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Proverbs 23:5 - When you set your eyes on it, it is gone. For wealth certainly makes itself wings Like an eagle that flies toward the heavens.
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Oh, when I am looking heavenward, and gazing toward the inaccessible light, and aspiring after the knowledge of God, and find my soul so dark and distant, that I am ready to say, 'I know not God - he is above me - quite out of my reach,' methinks I could willingly exchange all the other knowledge I have, for one glimpse more of the knowledge of God and of the life to come. - Richard Baxter (1651-91)
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Christians from India, Nigeria and Iraq detail the persecution their communities face

The Christian Post spoke with believers from India, Iraq, Nigeria and one undisclosed South Asian country about the violence they and their communities have faced.

Lady Gaga calls herself Christian, slams Mike Pence as 'worst' Christian

While declaring herself a Christian on Saturday, singer Lady Gaga slammed Vice President Mike Pence as the worst example of a disciple of the faith for supporting his wife's decision to work at a Christian school that doesn't endorse homosexual behavior.

Targeting of Karen Pence is wake-up call to all Christians

The attack on Karen Pence should be a wake-up call for our fellow Christians. Though many hold to Christian teaching on marriage and family, they don't engage in the cultural battle for hearts and minds. They believe they can stay on the sidelines while someone else fights the battle for them. They don't like the idea of "fighting," anyway.

Undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood harvesting baby body parts are 'authentic': court

A federal appeals court has vacated a lower court ruling striking down Texas' plan to defund Planned Parenthood and said that undercover sting videos purporting to unmask illegal practices of the abortion giant and its partners were authentic and not doctored.

Covington Catholic student who faced off with Native American elder says he is a 'faithful Christian'

The Trump-supporting Catholic student, whose encounter with a Native American elder at the March for Life went viral, is telling his side of the story.

Chinese Christian details indoctrination camps, being forced to blaspheme Christ

A Chinese Christian woman revealed the mental abuse she endured at a Chinese "indoctrination camp," including how police withheld sleep after she refused to blaspheme the name of Jesus Christ.

On immigration, some evangelicals mistake 'America for the Kingdom of God': former Muslim

A former Muslim turned Texas pastor who came to the U.S. during the Iranian Revolution told those gathered at the Southern Baptist Convention's 2019 Evangelicals for Life conference Thursday that he feels some evangelicals are misguided in their rhetoric on immigration.

What will Jesus' return look like to media saturated, hyper-connected world?

A Baptist pastor studying eschatology explored how the return of Jesus Christ to earth will look in today's "media saturated, hyper connected society."

Alarm bells against discrimination

Fortunately, the media are increasingly reporting about persecution of people on account of their religion. This no longer happens only on particularly news-worthy occasions.

Pro-life movement in 'season of hope' VP Pence says, citing Jeremiah 29:11

Mike Pence appeared at several major pro-life events Thursday and Friday, stressing that the movement to defend unborn life has strong momentum and is in a "season of hope."

History channel to premiere new TV series 'Jesus: His Life'

A new eight-part television series called "Jesus: His Life" will premiere on the History channel in March.

Boys also need to be rescued from the sex industry

The impact poverty and a misogynistic mindset have on girls in these countries is fairly obvious. But what about the boys? How does growing up around the sex trade impact them?

4 brave moms tell VP Mike Pence their incredible pro-life stories

When Brittany, Faith, Brittany, and Elisa walked through the doors of their local pregnancy help centers, they couldn't have known they'd be meeting the Vice President of the United States just a couple of short years later.

Russell Moore highlights dangers of surrogacy, says it 'turns children into a product'

Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore says there are problems that come with surrogacy and suggests that Christians should instead turn to adoption or foster care when faced with infertility.

Churches take part in 'Day of Service' on MLK holiday

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is not just a time in which people take off from work or school; it is also a national day of service in which numerous secular and religious organizations oversee volunteer projects to better their communities.

How to keep college students in church amid high dropout rates? Lifeway director responds

To combat the growing number of young people who leave the church, leaders must invest in student ministry and make an intentional effort to focus on individuals during traditional college years, the director of student ministry at LifeWay has said.

Did John Gray use sermon to debunk rumor he fathered a child in extramarital affair?

Did Pastor John Gray indirectly respond to rumors that he fathered a child outside of his marriage in a sermon illustration last Sunday?

Is God mad at me? 3 biblical truths about God's anger

The tragedy filling our news feeds have led some to wonder, 'Is God mad at us?' It may be easy to believe He is, but here's why He isn't. Read on for truths about God's anger.

Fighting for green justice leads to yellow vest protests

Paris is burning. That is because the new president of France has bought into the message of climate change alarmism.

Candace Cameron Bure tells Liberty U students: Christian's need to 'walk the walk'

Actress Candace Cameron Bure spoke at the Liberty University convocation last week and told the students that Christians need to do more than throw Bible scriptures at people, they must "walk the walk."

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Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019
the Second Week after Epiphany
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Today in Christian History
1963
Swiss Reformed theologian Karl Barth wrote in a letter: 'In Jesus Christ, God and man...are already at peace - not as enemies but as true companions. In Him salvation is already present and at work.'
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Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
Genesis 29:1-30; Psalm 22; Luke 17:
Then Jacob continued on his journey and came to the land of the eastern peoples.There he saw a well in the open country, with three flocks of sheep lying near it because the flocks were watered from that well. The stone over the mouth of the well was large.When all the flocks were gathered there, the shepherds would roll the stone away from the well’s mouth and water the sheep. Then they would return the stone to its place over…
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