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What Happens When We Pray? Part 3
with Chuck Swindoll from 'Insight for Living'

We’ve all heard it said that we never stand taller than when we kneel before God. But what happens when we offer our prayers and petitions to God? Does He change His mind? Can we alter His plan or reverse His course? If not, then why pray? In this message, we analyze Abraham’s passionate…   (click here to read more)

Jay Sekulow Weekend!
with Jay Sekulow from 'Jay Sekulow Live!'

Will the President's plan to defeat ISIS work?   (click here to read more)

with Ron Moore from 'The Journey'

He stands tall in the pages of scripture.  A man bent and broken because he wrestled with God.  A liar, schemer and cheat whom God pummeled into a patriarch of the Jewish nation. Here, Ron Moore looks into the troubled character of Jacob and the defining moment that changed his name and destiny…   (click here to read more)

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

Today on Leading The Way, Dr. Youssef offers biblical encouragement to stand for Christ where you live and work.  Join him for the series "Don't Ever Give Up!"   (click here to read more)

The Constancy of God in a Changing World, Part 2
with Ravi Zacharias from 'Let My People Think'

Change is inevitable. Sometimes changes can bring excitement and other times it can be terrifying. On today’s Let My People Think, Ravi Zacharias talks about the three changes we experience as a believer and how God always remains constant no matter what changes occur.   (click here to read more)

Today's Articles  from  StudyLight and LiveAsIf

Finding a True Princess
'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

"Which of these three do you think proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?" "The one who showed mercy to him," he said. Then Jesus told him, "Go and do the same." - Luke 10:36-37 HCSB A certain poor man came upon such hard times that he despaired…(continue reading article)

Mercy and not Sacrifice (October 14, 2010)
'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

Is there a connection between my actions and God's extension of mercy to me? This question will be the focal point of today's message. In order to find an answer to this question, it will be necessary to turn to the Bible. To rely upon mere human testimonies (uninspired witnesses) is to enter a world of contradictory…(continue reading article)

How Would Men React And Respond To John’s Preaching Today?
'Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw

 John the Baptist had been beheaded but the living Lord Jesus Christ is now going around preaching and healing and exercising a most powerful ministry and the man who was responsible for the death of John, King Herod, is deeply troubled.   Yes, kill a prophetic John and you have a Jesus to reckon with.  Kill…(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
•  Joy Of Life - 'Christ in You...'
•  The Importance of DIfficulty - Find the Call

Additional Articles

•  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
•  Don't Let Satan Strike You Out - Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
•  But I Thought ... - 'Winging It
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 12:13 - An evil man is ensnared by the transgression of his lips, But the righteous will escape from trouble.
Words to Ponder
On the day that my daughter was born I was too naive to realize that I was embarking on the most important assignment of my life and that if I failed as a father, all my other achievements would somehow be diminished. - Richard Exley
Daily Dose
Daily Devotionals  for  September 22

Daily Light on the Daily Path
Morning / Evening Devotional — September 22

My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the Lord. As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste. — For who in the heaven can be compared unto the LORD? who among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the LORD? My… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"
Broad Rivers Without Galleys

"But there the glorious LORD will be unto us a place of broad rivers and streams; wherein shall go no galley with oars, neither shall gallant ship pass thereby."   Isaiah 33:21 The LORD will be to us the greatest good without any of the drawbacks which seem necessarily to attend the best earthly things. If a city is favored with broad rivers, it is… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"
Morning and Evening for April 10

"The place which is called Calvary." - Luke 23:33 The hill of comfort is the hill of Calvary; the house of consolation is built with the wood of the cross; the temple of heavenly blessing is founded upon the riven rock-riven by the spear which pierced his side. No scene in sacred history ever gladdens the…… — (click here to read more)

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

To have a master and to be mastered is not the same thing. To have a master means that there is one who knows me better than I know myself, one who is closer than a friend, one who fathoms the remotest abyss of my heart and satisfies it, one who has brought me into the secure sense that he has met and solved every perplexity…… — (click here to read more)

Voice of the Lord
Devotional for 'Elul 27'

The eye measures only one inch in diameter. Yet it can see objects as far away as the distant stars and as small as a grain of sand. It can adapt to various shades of light and dark. The eye can distinguish among more than 150 different colors. It can judge distances and discern the thickness of objects. The eye can focus even when the head is moving. It… — (click here to read more)

Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
More Than Equal Time

A number of years ago (that's a euphemism for, "Hey, I'm old and this happened a really long time ago) I heard a Southern Gospel song with the nifty title, "I'd Rather be Late at the Pearly Gates than Arrive in Hell on time." I used to really be a stickler for promptness from people who attend church services…… — (click here to read more)

'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes
What Time Is It?

