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Chip Ingram

Born to Be a Winner, Part 1
with Chip Ingram from 'Living on the Edge'

Do you struggle with seeing yourself in a positive light?  Wondering if you measure up to the expectations of those around you?  Chip’s wife, Theresa, shares her journey to see herself as God sees her - as a precious. valuable child of the King.   (click here to read more)

Adrian Rogers

The Mighty Meek
with Adrian Rogers from 'Love Worth Finding'

Are you timid, shy and fearful? Then you are not meek! Meekness is not what most people think it is. A bridled horse—strength under discipline—is the best example of meekness. And it will surprise you to learn who the two meekest men in the Bible were.   (click here to read more)

Dick Woodward

The Character and the Culture
with Dick Woodward from 'ICM's Mini Bible College'

The Beatitudes were the essence and central part of Jesus’' Sermon on the Mount. With these eight attitudes, He has described a godly character that can change the world. In this next section, He provides commentary and application on His sermon.   (click here to read more)

Steve Arterburn

New Life Live: May 3, 2016
with Steve Arterburn from 'New Life Live!'

Caller Questions: My kids do not want their father to come back to the house after 5mos of separation; what should I do?  After my husband finally came clean about flirting and inappropriate behavior, should I stop asking?  My husband says our marriage is dead…   (click here to read more)

Dr. Robert Jeffress

Affair-Proofing Your Marriage, Part 1
with Dr. Robert Jeffress from 'Pathway to Victory'

When they say “I do,” most couples could never imagine being unfaithful to their spouse in the years ahead. But it’s foolish to think that anyone is immune to the temptation of adultery! Today on All Things New, Dr. Robert Jeffress offers biblical wisdom for protecting your marriage…   (click here to read more)

Today's Articles  from  StudyLight and LiveAsIf

A good walk spoiled!
'Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley

In twenty-seven years of playing golf I have seen people who absolutely did not belong on a golf course. How do I know that? I had to follow them for the day. Someone once said that, "Golf is a good walk spoiled." Well, following people who have enough money to buy golf clubs and pay greens fees but know nothing of…(continue reading article)

The Five Rules of Transmogrification
'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

Jesus replied, "I assure you: Unless someone is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." - John 3:3 HCSB Mbuzi was a very beautiful goat who was as vain as she was beautiful. Out of vanity, she decided to ask the wily Kachi, a chimpanzee who lived in a huge Baobab…(continue reading article)

The End is Death; The End is Everlasting Life
'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

Some opposites are not as radical as others. Ripe versus unripe is not so radical because unripe can become ripe. Mature versus immature is not necessarily so stark because, in the nature of things, immaturity usually precedes maturity. Not so with Paul’s greatest of contrasts in the final verses of Romans six.  “For…(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 New Agnostics - 'Winging It
•  What Should Be vs What Is - Quiet Time

Additional Articles

•  The Slandered Saint Will Sing Again! - Word from Scotland
•  You Are Not Your Past - Find the Call
•  Whatever Happened To Sin? - 'Christ in You...'
•  How Paul Became So Eloquent In The Gospel - 'Christ in You...'
•  Seeing Another's Light - Inspiration For You
•  Love - God's Words For US

Additional Articles

•  Bible and Quote - April 18 - 22, 2016 - Bible verse and quote
•   Blue Like Jazz - Point of Reference
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 27:21 - The crucible is for silver and the furnace for gold, And each is tested by the praise accorded him.
Words to Ponder
If two angels were sent from Heaven to execute a divine command, one to conduct an empire and the other to sweep a street in it, they would feel no inclination to change employments. - John Newton (1725-1807)
Daily Dose
Daily Toon
Daily Devotionals  for  May 5

Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"
Judgment On The Abyss Of Love

The Christian worker must never forget that salvation is God's thought, not man's; therefore it is an unfathomable abyss. Salvation is the great thought of God, not an experience. Experience is only a gateway by which salvation comes into our conscious life. Never preach the experience; preach the great thought of God behind.…… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"
Morning and Evening for August 28

