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A Tale of Three Cities
with Dr. James Boice from 'The Bible Study Hour'

Another city, another Sabbath, another synagogue, another sermon. Ah, the life of a traveling evangelist! And in each new city, Paul and his companions see a pattern: enthusiastic crowds but also hostile opponents; the seed of a new church but also growing persecution.   (click here to read more)

In Celebration of Labor: The Value of a Good Day's Work
with Eric Metaxas & John Stonestreet from 'BreakPoint'

Today on BreakPoint, find out in a classic re-broadcast why Chuck Colson used to love Mondays and hear again his thoughts on Labor Day.   (click here to read more)

Rise and Shine! Part 2
with Skip Heitzig from 'The Connection'

Why is resurrection so important if God will be giving us new bodies in heaven? And what’s the difference between our resurrected, glorified bodies and the bodies we’ll have in heaven? Join Skip for the conclusion of “Rise and Shine!”    (click here to read more)

Letting Go and Letting God - Part 3
with Pastor Rick Warren from 'Daily Hope'

It’s easy to get spiritually distracted! You may have started down the road to recovery, but you’ve relapsed into your old patterns of grief, guilt, shame, habits, hurts, and hang-ups. Join Pastor Rick as he shares why you need to make Jesus your GPS for life — your unchanging point…   (click here to read more)

God: The Architect Of Our Lives - I
with Dr. Dobson from 'Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk'

Have you heard the phrase, “God has a plan for your life?”  On today's edition of Family Talk, Dr. James Dobson interviews John Maxwell and Dr. John Cage about the interweaving series of events that saved John Maxwell from a heart attack.   (click here to read more)

Today's Articles  from  StudyLight and LiveAsIf

Leah’s Despair
'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

Jacob slept with Rachel also, and indeed, he loved Rachel more than Leah. And he worked for Laban another seven years. – Genesis 29:30 HCSB Unfortunately, women have always been susceptible to the vagaries of human ideas of beauty. Leah probably grew up in the shadows cast by her beautiful sister’s…(continue reading article)

Mercy and not Sacrifice (Matthew 9:13)
'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

If there were someway to miraculously cause everyone to pay attention to a particular text, I would will it to be so with today's text, Matthew 9.13. I know that my efforts surrounding this verse are just that, they are my efforts, and as such, are limited to my own human frailties. However, I would suggest that there…(continue reading article)

We Take All This Seriously Because Jesus Took It Seriously
'Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw

 There is so much to learn from these parables in Matthew Chapter 13 and we move on now to verses 47 to 58.  There is such depth of truth in these words of Jesus Christ.   Many of the truths from these previous parables seem to be drawn together in this net.  There is such a seriousness attached…(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
•  Be Thoroughly Patient - Find the Call
•  God's Love For You - 'Christ in You...'

Additional Articles

•  Tangled Web - Refreshment in Refuge
•  Laugh Hard, Laugh Often - Inspiration For You
•  Bible and Quote Feb 8-12, 2010 - Bible verse and quote
•  God's Gifts - God's Words For US
•   “…without HOLINESS no one will see the Lord.” Hebrews 12:14 - Point of Reference
•  New Kids on Your Block - Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

Additional Articles

•  Camping with Dad - 'Winging It
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 11:23 - The desire of the righteous is only good, But the expectation of the wicked is wrath.
Words to Ponder
At the entrance to that straight gate there is a notice that says: 'Leave yourself outside'. - Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981)
Daily Dose
Daily Devotionals  for  September 1

Daily Light on the Daily Path
Morning / Evening Devotional — September 1

The fruit of the spirit is meekness. The meek ... shall increase their joy in the LORD, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel. — Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"
Abiding in Obedience, in Love

"If ye keep My Commandments, ye shall abide in My love."   John 15:10 These things cannot be parted — abiding in obedience and abiding in the love of Jesus. A life under the rule of Christ can alone prove that we are the objects of our LORD's delight. We must keep our LORD's command if we would bask in His love. If we live in sin we cannot live… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"
Morning and Evening for May 1

"His cheeks are as a bed of spices, as sweet flowers." - Song of Solomon 5:13 Lo, the flowery month is come! March winds and April showers have done their work, and the earth is all bedecked with beauty. Come my soul, put on thine holiday attire and go forth to gather garlands of heavenly thoughts. Thou knowest…… — (click here to read more)

Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"
Destiny Of Holiness

Continually restate to yourself what the purpose of your life is. The destined end of man is not happiness, nor health, but holiness. Nowadays we have far too many affinities, we are dissipated with them; right, good, noble affinities which will yet have their fulfilment, but in the meantime God has to atrophy them. The…… — (click here to read more)

