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Strengthening Your Grip on Involvement, Part 2
with Chuck Swindoll from 'Insight for Living'

In an article written a number of years ago, a psychologist attempted to describe the relationship of Christians with one another. He compared us to porcupines on a cold winter night. The cold drives us together in a close, tight huddle to keep warm. But as soon as we get so close that we start touching,…   (click here to read more)

Taking on the Abusive IRS
with Jay Sekulow from 'Jay Sekulow Live!'

Jay, Jordan, and Thann discuss IRS litigation.   (click here to read more)

with Ron Moore from 'The Journey'

What do you do when you’ve set aside the faith you long held dear?  How do you repair a commitment to Christ that has crumbled under the stresses of life? Ron Moore talks about that in this program, by recalling the example of one whose renewed faith changed the world.   (click here to read more)

The Vine
with Dr. Michael Youssef from 'Leading The Way'

Dr. Youssef continues his exciting series "There is an ‘I’ in the ‘I Am’" on the next Leading The Way! An encouragement to be authentic in your Christian life!   (click here to read more)

The Withering Western Worldview, Part 2
with Ravi Zacharias from 'Let My People Think'

Solomon once wrote that there is nothing new under the sun. Despite the seemingly endless changes our modern world produces, the truth of human existence is still very much the same: we stand in need of a Savior. Ravi Zacharias concludes his message this week with an affirmation that in an ever-changing…   (click here to read more)

Today's Articles  from  StudyLight and LiveAsIf

'Quiet Time' from Kasia Kedzia

Love is costly. God’s love brings vulnerability and seeks others highest good. When I love others the way God calls me to I will get hurt along the way. I am guaranteed to be hurt because I love imperfect people just like me, and in my love, I don’t always seek the highest good of others before myself. Zephaniah…(continue reading article)

What is the Gospel?
'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

Then He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. – Mark 16:15-16 HCSB The word “gospel” comes from the Anglo-Saxon “godspell” and…(continue reading article)

Loosed the Pains of Death (Acts 2.24)
'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

“Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a Man attested by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs which God did through Him in your midst, as you yourselves also know— Him, being delivered by the determined purpose and foreknowledge of God, you have taken by lawless hands, have crucified, and…(continue reading article)

Additional Articles

•  MENO* - 2014-04-13
•  Chattâ' - 2014-04-12
•  The Septuagint and the Peshitta - 2014-04-11
•  Is Gad Jacob's son, a troop, fortune or a pagan deity? - 2007-03-08
•  Jesus Christ Fulfils These Prophetic Words of Isaiah - Word from Scotland
•  Pass The Salt - Find the Call

Additional Articles

•  Called To A Church? - 'Christ in You...'
•  Our Image Isn't Everything - Inspiration For You
•  Bible and Quote November 16-20 (09) - Bible verse and quote
•  Thoughts on Peter - God's Words For US
•  What is Sin? - Point of Reference
•  Should We Let It Snow? - Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

Additional Articles

•  Why Does God Forgive? - 'Winging It
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 13:9 - The light of the righteous rejoices, But the lamp of the wicked goes out.
Words to Ponder
if you have courage, you will influence people based on your convictions. If you lack courage, you will influence people based on your comfort zones. Courage will take you anywhere you believe God is leading you. Without courage, you will go where you are comfortable. - Wayne Schmidt
Daily Dose
Daily Devotionals  for  April 15

Daily Light on the Daily Path
Morning / Evening Devotional — April 15

Their Redeemer is strong. I know your manifold transgressions and your mighty sins. — I have laid help upon one that is mighty. — The LORD ... thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty one of Jacob. — Mighty to save. — Able to keep you from falling. — Where sin abounded, grace did much more abound. He that believeth on him is not… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"
Desires of Righteous Granted

"The desires of the righteous shall be granted."   Proverbs 10:24 Because it is a righteous desire it is safe for God to grant it. It would be neither good for the man himself, nor for society at large, that such a promise should be made to the unrighteous. Let us keep the LORD's commands, and He will rightfully have respect to our desires. When… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"
Morning and Evening for September 17

