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  • Dr Law and Dr Grace .... (Protestant Caucus)

    07/28/2015 5:34:50 PM PDT · by knarf · 12 replies
    The Word Of God ^ | July 28, 2015 | Lester Rolloff
    PREACHING is the heart of the Gospel
  • How Does A Heart Hardened?

    07/24/2015 9:32:18 PM PDT · by Cecilia Trent · 41 replies
    Growing Up In The Word ^ | 07/25/15 | James Trent
    A hardened heart is unnatural. Sadly many of God's children are walking around with hearts so hardened that they are unable to experience intimacy with God, themselves or others. Since we were created for connection and relationship with God first then others, a hardened heart will cause us to live isolated and withdrawn never truly experiencing the joy, peace, love and the abundant life that Jesus came to give us. How does a heart hardened? A prolonged struggle. Perhaps you have grown weary in the trial even blaming God for not changing the circumstances. Maybe you have a deep wound,...
  • How to Know if You are Blessed

    06/27/2015 11:55:23 AM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 10 replies
    The Cripplegate ^ | April 15,2015 | Eric Davis
    “I’m blessed!” “That was such a blessing!” “Wow, you are blessed!”Whether some financial profit, a good meal, an ideal day, or finding our lost keys, we’ve all said it. And those things are blessings. But, too often we risk throwing around benedictory phrases with a shallow, man-centered carelessness.What does it mean to be “blessed”? What does God consider “blessing”? God’s definitions of blessing might not always fit the pop-definitions. One in particular, perhaps, counter-intuitive blessing is described from what is considered the greatest sermon ever preached: the Sermon on the Mount. Christ opened it with the declarative blessing, “Blessed are the poor in...
  • Obama Calls For Nationwide "Soul-Searching" Amid Violence In Baltimore

    04/28/2015 12:43:56 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 68 replies
    rtt news ^ | 4-28-2015
    On the heels of rioting and looting in the city of Baltimore, President Barack Obama on Tuesday called on Americans to do some "soul-searching" regarding the issues that contribute to the violence. In a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Obama condemned the criminals engaging in violent acts and sought to draw a line between the rioters and the non-violent protesters. "When individuals get crowbars and start prying open doors to loot, they're not protesting. They're not making a statement. They're stealing," Obama said. He added, "When they burn down a building, they're committing arson. And they're...
  • Why Apple Watch isn't the most advanced timepiece

    04/25/2015 1:53:58 PM PDT · by 867V309 · 104 replies
    cnbc ^ | 4-25-2015 | Eric Rosenbaum
    Taking on Apple is dangerous business. You run the risk of not only having another U2 album automatically loaded into your iTunes account as a Godfather-like sample of what Apple can do to you, but getting the hordes of Apple fan boys and fan girls mad at you.
  • If You Crave an Apple Watch, You Probably Voted for Obama

    04/22/2015 12:46:47 PM PDT · by JOAT · 109 replies
    Yahoo Tech ^ | 4-15-2015 | Dan Tynan
    Just over six percent of Americans plan to buy an Apple Watch this year, according to an online poll of 1,829 US adults conducted by Reuters/Ipsos. If accurate, that means Apple could sell as many as 15 million Watches this year, or more than double the total number of smartwatches sold by all manufacturers in 2014. Who are these Watch watchers? Reuter’s interactive polling tool offers an in-depth and occasionally surprising look at the demographics. According to this poll, Apple Watch fans are democratic leaning and college educated, largely male, but not necessarily Caucasian. They own their own homes and...
  • Here's what you can do on the Apple Watch without your iPhone

    04/20/2015 3:22:57 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 163 replies
    CNet News ^ | Thursday April 9, 2015 | by Mitchel Broussard
    he Apple Watch is, first and foremost, an iPhone accessory. It might be even more than that eventually, a truly independent gadget, but a vast majority of its current core functions -- making calls, sending messages, getting information, even playing any third-party games -- require your iPhone to be on, have Internet service, and be paired with the Watch via Bluetooth or a shared Wi-Fi network. If you're thinking about getting one, make sure you know that. It requires an iPhone 5 or later, and it can't even be set up without one. Still, the Apple Watch can do a...
  • The Apple Watch is Already Wiping the Floor with the Entire Smartwatch Market

