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The Barber Who Wanted to Pray
with Dr. R.C. Sproul from 'Renewing Your Mind'

This imaginative tale from R.C. Sproul, based on a true story, begins one evening with Mr. McFarland leading family devotions. When his daughter asks him how she should pray, Mr. McFarland shares a 500-year-old story about a barber and his famous customer. Master Peter is a barber well-known to all…   (click here to read more)

Rags To Riches
with Richard Ellis from 'Richard Ellis Talks'

No matter how good we act, our goodness will still be seen as filthy rags to God because we are poisoned by sin from the start. When we trade in our filthiness to accept the forgiveness and grace offered to us because of Christ’s death, we become God’s children and inherit His riches.   (click here to read more)

The Cross:Our Challenge Before a Watching World, Part 2 of 4 (Why the Cross Can Do What Politics Can't)
with Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer from 'Running To Win'

While on earth, Jesus chose to contain His glory and limit His options. And that is the key to how we can bring His message to lost mankind. As we learn why the cross can do what politics cannot, today we will find out how to effectively take the cross into the world.   (click here to read more)

The Six Days of Creation, Part 1
with Dr. Ron Jones from 'Something Good Radio'

Which provides the best and most truthful understanding of our origins: Darwinian evolution or the creation story found in the Bible? Today, Ron continues his powerful series Imago Dei: The Image of God in the Creation Story, based on the early chapters of Genesis.   (click here to read more)

The Prince Of Darkness, Part 2
with Jeff Johnson from 'Sound Doctrine'

As we continue our study called "The Prince Of Darkness," Pastor Jeff warns us not to take evil lightly.  Satan tries to sneak his way in by pretending to be innocent, but we must be vigilant against evil.  Satan seeks to put us in bondage, but God's Word is our surest defense!   (click here to read more)

Today's Articles  from  StudyLight and LiveAsIf

The Great Conversation
'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

But the one who boasts should boast in this, that he understands and knows Me - that I am the Lord, showing faithful love, justice, and righteousness on the earth, for I delight in these things.[This is] the Lord's declaration. – Jeremiah 9:24 HCSB A young person once mused aloud, “I know that…(continue reading article)

What of Jesus’ Detractors? (4 of 4)
'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

Nov. 9, 2007; The Series - Jesus, Unique & Unequaled Teacher Focus Text: Matthew 16.29-32 Jesus said to the Sadducees, “You are mistaken, not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of God.” (Matthew 22.29). We are limiting our comments to the first of His two charges,…(continue reading article)

Bible and Quote - January 1-5, 2016
'Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns

 Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked, for the Lord will be at your side and will keep your foot from being snared. Pr 3:25-26 The Lord ministers grace to His people, and that grace provides the sufficiency for every occasion, even the most difficult ones. ‘Greek Thoughts’,…(continue reading article)

Speak Up For Those Who Cannot Speak For Themselves Prov. 31:8
'Point of Reference' from Fred Price

    Few would argue with the statement, “…if we are authentic Christians, we are always on the side of the poor, the marginalized, the least, the last and the lost.”1 Where disagreements do tend to surface is when the discussion turns to identifying who the poor and marginalized really are…(continue reading article)

'God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester

                                  “Prepare the way for the Lord,                              …(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
•  What I Drive - Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
•  Blessed - 'Winging It

Additional Articles

•  God Wants To Show Us How We Can Be Blessed - Word from Scotland
•  Kiss Of Passion - Find the Call
•  A Way Of Escape - 'Christ in You...'
•  Bearing the Fruit of God's Will - Refreshment in Refuge
•  Leaving Unhealthy Relationships - Inspiration For You
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 24:8 - One who plans to do evil, Men will call a schemer.
Words to Ponder
The Antinomian talks of comfort, but cries down mourning for sin. He is like a foolish patient who, having a pill prescribed him, licks the sugar but throws away the pill. - Thomas Watson (1620-86)
Daily Dose
Daily Devotionals  for  February 12

Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"
Must I Listen?

