Resources by Theme: Devotional

Jul 18, 2016

Are You A Complainer or A Fixer? by Margaret Bronson

I remember one time after church I came home all bent out of shape over how lonely I was. No one ever invited me to anything. I just really wanted adult interaction. My sweet husband just looked at me patiently and said, “Well, why don’t you invite some girls over?”

Jul 17, 2016

Our Darling Sin Must Die by Charles Spurgeon

Our darling sin must die. Spare it not for its much crying.

Jul 15, 2016

When Tears Don't Satiate the Sorrow by Sam Bierig

Until the New Heavens and the New Earth, wear your mourning like a badge of love from your Savior.

Jul 15, 2016

Demonically Good Theology by Jared Sparks

It is true. You can say the right thing in the wrong way.

Jul 14, 2016

How Exaggeration Can Undermine Your Joy in the Gospel by Erik Raymond

In our over exagerrated world, the good news tends to not be that amazing. We autocorrect this by letting a couple of pounds of air out of the tires of the gospel. Though we are prone to diminishing the spectacular, the fact remains, God shows grace to unworthy people.

Jul 14, 2016

He's a Good Father, Even in Our Suffering by Garrett Kell

Few things are as isolating as pain. When we suffer, we feel like no one can really understand what we are experiencing. Yet, no matter how alone we feel, we are never ultimately alone. Our heavenly Father is there.

Jul 14, 2016

Searching for a Soul Mate by J. Alan Branch

To expect another fallen human to “make us whole” is to commit an idolatrous act, placing a created being before the Creator.  Only Jesus Christ can offer us genuine wholeness.

Jul 13, 2016

The Gospel for Teachers by Tabitha Rainwater

The gospel tells us that, yes, we are saved, but the Holy Spirit is continually teaching us and forming us to be more like Jesus, who is the Greatest Teacher.

Jul 11, 2016

In Victory, Insufficiency by Cody Barnhart

I’m convinced of this glorious and liberating truth about the gospel: In our victory, we can embrace insufficiency.

Jul 10, 2016

Fellow Citizens with the Saints by Charles Spurgeon

The glory which belongs to beatified saints belongs to us.

Jul 7, 2016

The Linguistic Alchemy of the Gospel by Cole Deike

Grace, in part, is a linguistic category. It is not only works done for us; it’s also words spoken to us. 

Jul 4, 2016

Freedom From the Tyranny of Hyper-Spirituality by Jared C. Wilson

The tyranny of hyper-spirituality our church culture had foisted on us set us up for disappointment because it held up religious experiences as the means of God’s grace, rather than the finished work of the cross.

Jul 3, 2016

Do You Suffer With Christ, For Christ? by Charles Spurgeon

If we do thus suffer, what is our "light affliction" compared with reigning with him?

Jun 29, 2016

When Sorrows Like Sea Billows Roll by Ian Conrey

One day, we will be with God in his Kingdom, along with the rest of the broken who turned to Christ.

Jun 28, 2016

Expecting God for More Than a Feeling by Stephen Miller

Corporate worship is not about getting some feeling. It’s about getting God.

Jun 27, 2016

The Attitude and Latitude of Christ's Kingdom by Jared C. Wilson

The ferment of the gospel needs the wineskin of the church.

Jun 26, 2016

Mind the Back Way to Hell by Charles Spurgeon

No greater eagerness will ever be seen among Satanic tormentors, than in that day when devils drag the hypocrite's soul down to perdition.

Jun 24, 2016

God is Great, God is Good by Doug Ponder

God is great. God is good. Let us thank him for this food… and for everything.

Jun 21, 2016

Greatly Beloved in the Midst of Anxiety by Melissa Affolter

The only perfect love is the love of Christ - it's where we tether ourselves in the midst of temptation and trial.

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?"