    04/16/2015 5:29:23 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 301 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Thursday, April 16, 2015 | Rob Price
    The Apple Watch is on fire: KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo estimates that Apple's debut smartwatch has sold more than 2.3 million units since preorders opened, MacRumors reports. Apple hasn't released any sales data on Apple Watch sales, and it most likely won't until the company's quarterly earnings report. But this 2.3 million figure echoes what others have estimated — the research company Slice believes there were about 1 million US preorders on launch day, for example. Ming-Chi Kuo has a good track record on Apple: He was spot on with his predictions about the iPhone 5S, for example. If...
  • Apple Watch: Understanding Early Sales Data

    04/13/2015 8:05:13 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 56 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | April 13, 2015 | J.M. Manness
    Last Friday, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) opened its online store for preorders of the new Apple Watch. This article will clear up some of the misinformation that has resulted from inaccurate reporting.There have been several articles with conflicting headlines with almost all referring to the same resource data, a posting by Slice.The USA Today headline reads Apple Watch first-day pre-orders estimated near 1M, and illustrates the misleading information presented. I am not sure what country the author comes from, but in the U.S., if we are given a count of preorders of a product, we usually expect the number of units sold...
  • Apple Watch set to beat iPhone launch with 1 million-order (US) weekend

    04/13/2015 3:12:42 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 22 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | Apr 13, 2015 9:30 a.m. ET | BARBARA KOLLMEYER—MARKETS REPORTER
    <p>Apple CEO Tim Cook eyeballs Apple Watches in Palo Alto, California April 10, 2015.</p> <p>An estimated 957,000 American shoppers ordered Apple Watches on Friday — a sign the tech giant’s newest gadget is already seeing more initial success than its first iPhone or the iPod.</p>
  • The $20,000 gold Apple Watch Edition sold out in China in less than an hour

    04/10/2015 4:56:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 102 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/10/2015 | Joshua Barrie
    The Apple Watch Edition has already sold out in China — and it took less than an hour for the most luxurious gold version of the device, which reportedly costs ¥126,800 ($20,000) to get completely snapped up. Today, Apple put the Apple Watch Sport, Apple Watch, and Edition up for pre-order in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, and China. Customers can now try on and buy the watches, but the company says people won't get them until weeks later in the UK — elsewhere, it could be longer. Relatively few will actually walk out of...
  • Why I Quit Devotionals

    11/21/2014 11:35:30 AM PST · by xzins · 39 replies
    Good News Magazine ^ | November 12, 2014 | Jessica LaGrone
    I have a confession to make. I’m done doing devotionals. It started a few years ago. I showed up for an appointment and learned I would have to wait for about 45 minutes. I headed to my car to find something to do during the wait (this must have been before smart phones, because now none of us ever wonder what to do with 45 minutes). I found a Bible in my car, so I brought it inside. I thought: “Great, I’ll take this time to do my devotional for the day.” Then I realized I couldn’t. First of all,...
  • What Really Counts (Greg Laurie devotional)

    10/28/2014 2:51:46 PM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 1 replies
    Harvest.org ^ | 10/24/2014 | Pastor Greg Laurie
    "If I make you light-bearers, you don't think I'm going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I'm putting you on a light stand. Now that I've put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand--shine!" — Matthew 5:15 How should I live my life on this earth? What purpose does God have in mind for me, now that I have received His Son, Jesus Christ, into my heart? These are questions every believer should ask, because if you have no goals or purpose, you can waste your life. As I have often said, if you aim at...
  • 48 Hours In Hell

    05/07/2014 10:00:03 PM PDT · by OneVike · 109 replies
    Gospel Tract and Bible Society ^ | 1888 | John W. Reynolds
    One of the most interesting cases of resuscitation that ever came to my knowledge was that of George Lennox, a notorious horse thief of Jefferson County. He was serving his second term. Sedgwick County sent him to the prison the first time for a similar offense - stealing horses. During the winter of 1887 and 1888 he worked in the coal mines. The place where he was laboring seemed dangerous to him. He reported the fact to the officer in charge, who made an examination, and deciding that the room was safe, ordered Lennox back to his work. The...
  • Charles Haddon Spurgeon :: Morning and Evening

