Resources by Theme: Devotional

Jan 19

Exulting in the Shepherd by Joshua Jenkins

Psalm 23 has a lot to say about Christ's tender, loving care for us. But the psalm isn't primarily about the sheep; it is about the exaltation of the Shepherd.

Jan 18

Church, This is a Call for Familial Friendship by Christine Hoover

We must actively pursue deep relationships with others within our churches in which we bravely share how the gospel lays claim to our lives. 

Jan 17

The Danger of Entertaining Lies by Tish Hedger

It would be convenient if Satan would show up as a talking snake. Then, we could run away screaming or call animal control. Instead, he comes to us as an agent of reason.

Jan 16

Are You a Confirmation Bias Christian? by Jared C. Wilson

How would you know if your Christian life has become hijacked by confirmation bias? Here are some possible diagnostic signs . . .

Jan 15

Give Yourself to Prayer by Charles Spurgeon

The common fault with the most of us is our readiness to yield to distractions.

Jan 13

Redeeming 'Whatever' (Part 1) by Dave Harvey

How does God reach us when our heart staggers mindlessly into the gray dusk of ‘whatever’? 

Jan 12

8 Important Things About the Young Timothy by Adam McClendon

Feel you aren’t useful? Need a reminder of God’s methodology? God uses the willing. God uses the available. God uses the weak.

Jan 11

Christians in La La Land by Giana Hall

 The real call of Christianity is to find our love and meaning by trusting in, submitting to, and abiding in Christ.

Jan 10

Don't Pollute the Stream by Mike Leake

If I had a few minutes to sit a new minister down and share a few things I’ve learned, there is one piece of advice that I believe is vital.

Jan 8

Are You Unholy About Holiness? by Charles Spurgeon

Even our desires after holiness may be polluted by ill motives.

Jan 6

Are You Allergic to God's Judgment? by Erik Raymond

Declawing the Bible of its warnings against and judgments upon sin is not good for the church.

Jan 5

Community Keeps You From Drifting by David McLemore

All Christians want to stay close to Jesus. But to try to do that on your own is to set out to fail.

Jan 3

A Better Temple by Joshua Jenkins

As beautiful as the temple was, it was but a shadow of the magnificence of Christ.

Jan 3

Ministry Isn't an Individual Sport by Jared Bumpers

Is your ministry an individual sport or a team sport?

Jan 1

Let January Open With Joy

A New Year's Devotion from Charles Spurgeon

We open the gates of the year to the sweet strains of the harp of joy!

Dec 30, 2016

If You Love Waiting, Raise Your Hand by Joel Littlefield

You may not love waiting. But if you love Jesus, you can learn to see that waiting, though in many ways part of the curse, can be redeemed for Him.

Dec 27, 2016

Single Women, Marriage is Not the Goal by Kristina Shiddell

To set the goal of marriage, to see it as the ultimate prize and pinnacle of life, is destructive to a woman’s heart.

Dec 25, 2016

A Christmas Devotion from Charles Spurgeon by Charles Spurgeon

It was a thing unheard of before, and unparalleled since . . .

Dec 23, 2016

The Fullness of God Dwelled in a Womb by Jared C. Wilson

He emptied himself so that we would not see our own emptiness as a hopeless cause.

Dec 22, 2016

Do You Need to Repent of Book Hoarding? by Jim Elliff

For some time most of these books have been of little use to me except to hold dust and to look good.

Dec 21, 2016

Living a 'Green Olive Tree' Kind of Life by H.B. Charles, Jr.

We are not exactly sure all that David had in might with his “olive tree” simile.

Dec 20, 2016

Christmas for the Weary by Tish Hedger

As I passed by each store, I saw white teeth smiling at me in frozen cheer from every window advertisement and I felt tired. I felt like I didn’t have it in me.

Dec 19, 2016

Don't Spiritualize Christmas by Jared C. Wilson

Don't turn Christmas into a warm fuzzy.

Dec 18, 2016

Take Your Heart to Calvary by Charles Spurgeon

Outward signs of religious emotion, are easily manifested and are frequently hypocritical; but to feel true repentance is far more difficult, and consequently far less common.

