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Eye Trouble
with from 'Back to the Bible'

Have you had your eyes checked lately? Former Back to the Bible speaker Warren Wiersbe asks us that question today, as he studies what Jesus had to say about eyes in the Sermon on the Mount. We'll learn about four different kinds of "eyes" and discover that what we love in our hearts is what we will…   (click here to read more)

The Fifth Gospel with Bobby Conway, and Q&A
with Hank Hanegraaff from 'Bible Answer Man'

On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank discusses the passing of Robin Williams and the overwhelming accolades he has received. In light of this, Hank reminds us that there is little profit when all men speak well of you, if the Lord does not. Hank goes on to talk with Bobby Conway,…   (click here to read more)

The First Church Council
with Dr. James Boice from 'The Bible Study Hour'

Is faith alone enough to make you a child of God—or is there more to it? Do you have to do, or not do, certain things? Follow certain laws or traditions? These were hot questions for the early church, and they finally had a summit meeting to hash it out. Everybody who was anybody was there.   (click here to read more)

The View from Cedarville: Seeing Religious Liberty like Chuck
with Eric Metaxas & John Stonestreet from 'BreakPoint'

The threat to religious freedom is real, and we ignore it at our peril. That’s why, today on BreakPoint, John Stonestreet invites you to join him at the Religious Freedom Summit in October.   (click here to read more)

Getting the Body You've Always Wanted, Part 1
with Skip Heitzig from 'The Connection'

People have many questions about resurrection. How will it happen? What will we look like? And how can God resurrect a body after it’s been destroyed in war or if it is cremated? Join Skip for “Getting the Body You’ve Always Wanted.”    (click here to read more)

Today's Articles  from  StudyLight and LiveAsIf

Miriam’s Jealousy
'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

Miriam and Aaron criticized Moses because of the Cushite woman he married (for he had married a Cushite woman). They said, "Does the LORD speak only through Moses? Does He not also speak through us?" And the LORD heard it. - Numbers 12:1-2 HCSB Moses owed his sister Miriam. She watched over him as floated…(continue reading article)

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

The principle that Jesus stated was not new. From of old it had been true that God desired mercy and not sacrifice (see Hosea 6.6, Matthew 9.23, and Matthew 12.7). Jesus merely emphasized the principle and made application of it to those who would condemn Him for consorting with “ collectors and sinners.”…(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
•  We Take All This Seriously Because Jesus Took It Seriously - Word from Scotland
•  Be Thoroughly Patient - Find the Call

Additional Articles

•  God's Love For You - 'Christ in You...'
•  Tangled Web - Refreshment in Refuge
•  Laugh Hard, Laugh Often - Inspiration For You
•  Bible and Quote Feb 8-12, 2010 - Bible verse and quote
•  God's Gifts - God's Words For US
•   “…without HOLINESS no one will see the Lord.” Hebrews 12:14 - Point of Reference

Additional Articles

•  New Kids on Your Block - Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
•  Camping with Dad - 'Winging It
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 11:24 - There is one who scatters, and yet increases all the more, And there is one who withholds what is justly due, and yet it results only in want.
Words to Ponder
I too had noticed that our prayers for others flow more easily than those we offer on our own behalf. And it would be nice to accept your view that this just shows we are made to live by charity. I'm afraid, however, I detect two much less attractive reasons for the ease of my own intercessory prayers. One is that I am often, I believe, praying for others when I should be doing things for them. It's so much easier to pray for a bore than to go and see him. And the other is like unto it. Suppose I pray that you may be given grace to withstand your besetting sin (short list of candidates for this post will be forwarded on demand). Well, all the work has to be done by God and you. If I pray against my own besetting sin there will be work for me. One sometimes fights shy of admitting an act to be a sin for this very reason. - C. S. Lewis, Letters to Malcolm
Daily Dose
Daily Devotionals  for  September 2

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

Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart. Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. — Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"
Follow to Know

"Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD."   Hosea 6:3 Not all at once, but by degrees shall we attain to holy knowledge, and our business is to persevere and learn by little and little. We need not despair, though our progress may be slow, for we shall yet know. The LORD, who has become our Teacher, will not give us up, however slow of… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"
Morning and Evening for April 30

