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The Atoning Work of Christ
with Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones from 'From the MLJ Archive'

Ephesians 5:2 

God is love; therefore the characteristic of the Christian life is to be love; we cannot have a true concept of the love of the Lord Jesus apart from the full teaching of the Gospel; He gave Himself as an offering and sacrifice; ' sweet-smelling savour' explained; the meaning…   (click here to read more)

Homeschool Educational Neglect -Media Rages Against Homeschooling
with Kevin Swanson from 'Generations Radio'

We are seeing more negative reports on homeschooling than ever before. Anecdotal evidence is fun, but does it reflect the real story?   Kevin Swanson interacts with a World Magazine article that covers homeschool graduate malcontents, and discusses a biblical perspective of educational neglect.…   (click here to read more)

The Internal Systems, Part 4
with John MacArthur from 'Grace to You'

The Empire State Building...The Chrysler Building...One World Trade Center...all of these monumental towers share one key characteristic essential to their success—flexibility. Find out why you—and your church—share that essential need.   (click here to read more)

Abram, the Greathearted, Part 1
with Chuck Swindoll from 'Insight for Living'

Countless small-hearted people keep score, hold grudges, and look down on others with critical, envious eyes. They manipulate and control people. Sadly, in our fallen world, small-hearted people are the norm, making the few genuinely greathearted people stand out all the more. They look beyond the past,…   (click here to read more)

Is the IRS Destroying and Hiding Evidence?
with Jay Sekulow from 'Jay Sekulow Live!'

Jordan and Thann discuss the "missing" Lois Lerner emails.   (click here to read more)

Today's Articles  from  StudyLight and LiveAsIf

New Kids on Your Block
'Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley

Nothing more satisfying than spending the afternoon on the water with some of your friends and the kids. Ah yes, tooling around the fluid surface in a powerful craft. Watching the other boats as they make their way around the broad expanse of water. Love it. Absolutely love it. However, not everybody gets to do that.…(continue reading article)

Dancing Janitors
'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

"Don't handle, don't taste, don't touch"? All these regulations refer to what is destroyed by being used up; they are human commands and doctrines. Although these have a reputation of wisdom by promoting ascetic practices, humility, and severe treatment of the body, they are not of any value against…(continue reading article)

He Came Back Seeing? (John 9:7)
'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

“Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. And His disciples asked Him, saying, 'Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?' Jesus answered, 'Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him. I must work the works…(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
•  Camping with Dad - 'Winging It
•  Let the Experience of Discovering Treasure Help You in Every Way - Word from Scotland

Additional Articles

•  Prideful Prayers - 'Christ in You...'
•  Happily Hopeless - Find the Call
•  How long does it take to fall in love? - Refreshment in Refuge
•  Unforgettable Characters - Inspiration For You
•  Our Cloud of Witnesses - God's Words For US
•  Bible and Quote August 11-15, 2014 - Bible verse and quote

Additional Articles

•   How Bad Is Too Bad? - Point of Reference
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
He that loves the world, how active is he! He will break his peace and sleep for it. He that loves honour, what hazards will he run! He will swim to the throne in blood.... Love heaven, and you cannot miss it; love breaks through all opposition -- it takes heaven by storm. - Thomas Watson
Daily Dose
Daily Devotionals  for  August 28

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

The accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony. — Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth. Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea, rather, that is risen again, who is even… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"
Out of Any Circumstance

"As for me, I will call upon God; and the LORD shall save me."   Psalms 55:16 Yes, I must and will pray. What else can I do! What better can I do? Betrayed, forsaken, grieved, baffled, O my LORD, I will call upon Thee. My Ziklag is in ashes, and men speak of stoning me; but I encourage my heart in the LORD, who will bear me through this trial as He… — (click here to read more)

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

"I will be their God, and they shall be my people." - 2 Corinthians 6:16 What a sweet title: "My people!" What a cheering revelation: "Their God!" How much of meaning is couched in those two words, "My people!" Here is speciality. The whole world is God's; the heaven, even the heaven of heavens is the…… — (click here to read more)

Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"
What'S The Good Of Prayer?

