Resources by Theme: Devotional

Sep 24

A Wakened Heart by Charles Spurgeon

O that we may leave forever the couch of fleshly ease, and go forth with flaming torches to meet the coming Bridegroom!

Sep 21

An Old Church Building and a Reminder of Grace by K.V. Paxton

 It does not matter if we think we’re worth it; He thinks we are. 

Sep 21

The Long Way Is Not The Wrong Way by Michael Kelley

There’s a funny thing that happens when God takes you on the long way – you actually become something, rather than just end up somewhere.

Sep 20

Remember Whose Name You're Wearing by Allyson Todd

Christ brought his own petition of a perfect life and signed it in his blood so that the Highest name of all could be given to the lowest of us. 

Sep 20

4 Things I Love About Jesus by Tim Counts

Just as Jesus is both all-powerful and all-compassionate, only Jesus can be all grace and all truth at the same time. 

Sep 17

The Necessity of Encouragement by Charles Spurgeon

God employs his people to encourage one another.

Sep 15

Becoming More Impressed With Christ by Erik Raymond

Jesus Christ has it all together as he goes to die for people who can’t ever seem to get it right.

Sep 15

From Where Does Bad Theology Come? by Casey Lewis

We can’t just accept something as true because it looks professional, comes out of a pastor’s mouth, is written in a book, or appears on TV. 

Sep 13

The Unspiritual Boldness of White Supremacy by C. J. Moore

But the shame is in the fact that they, in many ways, show more faith in their beliefs than I do.

Sep 13

8 Reasons to Cling to Scripture in Suffering by Kristen Wetherell

Suffering may destroy our bodies, but sin destroys the soul.

Sep 12

The Painful Paradox of Christian Friendship by Ronni Kurtz

If God is calling you to experience the painful paradox of Christian friendship, know this brothers and sisters, he is good.

Sep 12

Keeping the Faith: Spurgeon and the Downgrade Controversy by Jason K. Allen

As Christians, we are called to share our faith, but we are also called to keep it.

Sep 11

The Lord is Never Late by Jared C. Wilson

I just wanted to know he was there.

Sep 10

Evening Wolves by Charles Spurgeon

May not the furious creature represent our doubts and fears after a day of distraction of mind?

Sep 8

Why Do We Continue to Struggle with Legalism? by Casey Lewis

We want a 12 step program that takes us from sinner to saint with black and white rules to get there.

Sep 7

Love the Church (Your Sanctification Depends On It) by Micah Fries

We cannot be a Jesus-loving, Great Commission-obeying people and fail to love the church.

Sep 6

How the Debtor’s Ethic Robs Gratitude of Joy by Matthew Gilbert

Gratitude toward another person or toward God is the result of a conscious awareness of the giver and his gift. 

Sep 5

The Walls That Law Built by Chris Thomas

Don’t despise the walls that law built, they serve a significant purpose. The prison was built in order for us to open our eyes and long for freedom.

Sep 4

Labor to Stop Laboring by Jared C. Wilson

It takes conscious and concerted effort to orient our stubborn selves around the gospel.

Sep 3

Why Do We Love Jesus? by Charles Spurgeon

No one ought to give any rest to his spirit till he feels quite sure about a matter of such vital importance.

Sep 1

What Does It Mean To Be The Apple Of God's Eye? by Erik Raymond

We are children of God adopted and cherished in Jesus Christ. 

Sep 1

3 Characteristics of the Church by Darin Smith

Are you helping your church grow in holiness, unity, and love by your cherishing of the entire Body, instead of your individual preferences?

Aug 29

It's OK to Be Sad by Mike Phay

When it comes to suffering, avoidance and escape are our defaults. But there is an invitation to consider the trials in our lives as sources of joy.

Aug 29

True Freedom by David McLemore

We need the Holy Spirit to awaken us to God and to real freedom—the freedom found in God himself.

