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Chip Ingram

The Peace and Power of a Prioritized Life, Part 1
with Chip Ingram from 'Living on the Edge'

Would you like to make this the best year of your life - no matter what happens with the economy, on your job, or even your health?  It is possible! Chip explores how to balance the demands of life and prioritize the activities and relationships that matter most to you.   (click here to read more)

Adrian Rogers

Why I Believe in Jesus
with Adrian Rogers from 'Love Worth Finding'

People put their faith in all kinds of things. Where is yours? Adrian Rogers explains how without Christ your heart and your life will still be empty.   (click here to read more)

Dick Woodward

Spiritual Values
with Dick Woodward from 'ICM's Mini Bible College'

One of the reasons people have so many problems is that they do not have the right values. Disciples who have the right attitudes within them are living with the right values. That is why they can have a salt and light influence in the world; their priorities are based on eternity and not on earthly…   (click here to read more)

Steve Arterburn

New Life Live: June 10, 2016
with Steve Arterburn from 'New Life Live!'

Caller Questions: I am 23yo engaged to an older man with 15yo kids; how do I convince my family I know what I am doing?  How do I forgive my husband for having an affair with my coworker and leaving me with the bills? Why does your Lose It for Life workshop work for…   (click here to read more)

Dr. Robert Jeffress

Granting the Gift of Forgiveness, Part 1
with Dr. Robert Jeffress from 'Pathway to Victory'

When Joseph was seventeen years old, his brothers sold him into slavery in Egypt. But twenty years later, after working as a servant in an Egyptian household and serving time in prison for a crime he never committed, he still chose to forgive. Today on Pathway to Victory, Dr. Robert Jeffress draws practical…   (click here to read more)

Today's Articles  from  StudyLight and LiveAsIf

Opening Night
'Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley

Opening night.  The glitter of the marquee.  It could be a show on Broadway, a picture at the Cineplex, or a local restaurant just down the street from you.  Opening nights are a big deal for a lot people.  They just simply have to be there and be able to say that they were there.  Opening…(continue reading article)

The Massacre of the Innocents
'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

  Then Herod, when he saw that he had been outwitted by the wise men, flew into a rage. He gave orders to massacre all the male children in and around Bethlehem who were two years old and under, in keeping with the time he had learned from the wise men. Then what was spoken through Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled:…(continue reading article)

The Love of the Truth (71 of TBD)
'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

Quoting from our previous message, “Those who claim to speak for God apart from that which is written [the Bible] are purveyors of error and seek to delude others with their lying signs and wonders. There are few exceptions to this rule!” God has spoken through His written word and He still speaks in this manner.…(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
•  Out on a Limb with Saw in Hand - 'Winging It
•  Religious Familiarity Is So Dangerous - Word from Scotland

Additional Articles

•  Competent Thinking - Find the Call
•  Rest - 'Christ in You...'
•  Learning From Our Past - Inspiration For You
•  Bible and Quote - March 28 - April 1, 2011 - Bible verse and quote
•  Our Worthiness - God's Words For US
•   REPENT! - Point of Reference
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 19:27 - Cease listening, my son, to discipline, And you will stray from the words of knowledge.
Words to Ponder
The greatest temptation most of us face is to believe that very little has happened to us through grace. - Sinclair Ferguson (20th century)
Daily Dose
Daily Toon
Daily Devotionals  for  October 27

Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"
The Method Of Missions

Jesus Christ did not say - Go and save souls (the salvation of souls is the supernatural work of God), but - "Go and teach," i.e., disciple, "all nations," and you cannot make disciples unless you are a disciple yourself. When the disciples came back from their first mission they were filled with joy…… — (click here to read more)

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

"Ye must be born again." - John 3:7 Regeneration is a subject which lies at the very basis of salvation, and we should be very diligent to take heed that we really are "born again," for there are many who fancy they are, who are not. Be assured that the name of a Christian is not the nature of a Christian;…… — (click here to read more)

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

Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses. Then shall the priest command to take for him that is to be cleansed two birds alive and clean, and cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop: and the priest shall command that one of the birds be killed in an earthen vessel over running water: as for the living bird, he shall take it, and the cedar wood,… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"
His Service, Face, Name

