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What Did Abraham Do, Part 1
with Dr. Robert Jeffress from 'Pathway to Victory'

Are good works necessary for salvation? Before you answer too quickly, consider the incidents in Abraham’s life recounted in Dr. Robert Jeffress’ eye-opening message, “What Did Abraham Do?”   (click here to read more)

Life on the Rock
with Jack Graham from 'PowerPoint'

On today’s PowerPoint, Pastor Jack Graham shares a powerful message on real faith in Christ. How can we know we are saved? We must begin by looking at our foundation.   (click here to read more)

#8 Choose Faith Over Fear
with Dale O'Shields from 'Practical Living'

We are learning how to choose faith over fear   (click here to read more)

Jeremiah #39: Weep for the Captives!
with Kay Arthur from 'Precepts for Life'

All around us, there’s a mission field filled with people who don’t know the Lord. We need to incline our hearts toward them.  Ministry’s Kay Arthur directs us to weep for the captives, as she continues a series in the first part of Jeremiah.   (click here to read more)

The Barber Who Wanted to Pray
with Dr. R.C. Sproul from 'Renewing Your Mind'

This imaginative tale from R.C. Sproul, based on a true story, begins one evening with Mr. McFarland leading family devotions. When his daughter asks him how she should pray, Mr. McFarland shares a 500-year-old story about a barber and his famous customer. Master Peter is a barber well-known to all…   (click here to read more)

Today's Articles  from  StudyLight and LiveAsIf

When We Fly Away
'Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley

Back in the mid to late ‘90s I had a regular group of golfers that I used to play with every Tuesday morning at 7:00 at the Southwind Golf Course in nearby Winchester, KY. We would tee off promptly at 7:00 and be done by around 10:00 most mornings. The fellows that I played with were a joy with which to play. They…(continue reading article)

Skinny Foxes
'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

He said, “I came naked from my mother’s womb, and I will be stripped of everything when I die. The Lord gave me everything I had, and the Lord has taken it away. Praise the name of the Lord!” Job 1:21   Once, a fox discovered a vineyard. It was completely enclosed by a wall, except…(continue reading article)

Profiles of the Prophets; The Series (46 of TBD)
'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

Micah – Prophet of Uncompromising Principles (1 of 4) Focus Text: Micah 1.8-12 The focus text (Micah 1.8-12) has been called by some the Lamentations of Micah.  We will examine this text, the circumstances that surrounded it, and gain significant insight…(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 Judgment of God - 'Winging It
•  The Things We Carry - Quiet Time

Additional Articles

•  Where Are You When It Comes To Giving And Receiving? - Word from Scotland
•  Take Control of the Keyboard - Find the Call
•  Is Christ Living In You? - 'Christ in You...'
•  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

Additional Articles

•  Ruth and the Samaritan Woman - Point of Reference
•  Attitude - God's Words For US
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 17:24 - Wisdom is in the presence of the one who has understanding, But the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth.
Words to Ponder
O believer, though the arms of thy faith be small and weak, yet they embrace a great Christ. - John Flavel (1627-91)
Daily Dose
Daily Devotionals  for  September 3

Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"
The Waters Of Satisfaction Scattered

What has been like water from the well of Bethlehem to you recently - love, friendship, spiritual blessing? Then at the peril of your soul, you take it to satisfy yourself. If you do, you cannot pour it out before the Lord. You can never sanctify to God that with which you long to satisfy yourself. If you satisfy yourself…… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"
Morning and Evening for April 29

"Thou art my hope in the day of evil." - Jeremiah 17:17 The path of the Christian is not always bright with sunshine; he has his seasons of darkness and of storm. True, it is written in God's Word, "Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace;" and it is a great truth, that religion…… — (click here to read more)

Daily Light on the Daily Path
Morning / Evening Devotional — September 3

Neither shall there be leaven seen with thee in all thy quarters. The fear of the LORD is to hate evil. — Abhor that which is evil. — Abstain from all appearance of evil. — Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled. If I regard iniquity in my… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"
Out of Spiritual Death

"And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves, O My people, and brought you up out of your graves."   Ezekiel 37:13 Indeed it must be so: those who receive life from the dead are sure to recognize the hand of the LORD in such a resurrection. This is the greatest and most remarkable of all changes that a man can undergo —… — (click here to read more)

