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 August 30, 2015

Going Public

From the beginning, God made his story public. From the preservation of the testimony within the ark to the birth and resurrection of his son, Jesus, the word remains. But the word is also the story of humanity and God’s faithfulness to us. Let’s study what it takes, as a human and Jesus follower, to go public.  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 1 Samuel 16:1-13; 1 Samuel 17
Describe when you’ve felt like Samuel, actively looking to follow God then realizing the result wasn’t what or whom you expected. Did the anointing immediately change David’s life? What did David overcome to go public? What resulted from this bold step?
 
Day 2: Read Nehemiah 1:1-2:10
How was Nehemiah already a public figure? With whom did he have to go public? What did he risk with his honesty? What was the result of his trust in God to go public? (Skim Nehemiah to get the big picture.)
 
Day 3: Read John 2:1-12
Who takes the initiative to go public in this story? What did Mary risk by going public? Do you think she made this request without forethought? Why? Why did Jesus honor her request? How did this decision affect the rest of Mary’s life?
 
Day 4: Read John 2:13-25
What motivated Jesus to go public? Describe the significance of this place to Jesus and to the Jews. What did Jesus risk? How many people did his going public affect? Discuss the question of his authority. How was authority a theme throughout his public ministry?
 
Day 5: Read Matthew 28:16-20
Does Jesus personally understand this charge to us? Do you worship and sometimes doubt? Why? Why does Jesus claim “all authority”? As a disciple, have you acted on your commission? What do you need to overcome to go public? What message of hope does Jesus provide to help us overcome?
 
Day 6: Read Acts 9
Who was Saul? What was his job? Describe the emotions Saul might have experienced through his major life change. What did Saul risk by going public as Paul? How do you think people responded to him: good and bad? Whom did he impact by taking the risk?
 
Day 7: Read 2 Timothy 4:1-8; Matthew 28:18-20
Where is Paul writing from? Compare his commission with Jesus’ great commission. How does Paul also encourage you at the end of his commission? How will you go public with this commission today/this week?
 
Read the daily Reflection post at facebook.com/ginghamsburg.