We do not consciously disobey God, we simply do not heed Him. God has given us His commands; there they are, but we do not pay any attention to them, not because of wilful disobedience but because we do not love and respect Him. "If ye love Me, ye will keep My commandments." When once we realize that we have been…… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"
Morning and Evening for November 19

"Avoid foolish questions." - Titus 3:9 Our days are few, and are far better spent in doing good, than in disputing over matters which are, at best, of minor importance. The old schoolmen did a world of mischief by their incessant discussion of subjects of no practical importance; and our Churches suffer much…… — (click here to read more)

Daily Light on the Daily Path
Morning / Evening Devotional — February 12

They shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels. I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word. I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine. And all mine are thine,… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"
God Delights to Give

"And the LORD said unto Abraham, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward, for all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever."   Genesis 13:14-15 A special blessing for a memorable occasion. Abram had… — (click here to read more)

Voice of the Lord
Devotional for 'Adar 03'

This Scripture actually describes God's commandments in the singular (kol hamitzvah). The emphasis is not on following each one of God's instructions as separate or distinct parts. Instead, they need to be viewed as a whole, as the Artscroll Tanach reads, "the entire commandment." In other words, each part of the Torah is interconnected. Ya'akov (James)… — (click here to read more)

Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
The Ministry of the Saints

The ministry is not a profession. It is not a job. It is not a business. The ministry is either who a person is or it is nothing at all. The functions of ministry, the needs of ministry, the demands of ministry; all combine to say live the life or don't live the life. There is a choice. Every now and then something…… — (click here to read more)

'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes
God knows all

The final aspect of God's nature that we examine is His knowledge and wisdom. I link these two characteristics together because really it is almost impossible to consider one without considering the other. This is true of all God's attributes, but perhaps more so of the two we are now about to consider. The difference…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Hears - Hebrew shama. Used over 1000 times in the Old Testament, this verb has an umbrella of meanings that are extended from the basic root. It can be translated to hear, listen to, pay attention, obey, examine and understand depending on the context and the changes to the root word. In its basic use, it…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer
Morning / Evening Devotional — February 12

What is the present condition of the evangelical church? The bulk of Christians are asleep. I do not mean that the bulk of Christians who come to evangelical churches are not converted, because if I meant that I would say they were dead and never had been born again. But I say they are asleep. It is possible to be morally asleep yet mentally, intellectually,… … — (click here to read more)

The Believer's Daily Remembrancer
Search me, O God. - Psalms 139:23

Search me, O God. - Psalms 139:23

None can search the heart but God; none are desirous or willing for the heart to be searched but real Christians. A believer desires to know the worst. He dreads deception.

Grace has made him honest, and he prays, "Lord, search me." If a man was to search, he would expose, irritate, and injure us;…

… — (click here to read more)

Christian Headlines  from  The Christian Post

Panasonic P66 Mega Launched In India, Includes 21 Regional Language Support, 5-Inch Display, 2 GB Of RAM

Japanese tech company Panasonic has recently launched their latest model from their P-series smartphone line in India and it's dubbed as the P66 Mega. According to The Indian Express, the device will cost Rs 7,990 and is equipped with a support for 21 regional languages.

"Battlefield 5' Release Date Still Uncertain, Different Game's New Trailer Revealed

The release date of the first-person shooter video game "Battlefield 5" is still unknown. According to a report, developer EA DICE is still not ready to reveal more details about the successor of their "Battlefield: Hardline." Although the company had said that there would be a big announcement this week, it turns out that their big reveal was about another game instead.

Cleveland Cavaliers Trade Rumors: Cavs Considered Trading LeBron For Kobe In 2007; Kings Reject Cavs' Offer For Timofey Mozgov

The Cleveland Cavaliers were apparently in the middle of a blockbuster deal in 2007, when they intended to trade LeBron James for Kobe Bryant.

UFC 196 News: Lightweight Champion Rafael Dos Anjos Promises To Subdue Conor McGregor

UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos has made things personal between him and featherweight champion/155-pound title challenger Conor McGregor.

Kobe Bryant News: Cavs Coach, Ex-Laker Lue Recalls Moment He Almost Got Into A Fight With 'Black Mamba' In Practice

Current Cleveland Cavaliers head coach and former Los Angeles Lakers point guard Tyronn Lue recalled a notable moment he shared with Kobe Bryant.

'Elementary' Season 4 Episode 12 Spoilers: Sherlock, Task Force Pull Off A Heist

CBS' hit drama TV series "Elementary" Season 4 returns this week with an all-new episode that will see Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) concocting a plan to infiltrate a biker gang. Meanwhile, it appears like the sleuth will be getting some action this Valentine's Day.

'How To Get Away With Murder' Season 2 Episode 10 Spoilers: Peter Nowalk Teases Midseason Premiere Details

After a lengthy hiatus, ABC's hit drama TV series "How To Get Away With Murder" finally returns to the airwaves for the second half of Season 2 and fans are already excited to know what happened to the characters of the show.

'Scandal' Season 5 Episode 10 Spoilers: Pope, Gladiators Deal With A New Client

After what seems to be an eternity, ABC's hit political drama TV series "Scandal" is finally returning for the second half of its Season 5 and it looks like things are about to get even more exciting right off the bat.

