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January 7th, 2016

Devo Options for 2016

After writing and posting online devotionals every morning for the past nine years (2007-2015), it is time for me to re-allocate my energy. I have thoroughly enjoyed our journey together. The adventure of walking with God daily and sharing my journey with you through writing has been a delight. Thank you for subscribing to my daily devotionals and thank you for passionately pursuing God. Here are several devotional options for you to consider in 2016.

  • My nine years of daily devotionals archived by date. http://www.saysoma.org/devotionals/
  • Daily Devotionals by Charles Stanley. http://www.intouch.org
  • Daily Hope Devotional by Rick Warren. http://rickwarren.org/devotional
  • Daily Treasures by Adrian Rogers. https://www.lwf.org/daily-treasures
  • Experiencing God Day by Day by Henry Blackaby. http://www.blackaby.net
  • Insight for Today by Chuck Swindoll. https://www.insight.org/resources/daily-devotional
  • Jesus Calling by Sarah Young. http://www.jesuscalling.com
  • Kingdom Living Daily Devotionals by Tony Evans. http://www.crosswalk.com/devotionals/alternative-view/
  • Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon. http://www.spurgeon.org/daily.htm
  • My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers. http://utmost.org
  • Strength for Today by John MacArthur. https://www.gty.org/resources/devotionals/strength-for-today
  • The Gift of Jesus Devotional by various contributing pastors including our Pastor David Fleming

“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace” (Numbers 6:24-26 ESV).

Riding HIS Wave,

Stephen Trammell
Lead Pastor
Follow me on twitter at: http://twitter.com/stephentrammell

 

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Thursday, January 7th, 2016 at 1:00 am
Category Devotion, Discipleship, Encouragement.
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January 6th, 2016

Devo Options for 2016

After writing and posting online devotionals every morning for the past nine years (2007-2015), it is time for me to re-allocate my energy. I have thoroughly enjoyed our journey together. The adventure of walking with God daily and sharing my journey with you through writing has been a delight. Thank you for subscribing to my daily devotionals and thank you for passionately pursuing God. Here are several devotional options for you to consider in 2016.

  • My nine years of daily devotionals archived by date. http://www.saysoma.org/devotionals/
  • Daily Devotionals by Charles Stanley. http://www.intouch.org
  • Daily Hope Devotional by Rick Warren. http://rickwarren.org/devotional
  • Daily Treasures by Adrian Rogers. https://www.lwf.org/daily-treasures
  • Experiencing God Day by Day by Henry Blackaby. http://www.blackaby.net
  • Insight for Today by Chuck Swindoll. https://www.insight.org/resources/daily-devotional
  • Jesus Calling by Sarah Young. http://www.jesuscalling.com
  • Kingdom Living Daily Devotionals by Tony Evans. http://www.crosswalk.com/devotionals/alternative-view/
  • Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon. http://www.spurgeon.org/daily.htm
  • My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers. http://utmost.org
  • Strength for Today by John MacArthur. https://www.gty.org/resources/devotionals/strength-for-today
  • The Gift of Jesus Devotional by various contributing pastors including our Pastor David Fleming

“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace” (Numbers 6:24-26 ESV).

Riding HIS Wave,

Stephen Trammell
Lead Pastor
Follow me on twitter at: http://twitter.com/stephentrammell

 

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 at 1:00 am
Category Devotion, Discipleship, Encouragement.
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January 5th, 2016

Devo Options for 2016

After writing and posting online devotionals every morning for the past nine years (2007-2015), it is time for me to re-allocate my energy. I have thoroughly enjoyed our journey together. The adventure of walking with God daily and sharing my journey with you through writing has been a delight. Thank you for subscribing to my daily devotionals and thank you for passionately pursuing God. Here are several devotional options for you to consider in 2016.

