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Proverbs 28:25 - An arrogant man stirs up strife, But he who trusts in the LORD will prosper.
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Picture God as saying to you, "My son, why is it that day by day you rise, and pray, and genuflect, and even strike the ground with your forehead, nay sometimes even shed tears, while you say to Me: 'My Father, give me wealth!' If I were to give it to you, you would think yourself of some importance, you would fancy that you had gained something very great. Because you asked for it, you have it. But take care to make good use of it. Before you had it, you were humble; now that you have begun to be rich you despise the poor. What kind of a good is that which only makes you worse? For worse you are, since you were bad already. And that it would make you worse you knew not; hence you asked it of Me. I gave it to you, and I proved you; you have found -- and you have found out! Ask of Me better things than these, greater things than these. Ask of Me spiritual things. Ask of Me Myself!" - St. Augustine
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Historic St. John's Church near White House set on fire in DC riots

The parish office at the historic St. John's Episcopal Church in Lafayette Square near the White House in Washington, D.C., was torched as riots escalated Sunday night.

How a missionary imprisoned in Sudan brought prisoners to Christ

Czech missionary Petr Jasek admits there was a time he doubted if he would survive his over year-long imprisonment under Sudan's Islamic regime from December 2015 to February 2017.

This week in Christian history: English king converts; pope visits Poland; Far East Broadcasting Company launches

Here are just a few things that happened this week, May 31 to June 6, in Church history. They include the conversion of an English king to Christianity, Pope John Paul visiting Communist Poland, and the on-air premiere of The Far East Broadcasting Company.

Forget coronavirus: 3 places to go, right now

With an increasing number of destinations and things to do and see open or about to reopen, here are three places you can go in June.

3 failproof ways to feel the love of God the father

We all want the love of a father -- thankfully, we have a heavenly father that loves us unconditionally. Here are three ways you can feel His love today.

To the Jewish community: You may not recognize me as a Jew but the antisemites do

The ongoing controversy over GOD TV's Hebrew speaking channel in Israel has triggered an age-old debate: Are Jews who believe in Jesus still Jews?

US riots update: Trump says George Floyd's memory is being dishonored

As protests spread across the United States over the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota, President Donald Trump said he supports the right of peaceful protests, but opposed the ongoing violence and vandalism which dishonors Floyd's memory.

Christian Association of Nigeria demands release of kidnapped Bishop Joseph Masin

The Christian Association of Nigeria is calling on the country's government to secure the release of its chairman of the Nasarawa State unit, Bishop Joseph Masin, who was kidnapped from his house by gunmen last week.

5 essential films on race

Here are five essential films that can help us talk about race by seeing how far we have come as a nation and, perhaps, how far we still have to go.

COVID-19: Is religious freedom really at stake?

In first century, Christianity spread the most during troubling times and when worship was restricted to homes.

California churches detail Sunday reopening plans; Rick Warren says Saddleback will wait

Pastor Greg Laurie's Harvest Church and many other California's megachurches are reopening on Pentecost Sunday with detailed plans to keep their congregations safe from COVID-19. But others, including Pastor Rick Warren's Saddleback Church, say they will wait for conditions to improve before resuming large gatherings.

Turning up the volume of Peter's on-fire Pentecost message

If there was ever an "on fire" sermon, it was the apostle Peter's on the day of Pentecost in Jerusalem.

What does it really mean to be 'filled with the Spirit'?

The phrase "filled with the Spirit" is loaded with unfortunate connotations, but it need not be, according to a scholar of early Judaism and Christian origins at a Pentecostal seminary.

NAE calls on Christians to pause, mourn 100,000 COVID-19 deaths in US

The National Association of Evangelicals is calling on Christians and churches to pause and lament the death of more than 100,000 Americans from COVID-19 on Pentecost Sunday.

TobyMac, NewsBoys heading back on tour after lockdown, but post-covid concerts will be different

Christian artists are finding new ways to get back on the road after they were forced to cancel tour dates amid global lockdowns in response to the new coronavirus.

Church settles lawsuit with nonreligious family over 'forced' baptism

An Ohio church has settled a lawsuit brought against it by a non-religious family that alleged their son suffered trauma after he was baptized in a full water baptism when he was 11 years old.

Minn. gov. issues 'full mobilization' of National Guard, says violent rioters are 'attacking civil society'

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said Saturday that the National Guard would be fully mobilized after another night of violent protests erupted in Minneapolis and St. Paul. "The situation in Minnesota is no longer in any way about the murder of George Floyd. It is about attacking civil society, instilling fear and disrupting our great cites," Walz said

Phil Robertson reveals he has 45-y-o daughter, says of past sin: 'in all things, God works for good'

"Duck Dynasty" patriarch, Phil Robertson recently learned that he has a 45-year-old daughter from an affair he had before he became Christian and said God turned his bad past into something positive.

George Floyd's death: White power and the third option

One of the most poignant lessons I learned early on, was that "white was right," and that "black and brown" should "stand down."

Lecrae closes out Ravi Zacharias' memorial service with tribute rap song 'Tell the World'

Lecrae closed out Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias' memorial service Friday with a tribute and rap performance.

Lectionary Calendar
Monday, June 1st, 2020
the Week of Proper 4 / Ordinary 9
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Today in Christian History
1922
Birth of Ray Knighton, who in 1954 founded the Medical Assistance Program (MAP International) in Chicago.
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Daily Reading Plan
Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
1 Samuel 16; Psalm 61; Romans 7:
The said to Samuel, “How long will you mourn for Saul, since I have rejected him as king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil and be on your way; I am sending you to Jesse of Bethlehem. I have chosen one of his sons to be king.”But Samuel said, “How can I go? If Saul hears about it, he will kill me.” The said, “Take a heifer with you and say, ‘I have come to sacrifice to the .’Invite Jesse…
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