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He's Got All the Power You Need
with Pastor Jonathan Falwell from 'One-on-One'

One-on-One with Pastor Jonathan is the daily 90-second audio devotionals prepared by Jonathan Falwell.   (click here to read more)

When You Can't Get No Satisfaction, Part 1
with Dr. Robert Jeffress from 'Pathway to Victory'

Benjamin Franklin once observed, “Who is it that is rich? He who is content. And who is that? No one.” In the message “When You Can’t Get No Satisfaction,” as part of the empowering series, “Living Above Your Circumstances,” Dr. Robert Jeffress leads us to discover…   (click here to read more)

How I Can Persevere
with Jack Graham from 'PowerPoint'

The Christian life will not be without disappointment. In fact, quite often our greatest victories will be followed by great opposition. On today’s PowerPoint, Pastor Jack Graham shares in his message, “How I Can Persevere,” how one of the greatest heroes of our faith got up when he…   (click here to read more)

#3 Picture Your Purpose
with Dale O'Shields from 'Practical Living'

Studying how to understand God's purpose in our lives   (click here to read more)

Jeremiah #15: Everyone ... Greedy for Gain
with Kay Arthur from 'Precepts for Life'

The pursuit of wealth is perhaps our most serious modern idol. As Scripture reminds us, you can’t serve both God and riches at the same time.  Kay Arthur examines greed and its effect on a nation, as she continues a series in the first part of Jeremiah. Don’t mis…   (click here to read more)

Today's Articles  from  StudyLight and LiveAsIf

Rebekah’s Favoritism
'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

Isaac loved Esau because he had a taste for wild game, but Rebekah loved Jacob. - Genesis 25:28 HCSB Like many marriages, Rebekah and Isaac’s started out idyllically[1] but soon degenerated into a mutually apathetic relationship. It diverged even further into reciprocal frustration and antagonism. What started…(continue reading article)

I am a Debtor (Romans 1.14-15; encore)
'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

  A debtor, very simply put, is someone who owes a debt, or is bound by some obligation to another. Paul declared himself to be a debtor when he wrote, “I am a debtor both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to wise and to unwise. So, as much as is in me, I am ready to preach the gospel to you who are in Rome…(continue reading article)

How Highly Do You Value and Appreciate The Kingdom of God?
'Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw

 Where your treasure is there will your heart be also.   Do we not discover that so very few people have their heart and thereby their treasure in the kingdom of God and in the work and service of the kingdom of God?   We are reading in Matthew Chapter 13 verses 44 to 46. Where your treasure is…(continue reading article)

Additional Articles

•  MENO* - 2014-04-20
•  Hâlakh - 2014-04-19
•  The Peshitta - 2014-04-18
•  Is Gad Jacob's son, a troop, fortune or a pagan deity? - 2007-03-08
•  The Architect and the Builder - Find the Call
•  Called And Chosen - 'Christ in You...'

Additional Articles

•  Our battles begin and end in our mind - Refreshment in Refuge
•  The Birth Of A Hero - Inspiration For You
•   Bible and Quote October 29 - November 2 - Bible verse and quote
•  A Connection Between Music and Sex - Point of Reference
•   Forgiveness - God's Words For US
•  Our Edge - Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

Additional Articles

•  God's Will for Your Life - 'Winging It
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 18:19 - A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city, And contentions are like the bars of a citadel.
Words to Ponder
Too many missionary appeals are based upon this fancied frustration of Almighty God. An effective speaker can easily excite pity in his hearers, not only for the heathen but for the God who has tried so hard and so long to save them and has failed for want of support. I fear that thousands of younger persons enter Christian service from no higher motive than to help deliver God from the embarrassing situation His love has gotten Him into and His limited abilities seem unable to get Him out of. - A.W. Tozer (20th century)
Daily Dose
Daily Devotionals  for  October 2

Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"
The Sphere Of Humiliation

After every time of exaltation we are brought down with a sudden rush into things as they are where it is neither beautiful nor poetic nor thrilling. The height of the mountain top is measured by the drab drudgery of the valley; but it is in the valley that we have to live for the glory of God. We see His glory on…… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"
Morning and Evening for March 31

"With his stripes we are healed." - Isaiah 53:5 Pilate delivered our Lord to the lictors to be scourged. The Roman scourge was a most dreadful instrument of torture. It was made of the sinews of oxen, and sharp bones were inter-twisted every here and there among the sinews; so that every time the lash came…… — (click here to read more)

