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Evangelicals Sick of Politics - Tullian Tchividjian vs. D. James Kennedy
with Kevin Swanson from 'Generations Radio'

The shift at Coral Ridge from D. James Kennedy to Tullian Tchividjian has been a stark reminder of the shift going on in evangelicalism. Tchividjian's done with "political ideologies and culture warring issues" per recent Blaze article. But not us. We have not yet begun to fight! Paul went after…   (click here to read more)

Night People/Day People, Part 1
with John MacArthur from 'Grace to You'

You’ve heard the cliché, “like night and day.” Scripture uses this simple contrast to highlight a critical distinction between two types of people...night people and day people. How do you know which one describes you?   (click here to read more)

Creating a Legacy of Responsibility, Part 2
with Chuck Swindoll from 'Insight for Living'

Influential eighteenth-century American preacher Jonathan Edwards experienced frustration early in his ministry. His struggles could have given him an excuse to hang up his wig and retire his frock. Yet because of a strong sense of responsibility to his mission, he sparked the Great Awakening that eventually…   (click here to read more)

Jay Sekulow Weekend!
with Jay Sekulow from 'Jay Sekulow Live!'

Meriam Ibrahim released from sudan.   (click here to read more)

Welcome to a Life of Confidence
with Ron Moore from 'The Journey'

Are you sure?  It’s a question all of us have been asked at one time or another but it takes on greater importance when it’s your spiritual strength that’s at issue. Here, with a special challenge to Moms, Ron Moore prepares you to answer with a firm; “Yes, I’m sure.&rdquo…   (click here to read more)

Today's Articles  from  StudyLight and LiveAsIf

Loyalty and Leadership
'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

I will give you shepherds who are loyal to Me, and they will shepherd you with knowledge and skill. - Jeremiah 3:15 HCSB We get the leadership we deserve! A nation or a church that does not hold itself to high standards shouldn’t be shocked when the leader that rises among them and is chosen from their number…(continue reading article)

Depart From Me (Matthew 7:23)
'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

I've heard of people who have a real knack for turning a phrase. Well, today's devotional is about turning a phrase in another way. We will begin with a quote from Jesus and the sermon on the mount. “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who…(continue reading article)

Let These Parables And This Fresh Story Encourage You
'Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw

 We have been reading in Matthew Chapter 13 of the parable of the sowing of the seed, the mustard seed which appeared so small and insignificant, and the amazing working of the yeast in the dough, invisibly and imperceptibly, yet powerfully and effectively.   These parables of Jesus are packed with relevance,…(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
•  Your New Creation - 'Christ in You...'
•  Your New Creation - 'Christ in You...'

Additional Articles

•  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
•  Wisdom - God's Words For US

Additional Articles

•  Careful Drivers - Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
•  It's That Woman You Gave Me - 'Winging It
•  Learning to Yield - Quiet Time
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 10:20 - The tongue of the righteous is as choice silver, The heart of the wicked is worth little.
Words to Ponder
Trust the past to God's mercy, the present to God's love, and the future to God's providence. - Augustine (354-430)
Daily Dose
Daily Devotionals  for  July 28

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

Walk in love. A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. — Above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins. — Love covereth all sins. When ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"
Bow Down; Be Lifted Up

"Humble yourselves therefore order the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time."   1 Peter 5:6 This is tantamount to a promise: if we will bow down, the LORD will lift us up. Humility leads to honor; submission is the way to exaltation. That same hand of God which presses us down is waiting to raise us up when we are prepared to bear the… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"
Morning and Evening for June 5

"The Lord shut him in." - Genesis 7:16 Noah was shut in away from all the world by the hand of divine love. The door of electing purpose interposes between us and the world which lieth in the wicked one. We are not of the world even as our Lord Jesus was not of the world. Into the sin, the gaiety, the pursuits…… — (click here to read more)

Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"
After Obedience - What?

We are apt to imagine that if Jesus Christ constrains us, and we obey Him, He will lead us to great success. We must never put our dreams of success as God's purpose for us; His purpose may be exactly the opposite. We have an idea that God is leading us to a particular end, a desired goal; He is not. The question of getting…… — (click here to read more)

Voice of the Lord
Devotional for 'Av 01'

During the years that I lived on a farm, I put up a number of fences. Sometimes the wooden posts which we set into the ground were not sufficiently cured. After a few days in the damp soil, they would sprout small branches with leaves. Though these little sprouts lasted only about a week, it was still a sight to see. How much more dramatic was the sprouting… — (click here to read more)

Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
Size Does Matter

Does size matter? I hadn't really thought much about that until yesterday morning. I had left at my usual time to head up to the Lock N Key, a coffee shop in downtown Georgetown. As I came out to the light at the end of Champion Way I got into the right turn lane. I was behind a couple of trucks; an SUV and a pickup…… — (click here to read more)

'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes
Maximizing time

This one verse is like a window through which light floods to illuminate Naomi's family background. It tells us that her deceased husband, Elimelech, came from a wealthy family, and that now most of that wealth was in the hands of a young relative of Elimelech's - Boaz. We know from the preceding verse (Ruth 1:22)…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen
Despairing

Despairing - This looks like a difficult word in Greek exaporoumenoi. But if you sound it out you will discover that it has a familiar ring exasperated. It is made from two words ek (meaning "out of" with intensity) and aporeo (meaning "to be at a loss"). So, we get "to be completely without…… — (click here to read more)

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

The Christian churches of our day have suffered a great loss in rejecting the example of good men, choosing instead the "celebrity of the hour" for their pattern. We must agree that it is altogether unlikely that we know who our "greatest" men are. One thing is sure, however-the greatest man alive today is the best man alive today.… … — (click here to read more)

The Believer's Daily Remembrancer
"He will yet deliver us." 2 Corinthians 1:10

"He will yet deliver us." 2 Corinthians 1:10

HOW many times has our God delivered us, from how many dangers, in how many ways; and He who hath delivered, doth deliver, and in Him we trust that He will yet deliver us. He delivered us from spiritual death, by the operations of His Holy Spirit, and from eternal death, by the sacrifice…

… — (click here to read more)

Christian Headlines  from  The Christian Post

Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Breakaway Illinois Diocese over Episcopal Church in Property Suit

An appeals court has ruled in favor of a small diocese in Illinois that broke away from The Episcopal Church over theological differences, including the appointment of openly gay Gene Robinson as bishop.