Voice of the Lord
Devotional for 'Elul 06'

Az mi iz foiyl, hot men nit in moiyl is Yiddish for "The lazy person acquires no food." A man called my office, complaining that he had a flat tire. "Rabbi, what can I do? Can you pray with me about this? The devil is attacking me!" I asked if he had a spare tire. He responded by saying that he had a good one. I asked why he had called the office before… — (click here to read more)

Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
No Stand In

Reality shows abound nowadays with programs such as "Survivor," "The Apprentice" and "American Idol" playing to great Nielson numbers. You would be surprised just how real some movies have been for movie stars who have had to do their own stunts and take the lumps. Sometimes it got just a little bit too real for these…… — (click here to read more)

'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes
Keep Your Balance!

One perplexing situation for which wisdom and a divine perspective is needed, says Solomon, is when we see the righteous suffer and the wicked prosper. The psalmist struggled with this age-old problem (particularly in Ps. 73), and so have millions since. A tyrant lives on, while a missionary family on their way to bring…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Knife - This is the Hebrew word ma' akelet. It is a special kind of knife a knife used to slaughter sacrifices. In the Old Testament, it describes the instrument used to cut a person into pieces (Judges 19:29) and to prepare animals for the altar. This word is sinister, fearful and ominous. Our picture of…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer
Morning / Evening Devotional — September 1

Christ in a believer's heart will act the same as He acted in Galilee and Judea. His disposition is the same now as then. He was holy, righteous, compassionate, meek and humble then, and He has not changed. He is the same wherever He is found, whether it be at the right hand of God or in the nature of a true disciple. He was friendly, loving, prayerful,… … — (click here to read more)

The Believer's Daily Remembrancer
"The Deliverer." Romans 11:26

"The Deliverer." Romans 11:26

THE Lord Jesus Christ is anointed and appointed to deliver His people whenever they need His aid; for this purpose all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are stored in Him, authority over all flesh is given to Him, and every attribute of Deity can be exerted by Him. We are not left to the mercy of men,…

… — (click here to read more)

Christian Headlines  from  The Christian Post

Homeland Season 4 Release Date, Spoilers: New Season Will Be 'Full of Adventures,' Says Claire Danes

Showtime's hit political thriller TV series "Homeland" is now set for their season 4 premiere in October and fans of the show are already hankering for spoilers. Here's what has been rounded up so far.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs. Galaxy S6: Flexible Displays, Powerful Processors and More

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy S6 haven't even been released yet and consumers are already making comparisons with currently known specs of the upcoming devices.

How to Install Android Kitkat 4.4.4 on Samsung Galaxy Note 2 N7100 Using OmniROM

The latest Android OS, the Kitkat 4.4.4, can now be installed on the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. The upgrade is possible thanks to OmniROM despite GSMArena listing the OS as "upgradeable to Android 4.4.2.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Android 4.4.2 Update Guide

The S5 Active is a variant which mostly caters to consumers with an active lifestyle (people who go jogging or other fitness related activities), thus the variant name "Active." The update finally rolled out on the S5 Active after the Galaxy S4 Mini.

Mass Effect 4 Release Date Unknown, Game Still 'Years Away'

BioWare's next title in the Mass Effect franchise is confirmed to be under development but the company has not announced a definite release date as they claim the game is still "years away."

House of Cards Season 3 Premiere Date, Spoilers: Netflix Show to Arrive 2015?

The American political drama television series "House of Cards" has been renewed for an upcoming season 3. There is still no announced premiere date but the series will still be released on Netflix, probably in 2015.

NBA Trade Rumors 2014 News: Jordan McRae Plays for Melbourne United, Still Owned by Philadelphia 76ers

The NBA Summer League is now over and the teams have selected their respective draft picks. Andrew Wiggins took the no. 1 draft position and is currently signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers. There are other surprising picks however, like the case of Jordan McRae.

'Hawaii Five-0' Season 5 News: Season Premiere Episode Title Revealed, Frankie Valli to Join Cast

"Hawaii Five-0" Season 5 is almost here, and more news and spoilers have started to trickle in as the premiere date approaches, starting with the season's first episode.

American Horror Story Season 4 News, Rumors: The 'Freak Show' in Jupiter, Florida

FX's horror anthology TV series "American Horror Story" has taken its viewers to the hideous worlds of a mental asylum, a haunted house, and a coven of witches. Now, as the fourth season of the show is drawing near, we find out that creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuck will bring fans to the quiet little town of Jupiter, Florida circa 1952.