The text before us today reads like a conundrum. God has set eternity in our hearts, yet we cannot understand what He has done. God has not only established a timetable by which everything is ordered, but He has also placed within our spirits a deep longing for eternity. Because of this, there is something in every one…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Revealed - The Greek verb "revealed" is apokaluptetai. This is present tense an on-going process. Notice that "is revealed" implies something new. This is not simply a repetition of the Old Testament Law. There is something entirely new here a new way of understanding how God is making the world right. This…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer
Morning / Evening Devotional — September 22

THE COMPLACENCY of CHRISTIANS is the scandal of Christianity. Time is short, and eternity is long. The end of all things is at hand. Man has proved himself morally unfit to manage the world in which he has been placed by the kindness of the Almighty. He has jockeyed himself to the edge of the crater and cannot go back, and in terrible fear… … — (click here to read more)

The Believer's Daily Remembrancer
"Be ye imitators of God, as dear children." Ephesians 5:1

"Be ye imitators of God, as dear children." Ephesians 5:1

THE Lord proposes Himself to us as our pattern, and He gives grace to every one who desires it to imitate Him. He exhorts us as His dear and tenderly beloved children, and in mildest strains proposeth Himself for our imitation. Let us imitate the Lord in the world, dealing justly,…

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Christian Headlines  from  The Christian Post

Census: Same-Sex Married Couples Increase Sharply, Still Small Minority

The number of married same-sex couples has increased considerably over the span of a year, but they remain a very small minority compared to opposite sex married couples.

'Under the Dome' News: Cancelled or Renewed for Season 3?

CBS has yet to confirm if its sci-fi series, "Under the Dome," is going to be canceled or renewed for season 3, but there are hints that fans of the show will get to see more of Rachelle Lefavre and company.

Student 'Bait' Raped After Teacher's Aide Suggests She Help Capture Sexual Predator

A 14-year-old student's family is suing Sparkman Middle School after she was allegedly used as bait to catch an accused sexual predator and raped in the school's bathroom.

iOS 8 Update: iPhone 4 and 5 Users Report Problems With New OS

With the release of the new Apple OS last Sept. 17, Apple device users immediately scrambled to get their hands on the iOS 8 to update their devices. However, upon installation of the new software, users were immediately plagued with a host of problems brought about by the new OS.

Christian Actress Meagan Good Says 'Devil Caught Me With My Head Down …' After Explicit Photos Meant for Rev. Husband Are Leaked

Liberal Christian actress Meagan Good, who has publicly stated that she has no problems with being sexy or nude, is reacting to the release of explicit photos she says were meant for her Hollywood executive husband, Rev. DeVon Franklin, after hackers swiped them through a loophole in Apple's iCloud system.

Mass Effect 4 Release Date: Still Years Away, Race Selection a Possibility?

The original Mass Effect trilogy by BioWare was one of the better games in the last decade, albeit with a not so well-accepted Mass Effect 3 ending. Although the company has confirmed that a fourth Mass Effect title is currently under development, the game is still years away from release as developers are committed to making the next game as good as they can make it.

Miami Heat NBA Trade Rumors, News: Who Will Take Up James' Seat? Wade and Bosh to Lead

Basketball fans have been asking, will the Miami Heat still have a chance in the upcoming finals of the 2014-2015 NBA season?

'Gotham' Fox Premiere Spoilers: New TV Series Set for a Monday Grand Premiere, Synopsis Revealed

The most-awaited superhero crime-drama TV series from Fox is now set for its grand premiere this coming Monday. The story will be revolving around the popular Gotham Police Department's detective James Gordon, which is to be played by "The O.C." lead actor Benjamin McKenzie and partner Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue).

'The Voice' NBC Spoilers, Judges, News, Start Time: New Edition Set to Be the 'Most Outrageous Season Yet'

NBC's massively-popular, and one of the most syndicated reality singing competition shows "The Voice" is only a day away from airing its premiere episode on Sept. 22, 2014.

