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Hope For Hurting Hearts - II
with Dr. Dobson from 'Family Talk Weekends'

2 Corinthians chapter 1 calls the Lord “the God of all comfort,” and tells us to pass on that same comfort to others. Hear from a man doing just that! Pastor Greg Laurie discusses a film project that was born out of the pain he endured, and created to bring hope to hurting hearts. It’s…   (click here to read more)

April 19, 2014
with John Fuller from 'Focus on the Family Weekend Magazine'

Coming up this weekend from Focus on the Family, solving the “mystery” of the missing Jesus!  Some great parenting advice from listeners like you!  And why celebrating Easter is an important part of faith!  We’ll have all that and more on the next Weekend…   (click here to read more)

Resurrection: The Key to Everything
with John MacArthur from 'Grace to You Weekend'

This weekend, many folks will gather to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ — all the while actually missing the meaning of this decisive moment in history. To make sure you know the significance of the resurrection — the crucial importance of the Easter holiday   (click here to read more)

Teens and Social Media
with Mark Gregston from 'Parenting Today's Teens Weekend'

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram. As social media continues to expand at a rapid pace, parents are finding it harder and harder to keep track of what their kids are doing online. Today on Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston answers questions from moms and dads about monitoring…   (click here to read more)

Avoiding Counterfeit Violins, Part 1
with Dr. Stephen Davey from 'Wisdom for the Heart Weekend'

You know why bankers are so good at discerning counterfeit money? Because they spend so much time handling real money.  And that’s a practice we as Christians need to implement when it comes to Truth.   (click here to read more)

Today's Articles  from  StudyLight and LiveAsIf

The Exiled King
'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

 "Your heart must not be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in Me. In My Father's house are many dwelling places; if not, I would have told you. I am going away to prepare a place for you. If I go away and prepare a place for you, I will come back and receive you to Myself, so that where I am you may…(continue reading article)

Not Yet Revealed (1 John 3.2)
'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

I really couldn't figure out why anyone would want to know the value of X. That was my real complaint when my mother insisted that I take algebra. I'm glad she didn't give in simply because there were things I didn't (and couldn't) understand at the time. I have since come to understand why knowing…(continue reading article)

The Power of our Tongues
'Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell

  I was sitting in a church auditorium recently, listening to a preacher talk about the power words have on us all, both written and spoken, and the great impact they convey to those around us. It was a well articulated speech, causing me to think about how large a role words play in our lives. Words are extremely…(continue reading article)

Additional Articles

•  MENO* - 2014-04-13
•  Hâlakh - 2014-04-19
•  The Peshitta - 2014-04-18
•  Is Gad Jacob's son, a troop, fortune or a pagan deity? - 2007-03-08
•   Identifying Sin - Point of Reference
•  Bible and Quote April 7-11, 2014 - Bible verse and quote

Additional Articles

•  Every Knee, Every Tongue - God's Words For US
•  Money or the Will of God? - Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
•  Why Be Good? - 'Winging It
•  Infighting - Quiet Time
•  Jesus Christ Fulfils These Prophetic Words of Isaiah - Word from Scotland
•  Pass The Salt - Find the Call

Additional Articles

•  Called To A Church? - 'Christ in You...'
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 13:13 - The one who despises the word will be in debt to it, But the one who fears the commandment will be rewarded.
Words to Ponder
Prayer is not merely coming to God to ask something from Him. It is, above all, fellowship with God and being brought under the power of His holiness and love, until He takes possession of us and stamps our entire nature with the lowliness of Christ, which is the secret of all true worship. - Andrew Murray (1828-1917)
Daily Dose
Daily Devotionals  for  April 19

Daily Light on the Daily Path
Morning / Evening Devotional — April 19

Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. The veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom. — Christ ... hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God. — The way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing. I am the… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"
An Expert Searcher

"For thus saith the LORD God; Behold, I, even I, will both search My sheep, and seek them out."   Ezekiel 34:11 This He does at the first when His elect are like wandering sheep that know not the Shepherd or the fold. How wonderfully doth the LORD find out His chosen! Jesus is great as a seeking Shepherd as well as a saving Shepherd. Though many of… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"
Morning and Evening for September 13

"Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well, the rain also filleth the pools." - Psalm 84:6 This teaches us that the comfort obtained by a one may often prove serviceable to another; just as wells would be used by the company who came after. We read some book full of consolation, which is like…… — (click here to read more)

Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"
Is It Not In The Least Likely?

