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Ready or Not, Here He Comes, Part 1
with Skip Heitzig from 'The Connection'

Skip Heitzig continues his series Rumblings of War and the Prince of Peace. The second coming of Jesus Christ is the ultimate event of all history, and it will occur during a time of intense distress for the world. The question is: Are you ready for Him? Join Skip for “Ready or Not, Here He Comes!&rdquo…   (click here to read more)

Set Free From Me - Part 4
with Pastor Rick Warren from 'Daily Hope'

Whenever we’re afraid, we need to turn our thoughts to God. This is how God’s Spirit sets us free from fear. The Bible says, “For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s…   (click here to read more)

What Makes America Great
with Dr. Dobson from 'Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk'

What are the characteristics that make America great? On today's Family Talk, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal shares powerful personal stories from his childhood, and discusses the impact that the Obama administration has had on the American dream.   (click here to read more)

Know What You're Getting
with Dennis Rainey from 'FamilyLife Today®'

Dreaming of your future spouse? Pastor Dan Chun encourages singles to closely observe the person they're dating and invites them to ask some key questions. Once infatuated, or in the weird zone as he calls it, it's hard to judge a person's character accurately. Chun advises singles to take their time…   (click here to read more)

Reaching Out to Christ When Life is Caving In, Part 2
with Pastor Mike Fabarez from 'Focal Point'

Life can be so unsure.  One minute we’re on firm footing … then suddenly, the bottom drops out from under us.  The next thing we know, we’re in a proverbial hole, looking up.  Of course, we could try to dig our way out.  On this edition of Focal Point, Mike Fabarez…   (click here to read more)

Today's Articles  from  StudyLight and LiveAsIf

God's Way Into the Record Book
'Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley

While Barry Bonds chases "the Babe" and ultimately "Hammerin' Hank", there are other records that float out there in Major League Baseball. Many have tried but still no one has eclipsed the "Yankee Clipper", Joe Dimaggio (is there something that says you can only hold a record if you have a nickname? Maybe that's…(continue reading article)

Simplicity, 1 of 2
'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

But we encourage you, brothers, to do so even more, to seek to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you, so that you may walk properly in the presence of outsiders and not be dependent on anyone. - 1 Thessalonians 4:10b-12 HCSB Francois de Fénelon[1]…(continue reading article)

Chicken or Egg?
'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

Of course you have heard the age-old conundrum, “Which came first; the chicken or the egg?” It has been the subject of many a heated debate. Did you ever stop to question why this puzzle is so difficult to answer? Have you ever seriously considered the implications of the fact that this enigma has survived over…(continue reading article)

Additional Articles

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•  Is Gad Jacob's son, a troop, fortune or a pagan deity? - 2007-03-08
•  Equipped - 'Winging It
•  For The Love Me - Quiet Time

Additional Articles

•  Jesus Knows When To Serve People And Also When To Slip Away - Word from Scotland
•  Change is Good - Find the Call
•  The Unknown - 'Christ in You...'
•  The Bride Price - Refreshment in Refuge
•   Ring Your Own Telephone - Inspiration For You
•  Bible and Quote - October 13-17, 2014 - Bible verse and quote

Additional Articles

•   The Ebb and Flow of Power in Politics - Point of Reference
•  Relationship - God's Words For US
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 13:23 - Abundant food is in the fallow ground of the poor, But it is swept away by injustice.
Words to Ponder
Bury each yesterday in the fine linen and spices of thankfulness. - Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-92)
Daily Dose
Daily Devotionals  for  October 30

Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"

Faith in antagonism to common sense is fanaticism, and common sense in antagonism to faith is rationalism. The life of faith brings the two into a right relation. Common sense is not faith, and faith is not common sense; they stand in the relation of the natural and the spiritual; of impulse and inspiration. Nothing Jesus…… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"
Morning and Evening for March 3

"I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction." - Isaiah 48:10 Comfort thyself, tried believer, with this thought: God saith, "I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction." Does not the word come like a soft shower, assuaging the fury of the flame? Yea, is it not an asbestos armour, against which the…… — (click here to read more)

Daily Light on the Daily Path
Morning / Evening Devotional — october 30

It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord. Hath God forgotten to be gracious? hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies? — I said in my haste, I am cut off from before thine eyes: nevertheless thou heardest the voice of my supplications when I cried unto thee. Shall not God avenge his own elect, which… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"
Thorough Cleansing

"Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you."   Ezekiel 36:25 What an exceeding joy is this! He who has purified us with the blood of Jesus will also cleanse us by the water of the Holy Spirit. God hath said it, and so it must be, "Ye shall be clean." LORD,… — (click here to read more)

