Storm Shelter, Session 5: Free Student Devotion, “The Real Stuff”

This is the free student devotional for Storm Shelter, Session 5: The Shelter of God’s Peace. Pause Listen to “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)” by Hillsong United (Zion, 2013) to begin your time with God. Thank God for being your peace in situations that threaten to overwhelm you. “Peace I leave with you. My peace I […]

Ready, Session 6: Free Student Devotion, “Broken”

This is the free student devotional for Ready, Session 6: Ready When Pornography Controls. Pause Have you ever broken something really valuable or lost something that was really important to you? Recall the way you felt when you realized what you had done. With that in mind, read Genesis 3:1-7 in your Bible. Then the woman saw […]

Storm Shelter, Session 6: Free Student Devotion, “What’s in a Name?”

This is the free student devotional for Storm Shelter, Session 6: The Shelter of God’s Protection. Pause Think about all the situations that seem overwhelming in your life right now. Instead of focusing on them, focus your mind and heart on God the Deliverer. Thank Him for being a God who rescues. Think about a recent […]

Ready, Session 5: Free Student Devotion, “Immeasurable Forgiveness”

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This is the free student devotional for Ready, Session 5: Ready When Homosexuality Deceives. Pause Find a place where you can sit outside (or near a window) and contemplate the vastness of God in His creation. Thank Him for being such a great God, but also for always being ready to forgive. Read Psalm 103:11-14 in your […]

Ready, Session 2: Free Student Devotion, “Greater Love”

This is the free student devotional for Ready, Session 2: Ready to Help the Poor. Pause Listen to “Give Me Your Eyes” by Brandon Heath (What If We, 2008) to begin your quiet time. Ask God to open your eyes to those He places in your path today. Think about a time when someone reached […]

Winter 2014-15 Bible Studies For Life: Kids Life Verse Postcards (Free Download!)

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We had such an overwhelmingly positive response to our Life Verse Postcards for Fall, that we decided to make them again for the Winter. I think that these are just great. I mentioned last time that I love to write cards to the kids in my class and I think that having great postcards is […]

Overcome, Session 6: Meeting God at the Intersection of Expectation and Disappointment


by John Koessler A little more than a month after his son’s tragic death by suicide, Pastor Rick Warren made what some might consider to be a disturbing admission. He confessed that he had prayed regularly and sincerely for a different outcome to his son’s life. “For 27 years, I prayed every day of my […]

Overcome, Session 6: Second Chances at First Loves


   God makes a new home for a widow, a widower, and their five children. by Gina Kell Spehn A child is born. He is mine. I’m made for him and he for me. Wonder and awe, that through me he arrived. My firstborn has me feeling poetic about life. Deep. Captivated. Suddenly fearful. My need […]

Overcome, Session 5: Free Student Devotion, “From Forgiveness to Forgiveness”

This is the free student devotional for Overcome, Session 5: Overcome Bitterness. Pause Mull over this quote to begin today: “Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.” —Nelson Mandela Take a few minutes to skim over Matthew 6:9-15 in your Bible so you understand the context of today’s verses. […]

Overcome, Session 6 (Overcome an Earthly Mindset): What To Do When You Hit a Bad Light Cycle


I love it when I hit every green light on my way to my destination. Smooth sailing all the way. The truth is, it feels so right that many times I don’t really pay attention to the ease of the trip. Everything is as it should be. But I also know how it feels to […]