Resources by Theme: Devotional

Apr 19

When Trials Become Joy by Kath Thomas

Despite my despair and self-pity when trials come my way, He lovingly draws me to Himself and reminds me there is so much more.

Apr 18

The Lamentation of a Sinner

Confessions of Henry VIII's Sixth Wife

Though a relatively short work, Queen Katherine Parr's The Lamentation of a Sinner is a deeply personal and overwhelmingly theological confession of her unworthiness for the grace of God.

Apr 18

The Kingdom of God is Radically New by David McLemore

Jesus is not the poster boy for old-time religion. He’s not the Bible Belt co-pilot. He’s not the post-modern homeboy. Jesus is the covenant-making God filling up the old in himself and pouring out the newness we long for.

Apr 16

Aging and Finishing Well by David Alan Black

 I deeply believe that for those of us who are over 60, the most profound growth still lies ahead of us.

Apr 16

The Silver Chair and the Solas by Jason G. Duesing

For those of us living in the twenty-first century, how one understands the relationship of their faith in Christ and their obedience to Christ makes all the difference for living a life of joy and God-glorifying freedom. 

Apr 15

I Used To Be by Adam Kareus

We long for the whitewashed memories to be a present reality.

Apr 14

It Will be Well by Charles Spurgeon

O beloved, if God declares that all is well, ten thousand devils may declare it to be ill, but we laugh them all to scorn. 

Apr 12

Jesus Is Better Than The Church by Rebekah Hannah

Jesus defines the church, but the church does not define Jesus.

Apr 12

Holy Weakness by Nathan Clinkscales

The grace of God meets my identity crisis and reminds me that I am approved by God in Christ, and the approval of man I can never earn.

Apr 11

How to Sleep When You’re Afraid by Seth McDevitt

One day my eyelids will do what they were made to do.

Apr 11

Seen by the Unseen by Jim Elliff

Among the panoply of spiritual beings said to see into our world, none is more pervasive, interested, and involved than God himself.

Apr 10

When You Make Your Bed In Hell by Andrea Burke

I wanted the Bible to fit my story. I didn’t want any impositions.

Apr 10

Simply Profound Yet Profoundly Simple

The Paradox of the Gospel and the Mandate for a Robust Witness

God’s people must not settle for only a rudimentary knowledge of God’s saving message.

Apr 9

You're Dead, Start Acting Like It by Chris Thomas

“To live is Christ and to die is gain” is more than a hashtag for your Instagram account; it’s theology clothed with flesh.

Apr 9

Giving Ourselves Fully to God by Casey Lewis

We must carefully balance between conformity and non-conformity by purposing to no longer be conformed to the world and by being transformed by the renewal of our minds.

Apr 8

Love Actuarially by Jared C. Wilson

Christian, the Lord knows you are not an asset to the organization. 

Apr 8

Who Is God, Anyway? by Kristin Spann

We understand that loving doesn’t always mean doing what others want, but doing what serves them best. 

Apr 5

The God Who Heals by Kristen Wetherell

Does Jesus want to heal you? In this lifetime, it’s possible he does. 

Apr 5

Big Reflections on Small Phrases

Recovering Meditation

Though there was a desert around him, there was no desert in his soul.

Apr 4

Christ Fulfilled the Law by Russell L. Meek

The overhwleming answer to the question: how can an unholy people enter into God’s presence and live?

Apr 4

3 Reflections on Turning 40 by Tim Counts

I turned 40 last month and as I reflect on God’s goodness in my life and on what I have to look forward to in Christ, my soul is full and content. I can’t wait for the future, gray hair and all.

Apr 3

Trusting God In Your Waiting Season by Katie McCoy

If the pace of our lives is in His hands, then even our seasons of silence are for a purpose that goes way beyond our current circumstance. 

Apr 2

The Kingdom of God is for Sinners by David McLemore

Are you sick enough for the Good Doctor, Jesus? If so, rejoice! The kingdom of God is at hand, and it’s coming for you!

Apr 1

You Believe the Prosperity Gospel by Jared C. Wilson

Here are 4 ways ordinary evangelicals like you and me sometimes fall prey to a kind of prosperity gospel in our thinking.

Mar 31

By His Stripes We Are Healed by Charles Spurgeon

Believer in Jesus, can you gaze upon him without tears, as he stands before you the mirror of agonizing love?

Mar 29

The Quietly Poured-Out Life of Lilias Trotter by Allyson Todd

We should slay the lurking thought that obedience to God should give something other than Christ.

Mar 29

Why Shouldn’t We Love the World? by Casey Lewis

We shouldn’t love the world because it means we have divided hearts.

Mar 27

Waiting on Jesus by Kole Farney

Have you found yourself walking through seasons of great anticipation only to end up crawling through disappointment?

Mar 26

Don't Stumble Over the Simplicity of Jesus by Michael Kelley

There is a blessed kind of simplicity for the Christian who is convinced of the providential love of God in Christ.​

Mar 26

What Does It Mean for God to Be Our Father? by Fred Zaspel

Even if your earthly father was a failure, here you come to experience fatherly love in its ideal. Here is a Father who has committed himself to provide for us, his children, in exactly every way we need, and he has promised to direct our every step for our good and his glory.​

Mar 25

Life is Improv by Adam Kareus

We are living in a society that is becoming more isolated from each other.

Mar 24

Rejoice in Your King by Charles Spurgeon

Exiles though we be, we rejoice in our King; yea, in him we exceedingly rejoice, while in his name we set up our banners.

Mar 22

The One Life Dream That Makes a Girl Blush by Andrea Burke

We’ve gone so far down the road of feminism that we’ve forgotten how to proudly be feminine.

Mar 21

Seasons of Waiting by David McAlpin

Usually waiting doesn’t seem to make much sense or have much purpose at the time, but that is a sheerly human perspective, bound and shackled by our mortal limitations.

Mar 20

Hallmark Movies, Marriage, and Church by Whitney Putnam

In our highly educated and Biblical competent circles, we all know marriage is important, but as leaders in ministry, is caring for our marriage our utmost goal beyond abiding in Christ? 

Mar 14

When the Authoritative Jesus Shows Up by David McLemore

Jesus has the authority to fix everything in the deepest part of your being and no one can stop him.

Mar 12

The Harmonics of the Old Testament by Randall McKinion

The theology of the OT often rides on the harmonics created by the songs and poems breathed out by the Holy Spirit through the skillful pen of His prophets.

Mar 10

The Path of Trouble is the Way Home by Charles Spurgeon

Lord, make this thought a pillow for many a weary head!

Mar 7

Don’t Domesticate God with Words by Matthew Barrett

If our God-talk doesn’t respect him who is incomprehensible, we risk worshiping a glorified version of our own likeness. But if our posture is one of humility—faith seeking understanding—then our stammering turns into worship.​

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.