"Oil for the light." - Exodus 25:6 My soul, how much thou needest this, for thy lamp will not long continue to burn without it. Thy snuff will smoke and become an offence if light be gone, and gone it will be if oil be absent. Thou hast no oil well springing up in thy human nature, and therefore thou must…… — (click here to read more)

Daily Light on the Daily Path
Morning / Evening Devotional — May 5

Take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him. The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"
Why Remain Captive

"The LORD thy God will turn thy captivity."   Deuteronomy 30:3 God's own people may sell themselves into captivity by sin. A very bitter fruit is this, of an exceeding bitter root. What a bondage it is when the child of God is sold under sin, held in chains by Satan, deprived of his liberty, robbed of his power in prayer and his delight in the LORD!… — (click here to read more)

Voice of the Lord
Devotional for 'Nisan 27'

Undoubtedly, it is the most horrific part of a long history of pain and suffering. It is known as the Holocaust, a term uniquely used to describe the planned destruction of the Jewish people by the Nazis during World War II. How can one comprehend the murder of six million Jews—which included one and a half million children? The fact that an additional… — (click here to read more)

Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
All Too Human

The first images of my father were those I had as a rugrat. Everyone looks tall when you're lying on the floor. Even mom looked tall from that perspective. As I grew I began to set my growth goals when I realized that I would get taller, mom was the first mark. I caught her when I was in the seventh grade, blew…… — (click here to read more)

'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes
Happiness is a by-product

Having seen the importance of differentiating between goals and desires, we return to the thought that we can experience happiness only as a by-product. If we make obtaining happiness a goal, it eludes us like a will-o'-the-wisp, but if we give up the chase and hold it only as a desire, then it takes up residence in…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen
Tried

Tried - The Hebrew word is bahan. This word has combines two different ideas. The first is the idea of being tested to be found good or worthy. The second is to be refined in order to be purified. It is used 32 times in the Old Testament, 23 of which refer to God's testing of people. Here, David says to God,…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer
Morning / Evening Devotional — May 5

There is a strange beauty in the ways of God with men. He sends salvation to the world in the person of a Man and sends that Man to walk the byways, saying, "If any man will come after Me!" No fanfare; no tramp of marching feet! A kindly Stranger walks through the earth, and so quiet is His voice that it is sometimes lost in the hurly-burly;… … — (click here to read more)

The Believer's Daily Remembrancer
Being in an agony. Luke 22:44

Being in an agony. Luke 22:44

BELOVED, let us visit Gethsemane this morning, and see this strange sight. Here is our SURETY, the only-begotten Son of God; the brightness of Jehovah's glory, and the express image of His person; groaning on the cold ground, and baptized in blood. He is sore amazed. His heart is filled with horror, and His mind…

… — (click here to read more)

Christian Headlines  from  The Christian Post

Donnie McClurkin's First Single in 2 Years 'I Need You' Latest Hit on Gospel Radio

Donnie McClurkin is back with his first new song since 2014 and the Grammy Award winning gospel singer is already making waves with one of the most added songs on gospel radio stations.

Donald Trump Defends Bernie Sanders, Says 'Crooked' Hillary Clinton, 'Dysfunctional' System Rigged Against Sanders

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump has admitted he would rather run against Hillary Clinton rather than her Democratic rival Bernie Sanders, arguing that the "dysfunctional" political system is rigged against the senator from Vermont.

Erica Campbell Launches 4-Hour Talk Show 'Get Up! Mornings' May 10

After years of supplying her fans with tunes on the radio, gospel singer Erica Campbell is taking on a different role with her own syndicated radio talk show.

Candace Cameron Bure Opens Up About Past Eating Disorder, Credits Faith for Recovery

Although actress and talk show host Candace Cameron Bure once struggled with bulimia, the eating disorder wasn't brought on by body insecurity from the pressures of Hollywood. Rather, loneliness was the culprit.

