corinthians 1:31

"He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord." 1 Corinthians 1:31

IT is unlawful to glory in ourselves, our descent, our possessions, our connections, or doings; if we glory it must be in the Lord. We must glory in Him as gracious and merciful, exercising loving-kindness and tender mercies in the earth; in what He is to His people,…

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Christian Headlines  from  The Christian Post

'When God Left the Building' Film Director: The American Church Is Dying

A new documentary, "When God Left the Building," slated for release in August, will examine the decline of the American church and the overall deteriorating spiritual condition of the United States.

Signs Urging People to 'Dress Modestly' in Jewish Neighborhood Stir Emotions in Brooklyn, New York

Signs posted in a Hasidic Jewish section of the Crown Heights, Brooklyn neighborhood of New York City urging visitors to "dress modestly" out of respect for the community have ruffled some members of the public who believe the sign was out of line in passing judgment on the way they dress.

US Conference of Catholic Bishops Sends 1,200 Bibles to Illegal Immigrant Children

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has distributed over 1,200 Spanish language Bibles to illegal immigrant children and adults who are being detained by U.S. Border Patrol near Nogales, Arizona.

Alabama Church Holds 'Spa Day' for Homeless Men

A congregation in Alabama has recently hosted a "Spa Day" for the homeless men in their neighborhood.

Former Christian Radio Host John Balyo Pleads Guilty; Confesses to Photographing, Having Sex With 12-Y-O Boy at Hotel

Former popular Christian radio host John Balyo, 35, is heading to prison for a minimum of 15 years after he pleaded guilty in federal court in Michigan Tuesday to photographing and having sex with a 12-year-old boy in April — the same month he got married.

Illinois Father Granted Custody After Children's Mother Engaged Them in Naked Pray Sessions With Pastor

An Illinois appeals court granted a man custody of his two daughters whose mother was involved in church rituals where members would engage in naked prayer therapy sessions with their pastor.

Lost Cause? Ted Cruz Slams HBO's 'True Blood' for Mocking Him in Episode Where Republicans Are Murdered and Called Nasty Names

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas had no love for HBO's deviantly hedonistic vampire show "True Blood" last Tuesday after the show mocked him and Texas Republicans as "a**holes" and "c*nts" then showed them being murdered mercilessly in a politically loaded episode wryly titled "Lost Cause".

Dolly Parton: 'A Belief in God Is Essential' for My Successful Career, Keeping Humble Roots

Country music star Dolly Parton credits her Christian faith instilled in her during childhood for her success and keeping her grounded.

Is the Truth on the Side of Christianity?

One of the primary critiques of religion popular among New Atheists and secularists generally is that it is arrogant and close-minded for any group to claim a monopoly on truth.

Jim Crow and the Donkey: A True History the Left Loves to Ignore

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow's producer, Steve Benen, just took a whack at the American Civil Rights Union's new booklet, The Truth About Jim Crow, which National Review Online writer John Fund wrote about in a recent column.

Can We Really 'Botch' a Murderer's Execution?

The recent "botched" execution in Arizona sparked more debate about the death penalty. But if the execution ended in the murderer's death, then it was not botched. What did his victims endure?

Majority of States Are Blocking Bills That Seek to Ban Conversion Therapy for Gay Youth

While two states have successfully banned conversion therapy for gay youth, a majority of state legislatures have voted down bills that would prohibit sexual orientation change therapy after hearing the testimonies of ex-gays who say they've benefited from SOCE.

'I feel Like I'm Living in a House of Hell;' Multiple 'Ghosts,' 'Demon' Violently Haunt Home of Pennsylvania Couple

A York County, Pennsylvania, woman and her husband who placed everything they had into buying their house seven years ago, are now fighting to avoid being chased out of it after suffering attacks from what they say are multiple ghosts and at least one demon in their basement.

In the Midst of Horror and Pain, God Answers Our Prayers

The media has blasted out the breaking news of an alarmingly hostile, hateful world in the last several months. How should we as Christians react to the mounting mayhem, especially directed at fellow believers?

Planned Parenthood Sued for Not Reporting Child Rape; Sends Victim Back to Abuser After Performing Abortion

Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, which received $2,302,026 in government grants in 2011-2012, is facing a legal challenge from the mother of a 13-year-old girl who was taken to the facility by her abuser to have an abortion.

Biblical Fasting

"Dear?" The only response this elicits is a distracted "Hmm," accompanied by the rustle of a newspaper. "Could I talk to you?" Again a reply of "Hmmm," followed by silence. Then footsteps are heard walking away. Have you ever experienced something similar?

Contrasting Views of Marriage: The Need for a Defining Principle

Thanks for agreeing to this exchange about the nature and meaning of marriage. My experience with exercises like this one, conducted in a spirit of friendship and goodwill, is that they lead to deeper understanding, even if the interlocutors do not achieve agreement.

Nancy Pelosi's Perversion of Piety: A Page Out of the Proof Texting Playbook

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's recent attempts at Biblical proof-texting clearly evidences that she, like many politicians, is a pawn being used in a scheme much larger than American politics.

State Dept.: Syrian Christian Persecution Part of 'Largest Displacement of Religious Communities in Recent Memory'

Persecution of Christians in Syria is part of the worst displacement of religious communities in recent history, according to a recently released report from the U.S. State Department.

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Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
the Week of Proper 12 / Ordinary 17
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1956
By an act of Congress, signed by President Eisenhower, 'In God We Trust' becamethe official U.S. motto.
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2ki10; mic1; 1 Corinthians 15:1-34:
Now there were in Samaria seventy sons of the house of Ahab. So Jehu wrote letters and sent them to Samaria: to the officials of Jezreel,to the elders and to the guardians of Ahab’s children. He said,“You have your master’s sons with you and you have chariots and horses, a fortified city and weapons. Now as soon as this letter reaches you,choose the best and most worthy of your master’s sons and set him on his father’s throne. Then fight…
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