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Is a "Changed Life" Really Possible?, Part 2
with Chip Ingram from 'Living on the Edge'

Will healthy living, getting in shape, eating better, or sleeping 8 hours a day bring about the life change that you’re looking for?  Chip explores where life change comes from and how to begin to experience it, starting today.     (click here to read more)

Friendship with Jesus
with Adrian Rogers from 'Love Worth Finding'

The best friend anyone ever had is the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus did notcome to call the righteous but sinners to repentance. He doesn’t love us because we’re good; Heloves us by His grace. He doesn’t make us good so He can love us; He loves us so He can make usgood.   (click here to read more)

The Romance of Redemption
with Dick Woodward from 'ICM's Mini Bible College'

The book of Ruth is a beautiful love story that mirrors salvation and our relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. Old and New Testament Scriptures tell us we are betrothed to Him as a bride to her bridegroom. In Ruth this relationship as a “Romance of Redemption” and the law of the “kinsman…   (click here to read more)

New Life Live: September 22, 2014
with Steve Arterburn from 'New Life Live!'

Caller Questions: My 15yo son smokes pot; how do I address it?  How do I trust my Heavenly Father when I never trusted my angry father?  I did not take care of my wife’s heart; how do I encourage her not to leave?  How can find a quality man…   (click here to read more)

Prayer is the Key
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)

Today's Articles  from  StudyLight and LiveAsIf

A Christ-Centered Marriage
'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

Brothers, I do not consider myself to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: forgetting what is behind and reaching forward to what is ahead, I pursue as my goal the prize promised by God's heavenly call in Christ Jesus. Therefore, all who are mature should think this way. And if you think differently about…(continue reading article)

Mercy and not Sacrifice (October 15, 2010)
'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

Since there is a connection between my actions and God's mercy extended toward me, does this mean that I deserve (earn) God's mercy? This question can be stated another way that more formally captures a point of theological difference; here is the other way this question can be posed: If my receipt of God's…(continue reading article)

Additional Articles

•  MENO* - 2014-04-20
•  Hâlakh - 2014-04-19
•  The Peshitta - 2014-04-18
•  Is Gad Jacob's son, a troop, fortune or a pagan deity? - 2007-03-08
•  How Would Men React And Respond To John’s Preaching Today? - Word from Scotland
•  Joy Of Life - 'Christ in You...'

Additional Articles

•  The Importance of DIfficulty - Find the Call
•  Why do we doubt? - Refreshment in Refuge
•  The Uprising Against the Rich - Inspiration For You
•  Bible and Quote - September 8-12, 2014 - Bible verse and quote
•  Table Fellowship - Point of Reference
•  Weakness - God's Words For US

Additional Articles

•  Don't Let Satan Strike You Out - Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
•  But I Thought ... - 'Winging It
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 18:16 - A man's gift makes room for him And brings him before great men.
Words to Ponder
Obedience will yield for us a great peace. - Hank Houghton
Daily Dose
Daily Devotionals  for  September 23

Daily Light on the Daily Path
Morning / Evening Devotional — September 23

Our God hath not forsaken us. Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you. — If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards,… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"
Deliverance from Dust and Chaff

"For, lo, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all sections, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth."   Amos 9:9 The sifting process is going on still. Wherever we go, we are still being winnowed and sifted. In all countries God's people are being tried "like as corn is sifted in a… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"
Morning and Evening for April 9

"And there followed him a great company of people, and of women, which also bewailed and lamented him." - Luke 23:27 Amid the rabble rout which hounded the Redeemer to his doom, there were some gracious souls whose bitter anguish sought vent in wailing and lamentations-fit music to accompany that march of…… — (click here to read more)

Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"
The Missionary'S Goal

In the natural life our ambitions alter as we develop; in the Christian life the goal is given at the beginning, the beginning and the end are the same, viz., Our Lord Himself. We start with Christ and we end with Him - "until we all attain to the stature of the manhood of Christ Jesus," not to our idea of what…… — (click here to read more)

Voice of the Lord
Devotional for 'Elul 28'

When God created "lights in the dome of the sky to divide the day from the night," he said, "Let them be for signs, seasons [mo'adim], days and years" (Genesis 1:14). Later, these mo'adim became known as mo'adey Adonai (the appointed times of the Lord)— the yearly cycle of festivals ordained for Israel (Leviticus 23:1-2,44). Before Israel or even… — (click here to read more)

Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
Will Makes the Difference

Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player have long been linked as two of the "Big Four" of the older set in golf. Between them they have almost thirty major championships. Both of them have had countrymen whose swings were buttery smooth and nearly picture perfect. And both of them have wondered what they could have done with the…… — (click here to read more)

'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes
All Things Beautiful

Wouldn't it be wonderful if we knew how to react properly to all of life's events? To do the right thing at the wrong time is almost as bad as not doing right. "What time is it?" we often ask. In regard to life's events, how often we wish we knew! Solomon follows up his poetic appraisal of time with a question:…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen
Shepherd

Shepherd - Here is a thought that is directly related to Jesus' command to Peter. When Peter uses this word in his letter, he must have had a chilling memory of Jesus' conversation on the seashore about being a shepherd (see John 21). Both Jesus and Peter make word plays with this Greek word since the same root word…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer
Morning / Evening Devotional — September 23

There is an art of forgetting, and every Christian should become skilled in it. Forgetting the things which are behind is a positive necessity if we are to become more than mere babes in Christ. If we cannot trust God to have dealt effectually with our past we may as well throw in the sponge now and have it over with. Fifty years of grieving over… … — (click here to read more)

The Believer's Daily Remembrancer
"Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee." Psalms 55:22

"Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee." Psalms 55:22

THE Lord's people are often heavy laden, their burdens are heavy and their grief great; but the Lord kindly directs them to cast every burden upon Him, and promises to sustain them. Guilt in the conscience and a sense of sin in the soul, often prove an intolerable…

… — (click here to read more)

Christian Headlines  from  The Christian Post

A Post-Game Interview With a Young Football Player That is So Inspirational, You Will Start Cheering Him On!

