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When You Feel Like Giving Up - Part 3
with Pastor Rick Warren from 'Daily Hope'

In this broadcast, Pastor Rick teaches why it’s important to get your mind off of your circumstances and your problems -- and to focus on God’s goodness in your past, his closeness to you in your present, and his power to help you in your future.    (click here to read more)

Being A Light In The Darkness - I
with Dr. Dobson from 'Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk'

Have you ever wondered the real story behind the Watergate Scandal? Today, on another classic edition of Family Talk, Dr. James Dobson interviews the late Charles Colson about his past, and how to be a light in a dark world.   (click here to read more)

Dating Friendships
with Dennis Rainey from 'FamilyLife Today®'

Is dating that beneficial? According to pastors Gerald Hiestand and Jay Thomas, not really. For Hiestand and Thomas, the activity of going on a date isn't a problem, but too many people use the dating relationship to justify their sexual activity, as if "being in a relationship" makes promiscuity okay.…   (click here to read more)

Working and Trusting to Prove the Reality of My Faith, Part 1
with Pastor Mike Fabarez from 'Focal Point'

At times, Hebrews describes salvation as a single event.  Other times … an ongoing journey.  So which one is it?  On this edition of Focal Point, Pastor Mike explains how it’s both!   (click here to read more)

Lighten Up With Liz
with Jim Daly from 'Focus on the Family'

Would you say that you’re a joyful person? On the next “Focus on the Family,” you’ll hear some unforgettable examples of joy and laughter from author and Bible teacher, Liz Curtis Higgs. Be prepared to “lighten up with Liz” and enjoy life, on today's “Focus on…   (click here to read more)

Today's Articles  from  StudyLight and LiveAsIf

It Can Be Dangerous To Sail Off Without Jesus Christ
'Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw

 This incident where 5,000 men are fed is called a miracle.    Many years ago at a young folks Bible Class we agreed that “A miracle is God at work”.    Is that not such an easy description of what happened in Matthew Chapter 14?    We do not know how many women…(continue reading article)

Additional Articles

•  MENO* - 2014-04-20
•  kâphar - 2014-10-18
•  The Peshitta - 2014-04-18
•  Is Gad Jacob's son, a troop, fortune or a pagan deity? - 2007-03-08
•  Gentle Persuasion - 'Christ in You...'
•  Bible and Quote - October 6-10, 2014 - Bible verse and quote

Additional Articles

•  Where Do We Meet Jesus? - God's Words For US
•   Achieving Immortality - Point of Reference
•  Purpose Driven - 'Winging It
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 13:13 - The one who despises the word will be in debt to it, But the one who fears the commandment will be rewarded.
Words to Ponder
To have faith is to rely upon Christ, the Person, with the whole heart. It is not the understanding of the mind, not the theological opinion, not creed, not organization, not ritual. It is the koinonia of the whole personality with God and Christ, ... This experience of communion with Christ is itself the continual attitude of dependence on the Saviour which we call faith. - Kokichi Kurosaki, One Body in Christ
Daily Dose
Daily Devotionals  for  October 20

Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"
Is God'S Will My Will?

It is not a question of whether God is willing to sanctify me; is it my will? Am I willing to let God do in me all that has been made possible by the Atonement? Am I willing to let Jesus be made sanctification to me, and to let the life of Jesus be manifested in my mortal flesh? Beware of saying - Oh, I am longing…… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"
Morning and Evening for March 13

"Why sit we here until we die?" - 2 Kings 7:3 Dear reader, this little book was mainly intended for the edification of believers, but if you are yet unsaved, our heart yearns over you: and we would fain say a word which may be blessed to you. Open your Bible, and read the story of the lepers, and mark their…… — (click here to read more)

Daily Light on the Daily Path
Morning / Evening Devotional — october 20

I delight in the law of God after the inward man. O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day. — Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart. — I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste. — I have esteemed the words of his mouth… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"
From Every Sin

"He shall save His people from their sins."   Matthew 1:21 LORD, save me from my sins. By the name of Jesus I am encouraged thus to pray. Save me from my past sins, that the habit of them may not hold me captive. [Save me from the sin which doth so easily beset me, that I may not become a reproach to Thy Holy Name. Save me from an undue familiarity… — (click here to read more)

Voice of the Lord
Devotional for 'Tishrei 26'

When God calls Abraham out of his homeland, he promises him land, offspring, and a blessing. Abraham arrives at Bethel in the heart of his new homeland, he responds to these promises by erecting two very different structures—a tent and an altar. The tent is a symbol of transience. You don't really build a tent. When you reach your evening's… — (click here to read more)

Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
Meet the Need

Remember Pong? Hmmm. C'mon now, the goofy video game that basically played ping pong with a light square and two little flat light lines? It was produced by a company called Atari. It was the beginning of the video game craze and almost the end. When the video game market collapsed in 1983 Warner Communications…… — (click here to read more)

'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes
The Man of Galilee

What other world religion has at its heart such a glorious fact as our Lord's resurrection? Christianity is the only faith whose Founder died upon a cross, was buried for three days, and then returned from the dead. There are voices in today's church trying to persuade us that the resurrection of Christ never took…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Lead - While the translation here says "lead", this word is used because the direct object is "blind". This translation fits our picture of leading the blind. But the Hebrew root is halak, the word for "walk". So the sense of this verse is really, "I will make walk the blind". We encounter the same thought…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer
Morning / Evening Devotional — October 20

I reject the human insistence among us that Christ may sustain a divided relationship toward us in this life. I am aware that this is now so commonly preached that to oppose it or object to it means that you are sticking your neck out and you had best be prepared for what comes. But, I am forced to ask: how can we insist and teach that our Lord Jesus… … — (click here to read more)

The Believer's Daily Remembrancer
Thou shalt guide me with Thy counsel. - Psalms 73:24

Thou shalt guide me with Thy counsel. - Psalms 73:24

This supposes a knowledge of the Lord as infinitely gracious; inflexibly just; inconceivably wise; and immutably faithful: except we know Him we cannot trust Him.

But here is an entire surrender to Him, to be led where He pleases; as He chooses; and by whom He will. This surrender is becoming,…

… — (click here to read more)

Christian Headlines  from  The Christian Post

San Francisco 49ers vs Denver Broncos Live Stream: Watch NFL Sunday Night Football Online (NBC TV Start Time, Preview)

The San Francisco 49ers will play the Denver Broncos tonight on Sunday Night Football in a huge match up in Week 7 of the NFL 2014 regular season. The Broncos have only lost once this season so far, where as the 49ers have fallen twice, but this will be a difficult one to call between two of the best teams in the league.

New York Giants vs Dallas Cowboys Live Stream: Watch NFL 2014 Sunday Football Online (Fox TV Start Time, Preview)

The New York Giants will face off against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday in a massive division clash between these two huge rivals. The Cowboys will be favorites to win today's game at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, but when it comes to the Giants things always become a little more distorted, and New York will believe they can cause an upset.

New Orleans Saints vs Detroit Lions Live Stream: Watch NFL Football Online (Fox TV Start Time, Preview)

The New Orleans Saints will play the Detroit Lions on Sunday in a big clash at Ford Field in Detroit Michigan. The Lions have made a solid start to the season and come into this game on 4-2, and they will want to consolidate that good work with another win at home today against a struggling 2-3 Saints team.

Miami Dolphins vs Chicago Bears Live Stream: Watch NFL 2014 Football (CBS Start Time, Preview)

The Miami Dolphins will face off against the Chicago Bears on Sunday as both teams look to make some serious progress in the middle portion of the season after a somewhat lackluster start to things over the opening six weeks. The game takes place at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois and will start at 1 p.m. ET.

Chicago Megachurch Pastor on Houston Sermon Subpoena: Gov't 'Bullying Tactics' Are Not Acceptable; Create 'Bigotry' Toward Christian Beliefs

New Life Covenant Church in Chicago and Alliance Defending Freedom severely criticized the subpoena of various pastors' sermons in Houston, Texas, due to their objection to an LGBT discrimination city ordinance that was passed recently.

Cincinnati Bengals vs Indianapolis Colts Live Stream: Watch NFL 2014 Football Online (CBS TV Start Time, Preview)

The Cincinnati Bengals and the Indianapolis Colts will fight it out in a big Week 7 clash in the NFL on Sunday. The Bengals have struggled a bit more in recent weeks although they are still performing relatively well, but they will want to get themselves back on track with a road win against Andrew Luck and his Indianapolis Colts today.

Carolina Panthers vs Green Bay Packers Live Stream: Watch NFL 2014 Football Online (Fox TV Start Time, Preview)

The Carolina Panthers go on the road today to face the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field in Wisconsin. This is one of the biggest clashes in Week 7 of the NFL 2014 regular season, and it will be interesting to see whether the Packers can use home field advantage to see off a big threat from the very talented Panthers line-up.

