Feast of Weeks - Pentecost
Shavuot ( shah-voo-ote ) is one of the seven biblically mandated feasts of Israel. There is to be a holy gathering and no regular work on this day. It is one of the three pilgrimage feasts commanded by God in Deuteronomy 16:16 in which all Jewish men were required to travel to Jerusalem to present their sacrifices to the priests for taking before the Lord.
Fruit of the Spirit
God’s Holy Spirit develops and displays His Fruit in us when we give our lives to God. When we follow Him, He begins to do in and through us what only He can do: make us like Jesus. In this Plan, we’ll dive into each aspect of the Fruit of the Spirit as well as learn how to live our lives led by Him.
Armor of God
Life is a battle. Our circumstances and our choices often seem to conspire against us. In time, it can even feel like war. The Bible calls it Spiritual Warfare. The enemy is Satan. So, how do you fight such a foe? Tony Evans invites you to this spiritual boot camp, where he’ll teach you how to “put on” the whole armor of God.
Ecclesiastes - Meaningless, meaningless
The book of Ecclesiastes is not an easy part of the Bible – largely because it plumbs depths to our souls and experience that are not easy either. Strap in for an unflinching, possibly uncomfortable, but ultimately hopeful encounter with a very ancient and also very contemporary anguish about what it’s like to be human in God’s marvellous, broken world.
(Fathers Day) Reckless Love, Prodigal Father
There is a purpose at work In your life right now beyond anything you can imagine. You know it. You can feel it. This devotional will truly be a life-changer for all those that read it. The message of the Prodigal Son has touched millions across the world. But in the next seven days, you will see it from a different perspective
Jesus said some head-scratching things about money. Usually, it was in the form of a parable with a twist so unexpected that, in many cases, we’re still missing the point today—two thousand years later. Join author, pastor, and communicator Andy Stanley to take a closer look at what Jesus said. What you find may change the way you spend, save, and see your money for good.
Anger. Frustration. Irritation. We’ve all felt the power of these emotions and lived to regret the speed with which we responded to them. This devotional will help you understand the three sources of these strong emotions and give practical Biblical advice for how to deal with them.
Love Like Jesus - 1 Corinthians 13
Love is the foundation of Christian ethics. Jesus Himself says that loving God and our neighbor are the two greatest commandments laid upon our lives. But what is love, and how do we know what it looks like? This 7-day study through 1 Corinthians 13 will teach you the Bible’s definition of love in order to help you love well.
Love Like Jesus - 1 Corinthians 13
Love is the foundation of Christian ethics. Jesus Himself says that loving God and our neighbor are the two greatest commandments laid upon our lives. But what is love, and how do we know what it looks like? This 7-day study through 1 Corinthians 13 will teach you the Bible’s definition of love in order to help you love well
Do you wish you could press restart on a few things? You can, and The Time Is Now. Learn with Life.Church, through the book of Haggai, God’s long-term plans for rebuilding your life today.
In rural Australia - we are very keen on "identity" - who we are, what drives us, where we are going, where we fit in life. God is pretty keen on identity too - and Paul writes Ephesians with that in mind. As we move through Ephesians, God lovingly draws us back to know the confidence of who we are as his people, in this world, moved by his purposes.
My Spirit, My Responsibility
My Spirit, My Responsibility is a 10-day devotional from Brian Houston, Senior Pastor of Hillsong Church. This devotional explores what it means to take responsibility for what thoughts and meditations govern our spirit, as we walk through lifes' failures, successes, partnerships and relationships, and endeavour to live a life that is obedient to Jesus Christ.
Broke Signposts -- How Christianity Makes Sense of the World
Justice, love, spirituality, beauty, freedom, truth, and power all point to what matters most in life. Unfortunately, these trampled upon signposts have become broken in our world. Explores how John’s Gospel reveals these as true signs that point to the reality of God in our midst. Journey with the One who comes to take our brokenness upon himself in Jesus Christ.
The seven feasts outlined in the Old Testament were not just significant for the Israelites, they are significant to us today because they are symbolic of God’s perfect plan. For believers today, these feasts represent freedom because Jesus came to set us free. As you go through this plan, allow Jesus to reveal Himself to you. When you feast on Jesus, you’ll be set free!
Hallowed by thy Name -- The Names of God
One of the ways to know God, is by studying the names of God, that He Himself has revealed in the Bible. His names are a roadmap to know Him. The names of God reveal His personality and nature. God has revealed Himself through His names. Ps 8:9 O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is Your name in all the earth!
David Platt believes that the truths of the gospel should compel us to a contrite, compassionate, and courageous personal response to social issues in the culture. This study is a pointed yet winsome call for readers to faithfully follow Christ in countercultural ways. There will be a cost. There will be a reward. Do Christians in the contemporary church have the courage to counter the culture?
In this six-day devotional for teens, we explore the Book of 2 Peter and the warning given to us by the apostle Peter.
