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A Minister's Manual
with Dick Woodward from 'ICM's Mini Bible College'

The tabernacle in the wilderness was a place where God dwelled and where sinners could come to be forgiven and reconciled to Him. The Bible says our bodies are the temple of God. We have to understand the first Hebrew temple in order to understand what God is doing presently within us. That former temple…   (click here to read more)

New Life Live: July 29, 2014
with Steve Arterburn from 'New Life Live!'

Caller Questions: Thank you for Every Man’s Battle!  How much should I disclose to my wife?  My 17yo stepdaughter from a previous marriage moved in with her dad after I remarried; how do I heal this relationship?  Thank you for Focus on the Family and…   (click here to read more)

Household of Faith
with Pastor Jonathan Falwell from 'One-on-One'

One-on-One with Pastor Jonathan is the daily 90-second audio devotionals prepared by Jonathan Falwell.   (click here to read more)

Chaos in the Church, Part 2
with Dr. Robert Jeffress from 'Pathway to Victory'

If the gift of tongues is a legitimate spiritual gift today, what are the guidelines for practicing tongues? And if I have no interest in the gift of tongues, what is the application of 1 Corinthians 14 for my life? Dr. Robert Jeffress answers these questions and more about this controversial gift in…   (click here to read more)

Is That Your Final Answer
with Jack Graham from 'PowerPoint'

There’s nothing wrong with looking for evidence when it comes to our faith in Christ. As Pastor Jack Graham explains on today’s PowerPoint, it’s how we respond to the truth when we know it that matters.   (click here to read more)

Today's Articles  from  StudyLight and LiveAsIf

Our Edge
'Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley

Allegations of steroid abuse have permeated the sports world for a number of years now. However, the sport that seems to be having the most trouble with them is baseball. With a recent book out on the subject that points fingers at certain star baseball players and last year's round of suspensions for steroids including…(continue reading article)

Light Makers
'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness covered the surface of the watery depths, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters. Then God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good, and…(continue reading article)

The Little Dogs (Mark 7:28)
'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

Political Correctness (PC) is not a new thing, but it appears to me that the blight has grown stronger than I have ever witnessed it. We live in a culture in which virtually every public figure (actors, athletes, politicians, etc., etc.) has to have a “handler” to keep them straight. One wrong word, or for that…(continue reading article)

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•  God's Will for Your Life - 'Winging It
•  Let These Parables And This Fresh Story Encourage You - Word from Scotland

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•  Your New Creation - 'Christ in You...'
•  Reacting to wrongs committed against us - Refreshment in Refuge
•  False Theory - Find the Call
•  Do you have a Lucky Star? - Inspiration For You
•  Bible and quote Oct 22-26 - Bible verse and quote

Additional Articles

•  The Kingdom of Heaven - Point of Reference
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Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 16:23 - The heart of the wise instructs his mouth And adds persuasiveness to his lips.
Words to Ponder
The solution lies in a complete realisation of what we mean by asserting that God is Almighty. The two ideas of Free-will and Divine Sovereignty can not be reconciled in our own minds, but that does not prevent them from being reconciled in God's mind. We measure Him by our own intellectual standard if we think otherwise. And so our solution of the problem of Free-will and of the problems of history and of individual salvation must finally lie in the full acceptance and realisation of what is implied by the infinity and the omniscience of God. - William Sanday & Arthur C. Headlam, A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans
Daily Dose
Daily Devotionals  for  July 31

Daily Light on the Daily Path
Morning / Evening Devotional — July 31

Endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and a commander to the people. — It became him, for whom are all things and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through suffering. — We must through much tribulation enter… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"
An Appeal; Deliverance

"And call upon Me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify Me."   Psalms 50:15 This is a promise indeed! Here is an urgent occasion — "the day of trouble." It is dark at noon on such a day, and every hour seems blacker than the one which came before it. Then is this promise in season: it is written for the cloudy day. … — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"
Morning and Evening for June 2

"For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh." - Galatians 5:17 In every believer's heart there is a constant struggle between the old nature and the new. The old nature is very active, and loses no opportunity of plying all the weapons of its deadly armoury against newborn…… — (click here to read more)

Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"
Till You Are Entirely His

Many of us are all right in the main, but there are some domains in which we are slovenly. It is not a question of sin, but of the remnants of the carnal life which are apt to make us slovenly. Slovenliness is an insult to the Holy Ghost. There should be nothing slovenly, whether it be in the way we eat and drink, or in…… — (click here to read more)

Voice of the Lord
Devotional for 'Av 04'

One of the best-known traditions in the Jewish wedding ceremony is the breaking of a glass under the groom's heel at the end of the ceremony. The shattering sound is greeted with joyous shouts of "Mazel Tov!" (Congratulations!) There are several explanations for this ceremony, but the most common is that this act commemorates the destruction of the… — (click here to read more)

Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
Up-to-date

It is good to be back. Bet you didn't even miss me. Vacation time or retreat time that takes me away from the house also takes me away from the computer. That's right, I don't have a laptop or notebook or portable or whatever you would call it. I am stuck with one computer at one location and it stayed…… — (click here to read more)

'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes
The leap of faith

After Naomi's advice to her daughters-in-law that they should stay in Moab, Orpah, albeit reluctantly, prepares to return home. So deep however is Ruth's love for her mother-in-law that she begs to be allowed to accompany her to Israel, in one of the most moving passages in the Old Testament. Ruth is well aware…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen
Nevertheless

Nevertheless - In Greek, ouketi. Literally, "no longer". What had been the case is not the case anymore. Everything has changed. Blood Lines Crimson rivulets, the braid of lifeFlowing free amidst the strifeNow a mark, now a blowFinds the emptiness I knowMakes no difference if I protestDeath is but…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer
Morning / Evening Devotional — July 31

Let us not be shocked by the suggestion that there are disadvantages to the life in Christ. There most certainly are. Abel was murdered. Joseph was sold into slavery, Daniel was thrown into the den of lions, Stephen was stoned to death, Paul was beheaded, and a noble army of martyrs was put to death by various painful methods down the long centuries. And where…… — (click here to read more)

The Believer's Daily Remembrancer
"The things that accompany salvation." Hebrews 6:9

"The things that accompany salvation." Hebrews 6:9

LET us inquire. What are they? Do we possess them? Spiritual life, evidenced by convictions of sin; crying to God for deliverance from sin; groaning under the weight of the body of sin and death. A tender conscience, which trembles at sin, and feels deeply for God's glory. A filial…

… — (click here to read more)

Christian Headlines  from  The Christian Post

Hemlock Grove Season 3 Release Date: Has Netflix Renewed or Canceled Series? Even Cast Left in Dark

Hemlock Grove Season 3 has still not been confirmed even though fans of the hit Netflix series are eagerly searching for a potential release date

No One Ever Expected Him to Walk, But He is Now an Athlete!

If this doesn't inspire you to chase your dreams, than nothing will.

It was a Normal Day at the Retirement Home … Until This Happened (VIDEO)

The residents wanted to show their children and grandchildren just what they're made of!

Kelly Rowland Pregnancy: Singer Accidentally Reveals 'It's a Boy!' (PHOTO)

Kelly Rowland recently confirmed that she is expecting a baby boy.

Scientology Divides Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Kirstie Alley; 'DWTS' Pro Says 'I Don't Believe in Science Fiction'

Maks Chermkovskiy and Kirstie Alley are at odds despite forming a friendship while on "Dancing with the Stars."

Massachusetts Enacts New Abortion Clinic Protest Law After Supreme Court Rules Prior Law Unconstitutional

A month after a law restricting abortion clinic protests was struck down by the U. S. Supreme Court, Massachusetts passed a new law meant to replace it.

2 Miraculously Survive Car Crushed by Shipping Container in China: 'We Didn't Expect Anyone to Be Alive,' Says Firefighter

Two people survived being crushed by a shipping container in a car accident Saturday, according to reports. The couple was driving in Qingdao, China when a truck swerved and the huge metal structure flattened their car, but miraculously, firefighters were able to pull both of them out alive.

Angelina, Brad Pitt Wrote Love Letters to Each Other While Apart: 'It Was Romantic'

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt wrote love letters to one another while they were forced apart for work.

