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Holy leisure is about enjoying God through the study of his Word. The following Devotional Series have been curated to walk you through different portions of scripture with that purpose in mind.
These short-form devotions are available on both the Bible App and via email, find the method that suits you best.
Every Longing Heart (7-Days)
In Charles Wesley’s famous Christmas hymn, “Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus,” we sing that Jesus is the joy of every longing heart. This Advent, discover how the divine orchestration of human events and various responses to his coming, exposes the longing of our hearts. From kings and rulers to shepherds and expectant virgins, Jesus’ advent reveals what we treasure. Find him the joy of your heart this Christmas.
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The Wonderous Cross (7-Days)
Jesus met characters of all sorts on his way to the cross. Like a diamond refracting light no matter which way it turns, the cross becomes more wonderful from their different perspectives. In this 7-day study, worship at Jesus’ feet with Mary, cheer with the crowds in Jerusalem, ache at the cowardice of Pilate, and come away with the centurion saying, “Truly, this was the Son of God!”
Creativity That Aims for Eternity (3-Days)
Christopher Wren, the mastermind architect behind St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, said that “Architecture should aim for eternity.” Our creative efforts, whatever they may be, should reflect the glory of our Creator, and point the hearts and minds of others towards eternity. This is a high calling for creatives. In this short series, we’ll look at the frustration, framework, and fulfillment that comes when we point our art ever upwards.
The Faithful & The Vile (6-Days)
In this series, we’ll look at six encounters Jesus had on the way to the cross. We’ll see how his perfect sinless life stands in contrast to everyone he meets. You’ll meet a betrayer, a denier, a rioter, a distant admirer, a passionate crier, and two foolish travelers. Discover how Jesus’ faithfulness stands in the place of our wretchedness. These are the stories of The Faithful and The Vile.
Empty Nets & Broken Lives, Six Eternity-Shaping Encounters in the Gospel of Luke (6-Days)
Encountering Jesus changes everything. Peter realized his sinfulness after Jesus miraculously filled his empty fishing nets. The paralyzed and blind realized they needed forgiveness more than physical healing and then they received both. Two sisters encountered Jesus and discovered worship trumps service. Meander through these stories and more in the gospel of Luke, and discover how Jesus fills our nets and restores our brokenness, one personal encounter at a time.
Holy Leisure in the Gospel of Mark (4-Days)
Holy leisure is about finding rest and enjoyment in God’s presence, even when life’s circumstances are hard. The Gospel of Mark is full of examples of Jesus exemplifying this restful dependence on his Father, even when exhaustion, storms, and interruptions threatened to thwart his will. Experience a life of holy leisure as you learn to live, rest, and trust, like Jesus.
Paths of the Righteous: Psalm 23 in the Lives of Missionaries & Witnesses for Christ (6-Days)
Psalm 23 will be our guide as we walk in the paths of the righteous through this 6-day study. Discover spiritual rest with Amy Carmichael and Hudson Taylor, travel through the valley of death with Corrie ten Boom, and be amazed at the divine protection of Gladys Alyward. Experience God’s miraculous provision for Lillian Trasher, and the redemption of a tribe of killers with Nate Saint and Mincaye.