    03/28/2014 12:28:18 PM PDT · by redleghunter · 5 replies
    Blue Letter Bible ^ | 28 March 2014 | Charles H. Spurgeon
    Morning and Evening Charles H. Spurgeon March 28, 2014 Morning Reading The love of Christ which passeth knowledge. —Ephesians 3:19 The love of Christ in its sweetness, its fulness, its greatness, its faithfulness, passeth all human comprehension. Where shall language be found which shall describe His matchless, His unparalleled love towards the children of men? It is so vast and boundless that, as the swallow but skimmeth the water, and diveth not into its depths, so all descriptive words but touch the surface, while depths immeasurable lie beneath. Well might the poet say, "O love, thou fathomless abyss!" for this...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - February 26, 2014 [Devotional]

    02/26/2014 6:09:50 PM PST · by Vision · 11 replies
    Email ^ | 2/26/14 | Joel Osteen
    Created for Greatness Today's Scripture “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (Ephesians 2:10, NIV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria It’s easy to go through life thinking that we’re average; we’re ordinary. “There’s nothing special about me. I’m just one of the six billion people on earth.” No, when God created you, He put a part of Himself in you. You could say that you have the DNA of Almighty God. You are destined to do great things, destined to leave your mark...
  • Psalm 37:7

    10/16/2013 5:23:21 PM PDT · by ReaganÜberAlles · 27 replies
    Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.
  • Litany Of The Holy Name of Jesus

    06/24/2012 8:19:38 AM PDT · by johngrace · 17 replies
    Catholic culture ^ | 597(?) | Unknown
    Prayer: Litany of the Most Holy Name of Jesus Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Jesus, hear us. Jesus, graciously hear us. God, the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us . God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us. God, the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us. Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us. Jesus, Son of the living God, have mercy on us. Jesus, Splendor of the Father, have mercy on us. Jesus, Brightness of eternal Light, have mercy on us. Jesus, King of Glory, have mercy on us. Jesus, Sun...
  • Caussin in Lent: Jesus flies from scepters and runs towards the Cross [Catholic Caucus]

    03/18/2012 5:21:15 AM PDT · by sayuncledave
    Rorate Caeli ^ | March 17, 2012 | New Catholic
    Caussin in Lent: Jesus flies from scepters and runs towards the Cross Fr. Nicolas Caussin, S.I., confessor to Louis XIII exiled by Cardinal Richelieu and heavily criticized by many Jansenists, is well-known as the author of "La Cour Sainte" ("The Holy Court"). In his "Entretiens" ("Entertainments") for Lent, some of his sermons for the Season are presented in a devotional format: an examination of the traditional scriptural readings for the day in the Roman Rite followed by the aspirations of the soul thirsty for Christ. He is our main inspiration for seasonal posts this Lent. ________________________________________ "When, therefore, Jesus had...
  • Insight for Leaders [A.W. Tozer Devotional]

    01/03/2012 3:42:32 PM PST · by Sopater · 8 replies
    Literature Ministries International ^ | January 03 | A. W. Tozer
    I received this message from Literature Ministries International... FOR EVERYTHING THERE IS A SEASON...For LMI's "Insight for Leaders" that ten year season is ending with the December 31st devo. The new publisher of Tozer's writings has withdrawn permission for our use after that date. We're grateful for the years we've had, and for the tens of thousands of you on six continents who benefited from them. You can purchase "Tozer on Christian Leadership" (the book version of our devos) from Amazon.com. Therefore, I will be discontinuing the Tozer devotionals. I'm sorry to see them go, as Tozer has given me...
  • Genesis To Revelation in 366 Days

    01/02/2012 2:53:12 PM PST · by OneVike · 5 replies
    Gate ^ | 1/2/12 | Chuck Wolk
    Every year, millions of Christians embark upon the task of reading their Bible with the hope that they will read the entire book before the year ends. It's a task I attempt to undertake every year, and I must admit that often times I find myself bunching up a few books around the end of the year to accomplish my task. Now there are many schedules put out every January by various Christian Churches and organizations that will guide you in accomplishing such an endeavor. I am sure those who attend church regularly will find that their Church offers...
  • Insight for Leaders [A.W. Tozer Devotional]

