Resources by Theme: Devotional

Mar 4

Set The Pattern by Adam Kareus

There is more to it than just the pattern, but the pattern sets us up and supports the truth. 

Mar 3

Blessed Spirit by Charles Spurgeon

The brooding of the Spirit of God upon the face of the deep, first produced order and life, and in our hearts, he causes and fosters new life and light.

Feb 28

The Circular Mission of the Church by Mike Ruel

Reflecting on my life reminds me that God truly works in mysterious ways. But I'm reminded that God also works in another, more primary way, that is, through the local church. 

Feb 28

The Father Himself Loves You by David McLemore

At the end of it all, he makes his final offer: all of your sin and unloveliness for all my kingdom of righteousness and unending, unyielding, unashamed, outrageously faithful love. Does that sound good?

Feb 25

Numbering Our Days by Andrea Burke

We must let time pass over us with the night and we must give in to letting God be the sovereign one.

Feb 24

Approach Him by Charles Spurgeon

You may fear that the Lord has passed you by, but it is not so: he who counts the stars, and calls them by their names, is in no danger of forgetting his own children. 

Feb 22

The Gospel is Better Than Amnesty by Jonathon Woodyard

God has spoken the verdict of “not guilty” over law-breakers in his realm.

Feb 22

Hold Out The Story by Adam Kareus

We should all seek to know the story of the Bible, not as simple facts, but as a vivid living story that we find our place within.

Feb 18

The Tears of Success in Foster Parenting by John Beeson

There is a powerful beauty in beholding oneself in another.

Feb 17

The Lord Was There by Charles Spurgeon

The saints are God's heritage, and he is in the midst of them, and will protect his own. 

Feb 15

When Fighting Anxiety Seems Unbearable by Jonathan Hayashi

He may not change your circumstances, but he will give peace in the midst of hardship as he promised.

Feb 13

He Came - We Go by Eric Hankins

I am a long way from having the character of our heavenly Father, but my daughter is helping me understand what it means to be drawn fully into the gospel story.

Feb 12

Marriage: A Covenant, Not a Contract by J. Alan Branch

Marriage is a covenant and not a contract. Marriage is intended to be commitment to which we maintain trust and fidelity until separated by death.

Feb 10

How to Abound by Charles Spurgeon

It is a divine lesson to know how to be full

Feb 5

The God Who Doesn’t Take Risks

The Comforting Doctrine of Providence

Whatever Albert Einstein meant when he said “God does not play dice with the universe,” the believer can assert with even greater conviction (and gratitude) that his heavenly Father does not play dice with his people.

Feb 5

Are You A Woman of Kindness…Or A Nice Woman? by Katie McCoy

When we pursue kindness, we direct our lives to reflect God and to live for what He expects of us.

Feb 4

What is Baptism in the Holy Spirit? by Jared C. Wilson

Jesus promised that we would be baptized by the Holy Spirit. What on earth can that mean?

Feb 3

We Are Debtors by Charles Spurgeon

Christ, to the uttermost, has satisfied divine justice; the account is settled; the handwriting is nailed to the cross; the receipt is given.

Feb 1

Why My Love for God His Word Is Connected to My Ability to Breathe by Jordan Clinkscales

God's good word gives us the ability to simply breathe, to live, every single day. 

Jan 31

The Beautiful Question the Gospel Compels Us to Ask by Michael Kelley

When you get a little grace, you start asking, “Who else?” Because there must be someone.

Jan 31

The Necessity of the Local Church (Part 3)

Metaphors, Commands, and Plural Pronouns

The idea of the professing Christian living in isolation from the local church is quite foreign to the New Testament.

Jan 30

The Irony of Holding a Grudge by K.V. Paxton

Holding a grudge never ever results in what we think it will. 

