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Flesh & Bones
with Richard Ellis from 'Richard Ellis Talks'

When Jesus rose from the dead, even His own disciples doubted Him and raised questions. God is big enough to take on any questions and doubts you have, but you also must be ready to put your faith in the truth that He gives you. Jesus is alive and sits at the right hand of God interceding for us, and…   (click here to read more)

Christ, the Lord of Our Finances, Part 3 of 3 (The Joy of Generosity)
with Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer from 'Running To Win'

When a man or woman believes in Christ, many deep-seated desires begin to change. We learn to become givers rather than takers. God wants us to see our money as a trust to manage, not a possession to squander.     (click here to read more)

Crucifixion and Burial: You Are Forgiven part 1
with Dr. Ron Jones from 'Something Good Radio'

It’s hard to remain neutral about the cross of Jesus Christ. It tells us we are sinners that need a Savior. It also says, “You are loved and you are forgiven!” Today, Ron continues his Easter preparation series Hosanna: A Spiritual Journey through Holy Week with a look at the cross…   (click here to read more)

The Cross, Part 2
with Jeff Johnson from 'Sound Doctrine'

In 1865 a women named Elvina Hall sat with her church choir and began to reflect on the Cross of Christ.  In her reflection, she penned the words to the famous hymn known as "Jesus Paid It All."  This song expresses the magnificent truth that when Jesus died on the cross, He took upon…   (click here to read more)

God's Discipline For Our Holiness
with Gil Rugh from 'Sound Words'

Believers go through sufferings and trials during their course of life that require great endurance.  The deliberate effort to stay focused on Christ while trusting God and looking forward to His promises will be the means of realizing the purposes God has for the circumstances.  God's grace…   (click here to read more)

Today's Articles  from  StudyLight and LiveAsIf

'Quiet Time' from Kasia Kedzia

Love is costly. God’s love brings vulnerability and seeks others highest good. When I love others the way God calls me to I will get hurt along the way. I am guaranteed to be hurt because I love imperfect people just like me, and in my love, I don’t always seek the highest good of others before myself. Zephaniah…(continue reading article)

What is the Gospel?
'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

Then He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. – Mark 16:15-16 HCSB The word “gospel” comes from the Anglo-Saxon “godspell” and…(continue reading article)

Loosed the Pains of Death (Acts 2.24)
'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

“Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a Man attested by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs which God did through Him in your midst, as you yourselves also know— Him, being delivered by the determined purpose and foreknowledge of God, you have taken by lawless hands, have crucified, and…(continue reading article)

Additional Articles

•  MENO* - 2014-04-13
•  Chattâ' - 2014-04-12
•  The Septuagint and the Peshitta - 2014-04-11
•  Is Gad Jacob's son, a troop, fortune or a pagan deity? - 2007-03-08
•  Jesus Christ Fulfils These Prophetic Words of Isaiah - Word from Scotland
•  Pass The Salt - Find the Call

Additional Articles

•  Called To A Church? - 'Christ in You...'
•  Our Image Isn't Everything - Inspiration For You
•  Bible and Quote November 16-20 (09) - Bible verse and quote
•  Thoughts on Peter - God's Words For US
•  What is Sin? - Point of Reference
•  Should We Let It Snow? - Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

Additional Articles

•  Why Does God Forgive? - 'Winging It
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 26:28 - A lying tongue hates those it crushes, And a flattering mouth works ruin.
Words to Ponder
One has the picture of a diver, stripping off garment after garment, making himself naked, then flashing for a moment in the air, and then down through the green, and warm, and sunlit water into the pitch black, cold, freezing water, down into the mud and slime, then up again, his lungs almost bursting, back into to the green and warm and sunlit water, and then at last out into the sunshine, holding in his hand the dripping thing he went down to get. - C.S. Lewis (1898-1963)
Daily Dose
Daily Devotionals  for  April 16

Daily Light on the Daily Path
Morning / Evening Devotional — April 16

I said in my haste, I am cut off from before thine eves: nevertheless thou heardest the voice of my supplications when I cried unto thee. I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me. — Waters flowed over mine head; then I said, I am cut off. I called upon thy name, O LORD, out of the low… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"
All Turned to Holiness