    12/19/2011 2:02:01 PM PST · by Sopater · 1 replies
    Literature Ministries International ^ | December 19 | A. W. Tozer
    Trials and Pain: Not Yet "Due Time" But He knows the way that I take; when He has tested me, I shall come forth as gold. --Job 23:10 God has said He will exalt you in due time, but remember, He is referring to His time and not yours! Some of you are actually in a fiery furnace right now. You are in a special kind of spiritual testing. The pastor may not know it and others may not know it, but you have been praying and asking the Lord: "Why don't you get me out of this?" In God's...
  • Insight for Leaders [A.W. Tozer Devotional]

    12/15/2011 2:59:25 PM PST · by Sopater · 1 replies
    Literature Ministries International ^ | December 15 | A. W. Tozer
    Trials and Pain: The Back Side of the Desert Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian. And he led the flock to the back of the desert, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. --Exodus 3:1 We should quickly review here the kinds of preparation Moses had gone through for his leadership role under God. Reared in Pharaoh's palace, he had been educated in all the wisdom of the Egyptians. He had the prerequisites for almost any kind of career. In our day a man with his qualifications would be sought for...
  • Insight for Leaders [A.W. Tozer Devotional]

    12/14/2011 1:59:54 PM PST · by Sopater · 2 replies
    Literature Ministries International ^ | December 14 | A. W. Tozer
    Trials and Pain: The Necessity of Wounds Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep Your word....It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I may learn Your statutes. --Psalm 119:67,71 It is amazing to me! There are people within the ranks of Christianity who have been taught and who believe that Christ will shield His followers from wounds of every kind. If the truth were known, the saints of God in every age were only effective after they had been wounded. They experienced the humbling wounds that brought contrition, compassion and a yearning...
  • Insight for Leaders [A.W. Tozer Devotional]

    12/13/2011 3:19:47 PM PST · by Sopater · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Literature Ministries International ^ | December 13 | A. W. Tozer
    Trials and Pain: The Sharp Blade of the Plow Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground, for it is time to seek the Lord, till He comes and rains righteousness on you. --Hosea 10:12 The fallow field is smug, contented, protected from the shock of the plow and the agitation of the harrow.... But it is paying a terrible price for its tranquility: Never does it see the miracle of growth; never does it feel the motions of mounting life nor see the wonders of bursting seed nor the beauty of ripening grain. Fruit it...
  • Insight for Leaders [A.W. Tozer Devotional]

    12/12/2011 9:11:26 AM PST · by Sopater · 1 replies
    Literature Ministries International ^ | December 12 | A. W. Tozer
    Trials and Pain: Forced to Our Knees And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure. --2 Corinthians 12:7 The experiences of men who walked with God in olden times agree to teach that the Lord cannot fully bless a man until He has first conquered him. The degree of blessing enjoyed by any man will correspond exactly with the completeness of God's victory over him.... We might well pray for God to...
  • Insight for Leaders [A.W. Tozer Devotional]

    12/09/2011 2:49:59 PM PST · by Sopater · 3 replies
    Literature Ministries International ^ | December 09 | A. W. Tozer
    Trials and Pain: It Works! ...Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong. --2 Corinthians 12:9-10 Ten thousand enemies cannot stop a Christian, cannot even slow him down, if he meets them in an attitude of complete trust in God. They will become to him like the atmosphere that resists the airplane, but which because the plane's designer knew how to take advantage...
  • Insight for Leaders [A.W. Tozer Devotional]

    12/08/2011 7:30:33 AM PST · by Sopater · 2 replies
    Literature Ministries International ^ | December 08 | A. W. Tozer
    Trials and Pain: The Labor of Self-love For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ. --Galatians 1:10 The labor of self-love is a heavy one indeed. Think for yourself whether much of your sorrow has not arisen from someone speaking slightingly of you. As long as you set yourself up as a little god to which you must be loyal there will be those who will delight to offer affront to your idol. How then can you hope to...
  • Insight for Leaders [A.W. Tozer Devotional]

