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How Can I know - II
with Dr. Dobson from 'Family Talk Weekends'

The quality of one’s answers comes from the quality of one’s questions. So what are the most important questions a person can ask? On this edition of Family Talk, Dr. James Dobson interviews Dr. Robert Jeffress about life’s most important questions.   (click here to read more)

August 2, 2014
with John Fuller from 'Focus on the Family Weekend Magazine'

Coming up this weekend from Focus on the Family — understanding how our emotions impact our relationships!  The good, bad and ugly of today’s digital media explosion!  And reconciling a marriage from the brink of divorce!  Learn more on the next Weekend Magazine…   (click here to read more)

The Rapture and the Day of the Lord
with John MacArthur from 'Grace to You Weekend'

It was Shakespeare’s Juliet who said, “Parting is such sweet sorrow.” Well, as sad as saying goodbye can be — especially when a loved one dies — you can still experience joy even through the tears. How can you have genuine comfort in the face of such a loss?   (click here to read more)

The Mundane Moments of Adolescence
with Mark Gregston from 'Parenting Today's Teens Weekend'

Life has its highs and lows, and both unforgettable memories and unbearable trials. But for the most part, we spend our time somewhere in the middle. On today’s edition of Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston shares five tips for making the most of the mundane, everyday moments…   (click here to read more)

God is Agape, Part 2
with Dr. Stephen Davey from 'Wisdom for the Heart Weekend'

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Today's Articles  from  StudyLight and LiveAsIf

Eve’s Influence
'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

Then the woman saw that the tree was good for food and delightful to look at, and that it was desirable for obtaining wisdom. So she took some of its fruit and ate it; she also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew they were naked; so they…(continue reading article)

The Will of God Rejected (Mark 7:30)
'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

“Trying to make sense out of nonsense can drive you crazy!” Have you ever heard this statement? Well, I can testify to the fact that it is true. I guess you can jump one step ahead of me and say, “Ah, so that's what's wrong with you.” Jesus knew that some actions of men just cannot be explained…(continue reading article)

The Birth Of A Hero
'Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell

When you think about your personal heroes, what names come to mind: a parent, sibling, action figure, military veteran, or stranger you witness saving a life? Maybe it’s the elderly lady selflessly serving free Thanksgiving meals inside the homeless shelter, an ER Doctor working exhaustively for three days straight,…(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
•   Bible and Quote October 29 - November 2 - Bible verse and quote
•  A Connection Between Music and Sex - Point of Reference

Additional Articles

•   Forgiveness - God's Words For US
•  Our Edge - Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
•  God's Will for Your Life - 'Winging It
•  Let These Parables And This Fresh Story Encourage You - Word from Scotland
•  Your New Creation - 'Christ in You...'
•  Your New Creation - 'Christ in You...'

Additional Articles

•  Reacting to wrongs committed against us - Refreshment in Refuge
•  False Theory - Find the Call
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 16:25 - There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.
Words to Ponder
Christ incarnate is nothing but love covered with flesh. - Thomas Watson (1620-86)
Daily Dose
Daily Devotionals  for  August 2

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

The Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. Your lamb shall be without blemish, ... and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening. And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it, ... and when I see the blood, I will pass over… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"
Speak What He Teaches

"Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say."   Exodus 4:12 Many a true servant of the LORD is slow of speech, and when called upon to plead for his LORD, he is in great confusion lest he should spoil a good cause by his bad advocacy. In such a case it is well to remember that the LORD made the tongue which is… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"
Morning and Evening for May 31

"The king also himself passed over the brook Kidron." - 2 Samuel 15:23 David passed that gloomy brook when flying with his mourning company from his traitor son. The man after God's own heart was not exempt from trouble, nay, his life was full of it. He was both the Lord's Anointed, and the Lord's…… — (click here to read more)

Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"
The Discipline Of Difficulty

