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Kay Arthur

Jeremiah #25: What "Rights" When We Sin?
with Kay Arthur from 'Precepts for Life'

What “rights” do we have with God when we have sinned? Are we entitled to anything? Well, \Kay Arthur addresses those questions, as she again takes us to the book of Jeremiah for more of a series called, “Return to Me.”   (click here to read more)

Richard Ellis

First Love
with Richard Ellis from 'Richard Ellis Talks'

Our love for God is what should motivate us to do things for Him, not guilt. If we do things out of guilt we will end up quitting, but if we serve Him out of love for Him then we will continue with an attitude of joy. When we understand that God loves us, we cannot help but love Him back and love others…   (click here to read more)

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Christ, the Lord of Our Talents, Part 2 of 3 (Crowning Christ Lord)
with Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer from 'Running To Win'

Although every Christian is not the same in ability, we are equal in our obligation to use our abilities wisely. In Bible times, a talent was a large sum of money. The parable of the talents shows us how to manage what we’ve got – our abilities and our money.     (click here to read more)

Dr. Ron Jones

Living in Babylon, Part 2
with Dr. Ron Jones from 'Something Good Radio'

How do we live godly lives in a godless world? That was the challenge Daniel faced thousands of years ago. There's much we can learn from his example. Today, Ron continues his series You Can Make a Difference based on Daniel's life in the Old Testament.    (click here to read more)

Jeff Johnson

Mom's Raising Kids Gods Way, Part 2
with Jeff Johnson from 'Sound Doctrine'

Have you labored in prayer for your children? Do you feel like there is no hope for them? Well today on Sound Doctrine, Pastor Jeff is encouraging moms, not to give up on interceding for their kids. The example you give them, creates a lasting impression upon the hearts of your children. We pick up with…   (click here to read more)

Today's Articles  from  StudyLight and LiveAsIf

The Small Stuff
'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

Clean out the old yeast so that you may be a new batch, since you are unleavened. For Christ our Passover has been sacrificed. Therefore, let us observe the feast, not with old yeast, or with the yeast of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. - 1 Corinthians 5:7-8 HCSB In Africa,…(continue reading article)

Fruit to God; Fruit to Death
'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

Death is not usually seen as a happy time. Sometimes death is seen as a relief or a release especially in the case of extreme suffering. God sees the death of one of His saints as precious (Psalm 116.15), but then again He is able to look at all sides of life and know with certainty what is best. However, as we examine…(continue reading article)

Bible and Quote - April 25 - 29, 2016
'Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns

 I love those who love me; And those who diligently seek me will find me. Pr 8:17          When we understanding the worth and necessity of God’s wisdom, we more fervently desire and love her. W. Dodd, LL. D, 1729-77, English Anglican clergyman Riches and honor are with me.. Pr 8:18a…(continue reading article)

Contrary Relationships
'Point of Reference' from Fred Price

     Maintaining successful relationships can be difficult, the Bible being the place to learn how to develop them to the highest degree.  But there is scripture that seems contrary in it’s depiction of our relationship to God in comparison to the love we have for our families, friends, and…(continue reading article)

'God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester

              I heard it said that our lives are the sum of the choices we make. The truth is we make decisions that shape each of our days.             We had a sister-in-law who lived to be in her nineties.…(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
•  A good walk spoiled! - Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
•  The New Agnostics - 'Winging It

Additional Articles

•  What Should Be vs What Is - Quiet Time
•  The Slandered Saint Will Sing Again! - Word from Scotland
•  You Are Not Your Past - Find the Call
•  Whatever Happened To Sin? - 'Christ in You...'
•  How Paul Became So Eloquent In The Gospel - 'Christ in You...'
•  Seeing Another's Light - Inspiration For You
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 27:22 - Though you pound a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain, Yet his foolishness will not depart from him.
Words to Ponder
The seeming peace a sinner has, is not from the knowledge of his happiness, but the ignorance of his danger. - Thomas Watson (1620-86)
Daily Dose
Daily Toon
Daily Devotionals  for  May 6

Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"
Liberty On The Abyss Of The Gospel

