Devotionals

From Ordinary to Extraordinary

From Ordinary to Extraordinary

“God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God.” – 1 Corinthians 1:28–29 It is often said that exceptionalism or heroism comes when an ordinary …

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Latest Studies Show Brighter Future for Religion in America

Latest Studies Show Brighter Future for Religion in America

A number of studies by different highly regarded sources, both religious-based and secular, are showing that religion makes people happier, more productive in their communities and disputes the belief that religion might be on its way out in the face of growing secularism. Religion makes people happier The Pew Research …

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Does What We Wear to Church Even Matter Anymore?

Does What We Wear to Church Even Matter Anymore?

Traditional and contemporary churches have been competing for years to increase attendance and it seems like the contemporary churches have won out in the popularity contest. In these churches, you see people dressed in all manner… jeans, yoga pants, t-shirts, flip-flops… it seems that anything goes. The message you often …

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Treat Others with Love Rather than Judge

Treat Others with Love Rather than Judge

“Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.” – Luke 6:37 Judgemental assumptions We need to show kind and loving patience with others. Someone may be short with us or seem cranky on a …

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When Success Turns to Sin

When Success Turns to Sin

In our modern world, especially in America, success is often measured in the accumulation of more. We are taught this from a young age, especially boys… “Bigger, better, faster, stronger, more.” Competition, acquisition, and accumulation are indoctrinated into our way of thinking, and it pervades every endeavor we undertake. This …

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Can God Cure Your Marriage?

Can God Cure Your Marriage?

Marriage is important to God God created both man and woman and brought them together so they should not be two individuals, but be joined and become united as one. Genesis 2 24 tells us, “Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, …

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The Secret to Applying the Bible to Your Daily Life

The Secret to Applying the Bible to Your Daily Life

One challenge many people face is understanding how to apply the Scriptures to their daily lives. Luckily, the answers lie within the Bible itself. With all the technological advances we have today, we might be inclined to think that the Bible can’t address the differences in the world we live …

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