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Proverbs 12:11 - He who tills his land will have plenty of bread, But he who pursues worthless things lacks sense.
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Anne Graham Lotz Praises God, Prayers in Breast Cancer Surgery Update

Anne Graham Lotz has underwent breast cancer surgery in North Carolina, which she said "went well," and thanked God and all those who have sent in prayers.

Nigerian Pastor Worth $150 Million, Sells Oil Claiming to Cure HIV, Building 100K Person Church

Pentecostal megachurches promoting a prosperity gospel, led by millionaire superstar pastors promising economic salvation and HIV cures, are on the rise in Nigeria, a report has said.

JD Greear: Don't Split Over Calvinism, Bicker About Theology 'When People Are Lost, Going to Hell'

Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear has urged Christians not to "tear apart" their unity over theological disagreements, such as Calvinism.

Over 70 Charlotte Churches of All Denominations Join Unity Sermon Series on the Gospel

Over 70 churches in Charlotte, North Carolina, have come together to declare in a unified sermon series what they are for, as opposed to what they are against.

Nigeria: Christian Boys Murdered, Bodies Slashed by Machetes; 250 Massacred in 2 Months

Two Christian boys were murdered last week by Fulani radicals in Plateau State in Nigeria, with the violence having claimed over 250 lives in two months.

Church in America Has Become Largely Impotent, Irrelevant

America has had an explosion of megachurches in the past decade. We also have Christian colleges rapidly expanding in size. Yet all these visible indicators are misleading; something else is also going on that tells a very different story.

The Battle Is Great in the Warfare for the Souls of Man

Perhaps the reason I'm writing this article is the fact that it seems at least one report a month is coming in of another pastor or Christian leader falling in America.

The Floods Have Lifted Up Their Voice

The aftermath of Florence is extraordinary. What we have witnessed reminds us that after our many achievements, after our incredible advances in technology, medicine, transportation, communication, and other human endeavors, we are still merely mortals subject to the basest of earth's elements.

Resolving Conflict in an Explosive Culture

In this explosive culture in America, motives are challenged endlessly. Trust in relationships is not earned easily. Criticism of others is ruthless. Cynicism is applauded loudly. Leaders are under detailed scrutiny.

Pence on Kavanaugh Sexual Misconduct Accusation: Democrats Have Done 'Disservice' to Americans

Vice President Mike Pence offered his thoughts Wednesday evening on the sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Professor in Sweden Under Investigation for Teaching Biological Differences Between Men, Women

A professor in Sweden who recently spoke about the biological differences between men and women says he's now being investigated by his university.

John Piper's Advice to Parents on Teaching Children 'Christian Hedonism'

Bethlehem College & Seminary Chancellor and Desiring God founder John Piper believes the theological concept of "Christian Hedonism" should be taught to children.

Dalit Christian Hacked to Death by Hitman Hired by Father of Upper-Caste Bride

Seven people were arrested Tuesday in the Indian state of Telangana in connection with the killing of a low-caste Christian man who married an upper-caste woman.

'Fortnite,' Online Game Addiction, Cited Among Reasons for 200 Divorces

At least 200 couples in the UK have cited addiction to the wildly popular "Fortnite" and other online games among the reasons for their divorce since the start of 2018.

3 Evangelicals Walk Into a Muslim Convention

This wasn't the first time that Evangelical leaders participated in the largest annual gathering of Muslims in the United States. What was especially intriguing were the questions and comments that audience members posed. They provide a window into what everyday Muslim Americans are concerned about when it comes to their relationships with Evangelicals and conservatives.

Bert and Ernie Not Gay, Sesame Street Clarifies; Writer Says Comments Misinterpreted

A writer for the long running television series "Sesame Street" has stated that his earlier comments implying that Bert and Ernie was a same-sex couple were misinterpreted.

5 Evangelical Leaders React to Kavanaugh Sexual Assault Accusation

Conservative evangelical leaders have been vocal in their support of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, but has the recent allegation that the 53-year-old sexuall assaulted a woman over three decades when he was in high school changed their minds?

Actor Thandie Newton Comes Under Fire for Declaring Atheism, Calling God 'Her' at Emmy Awards

British actor Thandie Newton has come under fire for declaring she's an atheist and calling God "her" at the 2018 Emmy Awards Monday night.

3 Ways to Look and Not Lust

If you are a guy and have been involved in some sort of accountability group (like an X3group), no doubt the subject of "lust" has come up.

Catholic Church Pays Out 'Record Setting Settlement' $27.5 Million to 4 Abused Boys

A New York-based Catholic diocese and after-school program have agreed to pay four sexually abused boys $27.5 million in what is believed to be the largest settlement ever reached on a church sex abuse case.

Lectionary Calendar
Thursday, September 20th, 2018
the Week of Proper 19 / Ordinary 24
Today in Christian History
Four branches of Methodism in England united to form the Methodist Church of Great Britain and Ireland. These were the Wesleyan Methodists (founded 1784), the Primitive Methodists (1811), the United Methodist Free Churches (1857) and the United Methodists (1907).
Daily Reading Plan
Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
2 Chronicles 31; Psalm 87; John 20:1-18:
When all this had ended, the Israelites who were there went out to the towns of Judah, smashed the sacred stones and cut down the Asherah poles. They destroyed the high places and the altars throughout Judah and Benjamin and in Ephraim and Manasseh. After they had destroyed all of them, the Israelites returned to their own towns and to their own property.Hezekiah assigned the priests and Levites to divisions—each of them according to their duties as priests or Levites—to…
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