  • My nine years of daily devotionals archived by date. http://www.saysoma.org/devotionals/
  • Daily Devotionals by Charles Stanley. http://www.intouch.org
  • Daily Hope Devotional by Rick Warren. http://rickwarren.org/devotional
  • Daily Treasures by Adrian Rogers. https://www.lwf.org/daily-treasures
  • Experiencing God Day by Day by Henry Blackaby. http://www.blackaby.net
  • Insight for Today by Chuck Swindoll. https://www.insight.org/resources/daily-devotional
  • Jesus Calling by Sarah Young. http://www.jesuscalling.com
  • Kingdom Living Daily Devotionals by Tony Evans. http://www.crosswalk.com/devotionals/alternative-view/
  • Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon. http://www.spurgeon.org/daily.htm
  • My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers. http://utmost.org
  • Strength for Today by John MacArthur. https://www.gty.org/resources/devotionals/strength-for-today
  • The Gift of Jesus Devotional by various contributing pastors including our Pastor David Fleming

“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace” (Numbers 6:24-26 ESV).

Riding HIS Wave,

Stephen Trammell
Lead Pastor
Follow me on twitter at: http://twitter.com/stephentrammell

 

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 at 1:00 am
Category Devotion, Discipleship, Encouragement.
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January 4th, 2016

Devo Options for 2016

After writing and posting online devotionals every morning for the past nine years (2007-2015), it is time for me to re-allocate my energy. I have thoroughly enjoyed our journey together. The adventure of walking with God daily and sharing my journey with you through writing has been a delight. Thank you for subscribing to my daily devotionals and thank you for passionately pursuing God. Here are several devotional options for you to consider in 2016.

  • My nine years of daily devotionals archived by date. http://www.saysoma.org/devotionals/
  • Daily Devotionals by Charles Stanley. http://www.intouch.org
  • Daily Hope Devotional by Rick Warren. http://rickwarren.org/devotional
  • Daily Treasures by Adrian Rogers. https://www.lwf.org/daily-treasures
  • Experiencing God Day by Day by Henry Blackaby. http://www.blackaby.net
  • Insight for Today by Chuck Swindoll. https://www.insight.org/resources/daily-devotional
  • Jesus Calling by Sarah Young. http://www.jesuscalling.com
  • Kingdom Living Daily Devotionals by Tony Evans. http://www.crosswalk.com/devotionals/alternative-view/
  • Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon. http://www.spurgeon.org/daily.htm
  • My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers. http://utmost.org
  • Strength for Today by John MacArthur. https://www.gty.org/resources/devotionals/strength-for-today
  • The Gift of Jesus Devotional by various contributing pastors including our Pastor David Fleming

“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace” (Numbers 6:24-26 ESV).

Riding HIS Wave,

Stephen Trammell
Lead Pastor
Follow me on twitter at: http://twitter.com/stephentrammell

 

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Monday, January 4th, 2016 at 1:00 am
Category Devotion, Discipleship, Encouragement.
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January 3rd, 2016

Devo Options for 2016

After writing and posting online devotionals every morning for the past nine years (2007-2015), it is time for me to re-allocate my energy. I have thoroughly enjoyed our journey together. The adventure of walking with God daily and sharing my journey with you through writing has been a delight. Thank you for subscribing to my daily devotionals and thank you for passionately pursuing God. Here are several devotional options for you to consider in 2016.

  • My nine years of daily devotionals archived by date. http://www.saysoma.org/devotionals/
  • Daily Devotionals by Charles Stanley. http://www.intouch.org
  • Daily Hope Devotional by Rick Warren. http://rickwarren.org/devotional
  • Daily Treasures by Adrian Rogers. https://www.lwf.org/daily-treasures
  • Experiencing God Day by Day by Henry Blackaby. http://www.blackaby.net
  • Insight for Today by Chuck Swindoll. https://www.insight.org/resources/daily-devotional
  • Jesus Calling by Sarah Young. http://www.jesuscalling.com
  • Kingdom Living Daily Devotionals by Tony Evans. http://www.crosswalk.com/devotionals/alternative-view/
  • Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon. http://www.spurgeon.org/daily.htm
  • My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers. http://utmost.org
  • Strength for Today by John MacArthur. https://www.gty.org/resources/devotionals/strength-for-today
  • The Gift of Jesus Devotional by various contributing pastors including our Pastor David Fleming

“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace” (Numbers 6:24-26 ESV).

