Resources by Theme: Devotional

Dec 21, 2018

'The Grinch' And The Gospel by Grace Pike

Seasonal celebrations have become more about seeking peace, gaining a glimpse of beauty, upholding tradition, or experiencing some other common grace than celebrating God incarnate. 

Dec 20, 2018

The Only Way to Truly Rest by Wesley Lassiter

The God who finished creating the world for his people is the same God who finishes the work of redemption for them.​

Dec 20, 2018

When Your Sin Finds You Out by David McLemore

When we refuse to listen to all of God’s word and substitute other, more palatable messages in its place, we set ourselves on a path to sin big-time.

Dec 19, 2018

The Resurrection: The Secret Ingredient of Theology by Sam Parkison

Could you imagine how hopeless of a doctrine union with Christ would be if he remained in the tomb?

Dec 18, 2018

Raising the Cross

What Rembrandt Tells Us About the Gospel

Why would Rembrandt place himself at the feet of Jesus as he is being hoisted up and crucified?

Dec 17, 2018

A Baby, Yet Omnipresent

The Christmas Miracle of the Extra Calvinisticum

God cannot not be omnipresent. So for Jesus Christ to be God incarnate must not mean he was not also God omnipresent.

Dec 17, 2018

God Is Your Open Door by Kristin Spann

Even the best of friends and closest family need time to themselves, but not God. 

Dec 16, 2018

Abide with Me by Charles Spurgeon

From the first moment of your spiritual life until you are ushered into glory, the language of Christ to you will be, "Come, come unto me."

Dec 13, 2018

The Error of Prosperity Theology by Jared Sparks

Our resurrection is coming! Every physical blessing in the heavenly places belongs to us. It is coming for us, but not yet.​

Dec 12, 2018

Christ’s Shocking Pleas for Mercy by Erik Raymond

Even amid the most heated and intense opposition, Jesus shows his heart of mercy and pleads for forgiveness.

Dec 11, 2018

Why We Shouldn't Change the Gospel by Casey Lewis

It might be tempting to change the message because we often think we have to do something in return for what we are given, but not so with the gospel.

Dec 11, 2018

Advent: Two Kinds of Waiting at Once by Jessica Snell

Jesus’ first arrival made way for his second. The incarnation and the second coming are wound together.

Dec 7, 2018

Cherish, Heed, and Herald God's Word by Grace Pike

Whether our physical Bible is coming apart or not, we should store up the word in our hearts.

Dec 6, 2018

Why Every Day is Thanksgiving by H.B. Charles, Jr.

For the humble spirit that knows where its help comes from, every day is a day of thanksgiving!

Dec 5, 2018

We Need Someone to Help Us by David McLemore

He entered human flesh to show us that he is better in every situation, at every turning point, in every crisis.

Dec 4, 2018

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.

Dec 3, 2018

Backsliding Is Easy by Adam Kareus

We are called to continue in the ways of God, to pursue godliness.

Dec 3, 2018

On Stuff and Stinginess by Jared C. Wilson

“I hope that everyone gets to rich and famous and have everything they ever wanted so they could see it isn’t the answer.” 

Dec 2, 2018

The Beautiful Church by Charles Spurgeon

The Lord's admiration of his Church is very wonderful, and his description of her beauty is very glowing.

Nov 29, 2018

What It Means to Love Christ by Jim Elliff

You cannot love Christ as an attachment to life, either in an intentional part-time way or a part-hearted way.

Nov 29, 2018

Seeking the 'Real Face of Jesus' by Benjamin Hawkins

Since God became a man who lived in a particular time and place, we can be more confident that He cares about the particulars of our time.

Nov 26, 2018

Sleep with Your Boots On by Jared C. Wilson

We must wear this armor constantly. We should never take it off.

Nov 26, 2018

When You’re Sick of Yourself by Kaitlyn Wright

How God views me is not based on my performance but based on Christ’s perfect performance and sacrifice on my behalf.

Nov 25, 2018

Deliverance for the Captives by Charles Spurgeon

When Jesus sets free, the liberty is perpetually entailed; no chains can bind again. 

Nov 23, 2018

“Born Again” – First A Verb Before An Adjective by Jason G. Duesing

In the various expressions of contemporary evangelicalism it is often easy to forget that the phrase “born again” is a biblical phrase, employed a verb, not an adjective.

