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Working and Trusting to Prove the Reality of My Faith, Part 3
with Pastor Mike Fabarez from 'Focal Point'

Landmarks will often help you navigate unfamiliar places.  By spotting the correct signposts along the way, you know you’re headed in the right direction. On this edition of Focal Point, Mike Fabarez encourages us to be on the lookout for spiritual signposts.  They are the biblical…   (click here to read more)

Resolving Anger in Your Marriage (Part 2 of 2)
with Jim Daly from 'Focus on the Family'

Anger can be poisonous to any relationship, but especially to a marriage. On today's “ Focus on the Family,” Pastor Ted Cunningham relates his personal journey of learning to resolve his anger through forgiveness. He’ll offer some practical ways you can identify anger in your life and…   (click here to read more)

How Can I Know God's Will? Part 2
with Jeff Schreve from 'From His Heart'

God’s good and perfect will, isn’t that what we are all seeking to know and do?  But, how can you know it for sure?  In the message HOW CAN I KNOW GOD’S WILL, Pastor Jeff Schreve will show us what God says on this matter as a part of the 7-Message series NOW THAT’S A…   (click here to read more)

Acceptable Unto the Lord
with Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones from 'From the MLJ Archive'

Ephesians 5:8-10

The fruit of the Christian life; the words 'goodness' and 'righteousness' examined; a good man is a balanced man; righteousness brings in legal notions and conceptions; no righteousness without godliness; the truth of God revealed in the life of the Christian; the people of…   (click here to read more)

The Most Dangerous Man in the West - Why Charles Darwin Was the Worst
with Kevin Swanson from 'Generations Radio'

Who brought about more devastation in the modern world than anybody else? Who would be the greatest of the apostates, the most dangerous of the powerful philosophers? Kevin Swanson interviews Jerry Bergman on his new book "The Darwin Effect." Dr. Bergman places the blame for the great bloody wars…   (click here to read more)

Today's Articles  from  StudyLight and LiveAsIf

Esther’s Courage
'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

  Go and assemble all the Jews who can be found in Susa and fast for me. Don't eat or drink for three days, night and day. I and my female servants will also fast in the same way. After that, I will go to the king even if it is against the law. If I perish, I perish." - Esther 4:16 HCSB  Hadassah…(continue reading article)

Comfort for Others (11-9-10)
'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

The God of ALL comfort pronounced a curse and issued a promise of comfort at the same time (see yesterday’s installment and Genesis 3). This was the original “good news” - “bad news” scenario. From that time forward, at least some of humanity began to look for God to immediately…(continue reading article)

Be True to Yourself
''Winging It' from Stan Smith

That's the conventional wisdom. "You have to be true to yourself." That's what they tell you. I mean, wasn't it Shakespeare who said, "To thine own self be true"? And who was wiser than Bill? I would suggest, however, that if you are going to take a biblical worldview,…(continue reading article)

Additional Articles

•  MENO* - 2014-04-20
•  kâphar - 2014-10-18
•  The Peshitta - 2014-04-18
•  Is Gad Jacob's son, a troop, fortune or a pagan deity? - 2007-03-08
•  Sweet Fragrance - Refreshment in Refuge
•  It Can Be Dangerous To Sail Off Without Jesus Christ - Word from Scotland

Additional Articles

•  Gentle Persuasion - 'Christ in You...'
•  Bible and Quote - October 6-10, 2014 - Bible verse and quote
•  Where Do We Meet Jesus? - God's Words For US
•   Achieving Immortality - Point of Reference
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 13:15 - Good understanding produces favor, But the way of the treacherous is hard.
Words to Ponder
We fear men so much, because we fear God so little. One fear cures another. When man's terror scares you, turn your thoughts to the wrath of God. - William Gurnall
Daily Dose
Daily Devotionals  for  October 22

Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"
The Witness Of The Spirit

We are in danger of getting the barter spirit when we come to God, we want the witness before we have done what God tells us to do. "Why does not God reveal Himself to me?" He cannot, it is not that He will not, but He cannot, because you are in the road as long as you won't abandon absolutely to Him. Immediately…… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"
Morning and Evening for March 11

"Sin .. . exceeding sinful. " - Romans 7:13 Beware of light thoughts of sin. At the time of conversion, the conscience is so tender, that we are afraid of the slightest sin. Young converts have a holy timidity, a godly fear lest they should offend against God. But alas! very soon the fine bloom upon these…… — (click here to read more)

