Resources by Theme: Devotional

Apr 3

The Gospel's Compelling Uniqueness by Jared C. Wilson

The safe Jesus of modern evangelicalism is not offensive, but neither is He very compelling.

Apr 3

There Once Was A Farmer by Chris Thomas

His pleasure was rooted in the harvest he hoped for.

Apr 2

Pray for God's Glory, Not Your Own by Charles Spurgeon

Such a petition, fervently presented, will elevate the spirit of all your devotions.

Mar 29

No Spin on Sin by Erik Raymond

The Holy Spirit progressively conforms Christians into the image of Christ. 

Mar 27

Jesus Is Better Than Our Dreams by Whitney Putnam

The Church should cradle the richest, most outlandish dreams.

Mar 27

When You Feel Forgotten, Abandoned, and Unloved by Jared C. Wilson

This does not make pain painless, of course, but it doesn’t make it purposeless either.

Mar 26

Freedom is Coming by Charles Spurgeon

The Surety is bound, and justice demands that those for whom he stands a substitute should go their way. In the midst of Egypt's bondage, that voice rings as a word of power, "Let these go their way."

Mar 24

Production or Virtue? by Bryan Elliff

If I prioritize production, I end up frustrated, and I actually abandon virtue and toy with anger or bitterness.

Mar 24

Keep Going Out and Keep Sowing by Joel Littlefield

It’s not the tears that produce fruit, or even the faithfulness of the sower.

Mar 22

When God Gives You "X" But You Asked For "Y" by Sean Nolan

God exposed my misplaced allegiance by closing doors that, if opened, would’ve led down a path of continual self-destruction and false worship.

Mar 21

On Emotionalism and the Gospel by Joshua Jenkins

Leaders, trade in the tricks of the trade for the all-powerful, all-surpassing glory of Jesus Christ in the gospel.

Mar 21

Oddly Fashioned Heroes by Mike Brooks

More than likely, you and I are the products of the quiet faithfulness of a generation of men and women whose names the world will never know.

Mar 20

Tale As Old As Time by Allyson Todd

The gospel is the ultimate "tale as old as time" because we get God.

Mar 19

Faith Engages the Omnipotence of God by Charles Spurgeon

If we want blessings from God, nothing can fetch them down but faith.

Mar 16

How Have I Loved You? by Russell L. Meek

Let us embrace the love we don't deserve and love our Father because He first loved us.

Mar 15

Adoption is Commitment by Joel Littlefield

I want the Father’s adopting-love ingrained into the very fabric of my thinking

Mar 14

Praying to Walk Right by H.B. Charles, Jr.

This is the believer’s confidence in the Lord. God alone is my help and my hope.

Mar 13

Jesus is a Straight Shooter by Jared C. Wilson

For our joy, Jesus always shoots us straight.

Mar 13

Making Real Friendships In The Church by Whitney Putnam

We each echo God’s glory differently for the sake of the Kingdom.

Mar 12

Nothing is Neutral by Charles Spurgeon

No neutralities can exist in religion.

Mar 10

Into the Great Unknown by Andrea Burke

Go to the source. Go into the dark of things you don’t know. Watch how the stars shine.

Mar 10

Is Your Platform Worth Your Life? by Davis Lacey

Christians, how can we be vigilant to guard against selfish ambition in our lives and ministries?

Mar 8

5 Reasons You Desperately Need Your Bible by Kristen Wetherell

Until our race is finished, we glean from him, day in and day out. 

Mar 8

Suffering is a Doorway, Not a Dead End by Gavin Ortlund

Because Christ walked ahead of us, we know greater fellowship with Him as we follow in his steps. 

Mar 8

The Gospel Is Bad News For Our Stereotypes by Owen Strachan

The work of Christ applied to our hearts is such an unstoppable, unopposable force that it refigures us entirely.

Mar 6

Men Wanted: Come and Die by Jared C. Wilson

Men wanted for hazardous journey. Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in case of success.

Mar 5

Lord, Give Us the Sense That We are Yours by Charles Spurgeon

Let me have a present, personal, infallible, indisputable sense that I am thine, and that thou art mine.

Mar 3

Beauty for Ashes: The Groom and His Bride by Peyton Hill

His perfection becomes hers when he takes her filth with him in death.

Mar 2

In or Out? by Jim Elliff

You are in Christ and fully in, or you are out and fully out.

Mar 2

Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery by Daniel Ross

A few reflections on a modern-day hymn.

Mar 1

He Is Your Praise by Steve Bezner

God gave Jesus because Jesus is the highest form of praise I could ever receive.

Mar 1

Enjoying Marriage Through the Lens of the Gospel by Trillia Newbell

To fully enjoy one another is to view them with new eyes, saturated in the grace of our Savior. 

Feb 26

God Saves You All by Himself by Charles Spurgeon

Whatever I have, all my goodness is of the Lord alone.

Feb 23

At Your Wits' End by Kole Farney

Mark this down: the Lord hears and answers the cries of desperate people. 

Feb 23

When We Open the Bible by David McLemore

To read the Bible is a risky thing. We cannot read it, put it down, and claim ignorance.

Feb 21

What Will Your Children Remember About You? by Steve Burchett

When your children grow up, and they are asked, “Tell me about your dad” or “Tell me about your mom” - what do you think they will say?

Feb 20

Thankful for His Keeping by Keri Seavey

The gift hidden within difficult seasons is that we may see more clearly and understand more deeply our desperate need of His keeping. 

Feb 19

Grace is Meant to be Shared by Charles Spurgeon

I will not believe that thou hast tasted of the honey of the gospel if thou canst eat it all thyself.

Feb 17

Health, Wealth, And Not Much Else by Andrea Burke

Revival wasn't shouting and screaming; it was the beat of love within me for others.

Feb 16

Jesus Walks Amongst the Churches by David Appelt

Jesus is not far-off, peering through a telescope. He is among the churches. And He is with us now. 

Feb 15

The Insensitivity of the Cross by Joshua Jenkins

God was mercifully insensitive to our feelings and desires at the cross. 

Feb 15

God Still Seeks Wandering Fools by Andy Sabaka

The incarnation glorifies the extent to which God would go to seek out those who were running from him.

Feb 14

Christians and the Realm of Desperation by Michael Kelley

If we are to follow Jesus, then we must have a growing understanding that the Christian does not operate in the realm of desperation.

Feb 12

He Shall Give You a Comforter by Charles Spurgeon

The Holy Ghost is no temporary gift, he abides with the saints.

Feb 9

Diary of an Ex-Shepherd by Mike Leake

"First day on the job with the new flock. It isn’t the biggest or the healthiest flock in the world…but it’s mine. And I’m excited to see how they’ll grow."

Feb 7

What's Left When a Church Closes by Luke Holmes

The danger of focusing on things over people is that we might actually get what we want. 

Feb 5

The Father Sent the Son to be the Savior of the World by Charles Spurgeon

Didst thou ever consider the depth of love in the heart of Jehovah, when God the Father equipped his Son for the great enterprise of mercy?

Feb 3

When They Say Parenting Gets Worse by Andrea Burke

You don’t get to decide to lay down your life one day and then not think about it again

Jan 31

God Will Give You More Than You Can Handle by R.D. McClenagan

We've heard it said, "God will not give you more than you can handle." Truthfully, God can and does give us more than we can handle - all because it leads us back to Him.

Jan 30

Christian Life Beyond the Quiet Time

Devotion as a Way of Life

Be filled with the Spirit? How can I be something the Spirit does?