Resources by Theme: Devotional

Jun 21

Revisit God’s Promises by Erik Raymond

No matter what you are going through you have to know that you can keep going because God keeps his word.

Jun 19

How Far Does God's Grace Go? by David McLemore

Is there a certain test - designed by you, administered by you, and graded by you - that one must pass to be included in God’s kingdom?

Jun 19

The Wrath of God and the Gospel by Fred Zaspel

We insist we have “good news” for the world. But not for a moment can we think the news is good because it has somehow done away with notions of an angry, wrathful God.

Jun 18

The Joy of Discipleship by Jared C. Wilson

Discipleship to Christ is very difficult. But it is incomparably joyful.

Jun 17

Help, Lord by Charles Spurgeon

The Lord's character assures us that he will not leave his people.

Jun 15

The Personal Magnificence of Jesus by Brad Andrews

Is it more comfortable to stay in a tent of doctrinal ease at basecamp or to trek up the mountain to a summit where I can experience the very person of Jesus?

Jun 14

Not Easily Triggered by David Appelt

Our personality type never gives us license to continue to disobey God's clear direction.

Jun 13

Give Us Our Daily Bread by Andrea Burke

The wallets that remain empty force us to find our joy in things that cannot be valued by Wall Street and Instagram. 

Jun 12

The Key to Eternal Life by Mathew Gilbert

What is the key to unlock the deep mysteries of eternal life? A humble recognition that we don’t have it all together.

Jun 12

Russell Moore on What Difficult Thing in Life Has Taught Him the Most by Russell Moore

FTC.co asks Russell Moore, President of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, "What difficult thing in life has taught you the most?"

Jun 11

Supernatural Power for Those Who Don't Fit In by Jared C. Wilson

Christians want to be channels of the Holy Spirit at work in the world. We can’t do that, however, if we’re constantly worried about having others meet our needs.

Jun 10

We Live Unto the Lord by Charles Spurgeon

We are here as the "salt of the earth," to be a blessing to the world.

Jun 8

Crazy Good News by Joshua Jenkins

God became a man to save mankind, a lowly vile creature stained with sin and marked by rebellion. 

Jun 7

God is Not a Time-Hacking God by Cole Deike

As modern life runs ever faster on fiber optics and high-speed internet, redemptive history continues to load thoughtfully, pensively, and slowly.

Jun 7

Culture is the Backdrop for the Real Story by Jim Elliff

The priority of the church should be seen in the things we do and say.

Jun 6

A Welcomed Eucatastrophe by Jason G. Duesing

More than merely what we can know, the hope that dwells within us is grounded in the resurrection power of Jesus Christ. 

Jun 6

Cut Again by the Blades of Mercy by Erik Raymond

I don’t deserve mercy; I deserve judgment. I deserve quick, exacting, unrelenting, justice. 

Jun 5

When Your Son Needs Fatherly Approval by David McLemore

Approval flows from heaven and floods this earth in Christ. Let’s advance the tide in our day.

Jun 3

The Humility of Jesus by Charles Spurgeon

Jesus is the great teacher of lowliness of heart.

May 31

Why is Loneliness a Thing? by Scott Sauls

According to the Bible, we experience loneliness not because there is something wrong with us, but because there is something right with us.

May 29

4 Great "Therefore's" in the Bible by Michael Kelley

Praise the Lord that our eternity hinges not on our ability to live out a “therefore,” but on Jesus’ righteous life on our behalf.

May 28

What Proverbs Teaches about Being Teachable by Kevin Halloran

The diligent pursuit of wisdom will train us to act wisely and prepare us for difficulties in life.

May 27

Feeling Like a Dead Dog by Charles Spurgeon

Dust and ashes though we be, we must and will "magnify the exceeding greatness of his grace."

May 24

Identity Theft: Losing Our Christian Self-Consciousness by Jim Elliff

We are nothing on our own. But in Christ, we are something beyond imagination.

May 24

When Preaching is Big and God is Small by Dave Harvey

My fears are real. They can’t be ignored, denied, or spiritualized into something they’re not. But for me, they can camouflage a deeper reality.

