Devotionals

The Top Ten Lies About God’s Will

“Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.” Ephesians 5:17 Satan, rubbing his hands together, speaks, “If I can just keep them confused about God’s will, their lives will be ruined. If they’ll just believe my lies about what He wants for them, their relationships will fall apart! They’ll constantly question […]

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Can Christians Have Boundaries?

“If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.” Romans 12:18 Boundaries are so important. As a Christian, legalism and guilt can cause us to think we’re not allowed to have boundaries. Many will attempt to take advantage of our identity, as if we’re to be overlooked, our […]

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The #1 Problem of Today’s Church

“But I have this against you: You have abandoned your first love.” Revelation 2:4 We’ve lost sight of our first love in our churches: Jesus. As a result, many Sunday gatherings are extremely damaging to the souls of patrons. Because the “devout” have taken their gaze off Christ, the New Covenant isn’t being taught. Instead, […]

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When an Atheist Blames God

“But you must not forget this one thing, dear friends: A day is like a thousand years to the Lord, and a thousand years is like a day.” 2 Peter 3:8 We have a lot of expectations for God. “If you’re real, then fix this!” “If you love me you would not let this happen!” […]

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Gentleness and Respect

“Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect” See 1 Peter 3:15 We live in a world of social media. It’s very sad, but some people, even Christians, are looking for an opportunity to […]

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He Must Increase, I Must Decrease?

“But now He has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy, unblemished, and blameless in His presence” Colossians 1:22 I normally will build up to my point in each devotional, but let’s just get right to it: GOD DOES NOT EXPECT CHRISTIANS TO DECREASE SO CHRIST CAN INCREASE. I’d love […]

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When Kobe Died

“You do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.” James 4:14 “Dad! It’s Mom!” Grace yells with eyes wide open, stretching out her clutched phone while sitting on the bleachers. “What.” I reply, not asking a question, but […]

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Making an Idol of Making Idols

“Every good and perfect gift is from above” See James 1:17 “Dad, you’re crazy! Why are you like this?!” my daughter blurts out. “I don’t know, Grace, you tell me. You’re just like me!” “No, I’m like Mom.” “Nope! You’re more of me than you are of your mom. The dad is 51% responsible for […]

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Is Christian Universalism True?

“Today if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts” See Hebrews 3:15 The answer to the title of this devotional is, “No, Christian Universalism is not true.” If it were, we would have to ignore quite a bit of Scripture about three things: Choosing to believe Evangelism Warnings about hell What is Christian […]

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