An average view of the Christian life is that it means deliverance from trouble. It is deliverance in trouble, which is very different. "He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High…there shall no evil befall thee" - no plague can come nigh the place where you are at one with God. …… — (click here to read more)

Voice of the Lord
Devotional for 'Av 06'

When the Perushim (Pharisees) and Scribes criticized Yeshua for spending time with "sinners and tax collectors," Yeshua told them a story about two types of teshuvah (repentance). ...return to the Lord in my heart and receive his grace and… — (click here to read more)

Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
The Right Clothes

Horace, the great Roman poet and satirist, once said, "A picture is a poem without words." I am sure that he was talking about the artist's canvas rather than the photographer's lens. Proof of that might well be found in a photo from the 1970s of Jack Nicklaus all decked out in his fitted plaid pants caught…… — (click here to read more)

'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes
The danger of expediency

As the famine of which we spoke yesterday continues to ravage Israel, Elimelech and his little family make the decision to emigrate to the land of Moab. Was this a right decision - or a wrong one? Bible students have debated this question for centuries. The Moabites were the result of the incestuous union between Lot and…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Remembrance - anamnensin in Greek. Ana means "again". The root word is mneso which means "to bring to mind". It is used in the New Testament only in the middle voice. Let me explain why this is important. In English we have only two "voices", the active and the passive. But Greek has a third…… — (click here to read more)

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

In the earliest day of failure and tragedy in the garden of Eden, Adam came out of hiding, knowing full well his own guilt and shame. Adam confessed: "We ate from the fruit of the tree that was forbidden-but it was the woman who enticed me!" When God said to Eve, "What did you do?" she said: "It was the serpent that beguiled… … — (click here to read more)

The Believer's Daily Remembrancer
"My son, despise thou not the chastening of the Lord." Hebrews 12:5

"My son, despise thou not the chastening of the Lord." Hebrews 12:5

THE Lord speaketh to us as unto children; He speaks in reference to our afflictions: they are chastisements; they are sent in love; when we are chastened we are judged of the Lord, that we may not be condemned with the world. Let us not faint under them, let us not…

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Christian Headlines  from  The Christian Post

John Boehner; Scammer of the House

While the politicians are getting ready to have fun, the world is literally in flames. The Ukraine civil war is continuing, while the conflict between Israel and Hamas shows no signs of ending. An Ebola epidemic is spreading in Africa, as there is no cure for the disease.

Texas Shows the Way In Preventing Abortions

We now mark the one-year anniversary since important new regulatory restrictions on abortion were passed into law in Texas that protect life and make this nasty procedure safer for women that choose it.

Mark Driscoll Issues Another Apology, This Time Over 'Pussified Nation' Comments Made 14 Years Ago

Pastor Mark Driscoll, facing an onslaught of criticism in the last several months for a myriad of accusations by former members of the Seattle-based Mars Hill Church, has issued yet another apology, this time over angry remarks he made under a pseudonym on the church's website 14 years ago.

NYT Reporter: Traditional Marriage Supporters 'Unworthy of Respect,' Deserve Incivility, Marriage Is Whatever Gov't Says It Is

Civil discourse has long been regarded as a necessary component of a well-functioning democracy. But a New York Times reporter believes that value should be abandoned in relations with those who disagree with him on the issue of same-sex marriage.

Pastor, Mother Arrested After 'Holy Water' Kills Two Young Sons Named Prayer and Wisdom

Two young brothers, Wisdom Clement, 2, and Prayer Clement, 9 months, died in Nigeria last Friday after their mother allegedly gave them holy water she purchased from a local pastor for their healing.

Kelly Rowland Gushes About Being Blessed With an 'Amazing' Husband

Kelly Rowland is revealing how blessed she is to be married to her husband.

Chris Brown Rants About Single And Disloyal People

Chris Brown may be venting about relationship issues with on-and-off again girlfriend Karrueche Tran in his latest Twitter rant.

Tiny Professes Love For T.I. on Wedding Anniversary

Tameka "Tiny" Harris is sending a heartfelt message to her rapper husband Clifford "T.I." Harris after sharing that she was working through issues within her marriage.

