Growth

Don’t Let Your Spiritual Life Become a Side Project

I’m pretty sure I used to be cool. I talked cool, I acted cool, I…

Today’s Devotional: Jesus’s Favorite Question

“Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, ’If anyone wants to be first, he…

Today’s Devotional: A Weighty God

“A son honors his father, And a servant his master. If then I am the…

Today’s Devotional: Change Isn’t Lost On You

“In hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began,” (Titus…

Today’s Devotional: No Longer Slaves

No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his…

Today’s Devotional: Frustration Is A Graceful Reminder

But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: “God resists the proud, but gives grace to…

Today’s Devotional: Fighting with Swords

“Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did…

Today’s Devotional: Winning the Battle With Grace

All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that…

Today’s Devotional: What’s in a Word?

Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from…

Today’s Devotional: Stars and Space

“When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars,…

God’s Heart for People Struggling With Suicide

RELEVANT imagines what God would say to the suicidal.

Jamie Ivey: Your Talents Were Meant to Be Used

“He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and…

Desert Seasons

“Then Jesus said, ‘Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy…

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Rainy Mornings

“Since we are receiving a Kingdom that is unshakable, let us be thankful and please…

Today’s Devotional: Up Close And Personal

“Inside the Tent of Meeting, the LORD would speak to Moses face to face, as…

Today’s Devotional: Hearing The Voice

“Let me hear what God the LORD will speak, for he will speak peace to…

Jesus Will Disappoint You

That night, at our house, over the course of seven sleepless hours my wife, Kristy,…

Today’s Devotional: Unfailing God

“Sustain me according to your promise, and I will live; do not let my hopes…

Today’s Devotional: God is Enough

“Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines,…

Where the American Idea of Freedom Falls Short

Freedom. Who would’ve thought a mere seven-letter phrase could shape an entire society? It is…

Today’s Devotional: Reaching Milestones of Faith

The LORD had said to Abram, “Leave your country, your people and your father’s household…

Today’s Devotional: Yahweh Roars

The LORD roars from Zion and thunders from Jerusalem; the pastures of the shepherds dry…

What Does It Mean to Be Discerning With How We Watch Movies?

Drawing the line between discernment and discretion.

Louie Giglio on How to Take Every Thought Captive

In talking to Louie Giglio, it’s easy to see why he’s built such a reputation…

Why Is Praying So Hard?

Be honest for a minute: How is your prayer life? That’s what we call it,…

Everyone Wants To Go to Heaven, Just Not Yet

Tyler Charles writes a blog for RELEVANT about how all of us know we’re supposed to want to go to heaven … just not yet.

Dr. Derwin Gray: The Forgotten Practice of Lament Might Just Be a Key to Happiness

Lamenting the way things are is tied to longing for the way things ought to…

What We Get Wrong About Being a Good Samaritan

Teshelle Combs writes a blog for RELEVANT about an experience with a person in pain that shows how hard it is to be a truly good Samaritan.

How Do We Deal With Our Frustration With the World?

Ed Gungor talks on the deep longing we all feel.

Where We Go Wrong In Finding Acceptance

It’s easy to believe the false promises of drivenness: do more, be more, accumulate more…

Biblical Servanthood Is Not What You Think

In discussions on freedom and rights it is all too common to find misinterpretations of…

Yes, You Can Know God’s Will for Your Life in Your Twenties

As a pastor, I have been asked countless times, “How do I hear from God?”…

Hearing God’s Voice Isn’t the Same as Obeying It

In my first semester of Bible class, the professor explained a misconception in the church…

N.T. Wright on Easter, Atonement and the Message of the Cross

Whether you’ve been around Christianity for years or are new to faith, you probably know…

Tim Keller on Jesus’ Death and Resurrection

Tim Keller writes in a book excerpt posted on RELEVANT about Christ’s resurrection, especially why it really happened and the proof for a factual event.

The Power of Believing God Will Never Love You Any Less

It is one thing to believe that God has put away and forgiven all our…

When You Reach the End of Your COVID Rope

By now, the word COVID might feel a bit like a cuss word to your…

Prayer for People Who Suck at It

Exasperated by my spiritual life, I thought about how little I prayed and felt no…

The Unsettling Humanity of Jesus

John Backman writes about passages of Scripture that find Jesus behaving remarkably human, and why these stories shouldn’t unsettle us, but comfort us.

Caitlin Crosby: Faith Is Deeper Than Belief

Faith has always been a challenging word for me. I was a philosophy major, not…