Atlanta Falcons vs Baltimore Ravens Live Stream: Watch NFL Football Online (Fox TV Start Time, Preview)

The Atlanta Falcons and the Baltimore Ravens will clash in a big clash at the M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland today.

Minnesota Vikings vs Buffalo Bills Live Stream: Watch NFL 2014 Football Online (Fox TV Start Time, Preview)

The Minnesota Vikings and the Buffalo Bills will face one another on Sunday in a big Week 7 match up for both teams. The game will start at 1 p.m. ET and takes place at the Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, New York.

Catholic Bishops at Synod on Family Rejects Gay-Friendly Policy Change; Undecided on Cohabitating and Remarried Members

A two-week summit of Catholic bishops ended Saturday without a two-thirds consensus on even a revised and watered-down section on acceptance of gays and lesbians. Nor could the bishops decide whether divorced and remarried Catholics should receive Holy Communion.

'God's Not Dead 2' Is in the Works, Says Pure Flix Film Studio CEO

Faith-based film studio Pure Flix Entertainment is making plans to create a follow-up to its Spring 2014 break-out film "God is Not Dead."

Pakistan's Supreme Court Urged to Expedite Asia Bibi Hearing After Her Death Sentence for Blasphemy Upheld

The U.K.-based Christian Solidarity Worldwide has called on Pakistan's Supreme Court to be prompt in hearing the appeal of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman and mother of five children whose death sentence for "blasphemy" was upheld by the Lahore High Court this week.

America's Freedom Stems From Christians Loving Jehovah

The history of America is an open book. It's a history of reliance upon Jehovah, the One true God. That's not to say America has a perfect record by any stretch. But in spite of some blemishes, America remains a free country today. Why? Because of Christians who love Jehovah.

'CSI' Season 15 News: Oct. 19 Episode Spoilers, Bella Thorne to Guest Star

The "CSI" team will once again be on the lookout for a new baddie in the Oct. 19 episode of the show. The episode, titled "The Book of Shadows", has this premise:"The CSI team suspects foul play when a chemistry teacher's science experiment goes horribly wrong."

2 Dogs Are Being Called Guardian Angels After Saving a 76-Year-Old Woman That Fell And Couldn't Get Up

Thank God for these two because her life would have been in serious danger if she had been alone at that point.

US Marine Band Battles the Republic of Korea Army Band - Can You Guess Who Wins?

During a downtime before the commencement of the 2014 Gyeryong Military Culture in South Korea, members of two band decide to have some fun before the competition.

'The Good Wife' Season 6 News: Archie Panjabi to Leave the Show, Episode 5 Plot Revealed

'The Good Wife' is about to say goodbye to another major character.Archie Panjabi, who has portrayed the role of investigator Kalinda Sharma since season 1, will be leaving 'The Good Wife' at the end of its sixth season.

'Madam Secretary' News: Oct. 19 Episode Plot Revealed, Sakina Jaffrey to Guest Star on November Episode

CBS' new political drama, 'Madam Secretary', sees Tea Leoni's return to television as the actress has not starred in a TV series since the 1990's comedy 'The Naked Truth'. It was executive producer Barbara Hall's pilot that reportedly won her over, as Leoni said during a Television Critics Association press tour in July, "I've always really enjoyed [playing] a lively fish out of water and pretty much by about page two of the script, I knew that's what this was going to be."

'Resurrection' Season 2 Spoilers, News: Rachel to Receive Unsettling News About Her Baby in 'Old Scars'

Season 2 episode 4 of the hit fantasy drama series 'Resurrection,' entitled "Old Scars," airs this coming Sunday, Oct. 19, at 9 p.m. on ABC.

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Lectionary Calendar
Monday, October 20th, 2014
the Week of Proper 24 / Ordinary 29
Today in Christian History
Birth of Stuart Hamblen, country songwriter who flourished during the 1950s. His best-remembered Christian songs include "Known Only to Him," "Beyond the Sunset," and "It Is No Secret."
Daily Reading Plan
Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
Isaiah 7-8; Psalm 110; Revelation 20:
When Ahaz son of Jotham, the son of Uzziah, was king of Judah, King Rezin of Aram and Pekah son of Remaliah king of Israel marched up to fight against Jerusalem, but they could not overpower it.Now the house of David was told, “Aram has allied itself withEphraim”; so the hearts of Ahaz and his people were shaken, as the trees of the forest are shaken by the wind.Then the said to Isaiah, “Go out, you and your son Shear-Jashub,to meet…
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