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The Cross:Our Challenge Before a Watching World, Part 2 of 4 (Why the Cross Can Do What Politics Can't)
with Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer from 'Running To Win'

While on earth, Jesus chose to contain His glory and limit His options. And that is the key to how we can bring His message to lost mankind. As we learn why the cross can do what politics cannot, today we will find out how to effectively take the cross into the world.   (click here to read more)

The Six Days of Creation, Part 1
with Dr. Ron Jones from 'Something Good Radio'

Which provides the best and most truthful understanding of our origins: Darwinian evolution or the creation story found in the Bible? Today, Ron continues his powerful series Imago Dei: The Image of God in the Creation Story, based on the early chapters of Genesis.   (click here to read more)

The Prince Of Darkness, Part 2
with Jeff Johnson from 'Sound Doctrine'

As we continue our study called "The Prince Of Darkness," Pastor Jeff warns us not to take evil lightly.  Satan tries to sneak his way in by pretending to be innocent, but we must be vigilant against evil.  Satan seeks to put us in bondage, but God's Word is our surest defense!   (click here to read more)

Leadership Authority For God's Family
with Gil Rugh from 'Sound Words'

Authority for leading God's family comes from the authority of God's Word. God has clearly spoken regarding His intention for the organization and leadership for His church. Elders plural and church singular is the pattern established by God. Men have the responsibility to provide the overall leadership…   (click here to read more)

Today's Articles  from  StudyLight and LiveAsIf

Mary's Obedience
'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

  “For nothing will be impossible with God." "I am the Lord's slave," said Mary. "May it be done to me according to your word." Then the angel left her. - Luke 1:37-38 HCSB   “Nothing is impossible with God.” What a wonderful truth. All true believers can…(continue reading article)

Snow (1-18-11)
'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

The Sunny South is an expression I have heard all my life. I was born here and I have lived here all my life. I have ventured into the northern states a few times during the winter months and was always glad to get home to a more moderate clime. Last week in Atlanta was an entirely different and unprecedented week…(continue reading article)

Bible and Quote - November 17-21, 2014
'Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns

 I considered my ways And turned my feet to Your testimonies. Ps 119:59          A turn involves two things: a turning from something and a turning toward something. William Barclay, 1907-78, Church of Scotland minister, Professor of Divinity, author  I hastened and did not delay To…(continue reading article)

“…just believe…” Luke 8:50
'Point of Reference' from Fred Price

      Have you ever struggled with faith issues, finding it difficult to believe in something you don’t really understand?  You’re not alone, most of us struggle to develop a rock-solid belief system and unshakable faith; some never will.  That kind of faith and faithfulness is…(continue reading article)

Our Need
'God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester

                 As we enter into Advent, we find ourselves reflecting on Jesus and what He means to us. Yet, we hear of people who are faced with major, life threatening, health issues. We read of people inflicting terror on innocent neighbors…(continue reading article)

Additional Articles

•  MENO* - 2014-04-20
•  ‘êzer - 2014-11-22
•  The Peshitta - 2014-04-18
•  Is Gad Jacob's son, a troop, fortune or a pagan deity? - 2007-03-08
•  The Cross - Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
•  Thanksgiving, 2014 - 'Winging It

Additional Articles

•  Loved – Loosed – And Lifted - Word from Scotland
•  God Inhabits The Ordinary - 'Christ in You...'
•  The Applause - Find the Call
•  That Time of Year - Inspiration For You
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 20:29 - The glory of young men is their strength, And the honor of old men is their gray hair.
Words to Ponder
A fish decays from its head first. - Os Guinness (20th century)
Daily Dose
Daily Devotionals  for  November 28

Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"
The Bounty Of The Destitute

The Gospel of the grace of God awakens an intense longing in human souls and an equally intense resentment, because the revelation which it brings is not palatable. There is a certain pride in man that will give and give, but to come and accept is another thing. I will give my life to martyrdom, I will give myself in consecration,…… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"
Morning and Evening for February 3

"Therefore, brethren, we are debtors." - Romans 8:12 As God's creatures, we are all debtors to him: to obey him with all our body, and soul, and strength. Having broken his commandments, as we all have, we are debtors to his justice, and we owe to him a vast amount which we are not able to pay. But of…… — (click here to read more)

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

As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also. Not every one that saith, ... Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. — Holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord. — Add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; and to knowledge… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"
Doing What God Can Bless

