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 December 14, 2014

The Power of Expectation

When the impossible presents itself we have a Divine choice—to fearfully recoil or to faithfully speak God’s best future into reality.  Jesus’ birth story features best supporting roles of Zechariah and Elizabeth - who mirror our present day choice to participate in God’s story with epic faith.  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 Luke 1:5-22
Why do you think Zechariah had a hard time believing the message given to him by the angel? In what ways do you relate to Zechariah?
 
Day 2: Read Exodus 16:1-21
One of the reasons why we miss the miracle is because we give into cynicism. What does this passage have to say about that? In what ways do you struggle with being pessimistic? 
 
Day 3: Read Luke 1:23-25, 39-45
Compare and contrast Elizabeth’s response to God with Zechariah’s.  What can we learn from her about anticipation and expectation?
 
Day 4: Read Romans 5:1-11
What does it mean to boast in our hope? What does this passage have to teach us about dealing with our cynicism?
 
Day 5: Read Micah 4
What sort of hope does this speak into our pessimism? How does this passage encourage you?
 
Day 6: Read Luke 3:1-18
What does John teach us about preparing for the coming of Christ? After reading this, how would you define repentance?
 
Day 7: Read Luke 1:57-80
What role do you think his time of silence played in this moment for Zechariah? We read Zechariah’s song last week, but this week try and put it into your own words. What hope does it offer us this Advent season? Make it your prayer today.