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James 5:19-20
with Warren Wiersbe from 'Back to the Bible'

Warren Wiersbe digs into the Book of James and discusses what it means to minister to other believers. We'll learn who is called to minister, how we do that, and the reason why. And we'll discover just how important it is for us to really know the Word of God.   (click here to read more)

An Evening with Hank Hanegraaff: How to Mine the Bible for all its Wealth - Part 2
with Hank Hanegraaff from 'Bible Answer Man'

On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, we continue with Hank’s message from Colonial Presbyterian Church in Kansas City, Missouri on the art and science of biblical interpretation. After the message, Hank also took questions from attendees on various topics. How would…   (click here to read more)

Faithful to the Very End
with Dr. James Boice from 'The Bible Study Hour'

As the young church in Corinth grew in size, its membership faced new struggles on the path toward holiness, just as believers and churches do today. The Apostle Paul sent the letter we know as II Corinthians to encourage these believers to grow up in their faith. Dr. Boice illuminates all of Paul’s…   (click here to read more)

Christians Defending the Fatherless: Orphan Sunday
with Eric Metaxas & John Stonestreet from 'BreakPoint'

This Sunday is Orphan Sunday but caring for orphans has been part of the Church’s DNA from the very beginning, and one of our best Gospel witnesses. John Stonestreet comments..   (click here to read more)

Today's Articles  from  StudyLight and LiveAsIf

A Guide for the Trip
'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light on my path. – Psalm 119:105 HCSB   Men are notorious for not reading instructions. They don’t want to read the map or ask directions. We laugh and many sitcoms have used this premise as the basis for a comic situation. “How foolish of him…(continue reading article)

Bible and Quote April 19-23, 2010
'Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns

  The ungodly crouches, he lies low, That the helpless may fall by his strength. Psalms 10:10  Beasts cover their malicious designs with the pretence of meekness, humility, and kindness. They concern themselves in their victim’s concernments to make them fall, to make a prey of them. Matthew Henry, 1662-1714,…(continue reading article)

How God Treats Sinners
'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

“But He [Jesus] needed to go through Samaria. So He came to a city of Samaria which is called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied from His journey, sat thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour. A woman of Samaria came…(continue reading article)

Sow, Plow, Reap
'God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester

  “Sow for yourselves righteousness, Reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground, for it is time to seek the LORD, until he comes and, showers righteousness on you. Hosea 10:12 (NIV)   I felt the need to learn to better manage my time. I could waste a day just by sitting…(continue reading article)

Times of Testing
'Point of Reference' from Fred Price

        In the Parable of the Sower, Jesus very matter-of-factly refers to a time of testing many have difficulty dealing with. (Lk. 8:13) What is he talking about?  How do times of testing come to us and what should we learn from them?  More to the point, does God specifically test…(continue reading article)

Additional Articles

•  MENO* - 2014-04-20
•  nûwach - 2015-01-31
•  The Peshitta - 2014-04-18
•  Is Gad Jacob's son, a troop, fortune or a pagan deity? - 2007-03-08
•  The Purpose of the Award - Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
•  Empathy - 'Winging It

Additional Articles

•  The Power of Remaining Weak - Quiet Time
•  Get At the Facts - the Actual State Of Affairs - Word from Scotland
•  The Blame Stops Here! - Find the Call
•  Your Life Has Been Arranged - 'Christ in You...'
•  Prejudice vilifying prejudice - Refreshment in Refuge
•  Love Your Unconditional Friendships - Inspiration For You
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 10:25 - When the whirlwind passes, the wicked is no more, But the righteous has an everlasting foundation.
Words to Ponder
Some Christians want enough of Christ to be identified with him, but not enough to be seriously inconvenienced; they genuinely cling to basic Christian orthodoxy but do not want to engage in serious Bible study; they value moral probity, especially of the public sort, but do not engage in war against inner corruptions; they fret over the quality of the preacher's sermon but do not worry much over the quality of their own prayer life. Such Christians are content with mediocrity. - D.A. Carson (20th century)
Daily Dose
Daily Devotionals  for  January 30

Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"
The Dilemma Of Obedience

God never speaks to us in startling ways, but in ways that are easy to misunderstand, and we say, "I wonder if that is God's voice?" Isaiah said that the Lord spake to him "with a strong hand," that is, by the pressure of circumstances. Nothing touches our lives but it is God Himself speaking. Do we…… — (click here to read more)

