Category Archives: Gospel values

Daily Devotions: Light of Liberty

Matthew 5: 14 “You are the world’s light. You cannot hide a city on a hill. The days following the 9/11 tragedy were amongst the weirdest that many of us ever experienced. To begin with, there were no planes in … Continue reading

Posted in America, Bible, Bible messages, Bible promises, Bible study, breaking news, Christ, Christ's Kingdom, Christian blogs, Christian devotions, Christianity, church meeting devotions, current events, daily devotions, daily news, daily prayers, democracy, devotions, encouragement, evil, faith, faith in the Church, free Bible studies, free daily devotions, free devotions, free small group devotions, free small group studies, free speech, free will, freedom, God, Gospel, Gospel message, Gospel values, grief, Guidance, healing, History, Holy Spirit, in the news, injustice, international politics, intolerance, Islam, Jesus, Jesus Christ, Kingdom of God, liberty, memorial Day, Middle East peace, mini sermon, office devotions, pain, patriotism, PC(USA), political issues, political news, politics, prayers, Presbyterian, Presbyterian beliefs, Presbyterian devotions, Religion, religious art, religious beliefs, religious issues, religious news, short devotions, spirituality, the problem of evil, the problem of pain, Theology, US Forces, Verse of the Day, Veterans | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

4 Minute Daily Devotions: An Inconvenient Gospel

John 16:31 “You believe at last!” Jesus answered. Years ago, when I ministered to the Scottish fishing village of Dunure, some people stopped coming to church. Eventually, they were asked by a couple of elders of why they had become … Continue reading

Posted in apologetics, Bible, Bible messages, Bible study, Christ, Christ's Kingdom, Christian apologetics, Christian blogs, Christian devotions, Christianity, Church conflict, church growth, church meeting devotions, conservatives, daily devotions, daily prayers, defending the faith, devotions, encouragement, faith, faith in the Church, free Bible studies, free daily devotions, free devotions, free small group devotions, free small group studies, God, Gospel, Gospel message, Gospel values, Guidance, Holy Spirit, Jesus, Jesus Christ, Kingdom of God, mini sermon, office devotions, PC(USA), prayers, Presbyterian, Presbyterian beliefs, Presbyterian devotions, Religion, religious beliefs, religious issues, sacrifice, salvation, Scotland, short devotions, spirituality, spreading the Gospel, teacher devotions, Theology, Verse of the Day | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

4 Minute Daily Devotions: Real Rejoicing!

Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Throughout the summer months, when our church choir does not meet, our Creative Expressions team encourages our church kids to present the anthem during worship on Sunday … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Bible messages, Bible promises, Bible readings, Bible studies, Bible study, Bible verses, Calvinism, Christ, Christ's Kingdom, Christian blogs, Christian devotions, Christianity, church growth, church growth ideas, church meeting devotions, daily devotions, daily prayers, devotions, East Tennessee, encouragement, faith, faith in the Church, free Bible studies, free daily devotions, free devotions, free small group devotions, free small group studies, God, Gospel, Gospel message, Gospel values, Holy Spirit, Jesus, Jesus Christ, Kingdom of God, Knoxville, mini sermon, PC(USA), prayers, Presbyterian, Presbyterian beliefs, Presbyterian devotions, Religion, religious beliefs, spirituality, spreading the Gospel, teacher devotions, Theology, worship | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Compassion for a Killer

Ephesians 4:32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. There’s been a lot of outrage expressed on both sides of the Atlantic about the Scottish Secretary of Justice’s decision to … Continue reading

Posted in America, Bible, Bible promises, Bible study, breaking news, Christ, Christ's Kingdom, Christian blogs, Christian devotions, Christianity, Christmas, Christmas stories, Church conflict, current events, daily devotions, daily news, daily prayers, defending the faith, devotions, evil, faith, faith in the Church, free Bible studies, free daily devotions, free devotions, free small group devotions, free small group studies, free will, God, Gospel, Gospel message, Gospel values, grief, healing, History, Holy Spirit, in the news, injustice, international politics, intolerance, Islam, Jesus, Jesus Christ, Kingdom of God, pain, PC(USA), political issues, political news, politicians, politics, prayers, Presbyterian, Presbyterian beliefs, Presbyterian devotions, Religion, religious beliefs, religious issues, Remembrance, Scotland, Scottish History, teacher devotions, the problem of evil, the problem of pain, Theology, Verse of the Day | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

4 Minute Daily Devotions: Room for Hypocrites

Psalm 26:4 I do not sit with deceitful men, nor do I consort with hypocrites; Over the years, I’ve heard some people say, “I don’t go to church. It’s full of hypocrites.” My usual answer to that is: “Don’t worry. … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Bible study, Christ, Christ's Kingdom, Christian apologetics, Christian blogs, Christian devotions, Christianity, Church conflict, church growth, church growth ideas, church meeting devotions, daily devotions, daily prayers, defending the faith, devotions, faith, faith in the Church, free Bible studies, free daily devotions, free devotions, free small group devotions, free small group studies, free will, God, Gospel, Gospel message, Gospel values, Holy Spirit, Jesus, Jesus Christ, Kingdom of God, mini sermon, office devotions, PC(USA), post modernism, prayers, Presbyterian, Presbyterian beliefs, Presbyterian devotions, Psalms, Religion, religious beliefs, religious issues, salvation, Scotland, Scottish History, spirituality, spreading the Gospel, teacher devotions, Theology, Verse of the Day, worship | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Daily Devotions: True Teaching

