Resources by Theme: Devotional

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.

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 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.