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Devotional Recommendations

As God’s children we strive to walk in a way that is pleasing to Him and we do that by immersing ourselves in His word and letting it work in our hearts. We can be encouraged because God’s word is alive and active (Hebrews 4:12), it works in our hearts even when we are unaware. A daily devotional is one of the ways we regularly allow God’s word to do its work in us. Below are some options, some are only available weekly, those should be used as supplements to you daily devotional. Click on any of the pictures below to be directed to the appropriate web site.

 

1. Podcasts

Podcasts are a great way to receive encouragement and truth while doing everyday tasks like driving, cooking or going for a walk. If you click on the image, it will search for the podcast on Google. You can also find these by searching the titles on your favorite podcast player (i.e. Spotify or Apple Music).

 

 

 

In the Lord I Take Refuge by: Dan OrlundListen as pastor and best-selling author Dane Ortlund reflects on each Psalm in full – helping us see what these Scriptural songs tell us about God, ourselves, and the grace that the Lord offers to us with open hands.

 

 

ESV: The Story of Redemption: The Bible is the epic story of the unfolding plan of God over the course of the history of the world. This reading plan allows readers to follow the story of redemption as it unfolds across the various books of the Bible.

 

 

Timothy Keller Sermons Podcast by Gospel in Life: These podcasts are longer as they are whole sermons by Tim Keller, Pastor Emeritus of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City and NY Times best-selling author of “The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism.” Three or four are released each week.

 

 

2. Simple and Brief

These only take a few minutes to read and are a great way to begin the day.  

 

  

 

Our Daily Bread: These take about 2 minutes to read. You can find them on our book table, or you can download the app and read it on your phone. Website: odb.org

 

 

 

My Utmost for His Highest: This devotional is a classic, written by Oswald Chambers. It is also short and simple. You can read it online for free (website: utmost.org) or you can purchase a copy online.

 

 

Solid Joys: A daily devotional from the ministry of John Piper. These short but substantive

readings aim to feed your joy in Jesus every day of the year. You can read it online for free (website: solidjoys.desiringgod.org), you can download the free app to your phone or you can listen to it as a daily podcast.

 

 

 

 

Heavenward: This daily prayer blog is written by Scotty Smith, founding pastor of Christ Community Church in Franklin, Tennessee. It is simple and beautiful and will turn your heart and eyes to Jesus. You can subscribe to his blog and read it daily. Website: thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/scotty-smith

  

3. Intermediate to Advanced 

These give options for further reading through noted passages, sermons and articles.

 

 

Truth for Life: 365 Daily Devotionals. We all need to be reminded of the truth that anchors our life and excites us to live for Christ. Reflecting on a short passage each day. Alistair Begg spans the Scriptures to show us the greatness and grace of God, and to thrill our hearts to live as His children. His clear, faithful exposition and thoughtful application mean that this resource will both engage your mind and stir your heart. You can purchase a physical or electronic copy online.

 

 

For the Love of God: A Daily Companion for Discovering the Riches of God’s Word, Volume 1. This devotional contains a systematic 365-day plan, based on a Bible-reading schedule designed in the 1800’s by a Scottish minister named Robert M’Cheyne.  This devotional will, in the course of a year, guide you through the New Testament and Psalms twice and the rest of the Old Testament once. D. A. Carson has also written insightful comments and reflections regarding each day’s scriptural passages. You can purchase a physical or an electronic copy online.

 

 

 

Daily Walk Bible: Reading through the Bible is difficult. The Daily Walk Bible will help you complete the journey. Drawing from the rich resources of Walk Thru the Bible’s Daily Walk magazine, The Daily Walk Bible offers a simple daily reading plan and tools to help you complete the journey and see how the Bible fits together. You can purchase a physical or an electronic copy online. You can also listen to it in podcast form – Click here.

 

 

 

Tabletalk: Daily Bible studies are the method for taking readers through the Bible, while theological articles by Dr. Sproul and other noted scholars address a particular theme each month. Tabletalk can be purchased for your phone or tablet. You can also purchase a physical copy to be sent to your home. Website: ligonier.org/tabletalk.