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The Prince Of Darkness, Part 2
with Jeff Johnson from 'Sound Doctrine'

As we continue our study called "The Prince Of Darkness," Pastor Jeff warns us not to take evil lightly.  Satan tries to sneak his way in by pretending to be innocent, but we must be vigilant against evil.  Satan seeks to put us in bondage, but God's Word is our surest defense!   (click here to read more)

Leadership Authority For God's Family
with Gil Rugh from 'Sound Words'

Authority for leading God's family comes from the authority of God's Word. God has clearly spoken regarding His intention for the organization and leadership for His church. Elders plural and church singular is the pattern established by God. Men have the responsibility to provide the overall leadership…   (click here to read more)

The Great War
with Stuart, Jill & Pete Briscoe from 'Telling the Truth'

Daniel's final visionary experience revealed to him something of the intensity of the spiritual conflict behind world events. But it also reminded him of the awesome power of the heavenly forces and the certainty of God's ultimate triumph. He wins "the great war." Based on Daniel 10 & 11, this is…   (click here to read more)

Daniel 6:1-23
with Dr. J. Vernon McGee from 'Thru the Bible'

Thru the Bible takes listeners through the entire Bible in just five years, threading back and forth between the Old and New Testaments. You can begin the study at any time. When we've concluded Revelation, we'll start over again in Genesis, so if you're with us for five years you won't miss any part…   (click here to read more)

Today's Articles  from  StudyLight and LiveAsIf

"Do Not" Means "Do Not"
'Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley

Currently on TV there is a commercial playing that has the cutest kids in it talking about being sick. One little boy holds up a dirt covered earthworm and says, "I think salmonella is a kind of dinosaur." That sounds like a kid. They hear a word which has no meaning whatsoever to them and they place it in a connotation…(continue reading article)

Where Do You Go?
'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

  When someone flees to one of these cities, stands at the entrance of the city gate, and states his case before the elders of that city, they are to bring him into the city and give him a place to live among them. - Joshua 20:3-4 HCSB   In their capacity as shepherds, leaders and general establishers…(continue reading article)

Ashes Like Bread (2-15-11)
'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

“My enemies reproach me all day long, Those who deride me swear an oath against me. For I have eaten ashes like bread, And mingled my drink with weeping, Because of Your indignation and Your wrath; For You have lifted me up and cast me away. My days are like a shadow that lengthens, And I wither away like grass.”…(continue reading article)

Additional Articles

•  MENO* - 2014-04-20
•  ’âzan - 2014-12-13
•  The Peshitta - 2014-04-18
•  Is Gad Jacob's son, a troop, fortune or a pagan deity? - 2007-03-08
•  Imitable - 'Winging It
•  Is This Not An Astonishing Beginning To The Solution Of A Massive Problem? - Word from Scotland

Additional Articles

•  The Final Solution - 'Christ in You...'
•  Twas Anything but Silent - Find the Call
•  When You Are Blindsided - Refreshment in Refuge
•  Looking Beyond the Surface - Inspiration For You
•  Bible and Quote March 8-12, 2010 - Bible verse and quote
•  His Glory Revealed - God's Words For US

Additional Articles

•   What’s In A Name? - Point of Reference
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 21:19 - It is better to live in a desert land Than with a contentious and vexing woman.
Words to Ponder
Steadfast continuance in prayer must never be hindered by the want of sensible enjoyment; in fact, it is a safe maxim that the less joy, the more need. - A.T. Pierson (1837-1911)
Daily Dose
Daily Devotionals  for  December 18

Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"
The Test Of Loyalty

It is only the loyal soul who believes that God engineers circumstances. We take such liberty with our circumstances, we do not believe God engineers them, although we say we do; we treat the things that happen as if they were engineered by men. To be faithful in every circumstance means that we have only one loyalty, and…… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"
Morning and Evening for January 14

"Mighty to save." - Isaiah 63:1 By the words "to save" we understand the whole of the great work of salvation, from the first holy desire onward to complete sanctification. The words are multum in parro: indeed, here is all mercy in one word. Christ is not only "mighty to save" those who repent, but he is…… — (click here to read more)

Daily Light on the Daily Path
Morning / Evening Devotional — December 18

Let us come boldly unto the throne of grace that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. —… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"
Defended and Covered

