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The Cross and the Flag, Part 1 of 4 (Why the Cross Can Do What Politics Can't)
with Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer from 'Running To Win'

When it comes to being citizens of both heaven and earth, believers running the race of life need to keep first things first. Stand by for some flying sparks, as Erwin Lutzer takes aim at those who equate Old Glory with the one place of true glory.      (click here to read more)

Missional Living and the Will of God part 1
with Dr. Ron Jones from 'Something Good Radio'

Wouldn’t it be nice to have GPS that communicates every twist and turn your life should take? Even better, God gives us his Word to help us make wise, godly decisions. Today, Ron continues his series Your Life On Mission by talking about missional living and the will of God.   (click here to read more)

The Power Of A Testimony, Part 2
with Jeff Johnson from 'Sound Doctrine'

Yesterday we heard from Pastor Jeff as he gave the first part of his personal testimony of the Lords work in his life.  Through drugs, yoga, and mysticism, Jeff was convinced that he had arrived at the height of spiritual realization, but God had other plans for his life.  Listen in for part…   (click here to read more)

God's Provision For All to Be Saved
with Gil Rugh from 'Sound Words'

Continuing in the context of the ministry of the Gospel and the responsibility to pray as concerns God's saving work through the message is being elaborated. God desires for all people to be saved but no one is willing to nor can apart from God's grace and hearing the message of the Gospel. There is…   (click here to read more)

Today's Articles  from  StudyLight and LiveAsIf

A Good Death
'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

The death of His faithful ones is valuable in the LORD's sight. LORD, I am indeed Your servant; I am Your servant, the son of Your female servant. You have loosened my bonds. I will offer You a sacrifice of thanksgiving and will worship the LORD. - Psalms 116:15-17 HCSB A righteous man lived in a country where…(continue reading article)

Moses - Mighty Prophet (10-26-2010)
'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

Note: We will return to the series on Mercy and not Sacrifice very soon! "I’d rather be right than wrong!" These words came from an excited (but temporarily confused) friend of mine a few years back. What she meant to say was, "I’d rather be right than be President." Of course…(continue reading article)

Additional Articles

•  MENO* - 2014-04-20
•  rô’sh - 2014-09-27
•  The Peshitta - 2014-04-18
•  Is Gad Jacob's son, a troop, fortune or a pagan deity? - 2007-03-08
•  Resisting The Word Of God Produces Not Just A Hard Heart But A Weak Will - Word from Scotland
•  A Lot Of Salt - Find the Call

Additional Articles

•  The Story Of Your Life - 'Christ in You...'
•  Living Inside Respect - Inspiration For You
•  Bible and Quote - September 15-19, 2014 - Bible verse and quote
•  Finding Strength In Diversity - Point of Reference
•  The Little Foxes - God's Words For US
•  God's Bargain - Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

Additional Articles

•  When It's Okay to Beat Your Kids - 'Winging It
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 18:23 - The poor man utters supplications, But the rich man answers roughly.
Words to Ponder
What does this desire and this inability of ours proclaim to us but that there was once in man a genuine happiness, of which nothing now survives but the mark and the empty outline; and this he vainly tries to fill from everything that lies around him, seeking from things that are not there the help that he does not get from those that are present? Yet they are quite incapable of filling the gap, because this infinite gulf can only be filled by an infinite and immutable object -- that is, God, Himself. He alone is man's veritable good, and since man has deserted Him it is a strange thing that there is nothing in nature that has not been capable of taking His place for man: stars, sky, earth, elements, plants, cabbages, leeks, animals, insects, calves, serpents, fever, plague, war, famine, vices, adultery, incest. And since he has lost the true good, everything can equally appear to him as such -- even his own destruction, though that is so contrary at once to God, to reason, and to nature. - Blaise Pascal, Pensee
Daily Dose
Daily Devotionals  for  September 30

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

He knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold. He knoweth our frame. — He doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men. The foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. But in a great… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"
Needs to Open Our Mouths

"Open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it."   Psalms 81:10 What an encouragement to pray! Our human notions would lead us to ask small things because our deservings are so small; but the LORD would have us request great blessings. Prayer should be as simple a matter as the opening of the mouth; it should be a natural, unconstrained utterance. When a… — (click here to read more)