    12/07/2011 2:57:02 PM PST · by Sopater · 2 replies
    Literature Ministries International ^ | December 07 | A. W. Tozer
    Trials and Pain: Criticism and Abuse But as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, even so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who tests our hearts. --1 Thessalonians 2:4 "Let not thy peace depend on the tongues of men," said the wise old Christian mystic, Thomas a Kempis; "for whether they judge well or ill, thou art not on that account other than thyself." One of the first things a Christian should get used to is abuse.... To do nothing is to get abused for laziness, and to do anything is to...
  • Insight for Leaders [A.W. Tozer Devotional]

    12/06/2011 3:34:56 PM PST · by Sopater · 4 replies
    Literature Ministries International ^ | December 06 | A. W. Tozer
    Trials and Pain: Faultfinders But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed. --2 Corinthians 4:7-9 Nowhere else in the entire New Testament is the humanity of the great apostle [Paul] seen so clearly as when he staggers under the cruel attacks of the anti-Paul bloc in the Corinthian church. His sufferings are there the most poignant and nearest to the sufferings...
  • Insight for Leaders [A.W. Tozer Devotional]

    12/02/2011 2:25:10 PM PST · by Sopater · 2 replies
    Literature Ministries International ^ | December 02 | A. W. Tozer
    Trials and Pain: Piles of Ashes Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. --Hebrews 12:11 If God has singled you out to be a special object of His grace you may expect Him to honor you with stricter discipline and greater suffering than less favored ones are called upon to endure.... If God sets out to make you an unusual Christian He is not likely to be as gentle as He is usually pictured by the popular teachers....
  • Insight for Leaders [A.W. Tozer Devotional]

    12/01/2011 1:33:51 PM PST · by Sopater · 7 replies
    Literature Ministries International ^ | December 01 | A. W. Tozer
    Trials and Pain: The Dark Night of the Soul How long, O Lord? Will You forget me forever? How long will You hide Your face from me? --Psalm 13:1 Some of you know something of that which has been called "the dark night of the soul." Some of you have spiritual desire and deep longing for victory but it seems to you that your efforts to go on with God have only brought you more bumps and more testings and more discouragement. You are tempted to ask, "How long can this go on?"... Yes, there is a dark night of...
  • Insight for Leaders [A.W. Tozer Devotional]

    11/30/2011 8:55:30 AM PST · by Sopater · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Literature Ministries International ^ | November 30 | A. W. Tozer
    Spiritual Warfare and Sin: The Cleansed Conscience Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. --Hebrews 10:22 What a relief to find the writer to the Hebrews encouraging us to "draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience" (Hebrews 10:22). A sprinkled conscience-surely this is a gracious thing for men and women in the world to know! One of the most relieving, enriching, wholesome,...
  • Insight for Leaders [A.W. Tozer Devotional]

    11/29/2011 6:53:40 AM PST · by Sopater · 3 replies
    Literature Ministries International ^ | November 29 | A. W. Tozer
    Spiritual Warfare and Sin: What Past? I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake; and I will not remember your sins. --Isaiah 43:25 One of the old German devotional philosophers took the position that God loves to forgive big sins more than He does little sins because the bigger the sin, the more glory accrues to Him for his forgiveness. I remember the writer went on to say that not only does God forgive sins and enjoy doing it, but as soon as He has forgiven them, He forgets them and trusts the person...
  • Insight for Leaders [A.W. Tozer Devotional]

    11/28/2011 1:00:41 PM PST · by Sopater · 3 replies
    Literature Ministries International ^ | November 28 | A. W. Tozer
    Spiritual Warfare and Sin: Grace and Forgiveness And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God. --1 Corinthians 6:11 I do not know all of the Savior's reasons for choosing the woman at the well. I know that His revelation of Himself to her constituted an everlasting rebuke to human self-righteousness. I know that every smug woman who walks down the street in pride and status ought to be ashamed of herself. I know that every self-righteous...
  • Insight for Leaders [A.W. Tozer Devotional]

    11/17/2011 8:30:29 AM PST · by Sopater · 1 replies
    Literature Ministries International ^ | November 17 | A. W. Tozer
    Spiritual Warfare and Sin: Resentment Looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled. --Hebrews 12:15 In the course of scores of conferences and hundreds of conversations I have many times heard people say, "I resent that." But I repeat: I have never heard the words used by a victorious man. Resentment simply cannot dwell in a loving heart. Before resentfulness can enter, love must take its flight and bitterness take over. The bitter soul will compile a list of slights at which...
  • Insight for Leaders [A.W. Tozer Devotional]

