Love is Shown Through Actions

By |2024-01-26T13:20:19-05:00January 25, 2024|Devotionals|

Read 1 Peter 4:10 The Good Samaritan interrupted his life to rescue someone society said he should ignore. So now what? Will we close this journal unchanged, or let these words change us? Will we actively notice people crying out for help [...]

Love is for our Neighbors

By |2024-01-19T12:27:44-05:00January 24, 2024|Devotionals|

Read 1 John 3:18 As we learned from the story of the Good Samaritan, love isn't just something we express in our thoughts or words. It's something we convey through our actions. Like the wounded traveler on the road to Jericho, our [...]

Love is Being an Example

By |2024-01-19T12:08:22-05:00January 23, 2024|Devotionals|

Read Luke 10:36-37 After telling this parable, Jesus asked the lawyer which person had been a neighbor to the robbed man. The lawyer previously seemed to be testing Jesus and asking him what it meant to be someone's neighbor. But after hearing [...]

Love is Going the Extra Mile

By |2024-01-19T12:02:02-05:00January 22, 2024|Devotionals|

Read Luke 10:34-35 The Good Samaritan's actions speak volumes. Not content with bandaging wounds, he pours oil, provides transportation, and ensures ongoing care at an inn. His love transcends the ordinary. This parable teaches us that love often demands more than the [...]

Love is Taking Action

By |2024-01-19T11:54:42-05:00January 21, 2024|Devotionals|

Read Luke 10:33 The Samaritan, moved by deep compassion, approached the wounded man on the road. He didn't merely feel sorry for him from a distance; he went up close, bandaged his wounds, and cared for him. The priest and the Levite [...]

Love Isn’t Always Comfortable

By |2024-01-18T16:23:29-05:00January 20, 2024|Devotionals|

Read Luke 10:30-32 The road to Jericho was well-known for its danger, but many people passed through it each day despite the risk. It’s important to note that the robbed man could have easily been anyone. Suffering can fall upon any one [...]

Love is More than Words

By |2024-01-18T16:40:04-05:00January 19, 2024|Devotionals|

Luke 10:25-29 In the chaos of daily life, it's easy to be self-absorbed. This lawyer who challenged Jesus was focused on himself. He wanted to test Jesus - the literal Son of God! This lawyer proudly quotes scripture from memory and tells [...]

Moving On…With Less

By |2023-10-17T14:27:44-04:00September 15, 2023|Devotionals|

 Read Acts 27 What are you taking home with you?  No, we’re not talking about the bug bites, rash, sunburn, and the suitcase full of smelly clothes (Surprise Mom, I’m home!). This past week has been a gift from God. He has rocked [...]

Method: Givers Not Takers

By |2023-10-17T14:26:14-04:00September 15, 2023|Devotionals|

Read Acts 20 People are more important than things. Eventually, things fall apart, rust, break, and are thrown away. But people last forever. What are the best memories you have of this mission trip? Your most memorable times probably include people. You [...]

Mentors – What is the cost?

By |2023-10-17T14:31:06-04:00September 15, 2023|Devotionals|

Read Acts 7 Read the account of Stephen from Acts chapter seven, paying special attention to verses 54-60. Imagine being in Stephen’s shoes for a moment. For several months leading up to this incident, Stephen’s life has been turned upside down. First, [...]

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