"Bring him unto me." - Mark 9:19 Despairingly the poor disappointed father turned away from the disciples to their Master. His son was in the worst possible condition, and all means had failed, but the miserable child was soon delivered from the evil one when the parent in faith obeyed the Lord Jesus'…… — (click here to read more)

Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"
The Relapse Of Concentration

Asa was incomplete in his external obedience, he was right in the main but not entirely right. Beware of the thing of which you say - "Oh, that does not matter much." The fact that it does not matter much to you may mean that it matters a very great deal to God. Nothing is a light matter with a child of God. How…… — (click here to read more)

Voice of the Lord
Devotional for 'Nisan 15'

It seems that the symbols associated with our holy week of Pesach (Passover) are almost unlimited! Every food, every prayer, every Scripture reading beckons us to understand the depths of our redemption. Perhaps the custom that brings it all into focus is the central cup of the Pesach seder (Passover service): the Cup of Redemption. During the course of the… — (click here to read more)

Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
What a Hoax

Over the years there have been many men and women who have perpetrated hoaxes for their seeming benefit. Most of them have been found out. The reason I say most of them is because those that haven't been found out yet are not yet known to be perpetraters of hoaxes. Get the picture? One I would like to share with…… — (click here to read more)

'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes
"What a beautiful day!"

Our meditations over the past few days have shown us that before we can become peacemakers in the true sense of that word, we must first know peace in our own minds and hearts. The Bible is not content to leave the nature of the peace Christ purchased for us in doubt. Our reading today tells us that Christ made peace by…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Pain - The Hebrew word encompasses the entire verbal expression ("cause pain"). But this translation is a little misleading. If we read the verse as it is above (the New King James Version), we get the impression that Jabez is saying, "God, keep your hand with me and keep me from evil so that I may not be the cause…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer
Morning / Evening Devotional — April 15

We ought to be fully aware that in the body of Christ we are not interested in the production of "cookie-cutter" Christians. This is a word of caution in the matter of Christian experience-there is no pattern or formula for identical Christian experiences. It is actually a tragic thing for believers to try to be exactly like each other… … — (click here to read more)

The Believer's Daily Remembrancer
"Set your affections on things above." Colossians 3:2

"Set your affections on things above." Colossians 3:2

WE are apt to be much affected by earthly things, but our affections must be permanently fixed on things above. Let us lift our eyes and hearts to heaven this morning; there are the proper objects of our love, desire, and esteem. There is Jehovah our heavenly Father, dwelling in…

… — (click here to read more)

Christian Headlines  from  The Christian Post

You Won't Believe What Noise Comes Out of This Frog!

This is what happens when you cross a frog and a squeaky've got to hear this amazingly weird and unexpected sound!

Community Rallies to Help Teen Pay for Funerals of Parents Who Die Weeks Apart

The collective heart of a Central Kentucky community opened wide for an 18-year-old high school senior after his mother and father died just weeks apart and saddled him with the burden of paying for their funerals.

'Wiser' Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy Ready for Expansion in Northeast After 2012 Gay Marriage Flap; Tony Perkins Calls Him a 'Coward'

Just two years ago, conservative Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy infuriated LGBT activists when he publicly voiced his support for traditional marriage. As his company gets ready to expand into the more liberal northeast, however, Cathy is on a campaign to show the public that he has found a wiser way.

Pastor Greg Boyd Says the Four Blood Moons Predict Nothing: 'A Waste of Your Time' (VIDEO)

As fervor around the upcoming full lunar eclipses builds, this pastor encourages listeners to focus on the work at hand instead of the sky.

Land Interviews Land on Mental Health in the Church and Where to Go From Here

As a follow-up to Rick Warren's ground-breaking conference on mental health and the Church, CP asked Executive Editor Richard Land to interview Dr. Rebekah Land, his wife and a Christian psychologist with over 40 years' experience as a therapist, on the conference and to ask her what a new focus on psychological illness might mean for the Church universal.