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

"Thou art all fair, my love." - Song of Solomon 4:7 The Lord's admiration of his Church is very wonderful, and his description of her beauty is very glowing. She is not merely fair, but "all fair." He views her in himself, washed in his sin-atoning blood and clothed in his meritorious righteousness, and…… — (click here to read more)

Daily Light on the Daily Path
Morning / Evening Devotional — January 30

Let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith. If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. — Whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple. — Let us therefore cast off the works of… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"
A Heavenly Escort

"And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest."   Genesis 28:15 Do we need journeying mercies? Here are choice ones — God's presence and preservation. In all places we need both of these, and in all places we shall have them if we go at the call of duty, and not merely according to our own fancy. Why should we… — (click here to read more)

Voice of the Lord
Devotional for 'Shevat 10'

Have you ever noticed that the number seven is the very foundation of the biblical calendar? There are seven days in a week. The seventh day is a Sabbath. The seventh month of the biblical year contains all the autumn sabbaths. Counting seven months from that seventh month brings us to the first month, which contains most of the spring sabbaths. Every… — (click here to read more)

Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
Remote Control

Life is great, isn't it? Evening comes, work is done, and we sit back in our easy chair and watch a little something on the telly. We grab this device with rows of buttons on its top side and start pushing buttons until we achieve the desired result. What were our ancestors thinking making televisions without…… — (click here to read more)

'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes
A lost emphasis

Although in Psalm 73 the psalmist is beset by doubt, he begins, nevertheless, on a triumphant note: "Surely God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart." Preachers usually leave their conclusion until the end of their sermon - but here the psalmist begins with it! It might seem strange to some that the psalmist…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen
Seek

Seek - The word used in this quotation from Jesus means "to deliberately strive and desire something as an act of the will". It is the Greek word zeteo. Here the context implies putting your whole life at the disposal of God's rule and will so that nothing takes greater priority. This meaning carries over…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer
Morning / Evening Devotional — January 30

The happiest man in the world," said a well-known preacher some time ago, "is the new convert before he has met too many Bible teachers and seen too many church members." . . . The first half of our opening quotation, then, is so true as to need no verification. "The happiest man in the world is a new convert." But it is… … — (click here to read more)

The Believer's Daily Remembrancer
And shalt thou be delivered? - Isaiah 37:11

And shalt thou be delivered? - Isaiah 37:11

This is plainly the language of an insulting foe; he had triumphed, and now he boasted, but his power was bounded, and his pride procured his fall.

Often when in trouble, when distressed, when tried by a sense of sin and unworthiness, unbelief and Satan join, and pointing to others who have fallen…

… — (click here to read more)

Christian Headlines  from  The Christian Post

Kate Gosselin Talks Getting Fired From 'Celebrity Apprentice', Slams Vivica A. Fox and Kenya Moore

Last Monday, Kate Gosselin was fired from 'Celebrity Apprentice', and the mother of eight admitted that she was surprised about that.

'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' Teresa Giudice Fired? Sheila Giudice Not Joining Show as Replacement

The future of Bravo's "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" has been questioned ever since one of its main stars, Teresa Giudice, was sentenced to 15 months in jail for bank fraud. Now that Teresa has been locked up for almost a month, there are rumors about who will be replacing her when the show premieres its new season this year.

Brandi Glanville, Kenya Moore, Talk 'Celebrity Apprentice' Feud

Brandi Glanville is the resident wild child of 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills', while Kenya Moore has no qualms speaking her mind on 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta'. The two Bravo stars are both on the new season of 'Celebrity Apprentice', and viewers have seen what happens when the two feisty women collide, as seen in the first four episodes of the show.

'The Real Housewives of Orange County' Season 10: 2 New Cast Members to Join Show

"The Real Housewives of Orange County" is going strong as its well on its way towards the show's 10th season. The show is the very first installment of the entire Housewives franchise on Bravo, and it has been confirmed that regulars Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Judge, Heather DuBrow will be back. Season 9 newcomers Elizabeth Rovsek and Shannon Beador will be coming back for season 10 too. Gunvalson is the only cast member who has been with 'The Real Housewives of Orange County' since season 1.

Kourtney Kardashian Responds to Scott Disick Rumors

Early this week, rumors sparked that Scott Disick, Kourtney Kardashian's partner and father of their three children, has allegedly cheated on Kourtney with her sister, Kendall Jenner.

