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Let IT Work
with Dr. Tony Evans from 'The Alternative'

There's a balance in the Christian life. There’s the balance between faith and works, giving and receiving, planting and reaping. Next time on The Alternative, Dr. Tony Evans explores this biblical balancing act and points out what we need to do to see it work.   (click here to read more)

Ask the Rosbergs: "Are the Foundations to a Life-Long Marriage the Same for Every Couple?"
with Dr. Gary and Barb Rosberg from 'America’s Family Coaches'

Today Dr. Gary and Barb answer one listener's seemingly simple question on this episode of Ask the Rosberg.   (click here to read more)

James 5:19-20
with Warren Wiersbe from 'Back to the Bible'

Warren Wiersbe digs into the Book of James and discusses what it means to minister to other believers. We'll learn who is called to minister, how we do that, and the reason why. And we'll discover just how important it is for us to really know the Word of God.   (click here to read more)

An Evening with Hank Hanegraaff: How to Mine the Bible for all its Wealth - Part 2
with Hank Hanegraaff from 'Bible Answer Man'

On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, we continue with Hank’s message from Colonial Presbyterian Church in Kansas City, Missouri on the art and science of biblical interpretation. After the message, Hank also took questions from attendees on various topics. How would…   (click here to read more)

Today's Articles  from  StudyLight and LiveAsIf

Metaphors from the Minor Prophets
'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

A Refiner's Fire & Launderer's Soap (Malachi 3.1-4; 2 of 4) "But who can endure the day of His [Messiah's] coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner's fire And like launderer's soap." (Malachi 3.2). Some see the Lord as destructive in much of what He did…(continue reading article)

Fat Doctors and Self-Righteous Pastors
'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

  Why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own? Matthew 7:3 A man went to his doctor for a physical examination. The doctor gave him an initial exam and then sent him to five other physicians, who checked him out in their areas of specialty. A week later, the man…(continue reading article)

Adultery, Spiritual Style
''Winging It' from Stan Smith

James writes "to the twelve tribes in the Dispersion", to the Jews who are throughout the world. He has a lot to say about a lot of topics, but in chapter 4 he brings up the problem of infighting. Why do we have conflict? "The reason," he says, "is that you desire and do not have." So we fight…(continue reading article)

Additional Articles

•  MENO* - 2014-04-20
•  yâ‘tabh - 2015-05-23
•  The Peshitta - 2014-04-18
•  Is Gad Jacob's son, a troop, fortune or a pagan deity? - 2007-03-08
•  We Never Know What Is Happening As We Preach And Teach And Speak - Word from Scotland
•  Picking Scabs - Find the Call

Additional Articles

•  Workplace Wars - 'Christ in You...'
•  The Seeds, the Weeds, the Leaven, the Pearl, and the Unbelief - Refreshment in Refuge
•  Watching Your Dollars Fly Away - Inspiration For You
•  Bible and Quote May 11-15, 2015 - Bible verse and quote
•  “Remember the men from whence you came.” (Celtic Proverb) - Point of Reference
•  Looking with God's Eyes - God's Words For US

Additional Articles

•  Finish the Course - Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 14:26 - In the fear of the LORD there is strong confidence, And his children will have refuge.
Words to Ponder
You have made us for yourself, and our heart is restless until it rests in you. - Augustine (354-430)
Daily Dose
Daily Devotionals  for  May 27

Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"
The Life That Lives

The disciples had to tarry until the day of Pentecost not for their own preparation only; they had to wait until the Lord was glorified historically. As soon as He was glorified, what happened? "Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, He hath…… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"
Morning and Evening for August 6

"Watchman, what of the night?" - Isaiah 21:11 What enemies are abroad? Errors are a numerous horde, and new ones appear every hour: against what heresy am I to be on my guard? Sins creep from their lurking places when the darkness reigns; I must myself mount the watch-tower, and watch unto prayer. Our heavenly…… — (click here to read more)

Daily Light on the Daily Path
Morning / Evening Devotional — May 27

The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him. Praise the LORD of hosts: for the Lord is good; for his mercy endureth for ever. — God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. — I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. — Who is like… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"
As the Life — So the Fruit

