Resources by Theme: Devotional

Jul 16

Embarrassing Christianity by Ronni Kurtz

Jesus' torn flesh and spilt blood was for the embarrassing—those like you and me.

Jul 15

Things Jesus Will Never Say to You by Jared C. Wilson

If you hear this, it won't be from Jesus.

Jul 12

Don't Play With Sin by Adam Kareus

Don’t set yourself up to play with something that will grow to something that can kill and maim you.

Jul 10

What Happy People Do Differently by Katie McCoy

Living in the present, with a forgiven past, and secured future, will definitely lead to a happier life.

Jul 10

Why I Like to Read Biographies, and Why You Should Too by Jason K. Allen

As one who is entrusted with a leadership position, I find it profitable to read of others who have led.

Jul 3

What Is Union With Christ? by Cale Fauver

We have died to sin in his death and are now alive to God in his resurrection.

Jul 2

On First Looking into Spurgeon’s Sermons by Jason G. Duesing

On first looking into Spurgeon’s sermons, I have found joy and awe in the work of Spurgeon, the man, but also in the work of Spurgeon’s God.

Jun 28

Of Blooms and Roots by Katie McCoy

We don’t always see what the Vinedresser is doing beneath the surface, but we can rest assured that it’s always for our growth.

Jun 27

Why the Church Still Needs Immutability

A Conversation with Six Pastors and Scholars About an Attribute That Matters

A classical Christian understanding of God’s immutability would maintain that God cannot – and need not! – change even by a divine decision to alter himself. 

Jun 27

Amsterdam and Autonomy: The Good News of a Sovereign God by Ronni Kurtz

There is only one who instructs the rain to fall on Holland. There is only one who know the number of Netherland hairs. There is only one who administers days to Amsterdam. There is only one who is truly sovereign.

Jun 26

Not So with the Onlookers

A Word in Praise of Ordinary Discipleship

At the height of my foray into theological worlds unknown, I met a traveler. Her name was Mrs. Billie Jo.

Jun 25

The Bible in Miniature by Sam Parkison

This may come as news to you, and if so, I am sorry that it has taken this long for someone to tell you, but you are not the center of the universe.

Jun 24

The Transforming Power of God-Centeredness by Dave Jenkins

Our God is a treasure to be enjoyed, worshiped, and obeyed. 

Jun 21

Philosophy and the Christian Life by Thor Madsen

Philosophy can show us the extent to which Scripture answers life’s ultimate questions.

Jun 20

The Indispensable Value of Christ-Centered Courage by David Prince

You get the story wrong if you don’t see Jesus as the center and the goal. But when you get it right, you understand, as Stephen did, that suffering makes sense.

Jun 20

March to the Different Beat by Adam Kareus

Both beats in our ears make promises, promises of fulfillment and of satisfaction. But only one has the power to keep and deliver on its promises. 

Jun 19

Like A Bird In A Thunderstorm by Allyson Todd

My current struggles weigh as much as a feather while the weight of God’s glory is incalculable.

Jun 19

Sleep Well for God is Awake by Darin Smith

Seven theological and practical reminders to help you sleep like someone whose God is actually alive.

Jun 18

The Test of True Worship by H.B. Charles, Jr.

The Bible teaches three facts of life: God is good. God is all-powerful. Terrible things happen.

Jun 12

The Danger of Roadblocks along the Avenue of Grace by Samuel Stephens

The ministry of reconciliation continually provides a clear, unobstructed avenue to grace to all of those who need to hear the gospel, which includes all of us!

Jun 11

Breaking the Power of Shame by John Beeson

Ashamed friend: look to the shamed one on the cross and know his shame was for you. His shame was so that you might not be ashamed, that his welcome would overcome the world’s rejection.

Jun 7

The Day I Ditched My 5-Year Plan by Katie McCoy

The more we orient our lives around Him, the more His Spirit shapes and even transforms our plans. 

Jun 3

Dependency and the Power of God by Adam Kareus

We should be so dependent on God that our first ingrained action should be to pray to Him when times get tough or even when we start a new day. 

May 31

An Obedient Woman by Andrea Burke

Eventually, if we actually believe what we believe, obedience will be the tell-tale sign that follows us.

May 30

The Bondage of Either/Or Spirituality by David Prince

Pride can only bring bondage and discontentment because you do not have the power to compel the world to affirm you on your terms.  ​

May 29

My Flooded Soul by Allyson Todd

This is where I am - covered by water and desperate for God’s help every moment to truly believe this flood is a gift.

May 29

Filling The Void by Adam Kareus

We walk around incomplete or empty, longing to once again be complete in God.

May 27

River Runs To The Lowest Place by John Wohlgemuth

Aren’t we left here in this in-between time to point others to the Lamb of God? 

May 26

Continue in the Faith by Charles Spurgeon

Wear your shield, Christian, and cry mightily unto God, that by his Spirit you may endure to the end.

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.​