Index

SECTIONS

Your Relationship with God

Fellowship

Love

Serving

The Book of John

The Book of Acts

The Book of Romans

The Book of James

The Teachings of Jesus

Your Relationship with God

THE SIMPLE TRUTH

We can consolidate the Bible down to three things: The battle between good and evil, our salvation, and following Jesus Christ.

THE BOOK OF ACTS

A collection of Brief Devotionals (under 5 minutes) on the Book of Acts. Discover how the Christian church was born.

THE WAY FORWARD

A selection of Brief Devotionals to help you identify God’s clear direction and your personal path forward.

THE WAY THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE

It’s not possible to describe all that Jesus means to us.  He is all things.  We can find Him in every aspect of our lives.

TRUSTING JESUS

This collection of brief devotionals will help you find a new connection to God and a reaffirmation of your reasons for trusting Jesus.

GOD IN YOUR LIFE

A list of blog posts that will challenge you to consider the role God is playing in your life. Listen for the voice of God as you read.

THE PATH TO VICTORY

Following Jesus Christ is your path to victory.  The Bible is your guide book.  More mature Christians, should be your travel companions.

WALKING WITH JESUS

Being a Christian is not always easy.  No matter what our struggles might be, it’s important for us to stand strong in our faith.

THINKING ABOUT GOD

Seven brief Bible study devotionals designed to help you organize your thoughts about God and push away the distractions of the world.

YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD

A collection of brief devotionals and Bible studies to help you focus on your relationshipw with God in worship and fellowship with others.

YOUR SERVICE TO GOD

A collection of links to various blog posts that are concerned with serving God and our personal connection to God.

EVALUATING YOUR FAITH

Links to a collection of blog posts that will challenge you to slow down and take stock of your walk with Jesus.

LET GOD BE YOUR GUIDE

You need a relationship with God to know what He wants from you.

FINDING GOD ON THE INTERNET

How to use the Internet to help others find God

GOD WANTS TO MEET YOU

A long list of reasons to move closer to God

ARE YOU PRAYING TOO MUCH?

Suggestions on how to connect with God through prayer

WHY YOU CANNOT SERVE GOD AND MONEY

Everything we have belongs to God.

THE MEEK SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH

Seeking to meet God’s standard in our own power is absolutely impossible.

THE WAY OF WORLD IS NOT THE WAY OF THE PEACE

When we turn our gaze toward Jesus and seek to follow His teaching, everything changes.

GOD WILL BE WITH YOU

God will be with you no matter what you’re going through.

7 WAYS TO BE CLOSER TO GOD

A list of simple steps to help you move closer to God

STANDING IN THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD

Your faith in Jesus Christ has made God available to you whenever you need Him.

GROWING IN THE LORD

Study of a list of qualities that should be inside of each and every Christian believer

RECONNECTING WITH GOD

Like any other relationship, staying connected takes a sincere effort on your part.

PLAY TO WIN!

When we focus on God, the prize is guaranteed.

WHERE ARE YOU AT SPIRITUALLY?

Carefully consider your walk with the Lord and make certain you are on the right path.

THE ROLLER COASTER OF LIFE

Hardship is an opportunity to experience the power of God.

YOUR FAITH IN GOD

Your faith in God is the assurance that all will be made right.

THE EMPTY TOMB

The empty tomb was designed to demonstrate that God is in complete control.

KNOW THE WORD OF GOD

A detailed study of the Bible will solidify your relationship with God.

STAY FOCUSED ON GOD

A list of steps to help you focus on God and develop a solid foundation

CONNECTING WITH GOD

A consideration of how we are best connected to God

THE PARABLES OF JESUS

A summary of the teaching found in the Parables of Jesus

SALVATION

A fundamental understanding of God, the Bible, and Salvation

I NEED GOD

A list of reasons why we all need God

KNOW THE ENEMY

How to overcome the devil

YOUR PLACE IN THE BODY OF CHRIST

How to discover and nourish your role in the Body of Christ

LIFE IS SUFFERING

God will turn your suffering into enormous gain.

