Category Archives: grief

Today’s devotion: Life Haters – Ecclesiastes 2:17

Ecclesiastes 2:17         So I hated life, because the work that is done under the sun was grievous to me. All of it is meaningless, a chasing after the wind. The horrendous mass-murders that took place last week in Norway shocked … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Bible messages, breaking news, Christ's Kingdom, Christian blogs, Christian devotions, current events, daily devotions, daily news, devotions, evil, faith in the Church, free daily devotions, free devotions, God, going to Hell, Gospel, grief, healing, Hell, in the news, injustice, intolerance, pain, short devotions, the problem of evil, the problem of pain | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Stushie’s Stuff: Christmas Losses

Psalm 119:50 My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life. Christmas can be a hard time for people who have lost their loved ones to death, especially if it occurs during the month of December. I … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Bible promises, Christian blogs, Christian devotions, Christmas, church growth ideas, church meeting devotions, daily devotions, encouragement, free devotions, Gospel message, grief, healing, Jesus Christ, prayers, Presbyterian beliefs, Presbyterian devotions, Psalms, Religion, short devotions, spirituality, spreading the Gospel, the problem of pain | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Daily Devotions: Beyond Death – Psalm 6

Psalm 6:5 No one remembers you when he is dead. Who praises you from the grave? Sometimes I feel sorry for the ancient Israelites. They didn’t have any real hope in resurrection and everlasting life. They believed that when someone … Continue reading

Posted in apologetics, art, Bible, Bible study, Christ, Christ's Kingdom, Christian apologetics, Christian blogs, Christian devotions, Christianity, church growth, church growth ideas, church meeting devotions, Creator, 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, grief, healing, Holy Spirit, Jesus, Jesus Christ, Kingdom of God, mini sermon, office devotions, PC(USA), prayers, Presbyterian, Presbyterian beliefs, Presbyterian devotions, Psalms, Religion, religious art, religious beliefs, salvation, short devotions, spirituality, spreading the Gospel, teacher devotions, Theology | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Helping Haiti: Good News

Mark 1:15            “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!” We talk a lot in church about the good news, but do we actually take it to others? I’m … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Bible promises, Bible study, breaking news, Christ, Christ's Kingdom, Christian blogs, Christian devotions, current events, daily devotions, daily prayers, devotions, East Tennessee, encouragement, faith, faith in the Church, free daily devotions, free devotions, God, Gospel, Gospel message, grief, Guidance, healing, health, health issues, History, Holy Spirit, in the news, international politics, Jesus, Jesus Christ, Kingdom of God, Knoxville, missions, pain, PC(USA), prayers, Presbyterian, Presbyterian beliefs, Presbyterian devotions, Psalms, Religion, religious beliefs, religious issues, religious news, sacrifice, short devotions, spirituality, spreading the Gospel, stewardship, the problem of evil, the problem of pain, Theology, US Forces, Verse of the Day, Veterans | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

4 Minute Daily Devotions: Return to Love

Hosea 14:4 I will heal their waywardness and love them freely, for my anger has turned away from them. The prophet Hosea lived a tragic life. He fell in love and married a woman called Gomer. She was a prostitute … Continue reading

Posted in apologetics, Bible, Bible promises, Bible readings, Bible studies, Bible study, Christ, Christ's Kingdom, Christian apologetics, 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 small group devotions, free small group studies, free will, God, Gospel, Gospel message, Gospel values, grief, healing, History, Holy Spirit, Jesus, Jesus Christ, Kingdom of God, mini sermon, pain, PC(USA), prayers, Presbyterian, Presbyterian beliefs, Presbyterian devotions, prophecy, prophets, Religion, religious beliefs, religious issues, sacrifice, salvation, sex, short devotions, spirituality, spreading the Gospel, teacher devotions, the problem of pain, Theology, Verse of the Day | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

4 Minute Daily Devotions: Battling Bitterness

Malachi 3: 15 “But now we call the arrogant blessed. Certainly the evildoers prosper, and even those who challenge God escape.” Podcast version click here The greatest foe against faith is not unbelief; it is actually bitterness. Bitter people find … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Bible study, Calvinism, Christ, Christ's Kingdom, Christian blogs, Christian devotions, Christian podcasts, Christianity, church growth ideas, church meeting devotions, daily devotions, daily prayers, devotions, encouragement, evil, faith, faith in the Church, free Bible studies, free daily devotions, free devotions, free small group devotions, free small group studies, God, Gospel, grief, Guidance, healing, Holy Spirit, Jesus, Jesus Christ, Kingdom of God, mini sermon, office devotions, PC(USA), Presbyterian, Presbyterian beliefs, Presbyterian devotions, prophets, Religion, religious art, religious beliefs, short devotions, spirituality, teacher devotions, the problem of evil, the problem of pain, Theology, Verse of the Day | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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