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Proverbs 28:16 - A leader who is a great oppressor lacks understanding, But he who hates unjust gain will prolong his days.
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A good conscience will look through the blackest clouds, and see a smiling God. - Thomas Brooks (1608-81)
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Judge Rules 30-Year-Old Must Move Out of His Parents' House Despite Praising His Legal Research

A New York family situation has escalated to the court, as a 30-year-old man insisted on staying in his parents' home. Michael Rotondo, who has been rooming with his parents for eight years, was evicted with the help of a Judge who sided with his parents on Tuesday, May 22.

Presenting a Different Jesus

The Jesus being presented in many churches today is different because He is not the One we find in the Bible. The popular Jesus being presented is the one who fills churches to the rafters with fans and not disciples. Many of our modern churches focus on self-improvement instead of dying to self.

Congratulatory Message on Special Graduation Cake Censored by Publix's Website

Graduations are occasions for great celebrations, for gathering friends and family and for delicious food as well.

NFL Owners Pass New Policy, Requires Players and Team Personnel to Stand If They Are on the Field for the National Anthem

Following a season in which NFL teams and players drew criticism from many fans and even President Donald Trump for national anthem protests, the franchise owners have passed a new policy with the intent of eliminating the controversy.

NFL Team Owners Adopt Policy to Fine Teams for Not Standing During National Anthem

The National Football League will now fine teams and league employees who fail to "stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem." NFL Commissioner Roder Goodell has also made a statement about the new policy, which was announced by the league on Wednesday, May 23.

Trump Urges Supporters in Pro-life Gala Speech: Vote 'For Life,' GOP

President Trump called on pro-life supporters to vote "for life" on Tuesday, May 22, as he called for them to help keep the Republicans keep control of Congress. This urging from Trump followed a plan announced by the administration to ban abortion talks in funded family planning clinics that are funded by the federal government.

Ashton Kutcher Shocks an Emotional Ellen DeGeneres With a $4 Million Donation

Ashton Kutcher surprised Ellen DeGeneres on the episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" by showing up on Wednesday, May 23, but that was just the start of it. For her 60th birthday, the actor shocked Ellen by donating $4 million to her wildlife fund, doing so using an app from the cryptocurrency company called Ripple.

Stunning Images Capture the Last Moments of a Once Proud Lion

When most people think of lions, the title "king of the jungle" likely comes to mind pretty quickly.

Additional Details Revealed About the 300-Year-Old 'Holy Grail of Shipwrecks'

Hidden beneath the oceans are all kinds of mysterious organisms and objects.

The Inspirational Story of Andres Todd -- From Troubled Teen to Promising Young Man

The story of how Andres Todd went from being a troubled teen to a young man filled with immense potential teen is one that should be known by all.

Why the Tribute Poem to Meghan Markle's Mother Is Drawing So Much Praise Online

The royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was a widely watched event all over the world.

So. Baptist Seminary Prof. Alvin Reid Resigns Over 'Personal and Spiritual Issues'

A longtime evangelism professor at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina, has resigned from the school and stepped down from a pastoral role at his church, citing "personal and spiritual issues."

Christian Singer Jamie Grace Reveals Exclusive Wedding Footage Kept Secret Until Now

Grammy-nominated Christian singer Jamie Grace had the wedding of her dreams in April but managed to keep it under the radar. Now, her new music video for her latest single, "Wait It Out," is giving everyone an up-close look at her special day.

Ministry in the Grocery Store!

A nondenominational church in Virginia claims to be the first church in history to open up its own nonprofit grocery store to provide its local impoverished community discounted groceries at up to three-quarters of the cost of regular grocery stores.

Trump Takes a Slice Out of Planned Parenthood!

President Donald Trump is ending the practice of giving up to $60 million in taxpayers' dollars to abortion providers every year. Instead, that money will be given to community clinics that provide medical screenings and healthcare services.

Pastor, Wife, Daughter Sentenced After Dispute Sparked by Affair With Sunday School Teacher

An Ohio pastor, his wife and daughter who were initially accused of robbing a Sunday school teacher and then fleeing their church minutes before the start of a worship service in February, were all sentenced Monday as it was revealed that the incident was triggered by an affair.

A Tragic Graduation

Graduation Day can be the best and worst 24 hours of your life.

Foster Mother of 11 Adopted Kids Objects to Punishing Faith-Based Agencies Opposed to Gay Adoption

A foster mother who has helped dozens of children and adopted 11 kids has expressed her objections to states that punish faith-based adoption groups who oppose for religious reasons to referring children to same-sex couples.

Why Pope's Response to a Gay Man Is Wrong, but in Line With Many Evangelicals

The pope's alleged statement that God would make someone gay and would want him to stay gay goes against Scripture and established Christian doctrine. This is what happens when compassion is divorced from truth and any hope of transformation. And sadly, it's not just the alleged position of the pope and many in society, but of many evangelicals too.

Trump Era Confusion on Evangelical Identity: NAE Makes Clarifying Statement

The National Association of Evangelicals on Tuesday clarified exactly who evangelicals are at a time when many in America have a misunderstanding of what the word really means.


Lectionary Calendar
Thursday, May 24th, 2018
the Week of Proper 2 / Ordinary 7
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Today in Christian History
1950
In Boston, during its annual gathering, the Northern Baptist Convention formally changed its name to the American Baptist Convention. Twenty-two years later, in 1972, the denomination changed its name once more, and became the American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A.
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Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
1 Samuel 6-7; Psalm 53; Acts 28:17-31:
When the ark of the had been in Philistine territory seven months,the Philistines called for the priests and the diviners and said, “What shall we do with the ark of the ? Tell us how we should send it back to its place.”They answered, “If you return the ark of the god of Israel, do not send it back to him without a gift; by all means send a guilt offering to him. Then you will be healed, and you…
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