It is not part of the life of a natural man to pray. We hear it said that a man will suffer in his life if he does not pray; I question it. What will suffer is the life of the Son of God in him, which is nourished not by food, but by prayer. When a man is born from above, the life of the Son of God is born in him, and he…… — (click here to read more)

Voice of the Lord
Devotional for 'Elul 02'

Depression is a common malady in modern life, afflicting unbelievers and believers alike. The depressed person often endures an endless stream of words within his mind, words of helplessness and failure that only deepen his depression. Cognitive therapy has proven to be among the most effective responses to this condition. This treatment does not seek to… — (click here to read more)

Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
Put It Behind You

"Sometimes you're the bug and sometimes you're the windshield." A golfing buddy of mine said that the other day as he watched his ball take an unpredictable bounce and roll into a water hazard. Basically put, he was saying that sometimes the bounces go good and sometimes they don't. What happens from there…… — (click here to read more)

'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes
More Leadership Qualities

We look at another three of Solomon's thoughts on the qualities of a wise leader. Third - a high regard for authority. "Obey the king's command," (v. 2) says Solomon, or in other words, respect whoever is over you in authority. Those who have no respect for those higher than they will never get the respect…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen
Anger

Anger - The Hebrew root is anep. Behind this is the word ap, a word that describes the nostrils in breathing. This part of the body is important in Hebrew thought. Remember that God breathed life into Adam through the nostrils. Because the nose is part of the context of breathing, it is considered vital…… — (click here to read more)

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

When we are first converted, especially if we come from a non-Christian background, we are likely to be almost too naive for our own good. The wondrous experience through which we have just passed, or perhaps I should say into which we have entered, has predisposed us to believe in everybody. Our trust in other Christians is likely to be boundless.… … — (click here to read more)

The Believer's Daily Remembrancer
"Being justified freely by His grace". Romans 3:24

"Being justified freely by His grace". Romans 3:24

IT was a solemn question which was proposed in the days of old, "How can man be just with God?" Man is without righteousness, he is chargeable with many crimes, he is brought in guilty, and condemned by God's holy law; and he has no excuse to make. His mouth is stopped. We…

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Christian Headlines  from  The Christian Post

Ma$e Joined Church Ministry to Avoid Problems in Rap Industry, According to Fellow Artist

Rapper Ma$e's decision to leave music and turn to ministry in the late 1990s was not based on a true calling, but was made in order to avoid problems in the industry, according to a fellow artist.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Married In Ceremony Involving Kids

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt officially married in France over the weekend, their reps confirmed on Thursday.

Appeals Court Rules Against Christian Missionaries Attacked at Arab Festival

A three judge panel from an appeals court has ruled against a Christian missionary group that was attacked at an annual Arab Festival in Michigan.

Taylor Swift New Song 'Shake It Off' Debuts at No.1 on Hot 100, Sparkly VMAs Performance Wows the Audience

Taylor's Swift new hit single "Shake It Off" from her upcoming 1989 album debuted this week on the Hot 100 chart at the top spot, according to reports.

Why I'm Glad David Platt Is the New IMB President

Today the trustees of our SBC International Mission Board elected my friend David Platt to serve as president, and I am radically happy. Here's why.

CM Punk and AJ Lee Away From WWE, Spending Time Together

CM Punk has retired from the wrestling scene and has pursued other interests. Only recently was the WWE superstar selected to host the Gibson Brand's AP Music Awards earlier this year.

Prescription Drug Addiction Is an 'Epidemic' in the Church, Says Ex-Addict, Gospel Singer Joseph Habedank

Dove Award-nominated artist Joseph Habedank is on a mission to take on the "epidemic" of prescription drug addiction in the church with his personal testimony and his new album, "Welcome Home". Habedank is an award-winning singer and songwriter who performed alongside American Idol Season 9's "singing cop" Bryan Walker in the gospel group The Perrys. He is also a recovering prescription drug addict.

