Category: Devotions

Week 4, Day 1: Reflect on Sunday

Personal Reflections on Encouragement “Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God. But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called ‘today,’ that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. For we have… Read more »

Week 3, Day 5: A Concern of Encouragement

Asleep on the Job “Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God. But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called ‘today,’ that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. For we have… Read more »

Week 3, Day 4: The Complexity of Encouragement

Cheerleader, Teacher, or Coach? “We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves. And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the… Read more »

Week 3, Day 3: A Community of Encouragement

Created for Community. “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” Hebrews 10:24-25, ESV Sin separates. The young man gently knocked on the… Read more »

Week 3, Day 2: The Conviction Behind Encouragement

Carrying Those We Love “Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God. But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called ‘today,’ that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. For we have… Read more »

Week 3, Day 1: Reflect on Sunday

Personal Reflections on Hospitality “The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers. Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Show hospitality to one another without grumbling.” 1 Peter 4:7-9 ESV Today is a day of reflection upon the… Read more »

Week 2, Day 5: The Motivation Behind Hospitality

The End is Near “The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers. Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Show hospitality to one another without grumbling.” 1 Peter 4:7-9 ESV Few things motivate eager hospitality like an imminent… Read more »

Week 2, Day 4: An Ambition for Hospitality

Your Heart, Not Your Home. “Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.” Romans 12:13 ESV Hospitality’s heart is sacrificial generosity. Norman Rockwell’s iconic illustration Freedom From Wantportrays friends and family gathered around a holiday feast. Grandma sets down the turkey as Grandpa looks on jovially. Our minds often wander to the… Read more »

Week 2, Day 3: The Empathy of Hospitality

Love Thy Stranger “When a stranger sojourns with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong. You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.” Leviticus 19:33-34… Read more »

Week 2, Day 2: The Mindset of Hospitality

A Meal Sometimes is More than a Meal “The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers. Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Show hospitality to one another without grumbling.” 1 Peter 4:7-9, ESV God often uses… Read more »