'Sleepy Hollow' Season 2 Release Date 2014, Fox Plot Spoilers and Casting Rumors

"Sleepy Hollow," the "modern-day retelling" of the 1820 short story by Washington Irving (The Legend of the Sleepy Hollow) is renewed to air for another season and will premiere on September.

Michael Schumacher Latest Condition Update, News: Wife Corrina Makes Rare Public Appearance, is F1 Legend OK?

Michael Schumacher's wife, Corinna, made a public appearance at the World Equestrian Games, which happened over the weekend.

LA Lakers Trade Rumors, News 2014: Looking at Michael Beasley to Fill Center Forward

Before the next season starts, the Los Angeles Lakers are currently looking for players to fill up their roster. Right now, they have their sights set on former Miami Heat forward Michael Beasley.

Xbox 360 Minecraft 1.8 Update: Enters Pre-Release Stage, Official Release Date September 2, 2014

Mojang is now entering their pre-release phase for Minecraft's 1.8 update, otherwise known as "The Bountiful Update."

'Bones' Season 10 News: Booth and Brennan to Deal with Aftermath of His Incarceration

"Bones" is well on its way to premiering its tenth season, and everyone who's involved in the show did not hesitate to jump back in for the upcoming season, according to executive producer Stephen Nathan.

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX Still a Playstation 3 Exclusive, No Word on PS4 or Xbox One Version

Square Enix has been pretty busy with the development of three games, "Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX," "Kingdom Hearts III," and "Final Fantasy XV."

Halo 5: Guardians Release Date Fall 2015: Multiplayer Beta Keys Exclusive to Master Chief Collection Holders

Microsoft's highly-popular and widely-known first-person shooter game, "Halo," is to get its newest title named "Halo 5: Guardians" in Fall of 2015. The game is being developed by 343 Industries, a subsidiary of Microsoft Studios and will serve as the sequel to "Halo 4."

'Avatar 2' Release Date, Plot Spoilers, Latest Cast News: Production About to Start, New Worlds and Life Forms

James Cameron's 'Avatar' was released in 2009, and the film featured a lot of ground breaking technology in film making that is still very much talked about nowadays. The film continues to hold the record for the highest grossing movie of all time, garnering a staggering total of $2.782 earnings worldwide.

'The Amazing Spiderman 3' Release Date: Spin Off Films to Premiere Ahead of 2018 Sequel

It is being reported that 'The Amazing Spiderman 3' movie will not make its premiere until four years from now, presumably to make way for three spin-off films of the movie. It is said that 'The Amazing Spiderman 2's not so impressive box office earnings and lukewarm reception among critics may have been instrumental in changing Sony's priorities when it comes to releasing the film.

Miami Heat NBA News, Trade Latest: Heat Remain Strong Despite LeBron James Departure, But Need to Fill Gaps

The Miami Heat was unable to keep the services of LeBron James this summer, with the superstar now having returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers for the upcoming new season. Losing a player of that caliber obviously sets off a few alarm bells, however, most pundits would agree that even with the loss of James, the Heat still look like one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference.

'Black Jesus,' Though Crude at Times, Is Honest and Accessible Portrayal of Christian Savior, According to Critics

"Black Jesus," a live-action comedy series airing on Adult Swim, drew swift condemnation before its premiere in early August. Some Christians blasted Aaron McGruder's satirical portrayal of their lord and savior as a weed-smoking, foul-mouthed black man living in Compton, California. They called "Black Jesus" blasphemous, disrespectful to African Americans, and just all around a bad idea. But others, who have viewed more than the trailer that sparked much of the hullabaloo, say "Black Jesus" is not all that bad — and certainly not worth mounting a boycott against.

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Lectionary Calendar
Monday, September 1st, 2014
the Week of Proper 17 / Ordinary 22
Today in Christian History
In Boston, the Massachusetts Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (SPCK) was instituted. It was the first tract society established in North America.
Daily Reading Plan
Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
2ch6; Malachi 2:17-3:18; John 9:1-23:
Then Solomon said, “The has said that he would dwell in a dark cloud;I have built a magnificent temple for you, a place for you to dwell forever.”While the whole assembly of Israel was standing there, the king turned around and blessed them.Then he said: “Praise be to the , the God of Israel, who with his hands has fulfilled what he promised with his mouth to my father David. For he said,‘Since the day I brought my people…
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