Easter Devotionals 2017-03-26T19:11:49+00:00

Gospel Transformation

I can remember the wind blowing through my hair (back when I had it) as I raced down the street. Dangerously looking over my should to be sure my whole family was watching. Next, I would show them all how high I could jump now, and then maybe...

Does the Resurrection Really Matter?

What does Christ’s resurrection mean to you? Is it simply an event in the distant past with little relevance for 2017, or does it affect how you think and act each day? Many people look at Easter as an occasion for attending church, purchasing...

All of Grace is My Story

Timothy Keller is the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, which he started in 1989. For over twenty years he has led a diverse congregation of young professionals that has grown to a weekly attendance of...

The Fuel To Stand Firm

“Pain is weakness leaving the body.” That is what the back of the shirt said. When I signed on the dotted line to become a recruit, which gave me the opportunity to become a United States Marine, that is the shirt they handed me. I thought...

A Lesson from the Lonely Ember

I once heard a story of an old pastor in England. He had labored faithfully in a small town, and pastored a church there for many years. Though the church never grew to be very large, he was loved by all his parishioners, and had a reputation...

Live Like the New You

Have you ever wondered if it's OK to have a favorite Bible verse? Or maybe even a chapter or book? If such a thing is permissible, I believe this text would be in my top 5 favorite passages of Scripture ever. In fact, it is the first portion of Scripture that...

Are We Free?

I’m sure you have heard of Stockholm Syndrome. It is defined as a feeling of trust or affection felt in certain cases of kidnapping or hostage-taking by a victim toward a captor. It seems insane to us that someone would fall in love with someone...

Better Together

We often read the Bible by ourselves, whether in the study or on the porch with our morning coffee. It’s a good thing to study Scripture on our own, but doing so suggests it was written for personal use. In the early church, however, the Scriptures were...

Happiness Comes When You Aren’t Searching For It

“Dad, where’s that (fill any toy in the blank)?” This is a question my wife and I get on a daily basis. If you have children you know this all to well. We go through a list of places it could be, and while looking something else catches their eye and the...