"His servants shall serve Him: and they shall see His face; and His name shall be in their forehead."   Revelation 22:3-4 Three choice blessings will be ours in the gloryland. "His servants shall serve him." No other lords shall oppress us, no other service shall distress us. We shall serve Jesus always, perfectly, without weariness, and without… — (click here to read more)

Voice of the Lord
Devotional for 'Tishrei 25'

There are many parallels between the lives of Yosef (Joseph) and Yeshua. However, there is one area that many tend to overlook. It is the story of Yosef's relationship with his brothers, who symbolize the Jewish people. In the above passage, Yosef becomes emotionally moved when his brothers—those who despised him and sold him into slavery—are… — (click here to read more)

Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
The Time is Now

I bought a watch the other day. Found one on sale at a local jewelry store. My old one had gotten to the place where having it on my wrist was an aggravation. The band had become so loose and stretched that it no longer stayed in place. It wobbled around on my wrist and drove me batty. The new one fits very well. …… — (click here to read more)

'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes
"The Key to Life"

Whenever I hear a person saying that all religions are the same, my mind runs immediately to the cross. If what is found here is true (and I believe it is), and represents the meaning of life, then clearly all religions are not the same. No authentic note of divine self-sacrifice comes from other faiths. The cross stands…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

In - I have often remarked that a great deal of theology is included in the prepositions. This small Greek word (en) is a powerful example. How many times have we read this phrase in the opening of John's Gospel and never really considered its depth? Let me draw attention to just a few of the implications. John…… — (click here to read more)

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

The question of numbers and their relation to success or failure in the work of the Lord is one that disturbs most Christians more than a little. . . . There are Christians, for instance, who dismiss the whole matter as being beneath them. . . .They prefer to sit around the Lord's Table in a select and tight little circle, admiring the… … — (click here to read more)

The Believer's Daily Remembrancer
Son, go work today in my vineyard.- Matthew 21:28

Son, go work today in my vineyard.- Matthew 21:28

Some are God's sons only by creation; the Jews were so by national adoption; believers are so by regeneration. They are born of God, and adopted by God.

Our God never intended that His children should be idle; He says to every child, "Son, go work." This is the command of a Father;…

… — (click here to read more)

Christian Headlines  from  The Christian Post

Gay Journalist Defends Christian Bakers Sued for Not Baking Pro-Gay Marriage Cake

A gay journalist in the U.K. is speaking out against an appeals court in Ireland that ruled Christian bakers must compromise their religious convictions on marriage and make cakes that display pro-gay marriage messages.

Kirk Cameron Says 'Heaven Is Moving' as Christians Seek Spiritual Revival to Change the Culture (Watch)

Kirk Cameron's film "Revive Us" will have an encore screening in select theaters nationwide on Nov. 1, one week before the presidential election, and urges more Americans to see the film and seek revival.

John Piper Answers: Is It a Sin to Watch Porn With My Spouse?

Is porn off limits in the marital bed of a Christian husband and wife or is it OK to watch it together? Pastor John Piper answers this often asked question that he says usually comes from perplexed wives.

The White Church Is 'Late' to the Racial Reconciliation Conversation, Christian Rapper Propaganda Says (Interview)

As racial tensions continue to be a major problem in communities throughout America, 37-year-old Christian rapper Propaganda sat down with The Christian Post to discuss what it is that churches need to do to lead the nation's racial reconciliation discussion and increase racial diversity in their own pews.

3 More Things to Look for on Election Day Ballot: Casinos, Sex, Death Penalty (Part 2)

Choosing the future president of the United States of America is not the only decision voters across the nation will find themselves voting on come November 8.

9-Y-O Christian Boy Accused of Burning Quran, Tortured 4 Days by Police Finally Released From Jail

Human rights activists and politicians in Pakistan have banded together to successfully secure the release of a 9-year-old Christian boy and his mother who were jailed last week and could have faced the death penalty after they were accused of burning a copy of the Quran.

Christians Must Confront Culture With a 'Hard Head, Soft Heart,' Benham Brothers Say

For Christians to transform the culture, they must have "hard heads" and "soft hearts," according to twin brothers David and Jason Benham.

