Resources by Theme: Devotional

Jun 20, 2016

Be Strengthened by Grace by Kristen Wetherell

How can I continue to trust him if my faith is so weak in the first place?

Jun 20, 2016

There is No Faith So Little That It Is Not Saving by Jared C. Wilson

It's not the strength of the faith that saves, but the strength of the Savior.

Jun 19, 2016

The Holy Ghost Who Fills by Charles Spurgeon

Would to God, that we might feel his presence this day and every day.

Jun 15, 2016

The Gift of Being Limited by Christine Hoover

Limits are gifts that help us remember that our greatest gift is a God who is limitless.

Jun 14, 2016

Keeping Your Balance in Prayer by Zach Barnhart

A renewed focus on attentive, undistracted and reverent prayer will greatly help us keep our balance and stay in the saddle.

Jun 13, 2016

Michael Kelley on Marriage as Sanctification

Why is marriage such a vital crucible for discipleship?

Series: Conversations

Why is marriage such a vital crucible for discipleship?

Jun 13, 2016

When Mommy Loves Jesus More

How the Gospel Changes a Mom's Heart and Actions

As awkward and abrasive as it might sound to my son’s little ears, I will continue to tell him that I love Jesus more.

Jun 13, 2016

But Do You Adore Jesus? by Jared C. Wilson

Has Jesus become our mascot, our projection? When you look at him, what do you see?

Jun 12, 2016

Let Me No Longer Be Found Wanting by Charles Spurgeon

You will find it a holy exercise to read some psalm of David, and, as you meditate upon each verse, to ask yourself, "Can I say this? Have I felt as David felt?"

Jun 9, 2016

Lessons Learned in the Waiting by Sandee Hedger

Though our redemption is instant, our sanctification is a slow and steady process over our entire lifetime. There is no express lane available on this road.

Jun 8, 2016

Jesus is Enough by Casey Lewis

When we add something to the gospel, we are really subtracting from it.

Jun 5, 2016

Lord, Shut Me In! by Charles Spurgeon

Noah was shut in away from all the world by the hand of divine love.

Jun 2, 2016

Raise Your Hand by Christine Hoover

We all, at some point, are overwhelmed with burdens that are too heavy for us each to carry alone. Sometimes God acts in our lives without using others to meet our needs, but His normal mode of operation is to use wise believers in the Body of Christ—His church— to help us understand, grow, and grieve.

May 31, 2016

Repenting of the Desire to Be Clever by Sean Nolan

At its best, my desire to be clever is a blessing given by a creator God who made me in his image. We long to create as a reflection of the image of God that was put in us. But at its worst, my longings for originality show a heart that says, “Did God really say?”

May 29, 2016

He Hates Wickedness So Much, He Died to Kill It by Charles Spurgeon

He hated wickedness, so much that he bled to wound it to the heart; he died that it might die; he was buried that he might bury it in his tomb; and he rose that he might forever trample it beneath his feet.

May 27, 2016

Partying With Jesus by Doug Ponder

We should be more like the Father who responds to problems with parties.

May 24, 2016

Jesus, the True and Better Joshua by Peyton Hill

Throughout history, God has been at work in and through those He chooses to use greatly. In the book of Joshua, the mighty works God performs are but a shadow of a greater Reality yet to come.

May 23, 2016

The Everythingness of Grace by Jared C. Wilson

The grace of God in Jesus Christ meets all of our needs and satisfies our deepest desires.

May 22, 2016

All Will Be Well by Charles Spurgeon

Oh, think not, believer, that your sorrows are out of God's plan; they are necessary parts of it.

May 15, 2016

Everyone Who Believes is Justified by Charles Spurgeon

Faith does not produce this fruit by-and-by, but now.

May 12, 2016

Thoughts From a Mother on Miscarriage

"Some of Us Live Here, Some Live There"

A mother's thoughts on miscarriage, God's grace, and a tribute to tiny lives.

May 12, 2016

The Means of Grace by Joe Thorn

Lean into the means of grace that you may lean on Jesus himself.

May 11, 2016

Christ is Our Only Righteousness by Jason Alligood

I am nothing without Christ’s righteousness.

May 10, 2016

The Freedom to Be Happy (For Someone Else) by Michael Kelley

Comparison makes it difficult to truly rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those who weep. The gospel renews our minds and frees us up to truly love one another.

