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Dr. Dobson

The Effects and Dangers of Technology
with Dr. Dobson from 'Family Talk Weekends'

Technology can be a wonderful enhancement for real relationships, but it can also isolate us from our closest loved ones. On today’s edition of Family Talk, Dr. Tim Clinton and Dr. Greg Jantz discuss how technology is both a blessing and a curse to the unity of the family and to growing teens.   (click here to read more)

John Fuller

The Importance of Leaving and Cleaving
with John Fuller from 'Focus on the Family Weekend'

Ted Cunningham provides wisdom for newlyweds and their parents on the importance of separating emotionally, relationally, and financially from your family of origin, in order to form a strong bond with your spouse. You’ll learn how to honor your parents, while also enjoying the oneness of marriage…   (click here to read more)

John MacArthur

The Necessary Components of Saving Faith
with John MacArthur from 'Grace to You Weekend'

Well, there’s no greater benefit, no greater blessing, than salvation through Jesus Christ.  And while Scripture says salvation is a gift freely given, not something you earn, that doesn’t mean salvation comes without a price.   (click here to read more)

Mark Gregston

When Your Teen Bails on His Beliefs
with Mark Gregston from 'Parenting Today's Teens Weekend'

You’ve done all you can to train up your child in the way of the Lord, but now he’s turning his back on faith! What happened? And how do you react? This weekend on Parenting Today’s Teens, Mark Gregston offers advice on how to support your child and trust God’s plan during…   (click here to read more)

Today's Articles  from  StudyLight and LiveAsIf

Milque-Toast Prayers
'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

“What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked. Mk. 10:51 The Lord is still asking us that question. So many times I have been guilty of vague, open-ended prayers. These are the prayers of a coward. A coward makes his prayers nice and vague so that he can claim anything as an answer. He can use…(continue reading article)

The Walls of Jericho Fell Down (Hebrews 11:30)
'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

It is thought that Aesop lived about 600 years before Christ. Many sayings, mainly fables and proverbs, are attributed to him. One saying, whether he originated it or not, has come down to us and exists today as an American Proverb. It goes roughly as follows: “After all is said and done, a lot more is usually said…(continue reading article)

The Magic of Summer
'Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell

We all have certain things which make us feel happier, content, less stressed, and wanting to claim more from life. For some, it’s the smoothness of silk against their skin, the adoring face of a puppy, a friendly encounter, a child’s laughter, or the sensuality of a lovers kiss. True, all these things can…(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
•  Bible and Quote Nov 28 - Dec 1, 2011 - Bible verse and quote
•  Run To The Battle - Point of Reference

Additional Articles

•  The Importance of Prayer - God's Words For US
•  The Master's - Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
•  Give to the one who asks - 'Winging It
•  Did You Receive The Spirit by Observing the Law or by Believing What You Heard? - Word from Scotland
•  Year of theVictor - Find the Call
•  The Seal - 'Christ in You...'

Additional Articles

•  10 Drops of Wisdom for Fathers - Refreshment in Refuge
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 15:19 - The way of the lazy is as a hedge of thorns, But the path of the upright is a highway.
Words to Ponder
'Amen' is an exclamation point of hope after a prayer for help. - John Piper (b. 1947)
Daily Dose
Daily Toon
Daily Devotionals  for  June 24

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

"Forget not all His benefits." - Psalm 103:2 It is a delightful and profitable occupation to mark the hand of God in the lives of ancient saints, and to observe his goodness in delivering them, his mercy in pardoning them, and his faithfulness in keeping his covenant with them. But would it not be even more…… — (click here to read more)

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

The ark of the covenant of the Lord went before them to search out a resting place for them. My times are in thy hand. — He shall choose our inheritance for us. — Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness; ... make thy way straight before my face. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shalt bring it to pass. — In all thy ways… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"
The LORD's "Much More"

"And Amaziah said to the man of God, But what shall we do for the hundred talents which I have given to the army of Israel? And the man of God answered, The LORD is able to give thee much more than this."   2 Chronicles 25:9 If you have made a mistake, bear the loss of it; but do not act contrary to the will of the LORD. The LORD can give you much more… — (click here to read more)

Voice of the Lord
Devotional for 'Sivan 30'

A certain Jewish play opens with a scene inside a synagogue. Two old Jewish men are sitting across from each other. After what seems like an eternity of silence, one groans, "My daughter-in-law! May she buy a hotel with a thousand rooms, and die in every one of them!" This sudden eruption always brings the house down with laughter as the audience imagines… — (click here to read more)

Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
In The Fight

While enrolled at Johnson Bible College near Knoxville, Tennessee, I developed a friendship with a young man from Young High School who liked to box and thought I might enjoy it also. He took me to meet his trainer, an ex-boxer who never made it out of the club circuit. The trainer checked my hand speed, overall strength…… — (click here to read more)

'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes
Three pieces of advice

During the time of the winnowing of the grain, it was customary for the workers to sleep on the threshing-floor. Naomi's carefully formulated plan was designed to work precisely at this point. Her first piece of advice to Ruth is: "Wash and perfume yourself, and put on your best clothes" (v. 3). I am not sure that…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen
Helper

Helper - The Hebrew word is ezer. There were many choices for the correct word to use in this verse about God's decision to make a woman. The Bible could have used "woman", "wife", "female" or something else. But God chose the word ezer. This is quite an unusual choice. First, the word is masculine…… — (click here to read more)

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

Spiritual experiences must be shared. It is not possible for very long to enjoy them alone. The very attempt to do so will destroy them. The reason for this is obvious. The nearer our souls draw to God the larger our love will grow, and the greater our love the more unselfish we shall become and the greater our care for the souls of others. Hence… … — (click here to read more)

The Believer's Daily Remembrancer
"Ye are chosen generation." 1 Peter 2:9

"Ye are chosen generation." 1 Peter 2:9

RELIGION does not originate in chance, but in the purpose of God; it flows not from the nature of man, but from the unalterable decree of the Most High. Every believer is a chosen vessel. The church had its origin in Jehovah's eternal election. Election flows from love; it is the exercise…

… — (click here to read more)

Christian Headlines  from  The Christian Post

Disney's 'Mickey Mouse Club' Star, Jennifer McGill on Finding God After Hitting Rock Bottom

Childhood Disney star Jennifer McGill says she found God after experiencing heartbreak and is now gearing up to release an album about it.

