Posts with the tag “the-word-of-god”

New Year's Resolutions | Things Above
January 23rd, 2022
As I was scrolling through TikTok over winter break, I couldn’t notice the trend of the “rest.” “Sunday reset”, “Monthly Reset”, and now, “New Year Reset”. While these videos included simple tasks suc...  Read More
by Devon Radford
His Word is Life
February 26th, 2021
A packet of printer paper 50 pages high hit my desk my junior year of high school as our teacher passed out excerpts of the Bible to our AP Language class. In my small coastal California town, there w...  Read More
by Devon Radford
He Speaks
February 9th, 2020
I learned I could hear the voice of God my freshmen year when God healed me of my depression. Great testimony of God but I think what has followed afterward speaks more to the character of God and how...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Cloaked in Promise
January 29th, 2020
The end of Jesus’ life on earth is cloaked in promise. Keyword here: cloaked – to be covered, hidden, veiled. His followers walked in a lot of unknowns about the future. I mean, with Jesus frequently ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Pursuing Hope
October 18th, 2019
Hopelessness is the best lie the enemy has ever come up with. As Christians, we have every reason for hope, but our situations often convince us that hope is the lie. The enemy can convince us that we...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Overflowing Hope
September 20th, 2019
I’m going to start this blog post very honestly: the first thing I did when starting to write was google “righteousness” because I wasn’t entirely sure what it meant. I’ve grown up in church so I’ve h...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Summer Survival Guide
June 14th, 2019
Summer is a special time. It’s my favorite season and it holds a special place in my heart. There’s a freedom and playfulness that doesn’t seem to be there in other seasons. The days are longer and I ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
February 17th, 2019
A couple weeks ago I was in an Encounter staff meeting when Blake Wiggins asked us to dream with God for a few minutes about what our semester could look like. The word that came to mind for me was “h...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Paul | Trained & Equipped
February 14th, 2019
Continuing through 2 Timothy 3:16 “All scripture is God-breathed and useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness” I want to focus in on the last phrase “training in righte...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Paul | Wise + Courageous
February 13th, 2019
When I think of Paul, who he was and his influence on the world, two of the first things I think of are courage and wisdom. Courage for the leader he was among the first generations of Christians, and...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Callings: What if I get it wrong?
January 30th, 2019
I think the thing that most hinders our generation of Christians from chasing our dreams is the obsessive pursuit of “getting it right.” We have to be sure that what we are wanting is of God before we...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Overcoming Discouragement
October 25th, 2018
Sometimes we pray for things one time and see immediate results. However, most of the time this isn’t the case. Most of the time when we pray for things, we have to continue to press in and ask God fo...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Welcome to Waiting
October 20th, 2018
I’ve been waiting for prayers to be answered for years now, and I haven’t seen many things happen.  I’ve been dreaming big with God and setting my hopes up high, and it hurts because I’m holding onto ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Sword of the Spirit
October 18th, 2018
"For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Feature Article | Maturity is an Investment
January 21st, 2018
At the beginning of January, Wesley began a five-week series on the Old Testament prophet Elijah. The main point of the series is that Elijah KNEW God deeply, and because of that, God did incredible t...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Christmas Survival Guide | Feed Yourself
December 18th, 2017
Let the big dawg eat!!!Christmas break has started, which means we are getting closer and closer to a Christmas feast greater than at the end of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Christmas break means n...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Agape Love
October 28th, 2017
In November, we are going to start a series about community called “#squadgoals.” The hope is that we would learn the best ways to love the people in our lives through this series. However, before we ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Tips for Digging Into the Word
September 29th, 2017
2 Timothy 3:16-17 “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what...  Read More
by Devon Radford
1 Corinthians 3:16-23
August 31st, 2017
In this passage, Paul informs believers that since the Holy Spirit lives in us upon salvation, and since we have the written Word at our fingertips, we have direct access to God’s mind, and therefore ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
DL Foundation: Identity
November 1st, 2016
Do you ever have things come out of your mouth, and after hearing them think, “What does that even mean”? I guess it depends person to person, but I have a feeling we all say things like that. So, I’m...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Secrets of the Secret Place Chapter 21: The Secret of Praying the Scriptures
July 5th, 2016
How when you sit down, clasp your hands with your head bowed to pray wait for words to come out of your mouth? And when nothing come you immediately race through your mind to sweep words into bin and ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Secrets of the Secret Place Chapter 20: The Secret of Simultaneous Reading
July 5th, 2016
We’ve been talking about the secret place all summer, and we were bound to make it to actually reading the Bible eventually. And here we are. Take a deep breath. It doesn’t have to be scary. I don’t t...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Secrets of the Secret Place Chapter 19: The Secret of Meditation
July 5th, 2016
Do you ever get frustrated when reading the Bible? Do you spend days talking yourself into giving yourself to reading and then get frustrated after the first five minutes?Whether we know it or not, ev...  Read More
by Devon Radford
The Word: Matthew Chapters 1 & 2
June 8th, 2016
Two things stand out when reading the first two chapter of Matthew. First, there is the presence of the miraculous. In his introduction of Jesus, Matthew includes the element of God’s involvement. The...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Summer Survival Guide Week 3: Create a summer reading plan
May 31st, 2016
Growing up in the church I heard again and again that having a quiet time was essential. So there I was, wanting to have a quiet time, but feeling so discouraged the moment I opened my Bible. I didn’t...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Summer Survival Guide Week 1: Attend a Local Church
May 17th, 2016
THE DISCONNECTAll year you’ve been attending Wesley or Freshley (or both) and it’s been EASY to stay involved and connected to the community of believers in your city. AND NOW…  it’s summer break. Sum...  Read More
by Devon Radford