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God In America: NDP 2013 - II
with Dr. Dobson from 'Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk'

Changes in our laws are slowly making it more difficult to openly share the Christian faith in many sectors—including the military. United States Rear Admiral Lee tells why his deep faith and his military service cannot be mutually exclusive. You'll be encouraged by his bold commitment to the…   (click here to read more)

Adoption: Calling and Concerns
with Dennis Rainey from 'FamilyLife Today¬ģ'

Adoption is a calling. But it’s not a smooth road. Johnny Carr, a former national director of church partnerships at Bethany Christian Services, talks about some of the challenges that can take place in the adoption system. More importantly, Johnny talks about the plight of orphans around the world…   (click here to read more)

The Day Christ Provided Access to God, Part 2
with Pastor Mike Fabarez from 'Focal Point'

For almost thirty years, the Berlin Wall divided the capital of Germany. People on the west side couldn’t connect with people from the east side. The blockade was an imposing barrier until the day the American President struck a blow for freedom by saying, “Tear down this wall!”…   (click here to read more)

Good Friday: A Roman's Perspective
with Jim Daly from 'Focus on the Family'

Joe White imaginatively illustrates the events surrounding the crucifixion of Christ as he takes on the persona of a Roman soldier tasked with building the cross that will be used for the execution.   (click here to read more)

EMPTY! Part 2
with Jeff Schreve from 'From His Heart'

Why do we celebrate Easter?  Because the tomb is EMPTY!  That’s right, Jesus Christ said He would rise from the dead … and He did just that, on the third day. He conquered death, hell, and the grave, proving that He is God in the flesh…proving that He can overcome any problem…   (click here to read more)

Today's Articles  from  StudyLight and LiveAsIf

Identifying Sin
'Point of Reference' from Fred Price

                    Last week we saw how we are all afflicted with a sin nature and that the laws of the Old Testament and the expectations of the New are realized through love; of God and our fellowmen. (See Mat. 22:37-40; Eph. 5:1) We must never forget…(continue reading article)

The Drowning Scorpion
'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

"Because I, Yahweh, have not changed, you descendants of Jacob have not been destroyed. "Since the days of your fathers, you have turned from My statutes; you have not kept them. Return to Me, and I will return to you," says the LORD of Hosts. But you ask: "How can we return?" - Malachi…(continue reading article)

What Manner of Love? (1 John 3.1)
'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

I remember a little about Qualitative Chemistry and also about Quantitative Chemistry. The first seeks to determine what elements/compounds are present and the second seeks to determine in what amounts they are present. John made a rhetorical statement, which we will consider in today's devotional, dealing with Qualitative…(continue reading article)

Bible and Quote April 7-11, 2014
'Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns

 O sing to the Lord a new song, For He has done wonderful things; His right hand and His holy arm have gained the victory. Psalms 98:1          We may break ourselves off from all that is sinful in our past lives, and begin afresh, saying, ‘God helping me! I will write another sort of…(continue reading article)

Every Knee, Every Tongue
'God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester

    “. . . that at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow in heaven, on the earth and under the earth. . . “ Philippians 2:10   “. . . and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of the Father.” Philippians 2:11 (NIV)   “ . . at the name…(continue reading article)

Additional Articles

•  MENO* - 2014-04-13
•  Chattâ' - 2014-04-12
•  The Peshitta - 2014-04-18
•  Is Gad Jacob's son, a troop, fortune or a pagan deity? - 2007-03-08
•  Money or the Will of God? - Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
•  Why Be Good? - 'Winging It

Additional Articles

•  Infighting - Quiet Time
•  Jesus Christ Fulfils These Prophetic Words of Isaiah - Word from Scotland
•  Pass The Salt - Find the Call
•  Called To A Church? - 'Christ in You...'
•  Our Image Isn't Everything - Inspiration For You
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 13:12 - Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But desire fulfilled is a tree of life.
Words to Ponder
Is it not proof that the Holy Spirit is to a great extent a stranger in the church, when prayer, for which God has made such provisions, is regarded as a task and a burden? - Andrew Murray (1828-1917)
Daily Dose
Daily Devotionals  for  April 18

Daily Light on the Daily Path
Morning / Evening Devotional — April 18

I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee. [Moses] stood between the LORD and you at that time, to shew you the word of the LORD: for ye were afraid. — There is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus. Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth.… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"
He Never Fails

