Online Daily Devotionals

For the past several years, Ginghamsburg Church has produced the Transformational Journal (The TJ) as a tool to grow our church family in God's word. In 2013, Ginghamsburg will sharpen its discipleship focus and better equip individuals exactly where they are on their spiritual journey. Although, Ginghamsburg will no longer produce a weekly TJ, these new devotionals offer a range of reading plans tailored to where you are in your faith walk.

Great for those people who are just starting out in the devotional process, has mobile options including texts as well as recorded phone calls.

A Methodist devotional for those who may have been doing devotionals for some time and are ready to take it to the next level.

A perfect devotional for someone who is a deep thinker and enjoys intellectual ideas.

This simple reflection is a good reminder of how to act in our call. This quick read also includes an audio version for those on the go.

Our daily bread has been around since 1956 and is a traditional devotional. Also available in itunes or downloadble MP3.

Rick Warren’s daily devotional. A great starting point for someone who is looking for application as well as clear messages.

A great starting place for women who are just beginning their discipline of being in the word on a daily basis.

A deeper devotional with scripture and commentary.

A great video Bible study that can be done in a group or on your own.

With over 300 different reading plans youversion.com has the perfect plan for you. From short to long this is designed to get you in the word.

Sermon Questions

For the week starting August 24, 2014

FRAMILY FRICTION


Gathering in community is such a FRantastic idea – but when the C word – CONFLICT – rears its ugly head? What’s a relationship to do? This week’s study will explore how we can navigate through the conflict in our relationships and help us to see the opportunity we have in our commitment to one another to encounter the real presence of Jesus and show the world what is possible if we take his way of life seriously. 

Daily devotionals that accompany each day's reading are also available on Facebook. They are created by a great Ginghamsburg unpaid servant team. You do not have to be a Facebook user to access them. View here.

Day 1: Read Matthew 18:10-20
What does this passage have to say about resolving the conflict in our relationships? Why is it significant that Jesus says, “IF your brother or sister sins…” instead of “When your brother or sister sins…”? 

Day 2: Read Proverbs 12
What wisdom can we glean from this proverb about addressing friction in our relationships? How open are you to correction? Explain.

Day 3: Proverbs 25
Verse 2 says that it is the wisdom of kings to search a matter out. How can that wisdom help resolve some of the issues in our relationships?

Day 4: Proverbs 18
What does this proverb have to say about the danger of gossip? How does this relate to Jesus’ teaching in Matthew 18:15-20? How does this passage challenge you?

Day 5: Proverbs 15
What does this proverb say about the wisdom of seeking counsel in our conflict? How can bringing in a third party be a helpful thing in dealing with our relational friction?

Day 6: Read Romans 15:1-6
How does this passage speak to the situations going on in our world in places like Ferguson, Missouri, and Israel? How does this challenge you personally? How does it encourage you?

Day 7: Read Matthew 18:15-20 (again)
Jesus says that when two or three are gathered together in his name, that he is there with them. When have you experienced that firsthand? What does your commitment to Christ-centered community look like right now? What would a “next step” look like?