Jan 29

Christ Puts a Comma Where the World Puts a Period by Luke Holmes

This is the good news of the gospel. Words that didn’t make sense together make sense now because of the death and resurrection of Jesus.​

Jan 29

The Picture of Hope in Suffering by Jason G. Duesing

Trials, of all kinds, test our faith in crucible-like ways—ways that will show the greatness and goodness of God and result in our greater praise to him. This is, in part, because he endures the trials with us.​

Jan 28

The Audacious Invincibility of Meekness by Jared C. Wilson

There is much good in young men rejecting passivity, taking responsibility, and seeking to better themselves. But the arteries of anger, victimhood, and aggressive machismo running through the new masculinity movement do not bode well.

Jan 28

Walking When You Can’t Seem to Crawl by Nathan Clinkscales

There is no magical formula for you to faithfully walk with Jesus. 

Jan 27

The Fullness of Jesus by Charles Spurgeon

Oh, what a fulness must this be of which all receive!

Jan 24

Why We Suffer by David McLemore

In the Christian gospel, we have not only a God who answers our questions, but also a God who enters our pain. The fact that Jesus entered our world to live as a man of sorrows proves he’s trustworthy.​

Jan 24

The Necessity of the Local Church (Part 2)

The Inseparability of the Local Church from the New Testament

There is no “being the church” apart from “going to church.” The two are intrinsically connected.  ​

Jan 24

Fellow Protestants, Don’t Forget Margaret Clitherow by Ian Conrey

When I look at the history of the Church, I am reminded that God often works wonders through deeply broken people, and through some of the darkest atrocities imaginable. My faith is not in Christians, but in Christ — a holy, good, and just God.​

Jan 23

From Complainers to Rejoicers by Christine Hoover

We are to handle our disagreements with humility, not with even an ounce of grumbling or quarreling.

Jan 22

If God is Not In Control of Your Pain by Kris Sinclair

The truth that God is in control of our suffering is offensive to many, but it is a truth we should want to embrace when faced with the alternatives.

Jan 22

Christine Hoover on Why We Shouldn't Be Afraid to Be Real by Christine Hoover

Series: Conversations

FTC.co asks Christine Hoover, author and pastor's wife, "In an age of Instagram and Photoshop, why should we not be afraid to be real?"

Jan 20

Turn My Eyes from Vanity by Charles Spurgeon

This is a fit prayer for every day.

Jan 17

The Necessity of the Local Church (Part 1)

The Promise of the Local Church

The New Testament is saturated with the local church. Trying to understand these 27 books apart from the local church is like playing baseball without the bases. You may be able to recognize the sport, but the path to winning has been eliminated.

Jan 17

You Don't Want What You Actually Deserve by Kristen Wetherell

To think rightly about what we deserve, we must start with God. Our flesh wants to make everything about us, as if the world revolves around humans, but creation tells a different tale.

Jan 15

Sola Scriptura or Nuda Scriptura? by Gregory Feulner

We must be mindful to walk in humility, being open to learning what God has taught others, knowing that we are not the only saints who have traversed the path we are on.

Jan 14

Rest For Your Soul by Jennifer Starkey

My desire for rest is not wrong, it’s just often misplaced. 

Jan 13

The Iron Did Swim by Charles Spurgeon

Beloved reader, what is thy desperate case? 

Jan 11

What Bible Stories Mean by Jared Musgrove

Let stories be as bold, brash, and audacious as they were meant to be.

Jan 10

Cling to Christ by Chris Thomas

It is life and death. The wind is howling, the waves are building, and life is coming at me with all its fury. What have I to cling to? Hold fast to the gospel. Cling to Christ.

Jan 6

The Hand of the Lord by Charles Spurgeon

"Now the hand of the Lord was upon me in the evening."

Jan 4

Oh The Deep, Deep Love of Jesus As He Was Dying On The Cross by Steve Burchett

Against this dark backdrop of depravity beams the love of Christ. 

Jan 3

The Fruit of Faithful Presence by Alex Kocman

Seeking the blessing of the city means knees will bow.