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Jack Graham

Ring of Honor
with Jack Graham from 'PowerPoint'

Are you running the race of faith to win or just hobbling along trying to get through? On today’s PowerPoint, Pastor Jack Graham brings a message of encouragement to run hard, to break every barrier, and to run with passion and purpose for the Lord.    (click here to read more)

Dale O'Shields

#7 Improve Your Attitude, Part 2
with Dale O'Shields from 'Practical Living'

This week, Pastor Dale will show us how growing stronger means improving our attitude!   (click here to read more)

Kay Arthur

At the End of the Age
with Kay Arthur from 'Precepts for Life'

The parables Jesus has given us through Scripture are intended especially for our understanding. But He warned that the world would not understand, because they don’t have “ears to hear.” Kay Arthur presents the next installment of our series in Matthew.   (click here to read more)

Richard Ellis

with Richard Ellis from 'Richard Ellis Talks'

There are instances in this world where children, women, and sometimes men are taking beatings on a regular basis. While the Bible instructs us to not retaliate when someone hurts us but rather to respond in service, we also must seek God in each situation. If He tells us to stay and suffer, we must…   (click here to read more)

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Christ, the Lord of Our Affections, Part 2 of 3 (The Joy of Generosity)
with Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer from 'Running To Win'

Believers are to give God first place in their lives, running life’s race for no other reason than to express their love for Him. In fact, we’re commanded to love God supremely; everything else takes second place.   (click here to read more)

Today's Articles  from  StudyLight and LiveAsIf

What's in Your Bag?
'Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley

One of the rules of golf that is often overlooked is the rule of the club limit. Each golfer is allowed to carry as many as fourteen clubs in his/her bag. This limit allows for some interesting combinations of clubs for many golfers. Most "sets of clubs" are comprised of three woods, eight irons and a putter.…(continue reading article)

Gilgal’s Passover
'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

  The LORD then said to Joshua, "Today I have rolled away the disgrace of Egypt from you." Therefore, that place has been called Gilgal to this day. While the Israelites camped at Gilgal on the plains of Jericho, they kept the Passover on the evening of the fourteenth day of…(continue reading article)

We Ought to Obey God (Acts 5:29/09)
'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

  “And when they [the temple guards or officials] had brought them [the apostles], they set them before the council. And the high priest asked them, saying, 'Did we not strictly command you not to teach in this name? And look, you have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this Man’s…(continue reading article)

Additional Articles

•  MENO* - 2014-04-20
•  lâqach - 2015-06-20
•  The Peshitta - 2014-04-18
•  Is Gad Jacob's son, a troop, fortune or a pagan deity? - 2007-03-08
•  Honor - 'Winging It
•  How May The Fruit of the Spirit Grow? - Word from Scotland

Additional Articles

•  Treason - Find the Call
•  Formula For Eternal Life - 'Christ in You...'
•  Is enough really enough? - Refreshment in Refuge
•  Inside The Mind Of A Narcissist - Inspiration For You
•  Bible and Quote January 7-11 - Bible verse and quote
•  The Two Great Commandments - God's Words For US

Additional Articles

•   Be Careful - Point of Reference
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 21:29 - A wicked man displays a bold face, But as for the upright, he makes his way sure.
Words to Ponder
In the midst of Paradise with all its wondrous beauty, if God Himself had not come and walked with Adam in the cool of the day it would not have been a very happy place, for unfallen man's delights was in God Himself. His gifts would not supply His place. We have lost Paradise, but we have not lost the Lord. We have got back our joy, though we have not yet got back Paradise. We can find all that will make us happy in Him. It is meeting with the Lord personally, face to face, that gives rest. The blood gives the conscience rest, but the heart craves something more, and that is fellowship with Him who gave us that atoning blood and sprinkled it on our souls. - Andrew Bonar (1810-92)
Daily Dose
Daily Toon
Daily Devotionals  for  February 23

Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"
The Determination To Serve

Paul's idea of service is the same as Our Lord's: "I am among you as He that serveth;" "ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake." We have the idea that a man called to the ministry is called to be a different kind of being from other men. According to Jesus Christ, he is called to be the "door-mat"…… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"
Morning and Evening for November 8

"As ye have received Christ Jesus the Lord." - Colossians 2:6 The life of faith is represented as receiving-an act which implies the very opposite of anything like merit. It is simply the acceptance of a gift. As the earth drinks in the rain, as the sea receives the streams, as night accepts light from the…… — (click here to read more)

