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The Barber Who Wanted to Pray
with Dr. R.C. Sproul from 'Renewing Your Mind'

This imaginative tale from R.C. Sproul, based on a true story, begins one evening with Mr. McFarland leading family devotions. When his daughter asks him how she should pray, Mr. McFarland shares a 500-year-old story about a barber and his famous customer. Master Peter is a barber well-known to all…   (click here to read more)

Rags To Riches
with Richard Ellis from 'Richard Ellis Talks'

No matter how good we act, our goodness will still be seen as filthy rags to God because we are poisoned by sin from the start. When we trade in our filthiness to accept the forgiveness and grace offered to us because of Christ’s death, we become God’s children and inherit His riches.   (click here to read more)

The Cross:Our Challenge Before a Watching World, Part 2 of 4 (Why the Cross Can Do What Politics Can't)
with Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer from 'Running To Win'

While on earth, Jesus chose to contain His glory and limit His options. And that is the key to how we can bring His message to lost mankind. As we learn why the cross can do what politics cannot, today we will find out how to effectively take the cross into the world.   (click here to read more)

The Six Days of Creation, Part 1
with Dr. Ron Jones from 'Something Good Radio'

Which provides the best and most truthful understanding of our origins: Darwinian evolution or the creation story found in the Bible? Today, Ron continues his powerful series Imago Dei: The Image of God in the Creation Story, based on the early chapters of Genesis.   (click here to read more)

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)

Today's Articles  from  StudyLight and LiveAsIf

'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

"There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise." (Galatians 3.26-27). Three specific things are identified as being irrelevant to one's…(continue reading article)

Products of Forced Labor
'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

  Isn't the fast I choose: To break the chains of wickedness, to untie the ropes of the yoke, to set the oppressed free, and to tear off every yoke? - Isaiah 58:6 HCSB The International Labor Office (ILO) estimates that there are over 12 million people trapped in forced labor around the world, generating…(continue reading article)

What Really Matters Is the Content Rather Than the Presentation
'Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw

John comes preaching from Isaiah.   We are in Luke Chapter 3.   This servant of GOD comes preaching The Word of GOD.   This can be so very easily overlooked and neglected and ignored in the church.      There is an enemy of God who does not want us to preach and teach and share the Word…(continue reading article)

Additional Articles

•  MENO* - 2014-04-20
•  ba‘al - 2015-02-28
•  The Peshitta - 2014-04-18
•  Is Gad Jacob's son, a troop, fortune or a pagan deity? - 2007-03-08
•  Rugged Beauty - Find the Call
•  Change - 'Christ in You...'

Additional Articles

•  Leaving Your Footprint Forever - Inspiration For You
•  Bible and Quote - February 16-20 - Bible verse and quote
•  Christ in You - God's Words For US
•  The Problem with Gossip - Point of Reference
•  The Best Ace - Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
•  Liar Liar - 'Winging It
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 25:3 - As the heavens for height and the earth for depth, So the heart of kings is unsearchable.
Words to Ponder
We must learn to be alone with Christ, to find our sufficiency in him, before we can become a constructive and contributing member of the fellowship. - Mark Shaw (20th century)
Daily Dose
Daily Devotionals  for  March 2

Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"
Have You Felt The Hurt Of The Lord?

Have you felt the hurt of the Lord to the uncovered quick, the place where the real sensitiveness of your life is lodged? The devil never hurts there, neither sin nor human affection hurts there, nothing goes through to that place but the word of God. "Peter was grieved because Jesus said unto him the third time. .…… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"
Morning and Evening for October 31

"Renew a right spirit within me." - Psalm 51:10 A backslider, if there be a spark of life left in him will groan after restoration. In this renewal the same exercise of grace is required as at our conversion. We needed repentance then; we certainly need it now. We wanted faith that we might come to Christ…… — (click here to read more)

Daily Light on the Daily Path
Morning / Evening Devotional — March 2

God hath caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction. Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. For as the… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"
Giving Without a Whisper

"But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: that thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret Himself shall regard thee openly."   Matthew 6:3-4 No promise is made to those who give to the poor to be seen of men. They have their reward at once and cannot expect to be paid twice. Let us hide… — (click here to read more)

Voice of the Lord
Devotional for 'Adar 11'

A wise religious teacher headed a small community where one man caused problems by his gossip. The gossip turned into backbiting and slander, and his venomous remarks hurt his victims. Many complained to the teacher, who summoned the slanderer. ...use my tongue to say nice things about… — (click here to read more)

Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
Good News People

I used to work in radio. As such, I am a fond fan of "WKRP In Cincinnati". Every now and then episodes show up on TV Land and I get to watch that whole goofy ensemble work their magic again. From Mr. Carlson, the station owner, right down to Bailey Quarters, the traffic lady, I appreciated them all. Even Herb…… — (click here to read more)

'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes
A prod toward perfection

The first thing God called Israel to do when He announced that they were to be His special people and live the way He wanted them to live, was to fear Him. Loving Him, serving Him and keeping His laws were of great importance, of course, but the very first things God asks of them are reverence and fear. How does all this…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Done - Obadiah is a tiny book in the Old Testament. Only 21 verses long, it is the description of a vision given to the prophet Obadiah. In this verse, the same Hebrew word is used twice. The word asah means "to do" or "to make". It has both a general sense and a special ethical sense. In the general sense,…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer
Morning / Evening Devotional — March 2

God desires that all men should become Christlike, for in so doing they present larger and more perfect objects for the reception of His outpoured love. Conformity to the nature of Christ on the part of a redeemed man restores the image of God in the soul and thus makes it possible for God to lavish on the soul without restraint all the boundless… … — (click here to read more)

The Believer's Daily Remembrancer
"Resist the devil." James 4:7

"Resist the devil." James 4:7

EVERY believer must expect to be visited by Satan; he is our adversary; he is always watching for an opportunity to injure us. He first tempts us to sin, and then accuses us of sinning. He misrepresents every subject. He endeavours to make the world appear lovely, sin trifling, death terrible; he generates…

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Christian Headlines  from  The Christian Post

Josh and Anna Duggar Reveal Sex of New Baby

"19 Kids and Counting" star Josh Duggar and wife, Anna, recently announced the sex of their fourth child.

A 'Heads-Up' Marriage Proposal That Will Sweep You Away!

Ellen had a HUGE surprise for a couple in the audience. But she was not the only one with an awesome surprise. During a live game of 'Heads-Up, this man does something no one was expecting.

Pastor's Wife Working at Abortion Clinic Hits Back at Critics: When They Become Sin Free ... Call Me Back

A Baptist preacher's wife in Alabama who works at a local abortion clinic hit back at her critics Monday, declaring that those who criticize women who work at abortion facilities should first address the sins in their own lives before criticizing what women do with their own bodies.

Meagan Good Defends 'Good Girl' Behavior With Clothing Line Partnership

Meagan Good is involved with a clothing brand that she believes can usher in a movement celebrating "good girls."

These 2 Things Cut Crime, Prison Recidivism Rates in Half, Says Criminal Justice 'Champion' Gov. Sam Brownback

Appearing as a guest speaker on a criminal justice reform panel at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday, Kansas Republican Gov. Sam Brownback explained how Kansas' provision of mental healthcare and private mentors for its prisoners have played a significant role in cutting the state's prison system recidivism rate in half.

Country Star Does Something Amazing to Bring His Famous Song's Inspiration to the Stage

Dierks Bentley was performing a very touching song on stage called "I'm Thinking Of You." During his performance, he got an idea to do something memorable and heartwarming.

'General Hospital' Spoilers for Week March 2 to 6: Julian Crosses Paths With a Former Foe

Last Friday on 'General Hospital', Julian is hoping that he and Morgan can put aside their differences so they can discuss plans about Ava's memorial. Julian is still not convinced that his sister is dead but he wants Avery at the service with them.

'Days of Our Lives' Spoilers for Week March 2 to 6: JJ and Eve's Affair is Revealed

Last Friday on 'Days of Our Lives', Jenn assumed that there has been a misunderstanding, or JJ is lying about dating Roxanne, since they've always been friends. Jenn blames Eve for Paige and JJ's breakup, but Daniel tells her that she should let JJ learn from his own mistakes. Jenn agrees with him and says that she'll talk to him and do her best to be ok with it.

'The Bold and the Beautiful' Spoilers for March 2 to 6: Quinn Warns Brooke to Stay Away From Deacon

Last Friday on 'The Bold and the Beautiful', Deacon is at Brooke's house and he tells her that he didn't mean to kiss her. Deacon gets a text from Quinn, who's wondering where he is. He gets worried, but Brooke tells him not to mind her as she starts making drinks. Deacon tells her that he really saw himself having a future with her before she went away, but Brooke ignores him. Later, Deacon walks out of the house.

