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Breaking Free from Sin
with John MacArthur from 'Grace to You'

How are you doing in your battle with sin? What about that sin you just can’t seem to be rid of? John MacArthur looks at the things you need to know . . . as you battle with your besetting sin.   (click here to read more)

One of Those Upper-Downer Days, Part 2
with Chuck Swindoll from 'Insight for Living'

“Upper” days lift our spirits and send them soaring. “Downer” days leave us sad and discouraged. On a few occasions, we get both extremes on the same day! We start the day elated, but as the day wears on, everything turns upside down. The events recorded in Genesis 18 represent…   (click here to read more)

Not One Dime to Jihadists
with Jay Sekulow from 'Jay Sekulow Live!'

Jay, Jordan and David discuss why the US should not fund the "moderate" rebels in Syria.   (click here to read more)

The Tower of Babel
with Ron Moore from 'The Journey'

There at the narrow border between obedience and disobedience stands the shaky attitude of pride.  And without careful support from God and His Word it can quickly topple into enemy territory.

Ron Moore is here to offer scriptural warnings about the things that cause your pride to lean…   (click here to read more)

Don’t Be Ashamed
with Dr. Michael Youssef from 'Leading The Way'

On the next Leading The Way, Dr. Michael Youssef opens to some powerful words from the Apostle Paul that’ll give you courage to never give up!     (click here to read more)

Today's Articles  from  StudyLight and LiveAsIf

The Sign of a Great Warrior
'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

My little children, I am writing you these things so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father--Jesus Christ the righteous One. He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not only for ours, but also for those of the whole world. This is how we are sure that we have come…(continue reading article)

Mercy and not Sacrifice (October 4, 2010)
'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

Mercy is at the heart of the Kingdom of God. Take away the mercy which God placed there and the Kingdom becomes no better than any other organization or cause. When mercy departs the Kingdom, so does grace, forgiveness and longsuffering. In short, the Kingdom of god apart from mercy cannot be the Kingdom of God simply because…(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
•  Killing A Prophet Of God Can Mean Facing The Living God - Word from Scotland
•  Captivate Them All - Find the Call

Additional Articles

•  Those Who Stumble - 'Christ in You...'
•  God's Inner Voice - Inspiration For You
•  Bible and Quote - September 1-5, 2014 - Bible verse and quote
•  "I AM" - God's Words For US
•  The Social Impact of Christianity - Point of Reference
•  Time to Knock One out of the Park - Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

Additional Articles

•  A Visit to the Hardware Store - 'Winging It
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 12:7 - The wicked are overthrown and are no more, But the house of the righteous will stand.
Words to Ponder
God's holiness is His total, unchanging, and dynamic personality out of which He expresses Himself consistently and zealously. - Peter Lewis (20th century)
Daily Dose
Daily Devotionals  for  September 16

Daily Light on the Daily Path
Morning / Evening Devotional — September 16

The Lord pondereth the hearts. The LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish. — The LORD will shew who are his, and who is holy. — Thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly. Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: and see if there be any wicked way in me,… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"
Reward Is Certain

"And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward."   Matthew 10:42 Well, I can do as much as that. I can do a kind act toward the LORD's servant. The LORD knows llove them all and would count it an honor to wash their feet.… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"
Morning and Evening for April 16

"The precious blood of Christ." - 1 Peter 1:19 Standing at the foot of the cross, we see hands, and feet, and side, all distilling crimson streams of precious blood. It is "precious" because of its redeeming and atoning efficacy. By it the sins of Christ's people are atoned for; they are redeemed from…… — (click here to read more)

Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"
The Divine Region Of Religion

The main idea in the region of religion is - Your eyes upon God, not on men. Do not have as your motive the desire to be known as a praying man. Get an inner chamber in which to pray where no one knows you are praying, shut the door and talk to God in secret. Have no other motive than to know your Father in heaven. It is…… — (click here to read more)

Voice of the Lord
Devotional for 'Elul 21'

Most people have a hard time believing in the wrath of God. We are more comfortable envisioning God as a benevolent grandfather-type who pats his erring children on the head, smiles beneficently and encourages us to run along and do better. When we have a low or diminished view of sin, we have a low or diminished view of God. One day when I was witnessing… — (click here to read more)

Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
First at Last

Three other times this year Phil Mickelson performed a magic act; he disappeared from contention in the major championships of the Professional Golfers Association. Three times he not only failed to win but was not even a factor. Three times he merely showed up without really showing up. The Masters, the U. S. Open and…… — (click here to read more)

'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes
A Threefold Cord

Some people are lonely because of the oppression of others; some because their own competitiveness separates them from friends. In today's passage, however, we come face to face with a man who was lonely because he had no family connections. How does he handle it? He throws himself into an endless round of activity…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen
Troublesome meddler

Troublesome meddler - This is the one Greek word, allotrioepiskopos. Here are two words in combination allotrios ("belonging to another, not your own") and episkopos ("overseer, superintendent and bishop"). The sense is being a boss of someone who does not report to you. In other words, not minding…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer
Morning / Evening Devotional — September 16

I said that the causes of religious confusion were four, and I named misunderstanding of the nature of truth as one of them. The others are lack of love, unbelief and nonobedience. "Wisdom is a loving spirit," says the Wisdom of Solomon. "He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way" (Psalms 25:9),… … — (click here to read more)

The Believer's Daily Remembrancer
"Even to hoar hairs will I carry you." Isaiah 46:4

"Even to hoar hairs will I carry you." Isaiah 46:4

WHAT a sweet portion is this for the aged disciples of the Lord Jesus: heart and flesh may fail them, but God will not forsake them. Having begun a good work in them, He will carry it on. His gifts and callings are without repentance. He will be as kind, as tender, and as gracious at…

… — (click here to read more)

Christian Headlines  from  The Christian Post

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams in 'Blurred Lines' Court Case

Robin Thicke admitted to being "high and drunk" for much of 2013, according to reports. The R&B singer told lawyers that he wasn't at all sober when he and Pharrell Williams first came up with "Blurred Lines" — the hit song landed Thicke in court with Marvin Gaye's estate, who claim that he ripped off Gaye's "Got to Give It Up."

