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James 5:19-20
with Warren Wiersbe from 'Back to the Bible'

Warren Wiersbe digs into the Book of James and discusses what it means to minister to other believers. We'll learn who is called to minister, how we do that, and the reason why. And we'll discover just how important it is for us to really know the Word of God.   (click here to read more)

An Evening with Hank Hanegraaff: How to Mine the Bible for all its Wealth - Part 2
with Hank Hanegraaff from 'Bible Answer Man'

On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, we continue with Hank’s message from Colonial Presbyterian Church in Kansas City, Missouri on the art and science of biblical interpretation. After the message, Hank also took questions from attendees on various topics. How would…   (click here to read more)

Faithful to the Very End
with Dr. James Boice from 'The Bible Study Hour'

As the young church in Corinth grew in size, its membership faced new struggles on the path toward holiness, just as believers and churches do today. The Apostle Paul sent the letter we know as II Corinthians to encourage these believers to grow up in their faith. Dr. Boice illuminates all of Paul’s…   (click here to read more)

Christians Defending the Fatherless: Orphan Sunday
with Eric Metaxas & John Stonestreet from 'BreakPoint'

This Sunday is Orphan Sunday but caring for orphans has been part of the Church’s DNA from the very beginning, and one of our best Gospel witnesses. John Stonestreet comments..   (click here to read more)

Today's Articles  from  StudyLight and LiveAsIf

The Essence of God (50 of TBD)
'Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

God is LOVE (10 of 10) Focus Text: John 14.21-24 On the night of His betrayal, Jesus told Jude [paraphrased], "I will love those who love Me and manifest Myself to them." (see John 14.21). He DID NOT mean that He would only love those who love Him, but He DID MEAN that He would only manifest Himself to those…(continue reading article)

The Shouting Shepherd
'The Way' from Kevin Pauley

  Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD is one! You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. - Deuteronomy 6:4-5 A tzaddik once heard that there was a shepherd who, though unlearned, was known for his particular rapport with God. Since Proverbs…(continue reading article)

Waiting For The Late Rains
'Quiet Time' from Kasia Kedzia

It’s amazing what we are able to see in ourselves when we humble out before God. As I look back at the last few months of my life it’s been marked by a lot of strife in my relationships (dating, work, home). Mercifully God has revealed and relented as I have strived to change this, but he has also used it to…(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
•  Might This Have Been What Jesus Christ Wrote? - Word from Scotland
•  He Upped the Ante - Find the Call

Additional Articles

•  The Light - 'Christ in You...'
•  Feet on the Ground, Glory Surrounds - Refreshment in Refuge
•  Communicate your Image Well - Inspiration For You
•  Bible and Quote November 5-9 - Bible verse and quote
•   Consuming God - Point of Reference
•  Whats on our Hearts? - God's Words For US

Additional Articles

•  Because He's God - Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
•  The Great White Throne Judgment - 'Winging It
Daily Refractions
Daily Wisdom
Proverbs 15:25 - The LORD will tear down the house of the proud, But He will establish the boundary of the widow.
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  June 30

Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"
Do It Now

Jesus Christ is laying down this principle - Do what you know you must do, now, and do it quickly; if you do not, the inevitable process will begin to work and you will have to pay to the last farthing in pain and agony and distress. God's laws are unalterable; there is no escape from them. The teaching of Jesus goes straight…… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"
Morning and Evening for July 3

"The ill favoured and leanfleshed kine did eat up the seven wellfavoured and fat kine." - Genesis 41:4 Pharaoh's dream has too often been my waking experience. My days of sloth have ruinously destroyed all that I had achieved in times of zealous industry; my seasons of coldness have frozen all the genial…… — (click here to read more)

Daily Light on the Daily Path
Morning / Evening Devotional — June 30

As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him: for whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. — Even as a father the son in whom he delighteth. — He maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole. —… — (click here to read more)

Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"
Back, Then Forward

"Nevertheless I will remember My Covenant with thee in the days of thy youth, and I will establish unto thee an Everlasting Covenant."   Ezekiel 16:60 Notwithstanding our sins, the LORD is still faithful in His love to us. He looks back. See how He remembers those early days of ours when He took us into covenant with Himself, and we gave ourselves… — (click here to read more)