    11/16/2011 1:56:35 PM PST · by Sopater · 1 replies
    Literature Ministries International ^ | November 16 | A. W. Tozer
    Spiritual Warfare and Sin: He Lost His Temper Whoever has no rule over his own spirit is like a city broken down, without walls. --Proverbs 25:28 Some people have a temper. We blame it on our Irish grandfather or on something else; but it's a plague spot. I remember a man who had a very high spiritual testimony and became a leading pastor in his denomination. One night at a board meeting, he lost his temper like a mule driver and after that, nobody believed in him. One time, a man I thought was a fine Christian had a new...
  • Insight for Leaders [A.W. Tozer Devotional]

    11/15/2011 8:23:47 PM PST · by Sopater · 2 replies
    Literature Ministries International ^ | November 15 | A. W. Tozer
    Spiritual Warfare and Sin: Self-sins I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. --Galatians 2:20 To be specific, the self-sins are self-righteousness, self-pity, self-confidence, self-sufficiency, self-admiration, self-love and a host of others like them. They dwell too deep within us and are too much a part of our natures to come to our attention till the light of God is focused upon them....
  • Insight for Leaders [A.W. Tozer Devotional]

    11/14/2011 3:06:38 PM PST · by Sopater · 5 replies
    Literature Ministries International ^ | November 14 | A. W. Tozer
    Spiritual Warfare and Sin: Dispositional Sins Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. --Ephesians 4:31 Dispositional sins are fully as injurious to the Christian cause as the more overt acts of wickedness. These sins are as many as the various facets of human nature. Just so there may be no misunderstanding let us list a few of them: Sensitiveness, irritability, churlishness, faultfinding, peevishness, temper, resentfulness, cruelty, uncharitable attitudes; and of course there are many more. These kill the spirit of the church and slow down any progress which the gospel...
  • Insight for Leaders [A.W. Tozer Devotional]

    11/11/2011 2:27:30 PM PST · by Sopater · 2 replies
    Literature Ministries International ^ | November 11 | A. W. Tozer
    Spiritual Warfare and Sin: Fight or Die For all that is in the world--the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life--is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever. --1 John 2:16-17 Someday the church can relax her guard, call her watchmen down from the wall and live in safety and peace; but not yet, not yet.... The healthiest man has enough lethal bacteria in him to kill him within twenty-four...
  • Insight for Leaders [A.W. Tozer Devotional]

    11/10/2011 7:01:39 AM PST · by Sopater · 2 replies
    Literature Ministries International ^ | November 10 | A. W. Tozer
    Spiritual Warfare and Sin: Preparation Is Vital Moreover David said, "The Lord, who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine." --1 Samuel 17:37 The whole Bible and all past history unite to teach that battles are always won before the armies take the field. The critical moment for any army is not the day it engages the foe in actual combat; it is the day before or the month before or the year before.... Preparation is vital. The rule is, prepare or...
  • Insight for Leaders [A.W. Tozer Devotional]

    11/09/2011 2:16:45 PM PST · by Sopater · 3 replies
    Literature Ministries International ^ | November 09 | A. W. Tozer
    Spiritual Warfare and Sin: The Cost of Quitting For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls. You have not yet resisted to bloodshed, striving against sin. --Hebrews 12:3-4 If Satan opposes the new convert he opposes still more bitterly the Christian who is pressing on toward a higher life in Christ. The Spirit-filled life is not, as many suppose, a life of peace and quiet pleasure. It is likely to be something quite the opposite. Viewed one way it is a pilgrimage through a robber-infested forest; viewed another,...
  • Insight for Leaders [A.W. Tozer Devotional]

    11/04/2011 2:35:06 PM PDT · by Sopater · 2 replies
    Literature Ministries International ^ | November 04 | A. W. Tozer
    Spiritual Warfare and Sin: Throw Off Hindrances Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith.... --Hebrews 12:1-2 Is Satan giving you a hard time in your life of faith-in the Christian race you are running? Expect it if you are a believing child of God! Satan hates your God. He hates Jesus Christ. He hates your faith....
  • Insight for Leaders [A.W. Tozer Devotional]