Daily Light on the Daily Path
Morning / Evening Devotional — February 23

The blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel. Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. — The Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. — It is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins. Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"
Unbroken Fellowship Essential

"If ye abide in Me, and My Words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you."   John 15:7 Of necessity we must be in Christ to live unto Him, and we must abide in Him to be able to claim the largesse of this promise from Him. To abide in Jesus is never to quit Him for another love or another object, but to remain in living,… — (click here to read more)

Voice of the Lord
Devotional for 'Shevat 27'

According to rabbinic reckoning, there are 613 commandments in the Torah. Two hundred and forty-eight are positive commands that tell us what to do. Three hundred and sixty-five are negative commands that tell us what not to do. The 248 positive commands correspond to the number of separate parts in our body; the 365 negative commands correspond to the… — (click here to read more)

Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
Victory in Innocence

While we were working in Upstate New York with Empire State Evangelizing Association we had the opportunity to develop friendships with people in churches all up and down the Eastern Seaboard states. This included Pennsylvania. One couple, who ministered in a small community in Western Pennsylvania, had us come…… — (click here to read more)

'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes
He can't forget!

It is because God is so utterly trustworthy and reliable that the Christian life at heart is a life of trust. In the passage before us today our Lord is asked: "What must we do to do the works God requires?" (v. 28). His answer was entirely different from that which you would receive if you posed the question to adherents…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Guard - This word (shamar) in all its forms is used more than 400 times in the Old Testament. Its basic meaning is to watch over with great care. It is used to describe actions of the night watch over a city and the careful tending of a garden. Most frequently, the verb describes rigorous adherence and adoration…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer
Morning / Evening Devotional — February 23

To think well and usefully a man must be endowed with certain indispensable qualifications. He must, for one thing, be completely honest and transparently sincere. Another qualification is courage. The timid man dare not think lest he discover himself, an experience to him as shocking as the discovery that he has cancer. The sincere thinker comes… … — (click here to read more)

The Believer's Daily Remembrancer
Who gave Himself for me. - Galatians 2:20

Who gave Himself for me. - Galatians 2:20

Jesus was our Substitute. He lived, suffered, and died, in our stead. Our sins were imputed to Him, punished in Him, and removed by Him.

God had cursed us, but Jesus gave Himself to bear the curse in our stead; every threatening of the law was executed on Him; everyone of the claims of justice was answered…

… — (click here to read more)

Christian Headlines  from  The Christian Post

'Grand Theft Auto 6' Release Date Rumors 2017: 'GTA 5' Easter Egg Hints at 2021 Release for Sequel

"Grand Theft Auto" is arguably one of the most successful video game franchises out today, which makes it understandable that fans are eagerly anticipating a sixth installment. However, according to a new rumor, "Grand Theft Auto 6" may not see the light of day until 2021.

Pastor AR Bernard Reveals Real Reason Ben Carson Turned Down HHS Offer

After reports that retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson had turned down President Donald Trump's offer to be the next secretary of Health and Human Services due to government inexperience in December, the doctor's longtime friend, the Rev. Dr. A.R. Bernard, shared a new twist to that story on Thursday.

Mercedes-AMG GT4 Concept Release Date, Specs News: Four-Door Sedan to Break Cover at Geneva

Mercedes-AMG is expected to kick-off the celebration of its 50th anniversary at the Geneva Motor Show this March. Apart from the highly anticipated Project One hypercar, the high-performance division of Mercedes-Benz is also reportedly unveiling a four-door sedan concept called the GT4.

Apple Watch Series 3 Release Date, Specs Rumors: Third-Gen Smartwatch May Use New Touchscreen Display

The Apple Watch Series 3 is slated to arrive later this year and according to the latest reports, it will feature a new touchscreen display.

'Better Call Saul' Season 3 Release Date, Plot News Update: It's Going to Be Amped-Up, Rhea Seehorn Says

"Better Call Saul" star says season 3 is going to bring everything fans loved from season 2 and so much more.

2018 Ford EcoSport Release Date, Specs News: Compact Crossover's Honeycomb Cargo Shelf Inspired by Bees

Ford Motors has previewed the innovative cargo shelf of the all-new EcoSport. According to the automaker, the upcoming subcompact crossover will be able to carry large and heavy loads of cargo due to the use of a honeycomb design that was inspired by bees.

