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What Does the Future Hold? Part 2
with Jeff Schreve from 'From His Heart'

Even Jesus’ disciples had questions about what was going to happen in the days to come. In this message called WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD, Pastor Jeff Schreve shares the truth of what Jesus told His disciples and what still is true for us today.  This message is part of the encouraging 7-message…   (click here to read more)

Exposed by the Light
with Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones from 'From the MLJ Archive'

Ephesians 5:7-14

A false asceticism; how should the Christian live in the world? the importance of the Christian's conduct; no fellowship with the works of darkness; the Christian is to reprove the works of evil; the meaning of the word 'reprove'; to convict by means of evidence; and always…   (click here to read more)

Evolution, Homosexuality, and Family Integration - Does the Bible Speak to These Things?
with Kevin Swanson from 'Generations Radio'

The Pope recently acknowledged the Big Bang and macro-evolution compatible with creation. The only problem with that. . . God's Word. How do man's ideas and man's systems undermine the authority of God's Word? We talk about these modern ideas and systems, and how the church needs to ground itself in…   (click here to read more)

The Friends of Jesus, Part 1
with John MacArthur from 'Grace to You'

The night before His crucifixion, Jesus met with His closest disciples. He taught them...made them promises...and gave them a new title. Find out what it was...and how it applies to your life today.   (click here to read more)

What a Way to Go! Part 1
with Chuck Swindoll from 'Insight for Living'

Many people expect the twilight years of their lives to be characterized by four “uns”—unproductive, unhappy, unhealthy, and unfulfilling. How unfortunate! We don’t find that kind of thinking among the great men and women in God’s…   (click here to read more)

Today's Articles  from  StudyLight and LiveAsIf

Fighting Like a Girl
'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

…Be earnest and disciplined in your prayers…Pray at all times and on every occasion in the power of the Holy Spirit. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all Christians everywhere. 1 Pe. 4:7; Eph. 6:18               Most girls,…(continue reading article)

Profiles of the Prophets; The Series (44 of TBD)
'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

Amos – Shepherd Prophet of Judgment (4 of 5) Focus Text: Amos 7.10-17 Godly men have always been the subject of ridicule and persecution; Amos was certainly not an exception.  Consider the following paragraph from the life of Amos, the Shepherd Prophet of…(continue reading article)

Where Are You When It Comes To Giving And Receiving?
'Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw

In Luke Chapter 6 at verse 38, we have this lovely and challenging parable or picture which many have proved to be so true over the years.    It is about giving and it is a rather radical teaching on giving, but it comes from the lips of Jesus so we are on sound and solid ground.   If people we…(continue reading article)

Additional Articles

•  MENO* - 2014-04-20
•  lâqach - 2015-06-20
•  The Peshitta - 2014-04-18
•  Is Gad Jacob's son, a troop, fortune or a pagan deity? - 2007-03-08
•  Take Control of the Keyboard - Find the Call
•  Is Christ Living In You? - 'Christ in You...'

Additional Articles

•  Of Prayers and Fruit - Refreshment in Refuge
•  The Power of the Tongue - Inspiration For You
•  Bible and Quote August 11-15 - Bible verse and quote
•  Ruth and the Samaritan Woman - Point of Reference
•  Attitude - God's Words For US
•  When Satan Interferes - Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

Additional Articles

•  That's Not Fair! - 'Winging It
•  Turning The Page - Quiet Time
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 11:22 - As a ring of gold in a swine's snout So is a beautiful woman who lacks discretion.
Words to Ponder
Take any doctrine, and preach upon it exclusively, and you distort it. The fairest face in the world, with the most comely features, would soon become unseemly if one feature were permitted to expand while the rest were kept in their usual form. Proportion, I take it, is beauty, and to preach every truth in its fair proportion, neither keeping back nor giving undue prominence to any, is to preach the whole truth as Christ would have it preached. - Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-92)
Daily Dose
Daily Devotionals  for  August 31

Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"
My Joy . . . Your Joy

What was the joy that Jesus had? It is an insult to use the word happiness in connection with Jesus Christ. The joy of Jesus was the absolute self-surrender and self-sacrifice of Himself to His Father, the joy of doing that which the Father sent Him to do. "I delight to do Thy will." Jesus prayed that our joy…… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"
Morning and Evening for May 2

