Free Devotional Videos
Short talks on current events and every day topics from a Christian perspective. Useful as devo messages or discussion starters for small groups.
KA-BOOM... KA-BOOM...KA-BOOM went the deafening sound in the garage as Paul, my oldest son, zinged shot after shot off of the dent covered wall serving as his target. Hockey players need to practice shooting and I couldn't blame him, even if my garage wall was full of holes, since I was the one who told him the story of the 10,000 slapshots.
At the beginning of his ministry, Aaron the brother of Moses and head of the priestly family was commanded to maintain the "burnt offering", Lev. 6:8-13. This sacrifice was to remain on the altar every night and all night so that there would always be a sacrificial offering to preserve the bond between God and His people.
(Mark 8:34-38) Each week after a sermon or on Wednesday evening, we offer an invitation. We might miss the significance of this opportunity because we do it so often.
Concerning fathers Solomon says, "Grandchildren are the crown of old men, and the glory of sons is their fathers." Proverbs 17:6
Recently, as I reviewed my day in prayer, the Lord revealed a sinful condition in my soul. At first I was ashamed to admit it, but as I accepted the truth, I realized that God's admonition is a wonderful thing because it yields so many benefits.
Human Resources people tell us that the first step in motivating employees to better service is by showing them how their job fits in to the company's overall objectives. The idea is that if they understand the "big picture" and what part they play, they will work more intelligently and therefore more profitably and creatively.
In Proverbs 13:24 Solomon says: "He who spares his rod hates his son, but he who loves him disciplines him diligently." In just a few verses, God's word lays out four very important principles to guide parents in the difficult task of disciplining their children:
Christians never quit God in a single day. Oh, some give up the faith suddenly at times because of a great tragedy in their lives but these are the exceptions. No, the way that most Christians lose their faith is through "drifting".
Mike Cope, in his book Holy Hunger, describes two barriers that Christians face in satisfying their holy hunger for God and results in their spiritual death.
Measuring progress is an important factor in the success of any enterprise. However, we tend not to do this is in our spiritual lives.
I've often been uncomfortable in leading a prayer with the words "I love you, Lord." After all, who am I to say these words to such a one as God?
In Canada, months go by with minus zero weather. The lakes freeze over so hard that you can easily drive a truck across them without any danger. For this reason, a fleet of "icebreakers" keep the flow of traffic moving through rivers and across the Great Lakes – no matter how frigid the temperature.
The majority of us have an employer or supervisor of some kind who oversees our work. In this passage, Paul reminds us that we have a specific responsibility to provide a witness of our faith to this person.
I saw one of those billboards the Marines put out for recruiting purposes. You know the ones that say 'we don't take applications, just commitments.' It reminded me of when my son left for the Marines.
In my life, I've lived through several economic recessions, personal upheavals and family challenges in the last 35 years of marriage and ministry. These experiences have taught me several key lessons about living through hard times.
One of the most popular devotional songs is the one that asks God to "Make me a servant." The melody is beautiful and the words pierce through to the very core of the character of Jesus and the Christian faith. When we sing this song do we know what we are asking?
It is not good a good thing to hurt a child of God. Paul reminds his readers of this in Romans 12:19.
In Matthew 5:44, Jesus tells His disciples that they should "pray for those who persecute you."
It seems that we often overlook the true rewards of what the Bible refers to as repentance. The scriptures extol the virtues of faith, perseverance and the doing of good, but upon careful reading we find that repentance can be the most valuable of all the spiritual exercises.
Have you ever wondered why God required the Jews to give 10% of their wealth as an offering or "tithe" in the Old Testament (Lev. 27:30-32)?
I believe all of us battle the debt demon and he has paralyzed many of us to the point where most of our time and effort and stress come from fighting off the Demon of Debt.
Ever notice that surrendering to the Lord is a slow process? It usually begins with an admission that He is God, and you are not, something fairly obvious to the casual observer but...