Youth Killed by Single Punch Saves Lives by Donating All Organs: 'Something Good Has to Come From This,' Mom Says

Hillsborough, New Jersey teen Jared Colon died after being punched by another teenager. However, his mother is determined that his death not be in vain and that something good come from her loss.

Former Members of Mars Hill Church Plan 'Peaceful Protest' Over Pastor Mark Driscoll's 'Anonymous' Claim

Not wanting to remain "anonymous" as implied by Pastor Mark Driscoll, former members of his Seattle-based Mars Hill Church plan to express their frustration over the lead pastor's recent apology at a "Peacefull Protest" at the church's main site on Sunday.

Top 19 Physical, Psychological, Spiritual and Societal Reasons Marijuana Should Not be Legal

Marijuana, especially the legalization of it for recreational or medicinal purposes, has been a controversial topic since the '60s. Overwhelming data exists about the harm this chemical causes, but many people with a loud voice continue to demand access to it — via easier and easier avenues.

Meriam Ibrahim, Daniel Wani and Children Leave Rome for US After Escaping Sudan; Persecuted Christian Family to Be Welcomed by Philadelphia Mayor

Meriam Ibrahim, her husband, Daniel Wani, and their two children will be greeted quietly Thursday afternoon by Philadelphia's Mayor Michael Nutter upon their arrival at the Philadelphia International Airport, in another leg of a harrowing persecution case that nearly resulted in the Orthodox Christian woman being executed for her faith by Sudanese authorities.

Jessica Alba Conquers Her Personal Demons Through 'Sin City' and Other Film Roles

Jessica Alba recently opened up about overcoming personal challenges with help from her acting career, including her role in the upcoming film "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For."

'The Leftovers': Will New Rapture Series Affect How the Secular World Views Christianity?

The new HBO series The Leftovers brings the Christian rapture theory to the forefront of secular culture showcasing a side of the faith not embraced by the entire body.

Braxton Caner to Be Buried Saturday as Ergun Caner Reveals 'Excruciating Pain' at Son's Suicide; Kay Warren Left Speechless

Evangelicals reeling from the suicide of 15-year-old Braxton Caner are now preparing to celebrate his life at a funeral Saturday as his father, Ergun Caner, popular Baptist minister and president of Brewton-Parker College in Georgia, publicly revealed he was going through "excruciating pain" Wednesday.

'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Season 5: Lisa Vanderpump, Lisa Rinna Form Alliance?

"Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Lisa Vanderpump is said to be forming an alliance with new addition Lisa Rinna in season 5.

A Wonderful Story About a Goose Who Becomes Best Friends With a Retired Man in the Park

Unlikely but beautiful relationship between a goose and a retired man.

Westboro Baptist Church Plans 'God Hates the Media' Tour

The Westboro Baptist Church is preparing to host a new protest, this time in Silicon Valley and against media outlets such as Facebook, Google, and Apple. The "God Hates the Media Tour" will begin on Aug. 12 and seek to promote awareness of the "sinful" role media plays in society.

Bolivia Declares Israel a 'Terrorist State' for Defending Itself; South American Countries Pull Ambassadors

Bolivia has officially declared Israel a "terrorist state," while several South American countries have pulled their ambassadors from Israel in protest of the ongoing war with militant Islamist group Hamas in Gaza. Israel's military has announced that it will continue fighting, however, until it destroys the terrorist tunnels it says are used by Hamas to attack soldiers and civilians inside Israel.

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Lectionary Calendar
Thursday, July 31st, 2014
the Week of Proper 12 / Ordinary 17
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Today in Christian History
1874
Patrick Francis Healy was inaugurated president of Georgetown University, theoldest Catholic university in America. Healy at the same time became the first African-American to head a predominantly white university.
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When Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she proceeded to destroy the whole royal family.But Jehosheba, the daughter of King Jehoramand sister of Ahaziah, took Joash son of Ahaziah and stole him away from among the royal princes, who were about to be murdered. She put him and his nurse in a bedroom to hide him from Athaliah; so he was not killed.He remained hidden with his nurse at the temple of the for six…
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