Source Devotions

Source Devos

Use Source Devotions to enhance your own devotional life, or use them with your youth. Check in regularly for a dip into the Word of God to refresh and renew your spirit.

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Advent | Anxiety | Balance | Baptism | Bearing Burdens | Busy-ness | Change | Christ’s Return | Christmas | Comfort | Community | Community Building | Competition | Dating/Marriage | Death | Discipleship | Discontent | Discouragement | Easter | Encouragement | Faith | Family | Fear | Following Jesus | For Young AdultsForgiveness | Freedom | Friendship | God’s Design for Our Lives | God’s Goodness | God’s Love | Grief | Homecoming | Humility | Identity | Jesus | Jesus’ Miracles | Lectio Divina | Lent | Life After Youth Group | Made New | Mountaintop Moments | Movies | National Youth Gathering | Outreach | Passions | Peace | People in the Bible | Prayer | Priorities | Prophecies About Jesus | Relationships | Rest | Sanctity of Life | Servanthood | Sexuality | Sin | Social Issues | Spiritual Gifts | Stewardship | Summer | Thankfulness | Temptation | Time with God | Times of Trouble | Transitions | Trust | Truth | Value of Scripture | Waiting | Worship

Advent
The Waiting Game, by Rebecca Conner
Immanuel…God With Us, by Rebekah Freed
The Candles of Advent, by Hannah Miller

Anxiety
Don’t Worry, Be Happy
When Life is a Struggle, by Jessica Bordeleau

Balance
Come to My Rescue, by Lindsey Berndt
Working with God as Your Master, by Lindsey Berndt

Baptism
Change, by Douglas Bergelin
Who Am I? part 1, by Gabe Kasper

Bearing Burdens
The Presence of God, by Darcy Barnhart
When Life is a Struggle, by Jessica Bordeleau
A Friend that Good, by Jessica Bordeleau
Love in the Time of Groaning, by Erin Faehling
I Am My Own Worst Enemy, by Joe G
God’s Love…Carries Us, by Emily Phoenix

Busy-ness
I Am My Own Worst Enemy, by Joe G

Change
Change, by Douglas Bergelin
New and Different, by Mendy Grenz

Christ’s Return
The Sounding of Trumpets, by Jessica Bordeleau
Early Morning Chase, by Jessica Bordeleau
New Heaven and New Earth, by Mendy Grenz

Christmas
This is Love
Heart’s Desire, a Christmas Devotion, by Rebecca Conner

Comfort
Comfort for the Hurting, by Mendy Grenz
Encouragement for the Hurting, by Mendy Grenz

Community
Forever Fellowship, by Rebecca Conner
It Takes a Village, by Erin Faehling

Community Building
Proximity, by Brian Gauthier

Competition
Measuring Up, by Douglas Bergelin

Dating/Marriage
Body Language, by Rebecca Conner

Death
To Defy Death
We’ve Been Waiting for You, by Erica Boleen
Life Like You Are Dying, by Rebecca Conner
Dust to Dust, by Rebecca Conner

Discipleship
HOW Do You Follow?, by Grant Carey
WHEN Do You Follow?, by Grant Carey
WHY Do You Follow?, by Grant Carey
WHO Do You Follow?, by Grant Carey
Cosmic Celebration, by Jonathan Ruehs
The Light Saber of the Spirit, by Jonathan Ruehs
May the Force…er…Lord by with You, by Jonathan Ruehs
So You Want to be a Disciple, Do You?, by Jonathan Ruehs

Discontent
Summer, by Rebecca Conner
The Good Life, by Rebecca Conner
Invitation to the Thirsty, by Erin Faehling
Stale, by Brian Gauthier
God’s Love Is…Contentment, by Emily Phoenix

Discouragement
How Long Shall I Put Up With You?, by Lisa Hellyer

Easter
The Sounding of Trumpets, by Jessica Bordeleau
Early Morning Chase, by Jessica Bordeleau
Your Turn Will Come, by Michael Goers

Encouragement
Sharing Life with Each Other, by Darcy Barnhart
Help God! I Can’t Do This Anymore!, by Rebekah Freed
Why Do I Do This Anyway? Am I Making Any Impact?, by Rebekah Freed
Does Anyone See What I Do?, by Rebekah Freed
I Really Messed Up This Time, by Rebekah Freed
It’s Just Too Much!, by Rebekah Freed
Encouragement for the Hurting, by Mendy Grenz

Faith
Los Brazos dos Dios, by Sherrah Behrens
Families of Faith, by Rebecca Conner
Gideon, by Mary Hilgendorf
Barak – A Hero of Faith?, by Mary Hilgendorf
Samson, by Mary Hilgendorf
Jephthah, by Mary Hilgendorf
Heroes of Faith, by Mary Hilgendorf
What are You Building Your Life On?, by Heath Lewis

