Resources by Theme: Devotional

Jun 28

Complete Not in Ourselves, But in Christ by Ian Conrey

God allows us to continue to struggle with our sins so that we are complete not in ourselves, but in Christ.

Jun 27

Waves of Doubt by Kole Farney

Faith that always looks at self and surroundings, rather than Jesus, has no power over the tsunamis of your life.

Jun 27

Why Isaiah 6 Isn't Isaiah 1 by Mike Leake

Unless we have a vision of God’s holiness, we’ll be great at pronouncing woes against sinners, but woefully inadequate at proclaiming God’s grace.

Jun 26

Loving the People You Love to Hate by Jared C. Wilson

Here’s how you know if you hate something someone has done or if you actually hate that person.

Jun 26

How We're Like God & How We're Not by Kaitlyn Wright

God has given us all we need to know about Him in His Word, and He has much grace and patience for those who seek to know Him. 

Jun 25

The Ark of Jesus Christ by Charles Spurgeon

If thou art still crying after and craving after something better, Christ has not forgotten thee, for thou hast not quite forgotten him.

Jun 22

Saying Goodbye to Narnia by Chris Thomas

Tribulation is real—we should not be surprised by it—but it is not our defining reality. We have a living hope, an imperishable inheritance, and a secure salvation.

Jun 22

A Letter to My Children by Adam McClendon

To my daughters: I pray that you will be a light for Jesus, that you will live for him, and tell others about him.

Jun 20

3 Reasons Why Discipline is Harder Than Punishment by Michael Kelley

God is committed not to our behavior but our hearts; not just in what we do but to what we are becoming. 

Jun 20

Running to the Pantry of Good Works by Erik Raymond

The tendency we have to rely on ourselves for our own justification is gospel-muting. It’s Jesus-eclipsing. It’s legalism.

Jun 18

Your Heart, Christ's Garden by Charles Spurgeon

The Lord grant the sweet showers of his grace to water his garden this day.

Jun 16

God is Eternally Faithful by Mallory Bierig

Remembering that the faithful Savior’s blood covers sin and is the means of sanctification helps guard us against self-condemnation.

Jun 16

Using Your Words Wisely (Part 5) by Sam Bierig

When the reality that your true address is on high in heaven with Christ, then you will think, live and talk as such here on earth.

Jun 15

Using Your Words Wisely (Part 4) by Sam Bierig

For the Christian, Christ’s honor and name are at stake with each and every word that piles out of our mouth.

Jun 14

Using Your Words Wisely (Part 3) by Sam Bierig

Until the heart is transformed, we are no more than broken people breaking people—the wounded inflicting more wounds on the already wounded.

Jun 13

Using Your Words Wisely (Part 2) by Sam Bierig

Jesus is saying that on judgment day, your words will be like a traceable cookie crumb trail leading to an unarguable conclusion - you’re either dead in sin or alive in Christ.

Jun 12

Using Your Words Wisely (Part 1) by Sam Bierig

God has entrusted each of us with an almost immeasurable quantity of words, a gargantuan gift to be stewarded and wielded for His glory. 

Jun 12

When You've Got a Bramble for a King by Jared C. Wilson

“Come, get under my shade,” the bramble calls. “I will take care of you.”

Jun 11

It is Finished by Charles Spurgeon

Sin hath no more dominion over us.

Jun 9

He is Rightly Wrathful by Rachel Rose

His wrath leads us to far greater comprehension of the mercy and love shown to us in His Son.

Jun 9

Yawning at the Glory of God by David McLemore

 If I fail to behold the glory of the dawn, how much more have do I fail to behold the glory of the Son?

Jun 8

Confidence in God When You Don't Understand by H.B. Charles, Jr.

Job's story is one of trusting God’s heart, even when he could not trace God’s hand.

Jun 7

Update to Pilgrim's Progress by Luke Holmes

I'm afraid if I go further down the path, the next spot won't be as comfortable.

