Starting Families and Starting Churches

Posted by Stephen Scott Nelson on

Do you observe the calving of the deer? Their offspring become strong, they grow up in the open field; They leave and do not return to them. - Job 39:1,4 We may laugh while watching Failure to Launch, a movie about a 35-year-old man who doesn’t want to grow up and is still living at...

Continue reading…

Tags: 2020, great-commission-churches, gcc daily devotional

Psalm 139 – “Slay the Wicked!”

Posted by Shirley Ferguson on

Search me, O God and know my heart. - Psalm 139: 23 We are coming to the end of our prayer walk through Psalm 139. Reread verses 1-18 with me so we can appreciate the entire psalm. Yesterday we read the most popular verses of Psalm 139. Today, we start with the least used verses of the...

Continue reading…

Tags: 2020, great-commission-churches, gcc daily devotional

Psalm 139 – “You Knit Me Together”

Posted by Shirley Ferguson on

I will praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made. - Psalm 139: 14 NIV We now come to the most popular verses in Psalm 139. But before we continue our prayer walk, go back and prayerfully read verses 1-12. They set the stage for what David talks about now. God knew about me...

Continue reading…

Tags: 2020, great-commission-churches, gcc daily devotional

Psalm 139 – “Darkness Is as Light”

Posted by Shirley Ferguson on

 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain. - Psalm 139:6 NIV Let us continue our prayerful walk through Psalm 139. Before we begin, pull out your Bible and reread the first six verses, remembering how much God knows you. No matter where you are, God is with you...

Continue reading…

Tags: 2020, great-commission-churches, gcc daily devotional

Psalm 139 – “You Hem Me In”

Posted by Shirley Ferguson on

O Lord, You have searched me and You know me. - Psalm 139: 1 NIV Our God knows each of us individually. This psalm spells out clearly how well God knows us. Let us take a walk of prayer through Psalm 139 together. God knows that I am sitting and writing this right now and what I will be...

Continue reading…

Tags: 2020, great-commission-churches, gcc daily devotional

Duty: The Honor of a Christian

Posted by Tom Dunham on

He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God? - Micah 6:8 NKJV We’ve all had moments in which we’ve not felt like doing something we know we should. I sometimes have conversations...

Continue reading…

Tags: 2020, great-commission-churches, gcc daily devotional

Honored with a Free Meal, Plus

Posted by Keith Newman on

For in this way the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be abundantly supplied to you. - 2 Peter 1:11 Monday mornings were always busy times at my job so I was never available to enjoy the free breakfast offered at our local Hy-Vee grocery store for...

Continue reading…

Tags: 2020, great-commission-churches, gcc daily devotional

Hide and Seek

Posted by Dotty Vanderhorst on

They heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. Then the Lord God called to the man, and said to him...

Continue reading…

Tags: 2020, great-commission-churches, gcc daily devotional

Little Lost Dog

Posted by Dawn Bovenmyer on

. . . Does he not leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? - Luke 15:4 NIV For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost. - Luke 19:10 NIV Recently our small, much-loved “grand-doggy” Rufus got out of the yard and...

Continue reading…

Tags: 2020, great-commission-churches, gcc daily devotional

Puppies and Monsters – 2

Posted by Greg Standinger on

And falling to the ground, he heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?” - Acts 9:4 ESV We live in an ever-increasingly angry world. Our society is choosing sides and making posts and driving everything to its political value. Lines are drawn in the...

Continue reading…

Tags: 2020, great-commission-churches, gcc daily devotional

Previous1234