"I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee."   Joshua 1:5 This word to Joshua is often quoted; it is the basis of that New Testament word "He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee." Beloved, a life of warfare is before us, but the LORD of Hosts is with us. Are we called to lead a great but fickle people? This promise… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"
Morning and Evening for September 14

"There were also with him other little ships." - Mark 4:36 Jesus was the Lord High Admiral of the sea that night, and his presence preserved the whole convoy. It is well to sail with Jesus, even though it be in a little ship. When we sail in Christ's company, we may not make sure of fair weather, for…… — (click here to read more)

Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"
Neck Or Nothing

Have you ever had a crisis in which you deliberately and emphatically and recklessly abandoned everything? It is a crisis of will. You may come up to it many times externally, but it amounts to nothing. The real deep crisis of abandonment is reached internally, not externally. The giving up of external things may be an…… — (click here to read more)

Voice of the Lord
Devotional for 'Nisan 18'

One of the foundational doctrines of our Messianic faith is the resurrection of Yeshua. Many people appreciate the wonderful teachings of Yeshua. Some even acknowledge him as a great rabbi. Yet, it is his resurrection from the dead that sets him apart from any other person in history! We would expect such an important event to be foreshadowed in the Jewish… — (click here to read more)

Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

One thousand miles south of Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean lies a tiny island that has been named the Palmyra Atoll. As tiny islands go it is fairly large encompassing the grand total of some four and one half square miles. And, as tiny islands go, it is uninhabited. For some reason no one wants to live on an insignificant…… — (click here to read more)

'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes
Peace in our time

We have come now to the seventh positive attitude that makes for good spiritual and mental health: "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God" (Matt. 5:9). This Beatitude seems to have a special relevance to the age through which we are passing, for if there is one thing the world needs at this moment,…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen
Walk uprightly

Walk uprightly - You will have a good laugh over this word. In Greek it is orthopodeo. It comes from the Greek word for "level" (orthos) and "foot" (pous). Now you can tell the mattress salesman that an orthopedic mattress is a contradiction in terms. Paul uses this vivid word picture…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer
Morning / Evening Devotional — April 18

Self-righteousness is terrible among God's people. If we feel that we are what we ought to be, then we will remain what we are. We will not look for any change or improvement in our lives. This will quite naturally lead us to judge everyone by what we are. This is the judgment of which we must be careful. To judge others by ourselves is to create… … — (click here to read more)

The Believer's Daily Remembrancer
"Our sufficiency is of God." 2 Corinthians 3:5

"Our sufficiency is of God." 2 Corinthians 3:5

LET us think of this, whenever we are cast down on account of our weakness, or the difficulties we meet with in our way. We are weak, but Jesus is strong; and His strength is made perfect in our weakness. He has given us His word, that He will work in us to will and to do of His own…

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Christian Headlines  from  The Christian Post

Obama and Holder's Number One Issue; Race

Listening to Attorney General Eric Holder and President Barack Obama address Al Sharpton's National Action Network 16th annual convention last week, one would think Americans were living in the year 1964 not 2014. Holder pulled the race card blaming Republicans for criticizing him and Obama, merely because they're black.

It's Time We Wake Up and Know What World Leaders Support Abortion, Gay Marriage

Billy Graham says that he is praying daily for spiritual awakening in America. Last week Rush Limbaugh expressed that the hope for America is an awakening. I think it's safe to say that most serious Christians concur.

Five Words in the News That Light Up Good Friday

Good Friday's so much more than some religious holiday. It's very, very personal. I see in the horror of what He suffered, how costly, how grotesque my me-centered living really is. Why? Why would He pay the penalty I deserve?

Repealing Obamacare Would Increase the Deficit; Seriously?

According to Obama, repealing Obamacare would increase the deficit. You're probably just as shocked as I am to hear this bold statement seeing as the public relations for Obamacare alone cost taxpayers millions of dollars more than anticipated and states such as Maryland are completely overhauling their websites—a huge waste of taxpayer dollars.

Jews for Jesus Releases 'That Jew Died for You' Video Ahead of Easter, Holocaust Remembrance Day

A short dramatic video depicting Jesus in line to be sent inside the Auschwitz concentration camp by Nazi soldiers circa 1943 Poland, and chosen to be killed inside a gas chamber, was released this week by Jews For Jesus, a ministry of Christian outreach into the Jewish community.