"I pray not that thou shouldst take them out of the world." - John 17:15 It is a sweet and blessed event which will occur to all believers in God's own time-the going home to be with Jesus. In a few more years the Lord's soldiers, who are now fighting "the good fight of faith" will have done with…… — (click here to read more)

Daily Light on the Daily Path
Morning / Evening Devotional — August 31

The free gift is of many offences unto justification. Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. — I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins. Put me in remembrance: let us plead together: declare thou, that thou… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"
Divine, Ever-Living, Unchanging

"But the Word of the LORD endureth for ever. And this is the Word which by the Gospel is preached unto you."   I Peter 1:25 All human teaching and, indeed, all human beings shall pass away as the grass of the meadow; but we are here assured that the Word of the LORD is of a very different character, for it shall endure forever. We have here a divine… — (click here to read more)

Voice of the Lord
Devotional for 'Elul 16'

In this record of Adam's words, we have history's first blame-shift. Not coincidentally, we also have history's first case of marital strife. Blame-shifting and strife are like Siamese twins; they're inseparable. That's because all sin leads to blame-shifting, which leads to strife. Though we may give blame-shifting other names, like "denial" or… — (click here to read more)

Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
Knowing the Rules

Games have rules. Golf is not different than baseball, basketball, cricket or rugby. Its rules book has been refined and updated over the years to accommodate the changes that have been made in course conditions and the ever-being-modified equipment. Invariably, some place in a friendly match I play, a question concerning…… — (click here to read more)

'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes
Wisdom - Only from God

Wisdom provides us with an inner strength. That is the point Solomon is making in this passage. One who operates with wisdom possesses more strength than ten city officials. And those who have come up against officialdom and bureaucracy will know that this is some strength! When we have wisdom, we have the inner strength…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen
Not

Not - This is a harsh verse. It may not seem harsh because we are likely to modify its meaning to accommodate our own failures. We want to feel better about our efforts to meet its demands, so we lessen the impact of the verse by acting as though it says, "people who are not kind and generous and don't care about…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer
Morning / Evening Devotional — August 31

God has revealed so many glorious contradictions in the lives and conduct of genuine Christian believers that it is small wonder that we are such an amazement to this world. The Christian is dead and yet he lives forever. He died to himself and yet he lives in Christ. The Christian saves his own life by losing it and he is in danger of losing it… … — (click here to read more)

The Believer's Daily Remembrancer
"The Lord is good unto them that wait for Him." Lamentations 3:25

"The Lord is good unto them that wait for Him." Lamentations 3:25

THE Lord is good to all, and His tender mercies are over all His works; but He is especially benevolent, kind, and attentive to the praying, waiting soul. He has prepared of His goodness for the poor, and His goodness is ever great towards us. He bids us ask, promises…

… — (click here to read more)

Christian Headlines  from  The Christian Post

Mads Mikkelsen in early negotiations to join Marvel's 'Doctor Strange'

Mads Mikkelsen is reported to be in initial talks to play a part in Marvel's "Doctor Strange" as one of the film's villains.

Sarah Palin Claims Asking Donald Trump to Name Favorite Bible Verse Was 'Gotcha Question'

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has defended GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump for refusing to name his favorite Bible verse when asked in an interview, claiming that it was a "gotcha question."

First 'Assassin's Creed' movie images of Michael Fassbender released.

The internet got its first look at Michael Fassbender as a hooded assassin in the film adaptation of "Assassin's Creed."

'Neverwinter' News: 'Elemental Evil' Expansion Pack Arriving on Xbox One September 8

The free-to-play massively multiplayer online role playing game "Neverwinter" will be getting a whole lot of new content this September 8, specifically for Xbox One consoles, according to a report in IGN. "Neverwinter" is a "Dungeons & Dragons" MMORPG that was released for the Microsoft platforms in June 2013. The Xbox One version of the game was launched in early 2015.

Miley Cyrus: From Purity Ring to Perversion

Many who saw Miley hosting Sunday evening's MTV Video Music Awards show or her promo videos leading up to it, experienced both revulsion and heartfelt concern. Anyone dismissing her example for youth today as "edgy yet harmless" entertainment needs to wake up.