Does the Bible Truly Forbid Alcohol?

The Bible forbids Christians to partake in a myriad of things, but is alcohol one of them? What does the Bible really say about the consumption of alcohol?

An Acoustic Hymn That Will Completely Cover You in Chills! These 3 Voices Together Sound Incredible! (VIDEO)

God has given these three a God given talent and they use it to the fullest!

Hillary Clinton Staffers Destroyed Benghazi Documents, State Dept. Official Claims

A former State Department official claims that he witnessed high-ranking officials in Sec. Hillary Clinton's staff scrubbing documents tied to the Sept. 11, 2012 deadly terrorist attacks at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi before giving them over to an accountability review board.

A Group of Tough Firefighters Rescue a Trapped Kitten Stuck in a Very Unusual Spot (VIDEO)

This group of firefighters from Sakhalin, Russia, did all that the could to help rescue this trapped kitten after getting stuck in a car's coil spring.

Doubt Cast on Success of Spain's New Anti-Abortion Law

Doubt has been cast on the success of a bill being debated in Spain that would increase restriction to abortion access in the European nation.

World Vision Leader to Churches: Fixing Poverty Isn't Simple, Stop Trying to Fix It With 8th Grade Youth Groups

WASHINGTON- While some claim that fighting poverty "isn't rocket science," it actually is complicated, and more like rocket science than many imagine, according to Richard Sterns, president of World Vision.

Christian Movie Producer Wishes Christian Films Got Dirty

Christian film producer Laura Waters Hinson has a problem with Christian films: they don't cover the really tough issues accurately.

Christian Rapper LeCrae on Why Lauryn Hill's Music Inspires Him

Rapper LeCrae Moore is taking the hip hop world by storm with the release of his 7th studio album "Anomaly", but stays grounded because of his spirituality and faith in God.

Iraq: The Closest Obama's Been to Being Right; Until Now

Obama has focused his considerable community organizing skills on domestic issues like wealth redistribution and fanning racial fires. With the one-sided way he handled the Ferguson, Missouri flare-up, he turned our Midwest into his own Middle East.

U2's Bono Wrote Poem for Billy Graham Based on Preacher's Life Journey

U2 rock band leader, Bono, once wrote a poem for Billy Graham after visiting the retired evangelist in his home in the mountains of western North Carolina.

This Little Boy's Dream is to Make Everyone Happy – Watch His Adorable Happy Dance! (VIDEO)

Zhang wants to dance because he believes it spreads happiness in the world.

Share Your Sins on a Virtual Goat; Jewish eScapegoat App Educates on Day of Atonement

A new app tailored for the Yom Kippur Jewish holiday uses the biblical story of the scapegoat found in Leviticus to teach about the Day of Atonement.

'Duck Dynasty' Star Sadie Robertson Quotes Bible Ahead of 'Dancing with the Stars' Debut (Video)

"Duck Dynasty" star Sadie Robertson made her first appearance as a competitor on "Dancing with the Stars" last night, but not before honoring God.

Poorer States Have Higher Pastor Salaries, Survey Finds

Megachurches in the South tend to pay their pastors higher salaries than any other region, a survey by the Leadership Network finds.

Meriam Ibrahim Says 'Faith Was the Only Weapon' She Had After Receiving Death Sentence for Christianity

After almost being martyred in Sudan for refusing to renounce her Christian faith a few months ago, global Christian icon Meriam Ibrahim, 27, is breathing easier now and smiling.

Actually, 'Obamacare' Really Does Cover Abortions, Gov't Report Finds

A report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office showed that the Affordable Care Act, also called "Obamacare," is providing coverage for abortions.

Break-up Rumors Hound Maria Sharapova and Grigor Dimitrov as They Unfollow Each Other on Twitter

There are rumors going around the world of tennis that say Maria Sharapova and Grigor Dimitrov have allegedly called it quits.

10 Warning Signs That a Relationship Could Become Abusive

When behavior shocks the world — whether a high-profile murder, domestic violence involving a sports star or even corporal punishment uncertainties surrounding a football player — there are always questions: "Where were the signs that this could happen?" "Why didn't we see this coming?"

Pastor Charles Jenkins Declares 'War' in New Gospel Song Months After Alleged Extortion Plot

Charles Jenkins, Chicago megachurch pastor and recording artist, tells the enemy off in a new Gospel track titled "War" released online Monday. Jenkins declares that the enemy cannot have his family or his increase in the aggressive worship song, released just months after an embarrassing nude photo emerged that was allegedly tied to an extortion plot.

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Lectionary Calendar
Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
the Week of Proper 19 / Ordinary 24
Today in Christian History
In Minneapolis, the 65th Triennial General Convention of the Episcopal Church officially approved ordination of women to the priesthood.
Daily Reading Plan
Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
2ch26; ps83; John 18:1-18:
Then all the people of Judah took Uzziah,who was sixteen years old, and made him king in place of his father Amaziah.He was the one who rebuilt Elath and restored it to Judah after Amaziah rested with his ancestors.Uzziah was sixteen years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem fifty-two years. His mother’s name was Jekoliah; she was from Jerusalem.He did what was right in the eyes of the , just as his father Amaziah had done.He…
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