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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
Midnight Watch
One twenty in the morning and I still cannot sleep. I have been in prayer for over two hours reviewing before the Lord the possible dimensions of our new building. Of course what is keeping me awake is...
Our Witness To This World
"By faith Noah, being warned by God about things not yet seen, in reverence prepared an ark for the salvation of his household, by which he condemned the world?"- Hebrews 11:7a In discussing Noah and...
Secret Sin
In 2006, American evangelist Ted Haggard admitted publicly that he had carried on a secret affair with a male prostitute. This news rocked his 7,000 member "New Life" church and caused great shock and...
Beyond "An Eye for an Eye"
The recent suicide bombings in Israel continue the rapid disintegration of both the Israeli and Palestinian people. The bomber surely caused a moment of malevolent satisfaction among the oppressed Palestinians...
What My Sore Back Has Taught Me
One day you pick up a box or a book and "snap", you join the legions of back pain sufferers. I experienced the usual therapy and advice from my doctor who said, "manage the pain as best you can". This...
Why I Am Happy
A great exercise to get your life into perspective is to ask yourself if you are really happy or not. Since this is a private thing, you can be brutally honest and in so doing, take inventory of your...
Good vs. Godly
After David, the king Israel, had consolidated his kingdom he desired to build a permanent temple for the Lord in Jerusalem.We read in I Chronicles 17:1-4, however, that the prophet Nathan revealed to...
The Best Things Are Free
The fact that Solomon was the wisest man ever is not a conclusion drawn from reading his books, it is a declaration about him made by God (I Kings 3:10-13). The Lord gave Solomon a measure of wisdom that...
Role-Play
Psychologists often use the method of "role-play" in order to help their patients understand themselves and others better. This counseling tool works well because there is the "actor" in all of us and...
THINK!
Think of your worst sin. It could be that you aborted a child long ago. Perhaps you secretly harbor shameful thoughts or desires. Your worst sin could be a treachery against a loyal friend or partner....
The Blessings of Obedience
In Genesis 18:19 the Lord said to Abraham that He had chosen him to lead his descendants in the way of the Lord by doing what was right and just. It is a privilege (not a burden) to be chosen by God to...
The Ritual of Dying
After witnessing death so often, I have come to notice that many people often neglect an important part of this very natural part of life. Sudden, accidental death notwithstanding, the probability of...
Blind Love
In the tenth chapter of his gospel, Mark describes a scene where Jesus heals a blind man who had been desperately calling out to Him for help. Once restored of his vision, the evangelist says that the...
The Millionaire Mirage
Inasmuch as television mirrors our society, the recent quiz shows offering millions of dollars to contestants are accurate reflections of a nation obsessed with money. Whether it's by answering a few...
Judas: The Epilogue
I don't know anyone by the name, "Judas". It seems that no one wants to be associated in any way with the man who betrayed Jesus. This being the case, I wonder why so many try to save Judas posthumously...
History vs. Racism
When called upon to defend his preaching to the Jewish leaders of the time, Peter the Apostle replied, "…Men of Israel why do you marvel at this … you disowned the Holy and Righteous One...
Angry Skies
Dear Lord, I know why these things happen and that they happen even to us, your children. We are always in your hands and for better or worse, we continue to trust in you. This was the prayer our family...
Keeping Up
They said computers would simplify our lives. They didn't tell us that this would only happen if we kept up with the software upgrades. Seriously though, haven't you noticed that it's getting more and...
Virtual Sex
A recent survey on the word most commonly used for Internet searches was the word sex. It said that men looked for web sites that featured pornography and women checked out opportunities to talk about...
Delayed Glorification
One of the things we as a society have pretty much eliminated is the ability to delay our gratification. Whether it be a burger or a standard of living, we want what we want now! This attitude has had...
Even Kings and Queens...
The announcement of the royal divorce between Diana and Charles provides an example of how not to stay married. Most would think that to be rich and famous would be a pretty good start to a successful...