Jesus not only proclaimed Himself to be our shepherd, king, the Way, Truth and Life. He also chose to call us friends. A friend is someone who knows all about you and likes you just the same!
Scripture: John 15:15
Topic: Loving Others
God wants us to close the gap in our spiritual journey by knowing Him intimately and following Him completely. You can't close the gap if you think you can do it alone and isolated from others, if you think right doctrine and right living are enough and if you keep the streams of living water all to yourself.
How do we know something unknowable or measure something immeasurable? There is only one way to lose self and that is to love another and be lost in Him. Preached at Bent Tree Bible Fellowship. Used by permission. Featured at Telling the Truth with Stuart, Jill and Pete Briscoe. Used by permission.
Speaker: Pete Briscoe
Scripture: Ephesians 3:14-18
Topic: Devotional Life
Church history shows us that in key periods of time, God gives specific assignments to His followers. In times past, when God’s church has been at its most prayerful, courageous, unified and culturally engaged, the Lord has used His people to: • Fight slavery • End segregation • Fight human trafficking • Fight child labor • Promote literacy • Oppose...
Author: Alex McFarland
Just a few days after my husband’s passing, my phone rang. For the sake of protecting the guilty, let’s say the caller represented Shady Pines Old Folks Home. Me: “A personal care home? Is that one of those places where they cook your meals, clean your room, and even help you with bathing?” Shady: “It certainly is, Mrs. Clark. We can provide a wide range of services in...
Author: Gaye Clark
Topic: Death and Dying
“As you come to Him, the living Stone – rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to Him – you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house.” ~ 1 Peter 2:4-5a Part of my roots are in the Charismatic movement. In that experience, I was repeatedly encouraged to seek God for a “visitation” from heaven. As a result, I harbored the illusion that if God...
Author: Frank Viola
Topic: Church Growth
Who can you trust? Who will help you lead your church? In my estimation, people usually have one of these attitudes concerning leadership. #1 – “Can Do” This is the person that if you tell them you sense God's leading you to land a 747 on the stage of your church, they immediately begin to brainstorm as to how it can be done. They have a fire and passion and...
Author: Perry Noble
Topic: Leadership Principles
"Mosaic" devotionals are companion studies for the Mosaic sermon series on relational theology. Only through intimacy with God and others can our lives be transformed to look like Jesus.
Type: Bible Study
Scripture: John 7:37-38
Dear Roger, I worry a lot. My friends and family call me a "worry wart." I have to agree with them. My worrying makes me miserable. Yesterday, our pastor preached about the time that the disciples almost drowned in a terrific storm on the Sea of Galilee. Jesus asked them, "Where’s your faith?" I work on the church staff and today some of us were discussing worry...
Type: Ask Roger
Author: Roger Barrier
Advent is an intentional season of “preparedness.” We think of Advent as a “journey,” to use Oprah Winfrey’s favorite word. We think of Advent as a progressive path we take in order to arrive at a destination — the sleepy village of Bethlehem. Preparing. Making plans. Charting a way. Scouting and scoping the landscape. Assessing and overcoming obstacles to avoid or override....
Author: Leonard Sweet