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Do You Really Know What Sin Does
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)

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)

Today's Articles  from  StudyLight and LiveAsIf

Who Alone is Wise
'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

Jude’s marvelous benediction reads: "To God our Savior, Who alone is wise, Be glory and majesty, Dominion and power, Both now and forever. Amen." (Jude 1.25). There is one phrase in this closing sentence of Jude’s short book which may escape our attention unless something drives us to observe it. That…(continue reading article)

Wanting What We Have
'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

  Better a little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure with turmoil. - Proverbs 15:16 HCSB   There once was a tzaddik who continuously praised the Lord for His great providence. “Blessed art thou, Yawheh Yireh, the Lord Who sees and provides for all my needs.”[1] It seemed that his…(continue reading article)

Thanksgiving, 2014
''Winging It' from Stan Smith

In one of Asaph's psalms, he quotes God as commanding, "Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving" (Psa 50:14). Paul told the Ephesian Christians to be "always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father" (Eph 5:20). According to the command to the Christians…(continue reading article)

Additional Articles

•  MENO* - 2014-04-20
•  ‘êzer - 2014-11-22
•  The Peshitta - 2014-04-18
•  Is Gad Jacob's son, a troop, fortune or a pagan deity? - 2007-03-08
•  Loved – Loosed – And Lifted - Word from Scotland
•  God Inhabits The Ordinary - 'Christ in You...'

Additional Articles

•  The Applause - Find the Call
•  That Time of Year - Inspiration For You
•  Bible and Quote November 10-14, 2014 - Bible verse and quote
•  Commitment;Confidence in the Lord - God's Words For US
•   “…the truth will set you free.” - Point of Reference
•  The Joy of the Lord - Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 20:27 - The spirit of man is the lamp of the LORD, Searching all the innermost parts of his being.
Words to Ponder
The more regret and trouble of spirit we have first at our conversion, the less we shall feel afterwards. - Thomas Watson (1620-86)
Daily Dose
Daily Devotionals  for  November 26

Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"
The Concentration Of Spiritual Energy

If you want to know the energy of God (i.e., the resurrection life of Jesus) in your mortal flesh, you must brood on the tragedy of God. Cut yourself off from prying personal interest in your own spiritual symptoms and consider bare-spirited the tragedy of God, and instantly the energy of God will be in you. "Look…… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"
Morning and Evening for February 6

"Praying always." - Ephesians 6:18 What multitudes of prayers we have put up from the first moment when we learned to pray. Our first prayer was a prayer for ourselves; we asked that God would have mercy upon us, and blot out our sin. He heard us. But when he had blotted out our sins like a cloud, then we…… — (click here to read more)

Daily Light on the Daily Path
Morning / Evening Devotional — November 26

The Lord delighteth in thee. Thus saith the LORD that created thee, ... Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. — Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee. Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"
Heavenly Alchemy

"Your sorrow shall be turned into joy."   John 16:20 Their particular sorrow was the death and absence of their LORD, and it was turned into joy when He rose from the dead and showed Himself in their midst. All the sorrows of saints shall be thus transmuted, even the worst of them, which look as if they must forever remain fountains of bitterness. … — (click here to read more)

Voice of the Lord
Devotional for 'Kislev 04'

Simon was an Orthodox Jew. He had a Gentile friend, James, who noticed that Simon owned four sets of false teeth. One day James asked his friend why he had so many sets of false teeth. Surprised by the question, Simon explained, "My friend, as you know, I keep kosher. I have one set of teeth I wear when I eat milk products; I have another set for meat… — (click here to read more)

Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
It Hasn't changed

Guess who turns seventy this year? Let me give you a hint. They were once German but now they are American. They were given a name that came to mean the entire family but more commonly went by the name of a household pest. They died off for a number of years but have recently been resurrected. Still not sure? Okay,…… — (click here to read more)

'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes
Shadow Boxing

We talked two days ago of humanity's efforts to try to reach God through philosophy and moralism or the law. The inadequacy, even bankruptcy, of trying to find God through the law is brought out most clearly in the passage before us today. The law, we are told, contains no true image, merely a shadow. It was the Word…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen
Deceived

Deceived - Here is the Greek verb exapatao. The root word is apatao but Paul has added ek to intensify the thought. It means, "to seduce or completely deceive". This is no accident or mistake. It is deliberate seduction with an evil plan. In the Greek translation of the Old Testament, this is…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer
Morning / Evening Devotional — November 26

Our constant effort should be to reach as many persons as possible with the Christian message, and for that reason numbers are critically important. But our first responsibility is not to make converts but to uphold the honor of God in a world given over to the glory of fallen man. No matter how many persons we touch with the gospel we have failed… … — (click here to read more)

The Believer's Daily Remembrancer
I am the good Shepherd. - John 10:11

I am the good Shepherd. - John 10:11

Beloved, are you in the fold of Jesus? Are you numbered with His sheep? Are you feeding and resting among them? Jesus presents Himself to us this morning, in a very lovely character; He says, "I AM THE GOOD SHEPHERD."

There is no other shepherd so good or so great as He. He has the tenderest affection…

… — (click here to read more)

Christian Headlines  from  The Christian Post

Open Letter to Senator McConnell and Speaker Boehner

President Barack Obama proudly announced that his policies would be on the ballot in the Nov. 4 midterm elections. He got his response loud and clear: The American people said, "No, thanks."

