Articles in Category: Devotionals

Devo: Missing The Point S2 E8

Stop and think about who had the problem with Jesus. It wasn’t the prostitutes or the pagans. It was almost always the church-going, religious, rule-keeping, rule-making, self-righteous Pharisees...

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Devo: Roof Crashers! S2 E6

It’s not uncommon to hear people lament about their experience in church growing up as…“boring.” This particular day in Capernaum would not have been boring. And the truth is simple…

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Who Is Jesus Devo: Be Muzzled! S2 E3

It’s not uncommon to hear people lament about their experience in church growing up as…“boring.” This particular day in Capernaum would not have been boring. And the truth is simple…

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Who Is Jesus Devo: The Temptation of Jesus S2 E1

Our Enemy. He really is a sly devil. Don’t be lulled to sleep! He comes at you when you’re weak and tired. He comes at you on the heels of a great victory or high point. He comes at you with a false promise, a barbed hook of death.

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Who Is Jesus Devo: Jesus Grew Up S1 E8

Jesus grew. It’s actually quite a mouthful. Right next to “Jesus wept,” the phrase ”Jesus grew” expresses the profound truth of the humanity of Jesus. Theologians call it the doctrine of the Incarnation…

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Who Is Jesus Devo: The Silence is Broken S1 E6

We first encountered Zechariah in Luke 1:5, when as a priest he was drawn by lot to go into the temple of the Lord to burn incense. He and his wife Elizabeth were “righteous in the sight of God”…but they were without a child because...

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Who Is Jesus Devo: Jesus, The Son of The Most High

God chose a lowly teenage girl, in a lowly rural town, to bring His son into the world in the lowliest place and position. “The Son of the Most High”…sent to save those who are most low. In dramatic fulfillment of Scripture...

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Who Is Jesus Devo: Engaged Minds & Burning Hearts

Christianity is not a mindless leap into sentimentality. We are invited to engage our minds. To think, ask, listen, look, explore, investigate. Even in the Great Commandment we are called to “love the Lord your God with all your…MIND…” This is because Christianity is founded on facts.

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Devo: Throw a Party for Jesus S2 E7

Let’s be honest. Levi was a dirtbag. Tax Collectors were traitors. Greedy, swindling, lying, no good, despised… you get the point. They were in cahoots with the Roman government to collect an agreed upon tax, that only they and the authorities knew...

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Who Is Jesus Devo: The Fruit of Repentance S1 E9

There is no true Christianity without deep, genuine, life-changing repentance. “Life-changing repentance” is actually a redundant phrase. The very meaning of repentance is to “turn” from sin to God; to “change” ones mind, heart, and life.

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Who Is Jesus The Unexpected Birth of Jesus S1 E7

Time and time again we see God choosing the lowly, the humble, and the simple things and people of this world to confound the wise, the rich, and the powerful. (See 1 Corinthians 1:27-29). The birth of Jesus just might be the crown jewel of them all.

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Who Is Jesus Devo: Forged: A Heart of Worship

It should come as no surprise to us that Mary, the mother of our Lord, had a heart of worship. Not only was she grateful for God’s intervention in her life and in the people of Israel, she was grateful for the gift of salvation. We have no indication in Scripture that Mary was sinless, as some

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Who Is Jesus Devo: The Lord Has Done This For Me

Elizabeth, in her old age, deeply experienced the liberating power of the gospel. Not only was the Lord fulfilling His word and ushering in the next step in His cosmic redemptive plan, but He was touching the most deeply...

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