GOD’S TRAINING MANUAL

The Bible is not a rule book; it is your training manual.

GOD’S ORIGAMI

You are God’s work in progress.  Let him take control.

OUR BELIEF IN ONE GOD

Our belief in one God is central to who we are as followers of Jesus Christ.

JUDGMENT DAY

God still has the final say.

OUR GOD IS GREAT

Our God is the essence of greatness.

IN THE BEGINNING

Consider how our journey with God started.

SIGNS GOD IS CALLING YOU

Spend some time alone with God seeking clear direction and he will guide you toward your personal mission.

LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS

Let your light shine!

BUILT FROM THE GROUND UP

God had designed you just the way you are.

A FRACTION IS ALL YOU NEED

We only know a tiny fraction of all that Jesus did during his ministry.

APPLES AND ORANGES

Take charge of what you grow in your life.

TRAVEL TO ANOTHER WORLD

All our questions about God will one day be answered.

CHRISTIANS ARE BLESSED

Praise God that we have been transformed!  Praise God for giving us the power to overcome the evil of this world.

A READY SERVANT

Jesus will return one day. There’s nothing we should want more than to be found to be a ready servant on His arrival.

STAND UP FOR JESUS

Stand up for Jesus by following his teaching and demonstrating to those around you the value of knowing our Savior Jesus Christ.

CHANGE

We can’t be resistant to change.  As followers of Jesus Christ, the path we take needs to be His path and not our own.

Fellowship

DO I NEED TO GO TO CHURCH?

How to find a good church/worship experience

BUILDING A CHRISTIAN CHURCH

Great things can be accomplished when churches work together.

THE SCIENTIFIC PATH TO GOD

Working together as one body is the key to success in our walk with the Lord.

PREACHING AND TEACHING

Listen to many teachers and consider many points of view while diligently pursuing your own personal study of the Bible.

FELLOWSHIP

An essential part of being a Christian is to have fellowship with other believers.

WHAT DOES FELLOWSHIP MEAN?

Christian fellowship starts with Jesus.

THE ROLLS ROYCE OF RELIGION

Where you worship is not as important as who you worship.

ROADMAP FOR CHRISTIANS

The ultimate guide for following Jesus is the Word of God.

FOLLOWERS OF JESUS CHRIST

Fellowship with God starts with your love for Jesus.

BE THE PEACEMAKER

Use your wisdom from God to make peace.

POINTED IN THE SAME DIRECTION

Followers of Jesus should be working together.

ALL OR NOTHING

God wants all of you.

BALANCE

Look for the path that will benefit others.

REVIVAL

The church needs to train believers for revival.

Love

WHAT DOES GOD WANT FROM YOU?

God wants you to respond in all situations with love

SERVE THE LORD WITH ALL YOUR HEART

Take God with you wherever you go and respond in all situations with love

WITH GOD THERE ARE NO LIMITS

You have been granted the ability to transmit God’s love into the lives of those around you.

CHRISTIANS ARE DIFFERENT

Compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience, bounded together with love.

WALK IN THE LIGHT

When you make a decision to follow Jesus, you have made a decision to walk in the light.

UNITED IN LOVE

Our common goal is to serve God by loving one another.

Serving

WILDERNESS GUIDE

All followers of Jesus Christ are wilderness guides.  We lead by example.  We are always ready to share the details of our faith.

GIVE

Our time, our money, our personal possessions, and our emotional support are all resources that God has provided for us to share with others.

TEAM WORK

When every member of the body of Christ are working together as they should, extraordinary things can be accomplished.

YOU HAVE BEEN CHOSEN

As a follower of Jesus Christ, you were most likely selected by God before you were born. God selected you to be his representative.

WE ALL CAN DO MORE

Followers of Jesus Christ are blessed with a reservoir of spiritual endurance that provides unlimited potential.

BIBLICAL DIRECTION

Bible study can be challenging. Several tools are provided in this post that make finding clear Biblical direction quick and easy.

THE ROAD TO SERVING GOD

We each have a different route to take in our effort to serve God. Here you will find several options to help you plan your journey.