'Street Fighter V' News: More DLC School Outfits To Be Released June 27

More DLC costumes will be released for "Street Fighter V" on June 27.

'American Crime Story: Versace' News, Air Date: Ryan Murphy Talks Homophobia's Role; Finn Wittrock Joins Cast

"The Assassination of Gianni Versace," the highly anticipated follow-up to 2016's "The People v. O.J. Simpson," is not scheduled to air until next year, but the hype is already building for the installment.

'The Defenders' News, Release Date: Marvel Debuts New Black and White Poster

Marvel's highly anticipated series, "The Defenders," is coming soon, and fans were recently treated to a new poster starring the four heroes.

WWE Latest News: Triple H Names Seth Rollins as the Future of WWE

Triple H, whose real name is Paul Michael Levesque, has nothing but praise for his WrestleMania33 opponent, Seth Rollins. He said that the latter is apparently the future of WWE in many ways.

Hasbro Gaming Crate: Subscription Service for Board Game Fans

Hasbro will be launching Gaming Crate, a subscription service for board game fans, this summer.

ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe Specs: Premium Ultraportable Laptop With Slim Bezels, Intel Kaby Lake Now Available

First unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) earlier this year, the ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe is now available to purchase.

'The Mick' Season 2: No Beginning in Sight Yet for Premiere Episode; Kaitlin Olson to Direct an Episode

Series creators, Dave and John Chernin have always had plans of burning the Pemberton mansion on a later episode, and they did not expect such a momentous event happening so soon in the first episode of FOX's single-camera comedy series "The Mick."

'The Last Man on Earth' Season 4: Four Emmy Submissions Made for 'Got Milk?' Episode; Pamela to Join Tandy's Crew?

The post-apocalyptic comedy series "The Last Man on Earth" did for its third season what it has never done before: it took a risk on a totally unknown character and spent an entire episode featuring her pre-outbreak life. And with "Saturday Night Live" alum Kristen Wiig playing the part, it seemed to have been time well spent.

'Legion' Season 2: Lenny, Oliver to Team Up Against David; Professor X to Appear Soon?

Behind every remarkable protagonist is an equally memorable antagonist pushing him to his limits. And Aubrey Plaza's stellar performance as the enigmatic Lenny Busker in the Marvel-based FX original series, "Legion," may have just secured her a place in super villain history.

Steam Summer Sale 2017: Find the Best Deals This Year

Earlier this week, Valve launched the 2017 Steam Summer Sale. Here are some of the best deals PC gamers can find from the limited-time promo.

Nintendo Switch System Update: Finding Misplaced Joy-Cons Made Easier With Version 3.0.0

Sometimes, even with the most careful effort, misplacing a controller just can't be helped. But thanks to the newest Nintendo Switch system update, losing a Joy-Con doesn't have to be a problem anymore.

'Atypical' Comedy Series That Tackles Autism Is Set to Premiere in August

Netflix ventures into new territory with their upcoming "Atypical," which follows the life of a high school boy on the autism spectrum. The series premieres on Friday, Aug. 11.

California Bans Travel to 4 States Over LGBT Laws Deemed 'Discriminatory'

California has banned state-funded travel to four states that have recently enacted laws that Attorney General Xavier Becerra claims are discriminatory against people on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

'Rocket League' Coming to the Nintendo Switch, New Features Revealed

"Rocket League" is headed to the Nintendo Switch, and Psyonix is making sure that the game runs well on the handheld. The game is also designed to be able to join matches with Xbox One and PC players.

2018 Kia Stonic Compact Crossover Officially Unveiled

The 2018 Kia Stonic has been officially revealed, and it bears a striking resemblance to another subcompact crossover.

Volkswagen ID Buzz: Electric Minibus Concept Confirmed for Production

First unveiled as a concept vehicle earlier this year, the Volkswagen ID Buzz has been confirmed as an upcoming production vehicle.

Anthony Davis Could Be The Long-Term Target For The Boston Celtics

The Boston Celtics may be thinking big when it comes to who they may ultimately trade for.

2018 Cadillac XTS Gains Updated Chassis, CT6 Design

The Cadillac XTS has been updated for the 2018 model year. The full-size luxury sedan has been given new features that further enhance its elegant appearance.

2018 Honda Accord Teased Ahead of July 14 Debut

Honda has announced that the 2018 Accord will have its global debut next month. Along with the announcement, the Japanese automaker released a concept sketch that previews the upcoming vehicle.


Lectionary Calendar
Saturday, June 24th, 2017
the Week of Proper 6 / Ordinary 11
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Today in Christian History
1941
The two-day Constitutional Assembly of the Nippon Kirisuto Kyodan opened, during which was formed the United Church of Christ in Japan.
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Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
2 Samuel 17; Daniel 11:1-19; Mark 7:1-13:
Ahithophel said to Absalom, “I wouldchoose twelve thousand men and set out tonight in pursuit of David.I would attack him while he is weary and weak. I would strike him with terror, and then all the people with him will flee. I would strike down only the kingand bring all the people back to you. The death of the man you seek will mean the return of all; all the people will be unharmed.”This plan seemed good to Absalom and…
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