Daily Light on the Daily Path
Morning / Evening Devotional — october 22

O God, my heart is fixed. The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. — He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD. His heart is… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"
Plead His Own Promise

"Thou, O LORD God, hast spoken it: and with Thy blessing let the house of Thy servant be blessed for ever."   2 Samuel 7:29 This is a promise pleaded, and so it yields double instruction to us. Anything which the LORD God has spoken we should receive as surely true and then plead it at the throne. Oh, how sweet to quote what our own God has spoken!… — (click here to read more)

Voice of the Lord
Devotional for 'Tishrei 28'

The ancient Jewish marriage involved a betrothal, which was a commitment of the couple to wed. In preparation for the marriage, it was common for the man to return to his village and build an extension onto his father's house. This, of course, would take some time, depending upon the elements, the help, and the industriousness of the groom. Meanwhile, the… — (click here to read more)

Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

Our congregation had its pig roast Sunday evening. It was a wonderful time. A Number of people from the community came in to share with us and we were able to get acquainted with them. One of our young couples brought their corn hole game with them and set it up in the parking lot. I now have a new name for frustration.…… — (click here to read more)

'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes
The Ultimate Discovery

I cannot believe that God would write a law of "saving by sacrifice" within our hearts and evade it Himself. The psalmist asks: "Does he who formed the eye not see?" (Ps. 94:9). And Browning said: "He that created love, shall He not love?" We might add: "He that created sacrificial love, shall He not sacrifice"? The old…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen
Humble yourselves

Humble yourselves - The opening verb is tapeionothete. Here it is imperative, passive. That means it is a command to do something to yourself. "Make yourselves tapeinois", says Peter. Humility is an act of the will. But remember that in Hebrew thinking, this means to become ani (the Hebrew word…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer
Morning / Evening Devotional — October 22

I believe there is a positive warning in the gospels that a person's faith may stand in the revealed Bible text-and still be as dead as the proverbial door nail! Consider the prayer of our Lord in Matthew 11: "All things are delivered unto me of my Father; and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save… … — (click here to read more)

The Believer's Daily Remembrancer
We should walk in newness of life. - Romans 6:4

We should walk in newness of life. - Romans 6:4

All who profess Christ are supposed to possess a new nature; they are brought under new obligations; and are expected to keep new objects in view.

Being baptized into the death of Christ, and participating in His resurrection, they should walk as influenced by new principles; the free grace, holy…

… — (click here to read more)

Christian Headlines  from  The Christian Post

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 vs. Apple iPad Air 2: Laplet or Tablet?

With Apple's new iPad Air 2 to be released into the market soon, it's definitely going to be getting some competitors. Much like the smartphone market, contenders aren't scarce and Apple is always looking to be challenged by tech companies. In the line of tablets, computer makers like Microsoft dominate the scene.

Wasabi Ginger is Lay's Flavor Contest Winner, NJ Nurse Inspired by Sushi

Wasabi Ginger Lay's are the flavor contest winners, America has decided. Meneko Springer McBeth, the registered nurse from Deptford, New Jersey who created the flavor, beat out three other finalists and will be awarded a $1 million prize or a portion of the profits from a year of sales of the chips, according to reports.

Funny Hidden Camera Prank Investigating a Crashed UFO (VIDEO)

A hilarious gig by "Just For Laughs: Gags" in Quebec, Canada shows us a hidden camera prank while investigating a "crashed UFO' site.

Blackberry Classic Photos Leaked, Looks Like Q10

It appears that there are new leaked photos of the soon-to-be-released Blackberry Classic, a smartphone from the Canadian tech giant mostly known for their QWERTY phones. The Classic, earlier known as the Blackberry Q20, looks like the company's earlier model phones like the Curve, and the Q10.

Ebola, We Hardly Know Ya

As with any "crisis," Obama and his 24/7 political machine do not "let a good crisis go to waste" without using it to create another government department so they can act like they know what they are doing.

We Need a Leaner, Smarter Justice System

The Washington Post this week drew attention to a new Pew poll indicating that a majority of Americans believe it's time to move away from the policy of mandatory minimum sentencing in nonviolent criminal cases.

iPhone 6 Size Variants Splits Marketed Users: Bigger iPhone Plus Better for Larger Hands

The iPhone 6 came out last month with two size variants, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the bigger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus. While the release of two different variants has been a welcome change for Apple, the split in choices has left many people contemplating on whether to get the somewhat-normal sized iPhone 6 or the phablet class iPhone 6 Plus.