Aug 28

Praying in the Middle of a Storm

3 Godward Petitions for the Hurricane Flooding

Praying these three prayers allows us to seek the activity of God in all this and yet to display deep trust in him to work as he chooses for his glory.

Aug 28

Cheerios, Transience, Sticky Fingers, and Righteousness by Lianna Davis

It’s easier to disengage altogether in the places we could engage well.

Aug 27

That Monster, Unbelief by Charles Spurgeon

Strive with all diligence to keep out that monster unbelief.

Aug 25

One Life, Two Worlds by Margaret Bronson

Even death, the great scourge, only serves to unite us to the One we long for. 

Aug 24

Putting God to the Test in Prayer by Zach Barnhart

Prayerlessness in the Christian life, especially in seasons of being tried and tested, is a fascinatingly sad phenomenon.

Aug 24

Sabotaging Satisfaction by Patrick Mitchell

Changing expectations is one of the most effective means for enjoying any experience, including the experience of pastoral ministry.

Aug 22

Why I Love the Rural Church by Brandon Pearce

When people ask me why I am a rural church planter or ask what good can come from Arma, my response is always the same: "Come and see."

Aug 22

The Right Kind of Shame by Mathew Gilbert

There is a kind of shame that is both redeeming and sanctifying and it may bring us to gospel heights otherwise unknown.

Aug 21

Getting Bored With the Right Things by Jared C. Wilson

Jesus is sweating blood while the disciples are sawing logs.

Aug 20

The Broad Wall by Charles Spurgeon

We walk at liberty, because we keep his precepts.

Aug 18

When The Chariot of Guilt Rolls In To Town by Erik Raymond

It is deadly to wallow in guilt. It saps joy as it eclipses Christ.

Aug 16

A Beautiful Union For Broken Hearts by Allyson Todd

Even if we don’t feel like God hears us and struggle with doubt, we know that we belong to Jesus.

Aug 15

A Shack to Impress God by David McLemore

Only a fool would leave God’s house to build a shack to impress him.

Aug 14

Hijacked by the Gospel by Jared C. Wilson

I have been laid hold of. I've been apprehended. I was writing my own life story, and it was a tragedy despite my own best efforts. But my life story got hijacked by the good news.

Aug 14

Who Are You, Lord? by Lucy Crabtree

When he does not heal us the way we want to be healed, it is not because our afflictions or convictions overwhelm him. 

Aug 13

I Will Remember My Covenant by Charles Spurgeon

It is not my remembering God, it is God's remembering me which is the ground of my safety.

Aug 11

The Grace That Saves Also Sustains by Darrell Deer

Grace doesn’t just usher us into the presence of God to leave us on our own. 

Aug 9

I've Been Dancing With Her Ever Since by Jared Musgrove

In both intentional and unintentional moments, we pass on our stories to the people we love most because we know and understand their significance and power.

Aug 9

Seeing and Preaching the Gospel of Jesus in Jonah by Ian Conrey

The primary point of Jonah is not about how Jonah should have obeyed, it's about how God continued his redemptive plan despite Jonah's disobedience.

Aug 7

Jesus Never Ends by Jared C. Wilson

He is the embodiment of love, and love never ends.

Aug 7

70 Prompts for Praising God by Lianna Davis

When we delight in You and want You, You never fail to give us what we want. 

Aug 6

Watchman, What of the Night? by Charles Spurgeon

O Jesus, if thou come not in person to thy waiting Church this day, yet come in Spirit to my sighing heart, and make it sing for joy.

Aug 4

How To Stop Missing The Omnipresence of God by Whitney Putnam

We begin to dwell in rich proximity with God when we take the intangible truth and give it arms and legs in our lives.

Aug 4

Pursuing Peace by Samuel Stephens

While Jesus did spend much of His time binding the wounds of the broken, healing the sick, and even raising the dead, his ultimate concern was for the souls of men.

Aug 3

The Gospel is the Entire Meal by David McLemore

What God has filled up in the gospel, let no man empty with the law.