Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Devotional Resources

There are a number of great resources for devotionals which can be found on Internet

OUR DAILY BREAD - This is the online version of the printed devotional that we keep at the Information Center at Troy Christian Chapel. It follows a simple format of the reading a small Bible passage and a reflection on that passage.

Link: http://www.rbc.org/odb/odb.shtml There is also an option for a feed to your mobile device: http://www.rbc.org/info/rbcmobile.aspx

ENCOUNTER WITH GOD - This is just one devotional from Scripture Union. It too has a brief reading of Scripture and then a reflection. Unlike "Our Daily Bread", the readings will go through a book of the Bible over a several day or several week period. Highly recommended as a supplemental to your daily Bible reading.

LINK to the Daily Reading: https://www.scriptureunion.org/devotional.php?devotional=encounter

There is also the option of getting the readings for the day sent to you by e-mail. You can even choose the version of the Bible you want the reading to come in:

LINK: http://www.scriptureunion.org/subscribe.php?devotional=encounter

This devotional was composed by Charles Haddon Spurgeon back in late 19th century England. Each day has a morning reading from Scripture (with a reflection) as well as an evening reading from Scripture (along with a reflection on the text). Spurgeon is very insightful into His reflection on short snippets of Scripture which, when thought about, carry remarkable weight.

LINK: http://www.heartlight.org/spurgeon/

There are also options for getting each day's readings sent to your e-mail or picked up as a RSS feed. The links are found within Heartlight's Spurgeon web -page.

In a sermon preached in March, 1998, Pastor Dan Lewis challenged us to use the newspaper as a devotional guide to pray for the world around us. While print newspapers are becoming scarcer, there are a number of news websites which can help us to expand our vision for prayer and have us to pray beyond only our own families and our own neighborhoods.

BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION (BBC) - Centered in England, the BBC does a great job in presenting international news LINK: http://news.bbc.co.uk/

CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION (CBC) - Centered in Canada, the CBC presents news, much of which is familiar to an American audience, with a bit of a different perspective
LINK: http://www.cbc.ca/news/

CABLE NEWS NETWORK (CNN) - Centered in the United States, CNN covers a number of national and international stories. LINK: http://www.cnn.com/

DETROIT NEWS - Centered in Detroit, the Detroit News covers stories which pertain to the Metropolitan Detroit area. LINK: http://www.detnews.com/

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