Riding HIS Wave,

Stephen Trammell
Lead Pastor
Follow me on twitter at: http://twitter.com/stephentrammell

 

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Sunday, January 3rd, 2016 at 1:00 am
Category Devotion, Discipleship, Encouragement.
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January 2nd, 2016

Devo Options for 2016

After writing and posting online devotionals every morning for the past nine years (2007-2015), it is time for me to re-allocate my energy. I have thoroughly enjoyed our journey together. The adventure of walking with God daily and sharing my journey with you through writing has been a delight. Thank you for subscribing to my daily devotionals and thank you for passionately pursuing God. Here are several devotional options for you to consider in 2016.

  • My nine years of daily devotionals archived by date. http://www.saysoma.org/devotionals/
  • Daily Devotionals by Charles Stanley. http://www.intouch.org
  • Daily Hope Devotional by Rick Warren. http://rickwarren.org/devotional
  • Daily Treasures by Adrian Rogers. https://www.lwf.org/daily-treasures
  • Experiencing God Day by Day by Henry Blackaby. http://www.blackaby.net
  • Insight for Today by Chuck Swindoll. https://www.insight.org/resources/daily-devotional
  • Jesus Calling by Sarah Young. http://www.jesuscalling.com
  • Kingdom Living Daily Devotionals by Tony Evans. http://www.crosswalk.com/devotionals/alternative-view/
  • Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon. http://www.spurgeon.org/daily.htm
  • My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers. http://utmost.org
  • Strength for Today by John MacArthur. https://www.gty.org/resources/devotionals/strength-for-today
  • The Gift of Jesus Devotional by various contributing pastors including our Pastor David Fleming

“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace” (Numbers 6:24-26 ESV).

Riding HIS Wave,

Stephen Trammell
Lead Pastor
Follow me on twitter at: http://twitter.com/stephentrammell

 

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Saturday, January 2nd, 2016 at 1:00 am
Category Devotion, Discipleship, Encouragement.
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January 1st, 2016

Devo Options for 2016

After writing and posting online devotionals every morning for the past nine years (2007-2015), it is time for me to re-allocate my energy. I have thoroughly enjoyed our journey together. The adventure of walking with God daily and sharing my journey with you through writing has been a delight. Thank you for subscribing to my daily devotionals and thank you for passionately pursuing God. Here are several devotional options for you to consider in 2016.

  • My nine years of daily devotionals archived by date. http://www.saysoma.org/devotionals/
  • Daily Devotionals by Charles Stanley. http://www.intouch.org
  • Daily Hope Devotional by Rick Warren. http://rickwarren.org/devotional
  • Daily Treasures by Adrian Rogers. https://www.lwf.org/daily-treasures
  • Experiencing God Day by Day by Henry Blackaby. http://www.blackaby.net
  • Insight for Today by Chuck Swindoll. https://www.insight.org/resources/daily-devotional
  • Jesus Calling by Sarah Young. http://www.jesuscalling.com
  • Kingdom Living Daily Devotionals by Tony Evans. http://www.crosswalk.com/devotionals/alternative-view/
  • Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon. http://www.spurgeon.org/daily.htm
  • My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers. http://utmost.org
  • Strength for Today by John MacArthur. https://www.gty.org/resources/devotionals/strength-for-today
  • The Gift of Jesus Devotional by various contributing pastors including our Pastor David Fleming

“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace” (Numbers 6:24-26 ESV).

Riding HIS Wave,

Stephen Trammell
Lead Pastor
Follow me on twitter at: http://twitter.com/stephentrammell

 

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Friday, January 1st, 2016 at 1:00 am
Category Devotion, Discipleship, Encouragement.
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December 6th, 2015

Gratitude for Spiritual Fathers

“For though you have countless guides in Christ, you do not have many fathers. For I became your father in Christ Jesus through the gospel.” 1 Corinthians 4:15 (ESV)

Within the family of God, our Heavenly Father has seen fit to bless us with men and women who care for us spiritually as, hopefully, our earthly parents cared for us physically. Now, I am not speaking here of every single pastor or spiritual teacher with whom you have ever crossed paths, but rather a specific person or persons who have singled you out particularly to invest in your spiritual growth. Can you think of such a person in your life? Have you sought out someone to pour themselves into you, asking you to “be imitators of me” (1 Cor. 4:16 ESV).

