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Chip Ingram

The Peace and Power of a Prioritized Life, Part 1
with Chip Ingram from 'Living on the Edge'

Would you like to make this the best year of your life - no matter what happens with the economy, on your job, or even your health?  It is possible! Chip explores how to balance the demands of life and prioritize the activities and relationships that matter most to you.   (click here to read more)

Adrian Rogers

Why I Believe in Jesus
with Adrian Rogers from 'Love Worth Finding'

People put their faith in all kinds of things. Where is yours? Adrian Rogers explains how without Christ your heart and your life will still be empty.   (click here to read more)

Dick Woodward

Spiritual Values
with Dick Woodward from 'ICM's Mini Bible College'

One of the reasons people have so many problems is that they do not have the right values. Disciples who have the right attitudes within them are living with the right values. That is why they can have a salt and light influence in the world; their priorities are based on eternity and not on earthly…   (click here to read more)

Steve Arterburn

New Life Live: June 10, 2016
with Steve Arterburn from 'New Life Live!'

Caller Questions: I am 23yo engaged to an older man with 15yo kids; how do I convince my family I know what I am doing?  How do I forgive my husband for having an affair with my coworker and leaving me with the bills? Why does your Lose It for Life workshop work for…   (click here to read more)

Dr. Robert Jeffress

Granting the Gift of Forgiveness, Part 1
with Dr. Robert Jeffress from 'Pathway to Victory'

When Joseph was seventeen years old, his brothers sold him into slavery in Egypt. But twenty years later, after working as a servant in an Egyptian household and serving time in prison for a crime he never committed, he still chose to forgive. Today on Pathway to Victory, Dr. Robert Jeffress draws practical…   (click here to read more)

Today's Articles  from  StudyLight and LiveAsIf

All That and a Bag of Chips
'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

Not that I have already reached [the goal] or am already fully mature, but I make every effort to take hold of it because I also have been taken hold of by Christ Jesus. Brothers, I do not consider myself to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: forgetting what is behind and reaching forward to what is ahead, I…(continue reading article)

The Love of the Truth (72 of TBD)
'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

We live in a culture that is accustomed to seeing and hearing false prophets; they are commonplace among us. All one has to do is turn on the TV at virtually any hour of the day or night. Men and women openly speak and do things contrary to the word of God and all the whilst claim to be spokespersons for Him! I don't…(continue reading article)

Bible and Quote April 4-8, 2011
'Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns

  The troubles of my heart have multiplied; free me from my anguish. Psalm 25:17 Although it is true that faith brings peace, yet it does not always bring it instantaneously. There may be certain reasons calling for the trial of faith, rather than the reward of faith. Charles Haddon Spurgeon, 1834-92, British Reformed…(continue reading article)

Some Have No Shame
'God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester

                “People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive. . . .”             2 Timothy 3:2              …(continue reading article)

Repenting from “…the sin that so easily entangles…” Heb. 12:1
'Point of Reference' from Fred Price

Sin is defined as any violation of divine law by transgression or neglect. Being a conscientious people, we are often careful not to do the things we know shouldn’t be done, but we nevertheless often fail to do the things we ought. It’s still sin (James 4:17); which makes us all sinners. Paul declaring…(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
•  Opening Night - Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
•  Out on a Limb with Saw in Hand - 'Winging It

Additional Articles

•  Religious Familiarity Is So Dangerous - Word from Scotland
•  Competent Thinking - Find the Call
•  Rest - 'Christ in You...'
•  Learning From Our Past - Inspiration For You
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 19:28 - A rascally witness makes a mockery of justice, And the mouth of the wicked spreads iniquity.
Words to Ponder
What are our lame praises in comparison with His love? Nothing, and less than nothing; but love will stammer rather than be dumb. - Robert Leighton
Daily Dose
Daily Toon
Daily Devotionals  for  October 28

Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"
Justification By Faith

I am not saved by believing; I realize I am saved by believing. It is not repentance that saves me, repentance is the sign that I realize what God has done in Christ Jesus. The danger is to put the emphasis on the effect instead of on the cause. It is my obedience that puts me right with God, my consecration. Never! I am…… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"
Morning and Evening for March 5