The Judgement Seat of Christ
Rediscover the amazing TRUTHS that surround the Judgment Seat of Christ, one of the great forgotten treasures of Scripture. Among the most misunderstood themes in the Bible, “the Judgment Seat of Christ” awaits all mankind. This plan brings clarity and hopes to Christians amid the confusion surrounding the separate judgments of believers and unbelievers.
7 Pieces of Advice from an Apostle
In this devotional you will find the wisdom of a man of God who received, directly from Jesus Christ, the knowledge of what it means to be a follower of Christ in different areas of daily life. Christianity is not to be lived within temples but in families, workplaces, and communities. Let us receive these tips and put them into practice to reflect Christ.
Psalms of Praise and the Word
The Psalms find the words that express our deepest and strongest emotions, no matter what the circumstances. These devotions, inspired by The Passion Translation Psalms: Poetry on Fire, combined with the daily readings, will turn sighing into singing and trouble into triumph. This 10–day reading plan includes the Psalms of praise and the Word spanning Psalms 107-150.
Worshiping God is so much more than singing songs in church. Worship should be how we live. In this Bible Plan, we’ll discover what it looks like to worship God in our everyday lives.
The Comparison Trap
The temptation to compare is as near as your next chat with a friend, trip to the store, or check-in on social media. It's never-ending and exhausting. And whether you come out on top or come up lacking, there is simply no win in comparison. It's a trap. This 5-day plan from Sandra Stanley will help you choose contentment with the blessings God has specifically picked for you.
This plan is about the Messianic Jewish celebration of the 8 days of Chanukah. This plan gives the reader a deeper understanding of the significance and history of Chanukah and allows them to spend each day reflecting on the significance of God’s blessings and God keeping His promises.
There has been a lot of attention on the term justice right now, and rightfully so. Justice is critical for a society to thrive. But many people dismiss justice because they don’t know what it means. However, there is a correct view of justice that seeks to protect individual liberty and promote individual responsibility. In this 4-day reading plan, Dr. Tony Evans will examine authentic biblical justice.
10 Days of Christmas Truth
When was the last time you did a really deep dive into the Christmas story? From King Herod to the shepherds, Mary and Joseph, to the wiseman and Zechariah, there is much to learn from the events surrounding the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem. Over the next 10 days, we’ll look at truths from the Christmas story we should live all year long.
Be Strong and of Good Courage
Share this College Devotional with others as Vance K. Jackson leads readers in this transforming and timely message. Strength comes when you are connected. Endurance comes when you are connected. Strength isn’t developed overnight. Strength training is a compilation of daily decisions to follow and pursue God with all of your heart. Choose to follow God with all of your might. Surrender to Him as you read this timely devotional.
These five daily devotions for the New Year are based on Dr. David Jeremiah’s book "Forward: Discovering God’s Presence and Purpose in Your Tomorrow." These readings and reflections will explore how to get unstuck from the past, gain momentum, and move on toward a hopeful future, armed with the focus, encouragement, and power that comes from pursuing God and His purposes for your life.
As Christians, we can often wonder what our calling is and how to find it. But our calling in Christ isn’t as complicated as we make it. In this 7-day Bible Plan from Amy Groeschel, we’ll learn what our calling is, and how we can live lives worthy of the incredible calling we have received.
James: Faith & Works
The repeated cry of James is that faith apart from works can never be sustained. We should proclaim this truth because faith makes us doers of the Word, not just hearers. Faith keeps us humble, not proud; directs our tongues to bless, not to curse. Faith causes us to preach the good news to every tribe, tongue, and nation. This is the message of James: Faith/Works. Join Matt Chandler for 13 days going verse-by-verse through the book of James.
Often we feel as if we’re not doing enough. Then we feel guilty because we’re supposed to be having quiet times with God too—but when we try to slow down, our hearts and minds are still busy. The story of Mary and Martha offers us guidance as well as grace in this tension. It’s a story of two sisters. It’s a story for each of us.
Cain & Abel
The story of Cain and Abel is a classic narrative rich with insights and invitation. This five-part devotional series from Yellow Balloons explores Cain’s journey as he struggles to hear and perceive God’s ways. All along the way, the Lord stays near Cain. That act of love offers us hope for redemption, no matter how great our sin.
Don't Look Back
The past holds a river of memories for each of us, some good and bad. The sad thing is many of us continue to look back to the past, which is preventing us from walking into the future that God designed and prepared for us before time began. As you read through this plan, my prayer is that you will release the hold on your past and embrace the future God has for you.