"As birds flying, so will the LORD of hosts defend Jerusalem."   Isaiah 31:5 With hurrying wing the mother bird hastens up to the protection of her young. She wastes no time upon the road when coming to supply them with food or guard them from danger. Thus as on eagle's wings will the LORD come for the defense of His chosen; yea, He will ride upon the… — (click here to read more)

Voice of the Lord
Devotional for 'Kislev 26'

There are two individuals in the Scriptures named Enoch. The first was the son of Cain. Cain had murdered his brother and was condemned to be a vagrant and a wanderer on the earth, away from the presence of the Lord. Cain fathered a son and built a city, calling them both Enoch. In order to find the peace for which he so fruitlessly yearned, Cain invested… — (click here to read more)

'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes
"I'm afraid of the dark"

We continue thinking about the fact that as soon as the psalmist considered the end of the ungodly, everything dropped into focus. Their true position became so clear to him that his language in the rest of the psalm indicates that he not only ceased to be envious of the ungodly but began to be sorry for them. Indeed, the…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen
Intercedes

Intercedes - A "one of a kind" word. Paul's word for intercedes is found only in this one verse. It is a very special word that he made up just to paint a very special picture. The word is huperentugchano, another tongue twister. Once again we will see the meaning as we break the word into its parts.…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer
Morning / Evening Devotional — December 18

The doctrine of the divine indwelling is one of the most important in the New Testament, and its meaning for the individual Christian is precious beyond all description. To neglect it is to suffer serious loss. The apostle Paul prayed for the Ephesian Christians that Christ might dwell in their hearts by faith. Surely it takes faith of a more than… … — (click here to read more)

The Believer's Daily Remembrancer
If ye love Me, keep My commandments. - John 14:15

If ye love Me, keep My commandments. - John 14:15

Here is the Christian's grand RULE of action, the commandments of his dear Saviour. Jesus commands us because He loves us; because He desires our present welfare; because He will prove the sincerity of our profession; and because He approves of the obedience of faith.

He commands us to imitate…

… — (click here to read more)

Christian Headlines  from  The Christian Post

Dog Escapes Sinking Boat, Then Swims 1.5 Miles to Shore During Storm; Finds Owner Through Church Where It Sought Refuge

In an almost miraculous tale of survival, a dog that got caught 1.5 miles offshore on a sinking boat during a storm in California saved itself by swimming all the way back to land, then sought safety at a church only to be reunited with its owner who feared she had drowned.

Pastor Says God Told Him He Had Deadly Cancer, Helped Him Beat It With Prayer and Skillful Doctors

Perhaps if pastor Julius R. Malone of the New Testament Church of Milwaukee wasn't a praying man he would be dead today.

CEO of Invisible Children, the Group Behind 'Kony 2012' Documentary, Announces Organization Will Close Next Year

The controversial nonprofit group Invisible Children, which produced two influential documentaries that helped heighten awareness of the abduction and use of children as soldiers by the Lord's Resistance Army in the Ugandan civil conflict, has announced that it will officially close down by the end of 2015.

A Loving Mother Does Something Hilarious on Live TV to Stop Her Boys From Fighting

These two brothers, Dallas and Brad Woodhouse, are opposing politicians. On this day, they were having a live debate on national television before something hilarious happened.

'Heaven Is for Real' Has Opened Doors for Other Uplifting Content in Hollywood, Says DeVon Franklin

Hollywood producer DeVon Franklin who worked on the hit 2014 film "Heaven Is for Real" recently talked with The Christian Post about the film's impact on both Hollywood and the lives of people who watched the movie.

Utica Fire Chief Refuses to Take Down 'Happy Birthday Jesus' Christmas Sign Despite Complaints From Atheists

A Utica, N.Y. Fire Chief is refusing to take down a Christmas-themed sign displayed outside of a firehouse, despite growing complaints from atheists.

Transgender Ordinance Opposed by Michelle Duggar of '19 Kids and Counting' Is Repealed by Voters

An Arkansas town's controversial transgender ordinance that Michelle Duggar of "19 Kids and Counting" had campaigned against has been repealed.

Hundreds Gather in Washington to Honor Victims Killed in Taliban Terrorist Attack at Pakistan School

A vigil was held in the nation's capital in remembrance of those killed by a Taliban terrorist attack at a military-run Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan, Tuesday that killed 132 children and nine staff members.