"The LORD shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouses, and in all that thou settest thine hand unto."   Deuteronomy 28:8 If we obey the LORD our God He will bless that which He gives us. Riches are no curse when blessed of the LORD. When men have more than they require for their immediate need and begin to lay up in storehouses, the dry… — (click here to read more)

Voice of the Lord
Devotional for 'Kislev 06'

Did Messiah come as a striking prince among men? Have you ever meditated on his appearance? Yesha'yahu (Isaiah) tells us that he was "like someone from whom people turn their faces." Are you content with your appearance, or do you secretly believe that God could do more in your life were your appearance to improve? The Talmud tells a story about a meeting… — (click here to read more)

Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
What's Tailing You?

I can't remember if it was Buck Owens or George Jones who used to sing the song, but one of those two had a hit some twenty-five or so years ago with a little tune called, "I've Got a Tiger by the Tail." The basic gist is that the singer was in a situation that was about to turn around and eat him up. You don't…… — (click here to read more)

'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes
God Came Himself

There have been two great attempts to find God throughout the ages," said Dr. E. Stanley Jones, "one, philosophy, the other, moralism." The attempts of philosophy to find God are represented by the three great philosophical nations - Greece, India, and China. These three nations have taken men and women about as far as…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen
Amazed

Amazed - This Greek word (existanto) is a verb that means, "to be moved out of a place or state of mind". Our idiom is "to be beside myself". Whatever is happening is so incredible that it disturbs everything I find stable. I am out of place. Here the verb is in the middle voice. That means it has special…… — (click here to read more)

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

A great deal can be learned about people by observing whom and what they imitate. The weak, for instance, imitate the strong; never the reverse. The poor imitate the rich. The self-assured are imitated by the timid and uncertain, the genuine is imitated by the counterfeit, and people all tend to imitate what they admire. By this definition power… … — (click here to read more)

The Believer's Daily Remembrancer
I will mention the lovingkindnesses of the Lord. - Isaiah 63:7

I will mention the lovingkindnesses of the Lord. - Isaiah 63:7

What subject so suited as this to engage the thoughts, fill the memory, and flow from the lips of the Lord's people? Let us mention the provision made for all His poor, for all their wants; the promises given to all His people, comprehending all their desires; the prayers answered…

… — (click here to read more)

Christian Headlines  from  The Christian Post

Tyler Perry Reveals How Failures Shaped Him for Harvest Season

Tyler Perry may be a succesful film mogul, but he is admitting that he had to endure many failures as a gospel playwright before reaping his harvest of success.

Pharrell Williams Says Michael Brown Was 'Asking For Trouble', Displayed Unacceptable Behavior

Pharrell Williams, the 41-year-old record producer and artist, believes that 18-year-old Michael Brown showcased bullyish behavior before being shot to death by Ferguson, Miss police officer Darren Wilson last August.

Darren Wilson Resigning From Ferguson Police Department After Michael Brown Case Decision

Darren Wilson is ready to resign from the Ferguson police force following the decision not to indict him on any charges for the death of Michael Brown in August. The grand jury decision not to indict the officer sparked renewed protests in Ferguson as well as major cities across the country.

Chris Brown on Michael Brown Verdict: Singer Calls Himself 'Young and Troubled', Asks God to Help America

Chris Brown is identifying with slain teenager Michael Brown, who was fatally shot in an altercation with Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in August.

Sledgehammer Games Reveals News of Upcoming Exo Zombies Mode for 'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare'

"Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare" is one of the most well reviewed releases for late 2014 despite having an increasingly stale lineup over the past few years. It's already out for a number of weeks and Sledgehammer Games have revealed news about the upcoming Exo Zombies Mode.

Hideo Kojima to Reveal Metal Gear Online at Video Game Awards 2014 on Dec. 5

The next edition of Metal Gear Online is to be revealed by Hideo Kojima at a games event in December. Not much is known about the alleged multiplayer game on whether is it a standalone game or packaged along with "Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain," but Kojima is expected to reveal the details of the project at The Video Game Awards 2014.

'Guardians of the Galaxy 2' Director James Gunn Wants Nebula in Film; Easter Eggs in Blu-Ray Release Revealed

"Guardians of the Galaxy," despite not being one of the more widely known comic books out in the public, became one of the highest grossing films in 2014. James Gunn, who directed the film, is particularly fond of the character Nebula, and reveals that she is not dead and wants to make her appear in the second film.

