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 March 29, 2015

Communion

The life and death of Jesus are proof that experiencing real community isn’t easy. It is not a handholding Kumbaya experience, but Jesus knew that true communion brings life, abundant life and he was willing to give his life for it and for us to experience communion with God and others. This week take an intimate look at the final days of Jesus’ life.  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 22:7-38
Whom does Jesus invite to his table? Do they all want to be there? Whom is Jesus challenging you to invite to your table?   
 
Day 2: Read Luke 22:39-52
Jesus is getting ready to face the greatest challenge to his own communion with God. How does Jesus respond? What about the disciples? When you are faced with challenges that could sever you from your most important relationships, how do you typically respond? Like Jesus? Like the disciples?
 
Day 3: Read John 18:15-26
Why do you think Peter denies Jesus? Have you ever had a moment in your life, whether with words or actions, that you denied Jesus? What happened? How would you have responded differently today? 
 
Day 4: Read Matthew 27:11-26
What is Jesus’ response to Pilate? Have you ever been falsely accused of something you did not do? Imagine yourself in the crowd before Pilate. What do you think motivated the people to shout “crucify him, crucify him”?
 
Day 5: Read Luke 23:26-49
This is the darkest day in human history, and even on the cross Jesus brings words of comfort. Whom does Jesus speak to and why? What do these words tell us about God? About ourselves?  
 
Day 6: Luke 23:50-56
For many who followed Jesus, their dreams died right along with Jesus. Have you, like Joseph, ever buried a dream or ambition? 
 
Day 7: John 20:1-10
What happened on the first day of the week? The women were not expecting resurrection. Are you expecting God to resurrect something in your life, a relationship, a career, a passion or a dream? Ask God what needs resurrected in your life today.