A spiritually minded man will never come to you with the demand - "Believe this and that;" but with the demand that you square your life with the standards of Jesus. We are not asked to believe the Bible, but to believe the One Whom the Bible reveals (cf. John 5:39-40). We are called to present liberty of conscience,…… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"
Morning and Evening for August 27

"How long will it be ere they believe me?" - Numbers 14:11 Strive with all diligence to keep out that monster unbelief. It so dishonours Christ, that he will withdraw his visible presence if we insult him by indulging it. It is true it is a weed, the seeds of which we an never entirely extract from the soil,…… — (click here to read more)

Daily Light on the Daily Path
Morning / Evening Devotional — May 6

Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other. A just God and a Saviour. The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness' sake; he will magnify the law, and make it honourable. God was in Christ reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them. — Whom God hath set forth to be a… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"
Cure for Envy

"Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the LORD all the day long. For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cast off."   Proverbs 23:17-18 When we see the wicked prosper we are apt to envy them. When we hear the noise of their mirth and our own spirit is heavy, we half think that they have the best of it.… — (click here to read more)

Voice of the Lord
Devotional for 'Nisan 28'

God promises special protection to his loved ones who fear him and serve him. That protection doesn't come by removing us from trials and difficult circumstances. His special care is most clearly seen when we are in the midst of trouble. ...walk in the fear of the Lord, confident of God's protection no matter what the… — (click here to read more)

Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
There Is No Substitute

It's December. The air is colder. The rain is coming much too frequently. The wind is much too brisk. This is not golf weather. What does a person, whose only weekly distraction is golf, do with himself when he cannot play golf? When I figure that out I'll let you know. No, seriously, I have no idea. There are…… — (click here to read more)

'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes
Desires versus goals

We ended yesterday by saying that some things in life, such as the desire to have money, can be legitimate concerns but they must be looked upon as desires and never become goals. Permit me to differentiate between the two. A goal is a purpose to which a person is unalterably committed and something for which he or she…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Confession - The word is homologian. Here is it coupled with kalen (good, beautiful, harmonious). Homologian is a combination word made up of the prefix homos meaning "same" and logos meaning "word". So, we get "say the same word" or "agreement". There is a play on words in this…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer
Morning / Evening Devotional — May 6

Remember, we are compared with what we could be, not just what we should be. God being who He is, and Jesus Christ being His risen and all-powerful Son, anything we ought to be we can be. Anything that God has declared that we should be we can be. In the wonderful book of Romans, perhaps the greatest and most profound book in the Bible, 7 tells us… … — (click here to read more)

The Believer's Daily Remembrancer
Pray without ceasing. 1 Thessalonians 5:17

Pray without ceasing. 1 Thessalonians 5:17

IN prayer we must approach God as a Father, ask of Him what we really need, and expect to receive according to His wisdom and word. Our wants are constantly returning, therefore our prayers should be constantly ascending. The ear of God is always open. He is ever ready to listen to us. He invites,…

… — (click here to read more)

Christian Headlines  from  The Christian Post

Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update Rolls Out for LG G3 on T-Mobile

T-Mobile has started rolling out Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for LG G3.

Toronto Raptors vs Miami Heat: Watch the Live Stream of the 2016 NBA Playoffs Semifinals

Despite playing away from their home floor, the Miami Heat are looking to go up 2-0 in the series against the Toronto Raptors. Their game is on May 5, 2016 at 8:00 PM ET and it will be played at the Air Canada Centre.

'Uncharted 4: A Thief's End' DLC: Multiplayer Content for the Game Detailed

One week away from the release of adventure game "Uncharted 4," developer Naughty Dog shared details about post-release content that is arriving for the game especially when it comes to its multiplayer mode. According to a report in GameSpot, the biggest piece of news about the game's upcoming DLC is that it is all free for all players.

Kate Upton's Engagement Ring May Have Cost Justin Verlander Close to $1.5 Million, Jewelry Expert Says

On Monday, Kate Upton debuted her massive engagement ring that caused a stir among cameramen as they all tried to get a closer look at the stunning bling and amid all the excitement, a jewelry analyst says it might have cost Justin Verlander more than a million dollars.

Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik Couple Take Met Theme Seriously as they Grace Gala in Robot Costume

Monday's event put a whole lot of celebrities in headlines but Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik reinvented the true meaning of relationship goals as they debuted as a couple at the Met Gala.

The Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao Impossible Rematch was Just Given a Possibility by Bob Arum

Despite repeated declarations that the fight will never happen again, Top Rank chief Bob Arum once again opened up the idea of a rematch between undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. and eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao.

2016 Tony Awards Gives 'Hamilton' Record-breaking 16 Nominations

In what could be the most spectacular year in theater history, "Hamilton" has received 16 nominations for the 70th Annual Tony Awards.

Brazilian Court Blocks WhatsApp Again, Other Messaging Apps Benefit

Facebook-owned instant messaging app, WhatApp, has been banned from Brazil for the second time due to data dispute.

'Space Jam 2' a LeBron James Movie; Justin Lin Writing Script, No Release Date Yet

After many years of waiting, fans can finally breathe a sigh of relief as it has been confirmed that the sequel for "Space Jam" is on the way and it won't be just some typical big screen movie as it will star LeBron James.

'Game Of Thrones' Kit Harington Had to Lie to Cast and Crew for a Year Regarding Resurrection

Kit Harington has proven his acting prowess both on- and off-screen.

'NBA 2K16' Releases Patch 1.06, Considered as the Last Update

Basketball simulation video game "NBA 2K16" has just received a new update with the arrival of the patch 1.06 for PlayStation 4. According to a report by Design and Trend, although the next game, the "NBA 2K17," is coming around already few months from now, 2K Sports made sure to bring in new stuff and address particular issues including gameplay exploits.

Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom Sport Tamagotchis to the Met Gala

Katy Perry attended the Met Gala this year with a surprising and interesting accessory, the Tamagotchi.

Chris Bosh reportedly pressuring Miami to allow him to play

Chris Bosh has not played a game since the All-Star break due to a recurring blood clot issue.

Actor reportedly leaks 'Watch Dogs 2' new character on social media

It appears like the upcoming sequel to 2014's "Watch Dogs" from Ubisoft could include a new lead character.

St. Louis Blues vs Dallas Stars for the 2016 NHL Playoffs: Watch the live stream; start time

With a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference semifinal battle in the National Hockey League, the St. Louis Blues host the Dallas Stars in Game 4.

Liverpool vs Villarreal 2016 live stream, start time: Watch UEFA Europa League online

Facing a small deficit as they enter the second leg of the UEFA Europa League semifinals, Liverpool host Villarreal at Anfield.

Nashvile Predators vs San Jose Sharks live stream and start time: Watch the 2016 NHL Playoffs online

Looking to take a commanding 3-1 series lead, the San Jose Sharks will have to win away from home as the Nashville Predators host them in Game 4 of their series. The Western Conference semifinal matchup in the National Hockey League is on May 5, 2016 at 9:00 PM ET.

Miami Heat vs. Toronto Raptors in Game 2 of 2016 NBA Playoffs: Raptors Need to Stop Dragic to Even Series

The Miami Heat is looking to extend their winning ways heading into the second game of their semi finals series against the Toronto Raptors, holding a lead of 1-0.

Former Facebook Employees Unmask 'Trending News' Blacklist of Conservative Media

Contracted curators who operate Facebook's influential "Trending news" section say they regularly censor some conservative news organizations from being included in the section.

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Lectionary Calendar
Friday, May 6th, 2016
the Sixth Week after Easter
Today in Christian History
The Rev. Donald E. Pelotte, 41, was ordained in Gallup, New Mexico -- the first American Indian to be made a Roman Catholic ishop in the U.S.
Daily Reading Plan
Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
Judges 6; Job 36; Acts 17:1-15:
The Israelites did evil in the eyes of the , and for seven years he gave them into the hands of the Midianites.Because the power of Midian was so oppressive, the Israelites prepared shelters for themselves in mountain clefts, caves and strongholds.Whenever the Israelites planted their crops, the Midianites, Amalekites and other eastern peoples invaded the country.They camped on the land and ruined the crops all the way to Gaza and did not spare a living thing for Israel, neither…
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