Voice of the Lord
Devotional for 'Elul 19'

Jacob's son Joseph had a dream. His eleven brothers, mother, and father, represented by eleven stars, the moon and the sun, all bowed before him. This dream aroused the brothers' jealousy and inspired them to sell Joseph into bondage in Egypt. Yet years later,when Joseph had become viceroy over all Egypt, and his brothers were brought before him, they did… — (click here to read more)

Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
Get Back Through God

Every now and then things can get testy in the world of professional sports. NASCAR has its moments when people get, as they say, tapped by another car and lose a race as a result. Retribution can follow. In hockey the retribution is a little more immediate. The old saw of, "I went to a fight last night and a hockey…… — (click here to read more)

'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes
People of Destiny

Solomon now invites us to look at the benefits and advantages of wisdom. 'Wisdom is a shelter,' he says (v. 12). It protects us from pitfalls or from entering into foolish schemes and ideas. Wisdom protects us from being overtaken by an unexpected financial crisis, for example, by showing us the importance…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen
Ceased

Ceased - In order to understand the meaning of "has ceased", we must pay attention to the first verb "has suffered". That verb means the person has suffered as a completed act over a period of time in the past. This is not a one-time event. It is the process of becoming like Christ over a long period, characterized…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer
Morning / Evening Devotional — September 3

The Christian cannot be certain of the reality and depth of his love until he comes face-to-face with the commandments of Christ and is forced to decide what to do about them. Then he will know. ?He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings? (John 14:24), said our Lord. ?He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me"… … — (click here to read more)

The Believer's Daily Remembrancer
"My God shall supply all our need." Philippians 4:19

"My God shall supply all our need." Philippians 4:19

SO Paul assured believers at Philippi, and so he assures us. They had many wants, so have we; they were dependant on God, and so are we. The Lord engaged to supply them, and He is engaged to supply us. The Lord was faithful to them, and He will be faithful to us. His absolute promises…

… — (click here to read more)

Christian Headlines  from  The Christian Post

'The SpongeBob Musical' news: Featuring David Bowie

It was revealed that David Bowie will be involved in the upcoming Broadway production "The Spongebob Musical."

'How To Get Away With Murder' Season 2 Premiere Date, Cast News & Spoilers: New characters will be added

It's September already, which means Season 2 of "How To Get Away With Murder" is fast approaching and fans couldn't be more excited for the return of professor of defense law, Annalise Keating (Viola Davis), and her best law students. In the upcoming second season, Rebecca will be back, not from the grave, but through a series of flashbacks. New characters will also be introduced in the show.

'The Justice League' movie news: Henry Cavill on a strict diet

Details about the new film "The Justice League" were shared by actor Henry Cavill.

'American Horror Story: Hotel' news, cast, spoilers: Kathy Bates on character relationship with Matt Bomer and most disturbing scene in show's history is yet to come

"American Horror Story: Hotel" will feature a strong bond between the characters of Kathy Bates and Matt Bomer, as well as a very disturbing sex scene.

'Persona 5' update: Game may be launched in Japan this month, will not be released for PC

The "Persona 5" game may be officially released in Japan this September. Sony will be launching the game on PS4 and PS3 on Sept. 15 at the Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia Press Conference (SCEJAP). For those gamers who have been hoping to get the PC version of the game, they will have to wait for another time as Hardin confirmed through Twitter that such game version will not be available anytime soon.

'Spectre' movie release date, cast & update: Daniel Craig to end playing as James Bond?

Whether people have watched the movies or not, everyone knows the famous line, "The name's Bond, James Bond." Several sequels have already been made throughout the years which means several actors have played the role of British Secret Service agent James Bond. The latest in the roster is Daniel Craig but reports say that the movie "Spectre" is going to his last one.

School District Investigates After Mass Baptism Takes Place Before Football Practice at Villa Rica High School

A Georgia school district has launched an investigation into the mass baptism of a football coach and some of his players on the grounds of Villa Rica High School last month after a protest campaign was launched by the Freedom From Religion Foundation when video from the event was made public.

Acer unveils budget options Liquid Jade Z & Liquid Z410 in U.S.

