Resources by Theme: Devotional

May 23

The Incarnation as Revelation by Sam Parkison

We couldn’t reach up on the top shelf to get God, so God places himself on the bottom shelf—right within our reach—in the person of Jesus Christ, the carpenter from Nazareth.

May 23

The Language of Forgiveness by Steve Bezner

My problem? I tend to think God forgives like I do. 

May 23

Faith is Personal — It Always Has Been by Glen Scrivener

Faith is not about impersonal plans, unfolding programs, or divine principles. Faith is heartfelt trust in the person of Christ.

May 19

He Requested Not to Die by Charles Spurgeon

We are not to expect that God will give us everything we choose to ask for. We know that we sometimes ask, and do not receive, because we ask amiss. 

May 17

A Better Mom is a Broken Mom by Kristen Wetherell

Apart from a broken spirit that sees how much we need Christ first and foremost, these betterments are futile.

May 17

Gates of Glory by Adam McClendon

The best this world offers is incomplete. 

May 16

This Mystery is Profound by Jim Elliff

Nothing can provide a better picture of the relationship between believers to Christ than marriage. It explains why loving submission and sacrificial authority is so important.

May 16

Will We Go When Wisdom Calls? by David McLemore

The wisdom of God is more than just right thinking; it’s the glories of his righteousness and the wonders of his love.

May 14

Jesus: The One Who Commands and the One Who Understands by Michael Kelley

Jesus is commanding a life of faithfulness, of loyalty, and yes, in many cases, sacrifice. But He is not unaware of what He’s asking. He understands.​

May 14

A Gentle and Quiet Woman by Andrea Burke

Our goals as Christian women should and will look different the more we behold Christ and, in desperation, throw everything aside and root ourselves in him. Only then can we be immovable, unshakable, laughing at the days to come.​​

May 12

Forward Without Fear by Charles Spurgeon

How blessed to feel assured that the Lord is with us in all our ways, and condescends to go down into our humiliations and banishments with us! 

May 10

The True Story of Who We Are by Russell L. Meek

The truth that sets us free, like the truth that set free the original audience of Genesis, is that the God of the universe created us.

May 8

4 Reasons the Wilderness is Not a Waste by Dustin Crowe

God knows our idols will ultimately disappoint us and leave us empty, so He gets us alone into the wilderness to win our affections back.

May 7

Humble Confidence, Not Self-Love by David Prince

The love of the cross rescues us from an idolatrous love of self. This gospel rescue doesn’t destroy personal confidence; it is the only true ground of it.

May 5

They Shall Be My People by Charles Spurgeon

Dear friends, can you, by faith, see yourselves in that number?

May 2

The World is Passing Away by Casey Lewis

Knowing the trajectory of the things of this world and their declared and promised end should drive us to place our hope and trust in God and not the world. ​

May 2

The Kingdom of God is for You by David McLemore

Here’s Christ’s kingdom offer: all our striving and trying for all his finished and accomplished.

Apr 29

Is Contentment Even Possible? by Chrys Jones

We often neglect or ignore that Paul learned contentment both in times of frustration and in times of favor. 

Apr 28

Trust in God's Word by Charles Spurgeon

 If you have lost the sweet sense of the Saviour's presence, and are seeking him with a sorrowful heart, remember the promises.

Apr 25

The Many Medicines of the Lord by Cale Fauver

Much of the Christian life does not involve suffering, but is one of mundane, normal days under the good gifts from the Father of the heavenly lights. These days are crucial in our sanctification.​​

Apr 25

Leading Your Church Through Uncertainty by Ben Gum

We have the one message of hope our crumbling culture and our challenging congregations need. Now our calling is to follow through.​

Apr 25

The Doctrine of God and the Content of Our Prayers by Mike Brooks

Who is God? What is he like? How do we come to know him? To whom are we speaking when we go to God in prayer?​

 

Apr 24

God In the In-Between by Allyson Todd

We must trust that these in-between days where we can’t see God at work are not signs that he’s turned his back on us.