"For if these thing be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our LORD Jesus Christ."   2 Peter 1:8 If we desire to glorify our LORD by fruitfulness, we must have certain things within us; for nothing can come out of us which is not first of all within us. We must begin with faith, which is… — (click here to read more)

Voice of the Lord
Devotional for 'Sivan 09'

It has been said that truth is never determined by a majority vote. Similarly, it has never been "the moral majority," but rather the holy minority, through whom God has accomplished his plan and purpose. As Jewish believers, we must recognize that we have a special role to play as the remnant among our people Israel. My grandfather, Fred Kendall, began a… — (click here to read more)

Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
A Difficult Course

Golfers like to be able to enjoy playing the game. Many times we will choose courses that play to our strengths or, as in my case, lack of them. Such as a golfer who has trouble putting the ball in the fairway from the tee will look for a golf course that, though it has rough, is wide open with little or no trees…… — (click here to read more)

'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes
Receptivity - the first law of life

We ended yesterday by saying that the first step toward mental and spiritual health is self-renunciation and receptivity. I must be willing to acknowledge my need of Christ, stop striving to find happiness and instead receive Him into my life then, like the disciples we talked about the other day, I have reached the shore…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Looking - This is a form of the Greek verb emblepso. Here it is in the present tense, active. It means that these men stood there, staring off into the sky, after the event was already finished. They were straining their eyes to see just a bit more. And two angels came along with the question, "Why are you…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer
Morning / Evening Devotional — May 27

The Church in America suffered a greater loss than she has since discovered when she rejected the example of good men and chose for her pattern the celebrity of the hour. Human greatness cannot be determined by popularity polls nor by the number of lines any man rates in the public press. It is altogether unlikely that we know who our greatest men… … — (click here to read more)

The Believer's Daily Remembrancer
And He blessed him there. Genesis 32:29

And He blessed him there. Genesis 32:29

POOR Jacob, full of fears and alarm, retired to plead with his God; he wept and made supplication, he had power with God, and prevailed. AND HE BLESSED HIM THERE. Our God delights to bless us; therefore He began so early, for He blessed us with all spiritual blessings in Jesus, before the foundation of…

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Christian Headlines  from  The Christian Post

Marine Convicted for Failing to Remove Bible Verse that Says 'No Weapon Formed Against Me Shall Prosper'

A United States Marine was convicted at a court-martial of putting a Bible verse declaring "no weapon formed against me shall prosper" on her computer while stationed at Camp Lejune in North Carolina, because it was "contrary to good order and discipline."

North Carolina Pastor Loses Two Sons After Car Crash; Church Raises More Than $140,000 to Help Grieving Family

A North Carolina pastor's newborn son died Monday after being delivered by emergency C-section following a car crash on the weekend which also left his 2-year-old son dead.

Batmobile Appears in Joker and Harley Quinn 'Suicide Squad' Car Chase (VIDEO)

The Batmobile made an appearance on the "Suicide Squad" set in a car chase scene with the Joker and Harley Quinn, giving rise to a major spoiler for the upcoming Warner Bros. film.

'Falling Skies' Season 5 News, Update: Which Masons Will Make It Alive Through the Season?

TNT's hit science-fiction TV drama series "Falling Skies" has already wrapped up for the final scenes of its upcoming Season 5 which, according to reports will be its last installment.

'Hannibal' Season 3 News, Spoilers: Executive Producer Bryan Fuller Dishes More Info on Upcoming Chapter

Executive producer Bryan Fuller recently spoke to press during an interview session held at the Comic-Con International event at San Diego. The conversation covers some essential points as to what the upcoming third season of the hit NBC psychological TV drama series "Hannibal" will offer.

Conservative Presbyterian Sect Formed in 2012 Celebrates 200th Member Congregation After Break From PC(USA)

A conservative Presbyterian church that was founded in 2012 in response to the growing theological liberalism of Presbyterian Church (USA) has reached its 200th member congregation.

3500 People Leave the Church Every Day

There is an ongoing silent migration away from the church of an estimated 3,500 individuals each and every day.

