Resources by Theme: Devotional

Nov 22

Facing The Giants by Chris Thomas

Numbers 13-14 in story form.

Nov 21

God Who Provides by David Appelt

Our God sees ahead, and because of that, we can live in the present. Our God provides.

Nov 20

The 'Religious People' Boogeyman by Jared C. Wilson

"I thank you God that I'm not like those religious people."

Nov 19

What to Do with Dumb Questions by Charles Spurgeon

Our business is neither to ask nor answer foolish questions, but to avoid them altogether.

Nov 16

A Praiseworthy Perspective by Adam McClendon

Rejoice in such a way that the world takes notice and stands in admiration of and experiences longing for the joy your possess.

Nov 15

There is No "Just" in the Body of Christ by Michael Kelley

I have a sneaking suspicion that people like this, the ones that serve quietly and without fanfare, but with great faithfulness, are the true heroes in the kingdom of heaven.

Nov 14

Why I Welcome Persecution by Jason Alligood

The church flourishing in spite of persecution is not the stuff of American church culture; it's the stuff of the New Testatment and we should not be surprised by it.

Nov 13

On Getting Un-Dragoned by the Light of Christ by Jared C. Wilson

Walking in the light may sting a little, but it is far preferable to life in the dark. And on top of that, it is the only way to healing.

Nov 13

Made Perfect In Union With Christ by Margaret Bronson

The reason that the doctrine of glorification matters is that this doctrine forms the foundation of the comfort, peace, and hope that God gives us to continue living in this difficult place. 

Nov 12

A Faith Untried is Little by Charles Spurgeon

Faith untried may be true faith, but it is sure to be little faith.

Nov 9

Days of Darkness by Joshua Jenkins

Take heart, we have a God on the throne who sends us rain from dark rain clouds to make us grow.

Nov 8

3 Obstacles to Weeping with Those Who Weep by Michael Kelley

If we are going to weep with those who weep, it means we have to make the intentional effort to involve ourselves deeply with those who weep.

Nov 8

Take in the Beauty by Mike Phay

God gives us these moments of beauty-noticing—slowing down and unplugging from a digital, deadline world—to wake us up to the mystery and the beauty inherent in all of life.

Nov 7

Preaching the Psalms to Ourselves by Dave Jenkins

The book of Psalms shows us not only how to do to right theology, but also how good theology should lead us to worship and right living before the Lord.

Nov 6

The Revisionist History of the Gospel by Jared C. Wilson

Calling Peter a "rock" is like when we nickname a fat guy "Slim."

Nov 6

3 Things Those Created in God's Image Should Do Every Day by Casey Lewis

We shine forth God's characteristics to the world.

Nov 5

Study Him in His Primeval Glory by Charles Spurgeon

High thoughts of Christ will enable us to act consistently with our relations towards him and increase our love.

Nov 3

Free to Love by Erik Raymond

The type of love we have in the gospel is total acceptance in light of full disclosure. 

Nov 2

Chasing Contentment by Jonathon Woodyard

The gospel is a message to every discontented heart that says the pathway to contentment is open to all who would come to Jesus in faith.

Nov 1

3 Temptations of the Ministry of a False Prophet by Nick Strobel

If we aren’t extremely careful, we can forget that when we discard God’s definition of success, we endanger ourselves and our people.

Oct 31

The Lies of Romantic Sexual Morality by J. Alan Branch

Often, arguments against the biblical sexual ethic are based on a very poor grasp of Scripture and a shoddy handling of the texts in question.

Oct 31

Why Me, Cruel World? by Adam McClendon

How dare we question the faithfulness, the grace, the mercy, and the love of God because he has not orchestrated circumstances to attend to our every desire?

Oct 29

Better to Gaze Upon Him by Charles Spurgeon

To a great extent in spiritual things we get what we expect of the Lord.