See This Powerful Short Film About Jesus' Sacrifice to Inspire You on Good Friday (VIDEO)

Stunning imagery honors the crucifixion of Christ in a way you've never seen before.

My People, My People: A Response to Christian Genocide From the Inside-Out

The similarities between today's suffering church and the struggle of African American Christians throughout church history are striking.

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals Live Stream Free: Watch IPL 2014 T20 Cricket Online (Indian Premier League Start Time)

The Sunrisers Hyderabad and the Rajasthan Royals will play in the fourth game of the 2014 Indian Premier League on Friday. This will be the second game of the day following the Chennai Super Kings vs. Kings XI Punjab game that took place earlier in the day.

Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab Live Stream Free: Watch IPL 2014 T20 Cricket Online (Indian Premier League Start Time)

The Chennai Super Kings and the Kings XI Punjab will fight it out in the third match of the 2014 Indian Premier League on Friday as the tournament really gets going with two games on today.

Pamphlet Calling Jews to Register in Eastern Ukraine Rebuked as Fake

Flyers alleged to be distributed by pro-Russian separatist forces in the Eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk calling on its Jews to register with the government are reportedly fraudulent.

Palestinian Christians Claim Israeli Authorities Intentionally Excluding Them From Easter Celebrations

Palestinian Christians are complaining that Israeli authorities have intentionally excluded them from Holy Week celebrations in East Jerusalem by limiting entry permits to the week's festivities.

Does Jesus Call 21st Century Christians to Raise the Dead?

Tackling modern day resurrection stories is the subject of Johnny Clark's new documentary DEADRAISER, which explores the motivations and stories of several Christians who have decided to literally act on Jesus' words.

Scandal Season 3 Finale Live Stream Free, ABC TV Start Time: Watch Scandal Online With 'Explosive' Ending Promised

The Scandal Season 3 finale takes place on Thursday night, and fans of the ABC drama show can expect a dramatic and action-packed episode tonight.

Beautiful Illustrated Poem 'Bread of Heaven' Tells the Easter Story From Moses to Jesus (VIDEO)

In time for the Passion, a creative retelling of the Gospel that connects the manna to the body of Christ, the Bread of Life.

Bible Critic Says Jesus Isn't God, Stephen Colbert Leaves Him Speechless - You'll Be Cheering at the End (VIDEO)

Bart Ehrman talks about contradictions in the Bible, especially in Christ's crucifixion. However, Colbert is having none of it, and compares Jesus to an elephant in a way that totally makes sense. See their entertaining exchange!

Iranian Mother Forgives Son's Killer and Spares His Life Just Moments Before Public Execution

In a rare and powerful act of forgiveness, an Iranian mother and her husband forgave the man who killed their 18-year-old son during a street brawl seven years ago, then spared his life just moments before he was to be publicly executed for his crime.

This 'Photo' of an Old Man is Actually an Insanely Amazing Drawing by a Teenager

Shania McDonagh won the Texaco Children's Art Competition with this pencil drawing titled 'Coleman'. It was her fifth straight win. See her jaw-dropping talent in the full work.

Two Young Toddlers Sing Cutest Version of 'Christ Arose' You've Ever Heard

You won't believe how cute these two little kids are. They'll make you want to join in and praise Jesus!

See the Last Supper and the Washing of the Disciples' Feet Like Never Before in This Touching Dramatic Performance (VIDEO)

A funny and moving portrayal of Jesus's last moments with his disciples will help you see Maundy Thursday in a new light.

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Lectionary Calendar
Friday, April 18th, 2014
Good Friday
Today in Christian History
In England, the remains of Scottish missionary David Livingstone (who had died the previous year in Africa at age 60) were interred in London's Westminster Abbey.
Daily Reading Plan
Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
Deuteronomy 29-30; Job 18; Acts 7:1-22:
These are the terms of the covenant the commanded Moses to make with the Israelites in Moab, in addition to the covenant he had made with them at Horeb.Moses summoned all the Israelites and said to them: Your eyes have seen all that the did in Egypt to Pharaoh, to all his officials and to all his land.With your own eyes you saw those great trials, those signs and great wonders.But to this day the has not given you a…
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