The Struggle for Human Rights: Remembering Camp Ashraf

The worldwide struggle for freedom and democracy faces enormous challenges today. Despite the promise of the United States government to support that struggle wherever it can, the Obama administration is not standing tall on the world stage. The American Legacy, as a shining beacon for oppressed peoples everywhere in their time of darkness, is being abandoned.

Mortal Kombat X Features New Characters, Kano Returns to Character Roster

A new Mortal Kombat title is set to be released sometime in 2015 by NetherRealm Studios. The studio is also responsible for the release of the Mortal Kombat reboot back in 2011 and Injustice: Gods Among Us in 2013.

Bishop Noel Jones Receives Shocking Revelation From Loretta After 'Preachers of L.A.'

Bishop Noel Jones, the senior pastor of the City of Refuge Church in Gardena, Calif., was forced to address a shocking truth revealed to him by his longtime female friend Loretta Jones on the Oxygen docu-series "Preachers of L.A." aftershow.

'Duck Dynasty' Star Sadie Robertson Joining 'Dancing with the Stars' Cast?

Sadie Robertson of "Duck Dynasty" is joining the newest season of "Dancing with the Stars" this year, according to a report on Wednesday.

Google Nexus 8 Release Date, HTC to Make the Tablet?

Google looks set to release their next tablet soon, the Nexus 8. The new tablet will be running on the latest Android L OS and will be the successor to the highly popular Nexus 7.

Michelle Williams Defends Beyonce's Daughter Blue Ivy

Michelle Williams has defended Beyonce's daughter Blue Ivy amid jokes and criticism concerning the famous toddler's hair.

Apple iWatch Release Date and Specs: Smartwatch to Have 10 Separate Sensors for Fitness

The market for wearable devices has opened up this year and it looks like Apple is ready to enter that market with the release of the iWatch.

Was Jesus Christ Really God?

The divinity of Jesus Christ is one of the most controversial issues facing every human being. It is also the most critical. Our faith hangs in the balance on this question.

iOS 8 Publicly Available on Sept. 10 After iPhone 6 Release

Apple will be busy in the next few months, as they will be releasing one device after another before the start of the holiday season. If there's anything in common with all these devices, it will be the iOS 8 running them.

Nokia Lumia 830 Announcement at IFA 2014 in Berlin

Nokia will soon be releasing the last of the X30 series Lumia phones, namely the Lumia 830 and the Lumia 730 mid-range Windows phones. The release – or at least the announcement – will be held at the IFA 2014 in Berlin coming this Sept. 4.

British Police Failed to Help 1,400 Children Sexually Abused by Pakistani Gangs Out of Fear of Coming Off as Racist, Report Says

British police and social care workers are facing mounting criticism after a major report revealed widespread failure to help at least 1,400 children in the town of Rotherham who were subjected to horrific sexual abuse, mostly by Pakistani criminal gangs between 1997 and 2013, out of fear of coming off as racist.

How Internet Bloggers May Have Located Secret ISIS Training Grounds

A group of online, crowdfunded bloggers claim that they have pinpointed the location of a terrorist training ground used by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). By simply examining peripheral landmarks in pictures posted by the terrorists to social media accounts, the bloggers claim to have verified the locations of the pictures using free online satellite imagery programs.

Second American Dies Fighting for ISIS

A second American citizen who died fighting for terror group ISIS in Syria has been identified as Abdirahmaan Muhumed of Minneapolis, reports have said.

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Lectionary Calendar
Thursday, August 28th, 2014
the Week of Proper 16 / Ordinary 21
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Today in Christian History
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Death of St. Augustine of Hippo, 76, the great early Latin Church Father and one of the outstanding theological figures of the ages. It was St. Augustine who wrote: 'Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless till they find their rest in thee.'
Daily Reading Plan
Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
1ch29; zec13; John 7:25-53:
Then King David said to the whole assembly: “My son Solomon, the one whom God has chosen, is young and inexperienced. The task is great, because this palatial structure is not for man but for the God.With all my resources I have provided for the temple of my God—gold for the gold work, silver for the silver, bronze for the bronze, iron for the iron and wood for the wood, as well as onyx for the settings, turquoise,stones of various…
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