LG G3 vs. Nexus 6: Old Against Totally New

Google's next flagship smartphone, the Nexus 6, is going to be released soon, with pre-orders on the way. This time Motorola takes control of the helm and it's also called the Nexus X and is codenamed Motorola Shamu. It may seem unfair to compare an older phone with a newer one but how exactly will the Nexus 6 fare against LG's G3 smartphone?

Matthew McConaughey on Marriage; 'Let's Go Make a Convenant With You, Me and God'

Matthew McConaughey recently admitted that his decision to marry longtime girlfriend Camila Alves required a lot of reflection as well as guidance from their pastor.

Obama No Longer Believes Marriage Definition Should Be Left to States; Says Constitution Requires Gay Marriage in All 50 States

Although President Barack Obama previously said the definition of marriage should be decided locally, he now believes the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right to same same-sex marriage in all states.

A Remarkable Rescue! Police Use iPhone App to Find Woman Trapped in Sinkhole for 18 Hours

No one had heard from Melissa in nearly 12 hours. Her family knew there had to be something wrong because she had never gone this long without calling.

Playstation Plus November 2014 Games List Still Unknown, Best Guess is Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

November is just a two weeks away and subscribers to Sony's Playstation Plus service are already taking guesses at what games will be made free. It's difficult to pinpoint what games will be free next month but it looks like "Binding of Isaac: Rebirth" is looking to be more and more likely as October nears its end.

GOP Congressional Candidate Under Fire For Branding Same-Sex Couples 'Gremlins;' 'These Creatures Are So Destructive' He Says

South Carolina Republican Anthony Culler, who is challenging incumbent Democratic Rep. James Clyburn of the 6th district has come under fire from his party and other conservatives for branding same-sex couples as "gremlins" who "want to destroy our way of life."

GTA V PS4 Bundle Available for Pre-Order in Europe

The next-gen port release for Rockstar's "Grand Theft Auto V" is only a month away and Sony is going to be offering a Playstation 4 Bundle with the game. The bundle is only currently confirmed for Europe but it will be likely that the bundle will be available in other countries as well, before the release of the game.

'God the Father' Mobster Turned Christian Biopic Gets R Rating; MPAA Deems it Not for Kids Based on Crucifixion Scene

The real-life story of ex-mafia boss Michael Franzese and his journey to Christ in "God The Father" received an R-rating by the MPAA, leaving Christian audiences wondering whether they should still see the film or not.

Biggest Spider Found: Goliath Birdeater is the Size of a Puppy, Say Scientists (VIDEO)

The biggest spider ever, the Goliath birdeater, was discovered in the South American forests. Piotr Nasrecki, a Harvard entymologist, recounted his tangles with the humongous tarantula recently and said its about the size of a puppy.

A Simple Act Of Kindness Creates a Ripple Effect - Watch What This Man Does! (VIDEO)

How this story comes full circle will have you in complete shock! It's good deeds like this that need to be passed around for people to imitate. Just like a Ripple effect.

Where Are Social Conservative Groups in the 2014 Election?

As the 2014 congressional midterm elections approach, two social conservative political action committees have focused their election contributions toward a handful of Senate races that are crucial for the GOP's hopes of taking control of the Senate this November.

GOP Needs a Big Toolbox to Win In 2014

Although the midterm elections are still two weeks away, about two million Americans have already voted. The circus of early and mail-in voting undermines the federal law, which provides: "The Tuesday next after the first Monday in November, in every even numbered year, is established as the day for the election."

Church 'Plant' Mockumentary and Drama Following Pastor's Life Gain Following on the Web

Two web series focusing on the lives of pastors have caught on with viewers and won awards, showing a shift in viewing from mainstream TV to online viewing.

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Lectionary Calendar
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
the Week of Proper 24 / Ordinary 29
Today in Christian History
American Presbyterian missionary James B. Rodgers, 34, baptized his first Filipino converts to the Christian faith, thus inaugurating the beginning of Philippine Protestant churches.
Daily Reading Plan
Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
Isaiah 11-13; Psalm 112; 1 Thessalonians 1:
A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.The Spirit of the will rest on him— the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of might, the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the —and he will delight in the fear of the . He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes, or decide by what he hears with his ears;but…
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