500 WORDS OR LESS

I would like to hear your thoughts and experiences.  How might we as followers of Jesus Christ better serve God by serving others?

YOU ARE GOD’S GREATEST HOPE

Look for opportunities to serve those around you

PROMINENT PASTORS SHARE THEIR THOUGHTS ON SERVING GOD

Different views on what it means to serve God

SERVING GOD BY SERVING OTHERS TOGETHER

Working as a team to serve God brings great reward.

ACTIONS NOT WORDS

A true follower of Jesus pushes the devil aside and makes the time to take action.

LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOU LOVE YOURSELF

A consideration of the best way to help panhandlers

WORKING FOR GOD

Our motivation for service to others should strictly be inspired by our love for God.

CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST

You have been crucified with Christ when you have transformed your life in service to God.

LEARNING FROM THE PAST

As followers of Jesus, we should also imitate His way of life by loving and sacrificially serving others.

HOW TO PLEASE GOD

Our mission as believers is to help others enjoy the same joyful spirit that has been given to us.

FINDING WAYS TO SERVE GOD

As a follower of Jesus, our lives need to be in constant service to God.

FOLLOWING GOD’S WILL

When you take what you learn and put it into action, you will be blessed.

PUT ON THE ARMOR OF GOD

If you’re going to serve God, you need to be ready for an attack from the enemy.

GO INTO ALL THE WORLD

How you can share your faith with others

CONSUMER CHRISTIANITY

Taking what Christianity has without giving back is consumer Christianity.

LIFETIME CRUISE

Followers of Jesus should do and teach as He did.

REAP WHAT YOU SOW

You get what you give.

WHAT WE’RE HERE FOR

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The Book of John

THE BOOK OF JOHN

A collection of Brief Bible Devotionals (under 5 minutes) that will take you through the Gospel of John from beginning to end.

FOLLOWING JESUS

Stay focused on Jesus and follow His commands.

ETERNAL LIFE

The resurrection of Jesus.

ON THE WAY TO THE CROSS

The events that took Jesus to the cross.

WHO IS JESUS?

Jesus is God.

A PRAYER FROM JESUS

Jesus teaches us that the love of God powers everything.

VICTORY IN JESUS

Before Jesus left this world he promised victory.

THE ULTIMATE TEACHER

Jesus commands His followers to love one another.

THE ROAD TO JERUSALEM

Jesus continued to teach as He was about to die.

BLINDED BY THE LIGHT

Many have a hard time seeing Jesus.

JESUS REVEALED

Jesus establishes His true identity.

THE MANY NAMES OF JESUS

The divine presence of Jesus.

JESUS CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE

An introduction to the Gospel of John

The Book of Acts

MORE THAN MIRACLES

Once you are connected to God through the gift of the Holy Spirit, you are in a position to be used by God in a miraculous way.

SILVER AND GOLD

Our miraculous powers are brought to life when we stand together in service to God, following the teachings of Jesus.

SEARCH THE WORD OF GOD

If we follow religious leaders without checking their words against our own personal study of the Bible, we are turning our back on God.

THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD

The apostles actually enjoyed being flogged – they were proud to suffer pain like Jesus. And they continued to share the gospel.

THE NEW TEMPLE

God’s temple is now inside of all the followers of Jesus Christ where the Holy Spirit has taken up residence.

SPREAD THE WORD

Make an effort to share the word wherever you go, just as the Apostles and disciples did in Jerusalem, Samaria, and beyond.

TRANSFORMED

God is in complete control and can instantly turn hatred into love.  God can make the blind see and He can bring the dead back to life.

THE AWESOME POWER OF GOD

We have the ability to access the awesome power of God by going to our knees and acting out of sincere love for God.

ALL ARE WELCOME

Our mission as true believers is to make certain all feel welcome to seek and know the saving grace of God through Jesus Christ.

CHURCH

The church as a disjointed conglomerate of varying ideologies is a diluted version of the true Christian church.

LOVE LIKE A FREIGHT TRAIN

Persecution of the church will always exist, however there is nothing the enemy can do to slow God’s plan. God’s love is like a freight train.

