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Devotional Recommendations

We hope this coming year will be very different than 2020, but we do not know what the future holds. Our stability and our hope, however never changes, they are found in our gracious Heavenly Father – he is the stability of our times (Isaiah 33:6). One of the ways we anchor ourselves in our relationship with God is by daily meditating on Scripture through a devotional. 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).

 

 

 

Pray the Word with David Platt: Short, daily meditations on God’s Word that not only drive us to pray, but drive how we pray. Featuring teacher, author, and pastor David Platt.

 

 

Simply Put by Ligonier Ministries: This is a short weekly podcast to help you build your Christian vocabulary, one word at a time. Each week, a different theological term is explained in clear, concise language along with stories and illustrations that apply it to your life.

 

 

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.

 

 

3. Intermediate to Advanced 

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

 

The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers & Devotions. Draw upon the inspiration of the elegant prayers of such Puritans as John Bunyan, Isaac Watts, David Brainerd, Augustus Toplady, and Charles Spurgeon. The Valley of Vision has been prepared not to simply supply Christians with prayers, but to prompt and encourage them as they walk upon the path of others who've gone before them. You'll relish the elegance of these writings as they transport you to the heavenly throne of grace. Topics include redemption and reconciliation, holy aspirations, penitence, and more. You can read it for free, thanks to “The Banner of Truth,” just click here.

 

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.

 

 

 

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.