New 'X-Files' News, Update: David Duchovny Cried After Reading Reboot Script

Details for Fox's upcoming revival of its hit sci-fi horror TV drama series "The X-Files" have been sparse lately. However, cast member David Duchovny revealed, during a recent interview with the press, that he's already been handed down the first script for the new installment and this is what he has to say about it:

'Gotham' Season 2 Cast News, Update: Hit DC TV Series on the Lookout for 2 New Villains

Fox's fan-favorite crime-fighting TV drama series "Gotham" still have months to go before it returns to the small screen and new reports indicated that there will be more characters slated to join Season 2.

Modern Day Idolatry: Putting Anything Before God

If we are honest with ourselves, "idolatry" is a topic which many modern Christians see as antiquated and outdated. When we hear the word "idol" today, many of us automatically picture a golden statue of a bull or calf.

Malaysian Flight MH370 News, Update: Missing Flight Was Headed to Secret US Military Base?

The latest update on the still missing Malaysian Flight MH370 indicated that the jetliner was actually heading to a direction of a secret U.S. military base sitting on a remote island in the middle of the Indian Ocean. The course, according to reports, was intended as a "provocation action."

Grant Americans Free Trade on Prescriptions

One free and fair trade proposal that would actually help Americans by saving them billions isn't even on the table: prescription drug re-importation.

'Dragon Age: Inquisition' DLC News, Update: 'Jaws of Hakkon' Rolls Out for PS4, PS3 and Xbox 360

The new content for EA and Bioware's action-adventure video game series "Dragon Age: Inquisition" titled "Jaws of Hakon" is now rolling out for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

iPhone 6s News, Rumors: Apple iOS 9 Leak Confirms Force Touch and Other Features Coming for Next-Gen Flagship

Not a week goes by without a new rumor item pointing towards the purported upcoming flagship from Apple, the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus. Here's the latest that we heard:

Televangelist Benny Hinn Claims 'Greatest Wealth Transfer in Human History' Is Coming According to Bible Passages; Asks People to Sow Money

Controversial televangelist Benny Hinn has claimed in a message that the "greatest wealth transfer in human history" is approaching, which he says is backed by both financial headlines and Bible passages. Hinn asked people to sow money into his ministry as he prepares for a new world tour.

'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare' DLC News: New Expansion Pack Adds 4 Maps and Bruce Campbell to Exo Zombies Story

Activision and Sledgehammer Games' hit first-person shooter video game "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare" is getting yet another content which will be called "Supremacy."

iPhone 6S News: Force Touch, New Shift Key, iO9 Enhancements (VIDEO)

News has emerged Apple is reportedly including Force touch and a new shift key to the upcoming iPhone 6S and 6S Plus.

10 Bible Scriptures That Are Perfect for the Summer

When the seasons change and the summer rolls around, it seems like a lot of things change around us. Peoples attitude change, people are get into shape, and smiles are floating in the air. The hot weather and happiness just seem to go together. The Bible provides heartwarming verses that are perfect for the start of summer.

Nevada Teacher Bans Pastor's Daughter From Including Bible Verse John 3:16 in Assignment That Asks Students to Describe Themselves

Somerset Academy, a Nevada public charter school, has come under fire from a local pastor after a teacher prohibited his daughter from including a reference to a Bible verse in a class project that asks students to describe themselves using slides.

Leave It in God's Hands

Sometimes people who have less are more materialistic than those who have a lot. I have met people who have a lot and are very generous. They don't let everyone know all the things they do for others; they just do them quietly. They are thankful for what God has blessed them with. They help others.

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Lectionary Calendar
Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
the Week of Proper 3 / Ordinary 8
Today in Christian History
Colonial theologian Increase Mather, 24, was installed as minister of Boston's Second (Congregational) Church. He remained there until his death in 1723.
Daily Reading Plan
Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
1 Samuel 10:17-11:15; Psalm 56; Romans 2:1-3:8:
Samuel summoned the people of Israel to the at Mizpahand said to them, “This is what the , the God of Israel, says: ‘I brought Israel up out of Egypt, and I delivered you from the power of Egypt and all the kingdoms that oppressed you.’But you have now rejected your God, who saves you out of all your disasters and calamities. And you have said, ‘No, appoint a king over us.’ So now present yourselves before the by your…
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