Stop Trying So Hard to Make God Happy

Brandon Devotional

Salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. It’s not based on our effort or our accomplishments. Most evangelical Christians get this truth quite well. What we don’t get is that spiritual growth happens by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone as well. Paul once asked, “After starting your Christian lives in the Spirit, why …

Jesus Took Our Curse

Brandon Devotional

There are plenty of theories as to why Jesus died and what his death means for us today. Some see him as a mere martyr for  good cause and others believe he was a usional, radical leader who idealized his own execution. And still others, who call themselves Christians today, believe that Jesus’ death meant something vague and abstract but …

Bitter or Better? Your Choice.

Brandon Devotional

One of the powerful messages I’ve ever heard in my life was preached by David Ring. David has cerebral palsy and struggles to walk and talk. He tells his testimony of growing up with this disability, being made fun of by bullies, and losing his Mom at an early age. He struggled with depression and suicidal thoughts until Jesus …

Wherever You Go, I’ll Follow

Brandon Devotional

It’s often thought of as a wedding passage, but Ruth’s words were directed at her mother-in-law when she said, “Don’t urge me to leave you or turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Where you die I will die, …