Voice of the Lord
Devotional for 'Cheshvan 06'

Of all the festivals appointed by God, Shabbat (the Sabbath) stands out as the preeminent celebration. Some think that because it occurs every week, Shabbat is somehow common or mundane. However, our people have always felt the opposite; that is, because Shabbat is so special, it is to be observed every week. Why is special emphasis put on this holy day?… — (click here to read more)

Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
A Three-in-one Holiday

Easter. Thanksgiving. Christmas. The three "holidays" that are recognized by the federal government and heavily celebrated by the church around the United States. I have given them in their chronological order as they fall in the calendar year. You know what each is for. Easter is the celebration of the death, burial…… — (click here to read more)

'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes
The Book of Books

What do we mean when we say that the Bible is "inspired"? There are various views. One is natural inspiration - that the Bible is inspired in the same way that any work of genius is, like Pilgrim's Progress for example. Another view is of partial inspiration, which claims that the Bible is not a scientific textbook…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Repent - Have you ever experienced repenting? It is not the same as regret or remorse. Regret means that I wish that something had not happened. Remorse means that I feel badly about what happened. But repent means that I acknowledge my guilt for an evil past act. It is my fault. I did it. And…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer
Morning / Evening Devotional — October 30

I have met two classes of Christians; the proud who imagine they are humble, and the humble who are afraid they are proud! There should be another class: the self-forgetful men and women who leave the whole thing in the hands of Christ and refuse to waste any time trying to make themselves good. They will reach the goal far ahead of the rest. The… … — (click here to read more)

The Believer's Daily Remembrancer
Call upon me in the day of trouble. - Psalms 50:15

Call upon me in the day of trouble. - Psalms 50:15

Keep the straight path of duty, and if troubles come, or difficulties arise, thy God invites thee to call upon Him. He will come to thy help and bring all His boundless resources with Him.

He is always within call. His ear is never heavy, that it cannot hear; His arm is not shortened, that…

… — (click here to read more)

Christian Headlines  from  The Christian Post

Connecticut School Accused of Racism After It Bans Nigerian-American Girl From Class Amid Ebola Fears

The Christian Association of Nigerian-Americans has accused the Milford School District in Connecticut of racism for banning a 7-year-old Nigerian-American girl from attending class on suspicion of Ebola, since she had traveled to Nigeria earlier this month. The school, which was sued by the father of the girl, argued that it acted in the best interest of its students and staff.

Super Smash Bros for Wii U Playable With GameCube Controllers, Nintendo Re-Releases Controllers and Wii U Adapter

"Super Smash Bros for Wii U" is scheduled for a release this coming November 21 in the U.S. and on December 5 for Europe and December 6 for Japan. The Wii U version of the game is essentially the same as the Nintendo 3DS version.

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Dual Pack Coming Soon With 200 Potion Promo Code

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire is scheduled for a release on Nov. 21 for the Nintendo 3DS system. While the two games are to be released and to be purchased separately, Nintendo has recently announced that the two games are also going to be available in a special Dual Pack.

Mortal Kombat X Could Get 40 Characters in Roster, Up To 16 DLC Characters

NetherRealm Studio's upcoming Mortal Kombat title, "Mortal Kombat X" has now been scheduled for a release on April 14, 2015. The game is initially being developed for the Playstation 4, Xbox One, and the Windows PC, with a Playstation 3, and Xbox 360 ports to be expected by another developer.

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix Releases Dec. 2 in U.S., Limited Edition Available for Pre-Order

Square Enix's "Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix" is scheduled for a Dec. 2 release in the U.S. The game was released in Japan Oct. 2 earlier this month. As with the rest of the Kingdom Hearts series, the game is exlcusively for the Playstation systems only and "Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix" is for the Playstation 3.

Elder Scrolls Online Delayed to End of 2014 or Early 2015, Elder Scrolls Lore Books to Be Released

While Bethesda's "Elder Scrolls Online" has been released for the Windows PC April 4 earlier this year, the Playstation 4 and Xbox One ports are still awaiting release to the public. The next-gen console ports were originally scheduled for a June release this year but the company announced a six-month delay pushing the release to later this 2014 or early 2015.

Dragon Age: Inquisition Demo Playable at PAX Australia

BioWare's "Dragon Age: Inquisition" is scheduled to be released on November 18 this year for the Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and the Windows PC. It is a direct sequel to "Dragon Age: Origins" and "Dragon Age II" and will be the third major title in the "Dragon Age" franchise.

