Today's Devotions

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Showcase: Freedom

  • Freedom of Simplicity, Richard Foster +

    In Freedom of Simplicity Foster gently encourages us to see that our identity, our sense of comfort and security must Read More
  • Freedom and Authority-by JI Packer +

    "Authority" is a word that makes most people think of law and order, direction and restraint, command and control, dominance Read More
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Do I encourage others--give them courage to be who Christ is calling them to be, who the Spirit of Christ is directing them, or do I promote complacency, and trample on God's Spirit?

Do I want Christ and his power and the concomitant suffering the world churns up as a result, or do I want the things of this world, and the wonderfully corrupt holographic security it offers.

Who am I--a child of God, called by Christ, or a child of the world, called to be apart from God? Am I willing to live the Bible, and follow what Christ says, or do I want to only study it, and stay safe inside my church cocoon?

The video below isfrom the 2009 Torrey conference at Biola University, and the speaker is Francis Chan, author of Crazy Love. Interestingly, this was given before Francis decided to leave his congregation of over 15 years and follow the Spirit's leading.

Reflections to Consider

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Publications

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Music

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Audio & Video

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Favorites

  • Walking towards Easter: Jesus's Tears +

    These scriptures reflect the pain and suffering, the tears Jesus felt leading up to his crucifixion. Read More
  • Culitvating Good Fruit +

    Proverbs 15:23: To make an apt answer is a joy to a man, and a word in season, how good Read More
  • Living after Easter +

    Acts 1:8.  But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my Read More
  • Loving like Jesus and the good, good Father +

    Jesus calls his disciples--and us--to love. Read More
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Hidden Blessings

  • Easter: transforming how we relate to others +

    As we prepare for Easter, let’s prayerfully consider some questions regarding John 17. Read More
  • Jesus as the cultivator of our heart +

    Day after day our heart experiences dozens and hundreds of interactions: with others, with news stories,  with our thoughts, or Read More
  • Sing to the Lord: Thinking about to praise God each day with songs from our hearts +

    One of the overriding themes throughout scripture is praising God regardless of our circumstances. Read More
  • A focus on blessing others +

    We are called to be a blessing to the world first to those around us. Read More
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