Lent: Make Space for what Really Matters
Lent: a 40-day season of reflection and repentance. It’s a nice thought, but what does practicing Lent actually look like? Over the next 7 days, discover five spiritual habits you can start doing during Lent to help you prepare your heart for Resurrection Sunday—and beyond
Mesu Andrews, best-selling author of Isaiah’s Legacy, joins Bible teacher Shawna Duvall to explore the life of Manasseh. When Manasseh was taken captive by the Assyrians, he turned to Yahweh and ran into His open arms of redemption. Through Manasseh’s journey, we’ll discover Who Yahweh is and the crimson thread connecting Manasseh to Jesus. By exploring the chains binding Judah’s most notorious king, we’ll learn to live in unchained freedom.
Every day, we make choices that shape our life story. What would your life look like if you became an expert at making those choices? In the Divine Direction Bible Plan, New York Times bestselling author and Senior Pastor of Life.Church, Craig Groeschel, encourages you with seven principles from his Divine Direction book to help you find God’s wisdom for your daily decisions. Discover the spiritual direction you need to live a God-honoring story you’ll love to tell.
Gospel of John
The Gospel of John, a favorite book of the Bible, gives us the story behind the stories of the Gospels. Though it is one of easiest books to read, John is also one of the most profound books to understand. Let veteran Bible teacher and pastor, Dr. J. Vernon McGee lead you through the entire book in these 21 summaries from Thru the Bible’s tried and trusted five year study.
Do you find yourself easily distracted from the important things in your life? Join the crowd. You are not alone. This Bible plan helps identify common distractions and challenges each of us to live more intentionally.
You are not the Boss of Me
We all have emotions that compete for control of our lives. And those emotions can get us in trouble when we let them be the boss of us. In this 7-day reading plan, Andy Stanley shares a scriptural “how-to” about saying no to destructive emotions. We need to monitor our hearts—not just our behavior—to prevent emotions like guilt, envy, fear, and anger from bossing us around.
The story of Ruth and her mother-in-law, Naomi, is one of love, hope and redemption. Through a series of challenging circumstances, these women found the need to relocate to a faraway land. This story is one repeating itself throughout the world today. Whether we are the ones on the move or those welcoming new neighbors, how will we allow God’s providence to work in our lives and those around us?
Joseph: From Pit to Palace
When we think about Joseph, one of the first things that comes to mind is DREAMER. We look at the life of Joseph and the process that he went through both spiritually and physically to get from the pit to the palace. In Joseph’s life we see the importance of God’s Timing as well as His Hand over one’s life – despite what things look like on the outside.
Everyday Miracles: 20 Day Journey With Elijah And Elisha
Elijah’s prayers changed the whole atmosphere – and he was just as human as we are. Everyday Miracles offers twenty daily devotional readings, journaling questions and daily prayers. The Elijah and Elisha devotionals point to Jesus everyday and open readers’ eyes to everyday miracles.
Because of your relationship with Jesus, your Abba Father looks at you and says, “That's my child!” God’s first thought is of you as His son or daughter, all from a heart of love. K-LOVE Books’ inaugural release from artist, actor, and author Michael W. Smith, The Way of the Father, offers this five-day study to encourage and inspire every Christ-follower in a personal journey of faith with the Father.
Voices and Choices Part 2
Everyday we face the battlefield of all the VOICES we hear and all the CHOICES we need to make. This battlefield is real and often confusing. This is the 2nd part of a 3-part Bible plan. Join Roxanne Parks as she defines the battlefield (Part#1), clarifies the VOICE of the enemy (Part #2) and offers CHOICES of living and walking in truth (Part #3).
Praying Through the Psalms of Praise
Join the creative community of Hillsong Church as we spend seven days reading and praying through Psalms 145 - 150 which are all about praise. Use the audio guide provided to practice praise as we share together in joy, in song, and the written word.
What if faith is less about knowing all the right answers and more about asking hard questions? If you’ve ever wondered why God seems unfair, why He doesn’t always answer our prayers the way we expect, or why a loving God would create hell, this 7-day Bible Plan, accompanying Pastor Craig Groeschel’s Ever Wonder Why? series, is for you.
Help Me! I Need To Change My Life!
Are you facing something in your life where you feel “THIS HAS TO CHANGE”? Do you believe you can change your life? You don’t have to stay the way you are because God can bring change to your life and bring the best out of you. Brian Houston shows you how by walking you through every step from where to start to how to let your convictions empower you to change
Unfair! Study in Habakkuk
It's not just small children that moan 'not fair'! Even as adults we struggle with injustice (or if we're honest, just not getting our own ways!). Habakkuk was no exception, and God graciously answered him. Let's dive in to his book to grasp the depths of God's reply to the question of injustice.
In Get Your Life Back, the 5-day devotional, John provides practical, simple, and refreshing steps to taking your life back. Start today, you will begin to recover your soul, disentangle from the tragedies of this broken world, and discover the restorative power of beauty.
Does your life ever feel like one series of rushed moments after another? Do you want to feel more connected to those you love and to God? In this devotional series you will be introduced to Holy Noticing, a mindful approach to life. You’ll learn to become more present and less rushed in the moment and reduce your stress by developing the ability to focus on God and people rather than tasks.