"Let us not sleep, as do others." - 1 Thessalonians 5:6 There are many ways of promoting Christian wakefulness. Among the rest, let me strongly advise Christians to converse together concerning the ways of the Lord. Christian and Hopeful, as they journeyed towards the Celestial City, said to themselves,…… — (click here to read more)

Daily Light on the Daily Path
Morning / Evening Devotional — october 28

He saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor: therefore his arm brought salvation unto him. Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire: mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required. Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me, I delight to do thy will, O my God:… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"
Preserved to Work's End

"The LORD stood by him, and said, Be of good cheer, Paul: for as thou hast testified of Me in Jerusalem, so must thou bear witness also at Rome."   Acts 23:11 Are you a witness for the LORD, and are you just now in danger? Then remember that you are immortal till your work is done. If the LORD has more witness for you to bear, you will live to bear… — (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
Dates are Important

First things first. I have to correct a glaring mistake which I made yesterday. I wrote in my column yesterday that my wife and I were married on August 21, 1971. Even after what I thought to be a careful proofread I left us getting married on August 21, 1971. I was twenty-one years old plus ten days when Becky and…… — (click here to read more)

'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes
The Unique Cross

Another of the chief differences between Christianity and the world's religions, and something which adherents of other faiths find a major stumbling block, is the cross, which humbles all pride and dashes all hope of self-salvation. It also speaks of the tremendous and uncalculating generosity of God in providing for…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Right - Here is the Greek word exousian. This word means "permission" or "authority". The root behind this word carries the meaning of having the power to do something. But in this verse we need to notice carefully that this power or authority is not something that we have in ourselves nor is it something…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer
Morning / Evening Devotional — October 28

How can we tell whether or not a man or a religious demonstration is of God? The answer is easy to find, but it will take courage to follow the facts as God reveals them to us. The tests for spiritual genuineness are two: First, the leader must be a good man and full of the Holy Ghost. Christianity is nothing if not moral. No tricks of theology,… … — (click here to read more)

The Believer's Daily Remembrancer
The love that God hath to us. - 1 John 4:16

The love that God hath to us. - 1 John 4:16

Who shall describe it? What tongue or pen can set it forth? It is infinite, and what can finite mortals say? It is eternal, and how can we who are but of yesterday declare it?

It is the present heaven of the saints, to know and believe the love that God hath to them. None can reveal it to us,…

… — (click here to read more)

Christian Headlines  from  The Christian Post

Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump: Immigration

Arguably no issue has polarized voters more in this 2016 election cycle than immigration, particularly illegal immigration, and whoever is elected President will address this complex challenge and all its national security and economic dimensions.

Church of England Fires Bisexual Priest After Wife Exposes Double Life of Orgies, Prostitutes

A priest within the Church of England has been defrocked after his estranged wife exposed his double-life of participating in orgy parties and hiring prostitutes.

Asia Bibi's Supreme Court Judge Suddenly Quits Over Apparent Fear of Pakistani Mob Attack

The future of Asia Bibi, a Christian mother of five who was sentenced to death in 2010 on accusations of blasphemy, appears to be uncertain after a senior judge who was to preside over her appeal suddenly resigned, says a Pakistani Christian group, highlighting the rise in hatred against Christians.

Atheists Outraged by SPLC Branding Atheist Critics of Radical Islam 'Anti-Muslim Extremists'

Sam Harris and several other prominent members of the atheist community have condemned the Southern Poverty Law Center's recent decision to brand atheist authors critical of radical Islam as "anti-Muslim Extremists."

Christian-Run Nursing Home in Switzerland Forced to Allow Assisted Suicide or Lose Charitable Status

A Christian nursing home run by the Salvation Army in Switzerland has been told that it must either allow assisted suicide despite its religious beliefs, or lose its charitable status.

ISIS Militants Execute 30 Hostages, Including Children, in Afghanistan Revenge Killing

Militants believed to be linked to the Islamic State terror group, which is now seeking to establish a caliphate inside Afghanistan, abducted and killed at least 30 people, including children, in central Afghanistan.

Billy Graham: Parents Should Welcome Rebellious Children Back With Open Arms

What should Christian parents do if their daughter runs off with her boyfriend and later seeks to return home after being dumped? Evangelist Billy Graham says she must be forgiven and welcomed back as the parents' "only opportunity" to influence her for good, with God's help.

