Online Daily Devotionals

To stay connected with Jesus, the Living Word, be sure to spend time in the scriptures daily. These tools will help you explore the word of God and listen for God's voice. The bottom tool includes the weekly study scriptures and questions that support each week's sermon on the Tipp City Campus. 

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 May 24, 2015

 Holy Spirit Who?: Making Sense of the Voices in your Head

 
In today’s logical self-sufficiency, it’s hard to make sense of the voices in our heads. Many fear the unknown or “mystical.” Rather than avoid the mysterious nature of the Holy Spirit, let’s study it.  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 Genesis 1:1; John 1:1
These verses represent the Trinity. How is God identified in thoughts, words & actions? Spirit? Jesus? Why is it important that part of creation was God speaking things into being? Do you believe in the Trinity and the unchanging nature of God?
 
Day 2: Read Genesis 1:26-27; 2:4-7; 1 Thessalonians 5:23
At creation, God used words, hands to work the dirt and breath to form Adam “into our image.” If we’ve always had a spiritual nature as part of humanity, what fills it? What do you personally struggle with that replaces the voice of the Holy Spirit?
 
Day 3: Read Isaiah 63:11-14; Daniel 5:11; Luke 2:25
In Exodus, the Holy Spirit guided the Israelites. Do you recall what forms the Spirit of the Lord took during day? Night? (Ex 13:21)  How did the Spirit work in and for the people? Does God still work these ways? Like Isaiah, can you recall specific times the Spirit worked in your life?
 
Day 4: Read Matthew 3:1-12
John prepares the way for Jesus. What was the first word in his message? What action took place before baptism? Why were Jews being baptized? Was it a permanent cleansing?
 
Day 5: Read Matthew 3:13-17
Jesus asks John to baptize him, but John tries to refuse! Think back to the Mosaic Laws, the 613 Pharisaical laws and prophecies: Why was Jesus baptized? Did he need to repent, confess and be cleansed? How was “all righteousness” fulfilled in this act?
 
Day 6: Read Matthew 3:13-17; Acts 2:38
Prophecy is fulfilled when the heavens open and a dove descends on Jesus. Have you seen doves represent peace or spirit? What does Peter say is now required before baptism? How does baptism today act with the indwelling of the Spirit?
 
Day 7: Read Acts 18 & 19; Micah 6:8
Paul is spreading the Gospel. How is Paul acting justly, loving mercy, and walking humbly with God? How is Paul empowered by the Spirit? The 12 baptized in Jesus’ name were given the gifts of tongues  and prophecy, but what other types of gifts might a believer receive?
 
(Read daily reflections at facebook.com/ginghamsburg)