Jun 7

Offering Comfort and Hope to Those Who Hurt by Sarah Walton

I have a moment-by-moment choice to press on through the trenches or give way to the crushing burden of my circumstances.

Jun 6

The Devil and the Dunk Tank by Joel Littlefield

The Word tells us to be sober - to have a clear mind going in - so that when the taunting from the enemy comes, we will be ready.

Jun 4

How Sweet is the Savior! by Charles Spurgeon

How sweet it is to behold the Saviour communing with his own beloved people!

Jun 2

Embracing the Quiet Life by Chris Thomas

To embrace solitude and quietness is to reflect on an image of our own self.

May 31

Learning Contentment Through Repetition by Erik Raymond

Often adversity is a tool of the Lord to remove the things that impede our contentment. 

May 30

A Living Sacrifice by David McLemore

Living a Christian life means putting to death the right to live life on your own terms.

May 30

Does God Want Mere Obedience? by Mike Leake

God doesn’t just want begrudging obedience. He desires us to have hearts which reflect His.

May 29

Discipleship for the Rest of Us by Jared C. Wilson

What do you think of when you hear the word "discipleship?"

May 29

The Redeeming Christ by Margaret Bronson

In the greatest act of love, Jesus Christ, the eternal, pre-existing Prince of heaven, left His throne and came to earth to redeem His people from their sin so that they may live eternally with Him.

May 28

Hoping in Memories by Charles Spurgeon

Thus memory may be, as Coleridge calls it, "the bosom-spring of joy."

May 26

The Abundance of Christ by Travis Montgomery

The barren land of human brokenness, which has only ever yielded enough fruit for us to fight over, has been trumped completely by the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ, the True Vine.

May 26

If Everyone's a Visionary, Why Do We All Sound So Alike? by Owen Strachan

The truly aberrant among us are those submit themselves to the Lord.

May 25

The Benefits of Our Justification by David McLemore

Four things we enjoy as receipients of God's grace to us through Christ.

May 25

Gluttons for Good News by Mike Brooks

It doesn’t get better than the gospel. There isn’t a higher up, further down, deeper, wider experience to be had in the Christian life.

May 23

God's Multi-Faceted Sovereignty by Jared Sparks

When we embrace the multi-faceted reality of the sovereignty of God, we are equipped to help others in their time of need.

May 22

The One Who Treads the Waves by Allyson Todd

I can rest assured that my powerlessness to determine my future makes room for me to trust God who is most powerful.

May 22

Finally, An Older Brother Worthy of the Honor by Jared C. Wilson

Ever notice how Jude identifies himself not as Jesus' kid brother, but as Jesus' servant?

May 21

Corn in Egypt by Charles Spurgeon

Believer, though all things are apparently against thee, rest assured that God has made a reservation on thy behalf.

May 19

Why We Need Theology by Jeanie Layne

Without proper study of God, we cannot know what will please Him or how to best worship him.

May 19

How God Uses Questions in the Bible by Michael Kelley

God uses questions to force us to confront our own hearts.

May 18

What Do You Do When You're In the Pit? by Godwin Sathianathan

Learn to groan in the pit, but never grumble!

May 18

The Beauty of Being Broken Down by Stephen Altrogge

My weaknesses show me just how great and powerful God is, because only he could bring something good out of the mess that is me.

May 15

No Hoping In Me by Joshua Jenkins

Scripture testifies to the stark reality that the heart of man is the problem of man.

May 14

The Precious Blood of Christ by Charles Spurgeon

Standing at the foot of the cross, we see hands, and feet, and side, all distilling crimson streams of precious blood.

May 11

Hugh Latimer and the Heart of Reformation by Ian Conrey

As we approach the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, we should be reminded that the Gospel is not something we merely study or talk about.

May 11

Laying Aside a Crushing Weight by Mike Phay

Christ invites us to freely approach the throne, but not to usurp it. He invites us to come as children, not as rebels.

May 11

The Particular Importance of Not Being Particularly Important by Bryan Elliff

Give it up. Allow yourself to be nobody. Have a seat at the end of the table and you might just find Jesus sitting there too.