Tim Keller Warns Christians About Being Divided by Politics: 'You're Christian First'

Timothy Keller, senior pastor at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, warned Christians Thursday against allowing politics to divide the Church and said before anything else, "you're Christian first."

Ask Chuck: 8 Budget Hacks to Save Over $3,600

Dear Chuck: I've seen that you really encourage people to save $1,000 that they don't touch at all except for extreme emergencies, but seriously, I CAN'T DO IT! I need some advice on where to cut because I'm so close to the edge. Got any ideas?

Pastors: They're Coming After You!

So I'll admit it. I did come up with the title of this article for shock value, but the fact is, you need to be shocked. In other words, the title may be sensational, but it is only sensational because it is true.

Dallas Church Denounced for Dismissing Unrepentant Gay Man

Courageously doing the right thing these days, like practicing church discipline, is going to exact a cost.

Gay Journalist 'Horrified' Court Ruling Forces Christian Bakers to Bake Gay Marriage Cakes

A gay journalist in the U.K. is speaking out against an appeals court in Ireland that ruled Christian bakers must compromise their religious convictions on marriage and make cakes that display pro-gay marriage messages.

Kirk Cameron Says 'Heaven Is Moving' as Christians Seek Spiritual Revival to Change the Culture (Watch)

Kirk Cameron's film "Revive Us" will have an encore screening in select theaters nationwide on Nov. 1, one week before the presidential election, and urges more Americans to see the film and seek revival.

John Piper Answers: Is It a Sin to Watch Porn With My Spouse?

Is porn off limits in the marital bed of a Christian husband and wife or is it OK to watch it together? Pastor John Piper answers this often asked question that he says usually comes from perplexed wives.

The White Church Is 'Late' to the Racial Reconciliation Conversation, Christian Rapper Propaganda Says (Interview)

As racial tensions continue to be a major problem in communities throughout America, 37-year-old Christian rapper Propaganda sat down with The Christian Post to discuss what it is that churches need to do to lead the nation's racial reconciliation discussion and increase racial diversity in their own pews.

3 More Things to Look for on Election Day Ballot: Casinos, Sex, Death Penalty (Part 2)

Choosing the future president of the United States of America is not the only decision voters across the nation will find themselves voting on come November 8.

9-Y-O Christian Boy Accused of Burning Quran, Tortured 4 Days by Police Finally Released From Jail

Human rights activists and politicians in Pakistan have banded together to successfully secure the release of a 9-year-old Christian boy and his mother who were jailed last week and could have faced the death penalty after they were accused of burning a copy of the Quran.

Christians Must Confront Culture With a 'Hard Head, Soft Heart,' Benham Brothers Say

For Christians to transform the culture, they must have "hard heads" and "soft hearts," according to twin brothers David and Jason Benham.

Wheaton College Trustees Admit Suspending 'Same-God' Prof. Larycia Hawkins Was 'Error in Judgment'

Wheaton College's board of trustees have admitted that the evangelical school erred in judgment when it placed political science professor Larycia Hawkins on administrative leave last winter after she posted on Facebook that Christians and Muslims worship the same God.

Scholars Translate Richard Hooker's 'Laws' Modern English to Equip Protestants Ignorant of Church History

A team of scholars is translating the work of a 16th century British theologian from old English into modern vernacular to spearhead an intellectual renewal in the contemporary reformed and evangelical Protestant Church.

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Lectionary Calendar
Friday, October 28th, 2016
the Week of Proper 25 / Ordinary 30
Today in Christian History
At Nonantum, Mass., colonial missionary John Eliot ("Apostle to the New England Indians"), 42, conducted the first Protestant worship service for the Indians of North America. He also delivered the first sermon preached to the Indians in their native tongue.
Daily Reading Plan
Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
Isaiah 27-28; Psalm 118; 2 Thessalonians 2:
In that day, the will punish with his sword— his fierce, great and powerful sword— Leviathan the gliding serpent, Leviathan the coiling serpent; he will slay the monster of the sea.In that day— “Sing about a fruitful vineyard:I, the , watch over it; I water it continually. I guard it day and night so that no one may harm it.I am not angry. If only there were briers and thorns confronting me! I would march against them in…
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