Adrienne Bailon Defends Herself by Comparing Fame and Career

Adrienne Bailon is defending comments about Rob Kardashian that prompted his sisters to speak out against her.

Homicide: NYPD Officer's Chokehold Killed Eric Garner, Rules New York City Medical Examiner's Office

Results of an autopsy conducted by the New York City medical examiner's office revealed Friday that Eric Garner, the 43-year-old Staten Island man who died after a struggle with police last month, was killed by a chokehold administered by an officer.

Noelle Aston Shawver, 5, Shot at Playdate Accidentally

Noelle Aston Shawver, a 5-year-old from Blackfoot, Idaho, was shot and killed during a playdate Wednesday. The young girl had been playing with another 5-year-old, who accidentally discharged the gun, killing her.

Shaquille O'Neal Mocks Disabled Man on Instagram? Jahmel Binion Sues for Damages

The disabled man mocked on social media by celebrities including Shaquille O'Neal is now reportedly suing for emotional distress.

Woman In Black 'Driven By Faith' to Walk Streets of U.S, Virginia Police Confirm Her Motivation

The mystery surrounding the woman dressed in a black robe and head scarf came to a close after she arrived in Winchester, Virginia on Tuesday, July 29.

Trial Concludes Over Breakaway SC Diocese's Property Dispute With Episcopal Church

After two weeks of testimony, the trial phase of a legal dispute between The Episcopal Church and a Diocese that broke away over theological differences has concluded.

Quite Possibly the Toughest 9-Year-Old Girl You Will Ever See (VIDEO)

This girl is someone you don't want to make mad or cross paths with ever.

Woman Sticks Hand in Lion Cage and Loses A Finger; She's Suing Zoo for Not Stopping Her

A woman stuck her hand in a lion cage and lost a finger to the wild animal in Michigan Saturday, according to reports. Renae Ferguson is now planning legal action against the Sunrise Side Nature Trail and Exotic Park for not preventing her from putting her finger in the cage.

Jada Pinkett Smith Credits New Perspective on Gender Roles for Strengthening 16-Year Marriage to Will Smith; Talks Open Marriage Rumors

Jada Pinkett Smith recently revealed that changing her understanding of gender roles as they relate to marriage strengthened her 16-year union with Will Smith.

'Calvary' Review: Film Offers No Redemption Despite Perfect Opportunity and Title

"Calvary" (rated R) opens in theaters Friday, August 1 and offers the unpredictable story of a man abused by a priest in the Catholic Church and how his experience affects a so-called "good" priest in Ireland.

Is Psalm 2:8 About God's Promise to Christ, or About 'Your Hidden Dreams' and 'Unborn Promises?'

A recent post appearing on the Joel Osteen Ministries Facebook page suggests that a Bible passage commonly interpreted as God's invitation to the Messianic King was also applicable to believers. Amid an overwhelming number of "amens," however, there were a handful of people who insisted that the popular passage had been taken wildly out of context.

3-Year-Old Plays a Breathtaking Solo With an Orchestra

Lyonya makes sure the audience gets their money's worth this night.

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Lectionary Calendar
Saturday, August 2nd, 2014
the Week of Proper 12 / Ordinary 17
Today in Christian History
Presbyterian apologist Francis Schaeffer wrote in a letter: 'There is the constant danger of slipping into the idea that if a person has sufficient faith, he will always be healed. This is clearly not what the Bible teaches.'
Daily Reading Plan
Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
2ki14; Micah 4:1-5:1; 2 Corinthians 1:1-2:4:
In the second year of Jehoashson of Jehoahaz king of Israel, Amaziah son of Joash king of Judah began to reign.He was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem twenty-nine years. His mother’s name was Jehoaddan; she was from Jerusalem.He did what was right in the eyes of the , but not as his father David had done. In everything he followed the example of his father Joash.The high places, however, were not removed; the…
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