Resources by Theme: Devotional

May 30

A Living Sacrifice by David McLemore

Living a Christian life means putting to death the right to live life on your own terms.

May 30

Does God Want Mere Obedience? by Mike Leake

God doesn’t just want begrudging obedience. He desires us to have hearts which reflect His.

May 29

Discipleship for the Rest of Us by Jared C. Wilson

What do you think of when you hear the word "discipleship?"

May 29

The Redeeming Christ by Margaret Bronson

In the greatest act of love, Jesus Christ, the eternal, pre-existing Prince of heaven, left His throne and came to earth to redeem His people from their sin so that they may live eternally with Him.

May 28

Hoping in Memories by Charles Spurgeon

Thus memory may be, as Coleridge calls it, "the bosom-spring of joy."

May 26

The Abundance of Christ by Travis Montgomery

The barren land of human brokenness, which has only ever yielded enough fruit for us to fight over, has been trumped completely by the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ, the True Vine.

May 26

If Everyone's a Visionary, Why Do We All Sound So Alike? by Owen Strachan

The truly aberrant among us are those submit themselves to the Lord.

May 25

The Benefits of Our Justification by David McLemore

Four things we enjoy as receipients of God's grace to us through Christ.

May 25

Gluttons for Good News by Mike Brooks

It doesn’t get better than the gospel. There isn’t a higher up, further down, deeper, wider experience to be had in the Christian life.

May 23

God's Multi-Faceted Sovereignty by Jared Sparks

When we embrace the multi-faceted reality of the sovereignty of God, we are equipped to help others in their time of need.

May 22

The One Who Treads the Waves by Allyson Todd

I can rest assured that my powerlessness to determine my future makes room for me to trust God who is most powerful.

May 22

Finally, An Older Brother Worthy of the Honor by Jared C. Wilson

Ever notice how Jude identifies himself not as Jesus' kid brother, but as Jesus' servant?

May 21

Corn in Egypt by Charles Spurgeon

Believer, though all things are apparently against thee, rest assured that God has made a reservation on thy behalf.

May 19

Why We Need Theology by Jeanie Layne

Without proper study of God, we cannot know what will please Him or how to best worship him.

May 19

How God Uses Questions in the Bible by Michael Kelley

God uses questions to force us to confront our own hearts.

May 18

What Do You Do When You're In the Pit? by Godwin Sathianathan

Learn to groan in the pit, but never grumble!

May 18

The Beauty of Being Broken Down by Stephen Altrogge

My weaknesses show me just how great and powerful God is, because only he could bring something good out of the mess that is me.

May 15

No Hoping In Me by Joshua Jenkins

Scripture testifies to the stark reality that the heart of man is the problem of man.

May 14

The Precious Blood of Christ by Charles Spurgeon

Standing at the foot of the cross, we see hands, and feet, and side, all distilling crimson streams of precious blood.

May 11

Hugh Latimer and the Heart of Reformation by Ian Conrey

As we approach the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, we should be reminded that the Gospel is not something we merely study or talk about.

May 11

Laying Aside a Crushing Weight by Mike Phay

Christ invites us to freely approach the throne, but not to usurp it. He invites us to come as children, not as rebels.

May 11

The Particular Importance of Not Being Particularly Important by Bryan Elliff

Give it up. Allow yourself to be nobody. Have a seat at the end of the table and you might just find Jesus sitting there too.

May 10

Love After Valentine's Day by Jordan Sparks

We get to engage in a selfless, other-exalting relationship that frees us from our focus on ourselves. 

May 10

Temptation's Face by Josiah Cox

With whatever differences temptations present themselves, their effect is the same.

May 7

Take Up Thy Bed and Walk by Charles Spurgeon

It is a very sad reflection that tens of thousands are now waiting in the use of means, and ordinances, and vows, and resolutions, and have so waited time out of mind, in vain, utterly in vain.

May 5

Theology 101 From My 2-Year-Old by Joshua Hedger

He cared for the one who was lost and that is what Jesus does.

May 5

The Danger of Gospel Osmosis by Brad Andrews

In our time, there is a great temptation to be gospel-centered in name but not in deed.

May 4

Remember the Sabbath: Part 2 by Mike Ayers

When we “sabbath,” we do as God did. This is the essence of godliness.

May 3

Think Much on Grace by Joshua Jenkins

Our minds could never rummage through to the ends of grace.

May 3

How are Children a Blessing? by Rebekah Hannah

I need to be reminded that even though my little children will one day be grown, joy in Jesus is possible now, will be possible then, and will be fully complete in heaven forever.

May 1

Grace and The Non-Instagrammable Church by Jared C. Wilson

The church with the snot-nosed kids and the cantankerous old folks and the arrogant hipsters and the out-of-touch Baby Boomers and the overweight “praise team” and the pastor with his short-sleeved button-up shirt tucked into his high-waisted Dockers? Well, that’s the kind of place where grace can really show off.

Apr 30

How Precious Are Thy Thoughts, O God by Charles Spurgeon

Divine omniscience affords no comfort to the ungodly mind, but to the child of God it overflows with consolation.

Apr 28

Ordinary is Big Enough in God’s Eyes by Courtney Reissig

We are living in a time when being ordinary is the worst thing that can happen to a person, and nothing screams ordinary like at-home work.

Apr 27

Jesus and the Broken-Hearted by Adam McClendon

Our response to Jesus will often be proportionate to our understanding of the egregiousness of our sin.

Apr 25

The True and Better Prophet, Priest, and King​ by Casey Lewis

Jesus is the true and better Prophet, Priest, and King, who is able to do what those who came before could not do.

Apr 25

If the Church Won't Change by Mike Brooks

Often, in lieu of your local church becoming the best contextualized version of itself, God is fashioning its parts into a whole that looks more like Him.

Apr 23

More Than Conquerors by Charles Spurgeon

This is the only way to give it a death-blow.

Apr 21

Our Minds Are Like Baking Stone by Erik Raymond

Throughout our days, we are to retain the flavor of who God is, what he has done, and what he has promised.

Apr 21

Reject by Jim Elliff

They looked the stone over and marked it unusable, not valuable, replaceable and inadequate.

Apr 20

Present Darkness by Jeremy Wilson

The church should not be afraid to acknowlege the depth and range of human suffering even as we place our hope in God.

Apr 20

The Original Jesus Juke by Russell L. Meek

Our righteouness goes beyond legalism when we obey the true intent of the law.

Apr 20

Preachers with Presence by Chris Thomas

Only an "in-person" preacher can bear the burdens of the congregation, weep with those who weep, and rejoice with those who rejoice.

Apr 19

The Former is Not The Forever by Allyson Todd

Why, O Father, must I endure this cycle of repentance in hard-heartedness forever? 

Apr 19

What Christianity Offers by David McLemore

Life defines the Christian experience.

Apr 18

The Sluggard's Substitute by Joshua Jenkins

In His life, on the cross, and in His resurrection, Christ labored to accomplish salvation for spiritual sluggards like us.

Apr 18

Checking Our Compassion Gauges by Adam McClendon

Let us be radically compassionate because of the radical compassion we have richly received from Jesus.

Apr 17

Redeemed to Perpetuate the Name by Jared C. Wilson

Do you know the name of the kinsman redeemer who was first in line to marry Ruth? Exactly.

Apr 16

Rise, for the Lord is Risen! by Charles Spurgeon

The resurrection is the corner-stone of the entire building of Christianity.

Apr 12

The Exclusion of Christ by Jason Kees

The Lord knocks at their door in order to remind them of who they forgot.