Devotionals

Ruled Out
February 12, 2020 | Devotionals, Freedom, New life, Repentance

But now we are released from the law, having died to that which held us captive, so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit and not in the old way of the written code (Romans 7:6, esv). What are the five things Christians aren’t supposed to do? Maybe for you and your […]

Put it in Perspective
February 9, 2020 | Authority, Devotionals, Eternity, Faith, God's character, God's greatness

When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him (Psalm 8:3–4, esv)? Creation reminds us how little we are. When we stand on […]

By Faith Alone
February 5, 2020 | Devotionals, Faith, Goals, God's power, God's Word, Perseverance, Strength

And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him (Hebrews 11:6, esv). The message of faith permeates not only Hebrews 11, but the entire New Testament. You’ll find faith on every page and in every […]

A Welcome Devotional
February 2, 2020 | Devotionals

The 2020 Challenge
January 1, 2020 | Bible study, Devotionals, Discipline, God's Word

As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God (Psalm 42:1, esv). What does a new decade hold for you? Are you longing for something new, better, different? Are you tired of flipping pages on the calendar and going through the motions of your life? Want to make a […]

Bitter Doesn’t Make it Better
November 17, 2017 | Devotionals

See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no “root of bitterness” springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled (Hebrews 12:15, esv). Maybe you’re in one of those seasons of life where you really don’t want to accept what’s happening right now. Maybe, if you’re […]

Noisy or Nice?
November 17, 2017 | Devotionals

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal (1 Corinthians 13:1, esv). I doubt you’ve ever had an angel talk to you. But if it were to happen to you someday, I’m guessing his speech would be more articulate […]

What Your Kids Need Most From You
March 28, 2011 | Children, Devotionals, Family

“Let only word(s) . . .good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear.”  Ephesians 4:29 So what is it that your kids need most from you?  Love? Food? Shelter? As the father who raised teenagers, I wonder if most kids would say “cash.” Joking […]