Adrienne Bailon Glorifes God for 'The Real' Emmy Award Nominations Despite Loss

Even though Adrienne Bailon and her daytime talk show co-hosts on "The Real" didn't win an Emmy Award earlier this week, she glorified God for the four nominations and the opportunity to be working on the show.

US Ally Turkey Has 'Aided and Embedded' ISIS, Terror Groups That Kill Christians, Activist Says

U.S. ally and NATO member Turkey is aiding and embedding the Islamic State and other terrorist groups in Syria that kill Christians by providing aerial cover and "safe haven," human rights activist and author Mindy Belz said Wednesday.

Christians Must Live Out Their Faith to Impact the World, Says Tony Perkins Ahead of Nat'l Day of Prayer

FRC President Tony Perkins warned on Wednesday at the Pre-National Day of Prayer event in Washington D.C. that the time for spiritual warfare has arrived in America, and Christians must pray and follow it up with action to protect their families.

We're All Born Boy or Girl: A Note to Megyn Kelly

Megyn, when you saw your babies for the first time on an ultrasound and the nurse or doctor said, "It's a boy!" or "It's a girl!" I seriously doubt that you protested and replied, "What an antiquated concept! I don't believe kids are born with a specific sex. Let's give them a few years to decide if they are male, female, neither, or both -- however they self-identify."

National Day of Prayer: A Prayer for American Education

Our National Day of Prayer is the first Thursday of May: May 5 in this year AD 2016. There is so much in our national life that needs prayer -- where do we begin?

6 Prayers for Our Nation

Of course we should pray for our country. But how? What should we be praying for such a time as this? I've got some suggestions.

Joel Osteen: Fight Against 'Peace Stealers' That Cause Stress, Grief

Christians must fight against "peace stealers" to maintain a state of rest within the Lord, Joel Osteen says.

Singer Nicole Nordeman's 'Slow Down' Song Perfectly Captures Moms' Thoughts in Time for Mother's Day

Christian singer Nicole Nordeman sings every mother's plea to their children with her new song that garnered over 4 millions views in 72 hours.

Obama to Name Stonewall as First National Monument for Gay Rights

President Obama is expected to commemorate the United States' first national monument for the gay rights movement in New York City near a tavern that many claim is the birthplace of the American LGBT rights movement.

Medical Error Now Third Leading Cause of Death in US

Behind heart disease and cancer, medical error has been identified as the third leading cause of death in the U.S. according to a recent study published in the BMJ, an international peer reviewed medical journal.

Nation's Largest Atheist Group Demands School District Cancel Field Trip to Creation Museum

The nation's largest atheist group is demanding that a Pennsylvania school cancel its planned field trip to the Creation Museum in Kentucky, claiming that such a trip is a violation of the U.S. Constitution.

Franklin Graham: Christians Are Under Assault in America

The Rev. Franklin Graham is warning Americans that the country is in imminent danger due to its mockery of God and gross immorality.

Christian Psychological Thriller 'Wildflower' Tackles Taboo Topics: Sexual Abuse, Murder, Depression (Interview)

The haunting new Christian thriller "Wildflower" tackles topics not often talked about in churches - how to deal with traumas, including sexual abuse.

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Today in Christian History
1950
American missionary and martyr Jim Elliot wrote in his journal: 'The conflict of science and religion is fought between the errors of both camps.'
Daily Reading Plan
Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
Judges 4-5; Job 35; Acts 16:16-40:
Again the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the , now that Ehud was dead.So the sold them into the hands of Jabin king of Canaan, who reigned in Hazor. Sisera, the commander of his army, was based in Harosheth Haggoyim.Because he had nine hundred chariots fitted with iron and had cruelly oppressed the Israelites for twenty years, they cried to the for help.Now Deborah, a prophet, the wife of Lappidoth, was leadingIsrael at that time.She held court under…
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