President Obama Nominates Rabbi David Saperstein as Religious Freedom Ambassador, First Non-Christian Since Job Was Created

President Obama has nominated Rabbi David Saperstein to be the next ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom at the State Department, a position that has been vacant since late last year. The announcement on Monday also marks the first time that a non-Christian will hold the job, which was created in 1998.

Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Virginia's Marriage Amendment; Says Constitutional Rights of Gays Trump State Marriage Laws

Virginia's amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman was struck down Monday after a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond ruled 2-1 that gay couples have a constitutional right to marry that trumps state marriage laws.

Contrasting Views of Marriage: The Benefits of Same-Sex Marriage

In thinking about the issue, "How should marriage be defined?" I want to begin with two Vermonters, Ann and Ellen, who have been together as a couple for more than thirty years.

You Won't Believe What This Restaurant Owner Did for His Employees After a Fire Burnt His Business to the Ground

When a fire razed Bruce Kroll's Culver's Restaurant in Platteville, Wisconsin, last November his 40 employees weren't sure if they still had jobs. When Kroll told them what he would do for them, however, they were stunned.

Court Rules in Favor of 9/11 Cross, Against Atheist Lawsuit

An appeals court has ruled against an atheist organization who was suing to have a cross removed from the National September 11 Museum.

Progressives Proudly Exploit Black Pain, Crave Moral Superiority By Using Term 'Apartheid State'

Progressives use the term "apartheid state" to make themselves look good when castigating others; they willfully and gleefully misrepresent history, and mock those who suffered through a lifetime of being placed as second-class citizens.

Universalism Is Next for the Soft Love Crowd

We know that one of the greatest strengths of the "gay Christian" movement is that there are lots of really nice people who are same-sex attracted, and some of them profess deep faith in Jesus and are active in compassionate and sacrificial service to the poor and needy. How could a loving God condemn people like them?

Arizona Public Utility Attempting to Buy Elections

What's happening in Arizona right now is sufficient to make every conservative shudder. And I'm not talking about the border crisis. I am talking about the state's largest regulated utility, Arizona Public Service.

Ohio Sheriff Gets Death Threat After Sending Bill to Mexican President for All the Illegals in His Jail

Stretched by the crush of illegal immigrants flooding his jails from the border, Sheriff Richard K. Jones of Butler County, Ohio, said his life was threatened after he sent a bill to Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto seeking compensation for hosting his law-breaking countrymen.

Israel: The Palestinian People's Greatest Ally

Israel is not tame. But she is good.

Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower 2014 Live Stream, Peak Dates: Watch Online July 29-30 Meteor Shower Video

The Delta Aquarids meteor shower 2014 will peak on July 29-30, and analysts have indicated that the absence of a bright moon in the sky could help create an extremely good viewing experience for skygazers.

Netherlands Rules Out Armed Mission to MH-17 Crash Site; Fighting in Ukraine Hinders Investigation

The Netherlands, which has formally taken over the investigation of the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane, has ruled out an international armed mission to secure the site in eastern Ukraine, where a fighting between separatists and government forces prevented a visit by international experts Sunday.

Is Planned Parenthood's 'Torture Sex' Advice Making Its Way Into the Classroom?

In the latest installment of "SexEd: Planned Parenthood's Dangerous Sex Advice for Kids," an Oregon Planned Parenthood counselor is shown telling a 15-year-old girl, who's under the legal age of consent, to watch porn, go to a sex shop, and experiment with bondage and hitting with her boyfriend. Lila Rose, president of Live Action, says the undercover videos should motivate parents to call their school board and demand they ban the organization and its sex education materials from public schools.

Pope Francis Pleads for Peace as Israel-Palestine Fighting Carries On

As the fighting between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip carried on with no breakthrough in efforts for an enduring ceasefire, Pope Francis on Sunday broke off from his scripted weekly Angelus address and said, "Please stop," pleading for peace in the world.

Five Killed in Bombing of Catholic Church in Nigeria

At least five people were killed and eight others injured in a bomb attack on a Catholic church in Nigeria's northern city of Kano on Sunday. The bombing was blamed on the Islamist terror group Boko Haram.

Take It to the Bank

A homeless man was standing on a street corner, asking for money, when a well-dressed attorney came walking by. The attorney looked at him and said, "Haven't I seen you somewhere before?"

Take It to the Bank

A homeless man was standing on a street corner, asking for money, when a well-dressed attorney came walking by. The attorney looked at him and said, "Haven't I seen you somewhere before?"

Sudanese Christian Mother Meriam Ibrahim to Arrive in New Hampshire This Week

Meriam Ibrahim, a young Christian mother from Sudan who refused to renounce her faith even after she was placed on death row for it, is expected to fly from Rome to New Hampshire with her family this week to settle in Manchester, her brother-in-law said.

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Monday, July 28th, 2014
the Week of Proper 12 / Ordinary 17
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