Daily Light on the Daily Path
Morning / Evening Devotional — october 2

The goat shall bear upon him all their iniquities unto a land not inhabited: and he shall let go the goat in the wilderness. As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us. — In those days, and in that time, saith the LORD, the iniquity of Israel shall be sought for, and there shall be none; and the sins of… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"
Comfort En Route Home

"And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die: and God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which He swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob."   Genesis 50:24 Joseph had been an incarnate providence to his brethren. All our Josephs die, and a thousand comforts die with them. Egypt was never the same to Israel after Joseph… — (click here to read more)

Voice of the Lord
Devotional for 'Tishrei 08'

It was a sea of people in the nation's capital. One millionmen gathered from every city and state of this country to humble themselves before the Lord God. After wading through the packed crowd, my brother and I finally came to a small place in the center where we could stand with our friends. The assembly was beginning and a mass of men stood to their… — (click here to read more)

Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
THE Major

The Majors. No, not the Major Leagues of professional baseball. The Majors. The tournaments that provide the heart and soul of the Professional Golfers Association season. Four tournaments which comprise the best tests of gut-it-out golf in the most compelling arenas of the world. The Majors. They were the focus of…… — (click here to read more)

'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes
Education without God ...

We said yesterday that one of the reasons why Solomon uses so many vivid illustrations is to break through our defensive attempts to avoid reality. It was T. S. Eliot who said that "humankind cannot bear very much reality." Psychologists warn that we should be careful about stripping away people's defenses, as coming…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Dream - Pharaoh's dream was a nightmare. He saw his country ravished by famine and he didn't know what to do to stop it. The Hebrew language has only one word for dream. It is halam. While most dreams are without spiritual significance, there are some dreams that God uses to speak to men. In some cases, these…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer
Morning / Evening Devotional — October 2

. . . Everybody knows just what will happen, and this has become our deadliest enemy. We blame the devil, the "last days" and anything else we can think of, but the greatest enemy is not outside of us. It is within--it is an attitude of accepting things as they are. We believe that what was must always determine what will be, and as a result… … — (click here to read more)

The Believer's Daily Remembrancer
Thou shalt be a blessing. - Genesis 12:2

Thou shalt be a blessing. - Genesis 12:2

We were by nature cursed of God, and a curse to others; but a God of love interferes for us, pours out His blessing upon us, and makes us a blessing.

He gives grace to form the character; gifts to fit for usefulness; wisdom to choose the course; strength to do His will; supplies to complete the design;…

… — (click here to read more)

Christian Headlines  from  The Christian Post

Drinking Age to 25 Hoax Fools 9 Million Readers: Minimum for Alcohol Remains 21

A drinking age 25 hoax is being spread over social media and has tricked many into believing the U.S. drinking age will be raised sometime in August. However, the bogus news report was exposed as nothing more than a hoax.

Kirstie Alley Vows to 'Turn the Other Cheek' in Maks Chmerkovskiy Scientology Feud

Kirstie Alley took to Twitter defending herself and Scientology against Mak Chmerkovskiy's recent claims that their friendship ended over the Church of Scientology.

Rick Warren Credits 'Jesus Model of Discipleship' for Saddleback's Growth; Says Large Crowds Don't Impress Him

Having a large church does not matter unless people are being discipled and growing with a purpose, said Rick Warren during a Hispanic pastor's conference, LiderVision, in Los Angeles Friday.

Jay-Z and Beyonce Divorce Rumors Are Not True, Insists Dancer

Beyonce and Jay Z are a loving couple, despite reports trying to prove otherwise according to one of the singer's leading backup dancers.

Man Fired from Gym for Sharing Faith Wins Payout: Told Member Yoga Allows 'Evil' In the Body

A UK fitness coach fired after telling a gym member that yoga would allow "evil" into her body, has won a payout from his former employer.

Khloe Kardashian Wants to 'Protect' Lamar Odom Despite Divorce

Khloe Kardashian believes she will forever be impacted by Lamar Odom in the latest episode of "Keeping Up With The Kardashians."

Chris Brown Admits His Mistakes and Lack of Regrets in Message to Fans

Chris Brown is speaking up about the many mistakes he has made, while living with no regrets.

Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran Dating News: Model and Singer to Get Back Together, Says Friend

Karrueche Tran and Chris Brown will get back together in a week amid reports of them breaking up, according to the model's friend.