DON’T GET DISTRACTED

We can’t let those trying to distract and disrupt stop us from spreading the Word.  We just need to keep going.

MOUNTAINEERING

God has a purpose for our struggle.  Praise God for every difficult step.  Like the apostle Paul, we need to continue to climb toward God.

AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Salvation by grace was the automatic transmission of the early church and put the missionary work of the apostles into overdrive.

A MEANDERING ROAD

God’s path for your life is never a straight line.  It is a meandering road with a complex mixture of struggle and joy.

IDOL WORSHIP

Idols can become powerful tools of manipulation for the devil to distract and consume the souls of those who are caught up in their snares.

A DIFFICULT JOURNEY

When we look at the life of the apostle Paul, we have to conclude that being a follower of Jesus Christ is not a ticket to an easy life.

THE WAY

The apostle Paul was committed to the truth and nothing could disrupt his preaching the way of Jesus Christ.

GOD IS IN CONTROL

As a follower of Jesus Christ, we need to trust the Lord is with us in every situation. Never let go of your dependency on Him.

GOD’S GRAND PLAN

While the Apostle Paul’s journey to Rome was a long and difficult one, it is clear it was all part of God’s grand plan.

The Book of Romans

DIVISION

We bring glory to God when we represent ourselves as one spirit, forming the body of Christ through our collective love for each other.

PRESCRIPTION FOR CHRISTIAN LIVING

This is the best summation of what it means to be a Christian.  The apostle Paul has bundled everything into a tidy package.

MERCY

Only when we realize God is completely in charge and humble ourselves before Him, are we eligible to receive His mercy.

SECURITY

Once you step over the threshold of faith and place your trust in Jesus Christ nothing can take away your connection to God.

SIN

God has created us in such a way that we will need to constantly wrestle with sin in order to thrive in the eternal world to come.

BAPTISM

Our eternal existence was cut short by the deception of the devil and now as believers we are guaranteed a place in eternity.

Grace = Unmerited Favor

By the grace of God we have been granted a means of escape from this battle and a future filled with peace and joy in the kingdom of heaven.

JUSTIFICATION

When we place our faith in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, it is credited to us as righteousness.  We have received our justification.

AUTOPILOT

We are truly successful when we can switch on the autopilot and operate without a cheat sheet. Our faith in Jesus gives us that confidence.

A PURE HEART

A pure heart focused on serving God by serving others is far superior to any number of religious rituals we attempt to follow.

READING THE INSTRUCTIONS

We are lost. Reading the instructions found in the Bible can save us all from unneeded frustration and despair.

THE BOOK OF ROMANS

Romans is a book about the righteousness of God, how God rescues the world through Jesus; and most importantly, this is a story about unity.

The Book of James

THE BOOK OF JAMES

The book of James is a well-crafted conglomeration of Biblical wisdom designed to point followers of Jesus Christ in the right direction.

LIVING LIFE

Fill your hear with the Word of God.

LOOK IN THE MIRROR

Make sure you are ready of Jesus to return.

WAITING

We wait with awesome anticipation for the return of Jesus.

ONE JUDGE

God is the ultimate authority.

PEACE AND JOY

Move closer to God and discover true peace and joy.

THE ROAD TO SUCCESS

Serving others is true success.

YOUR WORDS ARE LIKE FIRE

Speak in a manner that would make God proud.

SALVATION IS A GIFT FROM GOD

Praise God for your salvation.

WHO IS MOST WORTHY?

Every man is the same in the eyes of God.

TAKE CONTROL

Control your emotions with the help of Jesus.

PERSEVERANCE

Your walk with Jesus requires hard work.

The Teachings of Jesus

THE TEACHINGS OF JESUS

A collection of Brief Bible Devotionals (under 5 minutes) on the most important instruction ever recorded – that is the teachings of Jesus.

THE TRUE VINE

There is no better friend than Jesus.  That friendship is available to anyone willing to listen to His instruction.

