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Dr. Dobson

National Religious Broadcasters: Telling the Truth with Excellence - II
with Dr. Dobson from 'Family Talk Weekends'

Religious broadcasters from across the nation and around the world gathered recently to discuss religious freedom and other issues important to a free press. Hear from the President of the National Religious Broadcasters as he discusses the future of Christian media in an increasingly secular culture…   (click here to read more)

John Fuller

Finding Unexpected Blessings in Marriage
with John Fuller from 'Focus on the Family Weekend'

Laura Story is perhaps best known for her contributions in contemporary Christian music, but behind her songs is a story of pain, struggle, and God’s redemptive touch. She and her husband, Martin, share how a brain tumor shattered their hopes and dreams of a perfect life, but also how God is using…   (click here to read more)

John MacArthur

The How, Why, and When of Creation, Part 1
with John MacArthur from 'Grace to You Weekend'

In the Bible God speaks, and He speaks in Genesis 1 and says that He created the heavens and the earth. He is the one who spoke in Genesis 1:1 and speaks right through Scripture until it’s very end.   (click here to read more)

Mark Gregston

Getting Your Teen to Talk to You, Part 2
with Mark Gregston from 'Parenting Today's Teens Weekend'

You’ve finally gotten your sullen teen to share what’s on his mind. But what you say next can either make him open wide—or clam up for good! This weekend on Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston offers five helpful ways to shape your next conversation with your teen…   (click here to read more)

Today's Articles  from  StudyLight and LiveAsIf

Called to Act
'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

  He said to another person, “Come, be my disciple.” The man agreed, but he said, “Lord, first let me return home and bury my father.” Jesus replied, “Let those who are spiritually dead care for their own dead. Your duty is to go and preach the coming of the Kingdom of God.”…(continue reading article)

Walk as David Walked (1 Kings 9.4)
'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

Quoting a biblical proverb: “A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, Loving favor rather than silver and gold.” (Proverbs 22.1). David had a “good name” but the adjective to describe Solomon’s name was yet to be determined. As today’s focus text (below) indicates, Solomon…(continue reading article)

Bible and Quote Oct 3-7, 2011
'Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns

    For I hear the slander of many; Fear is on every side; While they take counsel together against me; they devised to take away my life. Ps 31:13    Someone may be more battered than you know, closer to going down or giving up than you could imagine. Ron Hutchcraft But I trust in You, Lord;…(continue reading article)

“Go home… and tell them…”
'Point of Reference' from Fred Price

       Much is made – and rightly so – of Jesus’ repeated expectation of those who profess belief in him to put substance to their profession and follow him; either by literally following him about the countryside (Mk. 1:17) or by following his instructions and obeying his commands.…(continue reading article)

Thoughts on the Holy Spirit
'God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester

 The Holy Spirit               What do we know about the Holy Spirit of God?             Jesus promised to send a helper to His disciples after He departed this world. “If you love me,…(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
•  The Decision of Bearing Our Cross - Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
•  God Revealed - 'Winging It

Additional Articles

•  Checking Expectations - Quiet Time
•  Have You Met A Disciple of Jesus Who Obeyed And Later Regretted It? - Word from Scotland
•  The New Christmas Story - Find the Call
•  Fruit Of The Spirit - 'Christ in You...'
•  It Is Finished - Refreshment in Refuge
•  The Choice Between Science and Alternative Healing - Inspiration For You
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 27:13 - Take his garment when he becomes surety for a stranger; And for an adulterous woman hold him in pledge.
Words to Ponder
Almost every natural man that hears of hell, flatters himself that he shall escape it; he depends upon himself for his own security; he flatters himself in what he has done, in what he is now doing, or what he intends to do. Every one lays out matters in his own mind how he shall avoid damnation, and flatters himself that he contrives well for himself, and that his schemes shall not fail. They hear indeed that there are but few saved, and that the greater part of men that have heretofore are gone to hell; but each one imagines that he lays out matters better for his own escape than others have done. He does not intend to come to that place of torment; he says within himself, that he tends to take effectual care, and to order matters so for himself as not to fail. - Jonathan Edwards (1703-58)
Daily Dose
Daily Toon
Daily Devotionals  for  April 29

