are devotionals a crutch?
Are Devotionals a Crutch?
Is using a devotional for family devotion/worship time taking a shortcut? Is it best to always read directly from the Bible? Eric and Leslee discuss the issue and share three devotionals that they have found encouraging.
Arranged within a traditional systematic theological framework, each truth in The Ology is also connected to the larger redemptive story of Scripture. This storybook of systematic theology takes abstract concepts in the Bible and makes them easier to understand with the use of creative examples, illustrations, and analogies.
Exploring Grace Together
Assisting parents with this high calling, Jessica Thompson offers us an alternative to merely telling our kids what they must do to please God and be a “good Christian.” Designed for the whole family, this collection of gospel-centered devotionals will help you teach your children to treasure and rely on Jesus more than anything else.
New Mercies Every Morning
Mornings can be tough. Sometimes, a hearty breakfast and strong cup of coffee just aren’t enough. Offering more than a rush of caffeine, best-selling author Paul David Tripp wants to energize you with the most potent encouragement imaginable: the gospel.
Jesus Bible Story
Some people think the Bible is a book of rules. Or a book of heroes. But the Bible is most of all a story. The Jesus Storybook Bible tells that wonderful Story beneath all the stories in the Bible. The story of how God loves his children and comes to rescue them.
The Young Peacemaker
This illustrated curriculum is designed to help you teach your children or students to respond to conflict properly, rather than allowing it to escalate sinfully. It addresses such questions as:
- “What is at the heart of conflict?”
- “Is it possible to honor God in conflict?”
- “How can I take responsibility for my part in a conflict?”
- “How can I go and talk to someone if we’re fighting?”
- “How can we be friends again if there’s a wall between us now?”