Episcopal Diocese of Maryland Asks Bishop Heather Cook to Resign After Arrest for Fatal DUI

In a move that many onlookers saw as inevitable, the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland this week formally asked its embattled Bishop Suffragan, Heather Cook, to resign from her post in light of ongoing criminal proceedings launched against her by local authorities for the fatal DUI incident that took the life of 41-year-old married father of two, Thomas Palermo.

Nigerian Pastor 'Butchered' to Death by Muslim Herdsmen; Remembered as Dedicated Servant to the Poor Who Educated Over 400 Kids for Free

A popular Nigerian pastor, who is touted as a dedicated servant to the poor, was "butchered" to death last week on his way back from pastoral duties by Muslim Fulani herdsmen, whom some say could be linked to the terrorist group Boko Haram.

Former KKK Leader David Duke Says Rep. Steve Scalise 'Elected on False Pretenses,' Failed to Be Like David Duke

Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke revealed that he is considering running against Representative Steve Scalise (R-La.) because Scalise was "elected on false pretenses."

Hilarious Video of a Dad Interviewing His Adorable Infant Girl

This new dad does something hilarious with his infant baby girl. He decided to get some extra information we may not have known on babies, so he used an expert for help -- his baby daughter, Amalah.

Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch Finally Speaks - Thanks to Skittles!

If you are a football fan and been following the road to Super Bowl XLIX, then you have probably heard of Marshawn Lynch. He is also known as "Beast Mode" after proving that he is a clutch runner and is very difficult to bring down. One other thing that is difficult is getting him to speak at a press conference.

Michelle Williams Says God Sees When People Don't Give You Credit

Michelle Williams is giving people some insight about God recognizing when some do not give credit to the right individuals.

Vatican Condemns Plastic Surgery on Women: 'It's Like a Burqa Made of Flesh'

A new Vatican document has condemned elective plastic surgery on women, calling it "aggressive toward the feminine identity."

Trip Lee's Book Praised by Kirk Franklin, Lecrae, NBA and NFL Players

Trip Lee recently released his new book, which is causing people in the entertainment industry to sing the praises of the author, rapper and pastor.

'I'm Not Who I Was Pretending to Be;' Justin Bieber Apologizes for Bad Behavior After 'Ellen' Appearance

After a year of controversial appearances in the news including arrests and drunkenly urinating in a mop bucket, pop singer Justin Bieber, who will turn 21 on March 1, has apologized.

Mali Music Stars as Jesus Christ in New Musical Motion Picture 'Revival' Featuring Star-Studded, Multi-Ethnic Cast

Mali Music, Grammy-nominated Christian recording artist, headlines a new musical presentation on the life of Jesus Christ titled "Revival! The Experience," a "mixed media virtual experience" that is expected to be released in theaters sometime this year.

Erica Campbell Releases New Gospel Song in Response to Deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner

Erica Campbell is kicking off 2015 with a brand-new single, "More Love," released on gospel radio stations around the country this week.

Madonna Says She Likes Taylor Swift's Music, Swift Responds

Taylor Swift has a lot of fans, but a pop music icon has recently revealed that she likes the 'Shake it Off' singer's music, and Swift is thrilled beyond words.

Kirk Franklin Says Gospel Music Losing It's Impact Since People Focused on Record Sales

Kirk Franklin recently spoke about what he believes is an issue with today's gospel music while honoring legendary gospel musician and pastor Andrae Crouch.

Evangelical Gracepointe Church Comes Out in Support of Gay Marriage; Reactions Are Mixed and Giving Drops

Stan Mitchell, pastor of Gracepointe Church, a diverse congregation in Franklin, Tennessee, announced this month that the leadership of his church have decided to fully support the inclusion of gays in their church, including the right to marry same-sex partners.

'Preachers Daughters' Exclusive: Cast Member Talks Another's Struggle With Homosexuality, Missions Pastor Reacts to Wild Behavior

"Preachers' Daughters: has decided to tackle the topic of Christianity and homosexuality in a way that no other show has done before.

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Today in Christian History
1867
The American branch of the Evangelical Alliance was organized at the Bible House in New York City, with William E. Dodge elected president.
Daily Reading Plan
Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
Genesis 39; Psalm 30; Luke 22:1-38:
Now Joseph had been taken down to Egypt. Potiphar, an Egyptian who was one of Pharaoh’s officials, the captain of the guard, bought him from the Ishmaelites who had taken him there.The was with Joseph so that he prospered, and he lived in the house of his Egyptian master.When his master saw that the was with him and that the gave him success in everything he did,Joseph found favor in his eyes and became his attendant. Potiphar put him in…
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