Bloodborne Release Date Coming February 2015, Game at 1080p/30fps

The Playstation 4 exclusive game "Bloodborne" by From Software is going to be set to 1080p at 30fps according to the developers themselves. Apparently, the devs themselves prefer the game to be set that way. The game is a few months from release but it would seem that the dev team still haven't finalized the game's specs yet.

Batman: Arkham Knight Releases on June 2015, Collector's Editions and Pre-Order DLC

"Batman: Arkham Knight," developed by Rocksteady Studios and Warner Bros. Interactive will be released on June 2, 2015 on the Playstation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC. The game will be a direct seqeul to the 2011 "Batman: Arkham City" and will take place one year after the game's events.

'The Big Bang Theory' Season 8 News, Spoilers: Recently-Released Trailers Showed Penny and Leonard in A Big Rift

CBS has released two sneak peeks for the seventh episode of its popular TV series, "The Big Bang Theory" Season 8 which is entitled, "The Misinterpretation Agitation."

'The Vampire Diaries' Season 6 News, Spoilers: A Homecoming Party in 'The World Has Turned and Left Me Here'

"The Vampire Diaries" Season 6 introduces Liam (Marco James) as Elena's (Nina Dobrev) new love interest in its premiere episode. Now fans are wondering will the newfound flame can last throughout?

'Scandal' Season 4 Recap, Spoilers: What Will Happen in 'An Innocent Man?'

The previous episode of the hit political thriller TV series "Scandal" Season 4 revealed President Fitz Thomas Grant III (Tony Goldwyn) beating up Jake (Scott Foley). He wanted the latter to confess about the death of his son, Jerry.

'How to Get Away with Murder' Season 1 Recap, Spoilers: Show Will Focus More on Asher in 'Freakin' Whack-a-Mole'

In the previous episode of the highly-acclaimed TV series 'How to Get Away with Murder,' fans saw Annalise (Viola Davis) take up an admitted murder case. But drama doesn't stop there for the professor when she found out a naked photo of her husband, Sam (Tom Verica) on Lila's phone.

ERLC Conference Shifts From Compassionate to Judgmental, Says Same-Sex Marriage Activist (Interview)

While most within the Southern Baptist Convention applauded the opportunity to openly discuss how Christians should respond to the growing cultural and political acceptance of gay marriage during a three-day conference hosted by the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, most in the LGBT community tracking the event were not so pleased.

'Bones' Season 10 News, Spoilers: Dr. Hodgins a Suspect for a Murder in 'The Corpse at the Convention'

Fans of the hit crime comedy-drama TV series, 'Bones' Season 10, will find the Jeffersonian gang on a trip to a forensic convention. Everything went smoothly for them until they discover the grotesque remains of a murder victim on the stairs.

'Captain America 3' News, Update: Marvel Announces Movie Title, Confirms Storyline Speculations

Months have passed by and diehard comic book fans have been battling over what the next Captain America movie will be about. Now, everything is settled when Marvel's two huge stars announces that it will be titled 'Captain America: Civil War.'

'Thor 3' Release Date, News and Rumors: Movie Titled 'Ragnarok' or 'The End of All Things'

Earlier this week, Marvel Studios announced during a big event in Los Angeles that the upcoming "Thor 3" movie will be officially titled, "Thor: Ragnarok." Ragnarok, in Norse mythology, means the doom of the gods and the humans.

Christians Urged to Gather on International Day of Prayer as Persecution Reaches Unprecedented Levels

Christians are being urged to come together on the International Day of Prayer for the persecuted church on Sunday, with persecution watchdog group Open Doors noting that hostilities against believers this year have reached unprecedented levels in modern times.

Brittany Maynard Delays Voluntary Suicide: 'It Doesn't Seem Like the Right Time Right Now'

Brittany Maynard, the woman who made headlines by planning to take her own life on Nov. 1, has had a change of heart and decided not to follow through with her plan.

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Lectionary Calendar
Thursday, October 30th, 2014
the Week of Proper 25 / Ordinary 30
Today in Christian History
English founder of Methodism John Wesley explained in a letter: 'By a "Christian," I mean one who so believes in Christ as that sin hath no more dominion over him.'
Daily Reading Plan
Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
Isaiah 31-33; Psalm 119:33-64; 1 Timothy 1:
Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, who rely on horses, who trust in the multitude of their chariots and in the great strength of their horsemen, but do not look to the Holy One of Israel, or seek help from the .Yet he too is wise and can bring disaster; he does not take back his words. He will rise up against that wicked nation, against those who help evildoers.But the Egyptians are mere mortals and…
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