American Heroes in Paris Were 'Strong Christians'
Why did three Americans on a train bound for Paris decide to jump up and stop an armed terrorist last month? Their military training was not their only motivation. According to various media reports, the three young men are Christians. College student Anthony Sadler, Airman Spencer Stone, and National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos were awarded the Legion of Honor in Paris, France's top honor. The three Americans and one British man received the accolade for taking down a man who was heavily armed on a passenger train in Belgium. "They're all Christians; they're all very religious," Peter Skarlatos, Alek's brother, told The Sacramento Bee. Sadler's father, Anthony Sadler Sr., is a Baptist pastor in Sacramento, California. According to The Gospel Herald, the three childhood friends went to Christian School together.   MORE
Jailed Clerk Assailed as Hypocrite by Media and Anti-Christian Left
In what has become an incessant drumbeat behind the ongoing drama of the now jailed County Clerk standing fast against gay marriage, the mainstream media and spokesmen for the sexual left are attacking Kim Davis’s religious claims and bona fides. Because Davis has been in multiple marriages and had children out of wedlock, she has been targeted as a hypocrite for refusing the grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples.   MORE
Headlines & Articles for Weekend, September 5th-6th, 2015
Iran Thumbs Nose at US Even as Obama Rallies Support for Nuke Deal
Even as President Obama was securing the Senate support necessary to assure passage of the nuclear deal with Iran, Tehran's top defense officials were scoffing at U.S. claims the pact will restrict the Islamic Republic's military ambitions. ...“Iran does not plan to issue permission for the [International Atomic Energy Agency] to inspect every site," Iranian Defense Minister Brig. Gen. Hossein Dehqan told Al Mayadeen News...      MORE
Iran: We Will Not Stop Supporting Terror Groups
Iran’s Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan stressed that Iran will continue providing material support to Hezbollah, Hamas, Islamic Jihad, or any other terrorist group fighting the U.S. and Israel, reports Tehran Times.     MORE
Jailed Clerk Becomes Symbol in Faith Freedom War
Rowan County, Kentucky clerk Kim Davis sits behind bars Friday for refusing to issue marriage licenses to anyone in her tiny district. In doing so, the Rowan County clerk has become a national symbol for many who oppose gay marriage because of their faith. The gay couples suing Davis had asked that she be fined. But in a surprise move, the federal judge decided to put her in jail instead, saying a mere fine wouldn't be enough to bring about the desired result of compliance.  MORE
CBN News: 30 NC Magistrates Refuse Gay Weddings - Legally
More than 30 magistrates in North Carolina have refused to perform weddings. But thanks to a new state law, they were able to do so legally. Right after the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage in June, the state passed a law allowing officials to opt out of performing all marriages. The law exempts court officials with a "sincerely held religious objection" and is designed for those opposing gay marriage.  MORE
#StandWithKim Davis
As of Friday morning, Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis sits in jail for her refusal to hand out state licenses for same-sex marriages. She cited her First Amendment religious liberty in her defense. She was arrested after being held in contempt by a federal judge, District Judge David L. Bunning. Her arrest represents tyranny – not because there is no legal authority to arrest, or because freedom of religion trumps rule of law, but because selective use of legal authority is tyranny. And Kim Davis is right to risk jail in defiance of federal lawlessness. God bless her for that bravery. There are three issues to contemplate here. First, legally, does the government have the authority to jail Davis? Second, morally, does the government have the authority to put Davis in jail? Third, morally, should Davis have gone to jail rather than quitting?   MORE
Pastor Says School's Football Field Baptism Was 'Voluntary'
A mass baptism on a Georgia public school football field is drawing the ire of a prominent atheist group, even though the pastor involved in the event says the school was not involved. The baptism happened Aug. 17 on the field before football practice in Carroll County. Video and photos were then posted online.    MORE
Stephen Moore:The State of the American Worker: Not So Good
....Today, we have college grads - along with working moms and 60-somethings - flipping burgers at Wendy's and stocking the aisles at Walmart.  ?Left-wing groups and union leaders are now demanding "a living wage" for jobs that were never intended to be for heads of households.  Who's against higher wages for American workers?  But wasn't this what Obamanomics was supposed to deliver?    MORE
Obama Makes Excuses for Chinese Warships in U.S. Waters
Pentagon officials said Thursday that Chinese naval vessels that appeared near Alaska during President Barack Obama’s visit this week passed through U.S. territorial waters–and hastened to defend China’s actions as being consistent with international law.     MORE
Hundreds of Muslims Turning to Christ in Germany
In Germany, hundreds of Muslim refugees are turning to Christ at a Berlin church.     MORE
Breitbart: Comcast, Facebook Refuse to Run Ads for ‘Family Night’ at Gun Range
