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Jeremiah #35: Judgment and Restoration
with Kay Arthur from 'Precepts for Life'

A righteous and holy God must judge sin. But he also provided for our sin when His Son was nailed to the Cross.  Kay Arthur covers judgment and restoration, as she again takes us to the book of Jeremiah for more of a series called, “Return to Me.”   (click here to read more)

Jonathan Edwards
with Dr. R.C. Sproul from 'Renewing Your Mind'

Jonathan Edwards has been called by some the most brilliant American who ever lived. He played an integral part in the Great Awakening, and his towering intellect was matched only by his religious devotion. In this lecture, join Dr. Godfrey as he explains the life and impact of one of the most influential…   (click here to read more)

Bird Poop
with Richard Ellis from 'Richard Ellis Talks'

Jesus tells us that we can be assured of God’s provision in our life by looking at the birds of the air and seeing that they are cared for because God cares even more for us. Bird poop is evidence that a bird has been fed, so may we always be reminded to trust God, knowing that He is the Alpha…   (click here to read more)

The Cross:The Basis for Morality, Part 2 of 4 (Why the Cross Can Do What Politics Can't)
with Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer from 'Running To Win'

What happens when moral standards are set by the will of the majority? It becomes “okay” to kill a baby right before birth, but it is murder to kill one after birth. Confusion reigns and the price tag is devastating.    (click here to read more)

Judgment Day, Part 1
with Dr. Ron Jones from 'Something Good Radio'

‘Judgment Day’ sounds a bit foreboding, doesn’t it? But did you know the Bible speaks plainly about a coming day of accounting before God. Are you ready for judgment day? Today, Ron continues his series about the afterlife called Your Final Destination.   (click here to read more)

Today's Articles  from  StudyLight and LiveAsIf

Childish Desires
'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put aside childish things. - 1 Corinthians 13:11 HCSB Unfortunately, American “Christianity” is often characterized by childish immaturity and shallowness. As with all spiritual conundrums,…(continue reading article)

Comfort Through Abraham (11-11-10)
'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

The first biblical use of the word comfort was in regards to Noah's birth and the expectation of his father, Lamech, concerning his son (see Genesis 5.29). Lamech's expectations of comfort arose from the promises made by the God of all comfort following the sins of the original…(continue reading article)

Bible and Quote - October 13-17, 2014
'Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns

 Open my eyes, that I may behold Wonderful things from Your law. Ps 119:18       The Holy Ghost enables men to recognize what is hid, to perceive beauty and to discover splendour where all before had appeared without form and comeliness. Henry Melvill, 1798-1871, clergyman Church of England, served as…(continue reading article)

The Ebb and Flow of Power in Politics
'Point of Reference' from Fred Price

       I generally try not to comment on purely political issues, but this topic is important to the religious and the irreligious alike, determining how we all view ourselves as Americans.  The crux of the problem being that many are frustrated by failed agendas and angered by a president…(continue reading article)

Relationship
'God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester

    “I no longer call you servants, because a servant doesn’t know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known.” John 15:15 (NIV)   This scripture humbles me. It speaks of a new relationship between Jesus…(continue reading article)

Additional Articles

•  MENO* - 2014-04-20
•  kâphar - 2014-10-18
•  The Peshitta - 2014-04-18
•  Is Gad Jacob's son, a troop, fortune or a pagan deity? - 2007-03-08
•  A Good Thing - Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
•  Be True to Yourself - 'Winging It

Additional Articles

•  Sweet Fragrance - Refreshment in Refuge
•  It Can Be Dangerous To Sail Off Without Jesus Christ - Word from Scotland
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Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 19:23 - The fear of the LORD leads to life, So that one may sleep satisfied, untouched by evil.
Words to Ponder
Love is an expansion of the soul, or the inflaming of the affections, by which a Christian breathes after God as the supreme and sovereign good. - Thomas Watson (1620-86)
Daily Dose
Daily Devotionals  for  October 24

Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"
The Viewpoint

The viewpoint of a worker for God must not be as near the highest as he can get, it must be the highest. Be careful to maintain strenuously God's point of view, it has to be done every day, bit by bit; don't think on the finite. No outside power can touch the viewpoint. The viewpoint to maintain is that we are…… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"
Morning and Evening for March 9