LG G Flex 3 News: Metal Design a Possibility, May Sport Snapdragon 820, Fingerprint Scanner

The LG Flex series has been known for its curved design and its high-end specs. The latest device of the series, the LG G Flex 2, was released in January 2015, so speculations are abound that the next flagship device of the series will be launching in early 2016.

Samsung Pay Launches Beta On Invite-Only Basis

Samsung Pay, the Korean company's mobile payment platform, will be launching on September 28 in the U.S. In preparation for the launch, Samsung announced last August 27 that it will be conducting a limited public beta of the platform, a month before the actual launch. According to a report in Tech Times, smartphone users who want to try and see how the system works can join the beta.

Atheist Bill Maher Asks Catholic Rick Santorum: 'How Am I on the Pope's Side and You're Not?'

HBO host Bill Maher challenged GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum in an interview on his show on Friday to explain why Maher, as an atheist, backs Pope Francis in his stance on climate change and why Santorum, as a Roman Catholic, does not.

FC Barcelona News: Neymar's release clause increased amidst talk of a move away

After numerous rumors linking one of their biggest stars away from Barcelona, the Camp Nou club recently made a move that could keep Neymar with the Catalan club for good.

Real Madrid News: Los Blancos look to Liverpool for defensive star

Real Madrid's name has constantly been linked with a bid to try and lure Manchester United's David De Gea to a move to the Bernabeu. And now, rumors are circulating that there may be a shock move that links the La Liga squad to another player from the English Premier League.

Chelsea FC News: Blues eye Chinese defender if Stones talks fall.

Despite being considered as one of the English Premier League title favourites after winning it last year, Chelsea are desperately trying to fill in the holes they have in the defensive end.

Manchester United News: Chicharito may leave Old Trafford.

Following their recent 2-1 loss to Swansea City at Liberty Stadium, it seems that there are more problems for Manchester United.

Billy Graham Coming Out With New Book on 'Heaven, Eternity, and Our Life Beyond'

Famous evangelist Billy Graham is coming out with a new book titled "Where I Am: Heaven, Eternity, and Our Life Beyond," which his son, Franklin Graham, revealed he had been working on since before his 95th birthday.

ISIS Beheads 91 People, Including 39 of Its Own Fighters, for Sorcery and Sodomy in 1 Month

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has said that the Islamic State terror group has executed at least 91 people in the space of a month in Syria, including 39 of its own fighters, for crimes such as sorcery and sodomy, among others.

Christian Film 'War Room' Makes $11 Million Debut

The Christian drama "War Room," by filmmakers Alex and Stephen Kendrick, earned $11 million in its box-office debut over the weekend despite playing in only 1,135 theaters. It was placed No. 2 behind "Straight Outta Compton," which earned $13.2 million, but after playing in 3,142 locations.

'Life Is Short; Repent, Get Right With God,' Greg Laurie Says on Last Night of SoCal Harvest Crusade 2015

In his last nightly message at the 26th annual SoCal Harvest Crusade on Sunday, evangelist and Pastor Greg Laurie urged tens of thousands of Californians to realize that life passes too quickly, and that they needed to repent without any delay, rather than "have an affair," as the Ashley Madison website suggests.

Republicans, Democrats Unite on Criminal Justice Reform, But Justice Begins In The Womb

What happens when a die-hard liberal and a staunch conservative join a panel to talk about America's criminal justice system?

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Lectionary Calendar
Monday, August 31st, 2015
the Week of Proper 17 / Ordinary 22
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Today in Christian History
1824
Birth of Anna B. Warner, American hymnwriter. She never married, but lived with her sister Susan in New York state. In 1860, a novel they co-authored contained a poem which became one of the most beloved of all children's hymns: I Know.'
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Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
2 Chronicles 5:2-14; Malachi 2:10-4:7; John 8:48-59:
Then Solomon summoned to Jerusalem the elders of Israel, all the heads of the tribes and the chiefs of the Israelite families, to bring up the ark of the ’s covenant from Zion, the City of David.And all the Israelites came together to the king at the time of the festival in the seventh month.When all the elders of Israel had arrived, the Levites took up the ark,and they brought up the ark and the tent of meeting and all…
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