Dec 12, 2016

The Christmas Miracle of the Incarnate, Omnipresent Word by Jared C. Wilson

In the end, the Incarnation is not for analysis but for worship.

Dec 11, 2016

He Who Calls is Faithful by Charles Spurgeon

Look upon him, the great Surety of the covenant, as faithful and true.

Dec 8, 2016

Lord, Help Me Raise My Children With a Backbone by Michael Kelley

Their mettle will be tested. Their faith will be challenged. They will be pressured to succumb on any number of fronts.

Dec 8, 2016

Tis the Season to be Jolly? by Jim Elliff

Christmas then is not the season to be jolly, as if the other seasons are the opposite.

Dec 6, 2016

The Identity Beneath Your Identities by Liz Wann

Life transitions remind me that identity is a complex topic and not something that can be reduced to one or two things, like being a wife and mother. There are many layers that make up who we are, but the one most important layer is the foundation.

Dec 4, 2016

Groan Well by Charles Spurgeon

Our sighs are sacred things.

Nov 30, 2016

The Gloriously Interruptable Jesus by Michael Kelley

Let us not think that we can inconvenience Jesus with our cares and needs.

Nov 28, 2016

Let Us Repent of Our Nonchalance by Jared C. Wilson

Let's advance the gospel of the kingdom out into the perimeter of our hearts and lives with affectionate meekness and humble submission.

Nov 27, 2016

Forgiveness According to His Riches by Charles Spurgeon

Could there be a sweeter word in any language than that word "forgiveness," when it sounds in a guilty sinner's ear?

Nov 23, 2016

Battling Discouragement by Tish Hedger

Do not allow discouragement to cause you to question your identity.

Nov 21, 2016

How Christianity Flourishes by Jared C. Wilson

Christianity grows best under hardship.

Nov 20, 2016

Oh, Lord, Plead My Cause! by Charles Spurgeon

O children of God, seek after a vital experience of the Lord's lovingkindness, and when you have it, speak positively of it; sing gratefully; shout triumphantly.

Nov 18, 2016

Are You Married to the Law of Christ? by Jared Sparks

The faithful husband, namely Jesus, was judged in my place for my sin. 

Nov 15, 2016

God is Interested in the Details by Josh Owens

God my Father knows the things we need. So we are free to care about every stray thread and every little bird in life, not from some illusion of perfection, but for right fellowship with God.

Nov 13, 2016

The Branch Can Bear Fruit of Itself by Charles Spurgeon

Oh! to trust Jesus for fruit as well as for life.

Nov 11, 2016

Walk in the Light by Jared C. Wilson

Whole relationships carry on in the dark sometimes, especially in churches, where everyone is in relationship with everybody's projected version of themselves, with facades.

Nov 6, 2016

There is Power in the Blood by Charles Spurgeon

Blood, always precious, is priceless when it streams from Immanuel's side.

Nov 4, 2016

Don't Bring a Plastic Spoon to a Knife Fight by Erik Raymond

We’re in a battle after all. Haven’t you heard?

Nov 2, 2016

Don't Be Greedy With Your Pain by Michael Kelley

“I’m a private person,” we might argue. “It’s no one else’s business,” we might say. “It’s my cross to bear,” we might conclude. And yet, we cannot weep with each other if we never see or know that we are weeping.

Nov 2, 2016

Redemption in the Mourning by Tish Hedger

Mothering is not about fulfilling my dreams or satisfying any craving in my heart. It is about offering my heart to be wrung out on behalf of His redemptive plan, for his glory.

Oct 30, 2016

Gratitude Praises by Charles Spurgeon

To be silent over God's mercies is to incur the guilt of ingratitude.

Oct 28, 2016

Worthy of Honor by Adam McClendon

God is worthy and due our honor and glory.

Oct 27, 2016

When Sin Keeps You From Prayer by Erik Raymond

Recognizing the influence of sin compels us to keep praying - keeping short accounts with God while fighting through seasons of guilt.

Oct 27, 2016

The Bread Looks Different Today Than It Did Yesterday by Michael Kelley

We ask God for daily bread, always trusting that He knows what the bread for tomorrow will need to look like as well.