'Resident Evil 7' DLC News Update: 'Banned Footage' Volumes 1 and 2 Now Available for Xbox and PCs

"Resident Evil 7's" DLCs are now available for Xbox One and PC players after its PS4-exclusive release last month.

Dell XPS 15 9560 Release Date, Specs, Price News: Premium InfinityEdge Laptop Now Available With 4K Display, Fingerprint Reader

Dell has updated its premium laptop range with additional models for the XPS 15 9560. These new models are now available to purchase online and at retail stores. The additional models for the already impressive laptop feature a 4K UHD display and come standard with a fingerprint reader.

Adrienne Houghton Defends Her Christianity Against Critics

Adrienne Houghton is defending her Christianity against critics who believe her lifestyle choices are inappropriate for a believer.

'Game of Thrones' Season 7 Spoilers, Plot Update: Arya Stark Reunites With Nymeria; Liam Cunningham Teases Character Meetings

Fans who have been closely following "Game of Thrones" news already know by now that season 7 is going to be a season of reunions and encounters. Characters who have never shared a storyline before will be meeting, and long-awaited reunions are also in store. But that does not only apply to human characters.

'Narcos' Season 3 Spoilers, Cast News 2017: One Thing That the Cali Cartel Would Not Worry About

Now that Pablo Escobar (Wagner Moura) is no more, "Narcos" season 3 will focus on the Cali cartel, the group that exploded after the fall of the Medellin cartel.

'Persona 5' Release Date, Trailer: New Teaser Shows the Velvet Room's Gameplay Mechanics

After several delays, "Persona 5" will finally be launched worldwide on April 4.

'Pokemon GO' Hatching Eggs News 2017: New GPS Glitch Makes Hatching Eggs Easier

"Pokemon GO" players have found a way to hatch eggs without having to get out of the house or leave their couch, thanks to what they came to call as the "GPS drift."

Steve Harvey Says 'So Called Friends' Ate Him Alive After Trump Meeting

Steve Harvey is revealing that many of his friendships have been negatively impacted by his meeting with President Donald Trump.

When Is Lent 2017? What Should You Give Up On Ash Wednesday?

Lent this year starts on March 1, Ash Wednesday, and ends on April 13, Holy Thursday. It is a period of self-examination and prayer following the example of Jesus as he spent 40 days and nights alone in the desert.

'Final Fantasy 7 Remake' News: Producer Yoshinori Kitase Provides Progress Update, Hints at One Aspect of Development Nearing Completion

Producer Yoshinori Kitase recently shared a new progress update regarding the "Final Fantasy 7 Remake."

'The Elder Scrolls Online' News: 'Morrowind' Expansion Expected to Introduce New Enemies, Learn More About Them

Find out more about some of the enemies who will be added to "The Elder Scrolls Online" via the "Morrowind" expansion.

'The Sims 4' Rumors: Recent Surveys Hinting at Potential Additions, Drawing Varied Reactions From Players

Some recently discovered surveys that could be related to "The Sims 4" are garnering different reactions from the players.

'Alien: Covenant' Release Date, Cast News: New Teaser Photo Shows Major Cast

The upcoming installment of the "Alien" franchise is coming to theaters on May 19, and producers of the film showcased its major cast through a photo on Twitter.

'Silicon Valley' Season 4: First Teaser Trailer Features Richard Quitting, Jared Screaming

The first official teaser trailer for the upcoming fourth season of HBO's "Silicon Valley" has been released. And if it is anything to go by, Pied Piper may be in serious trouble.

Lectionary Calendar
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
Fat Thursday
There are 52 days til Easter!
Today in Christian History
Colonial missionary to the American Indians David Brainerd wrote in his journal: 'There is a God in heaven who over-rules all things for the best; and this is the comfort of my soul.'
Daily Reading Plan
Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
Exodus 28,29; Proverbs 13; Matthew 5:1-20:
“Have Aaron your brother brought to you from among the Israelites, along with his sons Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, so they may serve me as priests.Make sacred garments for your brother Aaron to give him dignity and honor.Tell all the skilled workers to whom I have given wisdom in such matters that they are to make garments for Aaron, for his consecration, so he may serve me as priest.These are the garments they are to make: a breastpiece,…
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