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Proverbs 20:16 - Take his garment when he becomes surety for a stranger; And for foreigners, hold him in pledge.
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Thus it is in hell; they would die, but they cannot. The wicked shall be always dying but never dead; the smoke of the furnacedascends for ever and ever. Oh! who can endure thus to be ever upon the rack? This word "ever" breaks the heart. Wicked men do now think the Sabbaths long, and think a prayer long; but oh! how long will it be to lie in hell for ever and ever? - Thomas Watson
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ERLC, Faith-Based Coalition Urge Congress to Repeal Parking Tax on Churches, Non-Profits

A coalition of some 32 faith-based organizations joined with the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention Tuesday in calling on Congress to repeal a provision in the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that will force churches and other historically tax-exempt organizations to file federal and likely state income tax returns on parking benefits.

Megachurch Pastor Victor Couzens Wanted for Aggravated Harassment, NYPD Confirms

Embattled megachurch pastor Victor Couzens, of the 5,000-member Inspirational Bible Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, is wanted for aggravated harassment, the New York City Police Department confirmed Thursday.

Are We Loving All Our Neighbors?

We all engage with people of other faiths and worldviews--the real question is whether or not we're doing a good or bad job being a witness to Christ. Engaging badly and leaving a bad taste in someone's mouth about Christ is not what Jesus calls us to. Not engaging with people of other faiths at also engaging badly.

Don't Trash the Bible

Many in this sinful world will tell you that the Scriptures are filled with unscientific statements, mistakes, contradictions, and atrocities. But if you believe them and trash the Bible, you will shred the directions on how to find everlasting life.

Dave Ramsey Says Pastors Must Stop Telling 'Broke' People to Tithe, Must First Address Debt, Budget

Dave Ramsey has urged pastors to refrain from preaching sermons about tithing "to broke people" -- unless they first address debt and budgeting from the pulpit.

California Fires: Will Graham Says Christians Should Be 'First Ones' Responding as Death Toll Rises

Will Graham, grandson of the late evangelist Billy Graham, has urged Christians to help victims of the California wildfires, arguing that believers "should be the first ones to be responding because we represent the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords."

Muslim Woman Searched for God's Love

A Muslim woman grew up in an oppressive household and was very unhappy until she found God's love

Parents Outraged After Sex Ed Video of Same-Sex Kissing, Sexual Touching Is Shown to Kids

A school district in Florida has issued an apology to parents whose high school-aged children were shown a sex ed video produced by Planned Parenthood without their consent.

Type of Christians Key to Trump Victory Less Likely to Pray for Him: Barna

The Christians that the Barna Group believes were key to President Donald Trump's 2016 victory, due to their movement away from Democrats, do not largely pray for the commander-in-chief, according to the evangelical research organization.

Duggar Daughter Continues Breaking Tradition? Jill Duggar Sports Short Dress Exposing Legs

Duggar sister Jill Dillard has seemingly departed from some of her strict conservative family values. The reality star now occasionally wears pants, has a new nose piercing, sports temporary henna tattoos and is now wearing dresses that show off her legs.

12 Tips for the UNsuccessful Christian Dater

If you are a Christian, and dating hasn't exactly "worked out" for you, consider approaching the topic of dating with these helpful tips in mind.

Pastor, Gospel Singer Deitrick Haddon Blasted for Christmas Song Critics Say Is 'Full of Lust'

Popular gospel singer Deitrick Haddon, who warned that his new Christmas song is for "married couples only," is drawing flak for what critics say is too sexual and "full of lust."

Nicole Kidman Opens Up About Her Belief in God, Reveals She Once Wanted to Become a Nun

Nicole Kidman shared information about her faith and belief in God while promoting an upcoming film.

How Should Christians Respond After a Mass Shooting?

When a tragedy occurs in your community, it seizes their hearts and minds. The first decision most pastors had to make was whether or not to address what happened, and how much time to give to it.

Bible Students Escape Mynamar Army: Not Fed for Days, Suffering Health, Psychological Problems

A pastor has revealed that 17 Bible students managed to escape an ethnic minority army in Mynamar's northern Shan Stat, but they have not been fed for days and are suffering problems.

Most Pastors Don't Feel Qualified to Address Touchy Sexual Issues, Abuse in Church: Survey

New research reveals that while pastors routinely face questions about sexuality issues, particularly areas of pain and brokenness, few feel qualified to speak to them.

Are Alinskyites Trying to Steal These Elections?

Well, here we go again. Is there something in the water of Broward County that causes these post-election ballot battles? I write this as a Broward resident for some 33 years now. Part of the controversy has to do with "provisional ballots" -- ballots that apparently could not be verified.

Christian Group Friend Ships Gives Love, Aid to Desperate Syrians

I learned that Don Tipton founded Friend Ships. Previously his lifestyle included hanging out with famous stars in Beverly Hills and he lived next door to former President Ronald Reagan. He radically changed direction when his Christian faith became the bedrock of his life. In 1985, the charity acquired a ship, outfitted it and now for decades a small fleet of Friend Ships has served the poor in nations worldwide.

They Were Weeping Their Abortions, Not Shouting Them

I've been doing daily talk radio for more than 10 years, which means well over 2,000 radio broadcasts. But the show on Tuesday, November 13, was different. In fact, I was barely able to keep myself composed as some of the callers wept and sobbed.

Trump Announces Support for Prison Reform Bill After Major Evangelical Backing

President Donald Trump officially announced his support for a prison reform bill called the FIRST STEP Act, and hailed pastors such as Paula White for fighting for it.

Lectionary Calendar
Thursday, November 15th, 2018
the Week of Proper 27 / Ordinary 32
Today in Christian History
Anglican hymnwriter John Newton wrote in a letter: 'Our love to Him is the proof and measure of what we know of His love to us.'
Daily Reading Plan
Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
Jeremiah 25-26; Psalm 131; James 3:
The word came to Jeremiah concerning all the people of Judah in the fourth year of Jehoiakim son of Josiah king of Judah, which was the first year of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon.So Jeremiah the prophet said to all the people of Judah and to all those living in Jerusalem:For twenty-three years—from the thirteenth year of Josiah son of Amon king of Judah until this very day—the word of the has come to me and I have spoken to you…
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