Voice of the Lord
Devotional for 'Tammuz 13'

I recently read a story wherein the author masterfully wove together many seemingly unconnected episodes in the lives of numerous people. By the end of the book, it was evident that all the pieces had been necessary and worked together. Many of the characters never met nor even knew of the others who had dramatically impacted their lives. If this human… — (click here to read more)

Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life
Daily Sacrifice

In May, 1998 I had the kind of day an amateur golfer dreams about. I had traveled from Winchester, Kentucky to Georgetown, Kentucky to play golf at the Longview Golf Course. I did not have anyone with me so I was at the mercy of the starters. Another man and I were put with a couple of guys named Joe who were agitating…… — (click here to read more)

'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

Haman awakens with a tremendous sense of optimism and well-being. "Today," he muses, "the king will most probably give me a great honor and then I shall be in a position to rid myself forever of the man I most hate - Mordecai the Jew." Having given his carpenters orders to build a gallows, on which he plans to hang Mordecai,…… — (click here to read more)

"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Eyeservice - This is a complex Greek word. It is ophthalmodouleia. Don't throw up your hands and say, "What in the world is that?" Let's look at the pieces. Ophthalma is the Greek word for "eye". In English, we have altered it a bit. We dropped the "h". So we have "optometrist" and "optician".…… — (click here to read more)

Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer
Morning / Evening Devotional — June 30

The Bible tells us that when a person becomes a Christian, it is as though the sun has come up and the day has dawned. Then his experience along the path should be like the glowing light which shineth more and more unto the perfect day! This brings us to a question: if all Christians are alike in standing and state, why did Jesus point out three… … — (click here to read more)

Christian Headlines  from  The Christian Post

Hindu Radicals Threaten to 'Burn' Indian Pastor Alive, Wipe Congregation From Town Following Church Attack

Following a mid-June attack on a Christian church in the Indian town of Attingal in Kerala state, Hindu radicals have threatened to wipe out a Christian congregation and burn the church's pastor if they continue to worship and pray in there.

Gay Pride, Augustine, and Us

Throughout America, "gay pride" parades took place over this past weekend in many major cities.

Breaking the Sexual Revolution's New Taboos

A taboo is a subject, word, or activity that is avoided because it is offensive or embarrassing. It seems to me that children who are not raised by their married biological parents are subject to a new kind of taboo

A Neighborhood Comes Together to Help an Elderly Man and His Best Friends

In times of struggle, people have the tendency to unite together. This saying couldn't ring any truer than in the case of Charlie George. After being diagnosed with leukemia, it became harder for Charlie to get around. Luckily he has best friends who care enough to help him along.

Video Shows Man Being Delivered From 'Homosexual Demon' That Refused to Release Him at T.B. Joshua's Church

A young Nigerian businessman who reportedly got possessed by a "homosexual demon" after going swimming with a group of men in Nairobi, Kenya, is seen on video being delivered from the "evil spirit" in a powerful swoop at The Synagogue Church of All Nations led by popular African preacher, T.B. Joshua.

Ex-Gay Gospel Singer Donnie McClurkin Under Fire After Speaking Out Against Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Donnie McClurkin, the pastor and gospel music singer who said God delivered him from "the curse" of homosexuality, is now under fire from critics after speaking out against last Friday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling which made same-sex marriage legal nationwide.

Apple's iOS 8.4 to Start Seeding June 30; Version Includes Revised Music App and Other Updates

Apple recently announced that it will begin seeding the new iOS 8.4 at 8 AM Pacific time this upcoming Tuesday, June 30.

Duck Dynasty's John Luke Robertson, 19, Marries Mary Kate McEacharn in Farm Wedding

"Duck Dynasty" star John Luke Robertson married his fiancee, Mary Kate McEacharn, in a country style wedding on Saturday.

Pope Francis Likens Recent Persecution of Christians to Killing of Believers in First Century

Pope Francis compared the recent killing of Christians by terrorist groups such as ISIS to the persecution of the Christian church in the first century during a celebration of the feast of the apostles Peter and Paul on Monday.