READY TO SERVE

Followers of Jesus Christ should be prepared.  We don’t know when Jesus will return so we need to be ready every moment of every day.

GREED

Those who do not know God run around chasing material wealth.  Those who know God rest in the knowledge that He will always take care of them.

THE ENEMY

The enemy will one day be completely destroyed.  Until that day, stay close to Jesus, and you too will find victory.

DECEPTION

When Jesus returns, all of the false teachers will suffer greatly for their selfish gain gathered by exploiting God’s Word.

FORGIVEN

Every misstep is an opportunity to demonstrate God’s love and mercy by offering unconditional forgiveness to our fellow believers.

WHAT MATTERS

What matters is that you have put your faith and trust in Jesus.  We should be all about encouraging others to do the same.

HUMILITY

If we truly trust God like, we will follow the path He places before us without hesitation. His will above our own should be our focus.

PANNING FOR GOLD

When we make a decision to follow Jesus, and put our faith in Him, we become more valuable than gold nuggets and become children of God.

A FINE TREASURE

God has provided us with a way to conquer our human nature and achieve eternal life with Him in the kingdom of heaven.

BREAD MAKING

Jesus did not teach some theoretical doctrine.  He turned on a light to reveal the inner workings of God’s Creation.

ONE MAN

Christianity was started by one man – Jesus – who was sent by God to the earth to save humans from death caused by unrighteousness.

WEEDS

Our eternal existence must somehow be enhanced by the experience of sorting through good and evil on a daily basis.

GERMINATION

The moment a new believer blossoms into a sincere follower of Jesus Christ, God is quick to gather that ripe fruit into His kingdom.

BIBLE STUDY

Jesus is not interested in followers who take short cuts or are so distracted with life they are not fully devoted to His teaching.

RESURRECTION

Our response to Jesus Christ determines our eternal destiny. Jesus rose from the dead and has taken his place at the right hand of God.

MY YOKE IS LIGHT

When you take on the yoke of Jesus you are making a commitment to follow His teaching central of which is to love your neighbor.

SHARING THE GOOD NEWS

When we venture out to share the gospel with anyone we are traveling with Jesus.  And if we are traveling with Jesus, we are doing God’s work.

THE HARVEST FIELD

The harvest is plentiful and the workers are few today.  Is God calling you out into the field to seek and save the lost?

ROCK FOUNDATION

The only way to heaven is through Jesus Christ. When you stand firmly on that, understand your salvation is secure.

THE PLANK IN YOUR EYE

Rather than judging others, we are far better off to offer understanding and actually provide assistance of some kind.

TRUST THE PILOT

Jesus taught that we are to dedicate our lives to serving God and allow Him to take control of our lives guiding us to our destination.

YOUR TREASURE

Our most precious treasure is that which has been generated by a heart focused on serving God by serving others.

THE LORD’S PRAYER

The Lord’s Prayer demonstrates that prayer is a simple personal conversation with God and not a spectacle designed to impress those listening.

FOR THE RIGHT REASONS

True righteousness seeks the will of God and His blessing without recognition from others. True righteousness does not seek attention.

THE LAW

Jesus demonstrated that a critical ingredient was missing from the practice of the law – the spirit of the law was being neglected.

SALT & LIGHT

As a follower of Jesus Christ, what you say and how you act, should lead others to Jesus and glorify your heavenly Father.

A GIFT FROM GOD

Jesus came to let us know that righteousness can only be attained through the absolute, unalterable holiness of God.

JESUS IS LORD

Jesus made a substantial case for his deity and the New Testament provides us with an overwhelming revelation of the truth – Jesus is Lord

LIVING WATER

Jesus had offered Himself as Messiah-Savior to the Samaritans and many were eager to drink from the well of living water.

TRUTH AND LIGHT

There is no coercion on the part of our Lord – He’s made the offer and it’s up to us to move toward the light.

BORN AGAIN

Jesus was giving Nicodemus the simple message that he only needed to believe and trust Jesus to be born again.

TEMPTATION

Stay in the Word of God and the Word of God will stay in you, protecting you from the schemes of the devil.

 

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