On Course Devotionals

Spiritual growth isn' t just for Sundays! Based on the previous Sunday's Message, On Course Devotionals are written to help keep you "on course" throughout the rest of the week. Be reminded and encouraged to not just hear God's Word, but to apply it practically in your life.
Leave the Markers in the Box
November 23rd, 2022
Sin is like that. As we learned this past Sunday, sin entices us. That term literally means to “bait the hook.” Sin is attractive. We are tempted. We want it. Soon we are dragged away by our own evil desires or by the cunning entrapments of the enemy....
Prone to Wander
November 17th, 2022
As I listened to the message this past Sunday, I thought about the spiritual temptation to wander off. That phrase, “prone to wander” came to mind. It comes from a very well-known hymn entitled, “Come, Thou Fount.”...
The Locker Room
September 12th, 2022
Years ago, I got to visit the original “Boston Garden.” It was set to be demolished and people were paying to own pieces of the famous parquet basketball floor. But I loved the opportunity to tour the locker room. As a sports nut, I am fascinated by the function of the locker room—the camaraderie of the players and the cohesiveness of the team......
Transforming from Nice to Kind
September 6th, 2022
One year on my birthday, my family decided to bless me by going around the table and sharing what they loved about me. Sounds wonderful right? I thought so too. Until I heard every single answer starting to sound the same: “Erika is just so nice…”...
The God of Love
August 31st, 2022
When I look at that statement, the inner legalist that dwells in my flesh starts to panic. That legalist likes to hold myself and others to standards. Its love is entirely dependent on circumstances and how people treat ME. It desires what’s best for ME, not others around me......
The Good Kind of Fruit
August 23rd, 2022
Do you ever wonder what happened on that fateful day with Adam and Eve when humanity changed forever? I know I’ve thought about it at least 100 times—maybe more!...
Replacing Rocks with Sand
August 14th, 2022
They can do more damage than we even realize in the moment. We get caught up in what feels right, good, even justified! And after the high of being “right” and doing what feels good wears off, we experience the loss and heartache it caused. We look around and realize “Wow, what a mess..."...
Works of the Flesh
August 7th, 2022
If we “feed “our flesh, the flesh wins, and ultimately, it will destroy our lives. But if we feed our souls a steady diet of God’s Word and obey what it says, the Spirit wins! And so do we!...
God's Deep Love
July 31st, 2022
In chapter three of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, he writes out a prayer that he prayed on behalf of the church (Ephesians 3:14-21). The crux of that prayer was his sincere desire that they might grasp “how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.”...