Apr 23

Making God a Liar by Kole Farney

Mankind has exchanged the truth of God for a lie and seems happy about it. 

Apr 22

The Gospel of an Australian Easter

The News from the Future is Good

Jesus has a word for you today about tomorrow.

Apr 22

Does Your Search History Know You? by Katie McCoy

Our restoration begins with a change in what we’re searching for. 

Apr 21

At the Right Hand of God by Charles Spurgeon

Christ at the right hand of God hath all power in heaven and in earth.

Apr 19

When Trials Become Joy by Kath Thomas

Despite my despair and self-pity when trials come my way, He lovingly draws me to Himself and reminds me there is so much more.

Apr 18

The Lamentation of a Sinner

Confessions of Henry VIII's Sixth Wife

Though a relatively short work, Queen Katherine Parr's The Lamentation of a Sinner is a deeply personal and overwhelmingly theological confession of her unworthiness for the grace of God.

Apr 18

The Kingdom of God is Radically New by David McLemore

Jesus is not the poster boy for old-time religion. He’s not the Bible Belt co-pilot. He’s not the post-modern homeboy. Jesus is the covenant-making God filling up the old in himself and pouring out the newness we long for.

Apr 16

Aging and Finishing Well by David Alan Black

 I deeply believe that for those of us who are over 60, the most profound growth still lies ahead of us.

Apr 16

The Silver Chair and the Solas by Jason G. Duesing

For those of us living in the twenty-first century, how one understands the relationship of their faith in Christ and their obedience to Christ makes all the difference for living a life of joy and God-glorifying freedom. 

Apr 15

I Used To Be by Adam Kareus

We long for the whitewashed memories to be a present reality.

Apr 14

It Will be Well by Charles Spurgeon

O beloved, if God declares that all is well, ten thousand devils may declare it to be ill, but we laugh them all to scorn. 

Apr 12

Jesus Is Better Than The Church by Rebekah Hannah

Jesus defines the church, but the church does not define Jesus.

Apr 12

Holy Weakness by Nathan Clinkscales

The grace of God meets my identity crisis and reminds me that I am approved by God in Christ, and the approval of man I can never earn.

Apr 11

How to Sleep When You’re Afraid by Seth McDevitt

One day my eyelids will do what they were made to do.

Apr 11

Seen by the Unseen by Jim Elliff

Among the panoply of spiritual beings said to see into our world, none is more pervasive, interested, and involved than God himself.

Apr 10

When You Make Your Bed In Hell by Andrea Burke

I wanted the Bible to fit my story. I didn’t want any impositions.

Apr 10

Simply Profound Yet Profoundly Simple

The Paradox of the Gospel and the Mandate for a Robust Witness

God’s people must not settle for only a rudimentary knowledge of God’s saving message.

Apr 9

You're Dead, Start Acting Like It by Chris Thomas

“To live is Christ and to die is gain” is more than a hashtag for your Instagram account; it’s theology clothed with flesh.

Apr 9

Giving Ourselves Fully to God by Casey Lewis

We must carefully balance between conformity and non-conformity by purposing to no longer be conformed to the world and by being transformed by the renewal of our minds.

Apr 8

Love Actuarially by Jared C. Wilson

Christian, the Lord knows you are not an asset to the organization. 

Apr 8

Who Is God, Anyway? by Kristin Spann

We understand that loving doesn’t always mean doing what others want, but doing what serves them best. 

Apr 5

The God Who Heals by Kristen Wetherell

Does Jesus want to heal you? In this lifetime, it’s possible he does. 

Apr 5

Big Reflections on Small Phrases

Recovering Meditation

Though there was a desert around him, there was no desert in his soul.

Apr 4

Christ Fulfilled the Law by Russell L. Meek

The overhwleming answer to the question: how can an unholy people enter into God’s presence and live?

Apr 4

3 Reflections on Turning 40 by Tim Counts

I turned 40 last month and as I reflect on God’s goodness in my life and on what I have to look forward to in Christ, my soul is full and content. I can’t wait for the future, gray hair and all.