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Faith Under Fire
with Jack Graham from 'PowerPoint'

If you have faith, you can be sure that there will be a time in your life when that faith tested. God never promises us immunity from problems. What He has promised us is that He will be with us through every trial. Join us for today’s PowerPoint and Pastor Jack Graham’s powerful illustration…   (click here to read more)

#6 Peace
with Dale O'Shields from 'Practical Living'

We conclude the series by learning how to find peace for our live   (click here to read more)

To Overcome Fear, Put on the Breastplate of Righteousness
with Kay Arthur from 'Precepts for Life'

It’s hard not to have some fear in the dangerous world we live in, but we ought to remember that Jesus Christ has overcome the world!  Kay Arthur points us toward the spiritual armor we need.   (click here to read more)

Kant's Moral Argument
with Dr. R.C. Sproul from 'Renewing Your Mind'

Everyone has a sense of right and wrong. The philosopher Immanuel Kant argued that humanity’s moral capacity proves the existence of God.  In this lesson, Dr. R.C. Sproul shows that Kant’s argument agrees with the New Testament.  We will find that, to acknowledge the reality of…   (click here to read more)

with Richard Ellis from 'Richard Ellis Talks'

We tend to be excellent at things that will not last forever such as our jobs, our families, or even our sin. Some of those things are not bad things to be skilled at, but we need to make sure that we are putting in all that it takes to be excellent in our spiritual lives rather than settling for being…   (click here to read more)

Today's Articles  from  StudyLight and LiveAsIf

Miriam’s Jealousy
'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

Miriam and Aaron criticized Moses because of the Cushite woman he married (for he had married a Cushite woman). They said, "Does the LORD speak only through Moses? Does He not also speak through us?" And the LORD heard it. - Numbers 12:1-2 HCSB Moses owed his sister Miriam. She watched over him as floated…(continue reading article)

Mercy and not Sacrifice (Sept. 14, 2010)
'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

The principle that Jesus stated was not new. From of old it had been true that God desired mercy and not sacrifice (see Hosea 6.6, Matthew 9.23, and Matthew 12.7). Jesus merely emphasized the principle and made application of it to those who would condemn Him for consorting with “ collectors and sinners.”…(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
•  We Take All This Seriously Because Jesus Took It Seriously - Word from Scotland
•  Be Thoroughly Patient - Find the Call

Additional Articles

•  God's Love For You - 'Christ in You...'
•  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

Additional Articles

•  New Kids on Your Block - Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
•  Camping with Dad - 'Winging It
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 17:23 - A wicked man receives a bribe from the bosom To pervert the ways of justice.
Words to Ponder
I too had noticed that our prayers for others flow more easily than those we offer on our own behalf. And it would be nice to accept your view that this just shows we are made to live by charity. I'm afraid, however, I detect two much less attractive reasons for the ease of my own intercessory prayers. One is that I am often, I believe, praying for others when I should be doing things for them. It's so much easier to pray for a bore than to go and see him. And the other is like unto it. Suppose I pray that you may be given grace to withstand your besetting sin (short list of candidates for this post will be forwarded on demand). Well, all the work has to be done by God and you. If I pray against my own besetting sin there will be work for me. One sometimes fights shy of admitting an act to be a sin for this very reason. - C. S. Lewis, Letters to Malcolm
Daily Dose
Daily Devotionals  for  September 2

Daily Light on the Daily Path
Morning / Evening Devotional — September 2

Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart. Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. — Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"
Follow to Know

"Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD."   Hosea 6:3 Not all at once, but by degrees shall we attain to holy knowledge, and our business is to persevere and learn by little and little. We need not despair, though our progress may be slow, for we shall yet know. The LORD, who has become our Teacher, will not give us up, however slow of… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"
Morning and Evening for April 30

"And all the children of Israel murmured." - Numbers 14:2 There are murmurers amongst Christians now, as there were in the camp of Israel of old. There are those who, when the rod falls, cry out against the afflictive dispensation. They ask, "Why am I thus afflicted? What have I done to be chastened in this…… — (click here to read more)

Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"
The Sacrament Of Sacrifice