May 24

The Kind of Balance Only God Can Give by Mike Brooks

Our lives are meant to be utterly and unapologetically gospel-centered. This is true balance.

May 23

The Fearsome God, Our Friend by Allyson Todd

Jesus was trampled by the wrath of God on our behalf. 

May 22

A Better Way to Boast by Nick Harsh

When you and I encounter trials, we need the ability to see what God is doing, to see that our trials are not wasted.

May 20

Marvelous Lovingkindness! by Charles Spurgeon

What golden sentences drop from his gracious lips!

May 17

The Seeds of the Worst Deeds Are In Your Heart by David McLemore

David’s sin didn’t start with Bathsheba in his bed; it started with Bathsheba in his mind. 

May 15

The Gospel in 2 Cups by Adam Kareus

How amazing it is that Jesus takes the cup of wrath once and for all!

May 15

Biblical Theology Will Help You See Jesus in All the Scriptures by Nick Roark

Jesus Christ is the fountain from whom all blessings flow, and biblical theology is the scriptural map that helps guide us to this ever-flowing fountain.

May 13

Are You Crying Today? by Charles Spurgeon

It may be all dark now, but it will soon be light; it may be all trial now, but it will soon be all happiness.

May 11

Humility Before God by Mike Ayers

Because of who He is, in light of who we are, and because we are received by Him, we worship this infinitely other God with hearts full of gratitude and praise!

May 10

Time to Cut the Emotional Umbilical Cord by Scott Sauls

God have mercy on us if we consider any possession to be so precious that we would prefer it over Him.

May 7

What the Word of God Says About the Word of God, Book by Book by Jared C. Wilson

Take a look, book by book, at the many things God's word says about God's words.

May 7

Line, Please: Why I Read the Psalms Aloud by Travis Montgomery

We need a script, a revelatory rehearsal for the crushing inevitability of life and death. 

May 6

We Dwell in Him by Charles Spurgeon

Will you take my Master's house on a lease for all eternity, with nothing to pay for it, nothing but the ground-rent of loving and serving him forever?

May 4

7 Ways to Increase Intimacy in Your Marriage by Casey Lewis

While the world has distorted the purpose of sex, the Bible, and specifically the Song of Solomon teaches us that sex serves a greater purpose. 

May 3

Enjoy the Work, Not Just the Results by Cole Deike

Jesus' work on the cross was empirically a failure, but invisibly, it was redemption's greatest success.

May 3

Saved by Grace Through Faith by David McLemore

Your sin can’t kick you out of God’s love because your righteousness never put you in it.

May 1

Cruciform Warriors Needed by David Prince

 If we are not willing to suffer for our convictions, then they are not convictions at all, they are conveniences. 

Apr 30

The Gospel Kind of Christ-Centeredness by Jared C. Wilson

Jesus is our moral example, of course, but the power for enduring, joyful obedience comes not from trying to be like him, but in first believing that he has become like us . . .

Apr 29

Thou Art My Hope in the Day of Evil by Charles Spurgeon

The day of evil reveals to us the value of our glorious hope.

Apr 27

Death is a Vapor by Brian Sauve

We need a better reckoning of what is inevitable and what is fleeting, of what is emerging and what is retreating.

Apr 27

He Hears Our Every Whisper by Allyson Todd

The listening, loving, inclined ear of God is a gift that flows from the gospel.

Apr 26

By Grace, Finish Well by Derrick Lynch

The key to finishing well for anyone is to fix our gaze on Christ and relentlessly pursue a vital relationship with Him.

Apr 26

The Other Side of the Promises of God by Mike Leake

The promises of God are not just promises to visit us with favor and blessings.

Apr 24

Man's Praise and the Divine Accolade by Mike Brooks

The good news in all this is that we are gloriously whole and are being made to feel that way also. But God is not content that we fill up on vainglory.

Apr 23

20 Quotes from 'The Imperfect Disciple' by Jared C. Wilson

“Do you know why there are a thousand fresh self-help books every year? It’s because they don’t work.”