When Osseo Gun Club & Pro Shop reached out to Comcast to run commercials for “family night” at their gun range, they were told they could only run the commercials if they did not use the word “gun” and if they removed the phrase “family night.” At the same time, Facebook informed Chris Williamson—owner of Osseo Gun Club & Pro Shop—that they would not let him put up posts on the “family night” event because his business sells guns.     MORE
Breitbart: William Penn and America’s Lost History
For anyone remotely connected to Pennsylvania the question seemed absurd: “Who is this William Penn?”     MORE
Headlines & Articles for Friday, September 4th, 2015
Judge Jails Kentucky Clerk for Refusing Marriage Licenses
Kim Davis remains jailed after refusing to promise she wouldn't interfer if deputy clerks issued licenses to same-sex couples.
A defiant county clerk refused a judge’s compromise offer on gay marriage that could have kept her out of jail on Thursday, saying she can’t promise not to interfere as her deputy clerks follow the law. U.S. District Judge David Bunning said he had no choice but to jail Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis for contempt after she insisted that her “conscience will not allow” her to follow federal court rulings on gay marriage. “God’s moral law conflicts with my job duties,” Davis told the judge before a federal marshal escorted her out. “You can’t be separated from something that’s in your heart and in your soul.” The judge later...overruled an objection from her lawyer, who argued that...  MORE
Huckabee: ‘Kim Davis In Federal Custody Removes All Doubts About 
The Criminalization Of Christianity In This Country’
A defiant county clerk was sent to jail for contempt Thursday after insisting that her “conscience will not allow” her to follow a federal judge’s orders to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. “God’s moral law conflicts with my job duties,” Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis told U.S. District Judge David Bunning. “You can’t be separated from something that’s in your heart and in your soul.”   MORE
Todd Starnes: Kentucky Clerk—I Am Prepared to Go to Jail
Kim Davis could become the first Christian in America jailed as a result of the Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage. “I’ve weighed the cost and I’m prepared to go to jail, I sure am,” Mrs. Davis told me in an exclusive interview. “This has never been a gay or lesbian issue for me. This is about upholding the word of God.” “This is a heaven or hell issue for me and for every other Christian that believes,” she said. “This is a fight worth fighting.”  MORE
Christian Post: Jailed for JesusKentucky Clerk Sent to the Slammer for 
Refusing to Issue Marriage Licenses to Gay Couples
....Bunning chose a prison sentence over a fine because he believed Davis, who makes $80,000 per year, would not comply with his order if given a fine, reported USA Today. Bunning added that Davis will be released from prison once she has agreed to comply with the court order and proceed to issue marriage licenses.  MORE
Iran Commander: We’re Getting Prepared to Overthrow Israel
As the White House secured their last needed vote to block a veto override in the Senate on the nuclear deal, Iran unleashed a double-pronged attack: vowing to block inspector access to some sites, and vowing to continue preparations to destroy Israel. Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said today that the International Atomic Energy Agency — which inked confidential deals with Tehran that Congress has not been able to see — would not be able to see all the facilities it wants to. Back in July, he stressed that “missile-related issues have never been....”   MORE
Iran Welcomes War With U.S.
A senior Iranian military official has vowed to “set fire” to all U.S. interests in the region and maintained that the Islamic Republic welcomes war with America, according to regional reports demonstrating that Tehran is still committed to fighting the United States in the wake of a recently inked nuclear accord.   MORE
Israel Unveils 1,800-Year-Old Sarcophagus
Israel has unveiled an 1,800-year-old sarcophagus that workers found at a building site and initially tried to conceal. The Antiquities Authority called the sarcophagus, which was shown to media Thursday, “one of the most important and beautiful” ever found in Israel.    MORE
This Month The UN Launches A Blueprint For A New World Order 
With The Help Of The Pope
Did you know that the UN is planning to launch a “new universal agenda” for humanity in September 2015? That phrase does not come from me – it is actually right in the very first paragraph of the official document that every UN member nation will formally approve later this month.     MORE
Christian Post: Six Interesting Facts About the Christian Faith of Marco Rubio
Marco Rubio is often cited in the media as the second preferred choice as the presidential nominee for many Republican voters. The Florida senator initially emerged as the conservative dark horse candidate during the 2010 Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate, eventually overtaking former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist.   MORE
Battle of the Messiah’s: Iran Hastening Process of 
Mahdi’s Arrival with Horrific Chaos Around the World
Most people are aware of the Christian and Jewish concepts of messiah, but very few outside of Islam know of their concept of messiah and how it irreconcilably pits them against the Judeo-Christian world. Today, the Islamic concept of the messiah is being expressed in current political events, most notably in the nuclear agreement with Iran.      MORE
