Resources by Theme: Devotional

Aug 18

When The Chariot of Guilt Rolls In To Town by Erik Raymond

It is deadly to wallow in guilt. It saps joy as it eclipses Christ.

Aug 16

A Beautiful Union For Broken Hearts by Allyson Todd

Even if we don’t feel like God hears us and struggle with doubt, we know that we belong to Jesus.

Aug 15

A Shack to Impress God by David McLemore

Only a fool would leave God’s house to build a shack to impress him.

Aug 14

Hijacked by the Gospel by Jared C. Wilson

I have been laid hold of. I've been apprehended. I was writing my own life story, and it was a tragedy despite my own best efforts. But my life story got hijacked by the good news.

Aug 14

Who Are You, Lord? by Lucy Crabtree

When he does not heal us the way we want to be healed, it is not because our afflictions or convictions overwhelm him. 

Aug 13

I Will Remember My Covenant by Charles Spurgeon

It is not my remembering God, it is God's remembering me which is the ground of my safety.

Aug 11

The Grace That Saves Also Sustains by Darrell Deer

Grace doesn’t just usher us into the presence of God to leave us on our own. 

Aug 9

I've Been Dancing With Her Ever Since by Jared Musgrove

In both intentional and unintentional moments, we pass on our stories to the people we love most because we know and understand their significance and power.

Aug 9

Seeing and Preaching the Gospel of Jesus in Jonah by Ian Conrey

The primary point of Jonah is not about how Jonah should have obeyed, it's about how God continued his redemptive plan despite Jonah's disobedience.

Aug 7

Jesus Never Ends by Jared C. Wilson

He is the embodiment of love, and love never ends.

Aug 7

70 Prompts for Praising God by Lianna Davis

When we delight in You and want You, You never fail to give us what we want. 

Aug 6

Watchman, What of the Night? by Charles Spurgeon

O Jesus, if thou come not in person to thy waiting Church this day, yet come in Spirit to my sighing heart, and make it sing for joy.

Aug 4

How To Stop Missing The Omnipresence of God by Whitney Putnam

We begin to dwell in rich proximity with God when we take the intangible truth and give it arms and legs in our lives.

Aug 4

Pursuing Peace by Samuel Stephens

While Jesus did spend much of His time binding the wounds of the broken, healing the sick, and even raising the dead, his ultimate concern was for the souls of men.

Aug 3

The Gospel is the Entire Meal by David McLemore

What God has filled up in the gospel, let no man empty with the law.

Aug 3

Faith That Affects Our Children by Joel Littlefield

I want my children to understand that the gospel of Jesus and the spread of that message is the most important thing on earth.

Aug 1

Just Say No!

A Key To Learning Contentment

Most people say they'd be happy if they could just have more. But God often makes us content not by giving us more stuff or relationships, but by giving us more humility and trust.

Aug 1

A Fruitful Life by Leslie Shuler

As John Piper says, “Don’t waste your life!” Oh my, what if I accidentally do?

Jul 30

May We Never Take a Dry-Eyed Look at Sin by Charles Spurgeon

Can we, when we are reminded of our sins, and their exceeding sinfulness, remain stolid and stubborn?

Jul 26

Like Those Who Dream: An Imagination of the New Creation by Bryan Elliff

Isaiah and the book of Revelation help us to connect the exile and restoration of Jerusalem with the brokenness and restoration of the world. 

Jul 24

The Gospel is Like an Old Hymn by Jared C. Wilson

I very often treat the gospel like something I've moved on from, but every time I bring it back to mind, it transports me to a more beautiful, more powerful, more helpful place than any of these newfangled messages I flirt with every day ever could.

Jul 23

Don't Side with the World by Charles Spurgeon

Side with the afflicted people of God, and not with the world.

Jul 20

You Have No Heart by Joshua Jenkins

A robust understanding of the sinfulness of the human heart leads to a right understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Jul 16

Try This When You Are Sad by Charles Spurgeon

A large-hearted Christian has other springs from which to supply himself with comfort beside those which lie within.

Jul 14

Dignity over Despair by Grace Pike

When distress comes, do not succumb to the pride-filled response of the world.

Jul 10

12 Signs of Genuine Repentance by Jared C. Wilson

How do you know if repentance is real?

Jul 10

The Mysterious Trinity and Why It Matters by Jeanie Layne

It matters that we get the Trinity correct because it pertains to the God we love and worship, and we want to worship Him rightly. 

Jul 9

Light and Darkness by Charles Spurgeon

A believer has two principles at work within him.

Jul 5

Don't Just Tweet Your Proverbs by Jim Elliff

We should never think that just because God has blessed us, we are free to allow our heart to be turned from God. 

Jul 5

The Good News of Penal Substitution by Jonathon Woodyard

If God’s wrath has not fallen on Jesus at Calvary, then his justice is not satisfied. 

Jul 4

Lemuel Haynes's Patriotic Poem

'The Battle of Lexington'

by Staff

For Liberty, each Freeman Strives
As it's a Gift of God
And for it willing yield their Lives
And Seal it with their Blood

Jul 3

Worshiping a Golden Calf on Sunday Morning is Deceptively Easy by Jared C. Wilson

The move is subtle. The switch from ordinary human achievement to blasphemy requires no explanation. It just flatout happens.

Jul 2

Be Not Silent to Me by Charles Spurgeon

We must have answers to prayer.

Jun 30

The Order Matters by Luke Holmes

Their works cannot take them out of God's favor because their works didn't put them into God's favor. 

Jun 29

Distracted Living Isn't So Bad by Adam McClendon

While distracted driving is bad, distracted living can be great. In fact, it can be liberating.

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.