Jesus did not say - "he that believeth in Me shall realize the blessing of the fulness of God," but - "he that believeth in Me out of him shall escape everything he receives." Our Lord's teaching is always anti -self-realization. His purpose is not the development of a man; His purpose is to make…… — (click here to read more)

Voice of the Lord
Devotional for 'Elul 07'

In Hebrew, kefar means "village" and nachum (like the prophet Nahum) means "repentance" or "comfort." Put the two Hebrew words together and you get Kefar-Nachum, which in Hebrew means "village of repentance" or "village of comfort." It's a real place; it was the village where Messiah lived and ministered. Kefar- Nachum (Capernaum) was the village where… — (click here to read more)

Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
God's Promise in the Clouds

Few things are as refreshing as a cool rain on a summer day. The way it breaks the humidity. The way it feels hitting the body. The wonderfully fresh scent that accompanies it. However, this simple rain can sometimes become deadly. The need for water for the ground to grow the plants that we call vegetables and provide…… — (click here to read more)

'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes
Wise Advice!

We continue looking at the rest of Solomon's comparative proverbs. Third, "It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting" (v. 2). Remember, wisdom always sees beneath the surface of things. Solomon means that you are more likely to come face to face with reality in a funeral parlor…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen
Excess of dissipation

Excess of dissipation - "excess of dissipation" is two Greek words, asotias anakusin. Notice that the first word is a combination of a (the negative particle) and the verb sozo (a verb which means "to save"). So the literally meaning here is "unsaved". The word is used to describe the prodigal…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer
Morning / Evening Devotional — September 2

A notable heresy has come into being throughout our evangelical Christian circle-the widely accepted concept that we humans can choose to accept Christ only because we need Him as Savior, and that we have the right to postpone our obedience to Him as long as we want to! The truth is that salvation apart from obedience is unknown in the sacred Scriptures.… … — (click here to read more)

The Believer's Daily Remembrancer
"Be not high-minded, but fear." Romans 11:20

"Be not high-minded, but fear." Romans 11:20

BELIEVERS are sometimes tempted to think more highly of themselves than they ought to think; they forget that they are indebted to the free, sovereign, and distinguishing grace of God, for all the difference there is between them and the vilest of the vile. They should consider they are still…

… — (click here to read more)

Christian Headlines  from  The Christian Post

Love & Hip Hop LA Cast List, Premiere Date: Ray J, Soulja Boy Lead All New Celebrity Cast

The Love and Hip Hop LA Cast for the 2014 Season has been announced, and that has gotten fans hyped up and excited for the new season premiere, which takes place September 15, 2014 on VH1.

Death to 'Slaves of the Cross' Funded by American Taxpayers, Courtesy of the Obama Administration

Four years after the Arab Spring, taxpaying Americans continue to fund ethnic and religious cleansing throughout the Middle East, thanks to President Obama's subversive strategy to spread Islam.

How I Can Destroy Your Reputation and Career in Two Minutes By Photoshopping Your Facebook Page

There is a new form of cyber bullying out there and it is scary, because it could derail the professional career of any conservative - even those working in apolitical jobs. Slimy folks like "Busta Troll" are hijacking Facebook pages of conservatives, replacing the content with goats and anti-conservative messages. Some believe a goat is used because it is a satanic symbol; many of the conservatives are targeted because of their Christian or Jewish views.

How We Told Our Kids About Sex

Parents, be warned. If it has yet to happen, your day, too, will come. You will, at one time or another, as surly as dawns death and Obama tax hikes, be forced to have "that talk" with your little ones.

Suicide Takes 22 Soldiers a Day: What Can We Do?

American soldiers are "bringing the war home": 22 veterans and one active duty soldier are said to commit suicide every day. Some estimate that more than 30 lives are lost every day.

Agents of SHIELD Season 2 Premiere Date Sept. 23: 'The Enemy Has the Advantage'

Marvel's television series, "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D," is getting a second season and is set to premiere on September 23. After a fairly good first season run, the series was renewed on May 8 earlier this year.

'Vikings' Season 3 Release Date, Plot Spoilers: Summer 2015 Premiere, A Fan-Loved Character to Die?

