Devotionals

Asked and Answered
May 8, 2024 | Devotionals

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls” (Matthew 11:28–29, esv). The Bible says, “You do not have, because you do not […]

Revive
May 7, 2024 | Devotionals

“Come, let us return to the Lord; for he has torn us, that he may heal us; he has struck us down, and he will bind us up. After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will raise us up, that we may live before him” (Hosea 6:1–2, esv). When we […]

Rooster Crow
May 2, 2024 | Devotionals

After a little while the bystanders came up and said to Peter, “Certainly you too are one of them, for your accent betrays you.” Then he began to invoke a curse on himself and to swear, “I do not know the man.” And immediately the rooster crowed (Matthew 26:73–74, esv). Have you ever heard a […]

Strength in Weakness
April 30, 2024 | Devotionals

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and […]

Hold Tight
April 25, 2024 | Devotionals

His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises (2 Peter 1:3–4a, esv). Precious is not a kindergarten word. When five-year-olds get […]

Pursuing the Way of Authenticity
April 23, 2024 | Devotionals

Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? (Matthew 7:1-3) […]

The One You Really Need
April 18, 2024 | Devotionals

Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength (Isaiah 40:28–29, esv). It’s hard enough […]

Triage
April 11, 2024 | Devotionals

If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you (1 Peter 4:14, ESV). When life is hard and you’re in pain, you need to ask yourself a revealing question: “Am I suffering in a trial, or is my pain a consequence […]

The Common Need
April 9, 2024 | Devotionals

And all who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need (Acts 2:44–45, ESV). One characteristic of God’s family is an inherent willingness to give. The believers in the early church “had all things in common” (Acts […]

That Special Someone
April 4, 2024 | Devotionals

My brothers, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and someone brings him back, let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins (James 5:19–20, esv). “Anyone,” meet “someone.” The beauty of this passage from James 5 is […]