Britain Hasn't Been Invaded Since 1066, Until Now, Its Response: Same as in 1935

As an American Anglophile who lived in London in 1995 and in Edinburgh ten years later, I was greatly dismayed to witness how much the U.K. has changed for the worse during my recent trip to London shortly after Remembrance Day.

Library Tosses My Book, 'God Less America'

I received a Facebook message the other day from one of my readers in Cordova, Alaska.

Liberty Versus Comfort

For decades, liberal society has been obsessed with multiculturalism and tolerance. Generations of children have been raised to believe that it's good to accept everyone, celebrate differences, avoid value judgments, and affirm "authenticity" in all its forms.

New York Student Gets OK to Start Christian Club 'Dare to Believe' After She Was Told It Would Be Illegal

A New York school district has decided to approve a student's proposal to start a Christian club at her high school called "Dare to Believe" after she was initially told that her student organization would be a possible violation of the U.S. constitution.

UN Expert: ISIS Received Up to $45 Million in Ransom Payments Over the Past Year

A United Nations terrorism expert said on Monday that the Islamic State terrorist group has made between $35 million and $45 million off of ransom payments in the past year alone, the Associated Press reports.

Canadians Sing the Star-Spangled Banner When the Mic Dies Before a Hockey Game

An American hockey team was in Canada for a game when this person sang both countries' anthems.

Americans Evenly Split on Legalizing Gay Marriage in States, Midterm Exit Polls Show

Although Gallup polling from May indicates that American public opinion strongly favors legally recognizing same-sex marriage, 2014 midterm election exit polls found that voters were evenly divided on the issue of gay marriage.

Al Sharpton Slams Grand Jury Decision After Darren Wilson Is Cleared; 'We Are Going to Continue to Pursue Justice'

Al Sharpton slammed a St. Louis grand jury's decision to not indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson at a press conference on Tuesday.

Is Obama's Unilateral Action on Immigration Legal?

"Obama's not clarifying existing law as Reagan did, nor using prosecutorial discretion," Rozell said via email. "He's setting national policy. It is a dangerous path to go down because it will destabilize national policy by allowing presidents, depending on their party affiliation, to change policy through executive orders without Congress."

A Modern-Day Version of the Parable of the Unforgiving Servant (VIDEO)

It is also important that we forgive others who encounter the same problem, and most of all, forgive ourselves.

Missouri Governor Orders More National Guard Troops Sent to Ferguson; Lieutenant Governor Slams Nixon for Not Sending Them Sooner

Gov. Jay Nixon announced Tuesday that additional National Guard troops would enter Ferguson, Missouri, following criticism against him from Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder after a night of violence and protests in the St. Louis suburb.

Church of England to Allow Female Bishops as Soon as December

A dozen words will reverberate across the Christian world causing tears of joy or anguish depending on how you feel about women holding senior offices in church. Last week, Canon 33 of the General Synod, the governing organ of the Church of England, reads "A man or woman may be consecrated to the office of bishop." The decision came after a vote by the General Synod in London over an issue that the church has debated for almost 40 years. The new bishops may be appointed as early as this Christmas.

Pastor John Hagee Calls Obama One of the 'Most Anti-Semitic Presidents' in History

John Hagee, the senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, described President Barack Obama as "one of the most anti-Semitic presidents" in U.S. history while speaking at an event for the Zionist Organization of America.

Romancing White Evangelical Support: Huckabee's Trip to John Paul II Memorial May Signal Presidential Run?

What happens when a former presidential candidate and 100 evangelicals pray at a Polish Roman Catholic shrine? As it happens, we all break out our tea-leaves-reading skills and peer deeply into the American electoral future.

Chicago Church Gives $500 to Each Member to In Turn Bless Others; Pastor Discusses What They Did With the Money

Members of a Chicago church who were given $500 each made possible from a real estate deal the church received are using their share to help various programs and initiatives around the city.

Ferguson: Local Churches Serving as Safe Havens; Pastor Says Christians Should Respond to Civil Unrest by Promoting Prayer, Peace

Local churches in Ferguson are serving as safe havens for the community in the midst of turmoil and one local pastor is calling on Christians to promote peace and healing.

iOS 8 Problems Still Persist With 8.1.1 Update

Apple has been having software problems, both in the mobile and desktop platforms. Problems have been persisting ever since both the OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 were first released. Among problems are connectivity problems and unnecessary battery drain. The Cupertino company had already released a number of updates but said problems still persist.

Michael Brown Attacked Like a Hulking 'Demon,' Said Darren Wilson Who Feared He Would Be Killed

Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9, revealed in grand jury testimony released Monday evening that he was attacked by a hulking teenager who had the look of a "demon."

Ebola's American Victim Doctor Martin Maada Salia: I Strongly Believe My Dangerous Work Was God's Calling

"I see it as God's own desired framework for me," he said in a video posted by the United Methodist Church website. "I took this job not because I want to but I firmly believe that it was a calling and God wanted me to and that's why I strongly believe that the God who has brought me here will fix whatever comes my doorway"

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Lectionary Calendar
Wednesday, November 26th, 2014
the Week of Christ the King / Proper 29 / Ordinary 34
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