"Yea, he is altogether lovely." - Song of Solomon 5:16 The superlative beauty of Jesus is all-attracting; it is not so much to be admired as to be loved. He is more than pleasant and fair, he is lovely. Surely the people of God can fully justify the use of this golden word, for he is the object of their warmest…… — (click here to read more)

Daily Light on the Daily Path
Morning / Evening Devotional — october 24

I am cast out of thy sight; yet I will look again toward thy holy temple. Zion said, The LORD hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath forgotten me. 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. I forgat prosperity. And I said, My strength and my hope is… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"
Godly Stability

"And I will make thee unto this people a fenced brazen wall: and they shall fight against thee, but they shall not prevail against thee; for I am with thee to save thee and to deliver thee, saith the LORD."   Jeremiah 15:20 Stability in the fear and faith of God will make a man like a wall of brass, which no one can batter down or break. Only the LORD… — (click here to read more)

Voice of the Lord
Devotional for 'Tishrei 30'

The Greek word klaytos (called) is best translated "invited." As we examine the word klaytos, it becomes apparent that it is a call to an elegant banquet, a solemn and special event. Rabbi Sha'ul (Saul; i.e., Paul) was telling the Messianic believers in Rome that they should treat one another respectfully, understanding that each of them was equally… — (click here to read more)

Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
Sixteen Steps

Sixteen steps. Every morning I face them. Sixteen steps. They are part of my regimen right when I get up. Sixteen steps. That's the number of steps I go up to get to my second floor shower and office every morning en route to doing this column. Sixteen steps. They seem to get steeper each day, especially when…… — (click here to read more)

'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes
At-One-Ment

Herbert Spencer, whom we quoted earlier, wrote: "The task of religion is at-one-ment: atonement. If it fails to do this it fails at the vital point." Its ritual may be beautiful, its sanctions may be ancient, its precepts may be good, but if it fails to bring men and women into correspondence with God it fails vitally and…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen
Stumbling

Stumbling - The word aptaistous is used only here in the entire New Testament. It comes from ptaio, a verb that is a metaphor for falling into disobedience. There is a beautiful parallel here with Isaiah 42:16 (October 20). God promises to make the blind walk in paths they do not know. Now we see the…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer
Morning / Evening Devotional — October 24

It is surely an erroneous supposition for humans to think or to believe that death will transform our attitude and dispositions. This is what I mean: if in this life we are not really comfortable talking and singing about heaven and its joy, I doubt that death will transform us into enthusiasts! If the worship and adoration of God are tedious now,… … — (click here to read more)

The Believer's Daily Remembrancer
In every thing give thanks. - 1 Thessalonians 5:18

In every thing give thanks. - 1 Thessalonians 5:18

Every thing we enjoy should be viewed as coming from the liberal hand of God : all was forfeited by sin; what we receive is of grace.

The providence that supplies us, is the wisdom, benevolence, and power of God in operation for us, as expressive of His infinite love and unmerited grace.…

… — (click here to read more)

Christian Headlines  from  The Christian Post

Sarah Palin: Why the Liberal Media Is Obsessed With Her

Since she burst on the national scene in 2008, the national media has enjoyed poking fun and mischaracterizing former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and her family. The main reason for their obsession is that Palin is an unabashed conservative who is articulate and popular with millions of Americans.

Robert P. George: Gay Marriage and Religious Freedom Cannot Coexist

Gay marriage proponents will not allow for religious freedom of their political opponents because their belief system does not allow for the fact that dissenters can be reasonable people of goodwill, Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University, argued at the Institute on Religion and Democracy's 2014 Diane Knippers Memorial Lecture.

WWE Hell in a Cell Lineup, Sheamus, The Miz, The Big Show, Rusev, and More

WWE's Hell in a Cell event is just on the horizon and the pay-per-view event will be featuring a number of matchups which will certainly entertain fans. WWE officially announced just this week that Miz and Sheamus will be facing off in the ring. Among others is a Rusev versus The Big Show match.

'Transformers 5' for 2016 Premiere, Still Unclear Whether Michael Bay Would Return to Direct

The fourth Transformers film, "Transformers: Age of Exctinciton" was a commercial hit with Michael Bay leading the film as its director and Mark Wahlberg as its lead actor. While the films face harsh criticisms from film critics, it's success over its four films indicates there's no reason it would stop.

Surface Pro 3 With Windows 10, Made for Business

Microsoft's latest tablet, the Surface Pro 3, is looking to be Windows 10 ready. Though the tablet isn't looking to dethrone the Apple iPad in the market, Microsoft is determined to continue down the tablet line.