"In that day shall there be upon the bells of the horses, Holiness Unto The LORD."   Zechariah 14:20 Happy day when all things shall be consecrated, and the horses' bells shall ring out holiness to the LORD! That day has come to me. Do I not make all things holy to God? These garments, when I put them on or take them off, shall they not remind me of… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"
Morning and Evening for September 16

"Partakers of the divine nature." - 2 Peter 1:4 To be a partaker of the divine nature is not, of course, to become God. That cannot be. The essence of Deity is not to be participated in by the creature. Between the creature and the Creator there must ever be a gulf fixed in respect of essence; but as the…… — (click here to read more)

Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"
Can You Come Down?

We all have moments when we feel better than our best, and we say - "I feel fit for anything; if only I could be like this always!" We are not meant to be. Those moments are moments of in sight which we have to live up to when we do not feel like it. Many of us are no good for this workaday world when there is…… — (click here to read more)

Voice of the Lord
Devotional for 'Nisan 16'

Of the many ceremonies of the Pesach seder (Passover service), an essential one is the netilat yadayim (washing of hands). An Orthodox Jew will cleanse his hands through this ceremonial washing in the traditional basin. This custom is a reminder that we must be cleansed to partake of the food which God has graciously provided. In fact, there are two… — (click here to read more)

Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
Arms Reaching Jesus

My home state of Ohio has some rather marked firsts. First men in flight. First man to set foot on the moon. First concrete pavement in North America. There is one item that I have never seen before in all my travels. I do not know if it is a first, but it is the first time I have ever seen it anywhere. South…… — (click here to read more)

'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes
Discord within - discord without

We are seeing that the reason why people get caught up in activist measures to gain the attention of world leaders in relation to the need for securing international peace is due, in part, to the mechanism of projection. If we do not know peace within, then we will tend to focus on finding ways of securing peace in our…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Evil - The Hebrew word is ra. It is most often used in conjunction with the word tob which means "good". The first instance is in the Garden of Eden with the expression "tree of the knowledge of good and evil". The Bible recognizes that what is evil is often a matter of taste for men. We acknowledge…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer
Morning / Evening Devotional — April 16

Among men, questions usually have more than one side; sometimes they have many. Pros and cons are often balanced so finely against each other that it is virtually impossible to know where the right lies. But with God there is only one side. God's side is good and holy and all other sides are wrong, the degree and seriousness of the wrong increasing… … — (click here to read more)

The Believer's Daily Remembrancer
"He will subdue our iniquities." Micah 7:19

"He will subdue our iniquities." Micah 7:19

SIN must not only be pardoned, but corruption must be subdued; the one is freely promised as well as the other. The grace of God pardons, the power of God subdues; but grace and power always go together in the salvation of a sinner. Pardon comes first, and sanctification follows. Light shining…

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Christian Headlines  from  The Christian Post

You Won't Believe What Noise Comes Out of This Frog!

This is what happens when you cross a frog and a squeaky've got to hear this amazingly weird and unexpected sound!

Community Rallies to Help Teen Pay for Funerals of Parents Who Die Weeks Apart

The collective heart of a Central Kentucky community opened wide for an 18-year-old high school senior after his mother and father died just weeks apart and saddled him with the burden of paying for their funerals.

'Wiser' Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy Ready for Expansion in Northeast After 2012 Gay Marriage Flap; Tony Perkins Calls Him a 'Coward'

Just two years ago, conservative Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy infuriated LGBT activists when he publicly voiced his support for traditional marriage. As his company gets ready to expand into the more liberal northeast, however, Cathy is on a campaign to show the public that he has found a wiser way.

Pastor Greg Boyd Says the Four Blood Moons Predict Nothing: 'A Waste of Your Time' (VIDEO)

As fervor around the upcoming full lunar eclipses builds, this pastor encourages listeners to focus on the work at hand instead of the sky.

Land Interviews Land on Mental Health in the Church and Where to Go From Here

As a follow-up to Rick Warren's ground-breaking conference on mental health and the Church, CP asked Executive Editor Richard Land to interview Dr. Rebekah Land, his wife and a Christian psychologist with over 40 years' experience as a therapist, on the conference and to ask her what a new focus on psychological illness might mean for the Church universal.