Ten Commandments Display in Texas May Violate 'Highway Beautification Code'

A display of the Ten Commandments on private property might be in violation of the Highway Beautification Transportation Code of the Lone Star State.

See What Happens When a Dog Unwisely Teases a Sleeping Tiger (VIDEO)

This dog shows either extreme bravery or extreme negligence while taunting the one animal he probably shouldn't.

These Dogs Praying Before a Meal Will Make You Thank God for Animals (VIDEO)

Four pious pooches will melt your heart with their sweet prayer!

Easter and the Persecuted Church: Time of Celebration, Danger

For most Christians, Easter is much more than Easter egg hunts and new Sunday clothing to wear to church. Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of our Lord. For the most part, Christians in the West flock to churches in safety.

Atheist Group Accuses Clemson Football Program of 'Christian Worship'

A Wisconsin-based atheist organization has sent a letter of complaint to Clemson University alleging that their football program includes "Christian worship."

Woman on Mission Trip Found Dead in Nicaragua

The body of a Wyoming woman who was on a mission trip in Nicaragua was found near the hotel where her team was staying.

Man and God

The Pharisees hated that so many people believed the man standing before them was the Messiah. This Galilean commoner had no pedigree. Sure, he might astound people with inexplicable wisdom, but surely he was not the returning king—for what would that make them?

Hilarious Southwest Flight Attendant Marty Cobb Keeps Fliers in Stitches With Best Safety Presentation Ever (VIDEO)

Just as they were about the tune out the typical safety message, these passengers were surprised with a pre-flight performance they'll never forget.

42-Y-O Community Bible Church Pastor Robert McKeehan Hangs Himself in Apparent Suicide

His wife, two children and the entire spiritual flock of Pastor Robert McKeehan, 42, are now locked in grief after the leader of Community Bible Church in High Point, N.C., was found hanging in his home in an apparent suicide Friday, according to local police.

Do We Really Need More Churches Planted in America?

Right now there are over 300,000 Protestant churches in America. Think about it this way: there are just over 10,000 Starbucks and well over 300,000 churches! So Starbucks can saturate the United States with caffeinated drinks but almost 30x's more churches can't saturate the United States with the Living Water. Seriously?

Reader's Digest Christianity

We read the story (or hear the sermons) and sing the song and make this whole account about Joshua and how he bravely fought the battle of Jericho and how as a result of his great faith, the walls came tumbling down and he led his people into the Promised Land. And then we turn it into nothing more than a moral lesson. When we read the story of Joshua this way, we demonstrate that we've completely missed the hinge on which this story turns.

Atheists and Mormons Host Joint Panel to Dispel Myths and Stereotypes About Their Beliefs

Mormons will share the stage with atheists Wednesday as part of a joint panel held in Salt Lake City, Utah, to discuss and dispel the myths and stereotypes that are believed about the two groups.

Late Christian Actor Paul Walker Honored by Vin Diesel, MTV Movie Awards - See the Emotional Tributes (VIDEO)

See the unaired tearful tribute Diesel made to his fallen friend, as well as the touching video montage shown worldwide.

Is the Obama Admin Backing Off Support for Common Core?

In testimony before a U.S. House subcommittee last week, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan appeared to suggest the administration may be backing off its support for the Common Core State Standards Initiative. In a statement to The Christian Post, however, an Education Department spokesperson reiterated Duncan's support for the Common Core.

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Lectionary Calendar
Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
Tuesday in Easter Week
Today in Christian History
In Hartford, CT, American clergyman Thomas H. Gallaudet, 30, and deaf Frenchman Laurent Clerc opened the first American school for the deaf, called the American Asylum.
Daily Reading Plan
Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
Deuteronomy 23-24; Job 15; Acts 5:1-16:
No one who has been emasculated by crushing or cutting may enter the assembly of the .No one born of a forbidden marriagenor any of their descendants may enter the assembly of the , not even in the tenth generation.No Ammonite or Moabite or any of their descendants may enter the assembly of the , not even in the tenth generation.For they did not come to meet you with bread and water on your way when you came out of…
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