"And all the children of Israel murmured." - Numbers 14:2 There are murmurers amongst Christians now, as there were in the camp of Israel of old. There are those who, when the rod falls, cry out against the afflictive dispensation. They ask, "Why am I thus afflicted? What have I done to be chastened in this…… — (click here to read more)

Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"
The Sacrament Of Sacrifice

Jesus did not say - "he that believeth in Me shall realize the blessing of the fulness of God," but - "he that believeth in Me out of him shall escape everything he receives." Our Lord's teaching is always anti -self-realization. His purpose is not the development of a man; His purpose is to make…… — (click here to read more)

Voice of the Lord
Devotional for 'Elul 07'

In Hebrew, kefar means "village" and nachum (like the prophet Nahum) means "repentance" or "comfort." Put the two Hebrew words together and you get Kefar-Nachum, which in Hebrew means "village of repentance" or "village of comfort." It's a real place; it was the village where Messiah lived and ministered. Kefar- Nachum (Capernaum) was the village where… — (click here to read more)

Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
God's Promise in the Clouds

Few things are as refreshing as a cool rain on a summer day. The way it breaks the humidity. The way it feels hitting the body. The wonderfully fresh scent that accompanies it. However, this simple rain can sometimes become deadly. The need for water for the ground to grow the plants that we call vegetables and provide…… — (click here to read more)

'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes
Wise Advice!

We continue looking at the rest of Solomon's comparative proverbs. Third, "It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting" (v. 2). Remember, wisdom always sees beneath the surface of things. Solomon means that you are more likely to come face to face with reality in a funeral parlor…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen
Excess of dissipation

Excess of dissipation - "excess of dissipation" is two Greek words, asotias anakusin. Notice that the first word is a combination of a (the negative particle) and the verb sozo (a verb which means "to save"). So the literally meaning here is "unsaved". The word is used to describe the prodigal…… — (click here to read more)

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

A notable heresy has come into being throughout our evangelical Christian circle-the widely accepted concept that we humans can choose to accept Christ only because we need Him as Savior, and that we have the right to postpone our obedience to Him as long as we want to! The truth is that salvation apart from obedience is unknown in the sacred Scriptures.… … — (click here to read more)

The Believer's Daily Remembrancer
"Be not high-minded, but fear." Romans 11:20

"Be not high-minded, but fear." Romans 11:20

BELIEVERS are sometimes tempted to think more highly of themselves than they ought to think; they forget that they are indebted to the free, sovereign, and distinguishing grace of God, for all the difference there is between them and the vilest of the vile. They should consider they are still…

… — (click here to read more)

Christian Headlines  from  The Christian Post

'Real Housewives of Atlanta' News: Kenya Moore Dating Porsha William's Ex-Husband?

A report claims that "Real Housewives of Atlanta" reality star Kenya Moore is allegedly dating Porsha William's ex-husband Kordell Stewart.

Romney: Obama's 'Mistakes' Have Allowed ISIS to Grow

Former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney slammed President Barack Obama on Sunday for not taking any action after receiving intelligence regarding the rise ISIS in Syria over a year ago.

'Real Housewives of Orange County' News: Shannon Says All is Well Between Her and Husband David

Part 1 of "Real Housewives of Orange County" reunion show focused on Shannon Beador looking uncomfortable as the other women on the show openly admired Shannon's husband, David. But it looks like despite claims of flirting and various rumors saying that her marriage could be in trouble, Beador looked calm and happy as she shared that all was well between her and David on part 2 of the reunion show.

'Real Housewives of New Jersey' News: Nicole and Teresa Quit Over Affair Rumors?

Teresa Aprea and her twin sister, Nicole Napolitano, are reportedly furious at Bravo over the rumors that Aprea's husband, Rino, allegedly had an affair with their mother while their father was in prison. They are said to be very angry with the network for conspiring with Victoria Gotti and having her air the information without even telling them that this was going to happen on the show.

'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' News: Russell Armstrong's Father Claims His Son Was Murdered, Didn't Commit Suicide

It has been three years since "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Russell Armstrong died from suicide, but his father, Louie, claims that his son didn't take his own life, but was murdered.

7 Bible Verses That Will Give You The Boost You Need When Having a Bad Day

Are you having a bag day? Need something to give you a clear head and make you feel better?