Android 5.0 Lollipop Update to Roll Out to all LG G3 Handsets in the UK This Week

Good news to all LG G3 users in the UK: the Android 5.0 Lollipop update is about to be rolled out to G3 device users over the weekend.

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet Ultra: Rumored Specs Revealed

Less than 24 hours after rumored specs for Sony's Xperia Z4 were leaked, it appears as though the company is about to enter the big screen tablet arena as new information about Sony's new tablet was revealed by reports.

Jackie Evancho and Peter Hollens Sing a Breathtaking A Cappella Duet of 'Hallelujah' - MUST-SEE!

These two angelic voices sing a breathtaking version of the song 'Hallelujah' that will blow you away.

Selena Gomez Complains About Justin Bieber at Taylor Swift's Birthday Party

Taylor Swift's birthday party was the place to be on Dec. 12 as stars such as Kelly Osbourne, Nick Jonas, Olivia Culpo, HAIM, Karlie Kloss, Selena Gomez, Sam Smith, Justin Timberlake, Jay Z and Beyonce gathered at the "Blank Space" singer's New York pad to celebrate.

Kate Middleton Spends the Evening With Local Scouts in East London

A few days after Prince William and Kate Middleton attended several engagements in New York City, the royal couple is back in the U.K. and went on separate visits to the organizations that they are supporting.

US Yazidi Returning to Iraq Amid ISIS Persecution Calls for People of All Faiths to Act, Shares Heartbreaking Stories of Atrocities Back Home

Murad Ismael's words came in a constant stream, with only the occasional stammer as he grasped for the right English words slowing them down. When he did pause, his absence of words were replaced by a sigh. He sounded weary. Thousands of Yazidis, his Yazidis -- those related to him by blood and those who are not -- have been killed, tens of thousands of them displaced, and more women and young girls than he would care to count abducted and sold, and being used as sex slaves by the Islamic State.

'Duck Dynasty' Star Willie Robertson on Homosexuality: 'God's Going to Be the Judge'

"Duck Dynasty" star Willie Robertson told Larry King that he is "not the judge" when it comes to how people live their lives in a Dec. 15 interview.

Billy Graham's Focus on the Gospel Remains Strong at 96, Says Daughter

Billy Graham is still focused on spreading the good news found in the Bible, says his daughter Anne Graham Lotz. "He is 96, he has not yet lost his focus on the gospel, reaching people for Christ," she described.

Nicki Minaj Thanks Jesus for Painful Split in Tearful Interview; Talks Perils of Fame

Nicki Minaj broke down during a recent interview while discussing her breakup from her partner of 15 years and despite her heartbreak, the rapper thanked God for the split.

US Official Says North Korea Behind Sony Attack; Mitt Romney Tells Company 'Don't Cave' to Hackers, Release 'The Interview'

Despite pleas from former GOP 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney and many other high profile personalities to embattled Sony Pictures to release its controversial movie "The Interview" in the face of threats from hackers Wednesday, the company caved anyway hours after U.S. investigators determined that North Korea was behind their recent cyber attack.

A Godly Testimony

Christians have adopted a narrow definition of the word testimony. But sharing Jesus is much more than telling our conversion story or talking about God's work in our life, although these things are important. We need to be prepared to meet unbelievers at the point of their spiritual need, even if our own story is very different.

'Ghostbusters 3' News: Director Peter Feig's Proposed Plot Leaked, Peter Dinklage to Play Villain?

More information about the upcoming "Ghostbusters 3" continues to pour in as a result of the cyber-attacks that hackers launched at Sony Pictures. During the past few days, leaked emails between Sony executives revealed the names of the actresses who were interested to be in the film, and now, Vulture reports that in another leaked email to Sony chief Amy Pascal, director Peter Feig has proposed a bunch of ideas for the film and named a "Game of Thrones" actor as his choice for the villain.

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1892
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Daily Reading Plan
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The word of the came to me:“Son of man, set your face against the Ammonites and prophesy against them.Say to them, ‘Hear the word of the Sovereign . This is what the Sovereign says: Because you said “Aha!” over my sanctuary when it was desecrated and over the land of Israel when it was laid waste and over the people of Judah when they went into exile,therefore I am going to give you to the people of the East as…
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