'The Young and the Restless' Spoilers for Week March 2 to 6: Neil Goes on a Downward Spiral

Last Friday on 'The Young and the Restless', Hilary tells Neil that Devon was just collateral damage and that she loves him and not his son. Devon insists that she's lying, but Hilary says that it's the truth. Neil, not wanting to believe what he's hearing, says that he knows that Hilary loves Devon, but Hilary shrugs it off and tells him that he's only seeing what he wanted to see. Neil leaves, and Devon asks her what she's doing. Hilary tells him to go away and throws his ring at him. She tells him to go before she calls security.

Syria's Civil War Could Stabilize Its Region

Population shifts resulting from Syria's four-year long civil war have profoundly changed Syria and its three Arabic-speaking neighbors: Iraq, Lebanon, and Jordan.

Competitive Youth Sports Often Force Parents and Kids to Choose Between 'Winning' and Worship

Over the last 30 years, kid's sports have changed from having 12 games in the summer for little league ; to having kids play 50 to 70 and up to 90 games a season in competitive sports such as baseball and soccer. What are Christian parents to do when these activites interfere with Church and family life?

'There Probably Wouldn't Be a Lecrae Without DC Talk,' Says Hip-Hop Legend Bun B

Bun B, one half of the legendary rap group U.G.K. made an appearance on the Hot 97 Morning Show late last month where he discussed a new course on religion and hip-hop that he's teaching.

Republican Lawmaker Breaks Silence After Facebook Post Calling for Creation of Christian Council, NAAWP Is Deemed 'Racist'

A Republican lawmaker was forced to clarify a controversial post she wrote on social networking site Facebook after critics deemed it to be "racist."

HTC One M9: HTC Releases New Flagship Phone, Specs, Features Revealed

HTC has released its latest flagship phone, the HTC One M9, last Sunday, March 1 at MWC 2015 in Barcelona. The phone retains a lot of the design and style of its successful predecessors such as the One M8 and M7, with some welcome upgrades.

Vatican Confirms ISIS' Threat on Pope Francis' Life; Pontiff Condemns 'Intolerable Brutality' of Jihadists

The inspector general of the Vatican's police force has confirmed that terror group ISIS has threatened Pope Francis, but said he's not aware of any specific plans to carry out an attack. Francis has, meanwhile, condemned the "intolerable brutality" of the militants.

LG Announces 4 Mid-Range Phones Spirit, Joy, Leon, Magna Ahead of MWC 2015

LG has unveiled four mid-range smartphones with top of the line specs and features normally found in premium handsets. The company unveiled the phones--LG Spirit, LG Leon, LG Joy, and LG Magna--ahead of the MWC 2015 in Barcelona, and the handsets are expected to start rolling out this week.

'Supergirl' TV Series News: Dean Cain and Helen Slater Get Guest-Starring Roles

Former Superman actor, Dean Cain and ex-Supergirl star, Helen Slater have been cast to join the pilot of the CBS "Supergirl" TV series in the fall this year.

'Finding Nemo 2' News: 'Finding Dory' Summer 2016 Release and Details

The sequel to the popular 2003 Disney fish story, "Finding Nemo" is closer to hitting theaters as Pixar announced the release date of "Finding Dory" for next summer.

'Suits' Season 4 Finale Spoilers: Donna Confronts Harvey After He Says He Loves Her and Leaves

The final episode of Season 4 of the legal drama series, "Suits" will be aired on Wednesday, March 4, on The USA Network. The episode's promotional video reveals some shocking tidbits and several reports have come out on what will possibly happen in the last episode.

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Lectionary Calendar
Monday, March 2nd, 2015
the Second Week of Lent
There are 34 days til Easter!
Today in Christian History
American Presbyterian apologist Francis Schaeffer wrote in a letter: 'Christianity is the greatest intellectual system the mind of man has ever touched.'
Daily Reading Plan
Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
Leviticus 3-4; Proverbs 20; Matthew 9:1-17:
“ ‘If your offering is a fellowship offering, and you offer an animal from the herd, whether male or female, you are to present before the an animal without defect.You are to lay your hand on the head of your offering and slaughter it at the entrance to the tent of meeting. Then Aaron’s sons the priests shall splash the blood against the sides of the altar.From the fellowship offering you are to bring a food offering to the : the…
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