Today's Devotions

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  • Fruit of the Spirit: Love +

    Love nurtures each of these fruits—for me it is the root of the tree of my life Read More
  • Melchizedek: A Royal Priest-Precursor of Jesus +

    Who was Melichizedek, and why does this barely mentioned priest, from an unknown country, play such a prominent role with 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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  • Witnesses for Jesus by Tim Keller (Mark 15) +

    Tim Keller discusses the significance of the women and men who saw Jesus die, buried, and resurrected.  Read More
  • Prayer-bringing light into darkness by NT Wright +

    NT Wright discusses the importance of prayer in maintaining a relationship with Jesus. Read More
  • After darkness, light-the reformation by Michael Reeves +

    Michael Reeves discusses the transformative power of bringing Jesus to the world at the heart of the Reformation. Read More
  • The Esther Option-Living in a fallen world by Mike Cosper +

    The following is an excerpt from an article on The Gospel Coalition website. Read More
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Hidden Blessings

  • Falling in Love With God +

    “falling in love with God,” as Boa’s subtitle for the facet explains. In this approach we attempt to enter into Read More
  • One Holy Fire, Nicky Cruz +

    The introduction to One Holy Fire, Let the Spirit Ignite Your Soul establishes Cruz’s desire to awaken the passion and Read More
  • Transformed +

    Webster defines devotion as “love, loyalty, or enthusiasm for a person, activity or cause.” How do we fall in love Read More
  • A Christ-Life Through Spiritual Alignment +

    A Christ-Life Through Spiritual Alignment Something has gone wrong deep within me and gets the better of me every time. Read More
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