CBN News: When a Church's Pastor Is on Ashley Madison
Hundreds of clergy members could soon resign from ministry positions after their names surfaced on the list of users who use ashleymadison.com, a website that helps married people cheat on their spouse.
How Troubled Disney Star Dean Jones, Who Just Died at 84, Found ‘the Peace of Christ’
....“I knew that if there didn’t come something that changed my life, that I would probably end up a pretty mess at some point or another,” he said in 1997. “And the night that I said ‘yes’ to the lord, it changed instantly. The peace of Christ rolled over me like an ocean wave and I’ve never been the same.”
Majority of U.S. Catholics Who Left the Church Can’t Imagine Returning, Study Says
Most Americans who were raised Catholic but have since left the church could not envision themselves returning to it, according to a new Pew Research Center survey examining American Catholics and family life. The survey’s findings were released Wednesday, weeks before Pope Francis makes his first visit to the United States, and as Catholic leadership contends with dramatic demographic shifts.
Hillary’s IT Guy Says He’ll Plead The 5th
If Called To Testify About Homebrew Email Server
The State Department IT worker who managed Hillary Clinton’s private email server while she was secretary of state will plead the Fifth Amendment if called to testify about his work on the Democratic presidential candidate’s mysterious email setup, his attorney informed the House Select Committee on Benghazi this week. 
Child Left in Car Dies in Baptist Church Parking Lot
 A young child left in a car in a church parking lot has died. The 13-month-old child, Paris Bena Hall, was with her foster mother. Hall’s foster mother left her in the vehicle after she parked at her place of work, Shiloh Baptist Church in Baltimore.
Five Chinese Ships Seen off Alaska Coast, Pentagon Says
Five Chinese naval ships are currently positioned in the Bering Sea off the coast of Alaska, US officials confirm. It is believed to be the first time Chinese military vessels have been seen operating in the area. Officials say they have been monitoring the ships' activities, but said they were operating in international waters. 
Florida Church Defends Decision to Hire Tullian Tchividjian after he Admitted to Affair
Willow Creek Presbyterian Church in Florida is defending its decision to hire Tullian Tchividjian. After being deposed from his position as senior pastor at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church due to an affair, Tullian Tchividjian has accepted a new position with Willow Creek Presbyterian Church as director of ministry development.
Syrian Church Leader Begs Christians to Stay Despite
War and Persecution; Warns Christianity Is Disappearing
A senior Catholic leader in Syria is asking young Christians to stay in the war-torn country despite the ongoing violence and persecution they face, noting that parishes are being emptied and Christianity is disappearing from the region.
Can Affirming Gay Christians Be Evangelical? Russell Moore Says No, and
Not to Expect Actual Evangelicals to Change Their Minds
Russell Moore believes definitions are important, especially when it comes to terms like "Evangelical" and "gay Christian," the prominent Southern Baptist leader recently revealed in a discussion about what he thinks is at the root of divergent beliefs about human sexuality among Christians.
David Mathis: Why Join a Church?
One of the most counter-cultural things you can do is become an engaged member of a faithful local church. In our flighty and noncommittal age, neither non-Christians nor Christians are naturally inclined to find a place to put down roots and make longstanding, objective commitments for the good of others. We want to keep our options open and, above all, preserve our own freedom of choice...But what if you went against the grain and became part of the solution to the modern problem of being so noncommittal? What if you joined the rebellion, and pledged your loyalty and engagement to a Bible-believing, gospel-cherishing local church?    MORE
Brandenburg: How To Cut Church Building Program Costs by Thousands of Dollars
Our church has recently expanded our building, and we have saved large sums of money without changing anything we are buying.  I as an individual have also done the same, and so have a lot of other people in our church.  How?  The answer is buying discount gift cards.  You can save 5%, 10%, or even 20% or more on major merchants.  In our church building project, we purchased a lot of stuff from Home Depot.  You can frequently get Home Depot gift cards at around a 10% discount, so on $10,000 worth of purchases, the church saves $1,000.   MORE
Chuck Lawless: 10 Hints for Memorizing the Word of God
A few months ago, I posted on this site a series of reasons to memorize the Word. As leaders in God’s church, we should model scripture memorization for believers. More than that, we need to hide God’s Word in our heart so we don’t sin against Him (Psa 119:9-11). If you don’t already memorize the Scriptures, here are some simple steps... MORE
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Payday Someday    I Kng 21:18,19,23  Mat 10:28
Is Hell a Myth?      Mat. 10:28
Prepare To Meet Thy God    Amos 4:12
The Meaning of Christmas    Luke 1:78
Ichabod: Goodbye To Glory     1 Sam. 4:18-22