'The Blacklist' Season 3 Episode 14 Spoilers: Tom's Decision To Team Up With Gina Backfires

NBC's hit crime-fighting drama TV series "The Blacklist" Season 3 returns this week with an all-new episode that will see Liz's (Megan Boone) boyfriend and father of her child, Tom (Ryan Eggold), suffering the consequences of his decision. Will Liz and Red (James Spader) be there to get him out from the tight spot?

Pacquiao vs. Bradley 3 News: Bradley Drops WBO Title For Failing To Face Mandatory Challenger And Picking 'Pacman' Instead

Welterweight Timothy Bradley has decided to vacate his World Boxing Organization (WBO) 147-pound title, ahead of his rubber match against eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao.

Police Threaten to Arrest Christian Family If Daughter Isn't Returned to Muslim Abductor in Pakistan

A Pakistani Christian mother of three who was kidnapped and forced into an Islamic marriage with her Muslim landlord last summer has escaped from her captor and is now in hiding.

Father of 5 Christian Children Seized by Norway Visits With Sons for First Time in Months

The father of five Romanian Pentecostal children who were taken into custody by the Norwegian government last year was finally allowed to visit with his two oldest sons for the first time in nearly three months.

Methodist Church Shares Christ's Love for All in 'Drive Thru Ashes' Lenten Observance

Faithful throughout the world participated in Ash Wednesday services yesterday at the start the Lenten season, and hundreds took the opportunity to join one Methodist congregation in its "Drive Thru Ashes" event.

'The 100' Season 3 Episode 4 Spoilers: Clarke Pins Down The Culprit; Kane Keeps The Peace

Things are about to get even more intense and complicated as the third season of The CW's hit post-apocalyptic drama TV series "The 100" continues this week with an episode that will find the show's protagonist finally discovering the truth about what she has long been looking for. Meanwhile, when will the faction finally achieve a peaceful agreement?

Michael W. Smith to Play Jesus Christ Disciple in Tyler Perry's 'The Passion'

Multiple Grammy Award-winning singers Yolanda Adams and Michael W. Smith are joining Tyler Perry's Palm Sunday live performance of "The Passion."

'Legends of Tomorrow' Episode 4 Spoilers: Snart Charms A Soviet Nuclear Scientist

The events are about to get even more interesting as the first season of The CW's hit superhero drama TV series "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" continues this week with an episode that will find Leonard Snart stepping up his game for the team. This time, however, his move won't involve him blasting someone with his cold gun.

Obama Spending Lenten Season Praying for Christians Suffering Unspeakable Violence, Persecution

President Barack Obama focused his Ash Wednesday address on the plight of persecuted Christians throughout the world.

'Grey's Anatomy' Season 12 Episode 9 Spoilers: Meredith Attacked; Episode 11 Details Revealed

The most awaited return of ABC's hit medical drama TV series "Grey's Anatomy" is finally here as Season 12B premieres this week with an episode that will find Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) caught in a quite drastic situation. Meanwhile, details of an up and coming episode have come out online.

'The Big Bang Theory' Season 9 Spoilers: Sheldon, Amy Hosts 'Fun With Flags'; Cast Gears Up For 200th Episode

CBS' hit sitcom "The Big Bang Theory" Season 9 returns this week with a brand new episode that will see Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and Amy (Mayim Bialik) hosting a Valentine's Day special episode of "Fun With Flags." Meanwhile, details for the show's 200th episode have surfaced online.

Kim Davis Wins Battle Against ACLU to Keep Her Name Off Gay Marriage Licenses

A federal judge ruled Tuesday that controversial Kentucky clerk Kim Davis hasn't violated a court order by asking her office to issue same-sex marriage licenses that do not include her name and title.

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Lectionary Calendar
Friday, February 12th, 2016
the Last Week after Epiphany
There are 44 days til Easter!
Today in Christian History
Franz Haydn's AUSTRIAN HYMN was first performed for the Emperor Francis II's fifth birthday. Today, AUSTRIAN HYMN is the most common melody to which we sing the popular hymn, "Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken."
Daily Reading Plan
Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
Exodus 6:28-8:32; Proverbs 2; Hebrews 9:1-22:
Now when the spoke to Moses in Egypt,he said to him, “I am the . Tell Pharaoh king of Egypt everything I tell you.”But Moses said to the , “Since I speak with faltering lips, why would Pharaoh listen to me?”Then the said to Moses, “See, I have made you like God to Pharaoh, and your brother Aaron will be your prophet.You are to say everything I command you, and your brother Aaron is to tell Pharaoh to let the Israelites…
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