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

"He answered him to never a word." - Matthew 27:14 He had never been slow of speech when he could bless the sons of men, but he would not say a single word for himself. "Never man spake like this man," and never man was silent like him. Was this singular silence the index of his perfect self- sacrifice? Did…… — (click here to read more)

Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"
The Commission Of The Call

We make calls out of our own spiritual consecration, but when we get right with God He brushes all these aside, and rivets us with a pain that is terrific to one thing we never dreamed of, and for one radiant flashing moment we see what He is after, and we say - "Here am I, send me." This call has nothing to…… — (click here to read more)

Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
Truly Safe

In two days we will remember the horror of that day four years ago when we found out just how vulnerable we really are. Since that time so many things have happened related to that day that have had far reaching effects on our entire society. We have lost a number of our people in military actions around the world as…… — (click here to read more)

'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes
Where Life Ends

There are some who believe that the writer of Ecclesiastes had lost all objectivity when he wrote this book, and his pessimistic mood affected everything he looked at. As if anticipating that very argument, he says in verse 9: "In all this my wisdom stayed with me." Disillusioned though he was with the fact that things…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen
Take courage

Take courage In the Greek text, tharseite. This verb means, "be confident, take courage, be bold". In the New Testament, the word is only used in one way as an imperative. It is a COMMAND! Did you know that Jesus never suggests that we be encouraged? He never tells us, "Now here's a good idea". He doesn't…… — (click here to read more)

Voice of the Lord
Devotional for 'Tishrei 06'

The Lord is a God of both mercy and justice. He is like a king who had several empty goblets and said, "'If I pour hot water into them they will burst; if cold [water] they will contract [and snap].' He [the king] mixed hot and cold water [together] and poured it into them [the goblets], and so they remained [unbroken]. Even so, said the Holy One, blessed… — (click here to read more)

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

There is a great deal of discussion now taking place about the lack of spiritual power in our Christian churches. What about the New Testament patterns? Brethren, the apostolic method was to provide a foundation of good, sound biblical reasons for following the Savior, for our willingness to let the Spirit of God display the great Christian virtues… … — (click here to read more)

The Believer's Daily Remembrancer
"Ye are under grace." Romans 6:14

"Ye are under grace." Romans 6:14

BELIEVERS are delivered from the law, and are dead to it; they are married to Christ, and are alive unto God as a God of love. The curse is removed, sin is atoned for, and we stand as high in the favour of God as we possibly can. We should look upon ourselves as the favourites of God, His beloved children,…

… — (click here to read more)

Christian Headlines  from  The Christian Post

Criminal Minds Season 10 Premiere Date, Cast Spoilers: Jennifer Love Hewitt as 'Fearless' Agent Kate Callahan

Criminal Minds Season 10 premiere date finally arrives on October 1, 2014 with the eagerly awaited premiere set to take place on TV on the CBS channel at 9 p.m. ET.

CDC Confirms First Case of Ebola in US as Patient Is Diagnosed With Deadly Virus in Texas Hospital

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Tuesday that a patient at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas became the first person in the United States to test positive for the deadly Ebola virus that is ravaging multiple countries in West Africa.

iPhone 6 Plus Bends? Consumer Reports: Smartphone Doesn't Bend so Easily, #Bendgate Resolved?

The iPhone 6 Consumer Reports tests have come in, and it seems that the terrible bending Apple customers have been complaining about may be a bit overstated. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were compared to the HTC One M8, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, LG G3 and the iPhone 5, and the results were published Friday.

New Iraqi TV Series Devoted to Mocking Islamic State in an Anti-ISIS Propaganda Campaign

An Iraqi state television station is now airing a nationally televised parody series that directly mocks Islamic State militants and acts as an anti-ISIS propaganda tool, hoping to prevent more people from joining the jihadist movement.

A Man Given a Few Weeks To Live Thought He Would Miss Christmas and a Wedding – Until This Happened!

60 year old Frank Henderson have given to others his whole life and they have never felt they had the chance to repay him. Until he made a bucket list, and was given a short time to live due to cancer.

Common Core Wants All Kids Taught the Same Way, Bill Gates Says; Surprised It Became Political Debate

The purpose of Common Core was to make sure all kids are taught the same way, Bill Gates, the largest financial backer of Common Core, said, and he was surprised it has become controversial.

JLO Thanks God After Being Rear-Ended by a Drunk Driver

Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez took to Instagram to praise God after she and friend Leah Remini survived a car accident.