May 9, 2016

Celebrating Gospel Change by Peyton Hill

What if CNN or Fox News broke a story with the headline, “ISIS Leaders Becomes a Follower of Jesus and Ends Terrorist Activity”? Would we be shocked? Would we doubt the headline?

May 8, 2016

Whole After 38 Years of Disease by Charles Spurgeon

Years are short to the happy and healthy; but thirty-eight years of disease must have dragged a very weary length along the life of the poor impotent man.

May 6, 2016

Jesus Died For Your Depression Too by Cody Barnhart

There is no spot that the blood of Christ is unable to cover.

May 5, 2016

The Idea That Changed the World by Steve Bezner

Have Christians oversold the position of “taking a stand?"

May 4, 2016

The Eternal Importance of Exercising Self-Control by Kristen Wetherell

Hello, my name is Kristen, and I am a habitual nail-picker.

May 2, 2016

Your Sin Will Find You Out (But So Will His Righteousness) by Jared C. Wilson

I suppose this is essentially a modern fulfillment of the biblical principle “your sins will find you out . . ."

May 1, 2016

Go To Thy Rest Rejoicing by Charles Spurgeon

Dost thou think, O Christian, that thou canst measure the love of Christ?

Apr 29, 2016

3 Reasons My Idols Are Better Than Jesus by Michael Kelley

In short, these idols are just another version of my worst self.

Apr 27, 2016

Creativity as Worship by Kelly Wolfe

What things might you engage in to actively acknowledge God as your Creator and yourself as made in his image? What creative things stir your affections for Christ?

Apr 26, 2016

Love is a Risk Worth Taking by Garrett Kell

“I saw everyone staring at him, but I couldn’t just watch him struggling like that. I was afraid he might hit me, but I thought it would be better for me to risk being hurt than for me to just let him hurt alone.”

Apr 25, 2016

The Father Himself Loves You by David McLemore

Believe this and you will have the key to what upholds the universe.

Apr 24, 2016

I Know That My Redeemer Lives by Charles Spurgeon

The marrow of Job's comfort lies in that little word "My."

Apr 22, 2016

Strengthened by Affliction by Joel Littlefield

In affliction you have the opportunity to draw closer to Christ, to His pain, to His cross and thus to His comfort, all by the hand of the loving Father.

Apr 22, 2016

If We Survive the Night

A Passover Meditation

Today, April 22, is this year's official start to the traditional Jewish feast of Passover. Here is a sweet devotional reflection on the Passover from The Village Church's Mason King.

Apr 19, 2016

The Lure of The Wild by Zach Crook

Why would a college graduate give up his $25,000 in savings, abandon his car, and change his name to “Alex Supertramp?”

Apr 19, 2016

No Matter What Happens by Emily Jensen

What do you believe "no matter what"?

Apr 18, 2016

The Marriage Vows Exist for Sin by Jared C. Wilson

The truth is, you’ve never met a wronged spouse like Jesus.

Apr 17, 2016

It's A Delightful Thing That God Should Make a Tree by Charles Spurgeon

One of the purest and most innocent of joys, apart from spiritual things, in which a man can indulge, is a joy in the works of God.

Apr 14, 2016

2 Reasons To Draw Near God in Suffering (Rather Than Reject Him) by Kristen Wetherell

Even the gravest of our earthly sufferings, which may lead to death, result in eternal life with Christ.

Apr 12, 2016

How Negativity Refines Us by Zach Barnhart

I think according to Scripture, we have many reasons why we should be willing, even grateful, to step into relationships in which we are met with differences, criticisms, and even opposition and negativity.

Apr 11, 2016

How Can We Continue to Walk in Jesus? by Casey Lewis

Remembering our profession of faith and what we thought about Jesus should motivate us to continue walking with Him, so that He is the One who is establishing our values, guiding our thinking, and directing our conduct.

Apr 11, 2016

Belief, Work, and Resurrection by Jenna Fleming

The empty tomb is not only for faith for eternal life, though.  The empty tomb is also for the work and business of this life.

Apr 10, 2016

To Glory in The Cross Alone by Charles Spurgeon

Paul had the cross for his philosophy, the cross for his tradition, the cross for his gospel, the cross for his glory, and nothing else.

Apr 6, 2016

Followed By The God of Grace by Garrett Kell

It was early in my junior year at Virginia Tech—and I felt like everywhere I turned, God was following me around . . .