Reckless Love

Posted by Shirley Ferguson on

Come, let us return to the Lord. For He has torn us, but He will heal us; He has wounded us, but He will bandage us. Hosea 6:1 Hosea and Gomer—not one of the pairs of names you put together as famous couples. Yet maybe it should be because they were God’s example of His love for...

Continue reading…

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

No Distractions

Posted by Shirley Ferguson on

Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthy things. - Colossians 3: 1,2 NIV In Colossians 2, Paul talks about three distractions which can cause us to take our...

Continue reading…

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

Third Distraction: Rules

Posted by Shirley Ferguson on

If you have died with Christ to the elementary principles of the world, why, as if you were living in the world, do you submit yourself to decrees, such as, “Do not handle, do not taste, do not touch!” (which all refer to things destined to perish with use)—in accordance with...

Continue reading…

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

Second Distraction: Spiritual Selfishness

Posted by Shirley Ferguson on

Let no one keep defrauding you of your prize by delighting in self-abasement and the worship of the angels, taking his stand on visions he has seen, inflated without cause by his fleshly mind, and not holding fast to the Head, from whom the entire body, being supplied and held together by the...

Continue reading…

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

First Distraction: Empty Deception

Posted by Shirley Ferguson on

See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ. - Colossians 2:8 In Colossians 2, Paul talks about three different distractions we face...

Continue reading…

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

God’s Compassion

Posted by Shirley Ferguson on

He prayed to the Lord and said, “Please, Lord, was not this what I said while I was still in my own country? Therefore, in order to forestall this I fled to Tarshish, for I knew that You are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness, and One Who relents...

Continue reading…

Tags: great-commission-churches, 2019, gcc daily devotional

Rejoice in Jesus’ Birth!

Posted by Shirley Ferguson on

For today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. - Luke 2:11 “Silent Night” is one of the most popular Christmas carols. Its words immediately remind us of Christmas and fill us with joy. Come, sing the first two verses with me. Belt...

Continue reading…

Tags: great-commission-churches, 2019, gcc daily devotional

The Nativity

Posted by Shirley Ferguson on

So they came in a hurry and found their way to Mary and Joseph, and the baby as He lay in the manger. - Luke 2:16 I love the Nativity. As I look at the Nativity, I marvel at the miracle of it all. Look at it with me. Mary, the Jewish virgin, the maiden picked by God to be the mother of...

Continue reading…

Tags: great-commission-churches, 2019, gcc daily devotional

“But God . . .”

Posted by Shirley Ferguson on

But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved). - Ephesians 2:4-5 At our Life Group, we did a geneograph, looking back at our family tree to see what...

Continue reading…

Tags: great-commission-churches, 2019, gcc daily devotional