The Canadian-Irish historical drama television series, "Vikings," is going to be premiered during the summer of 2015. History channel renewed the series for a ten-episode third season on March 25 earlier this year.

Two Catholic Colleges Are Being Forced to Cover Abortions in California

Two Catholic academic institutions in California have been told by the state government that their healthcare programs must cover abortions.

Vandals Graffiti 'Qur'an' and 'Infidels' on Columbus Churches; Community Confused by Attacks

Three Columbus, Ohio churches were recently vandalized by graffiti messages that read "Qur'an" and "Infidels!."

'Top Gun 2' Premiere Date Still Unknown, Jerry Bruckheimer to Push Sequel's Release

"Top Gun 2," the sequel to Tony Scott and Jerry Bruckheimer's "Top Gun" was supposed to get a 2014 release but has been delayed since Scott's suicide in 2012.

'Transformers 5' Premiere Date: Possibly a Summer 2017 Release, Michael Bay and Mark Wahlberg Walk Away From Project

The "Transformers" film franchise is one of the biggest blockbuster hit franchises and it shows no signs of stopping. The next one is still a few years away, however, most likely during the summer of 2017. That will be the least discomforting news though as the next one will be taking a new direction.

Dancing With the Stars Season 19 Cast Spoilers, News: Celebrity List Leaked Online? Alfonso Ribiero, Janel Parrish Included?

The Dancing With the Stars Season 19 cast should be one of the most exciting in recent times, with news that a host of celebrity dancers will take the dance floor in the upcoming season.

Kenneth Bae, 2 Other US Prisoners in North Korea Speak to Media; Urge Visit From High US Official to Secure Release

North Korea on Monday allowed The Associated Press and CNN to speak to three detained Americans, including Christians Kenneth Bae and Jeffery Fowle. All three said there's hope only if a high-ranking U.S. representative visits for negotiations. Bae complained of deteriorating health.

Lecrae on Faith; 'I'm Not Religious at All, I Have a Relationship With God'

Lecrae's recently discussed the topic of faith with a popular hip-hop website while promoting his upcoming "Anomaly" album

'The Vampire Diaries' Premiere Date: October 2014 Will Reveal If Bonnie and Damon Be Saved?

The Vampire Diaries, an American supernatural drama television series on The CW channel will be premiering its sixth season on October 2.

'Supernatural' Season 10 Premiere Date, Spoilers: October 7, 2014 - Dean Enjoys Being a Demon

'Supernatural," the popular American television series featuring paranormal hunter brothers Sam and Dean Winchester will be getting a tenth season premiere on Oct. 7.

'The Walking Dead' Premiere Date October 2014, First Episode Titled 'No Sanctuary'

AMC's popular post-apocalyptic zombie horror drama series, "The Walking Dead," is set to premiere its fifth season on Oct. 12. Season five will be comprised of 16 episodes and will be run by season four executive producer, Scott Gimple.

'Person of Interest' Season 4 Spoilers: Artificial Intelligence System Revealed, New Characters to Be Introduced

"Person of Interest" executive producer Greg Plageman and star Jim Caviezel were at the show's panel in last month's Comic-Con in San Diego to discuss the upcoming season, according to reports.

'Power Rangers' Movie Reboot to Be Released in 2016

Lionsgate has greenlit a reboot of "Power Rangers," and it is slated to premiere on July 22, 2016.

Billions of Locusts Swarm Skies of Madagascar; Invasion Caught on Video

Billions of locusts clouded the sky over Madagascar's capital Antananarivo starting last week.

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Lectionary Calendar
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
the Week of Proper 17 / Ordinary 22
Today in Christian History
The first Anglican service of worship to be held on Canadian soil was led by Rev. Robert Wolfall at Frobisher Bay, on Baffin Island.
Daily Reading Plan
Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
2ch7; mal4; John 9:24-41:
When Solomon finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the filled the temple.The priests could not enter the temple of the because the glory of the filled it.When all the Israelites saw the fire coming down and the glory of the above the temple, they knelt on the pavement with their faces to the ground, and they worshiped and gave thanks to the , saying, “He is…
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