Get ready for this pep talk because it is guaranteed to turn your whole day around.

Increasing Number of Americans Want Religion in Politics, Pew Poll Finds

An increasing number of Americans would like to see more religion in their politics, according to the Pew Research Center.

Argentinian Artists Give Barbie, Ken Doll Makeovers to Resemble Virgin Mary, Jesus Crucified

Two Argentine artists have given the famous Barbie and Ken Doll toy figures a controversial makeover resembling the Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ crucified on the cross.

'Law & Order: SVU' Season 16 News: Mariska Hargitay Talks About Christopher Meloni and Baby Benson

Actress Mariska Hargitay has played the role of Olivia Benson on "Law & Order: SVU" for 16 years, and to mark the start of a new season, the actress sat down for an interview with James Lipton for "Inside the Actors Studio."

'Modern Family' Season 6 News: Details on Halloween Episode Revealed, Kristen Johnston to Guest Star in Upcoming Season

More spoilers are out for the upcoming season of "Modern Family" and it looks like the Dunphys and the Pritchetts are up to their usual shenanigans for season 6.

New '.Church' Domain Names Get Off To a Good Start, Growing in Popularity

Congregations across the United States are adopting new domain names using '.church' made available last week for Internet addresses and early indicators show that they are increasing in popularity, according to experts.

Two Things That Should Happen to the NFL

The NFL and its contrite Commissioner, Roger Goodell, are in full damage control mode for the way they handled the Ray Rice domestic abuse case.

7 Commandments Jesus Gave Us From The Gospels To Follow

Our love for Him is reflected in our obedience to Him.

'Bones' Season 10 News: Booth to Experience Trauma Post Jail Time

"Bones" executive producer Stephen Nathan, along with David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel, were at Comic-Con San Diego to share some choice spoilers about the show's upcoming season.

'Scandal' Season 4 News: Episode 2 Plot Revealed, Show to Feature New Guest Stars

ABC has released the synopsis for the second episode of "Scandal" season 4. The episode, titled "The State of the Nation" features a drama-filled premise.

Shirt Reads 'It's Not Rape, It's a Snuggle With a Struggle;' Pulled From Malls After Public Outrage

A T-shirt in the SM Supermall in the Philippines has been pulled by the mall's operators after causing an outrage with its slogan: "It's Not Rape, It's a Snuggle With a Struggle."

Ayn Rand and the Mind of An Impressionable Twenty-Something

I went to see Atlas Shrugged Part III the night it opened. The evening led me to reflect on what had attracted me to Ayn Rand as a twenty-something graduate student in economics.

Ben Carson Says 'Likelihood Is Strong' That He Will Run for President in 2016

Celebrated neurosurgeon and conservative darling Ben Carson declared Monday that the "likelihood is strong" that he will make a presidential run in 2016.

Judge Rules in Favor of Oklahoma Ten Commandments Display

A judge in Oklahoma has ruled that a Ten Commandments display erected on the grounds of the state's capitol building is constitutional and may remain at the public location.

'Grey's Anatomy' Season 11 Spoilers: Meredith's Family Issues, Callie and Arizona to Break Up?

Show creator Shonda Rhimes declared that Season 11 of "Grey's Anatomy" will be "all about Meredith". It seems like the doctor will have a lot of things to deal with, including an inevitable confrontation with her newly discovered half-sister.

'Nashville' Season 3 News: Connie Britton Talks About Show, Season Premiere to Feature Live Performances

"Nashville" is set to debut its third season this week, and fans can't wait to see what's in store for country queen Rayna Jaymes (Connie Britton), Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panetierre), and the rest of the cast of the hit musical drama series.

Pumped Up Texas Teenage Football Player Takes Postgame Interview to Church

Teenage football standout Apollos Hester shocked the public when he turned a postgame interview about his team's 42-41 win into a praise session.

'Forever' Premieres on ABC, New Series Promises Unique Take on Immortality

What if you could live forever? This is the premise of ABC's new show, "Forever," starring Ioan Gruffudd.

Man Battling Cancer Finds a Miracle in an Abandon Church (VIDEO)

Greg was once told he had a very short time to live, but he didn't let anything stop him.

'Dancing With the Stars' Season 19 Week 2 Recap: Pairs Perform 'My Jam Monday'

"Dancing With The Stars" put it's contestants in their comfort zones as they take control of their dance music for this week. On Monday Sept. 22, the celebrities got to choose a song to dance to for "My Jam Monday." Here's a recap of the performances and scores from the remaining contestants.

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Lectionary Calendar
Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
the Week of Proper 20 / Ordinary 25
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Today in Christian History
1960
While mourning the recent death of his wife Joy Davidman, English apologist C.S. Lewis wrote in a letter: 'My great recent discovery is that when I mourn Joy least I feel nearest to her. Passionate sorrow cuts us off from the dead.'
Daily Reading Plan
Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
2ch34; Psalm 89:19-37; 1jo1:
Josiah was eight years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem thirty-one years.He did what was right in the eyes of the and followed the ways of his father David, not turning aside to the right or to the left.In the eighth year of his reign, while he was still young, he began to seek the God of his father David. In his twelfth year he began to purge Judah and Jerusalem of high places, Asherah poles…
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