'The 100' Season 2 News: Clarke Turns Into a Fighter, Season 2 to Be Even Darker

At this year's Comic-Con in San Diego, actress Eliza Taylor, who plays Clarke on "The 100," revealed what's in store for her character in the show's upcoming season. At the end of season 1, Clarke was captured and incarcerated in Mount Weather. Will the experience cow her, or will it turn her into a tougher, stronger leader?

Christian Musician Gungor Says Jesus Could Have Been Wrong About Creation Story or Lied About It; Calls Genesis 1 a 'Poem'

Award-winning Christian musician Michael Gungor of the musical collective Gungor, who recently rattled the Christian world when he argued that the Bible should not be read literally, took his arguments a little further last month when he said Jesus could have been wrong about the creation story, or might have lied about it to fit in with popular culture.

'Holy Ghost' Reveals Real-Life Healing Miracles in Unscripted Film Starring Korn and More

A new film, "Holy Ghost," is making its world premiere this week, bringing evidence of God's real-life presence on Earth to audiences everywhere on Saturday, Sept. 6.

'Survivor' 2014 Season 29: Full Cast Revealed, Gameplay Getting Tougher

Summer is close to its end and the brand new season for CBS hit competitive reality TV series "Survivor" is already around the corner. Fans are already wondering what Season 29's Blood vs Water has to offer and who will be the castaways. Here's what we've heard from the people in the know.

Apple Officially Announces Sept. 9 Event; Video Leak Believed to Reveal iPhone 6

After months of anticipation and speculation, Apple has finally officially announced its reveal event to the press.

WWE Invites Openly Gay NFL Player Michael Sam to Program, Offers 'Open Mic'

The largest professional wrestling company in the United States has invited openly gay National Football League player Michael Sam to their program to air his grievances.

UN Insists 'No Military Solution' to Russia Invasion of Ukraine, Urges Dialogue With Putin

United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon has told western powers that there can be no military solution to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and urged continued political dialogue with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Overcoming the Porn Plague

For years we have heard about the widespread use of pornography in the American church, especially among men, but the results of a recent poll are absolutely devastating: only three percent of Christian men say they never view porn and only 25 percent say they view it less than "a few times a year."

Katy Perry Shares Fear of 'Death' in Throwback Video as Christian Rocker (VIDEO)

Katy Perry fans were delighted over the weekend when a "throwback" video of the pop singer surfaced online.

Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard Want to Pass on Their Values to Their Child; Why They Chose Courtship Over Dating

Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard have had a whirlwind time lately, with getting engaged, married, and now expecting their first child. The couple took time to speak with The Christian Post about their plans for the future and what they want to pass on to their child.

A Collaborative Cover of Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me' That is Just as Good as the Original (VIDEO)

While the original performance is hard to top, this is a close second. The joining voices sound amazing together.

'Sherlock' Season 4 Release Date, Latest Spoilers: 'Expect the Unexpected,' Says Showrunner Steven Moffat

Season 4 of BBC's highly-rated crime drama TV series "Sherlock" is slated to air its three episodes in early 2016. While the next interval is long, showrunners Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss announced that a full-length special will await the fans in Christmas 2015. Its production will take place in January next year.

'Married at First Sight' Spoilers: Who Lasts and Who Gives Up?

The "extreme social experiment" TV show by FYI "Married at First Sight" has viewers wondering will couples who are total strangers stay or leave the relationship?

George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin Wedding News: President Obama Not Attending, Says Publicist

The paparazzi and tabloids have been outsmarted by the Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie secret nuptial ceremony last weekend, so the media is now paying close attention to the next wedding event of Hollywood personality George Clooney and fiancée Amal Alamuddin.

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Lectionary Calendar
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
the Week of Proper 17 / Ordinary 22
Today in Christian History
Death of J.R.R. Tolkien, 81, English Christian language scholar and novelist. His 1954-55 "Lord of the Rings" trilogy describes a war between good and evil in which evil is routed through courage and sacrifice.
Daily Reading Plan
Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
2ch7; mal4; John 9:24-41:
When Solomon finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the filled the temple.The priests could not enter the temple of the because the glory of the filled it.When all the Israelites saw the fire coming down and the glory of the above the temple, they knelt on the pavement with their faces to the ground, and they worshiped and gave thanks to the , saying, “He is…
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