Daedalic Entertainment Reveals Release Date for Blackguards 2

Daedalic Entertainment has just announced the release date for "Blackguards 2," a sequel for the first turn-based strategic RPG, "Blackguards." The game is set to arrive on the PC and Macintosh January 20, 2015.

New Movies on Netflix in December 2014: 'A Knight's Tale,' 'American Beauty' and More

It's the holiday season once again, and to get away from the rush and craziness of the season, sometimes, it's nice change of pace to curl up on the couch with a nice movie.

'Supergirl' Series Coming to The CW, 'Flash' or 'Arrow' Crossover Happening?

Comic book superhero television series are making headways into television networks, with "Arrow" and "The Flash." Recently, in the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, reports about a "Supergirl" project by Greg Berlanti is making its way to CBS, sharing a universe with the aforementioned series.

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro: Specs, Features and Price Review

Lenovo has certainly come up with a winner when it unveiled its newest convertible-hybrid laptop--the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro. Thin, elegantly designed, and with a luxurious feel to it, the device is worth its price.

Black Friday 2014 Top Tech Deals: TVs, iPad Air, Laptops, Samsung Galaxy S5 at Best Buy, Walmart

Black Friday shoppers know that a shopping trip is considered successful when one manages to get the top tech deals of the day. Maybe it's the 65-inch LED TV at a ridiculously low price, or the must-have tablet of the season marked down, or the "it" phone of the moment at a deeply discounted price--whatever it is, there is a feeling of great satisfaction when one gets the top tech deals at the lowest prices.

'Doctor Who' Christmas Special Poster, Title and Synopsis Revealed

Since 2005, "Doctor Who" fans have been treated to a special holiday episode every year. Some of the specials have been tied to the story arcs in the series, while others are stand-alone episodes which depict the Doctor's adventures based on popular holiday stories.

'NCIS: New Orleans' News: Episode 9 'Chasing Ghosts' Recap, Episode 10 Plot

It was a "Quantum Leap" reunion on "NCIS: New Orleans" last Tuesday as Scott Bakula is reunited with Dean Stockwell, who guest stars as Tom Hamilton. In the episode, a cold case is reopened after a stolen Navy-issued gun is found to belong to a Chief Petty Officer who died 40 years ago.

'Criminal Minds' Season 10 News: Episode 9 'Fate' Recap, Episode 10 Plot

On Wednesday's episode of "Criminal Minds," the BAU searches for an unsub who has an uncontrollable urge to kill yet is also filled with remorse, while a woman who could hold a secret from his past visits Rossi.

'The Flash' News: Episode 7 'Power Outage' Recap

Last Tuesday's episode of "The Flash" features Barry as he loses his powers, while two villains create mayhem in Central City.

'The Bachelor' 2015 News: New Clip Featuring Chris Soules Released

ABC has just released a new promo for the upcoming season of 'The Bachelor' last Monday, November 24. The teaser trailer features Chris Soules, dubbed as "Prince Farming," and the bachelorettes vying for his heart. From the looks of the clip, it seems like viewers are in for an intriguing season.

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro A More Attractive Looking, But Less Powerful Successor to the Yoga 2 Pro

The Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro is the company's newest flagship 2-in-1 laptop, which features a 360 degree hinge that allows the device to fold back onto itself and function as a tablet from there. The Yoga 3 Pro counts as an Ultrabook because of its thin profile and light weight, competing with other similar devices like Apple's Macbook Air or Microsoft's Surface 3 Pro.

Assasin's Creed Unity Patch Offers Over 300 Fixes, Dead Kings DLC to Roll Out for Free

Earlier this week, Gamespot reported that a third patch for the hit open-world game 'Assassin's Creed Unity' will roll out in a day or so and that it will be a huge one as it contains over 300 fixes.

An Unthankful Nation Is an Unthinking Nation

In the mid-1970s, Dr. George Sweeting, now former president and chancellor of Moody Bible Institute, said in a sermon something that has stuck with me through the years. Dr. Sweeting contended, "An unthankful nation is an unthinking nation, and its people are in mortal danger."

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Lectionary Calendar
Friday, November 28th, 2014
the Week of Christ the King / Proper 29 / Ordinary 34
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