Supreme Court Grants Stay in Lawsuit Against Pro-Life Texas Law; 10 Abortion Clinics to Remain Open

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay on a decision upholding Texas' controversial pro-life law, which will allow several clinics in the state to remain open.

'Shenmue III' News: Creator Aiming for $11 Million Stretch Goals on KickStarter

Sega's "Shenmue III" video game recently made it to the headlines. The game, which took to the crowdfunding site Kickstarter to funding for its development, broke the world record for the fastest video game to raise $1 million dollars through a crowdfunding campaign. "Shenmue III" reached $1 million dollars in a record 1 hour and 42 minutes after the campaign was launched during Sony's E3 press conference.

Sony E5663: Is It the New Sony Xperia Z4 Compact?

Sony has remained mum about whether it will come out with a compact version of its latest flagship phone, the Xperia Z4. A report in Tech Times however raises speculations about the company preparing to release their compact version of the latest phone in time for their usual announcement during fall.

'The Elder Scrolls Online' for Consoles Gets Massive Patch

Barely a month after the game's release for next-generation consoles, the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4, "The Elder Scrolls Online" received a huge patch recently, according to reports.

NeNe Leakes Announces 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' Departure: 'I've Decided to Step Out on Faith and Not Fear'

"Real Housewives of Atlanta" star NeNe Leakes announced on Monday that she is leaving the show after seven seasons, telling fans that she made the shocking decision with "lots of thoughts and prayer."

Controversial Condom Portrait of Pope Benedict XVI Displayed by Milwaukee Art Museum, Catholics Call It 'Attack on Faith'

Roman Catholic Archbishop of Milwaukee Jerome Listecki has criticized a portrait of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI made out of 17,000 colored condoms and displayed at the Milwaukee Art Museum as an "attack on the faith." The museum is arguing that the portrait, called "Eggs Benedict," is only meant to spark a discussion about the pontiff's opposition to condoms as a method to battle AIDS.

DreamWorks Gets Rights to Michael Crichton's 'Micro'

DreamWorks Studios recently acquired the film rights of Michael Crichton's last novel "Micro," according to reports.

Franklin Graham Says LGBT Rainbow-Colored White House Is 'Slap in the Face' of 'Millions of Americans;' White House Calls It 'Victory'

Evangelical leader Rev. Franklin Graham has said that President Barack Obama's decision to light up the White House with rainbow colors celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage is a "slap in the face" of "millions of Americans" who did not agree with the decision.

Mavs Could Be Eyeing Jeremy Lin After All-Star PG Monta Ellis Chooses Free Agency

Jeremy Lin's career has been a roller coaster since his 'Linsanity' days in New York. The former Harvard standout was acquired by the Rockets in 2012 and played for two seasons alongside James Harden, who became a superstar in his stay with Houston.

Unpaid Internships Are Worth It: Suck It Up Millennials

A die-hard Hillary Clinton supporter - a young, female Millennial - recently applied to be a fellow with the campaign and was accepted. However, she was asked to move out of state and work for free.

Capping Off a Shameful Term, the Supreme Court Keeps Texas Abortion Clinics Open

The Supreme Court on Monday allowed nine Texas abortion clinics to remain open while the justices consider whether to hear an appeal from a decision effectively ordering them to close.

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Lectionary Calendar
Tuesday, June 30th, 2015
the Week of Proper 8 / Ordinary 13
Today in Christian History
In Korea, the Far Eastern Broadcasting Co. began transmitting the Gospel from HLAZ, its first radio station in this country. FBEC is active today through radio missions outreach, and focuses its work among the islands of Eastern Asia and the Pacific.
Daily Reading Plan
Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
2 Samuel 24; Hosea 4:1-11; Mark 10:32-52:
Again the anger of the burned against Israel, and he incited David against them, saying, “Go and take a census of Israel and Judah.”So the king said to Joab and the army commanderswith him, “Go throughout the tribes of Israel from Dan to Beersheba and enroll the fighting men, so that I may know how many there are.”But Joab replied to the king, “May the your God multiply the troops a hundred times over, and may the eyes of my…
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