Family
Families of Faith, by Rebecca Conner
Happy Family, by Rebecca Curtis

Fear
Trouble, by Douglas Bergelin

Following Jesus
We Are the Sheep, by Rebecca Conner
Life Off the Mountain, by Rebecca Conner
WHY Do You Follow?, by Grant Carey
WHO Do You Follow?, by Grant Carey
Waiting for Daddy to Come into View, by Rebekah Freed
Hard to Follow, by Brian Gauthier
Rich Imitation, by Michael Goers
Fishers of Men, by Lisa Hellyer

Forgiveness
An Attitude of Gratitude
Forgiveness, by Douglas Bergelin
God is Tempting Me, by Jessica Bordeleau
I Really Messed Up This Time, by Rebekah Freed
A Word of Forgiveness, by Jacob Heine
Clean, by Helen Jameson
Confess…and Be Free!, by Stephanie Warner

Freedom
Freedom, by Jessica Bordeleau
Confess…and Be Free!, by Stephanie Warner

Friendship
A Friend that Good, by Jessica Bordeleau
We Need Each Other, by Heath Lewis

God’s Design for Our Lives
Excuses, by Bo Chapman

God’s Design for Our Lives
The Good Gardener, by Jessica Bordeleau

God’s Goodness
Trust, by Bo Chapman
Why Me?, by Bo Chapman
Tasting God in More Than Just My Spaghetti, by Rebekah Freed

God’s Love
To Defy Death
It Takes a Village, by Erin Faehling
God’s Love is…Abounding!, by Emily Phoenix
God’s Love is…A Fresh Start, by Emily Phoenix
God’s Love is…A Light for our Path!, by Emily Phoenix
God’s Love is…BOLD!, by Emily Phoenix
God’s Love is…Brighter than the Sun!, by Emily Phoenix
God’s Love…Carries Us, by Emily Phoenix
God’s Love is…Clear, by Emily Phoenix
God’s Love is…Contentment, by Emily Phoenix
God’s Love is…Humble, by Emily Phoenix
God’s Love is…In Our Prayers, by Emily Phoenix
God’s Love is…LOUD!, by Emily Phoenix
God’s Love…Names Us, by Emily Phoenix
God’s Love is…Not Muddy!, by Emily Phoenix
God’s Love is…Rest, by Emily Phoenix
God’s Love…Reminds Us to Sit, by Emily Phoenix
God’s Love is…Unfolding, by Emily Phoenix

Grief
Dust to Dust, by Rebecca Conner

Homecoming
Homecoming, by Erica Boleen
We’ve Been Waiting for You, by Erica Boleen

Humility
God’s Love is…Humble, by Emily Phoenix

Identity
Who Are You?, by Jessica Bordeleau
Who Am I? part 1, by Gabe Kasper
Who Am I? part 2, by Gabe Kasper
Made in God’s Mirror, by Stephanie Warner
Made Right from the Start, by Stephanie Warner

Jesus
Prepare Ye the Way, by Sherrah Behrens
Jesus, of the Line of David, by Sherrah Behrens
Jesus, of the Tribe of Judah, by Sherrah Behrens
Jesus, A Descendant of Abraham, by Sherrah Behrens
Jesus, Born of a Woman, by Sherrah Behrens
Signs and Miracles, by Jason Christ
Filled with the Spirit, by Jason Christ
Called a Nazarene, by Jason Christ
Called Out of Egypt, by Jason Christ
A Word of Release, by Jacob Heine
A Word of Desire, by Jacob Heine
A Word of Peace, by Jacob Heine
A Word of Love, by Jacob Heine
A Word of Promise, by Jacob Heine
A Word of Forgiveness, by Jacob Heine
Jesus – The Resurrection, by Emily Phoenix
Jesus – The Good Shepherd, by Emily Phoenix
Jesus – Light of the World, by Emily Phoenix
Jesus – Bread of Life, by Emily Phoenix

Jesus’ Miracles
Signs and Miracles, by Jason Christ
Jesus Raises Lazarus from the Dead, by Lisa Hellyer
Jesus Calms a Storm, by Lisa Hellyer
Fishers of Men, by Lisa Hellyer
Jesus Feeds the 5000, by Lisa Hellyer

Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina, Psalm 73, by Tim Rippstein

Lent
A Word of Release, by Jacob Heine
A Word of Desire, by Jacob Heine
A Word of Peace, by Jacob Heine
A Word of Love, by Jacob Heine
A Word of Promise, by Jacob Heine
A Word of Forgiveness, by Jacob Heine

Life After Youth Group
What About Life After High School, by Rebekah Freed
Sweet Freedom – Transitions, by Matthew Henry