Billy Sunday
Broken Down Altars    1 Kng 18:30
Show Thyself a Man     1 Kng 2:2
The Devil's Boomerangs     Ecc 11:9
Teach Us To Pray      Luk 11:1
The Blood of Jesus Christ    Heb 9:13-14

Charles H.
I Would, But Ye Would Not!    Mat 23:37
Open House For All Comers   Luke 15:2
Why Some Seekers Are Not Saved   Is 59:1-2
Fathers in Christ    1 Jn 2:13,14
The Fatherhood of God     Mat 6:9
The Drawings of Divine Love    Jn 6:44-45
The Saint's Horror at the Sinner's Hell   Ps 26:9

D. Marytn

A Living Hope of the Hereafter    I Peter 1:3-5
Faith On Trial   Psalm 73:1-2
The Christian & the Non-Christian   Eph. 4:20
The Breadth, Length, Depth, Height of God's Love
God Or Mammon    Matt. 6:19-24

T. DeWitt Talmage
The Laughter of the Bible    Psalm 126:2  2:4
The Power of Kindness    Prov. 15:15
Windows Opened Toward Jerusalem   Dan 6:10
The Ministry of Tears    Rev 7:17
The Spider in Palaces    Pro 30:28

G. Campbell
Christ's Call To Courage    Matt. 9:2, 22
The Optimism of Faith    Heb. 11:1
Christ's Vision of Jerusalem    Luke 9:51
As An Eagle...The Lord Did Lead    Deut. 32:11-12
How To Succeed In Life    Prov. 3:6

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