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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

Galatians...
'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

"There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise." (Galatians 3.26-27). Three specific things are identified as being irrelevant to one's…(continue reading article)

Products of Forced Labor
'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

  Isn't the fast I choose: To break the chains of wickedness, to untie the ropes of the yoke, to set the oppressed free, and to tear off every yoke? - Isaiah 58:6 HCSB The International Labor Office (ILO) estimates that there are over 12 million people trapped in forced labor around the world, generating…(continue reading article)

What Really Matters Is the Content Rather Than the Presentation
'Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw

John comes preaching from Isaiah.   We are in Luke Chapter 3.   This servant of GOD comes preaching The Word of GOD.   This can be so very easily overlooked and neglected and ignored in the church.      There is an enemy of God who does not want us to preach and teach and share the Word…(continue reading article)

Additional Articles

•  MENO* - 2014-04-20
•  ba‘al - 2015-02-28
•  The Peshitta - 2014-04-18
•  Is Gad Jacob's son, a troop, fortune or a pagan deity? - 2007-03-08
•  Rugged Beauty - Find the Call
•  Change - 'Christ in You...'

Additional Articles

•  Leaving Your Footprint Forever - Inspiration For You
•  Bible and Quote - February 16-20 - Bible verse and quote
•  Christ in You - God's Words For US
•  The Problem with Gossip - Point of Reference
•  The Best Ace - Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
•  Liar Liar - 'Winging It
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 11:24 - There is one who scatters, and yet increases all the more, And there is one who withholds what is justly due, and yet it results only in want.
Words to Ponder
We must learn to be alone with Christ, to find our sufficiency in him, before we can become a constructive and contributing member of the fellowship. - Mark Shaw (20th century)
Daily Dose
Daily Devotionals  for  March 2

Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"
Have You Felt The Hurt Of The Lord?

Have you felt the hurt of the Lord to the uncovered quick, the place where the real sensitiveness of your life is lodged? The devil never hurts there, neither sin nor human affection hurts there, nothing goes through to that place but the word of God. "Peter was grieved because Jesus said unto him the third time. .…… — (click here to read more)

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

"Renew a right spirit within me." - Psalm 51:10 A backslider, if there be a spark of life left in him will groan after restoration. In this renewal the same exercise of grace is required as at our conversion. We needed repentance then; we certainly need it now. We wanted faith that we might come to Christ…… — (click here to read more)

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

God hath caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction. Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. For as the… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"
Giving Without a Whisper

"But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: that thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret Himself shall regard thee openly."   Matthew 6:3-4 No promise is made to those who give to the poor to be seen of men. They have their reward at once and cannot expect to be paid twice. Let us hide… — (click here to read more)

Voice of the Lord
Devotional for 'Adar 11'

A wise religious teacher headed a small community where one man caused problems by his gossip. The gossip turned into backbiting and slander, and his venomous remarks hurt his victims. Many complained to the teacher, who summoned the slanderer. ...use my tongue to say nice things about… — (click here to read more)

Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
Good News People

I used to work in radio. As such, I am a fond fan of "WKRP In Cincinnati". Every now and then episodes show up on TV Land and I get to watch that whole goofy ensemble work their magic again. From Mr. Carlson, the station owner, right down to Bailey Quarters, the traffic lady, I appreciated them all. Even Herb…… — (click here to read more)

'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes
A prod toward perfection

The first thing God called Israel to do when He announced that they were to be His special people and live the way He wanted them to live, was to fear Him. Loving Him, serving Him and keeping His laws were of great importance, of course, but the very first things God asks of them are reverence and fear. How does all this…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen
Done

Done - Obadiah is a tiny book in the Old Testament. Only 21 verses long, it is the description of a vision given to the prophet Obadiah. In this verse, the same Hebrew word is used twice. The word asah means "to do" or "to make". It has both a general sense and a special ethical sense. In the general sense,…… — (click here to read more)

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

God desires that all men should become Christlike, for in so doing they present larger and more perfect objects for the reception of His outpoured love. Conformity to the nature of Christ on the part of a redeemed man restores the image of God in the soul and thus makes it possible for God to lavish on the soul without restraint all the boundless… … — (click here to read more)

The Believer's Daily Remembrancer
"Resist the devil." James 4:7

"Resist the devil." James 4:7

EVERY believer must expect to be visited by Satan; he is our adversary; he is always watching for an opportunity to injure us. He first tempts us to sin, and then accuses us of sinning. He misrepresents every subject. He endeavours to make the world appear lovely, sin trifling, death terrible; he generates…

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Christian Headlines  from  The Christian Post

Christian-Owned Indiana Bakery That Refused to Make Cake for Gay Man's Wedding Closes Shop

An Indiana bakery, 111 Cakery, that drew protests last year after the business' Christian owners declined a request from a gay man to make a cake for his same-sex wedding, has decided to close shop for good.