There's a Good Reason for Mary Landrieu to be Concerned About This Election

Prospects that three term Democrat Senator Mary Landrieu will return to the US Senate to represent Louisiana for a fourth term are looking increasingly bleak. Senator Landrieu has good reason to be concerned.

Mortal Kombat X News: Characters Revealed, Game to Be Released in 2015

Fans of the Mortal Kombat series are eagerly anticipating the launch of its tenth title, Mortal Kombat X which is set for release next year.

Former Congressman and New York Megachurch Pastor Floyd Flake Confesses 'I Didn't Like Politicians'

Rev. Floyd Flake, senior pastor of the Greater Allen A.M.E Cathedral of New York, who spent 11 years in Congress batting for a better life for constituents in his church community, confessed Thursday that at one time, he "didn't even like politicians."

Paraplegic Mother Surfs the Waves While Duct-Taped to Her Friend - A Must-See! (VIDEO)

"It's shown me you can still have a dream, and things are possible. Concentrate on the positive in life."

Surface Pro 4 News: Next Gen Tablet-Laptop Hybrid to Be Released Soon?

As people are constantly on the lookout for the latest tablets and laptops on the market, Microsoft Surface general manager Brian Hall said in his blog post that the Surface Pro should not be overlooked as the gadget is reportedly "here to stay".

Samsung Galaxy S6 News: Smartphone Rumored to Be Released on March 2015

Fans of Samsung's Galaxy S series are looking forward to the Galaxy S6, since its predecessor, the S5, has been around for quite some time. The Galaxy S5 is touted to be one of the best phones around to run on the Android platform, and most are wondering what Samsung can do differently with the S6, since the S5 was not much of a change from the S4.

Unemployment Benefits 2014: Benefit Applications Slightly Rise But Stay at 14-Year Low

Two weeks ago, it was been reported that applications unemployment benefit claims plunged to a 14-year low at 264,000, and financial experts see this as a sign of a strengthened labor market that could help lessen the impact of a weak global growth.

'Grimm' Season 4 News: Show Creators Spill Major Spoilers for New Season

One day before the season 4 premiere of 'Grimm', co-creators David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf shared some major spoilers about the new season in an interview with TVGuide.com.

Amanda Knox Trial Update: Knox Writes 'What It's Like to Be Wrongly Accused' as She Waits for Italian Court Verdict

Amanda Knox continues to maintain her innocence on the murder of Meredith Kercher as she has written an essay for her blog, which was published by the Seattle Met on its October issue, describing what it's like to be falsely accused of a crime.

Man With A Megaphone Drives Around Giving Random Compliments To Strangers

Chicago native and videographer Blake Grigsby gets himself a megaphone and gets driven around different neighborhoods. Using the megaphone to blurt out positive comments to random people.

'Insurgent' Movie News: Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller Talks About Filming, Their Thoughts on 'Divergent'

Filming for 'Insurgent' has just wrapped two months ago, and now, film stars Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller are talking about their experience working on the film.

Altar Calls: Are They a Biblical Approach?

In our zeal to "get people into the kingdom," we sometimes run the risk of offering false assurance. This is a very real danger in the church today. Many come forward after a sermon, but do they change?

'Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta' News: Benzino and Althea Won't Be on Season 4? Joseline Shoots New Music Video With Stevie J

There are rumors that "Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta" stars Benzino and Althea won't be appearing on the show's upcoming fourth season. The couple was reportedly having problems negotiating their contracts as Althea wanted to be signed up as a paid cast member for the new season. Benzino also allegedly begged for Stevie's help to put in a good word to co-executive producer Mona Scott Young.

Tim Keller to Christian Leaders at Movement Day: Call Out City's Sin Without Boasting, Help Bring Peace

Pastors and Christian leaders should be unashamed to call out a city for its sin while at the same time working towards peace, said Tim Keller, the lead pastor at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, at the Christian leadership conference called Movement Day.

Imprisoned Christian Pakistani Asia Bibi's Family Speaks Out; Gives Details on Her Torture, Requests Help From Obama and Pope

The daughter of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman being held on death row in Pakistan, has spoken out about the alleged torture her mother experienced at the hands of alleged Islamic zealots.

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Friday, October 24th, 2014
the Week of Proper 24 / Ordinary 29
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