2 Thessalonians 2:15 So then, brothers, stand firm and hold to the teachings we passed on to you, whether by word of mouth or by letter. For Podcast version click here As far as I am concerned, my wife Evelyn … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Bible messages, Bible study, Christ, Christ's Kingdom, Christian apologetics, Christian blogs, Christian devotions, Christian podcasts, Christianity, church growth, church growth ideas, church meeting devotions, daily devotions, daily prayers, defending the faith, encouragement, faith, faith in the Church, free Bible studies, free daily devotions, free devotions, free small group devotions, free small group studies, God, Gospel, Gospel message, Gospel values, heresy, heresy in the Church, Holy Spirit, Jesus, Jesus Christ, Kingdom of God, PC(USA), post modernism, prayers, Presbyterian, Presbyterian beliefs, Presbyterian devotions, Religion, religious beliefs, religious issues, salvation, spirituality, teacher devotions, Theology, Verse of the Day | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Daily Devotions: End Stoning!

Jeremiah 9: 20 Now, O women, hear the word of the LORD; open your ears to the words of his mouth. Teach your daughters how to wail; teach one another a lament. It was both brutal and harrowing. I wept … Continue reading

Posted in Ahmadinejad, at the movies, Bible, Bible messages, Bible verses, Christ, Christ's Kingdom, Christian blogs, Christianity, Church and State, daily devotions, defending the faith, devotions, dictators, evil, faith, free devotions, free speech, free will, freedom, God, Gospel, Gospel message, Gospel values, Hell, History, international politics, Iran, Islam, Jesus, Jesus Christ, Kingdom of God, liberty, movie devotions, movie reviews, movies, pain, persecution, political issues, Presbyterian, prophets, Religion, religious issues, spirituality, the problem of evil, the problem of pain, Theology | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Daily Devotions: Blessings of Baptism

Romans 8:16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. I love the rite of baptism. Whether it’s the sprinkling of water on the head of a bonnie wee baby in my arms or the sacred … Continue reading

Posted in art, Bible, Bible promises, Bible study, Christ, Christ's Kingdom, Christian blogs, Christian devotions, Christianity, church growth, church meeting devotions, daily devotions, daily prayers, devotions, encouragement, faith, faith in the Church, free Bible studies, free daily devotions, free devotions, free small group devotions, free small group studies, God, Gospel, Gospel message, Gospel values, Holy Spirit, Jesus, Jesus Christ, Kingdom of God, office devotions, PC(USA), prayers, Presbyterian, Presbyterian beliefs, Presbyterian devotions, Religion, religious beliefs, religious issues, salvation, spirituality, teacher devotions, Theology, Verse of the Day, worship | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

4 Minute Daily Devotions: Calloused Hearts

Christian hypocrisy is alive and well in the Bible Belt. Matthew 13:15 ‘For this people’s heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with … Continue reading

Posted in apologetics, Bible, Bible messages, Bible readings, Bible study, business devotions, Christ, Christ's Kingdom, Christian apologetics, Christian blogs, Christian devotions, Christianity, Church conflict, church meeting devotions, daily devotions, daily prayers, defending the faith, devotions, East Tennessee, encouragement, faith, faith in the Church, free Bible studies, free daily devotions, free devotions, free small group devotions, free small group studies, free will, God, going to Hell, Gospel, Gospel message, Gospel values, Guidance, Hell, heresy, heresy in the Church, Holy Spirit, Jesus, Jesus Christ, Kingdom of God, Knoxville, mini sermon, office devotions, PC(USA), prayers, Presbyterian, Presbyterian beliefs, Presbyterian devotions, prophecy, prophets, Reformation, Religion, religious beliefs, religious issues, sacrifice, salvation, spirituality, spreading the Gospel, stupidity, teacher devotions, Theology, Verse of the Day, worship | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Daily Devotions: Picking on Paul

1 Corinthians 15:2 By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain. It’s very theologically fashionable these days to bash Paul and his writings. I come … Continue reading

Posted in apologetics, Bible, Bible study, business devotions, Christ, Christ's Kingdom, Christian apologetics, Christian blogs, Christian devotions, Christianity, church growth, church growth ideas, church meeting devotions, daily devotions, daily prayers, defending the faith, encouragement, faith, faith in the Church, free Bible studies, free daily devotions, free devotions, free small group devotions, God, Gospel, Gospel message, Gospel values, Holy Spirit, Jesus, Jesus Christ, Kingdom of God, PC(USA), prayers, Presbyterian, Presbyterian beliefs, Presbyterian devotions, Religion, religious art, religious beliefs, salvation, spirituality, spreading the Gospel, teacher devotions, Theology, Verse of the Day | Leave a comment