Nov 23, 2018

Faced With The Impossible by Adam Kareus

When faced with the impossible, trying, and hard situations of life we should be God-seekers.

Nov 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving from FTC (and Charles Spurgeon) by Charles Spurgeon

We have here crowning mercies, suggesting special and crowning thanksgiving. 

Nov 20, 2018

3 Things to Be Cautious of in a Season of Suffering by Michael Kelley

Suffering creates an avenue for ministry as it makes us able to extend the comfort we receive from the Lord to others.

Nov 20, 2018

Mythbusting "Santa God" by Adam McClendon

God’s preeminent concern is the glory of His name, not the comfort of our lives.

Nov 19, 2018

When You Invite the Holy Spirit to Thanksgiving Dinner by Jared C. Wilson

Christians have the power to “do relationships” in an entirely unworldly way.

Nov 18, 2018

A Secret Spring by Charles Spurgeon

Oh! how sure and safe is the inner life of the believer!

Nov 15, 2018

When a Father Wound Defines You by Scott Sauls

When you’ve wrestled with God and prevailed with a blessing, it has a way of breaking the spell of insecurity and fear.

Nov 14, 2018

The Unfamiliar Beauty of a Familiar Sentence by Ronni Kurtz

We might intellectually know our union with God will never falter, but our communion with him sometimes can feel far and sporadic. 

Nov 14, 2018

God Knows When You Don't by Kristen Wetherell

Though we don’t deserve to be heard, God chooses to hear and acknowledge repentant sinners who struggle with unfaithfulness and wander from him.

Nov 12, 2018

Let Your Internet Yes Be Your Real-Life Yes

The Problem with Online Persona

We weren’t designed to be double-minded. We weren’t made to playact, to posture. So it’s impossible to keep The Persona from taking over.

Nov 12, 2018

Her Stillborn, Him Sovereign by Lianna Davis

Anguish and confidence met to form sonorous, singing agreement: our God in heaven is sovereign.

Nov 11, 2018

Your Inheritance by Charles Spurgeon

Remember this, had any other condition been better for you than the one in which you are, divine love would have put you there. 

Nov 9, 2018

Don Whitney on The Gospel and Spiritual Disciplines by Staff

Series: Conversations

How is the gospel connected to the daily effort in the spiritual disciplines?

Nov 8, 2018

Reflecting on Love Incarnate by Adam McClendon

The uniquely begotten Son of God stepped out of the glory of heaven to bring the glory of the Father to us. Does his birth not demonstrate his love for us?

Nov 7, 2018

Bruised Reeds and Smoldering Wicks are Not Useless to Jesus by Tim Counts

Jesus never turned away a person who came to him broken, hurting, and deemed “useless” by society and religious people.

Nov 7, 2018

3 Big Questions For A Big Promise by H.B. Charles, Jr.

The Lord does withhold any good thing from those who walk uprightly.

Nov 6, 2018

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

Your failure does not define you, nor do the echoes of your sin. Jesus speaks a better story, and the grave does not have the final word.

Nov 5, 2018

Grave to Groom by Andrea Burke

We grieve at bedsides and empty beds, asking hard questions that might go unanswered for our lifetimes.

Nov 4, 2018

In His Light, We See Light by Charles Spurgeon

Happy are those to whom our Lord manifests himself, for his promise to such is that he will make his abode with them. 

Nov 1, 2018

Self-Hatred and Sanctification by Taylor Cain

Sometimes sanctification can feel frustrating, unfair, or useless. But God knows how to care for His children and to bring them to see Him as our superior satisfaction.

Oct 29, 2018

Jerks for Jesus

Why the Temple Cleansing (Etc.) Isn't Your Permission to Always Be Fighting

The Bible says at least as much -- if not more -- about speaking the truth in love, not tearing down, and letting our speech be gracious as it does "letting people have it."

Oct 28, 2018

The Joy of Election by Charles Spurgeon

 Come, my soul, exult before the God of grace and leap for joy of heart.

Oct 26, 2018

From the Mundane to Martyrdom

The Unsung Missionary Story of Karen Watson

By and large, you’d be hard-pressed to find a missionary who used his last words to show regret. 

Oct 25, 2018

‘The Articles Wherefore John Frith Died’ by Benjamin Hawkins

The Reformation was costly for many. For John Frith, a committment to one Reformation doctrine cost him everything.