Resources by Theme: Devotional

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.

Jan 1

Spurgeon's Top 4 New Year's Resolutions by Brandon Freeman

Charles Spurgeon preached at least 14 sermons about the New Year in his 38 years at the Metropolitan Tabernacle. Though many themes arise in his comments, belief is as pervasive as any.

Dec 31, 2018

Ending on a High Note by Jared C. Wilson

How great the light that casts the shadow!

Dec 30, 2018

Better the End than the Beginning by Charles Spurgeon

Let faith and patience have their perfect work.

Dec 26, 2018

The Gospel and My Grandpa by Logan Bennett

To my grandpa, the gospel was the good news of rest. 

Dec 26, 2018

Giving Up Our Rights by Kole Farney

Are you slavishly protecting your Christian freedom to do everything that pleases you? 

Dec 24, 2018

Christmas Reminds Us That Jesus is God by Jared C. Wilson

Christians stand on this confession not because it is a sweet sentimentality at holiday time, but because we know that it is integral to Christ’s gospel.

Dec 24, 2018

Immanuel by Adam McClendon

We are in real danger of allowing the disappointments of life to discolor our understanding of God.

Dec 23, 2018

Good Cheer for Christmas by Charles Spurgeon

Let all heaven say "Amen" to the praises of our hearts, and let the multitude of thy children here on earth, for whom this feast is spread, laud and magnify and bless thy name.

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.