Jada Pinkett Smith Reflects on 'Tough' Willow Smith Photo Incident

Jada Pinkett Smith, the 42-year-old actress and wife to actor Will Smith with whom she shares two children, is reflecting on a photograph controversy involving her youngest child Willow, 13.

Five World Vision Sponsored Children Killed in Israeli Attacks in Gaza

Five World Vision sponsored children have been killed in Gaza due to Israeli airstrikes and violence. Due to the ongoing violence, the Christian humanitarian organization has temporarily suspended its operations in the region

Beyonce and Nicki Minaj New Song 'Flawless' Raps About Solange Elevator Incident

Beyonce is speaking out about the infamous elevator fight that took place between her sister and husband earlier this year in the form of her "Flawless" remix.

Destiny PC, PS4, Xbox One Release Date: Activision and Bungie Offer No PC Date Yet, September 2014 for Consoles

Bungie has been famously known for being the creators of the multi-billion dollar sci-fi shooter franchise, "Halo." Their first game as a new stand-alone game company is the highly anticipated sci-fi first-person shooter/adventure game "Destiny."

Minecraft Snapshot 14w31a for 1.8 Update Released

Mojang has been announcing updates for version 1.8 of Minecraft over the past weeks and it seems that they are now winding down their development cycle and are focusing on bug fixes. The company has still not announced an official release date for Minecraft 1.8.

'Attack on Titan Season' 2 Release Date Revealed?

Otaku House, a Singapore-based online shop that sells cosplay costume made a statement on their blog that the long-awaited second season of "Attack on Titan" will air on July 26, 2015. However, to the dismay of the avid viewers and cosplay patrons, the Otaku House blog post on the series has been revealed to be an April Fool's prank.

Contrasting Views of Marriage (Part 4): The Destructive Logic of Marriage Revisionism

I have argued for the historic view of marriage as a conjugal union and made what I think are decisive objections to your view of marriage as committed sexual-romantic companionship or domestic partnership. You replied by restating your view and asserting that my objections don't apply. But restating a view is no substitute for an argument in its support.

Lifeguard Saves a Boy Heard Screaming After Being Taken Out by a Rip Current (VIDEO)

Lifeguard paddles out on a rescue board to save the life of a boy getting dragged away by powerful rip currents.

Celestial Events August 2014: Meteor Shower, New Moon, Full Moon Dates and Viewing Times

For those who are planning to spend some time under the night sky this month of August, here is a list of phenomenal celestial events to plan your activities around.

Dozens Saved at Heartbreaking Funeral for Braxton Caner, as Family Struggles Through Grief Over Death of Their Son

On the day of 15-year-old Braxton Caner's funeral on Saturday, just four days after he was discovered dead at his own hands, his father, Brewton-Parker College President and Baptist minister Ergun Mehmet Caner, shared his pain in a line from W.H. Auden's poem Funeral Blues: "Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun…".

'The Young and the Restless' Spoilers for the Week of Aug. 4

Fans of the long-running show, 'The Young and the Restless', have been watching as Ian Ward and Nikki Newman's court case went on during the past few weeks. After it was revealed that Paul was the father of Dylan, not Ian, Ian went on to sue Nikki for the emotional damage that she caused him during all the years they've been together by lying about Dylan's paternity.

Start Your Morning Off With a Good Laugh – Check Out These Flashdance Seagulls (VIDEO)

The seagulls at Trinity College in Ireland apparently love to dance to "Maniac" from the 1983 film "Flashdance."

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Lectionary Calendar
Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
the Week of Proper 21 / Ordinary 26
Today in Christian History
Birth of Allen W. Chatfield, an Anglican vicar in Herefordshire (a west England county bordering on Wales). His best remembered writings include the English translation of the hymn, "Lord Jesus, Think on Me."
Daily Reading Plan
Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
2ki17; mic6; 2 Corinthians 4:1-5:10:
In the twelfth year of Ahaz king of Judah, Hoshea son of Elah became king of Israel in Samaria, and he reigned nine years.He did evil in the eyes of the , but not like the kings of Israel who preceded him.Shalmaneser king of Assyria came up to attack Hoshea, who had been Shalmaneser’s vassal and had paid him tribute.But the king of Assyria discovered that Hoshea was a traitor, for he had sent envoys to Soking of Egypt, and…
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