The Most Unique Animal Best Friend Relationship You Will Ever See (VIDEO)

Cleo the Siamese cat and Forbi the owl have been together as friends since they were babies. It's a very unusual and unique relationship.

'Duck Dynasty' Relative Breaks Silence After Media Frames His Sandy Hook Massacre Comments Out of Context

The nephew of "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson and Louisiana Republican congressional candidate Zach Dasher, cleared the air about previous reports that framed him as blaming the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre on atheism.

Second Annual Ex-Gay Awareness Month to Feature Fmr. Ambassador Alan Keyes

For the second consecutive year, conservative groups will be observing a month dedicated to spreading awareness of and support for those who formerly identified as homosexual. Known as ex-gay awareness month, the observance will feature events in Washington, D.C. Friday and Saturday.

The New York Times Publishes an Ignorant, Condescending Anti-Christian Op-Ed

Academic leftists are so used to talking to themselves (and their under-educated students), that they long ago passed the point of even realizing their own ignorance. They delight in their own arguments and their ability to make students "shift uncomfortably in their seats," yet succeed only in singing to their own condescending choir, with the music published in their house hymnal, the New York Times.

Chris Brown Slams Celebrity Gossip Site TMZ's Founder as 'The Devil'

Chris Brown hit back at the founder of a popular gossip site after the website implied that the singer attacked a fan.

'Dancing With The Stars' News: Bethany Mota and Derek Hough Get Perfect Score on Jazz Number Despite Bethany's Ankle Injury

Accidents and injuries are very common on "Dancing with the Stars," especially with the older contestants and those with no little or no dance background. However, 18-year old Bethany Mota has already suffered a twisted ankle while rehearsing for the week three performance of the show, and her partner, Derek Hough, has expressed concern over his partner's current state.

What About Ex-Gays?

While speaking in Singapore at a seminar sponsored by Focus on the Family, I was asked the question: What about ex-ex-gays? Does their existence prove that it is really impossible for people to change their sexual orientation?

Sadie Robertson Impresses 'DWTS' Judges With Waltz, 'Duck Dynasty' Teen Star Posts Picture of Boyfriend on Instagram

After her dance to "She's Country" failed to impress the "Dancing With The Stars" judges last week, "Duck Dynasty" reality star Sadie Robertson came back with an impressive waltz with her pro partner Mark Ballas.

'Bachelor 2015' News: Women Competing for Chris Soules' Heart Revealed

Chris Soules is ready to find love on the new season of "The Bachelor" when it premieres next year. Now, more details have come up about the show's upcoming season, particularly about the women who have been cast.

2 Blind Sisters See the World for the Very First Time (VIDEO)

These two sisters Sonia and Anita were both born blind in rural India. Unable to receive a surgery or have them looked at because they didn't have enough money.

Syrian ISIS Fighter Says US Airstrikes Are Failing; 'They Thought They Knew Everything, But Thank God They Don't'

Despite praise from U.S. officials about recent airstrikes targeting Islamic militant group ISIS in Syria, a member of the terror group is taunting the U.S.-led coalition by describing the strikes as a failure.

Husain Abdullah Penalized for Praying in Endzone; NFL Issues Apology

A Muslim NFL player was penalized after dropping to his knees and praying following a touchdown on Monday night, leading to a discussion of whether his prayer should have been penalized.

Sophia Bush Targets Online Stalker for Harassment; 'My God I Feel Sorry For You'

Sophia Bush is speaking out about the harassment she has endured from an "online stalker" this week in an attempt to protect herself and other Twitter users from similar treatment.

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Lectionary Calendar
Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
the Week of Proper 21 / Ordinary 26
Today in Christian History
Death of Latin Father St. Jerome, ca.75. Converted at 19, Jerome spent the last half of his life rendering the Scriptures into the contemporary ("vulgar") Latin of his day -- hence the "Latin Vulgate" -- as well as preparing commentaries on nearly every book of the Bible.
Daily Reading Plan
Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
Ezra 9-10; ps95; jude1:
After these things had been done, the leaders came to me and said, “The people of Israel, including the priests and the Levites, have not kept themselves separate from the neighboring peoples with their detestable practices, like those of the Canaanites, Hittites, Perizzites, Jebusites, Ammonites, Moabites, Egyptians and Amorites.They have taken some of their daughters as wives for themselves and their sons, and have mingled the holy race with the peoples around them. And the leaders and officials have led…
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