Minnesota Twins MLB 2015 News, Rumors: Team Sets Rules for Electronics Usage in Their Clubhouse

The Minnesota Twins saw their players buried in their electronic devices instead of working and bonding with their teammates. They have set rules to correct that problem.

SBC President Ronnie Floyd Calls on Obama to Lead 'Historical Movement' Against ISIS, Like Esther in the Bible

Southern Baptist Convention President, Ronnie Floyd, sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Monday, asking him to "lead forward" in the fight against the Islamic State and "take necessary actions now" to bring an end to the suffering of millions who've been displaced, abused and killed as a result of ISIS' uprising.

Daylight Savings Time 2015 Explained

News on the upcoming Daylight Savings Time 2015 has began to proliferate the Internet as the end of winter approaches, and on the coming Sunday, people in the U.S. will be moving their clocks forward an hour.

These Puppies Popping in to Say Hello Will Make Your Day and Make You Laugh for Hours

This family decided to put a cat door on their back door. But, instead of the cat using it, these dogs decided to take turns popping their heads in to say "hello."

A Selfless Group Of Teenagers Shock A Neighborhood With an Amazing Act of Kindness

After a long few days of snow, this neighborhood was filled with snow on the streets and sidewalks. Most of them woke up early to go out and do some shoveling when they had noticed something different outside.

Marvin Sapp Honors Late Wife for Her Birthday

Marvin Sapp celebrated the birthday of his late wife recently with a heartfelt message.

Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed Say They Never Argue

Newly engaged couple Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed were at the Noble Awards in L.A. on Friday, Feb. 27 where they both picked up awards for their charity work. The two appeared to be more in love than ever as they held hands and posed for the cameras, and the couple has revealed that they get along so well that the only thing they argue about is the color of Somerhalder's eyes.

'Teen Mom' News: Caitlyn, Maci, and Amber Talk About Farrah Abraham's Return to the Show

The new season of 'Teen Mom' has yet to premiere, and the show's original cast Maci Bookout, Amber Portwood, Catelynn Lowell and Farrah Abraham are reuniting for the series, but it appears as though there's a lot of drama behind the scenes as Maci, Amber, and Catelynn talk about how they really feel regarding Farrah's return.

'October Baby' Actress Shares Real-Life Journey Through Addiction, Abortion in 'Beautifully Flawed'

Actress Shari Rigby who starred in the hit film "October Baby" is opening up about her own life story in the new book "Beautifully Flawed," in stores today.

Jeremy Lin's Game Improves After Spiritual Surrender

Jeremy Lin has been vocal about his issues on the basketball court this season, but now it seems the Christian Los Angeles Lakers point guard is surrendering his game to God.

'Pretty Little Liars' Season 5 Episode 22 Spoilers Roundup

"Pretty Little Liars," the hit ABC teen drama mystery-thriller series on its fifth season is airing its 22nd episode on March 3. What is in store for viewers in the upcoming episode? This report brings together spoilers for the upcoming episode.

'Game of Thrones' News: 'In Memoriam' Book Dedicated to Characters' Deaths

Following through after their hit "In Memorian" video just after Season 3, HBO and Running Press have released a new book, "Game of Thrones: In Memorian" dedicated to GoT characters killed off in the series.

Tamera Mowry-Housely Shares Relationship Advice Concerning Prayer

Tamera Mowry-Housley is sharing relationship advice that involves prayer.

Josh and Anna Duggar Reveal Sex of New Baby

"19 Kids and Counting" star Josh Duggar and wife, Anna, recently announced the sex of their fourth child.

A 'Heads-Up' Marriage Proposal That Will Sweep You Away!

Ellen had a HUGE surprise for a couple in the audience. But she was not the only one with an awesome surprise. During a live game of 'Heads-Up, this man does something no one was expecting.

Pastor's Wife Working at Abortion Clinic Hits Back at Critics: When They Become Sin Free ... Call Me Back

A Baptist preacher's wife in Alabama who works at a local abortion clinic hit back at her critics Monday, declaring that those who criticize women who work at abortion facilities should first address the sins in their own lives before criticizing what women do with their own bodies.

Meagan Good Defends 'Good Girl' Behavior With Clothing Line Partnership

Meagan Good is involved with a clothing brand that she believes can usher in a movement celebrating "good girls."

These 2 Things Cut Crime, Prison Recidivism Rates in Half, Says Criminal Justice 'Champion' Gov. Sam Brownback

Appearing as a guest speaker on a criminal justice reform panel at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday, Kansas Republican Gov. Sam Brownback explained how Kansas' provision of mental healthcare and private mentors for its prisoners have played a significant role in cutting the state's prison system recidivism rate in half.

Country Star Does Something Amazing to Bring His Famous Song's Inspiration to the Stage

Dierks Bentley was performing a very touching song on stage called "I'm Thinking Of You." During his performance, he got an idea to do something memorable and heartwarming.

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