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

"But Simon's wife's mother lay sick of a fever, and anon they tell him of her." - Mark 1:30 Very interesting is this little peep into the house of the Apostolic Fisherman. We see at once that household joys and cares are no hindrance to the full exercise of ministry, nay, that since they furnish an…… — (click here to read more)

Daily Light on the Daily Path
Morning / Evening Devotional — April 29

Consider how great things He hath done for you. Thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no. Thou shalt also consider in thine heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, so the LORD… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"
Forget and Forgive

If They Repent- WStS— "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."   1 John 1:9 "Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and He shall save thee."   Proverbs 20:22 Be not in haste. Let anger cool down. Say nothing and do nothing to avenge yourself.… — (click here to read more)

Voice of the Lord
Devotional for 'Iyyar 03'

Weighing most heavily on Ya'akov's (Jacob's) mind when he fled his home was that his brother Eysav (Esau) was planning to kill him. Twenty years later, Eysav approached with an army of four hundred men, apparently unappeased by the passage of time. Ya'akov sent away his wives, children, servants and livestock to protect them from the impending attack.… — (click here to read more)

Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
Hard Work

I remember warm summer weekends with my father back in Jeffersonville, Ohio. He would have a project and I would be his co-worker. We would start early in the morning, right after breakfast, and work until lunchtime or beyond if needed. Dad always wanted to get something done rather than leave it for even the…… — (click here to read more)

'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

We must spend another day considering whether or not it is a condition of our salvation that we first forgive those who have sinned against us. We said yesterday that to believe this contradicts the teaching that we are saved by grace, through faith. What, then, is Scripture getting at when it seems to encourage us to forgive…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Transformed - In Greek, metamorphousthe. Another big word, but this one we have in English. Metamorphosis. To change from one thing into another. Caterpillar to butterfly. The two words that make up this concept literally mean to move from one place to another. It is the same word that is used to describe…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer
Morning / Evening Devotional — April 29

Mans nature indicates that he was created for three things: To think, to worship and to work. But thinking is not enough. Men are made to worship also, to bow down and adore in the presence of the Mystery inexpressible. Mans mind is not the top peak of his nature. Higher than his mind is his spirit, that something within him which can engage the… … — (click here to read more)

The Believer's Daily Remembrancer
"But thou art rich." Revelation 2:9

"But thou art rich." Revelation 2:9

REAL saints always feel themselves to be poor sinners. Many of God's people are really poor in reference to the things of time, for God hath chosen the poor of this world, rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which He hath promised to them that love Him. They are often persecuted, tried, tempted…

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Christian Headlines  from  The Christian Post

Jeff Teague Free Agency Rumors 2017: Teague Wants to Stay With Pacers

With the Indiana Pacers beset by questions on how to best manage its assets after a first round sweep by defending champs Cleveland Cavaliers, all eyes are on Pacers star Paul George. The looming free agency of point guard Jeff Teague could be more a pressing for the team, however, as his contract expires this season. What's next for the Indiana native?

'Wentworth' Season 5 Spoilers: Sonia Back in Jail Has Liz Worried; Franky Commits Sabotage?

The promo video for the fifth episode of "Wentworth" season 5 has been released, and from the looks of it, trouble seems to be brewing in the maximum security prison once again as Sonia Stevens (Sigrid Thornton) enters jail once again. Meanwhile, Franky Doyle (Nicole da Silva) seems to be hatching a plan. What could it be? Find out more as "Wentworth" returns on Tuesday, May 2, at 8:30 p.m. EDT on Showcase.

'Injustice 2' Release: Video Leaked Showcases Joker's Deadly Moves

Fans of "Injustice 2" got to see the Joker in action in a leaked video of NetherRealm Studios' upcoming fighting video game.

'Final Fantasy 7 Remake' Release Date Not This Year, Uncertain for 2018

It looks like fans will have to stay patient when it comes to the "Final Fantasy 7 Remake."