    11/03/2011 3:30:37 PM PDT · by Sopater · 10 replies
    Literature Ministries International ^ | November 03 | A. W. Tozer
    Spiritual Warfare and Sin: Satan's Strategy Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. --Ephesians 6:13 Now I do not think that Satan much cares to destroy us Christians physically. The soldier dead in battle who died performing some deed of heroism is not a great loss to the army but may rather be an object of pride to his country. On the other hand the soldier who cannot or will not fight but runs away at the sound of the first enemy...
  • Insight for Leaders [A.W. Tozer Devotional]

    11/02/2011 1:40:34 PM PDT · by Sopater · 5 replies
    Literature Ministries International ^ | November 02 | A. W. Tozer
    Spiritual Warfare and Sin: Irreconcilable Hostility For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. --Ephesians 6:12 In the early days, when Christianity exercised a dominant influence over American thinking, men and women conceived the world to be a battleground. Our fathers believed in sin and the devil and hell as constituting one force, and they believed in God and righteousness and heaven as the other. By their very nature, these forces were opposed to each other...
  • NONE BUT THE HUNGRY HEART

    11/01/2011 2:36:21 PM PDT · by guitarplayer1953
    http://withchrist.org/mjs/HHDevotional.htm ^ | April 1968 | Miles J. Stanford;
    None But the Hungry Heart #1 None But the Hungry Heart is a devotional study. There are twelve sections each containing thirty-one daily portions. The following three factors have been considered in arriving at this form of presentation: 1. A spiritually hungry heart is the requisite for entering into the growth truths of identification with Christ. 2. Prayerful study on the part of the believer is the means by which the Holy Spirit ministers these truths. 3. The concentration of the Christ-life truths in brief daily studies facilitates their assimilation. The authors quoted have been carefully selected; however, this does...
  • Insight for Leaders [A.W. Tozer Devotional]

    10/26/2011 2:08:46 PM PDT · by Sopater · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Literature Ministries International ^ | October 26 | A. W. Tozer
    Failure and Success: Crowds at Any Price O Timothy! Guard what was committed to your trust, avoiding the profane and idle babblings and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge-by professing it some have strayed concerning the faith.... --1 Timothy 6:20-21 The crowds-at-any-price mania has taken a firm grip on American Christianity and is the motivating power back of a shockingly high percentage of all religious activity. Men and churches compete for the attention of the paying multitudes who are brought in by means of any currently popular gadget or gimmick ostensibly to have their souls saved, but, if the...
  • Insight for Leaders [A.W. Tozer Devotional]

    10/18/2011 12:23:37 PM PDT · by Sopater · 2 replies
    Literature Ministries International ^ | October 18 | A. W. Tozer
    Failure and Success: Greatness Has Its Price You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier. --2 Timothy 2:3-4 The laws of success operate also in the higher field of the soul-- spiritual greatness has its price. Eminence in the things of the Spirit demands a devotion to these things more complete than most of us are willing to give. But the law cannot be escaped. If we would be holy we know...
  • Insight for Leaders [A.W. Tozer Devotional]

    10/17/2011 3:08:35 PM PDT · by Sopater · 3 replies
    Literature Ministries International ^ | October 17 | A. W. Tozer
    Failure and Success: Our Dowry of Everlastingness As for man, his days are like grass; as a flower of the field, so he flourishes. For the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more. But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him, and His righteousness to children's children. --Psalm 103:15-17 We who follow Christ are men and women of eternity. We must put no confidence in the passing scenes of the disappearing world. We must resist every attempt of Satan to palm off upon us...
  • Insight for Leaders [A.W. Tozer Devotional]

    10/13/2011 3:00:32 PM PDT · by Sopater · 5 replies
    Literature Ministries International ^ | October 13 | A. W. Tozer
    Failure and Success: True Greatness Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant. And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave. --Matthew 20:26-27 The essence of His teaching is that true greatness lies in character, not in ability or position. Men in their blindness had always thought that superior talents made a man great, and so the vast majority believe today. To be endowed with unusual abilities in the field of art or literature or music or statecraft, for instance, is thought...