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Small Group Devotionals

Short talks on current events and every day topics from a Christian perspective. Useful as devo messages or discussion starters for small groups.
141 Devos
When Someone Leaves...
Recently, we have gone through the painful experience of having to withdraw from one of our members because he refused to repent from sin and had left the assembly. This has caused many of you to ask...
When We Respond
If you come to church regularly you will probably hear about 150 invitations to respond to the lesson or sermons a year. That means thousands of invitations in a person's lifetime. Ever wonder what is...
Why I Love my Father – God
On Father's Day while we are thinking about fathers in general, I want to share with you some reasons why I love my father. Not my earthly father, who I love and still miss more than 50 years after he...
The Gift of Forgiveness
At this time of year our minds are focused on giving and receiving gifts. It is one of the fun things about Christmas. When thinking about this I realize that of all the gifts I receive from man and God...
The Rod of Discipline
He who withholds his rod hates his son, But he who loves him disciplines him diligently.- Proverbs 13:24 The rod spoken of here was a very meaningful image in the Old Testament. It referred to the shepherd...
The Suicide Doctor
One of the more gruesome characters on the national news is a man called "The Suicide Doctor" or "Doctor Death". Dr. Kevorkian. He helps people consciously and willingly commit suicide. All kinds of people...
True Awakenings
A while ago there was a movie called "Awakenings" with Robert de Niro and Robin Williams. It was about a man who, for some reason, was in a coma for years and then suddenly came out of it for a while...
What is Maturity?
What parents and teens discuss a lot is what is or is not mature. Parents and teens do not have the same idea about what maturity means. Teens think maturity means: Having these things: Freedom to go,...
Seek the Kingdom
"31Do not worry then, saying, 'What will we eat?' or 'What will we drink?' or 'What will we wear for clothing?' 32For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you...
Making and Keeping Friends
One of the best ways to learn about the Bible is to be involved in one of these competitions like Bible Bowl. There is a specific subject; there is the element of competition which forces you to study...
How to Live Happily
I believe that the most sincere thing we can desire for someone else is their happiness. We believe, and rightly so, that whether rich or poor, healthy or sick, happiness is the most important commodity...
How to Help the Unsaved Die
A Christian woman asked me what she could do for her father who was not a Christian and who was dying of cancer. Serious thought because I will have to face this problem and so will you. Maybe you are...
How to Still be Preaching Today
You hear about it at a lectureship or when you have lunch with some brother from another congregation... Brother so and so has quit preaching; selling real estate. Brother so and so burned out; run off...
Keep Your Eye on the Ball
In the summer of 1992, I watched the girl from Oklahoma, Shannon Miller, rise to the lead in the individual gymnastics competition at the Olympics and then win her medals. They interviewed her coach and...