When it comes to smartphones, the expensive ones gets most of the spotlight. But it doesn't mean that budget phones no longer have a place in the tech realms and Acer just proved that when they announced that they will be releasing to the American market two unlocked Android smartphones by the month of September. The smartphones, namely Liquid Jade Z and Liquid Z410, will both arrive in the U.S. after a few months of sale in Asia.

Research reveals music helps decrease pain and anxiety for surgery patients

There are several ways to manage surgery issues like pain, anxiety and fear, and one of them is music therapy. According to a published study in "The Lancet," patients who listened to music before, during or after a surgical procedure experienced decreased pain and anxiety than patients who did not listen to music.

Obama Secures Votes to Pass Iran Nuclear Deal Despite Conservative Opposition; Huckabee Warns of 'Mushroom Cloud'

President Barack Obama has reportedly secured enough support in the U.S. Senate to pass the much-debated nuclear deal with Iran, despite widespread conservative opposition. GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has responded to the news by warning of a "mushroom cloud" to "wake up" Americans.

Gisele Bundchen may have threatened Tom Brady with divorce

Difficult times may be ahead for Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen's marriage.

Syrian Church Leader Begs Christians to Stay Despite War and Persecution; Warns Christianity Is Disappearing

A senior Catholic leader in Syria is asking young Christians to stay in the war-torn country despite the ongoing violence and persecution they face, noting that parishes are being emptied and Christianity is disappearing from the region.

'Wonder Woman' news, cast, spoilers: Movie to film in Italy; 'Interstellar' cinematographer joins production

"Wonder Woman" gathering up the best of the best to produce a striking film.

6 Interesting Facts About the Christian Faith of Marco Rubio

Marco Rubio is often cited in the media as the second preferred choice as the presidential nominee for many Republican voters. The Florida senator initially emerged as the conservative dark horse candidate during the 2010 Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate, eventually overtaking former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist.

'How to Get Away with Murder' season 2 news, cast, spoilers: Viola Davis talks about complicated and fascinating premiere; new cast member confirmed

"How to Get Away with Murder" season 2 is getting bigger with a more complicated and fascinating story line.

'Dominion' Season 2 News, Spoilers: Vega Faces The Onslaught of Julian's Army; Alex, Noma, Claire Reunites

A bloody episode awaits for fans of the hit supernatural post-apocalyptic drama TV series from Syfy, "Dominion" Season 2, as spoiler reports gave hints of an upcoming war in Vega perpetrated by Julian's ruthless army.

Archaeology and Nazareth: Was Jesus Influenced by Pagans?

Recent archaeology is giving us a fresh picture of Jesus' hometown of Nazareth. And it's not the picture that scriptural skeptics have been painting.

'Five Nights at Freddy's' news: Live action adaptation has director and game creator collaborating

The director chosen to lead the live adaptation of "Five Nights at Freddy's" might be looking into some arcade inspiration.

Senator Steve Daines Reveals the Pro-Life Agenda Ahead: 'This Is Ground That We Can Fight on and Win'

After decades in the corporate world, including for an innovative technology company, Steve Daines of Bozeman, Montana ran for Congress in 2012. Only two years later, he upped the ante last November and contended for the seat of a popular retiring U.S. Senator... winning by a landslide.

6 Reasons Leading Your Church to Growth Is More Difficult Today

Growth is indeed more difficult today in American congregations. And there are some clear reasons why this reality is true.

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Lectionary Calendar
Thursday, September 3rd, 2015
the Week of Proper 17 / Ordinary 22
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Today in Christian History
1776
Anglican clergyman and hymnwriter John Newton wrote in a letter: 'The love I bear Christ is but a faint and feeble spark, but it is an emanation from himself: He kindled it and he keeps it alive; and because it is his work, I trust many waters shall not quench it.'
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2 Chronicles 8; Psalm 73; John 10:1-21:
At the end of twenty years, during which Solomon built the temple of the and his own palace,Solomon rebuilt the villages that Hiramhad given him, and settled Israelites in them.Solomon then went to Hamath Zobah and captured it.He also built up Tadmor in the desert and all the store cities he had built in Hamath.He rebuilt Upper Beth Horon and Lower Beth Horon as fortified cities, with walls and with gates and bars,as well as Baalath and all his store…
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