Church Planter’s Devotional

It’s All About God

It's All About God For the foolishness of God is wiser than man’s wisdom… ~ I Corinthians 1:25a READING: I Corinthians 3 I trained our launch team in how to go door-to-door calling. I taught them how to make a good first impression and ways to smoothly steer the conversation toward

The Prodigy Under Submission

The Prodigy Under Submission Then he [Jesus] went down to Nazareth with them and was obedient to them. ~ Luke 2:51 READING: Luke 2:41-52 Young seminary graduates or pastors are the ones most likely to become enthusiastic about planting a church. Their passion usually truly reflects a genuine call of God.

Courage

Courage Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go. ~ Joshua 1:9 READING: Judges 6 Are you ever afraid? Are you afraid of failing in your ministry or of the

The Mentor as Life Coach

The Mentor as Life Coach Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift you like wheat. But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers. ~ Luke 22:31, 32 READING: Matthew 28:19, 20 One of the things that is

The Value of Christ’s Sacrifice

The Value of Christ's Sacrifice For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified. ~ Hebrews 10:14 (ESV) READING: Hebrews 10:11-14 As a church planter I’ve had people confess terrible sins to me: murder of a child, the sexual abuse of a man’s own

Lessons from a Mentor’s Downfall #3

Lessons from a Mentor's Downfall #3 When Ahithophel saw that his advice had not been followed, he…put his house in order and then hanged himself. ~ II Samuel 17:23 READING: II Samuel 17:1-23 Recently I was asked to help shape curriculum for a lay counseling ministry and became quite frustrated and

Lessons from a Mentor’s Downfall #2

Lessons from a Mentor's Downfall #2 Ahithophel answered, “Lie with your father’s concubines whom he left to take care of the palace.” ~ II Samuel 16:21 READING: II Samuel 16:15-23 The God-given gift of wisdom can propel an astute and perceptive adviser into the heady inner circles of power and leadership.

Lessons from a Mentor’s Downfall #1

Lessons from a Mentor's Downfall #1 While Absalom was offering sacrifices, he also sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David’s counselor, to come from Giloh, his hometown. And so the conspiracy gained strength… ~ II Samuel 15:12 READING: II Samuel 15:10-13 The little-known story of Ahithophel, King David’s highly regarded counselor, vividly

The Gambler for Jesus

The Gambler for Jesus …for he nearly died for the work of Christ, risking his life to complete what was lacking in your service to me. ~ Philippians 2:30 READING: Philippians 2:25-30 Paul was under house arrest in Rome, facing possible execution. When the church in Philippi heard the news, they

Who Are You Mentoring?

Who Are You Mentoring? Paul left and took the followers with him to the lecture hall of Tyrannus. He spoke there every day for two years, until every Jew and Gentile in Asia had heard the Lord’s message. ~ Acts 19:9b-10 (CEV) READING: Acts 19:1-10 Paul had faithfully obeyed the Holy