Ten Commandments Display in Texas May Violate 'Highway Beautification Code'

A display of the Ten Commandments on private property might be in violation of the Highway Beautification Transportation Code of the Lone Star State.

See What Happens When a Dog Unwisely Teases a Sleeping Tiger (VIDEO)

This dog shows either extreme bravery or extreme negligence while taunting the one animal he probably shouldn't.

These Dogs Praying Before a Meal Will Make You Thank God for Animals (VIDEO)

Four pious pooches will melt your heart with their sweet prayer!

Easter and the Persecuted Church: Time of Celebration, Danger

For most Christians, Easter is much more than Easter egg hunts and new Sunday clothing to wear to church. Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of our Lord. For the most part, Christians in the West flock to churches in safety.

Atheist Group Accuses Clemson Football Program of 'Christian Worship'

A Wisconsin-based atheist organization has sent a letter of complaint to Clemson University alleging that their football program includes "Christian worship."

Woman on Mission Trip Found Dead in Nicaragua

The body of a Wyoming woman who was on a mission trip in Nicaragua was found near the hotel where her team was staying.

Man and God

The Pharisees hated that so many people believed the man standing before them was the Messiah. This Galilean commoner had no pedigree. Sure, he might astound people with inexplicable wisdom, but surely he was not the returning king—for what would that make them?

Hilarious Southwest Flight Attendant Marty Cobb Keeps Fliers in Stitches With Best Safety Presentation Ever (VIDEO)

Just as they were about the tune out the typical safety message, these passengers were surprised with a pre-flight performance they'll never forget.

42-Y-O Community Bible Church Pastor Robert McKeehan Hangs Himself in Apparent Suicide

His wife, two children and the entire spiritual flock of Pastor Robert McKeehan, 42, are now locked in grief after the leader of Community Bible Church in High Point, N.C., was found hanging in his home in an apparent suicide Friday, according to local police.

Do We Really Need More Churches Planted in America?

Right now there are over 300,000 Protestant churches in America. Think about it this way: there are just over 10,000 Starbucks and well over 300,000 churches! So Starbucks can saturate the United States with caffeinated drinks but almost 30x's more churches can't saturate the United States with the Living Water. Seriously?

Reader's Digest Christianity

We read the story (or hear the sermons) and sing the song and make this whole account about Joshua and how he bravely fought the battle of Jericho and how as a result of his great faith, the walls came tumbling down and he led his people into the Promised Land. And then we turn it into nothing more than a moral lesson. When we read the story of Joshua this way, we demonstrate that we've completely missed the hinge on which this story turns.

Atheists and Mormons Host Joint Panel to Dispel Myths and Stereotypes About Their Beliefs

Mormons will share the stage with atheists Wednesday as part of a joint panel held in Salt Lake City, Utah, to discuss and dispel the myths and stereotypes that are believed about the two groups.

Late Christian Actor Paul Walker Honored by Vin Diesel, MTV Movie Awards - See the Emotional Tributes (VIDEO)

See the unaired tearful tribute Diesel made to his fallen friend, as well as the touching video montage shown worldwide.

Is the Obama Admin Backing Off Support for Common Core?

In testimony before a U.S. House subcommittee last week, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan appeared to suggest the administration may be backing off its support for the Common Core State Standards Initiative. In a statement to The Christian Post, however, an Education Department spokesperson reiterated Duncan's support for the Common Core.

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Lectionary Calendar
Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
Wednesday in Easter Week
Today in Christian History
German reformer Martin Luther, 34, arrived at the Diet of Worms, where he afterward defended his "Ninety-Five Theses," first advanced in 1517. At the Diet, Luther refused to recant his ideas 'unless overcome by Scripture.'
Daily Reading Plan
Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
Deuteronomy 25-27; Job 16; Acts 5:17-42:
When people have a dispute, they are to take it to court and the judges will decide the case, acquitting the innocent and condemning the guilty.If the guilty person deserves to be beaten, the judge shall make them lie down and have them flogged in his presence with the number of lashes the crime deserves,but the judge must not impose more than forty lashes. If the guilty party is flogged more than that, your fellow Israelite will be degraded in…
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