Joab stood the big test, he remained absolutely loyal and true to David and did not turn after the fascinating and ambitious Absalom, but yet to wards the end of his life he turned after the craven Adonijah. Always remain alert to the fact that where one man has gone back is exactly where any one may go back (see 1 Cor.…… — (click here to read more)

Voice of the Lord
Devotional for 'Nisan 19'

One of the most striking symbols of the traditional Pesach seder (Passover service) is the special holder for the three matzot (sheets of unleavened bread). Known for generations as the matzah tash (unleavened bread holder), this ritual bag contains three separate compartments, each of which holds a piece of matzah. The rabbis have debated the original… — (click here to read more)

Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
Play Dead

One North American mammal that has always fascinated me is the opossum. It is the answer to the age old question, "Why did the chicken cross the road?" To show the opossum that it could be done. When you see an opossum lying on a road surface you can reasonably be sure it is dead in spite of the popular story…… — (click here to read more)

'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes
Seeing God

We spend one more day meditating on the words: "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God." The concluding words of this Beatitude are often misunderstood. Many believe them to have reference to the saints' eternal reward in heaven. Tennyson expressed this thought in his famous lines: "I hope to see my Pilot…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen
Gospel

Gospel - In Greek the word is euaggeliou. We get the word "evangelize" and "Evangelical" from this root. It comes from two Greek words, eu which means "good or well" (like eulogize speaking well) and aggello which means "to proclaim". So we get proclaiming good news. This is why there is an English…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer
Morning / Evening Devotional — April 19

"I'm sorry. . . . I'm a stranger here myself." That is the only honest answer. Others are sometimes given, but they are never valid answers. They spring out of pride or error or uncritical and wishful thinking, and they are not to be trusted. It is no good asking for information of another who is as ignorant as ourselves. We are all strangers… … — (click here to read more)

The Believer's Daily Remembrancer
"Quicken Thou me in Thy way." Psalms 99:37

"Quicken Thou me in Thy way." Psalms 99:37

WHAT poor, dull, lifeless creatures we often feel ourselves to be; and how needful is this prayer. It is our duty to RUN in the way of God's commandments; it is our misery that through sin, weakness, and temptation, we scarcely creep. We are dependent upon the Spirit for quickening. He only…

… — (click here to read more)

Christian Headlines  from  The Christian Post

Golden State Warriors vs LA Clippers Live Stream Free: Watch NBA 2014 Playoff Basketball Online (ABC TV Start Time)

The Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Clippers will do battle in Game 1 of their Playoff series on Saturday afternoon, with both teams desperate to get their postseasons off to a winning start. The game will take place from the Staples Center in Los Angeles and will start at 3.30 p.m. ET.

Brooklyn Nets vs Toronto Raptors Live Stream Free: Watch NBA 2014 Playoff Basketball Online (ESPN, YES TV Start Time)

The Brooklyn Nets and the Toronto Raptors will get the NBA 2014 Postseason started on Saturday with Game 1 of their series taking place in the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario.

Do Americans Believe in the Afterlife? (Interview With Todd Burpo of 'Heaven is for Real')

Todd Burpo, the Kansas-based pastor and author of Heaven Is for Real, which spawned a film released in theaters on Wednesday, told The Christian Post recently that while he believes the majority of Americans believe in the afterlife, they likely have given it little thought.

Atheist Group Vows to 'Scrutinize' Hobby Lobby President's Public School Bible Class

A Wisconsin-based atheist organization has announced their intention to "scrutinize" the Bible class that an Oklahoma school district recently approved.

Watch This Dog's Hilarious Reaction to Being Accused of a Serious Offense (VIDEO)

When Riley entered the room, he found his owner armed with a camera and a serious allegation about wetting a rug inside. His response was perfect!