Think about the man or woman that the Lord has particularly placed in your life to both encourage and admonish you. Say a prayer of thanksgiving to the Lord for His provision, but also take some time today to actually tell that individual how much their ministry has meant in your life. You see, this relationship goes both ways, for as it is true that your spiritual “father” loves to care for you and see you grow in your walk, it is also true that in communicating his or her value to you, you serve to encourage them to continue to pour out their lives.

Discipleship and ministry are not easy things to give your life to. They require countless hours of answering tough, life-altering questions, fighting for the purity of loved ones, and walking graciously through valleys of failure. These men and women who have signed up to fight the good fight need encouraging to continue as you needed them to help direct your path toward Christ. Today, return the favor and minister to those who have so graciously ministered to you.

Grace and peace,

Jared Richard
Mobilization Pastor (Online Devotional Guest Author)
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Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Sunday, December 6th, 2015 at 1:00 am
Category 1 Corinthians, Discipleship, Mentoring.
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November 21st, 2015

Go, Therefore

“And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.’” Matthew 28:18-20 (ESV)

As Evangelical Christians, we often emphasize the need to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ to the ends of the earth. We must do this because the resurrection of Christ and the ensuing consequences of His resurrection (i.e. victory over sin and death) are the centerpiece to the beautiful, eternal plan of God to unite all things to Him in Christ Jesus. God is working all things for His glory and He has called us to be a part of this process, making disciples of all nations, baptizing them, and teaching them the overarching truths of scripture.

In order to do this effectively, however, we must remember the power that drives us. We are not proclaiming empty words; rather, we are going forth in the authority of Christ to speak Spirit-covered words that He uses to draw men unto Himself. Our task, then, should not be a source of fear nor an object of neglect, for Christ has empowered us to accomplish this great commission.

Are you proclaiming the truth of the gospel? Are you making disciples? Remember, disciple-making is a long process that continues long after conversion, and both are a part of the ministry Christ has given to us. Commit today to share the good news of Jesus with someone who needs it and help them walk worthy of the calling Christ has placed on their life.

Grace and peace,

Jared Richard
Mobilization Pastor (Online Devotional Guest Author)
Follow me on twitter at: http://twitter.com/jaredrichard

 

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Saturday, November 21st, 2015 at 1:00 am
Category Discipleship, Great Commission, Matthew.
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September 8th, 2014

Tag! You’re It!

“And he appointed twelve (whom he also named apostles) so that they might be with him and he might send them out to preach.” Mark 3:14 (ESV)

Can you imagine the honor of being chosen by Jesus to serve as one of His twelve apostles? You would have a starting position on the varsity team that Jesus coached. You would have access to His life behind the scenes in the locker room and on the practice field. You would want to spend all your time in His shadow and under His personal touch ministry. To be like Him, you would want to watch His every move and to capture every word He articulated. It would be so refreshing to be that connected to the Son of God.

As a follower of Jesus Christ, you have that kind of connection with the Son of God. At the moment of your conversion experience, you were adopted into God’s family and placed on the winning team. You have the privilege of drawing near to the Lord and learning how to enjoy His presence.

God did not save you so that you could stay in the huddle. God rescued you from eternal damnation and placed you into His forever family and filled you with His Holy Spirit so that you could continue the ministry of Jesus on the earth. You have been chosen by God to be sent out to portray His love and to proclaim the saving news of Jesus. You have been armed with the cure to the cancer of sin. Every single person who places their faith in Jesus alone for salvation will be saved and adopted into the family of God. You are chosen by God to build that relational bridge to those who are lost. Tag! You’re it!

Drawing Near,

Stephen Trammell
Lead Pastor
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Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 1:00 am
Category Discipleship, Evangelism, Obedience.
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