Today's Devotions

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Showcase: Being an elder

  • Who are you? The roles of elder, pastor and congregation +

    Todd Nighswonger of Cornerstone Simi Church, talked about the role of elders, pastors, and the congregation living in community. http://storage.cornerstonesimi.com/sermons/audio/11_103_A_People_of_Worth_pt3.mp3 Read More
  • A Letter from an Elder Completing His Term by Kevin DeYoung +

    At our Consistory meeting last week I asked all those whose terms were ending to share a few reflections and Read More
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Letters by a Modern Mystic by Frank Laubach
Simple but astonishing in its example of what discipline and perseverance can accomplish in a relationship with the Father.

A list of prayer sites, prayers and a place to list your prayer.

Litany of the Love of God composed by His Holiness Pope Pius IV. Wonderful litany that can be read silently or in a group.

Contemplative Prayer
Provides a list of other prayer websites, such as Anglican Prayer Beads, Stations of the Cross, Centering Prayer, Teresa of Avila, The Wreath of Christ, Entering the Gate Called Beautiful, Spiritual Direction

Apostleship of Prayer “mission … is to encourage Christians to make a daily offering of themselves to the Lord for the coming of God’s kingdom and for the Holy Father’s monthly intentions. This habit of prayer develops a Eucharistic spirituality of solidarity with the Body of Christ and loving service to others.”

St. John Adult Ed website that provides a PowerPoint presentation based on Richard Foster’s Finding the Heart’s True Home

Uncensored Prayer by Henri Nouwen
Nouwen provides clear insight on why we need to be real, open and honest when we communicate with God.

Sacred Space daily online prayer. “We invite you to make a 'Sacred Space' in your day, and spend ten minutes, praying here and now, as you sit at your computer, with the help of on-screen guidance and scripture chosen specially every day.”

Answered Prayers
As the website indicates, a listing of answered prayers for people who use the prayer resources at the Biltmore Baptist Church in Asheville, NC.

Lord, teach us how to pray
Exhaustive number of options for prayer resources, including a virtual retreat.

Reflections to Consider

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Publications

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Music

  • Magnificent

    Few songs capture the entrancing, humbling, overwhelming awe I experience in the presence of God. Magnificent, a song by U2 Read More
  • Effortlessly

    Effortlessly, Love flows from God into man, Like a bird Who rivers the air Without moving her wings. Thus we Read More
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Audio & Video

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The Hit List

  • Gifts of the Holy Spirit: Prophecy, by Dr. Wayne Grudem +

    A fascinating discussion of the nature of prophecy in the 21st century, by Wayne Grudem. He became Research Professor of Read More
  • Baptism in and Filling with the Holy Spirit: a talk by Wayne Grudem +

    Thoughtful, considerate discussion of the role of the Holy Spirit in a Christ-centered life. Read More
  • The Relationship of Husband and Wife (Part 1): Wayne Grudem +

    What does it mean to be a husband? What is the role of the wife? How did God originally intend Read More
  • Part Two of Wayne Grudem on Husbands and Wives +

    This is part two of Wayne Grudem's discussion of the relationship of husband and wife in marriage and in creation. Read More
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Gems

  • The Community of Jesus +

    What does it mean to be a Christian? Tim Keller, pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in NYC, makes a compelling Read More
  • Life as an Alien +

    Timothy Keller, the pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in NYC, provides an inspiring portrayal of what the church is supposed Read More
  • Real Living +

    The Community of Jesus by Tim Keller-notes from a blog Keller takes us through the sermon on the Mount focusing Read More
  • Does God Control Everything?: Tim Keller sermon +

    Tim Keller, pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in NYC, has an insightful discussion about free will, pre-destination and God's omnipotence, Read More
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