Ben Carson PAC Outraises Hillary Clinton and 2016 GOP Hopefuls as Doctor Explains What He Would Do If He Were President

The National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee, a PAC seeking to draft retired neurosurgeon and conservative darling, Dr. Benjamin Carson into the 2016 presidential race, raised more money than all prospective GOP candidates and Democrat Hillary Clinton in the last three months.

Watch Pope Francis Wash the Feet of Disabled and Elderly People in Rule-Breaking Ritual (VIDEO)

On Thursday, the Roman Catholic leader defied a traditional rule as he washed and kissed the feet of 12 people.

Destruction in Disguise

One of the first things I remember taking place when I committed my life to Jesus Christ was the erosion of bitterness and anger and the growth of a love I had not known before. Years of bitterness and anger that had been building up just began to dissolve.

Billy Graham Preaches on the Crucifixion of Christ in Decades-Old Televised Easter Message (VIDEO)

Watch the renowned evangelist in another age of history preach the timeless truths of the Gospel.

Michigan Pastor Allegedly Stole Money From Church for Lavish Vacations

A Michigan pastor allegedly embezzled several thousand dollars from his former church and spent the money on vacations with his wife.

John Piper Reveals the Horror That Birthed the Powerful Hymn 'It Is Well' in Track on Jimmy Needham's 'The Hymn Sessions'

If you have ever wondered what sequence of events inspired the lyrics of the timeless Christian hymn "It is Well" by writer Horatio Spafford, theologian John Piper unveils the tempestuous story behind it during a hauntingly beautiful rendition of the song on Jimmy Needham's new album "The Hymn Sessions."

Here's What It Looks Like To Ride a Bike Off the Side of a Mountain – on Purpose (VIDEO)

In need of an adrenaline rush? Here you go, courtesy of a mountain biker who made a death-defying run down the side of a mountain.

Praise God With This Powerful Worship Song That Proclaims Jesus's Victory Over Death (VIDEO)

Kari Jobe leads Bethel Church in a moving performance of "Forever." This Easter weekend, be encouraged by this moving moment of worship.

Bill Gothard Denies 'Sexual Intent' in Hugs, Foot Contact With Young Ladies in Statement Following Resignation

Bill Gothard, an influential conservative Christian leader in the homeschooling movement, has released a statement denying allegations that he sexually harassed women and teen girls. He insists in the statement that his behavior toward those whom he favored, such as holding hands or touching the feet or hair of young ladies, was never carried out "immorally or with sexual intent."

Church Attendance Triples Following Construction of Controversial Mosque Next Door

A Tennessee church has experienced both a financial and attendance boost that began when construction started for a mosque next door.

What Was the Crucifixion Like?

What was the extent of the physical suffering Jesus endured at the crucifixion? Consider that the English word "excruciating" is from the Latin meaning "out of the crucifixion." I've found that the best way to comprehend the magnitude of the Christ's physical suffering on Good Friday is to read the following description that we've adapted from the work of medical doctor, C. Truman Davis.

Joel Osteen on Bringing 'America's Night of Hope' to NYC's Yankee Stadium: 'There's Something Special Here' (Video)

Texas megachurch pastor Joel Osteen recently made a visit to Yankee Stadium in New York City to take in a game and give a brief preview of what attendees can expect when he returns in June for "America's Night of Hope."

Watch This Amazing Ape Build a Fire and Roast Marshmallows (VIDEO)

Kanzi is a bonobo who's famous for his intelligence. With this feat, he shows his brilliance in the most delicious way.

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Today in Christian History
1823
Birth of Anna L. Waring, Welsh Anglican hymnwriter. "In Heavenly Love Abiding" is one of her best-known hymns, and is still sung today.
Daily Reading Plan
Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
Deuteronomy 31-32; Job 19; Acts 7:23-8:1:
Then Moses went out and spoke these words to all Israel:“I am now a hundred and twenty years old and I am no longer able to lead you. The has said to me, ‘You shall not cross the Jordan.’The your God himself will cross over ahead of you. He will destroy these nations before you, and you will take possession of their land. Joshua also will cross over ahead of you, as the said.And the will do to them what…
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