'Resident Evil 7' DLC Release Date: 'Not a Hero' Not Releasing in Spring

"Resident Evil 7's" next DLC is delayed to an unknown date.

'NCIS' Season 14 Spoilers: Squad Probes Mysterious Park Incidents in Episode 22

A series of murders will push Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and his team to investigate a National Park in the upcoming episode of "NCIS."

'Suits' Season 7 Premiere Date, Spoilers: Mike Deals With Discrimination at Work

Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams) is ready to handle cases the legal way on behalf of Pearson Specter Litt in the upcoming season of "Suits."

'Danger Zone' Gameplay News: Developers Maintain Upcoming Game Is Not the Same as 'Burnout'

In a recent interview, the developers of the upcoming title "Danger Zone" reiterate that it is not the same video game as "Burnout."

'Jane the Virgin' Season 3 Spoilers: Fabian Shares a Secret With Jane

Jane (Gina Rodriguez) will find herself obsessing over Fabian (Francisco San Martin) in the upcoming episode of "Jane the Virgin."

'Gotham' Season 3 Spoilers: Bruce Meets His Shaman Mentor

Bruce (David Mazouz) will finally meet the shaman who will train him to become Batman in the upcoming episode of "Gotham."

Electing Lesbian Bishop Violates Church Law, United Methodist High Court Rules

The United Methodist Church's highest court has ruled that a regional body violated the denomination's rules when they elected an openly lesbian clergywoman as bishop and she can be removed from her position.

'The Affair' Season 4 Spoilers: Cole Finds His Way Back to Alison

Cole (Joshua Jackson) knows he is fighting a losing battle in denying his feelings for Alison (Ruth Wilson) in the next season of "The Affair."

'Heroes of the Storm': Progression System Changes Included in Patch 2.0

"Heroes of the Storm's" Patch 2.0 brings big changes to the game's progression system.

'The Flash' Season 3 Episode 20 Spoilers: Cisco Puts Team in Danger

Cisco (Carlos Valdes) is not ready to take on Killer Frost (Danielle Panabaker) in the upcoming episode of "The Flash."

'Overwatch' Update: Six New Maps in Development

Six new maps are in the works for "Overwatch" and fans have some ideas for what these should be.

'Chicago Fire' Season 5 Episode 20 Spoilers: Anna's Condition Gets Worse

Anna's (Charlotte Sullivan) condition is getting worse in the upcoming episode of "Chicago Fire." Is it time for Severide (Taylor Kinney) to let go of her?

'Breath of the Wild' Open World Map Larger Than 'The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim' in Fan-Made Map Comparison GIF

A fan-made GIF image suggests that the open world map of "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" is much larger than what is played on "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim."

'Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links' Toon World Event: Players Can Face Pegasus at Level 50

Players can now unlock Pegasus again and face him at level 50.

'The Elder Scrolls 6' Rumors: VR and Multiplayer Mode?

Bethesda has said time and again that "The Elder Scrolls 6" will not be released any time soon, but that has not stopped fans from speculating and getting excited about the title.

'Fixer Upper' Season 5 News: Joanna and Chip Gaines' Thoughts on Relocating

HGTV has not released a premiere date for season 5 but the show is officially getting a spinoff titled "Fixer Upper: Behind the Design." The couple have also had thoughts about relocating but have not decided about where they should settle next if and when they do.

Lectionary Calendar
Saturday, April 29th, 2017
the Second Week after Easter
Today in Christian History
The first Anglican (Episcopal) church in the American colonies was established at Cape Henry, Virginia.
Daily Reading Plan
Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
Joshua 18-19; Job 29; Acts 13:1-25:
The whole assembly of the Israelites gathered at Shiloh and set up the tent of meeting there. The country was brought under their control,but there were still seven Israelite tribes who had not yet received their inheritance.So Joshua said to the Israelites: “How long will you wait before you begin to take possession of the land that the , the God of your ancestors, has given you?Appoint three men from each tribe. I will send them out to make a…
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