'The Big Bang Theory' Premiere Live Stream, CBS TV Start Time, Spoilers: Things to Know Before Premiere Date

After months of grueling contract negotiations, CBS' widely-popular sitcom "The Big Bang Theory" returns this Monday with two new episodes for its brand new season 8 – "The Locomotion Interruption" to be followed by "The Junior Professor Solution." With an array of spoilers, rumors, and sneak peeks, we rounded up a number of things that fans would likely want to know about before the show hits on air.

Over 1 Million Christian Students to Unite in Prayer for 24th Annual 'See You at the Pole' Event

Across the United States, students will soon go to their respective school campuses' flag poles and pray together for friends, family, their teachers and the nation.

'Scorpion' CBS Premiere Spoilers, Start Time: Hi-Tech Geeks Set to Solve Global Threats

The wittiness of "The Big Bang Theory" and the heightened inquisitiveness of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" is mashed up into this new and upcoming TV series by CBS, 'Scorpion," stylized as . Said to be purportedly inspired by the true story of a computer whiz, the TV show is set to air its pilot episode on Monday at 9 p.m.

27,000 Churches Participate in National 'Get Back to Church Sunday' Event

Churches throughout the country saw a significant surge in attendance Sunday, as 27,000 congregations reached out to their communities as part of the National Back to Church Sunday initiative in an effort to draw more people back into the pews.

Naghmeh Abedini to Pray Outside White House for Husband's Release, Urges Obama to Do More

Naghmeh Abedini, the wife of American pastor Saeed Abedini, is set to pray outside the White House on Thursday to mark the two-year anniversary of her husband's imprisonment in Iran for his faith, and to urge President Barack Obama to do more to help.

'Sleepy Hollow' Fox Premiere Spoilers, Start Time: Second Chapter To Feature 18 Episodes

Monday nights will once again be alive for the #SleepyHeads as Fox's supernatural/police drama TV series "Sleepy Hollow" will return for its second season. Reportedly to contain 18 episodes, 14 of the already confirmed titles of the show which are as of follows.

'The Blacklist' NBC Premiere Spoilers, Start Time: 'That Was Fun, Let's Do It Again'

Due to feature 22 episodes, NBC's hit crime drama series, 'The Blacklist' will return for another season of the criminal-hunting adventures of Megan Boone's Liz Keenan and her partner, FBI Special Agent Donald Ressler (Diego Klattenhoff) who will work with former criminal mastermind Raymond "Red" Reddington (James Spader).

Megachurch Pastor Perry Noble Admits Not Giving Tithes for 9 Years But Still Being Broke

Pastor Perry Noble admitted that he withheld from giving his tithes to the church for nine years until he understood the meaning of Malachi 3:10, the biblical verse that commands Christians to tithe.

'Under the Dome' CBS Finale Spoilers, Start Time: Potential Exit From the Dome

The thirteenth episode of the Stephen King novel-based science fiction/mystery TV show "Under the Dome" is now on its way for its conclusion comes Monday, September 22, 2014.

AJ Lee Regains Divas Champions Title, AJ vs Stephanie McMahon Match Upcoming?

AJ Lee has now regained her title as the Divas Champion after defeating defending champion Paige and Nikki Bella in a Triple-Threat match during the 2014 Night of Champions. Judging from AJ's reaction upon winning the title, she looks very very happy and is relieved to be reunited with her Championships belt.

'An Evening With C.S. Lewis' Show Debuts in NYC; Lead Talks His Portrayal of 'The Most Thoroughly Christian Man'

David Payne is touring the United States with a one-man show inspired by the life and writings of C.S. Lewis this year.

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Lectionary Calendar
Monday, September 22nd, 2014
the Week of Proper 20 / Ordinary 25
Today in Christian History
The first (Catholic) priests of the newly established Christian Church in Japan -- Sebastian Chimura and Aloysius Niabara -- were ordained in their hometown of Nagasaki.
Daily Reading Plan
Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
2ch33; Psalm 89:1-18; joh21:
Manasseh was twelve years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem fifty-five years.He did evil in the eyes of the , following the detestable practices of the nations the had driven out before the Israelites.He rebuilt the high places his father Hezekiah had demolished; he also erected altars to the Baals and made Asherah poles. He bowed down to all the starry hosts and worshiped them.He built altars in the temple of the , of which the…
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