Today's Devotions

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Showcase: Assorted Treats

  • All Things Working To the Glory of God: Stephen’s Martyrdom +

    God works in mysterious ways– Read More
  • God's Love For Us +

    The well of love God has for us is deeper than our imaginations can grasp-- Read More
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Audio & Video

Brené Brown: Listening to shame

about-brene-brownAll day long my disgrace is before me, and shame has covered my face . . . Psalm 44

. . . through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. Revelation 22

Read more: Brené Brown: Listening to shame

Culture Care: Tilling The Soils of Culture Makoto Fujimura Mark 4:1-9 (The Gathering)

makotofujimuraWhat does Jesus's parable about seeds have to do with the church? Makoto Fujimara spoke in January at the Gathering in Chapel Hill about this parable, and gave Spirit-inspired insight about the church representing the soil, or terrain, in the parable. A link to the sermon is below, as well as the passage itself. 

Read more: Culture Care: Tilling The Soils of Culture Makoto Fujimura Mark 4:1-9 (The Gathering)

The Call of Jericho Road by Tim Keller

kellWhat does it mean to follow Christ? Tim Keller discusses God's love, and the holiness of God, the otherness of God, and Christ's call to follow him, acting as the Good Samaritan did.

Luke 10:25-37 New International Version (NIV)

The Parable of the Good Samaritan

On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. "Teacher," he asked, "what must I do to inherit eternal life?"

"What is written in the Law?" he replied. "How do you read it?"

He answered, "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'[a]; and, 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'[b]"

Read more: The Call of Jericho Road by Tim Keller

Prophet, Priest and King-a sermon by Jamie Munson of Mars Hill/Seattle

Pastor-Jamie-Munson-ResizedJamie Munson of Mars Hill Church spoke at the Sticky Teams Conference in October (2010) about how Jesus' role as Prophet, Priest, and King applies to church leadership. Below is a link to his talk, with a question and answer session.


Reflections to Consider

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Audio & Video

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  • Eat This Book, Eugene Peterson +

    Eugene Peterson’s book, Eat This Book gets its name from Revelation 10:9-10 when John asks for the scroll containing God’s Read More
  • Martin Luther’s Quiet Time, Walter Trobisch +

    Martin Luther had a barber named Peter Beskendorf who asked his world-famous customer and doctor of theology, "Dr. Luther, how Read More
  • Storytelling +

    Eugene Peterson discusses his influences as a writer, as well as how and why he created the Message translation. This 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
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Hidden Blessings

  • Separated Unto the Holy Ghost (Andrew Murray) +

    Below is chapter 3 from the book, Absolute Surrender by Andrew Murray, a South African "Now there were in the Read More
  • The Human Body and Spiritual Growth: Dallas Willard +

    In Christian Educator's Handbook on Spiritual Formation, edited by James Wilhoit of Wheaton College. "Spiritual formation" is the process through Read More
  • January 28 Devotional: Oswald Chambers +

    Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me? —Acts 26:14 Read More
  • Coupla Things by Julie Moore +

    It has occurred to me that maybe more people would read my blog if the posts were shorter. I'm not Read More
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