Wheaton College Trustees Admit Suspending 'Same-God' Prof. Larycia Hawkins Was 'Error in Judgment'

Wheaton College's board of trustees have admitted that the evangelical school erred in judgment when it placed political science professor Larycia Hawkins on administrative leave last winter after she posted on Facebook that Christians and Muslims worship the same God.

Scholars Translate Richard Hooker's 'Laws' Modern English to Equip Protestants Ignorant of Church History

A team of scholars is translating the work of a 16th century British theologian from old English into modern vernacular to spearhead an intellectual renewal in the contemporary reformed and evangelical Protestant Church.

Christian Leaders: Don't Tiptoe Through the Culture Wars; Be Courageous, Unashamed

In the year 123 A.D., the Roman government launched a severe crackdown against the Jews, culminating in 134 A.D., when all Jewish practices were forbidden, including circumcision, Torah study, and Sabbath observance.

Hillary Clinton's 4 Lies About Abortion and Planned Parenthood

During the third presidential debate between political rivals Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump last Wednesday, the former secretary of state failed the women she purports to represent by perpetuating several myths about abortion and Planned Parenthood that have been proven untrue.

Microsoft Surface Studio Review: Design and Features, Surface Dial, Paint 3D, Specs, Price

Microsoft just recently announced the Surface Studio; a 28-inch, very thin, desktop PC that can be preordered today. The Microsoft Surface Studio will also be available during the holidays.

Tom Cruise Talks About Scientology in Rare Public Statement

Top Hollywood actor Tom Cruise has made a rare public statement on his religious beliefs, noting that he is very proud to have been a Scientologist for over three decades now.

New York Mayor Declares Oct. 27 'Movement Day' in Honor of Global Christian Gathering

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio acknowledged the positive impact of the Movement Day Global Cities Christian initiative on the city and the world Thursday when he issued a proclamation officially declaring Oct. 27, 2016 "Movement Day."

Jesus' Burial Chamber Uncovered for First Time in Nearly 500 Years

Scientists have reportedly uncovered for the first time since 1555 an ancient slab inside a chamber in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, which is believed to have once held Jesus' body.

Sarah Palin Calls on Americans to Pray for Secret Service Agent Battling Cancer

Former governor of Alaska and Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin is asking Americans to pray for a U.S. Secret Service agent who's battling cancer, which Palin called an "unfair, evil disease."

Russell Wilson, Ciara Showcase 5 Tips for Dating 'Jesus' Way'

Before marrying last July and announcing their pregnancy on Tuesday, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his singer wife, Ciara, let the world know they planned to build a relationship "Jesus' way."

NBA Trade Rumors for 2016-17 NBA Season: Shumpert to Timberwolves, Dragic to Kings, Wall to Celtics

The NBA 2016-17 Regular Season has started and we have seen a minute glimpse on what teams are capable of doing. We've witnessed the San Antonio Spurs beat the Golden State Warriors in both team's season opener; a surprising result to many fans who think the Warriors are unbeatable with the addition of Kevin Durant.

Pushing Faith Out of the Public Square Now 'Normal,' 'Accepted,' Robert P. George Warns

The belief that religion should be excluded from any role in the public square has become the "normal" and "accepted" view in today's society, Princeton law professor Robert George warned Wednesday night at an awards dinner honoring the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

Ken Ham Celebrates 400K Visitors to Ark Encounter, on Mission With Ray Comfort to Reach Unbelievers

Ark Encounter President Ken Ham has revealed that the life-sized Noah's Ark is on track to reach 1.4 million visitors, and said that the theme park and evangelist Ray Comfort's recently premiered "The Atheist Delusion" film share a common mission.

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Lectionary Calendar
Thursday, October 27th, 2016
the Week of Proper 25 / Ordinary 30
Today in Christian History
In Switzerland, Spanish physician Michael Servetus, 42, convicted for promulgating anti-Trinitarianism, was condemned for heresy and blasphemy, and burned at the stake in Geneva.
Daily Reading Plan
Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
Isaiah 25-26; Psalm 117; 2 Thessalonians 1:
, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things, things planned long ago.You have made the city a heap of rubble, the fortified town a ruin, the foreigners’ stronghold a city no more; it will never be rebuilt.Therefore strong peoples will honor you; cities of ruthless nations will revere you.You have been a refuge for the poor, a refuge for the needy in their distress, a shelter…
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