Made New
We Are New, by Rebecca Curtis
New and Different, by Mendy Grenz
New Beginnings, by Mendy Grenz
Made in God’s Mirror, by Stephanie Warner
Made Right from the Start, by Stephanie Warner
Made New Every Day, by Stephanie Warner
Made New, by Stephanie Warner

Mountaintop Moments
Life Off the Mountain, by Rebecca Conner
Overcoming the World, by Brian Weaver
Awake…And Walk as Children of Light, by Brian Weaver

Movies
Cosmic Celebration, by Jonathan Ruehs
The Light Saber of the Spirit, by Jonathan Ruehs
May the Force…er…Lord by with You, by Jonathan Ruehs
So You Want to be a Disciple, Do You?, by Jonathan Ruehs

National Youth Gathering
Overcoming the World, by Brian Weaver
Awake…And Walk as Children of Light, by Brian Weaver

Outreach
The Greatest News, by Bo Chapman
Volunteer for a Lost Cause, by Rebecca Conner
Preachin’, by Matthew Jung
Who is My Neighbor?, by Heath Lewis

Passions
Zealots…Are You one of Them?, by Lindsey Berndt

Peace
A Perfect Peace, by Darcy Barnhart

People in the Bible
Hannah’s Prayer, by Jessica Bordeleau
Gideon, by Mary Hilgendorf
Barak – A Hero of Faith?, by Mary Hilgendorf
Samson, by Mary Hilgendorf
Jephthah, by Mary Hilgendorf

Prayer
Hannah’s Prayer, by Jessica Bordeleau
More, by Matthew Jung
God’s Love is…In Our Prayers, by Emily Phoenix
Pray!, by Stephanie Warner

Priorities
Working with God as Your Master, by Lindsey Berndt
One Little Word, by Rebecca Conner
No Mere Mortals, by Rebecca Conner
Life Like You Are Dying, by Rebecca Conner

Prophecies About Jesus
Prepare Ye the Way, by Sherrah Behrens
Jesus, of the Line of David, by Sherrah Behrens
Jesus, of the Tribe of Judah, by Sherrah Behrens
Jesus, A Descendant of Abraham, by Sherrah Behrens
Jesus, Born of a Woman, by Sherrah Behrens
Signs and Miracles, by Jason Christ
Filled with the Spirit, by Jason Christ
Called a Nazarene, by Jason Christ
Called Out of Egypt, by Jason Christ

Relationships
Life Like You Are Dying, by Rebecca Conner
No Mere Mortals, by Rebecca Conner

Rest
Temper Tantrums, by Rebekah Freed
God’s Love Is…Rest, by Emily Phoenix
God’s Love…Reminds Us to Sit, by Emily Phoenix
Rest!, by Stephanie Warner

Sanctity of Life
Shine, by Helen Jameson
Clean, by Helen Jameson
Easy Exits, by Helen Jameson
Lightning Strikes, by Helen Jameson

Servanthood
Working with God as Your Master, by Lindsey Berndt
Zealots…Are You one of Them?, by Lindsey Berndt
Everyday Service, by Brandon Metcalf
Who do we Serve?, by Brandon Metcalf
Who Serves?, by Brandon Metcalf
Foundation of Service, by Brandon Metcalf
The Purpose of Service, by Brandon Metcalf

Sexuality
Body Language, by Rebecca Conner

Sin
Reality Check, by Rebecca Conner
Them?, by Matthew Jung

Social Issues
Love in the Time of Groaning, by Erin Faehling

Spiritual Gifts
Finding Your Place, by Heath Lewis

Stewardship
What Are You Lookin’ At?, by Jay Reed
Radical Stewardship, by Jay Reed
Do Something, by Jay Reed

Summer
Summer, by Rebecca Conner

Temptation
God is Tempting Me, by Jessica Bordeleau

Thankfulness
Altars of Thankfulness, by Heidi Goehmann

Time with God
The Presence of God, by Darcy Barnhart
Distractions, by Mendy Grenz
Good, Better, Best, by Mendy Grenz
Sunflowers, by Mendy Grenz

Times of Trouble
Trouble, by Douglas Bergelin
Dark Times, by Bo Chapman

Transitions
Sweet Freedom – Transitions, by Matthew Henry

Trust
Trust is a Must
Complete Trust: Can You Do It?, by Lindsey Berndt
Trust, by Bo Chapman

Truth
Speaking and Living the Truth in Love, by Sherrah Behrens

Value of Scripture
The Value of Scripture, by Jessica Bordeleau
One Little Word, by Rebecca Conner
Our Lord’s Last Words, by Michael Goers

Waiting
The Waiting Game, by Rebecca Conner
Your Turn Will Come, by Michael Goers
New Heaven and New Earth, by Mendy Grenz

Worship
Praise!, by Stephanie Warner