Oct 25

Preach Like Carl Sagan, Not Neil deGrasse Tyson by Luke Holmes

When we hold the good news of Jesus Christ in our hands, we should never bore someone with our words. 

Oct 23

How Great the Light That Casts the Shadow

A Gospel Reflection on Jude's Doxology

Were it not for God, we would be falling from grace every waking second.

Oct 23

The Unique Gospel Power of a Spouse by Ronni Kurtz

There is a unique power behind the gospel when it comes from the lips of my love.

Oct 22

I Will Love Them Freely by Charles Spurgeon

Surely the generosity of the promise will at once break your heart, and you will return, and seek your injured Father's face.

Oct 20

Remembering the Reformation: Sola Scriptura by Jason K. Allen

He who lives in light of the five solas will experience a more fulfilled and fruitful Christian life. 

Oct 20

Why Christians Should Sing with Their Spouse by Joshua Jenkins

Singing truths about your Lord Jesus Christ puts you in a vulnerable position. 

Oct 19

Pride Will Kill Me by Mathew Gilbert

A simple word from the Lord this morning has penetrated the depths of my heart: Pride will kill me.

Oct 17

Worship Already in Progress by Mike Brooks

What’s it like to hear the whole world sing your praise? Only God knows. But be awed by the fact that He does.

Oct 16

6 Things Christ Does With Your Sin by Jared C. Wilson

It is good to remember what the cross accomplishes.

Oct 16

Persistence Isn't Just For Wall Street by Whitney Putnam

Believers, persistence is not just for the secular leadership books, nor is it for the men and women with pressed suits and shiny shoes.

Oct 15

Who May Abide the Day of His Coming? by Charles Spurgeon

But what will his second advent be? What sinner can endure to think of it?

Oct 13

Church as an Extended Family by John Wohlgemuth

To be truly known one must cultivate the immediate family within a local church

Oct 12

God Is Bigger Than Our Immaturity by Adam Kareus

The gospel is greater than our inability. Grace covers our shortcomings. Jesus achieved for the underachievers.

Oct 11

He Remains Faithful by Joel Littlefield

In every area of life that faithfulness really matters to us Jesus is our greatest example. 

Oct 10

Jesus Did Not Die So You Could Be Cool

In Praise of "Christian Culture"

Jesus did not die so you could be cool. Jesus died so you could escape the torments of hell and sing his praises in the new heavens and new earth for all eternity.

Oct 10

Seeing Beyond the Rubble of Ministry by H.B. Charles, Jr.

This is the remedy for discouragement in ministry. Looking beyond the rubble and remembering the Lord who is great and awesome!

Oct 8

Launch Out into the Deep by Charles Spurgeon

But with Christ we can do all things.

Oct 6

The Gospel According to Autumn by Lauren Hanssen

Jesus Christ turns back the timetable to bring life to the dying. 

Oct 5

Ask Him For Joy by Mike Phay

Come to Him - especially if you don’t feel joyful - and ask for joy from the Healer, the Care-giver, and the only One who can turn your sorrow into joy.

Oct 5

The Problem With "Pan-Millennialism" by Steve Burchett

God has spoken in understandable ways about the end times to give us hope and joy.

Oct 4

The Hard Road is Where You'll Find the Lord by Kole Farney

Although we know the destination and the way, the Lord often inserts trials that seemingly get us off track.

Oct 4

The Christian, the World, and the Authority of Christ in Our Lives by Ian Conrey

Are we embracing sins because we have established ourselves as having supreme authority over all?

Oct 1

He Will Give Grace and Glory by Charles Spurgeon

Grace in all its forms he freely renders to his people.

Sep 28

I Was Wrong About The Church by Ronni Kurtz

When we are with our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, we get a small taste of what it is like to be home.

Sep 27

Are You Always the Hero of Your Stories? by Erik Raymond

Making yourself the hero all the time is like playing dress-up.

Sep 25

Like a Dream Come True by Jared C. Wilson

The most incredible thing you could ever see is just around the corner.