Stonecrest Devotionals

21 Days of Prayer: August 2020

The themes for these 21 Days are based on the Mark 4 passage when Jesus calms the storm with His disciples in the boat and the parable of the Sower and the Seed. In Mark 4:35-41, Jesus invites His disciples to join Him on a cruise of a lifetime! Instead of a buffet and fun activities, this excursion included a dramatic storm of epic proportions. However, in light of the chaos around Him, Jesus takes a nap (cushion included). Eventually the disciples awake Jesus, Jesus calms the storms and addresses the disciples for their lack of faith. The story wraps up with this verse, "They (disciples) were terrified and asked each other, 'Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!'  (Mark 4:41) In this time of COVID-19, we need Jesus more now than ever to calm and address the storms in our lives and to teach us about what it means to be children of God who walk and operate in greater levels of faith. Our prayer is that God would inject you with much needed hope, renewal, and all you need for the remainder of 2020 and beyond.

During these next 21 Days, we are going to practice what is called, “Lectio Divina." This is a spiritual discipline of Christian meditation where you process and “chew” slowly on Scripture. In the case of the 21 Days you will “chew” on one or two verses a day. You will be given suggested prayer points to help guide you in this time, however, we encourage you to follow as the Lord leads you.

Going Deeper: Devotionals from the Alliance

Our new devotional series  features short devotionals from A.B. Simpson and A. W. Tozer, two powerful men of God who founded our denomination - the Christian and Missionary Alliance. Go deeper in your faith together with us as we glean the wisdom and Word of God from these men.
Click here to watch a short video on the history of the Christian & Missionary Alliance and Dr. A.B. Simpson 

Coffee Break

Take a break in your day for a short word of encouragement and Scripture. Watch the videos on Facebook or archived here

Walking through the Psalms

Join us as we journey as a church through the Book of Psalms both devotionally and prayerfully during this time of COVID-19 crisis. The Psalms were written by different authors and worshippers who confessed their lament, anger, grief, and praise throughout varying seasons of life, to a faithful God. May these devotions help posture our hearts before the Lord - in all humility, honesty, and surrender.
Worship Playlist
We've prepared a Worship playlist of 100 songs to help you in Walking through the Psalms.  You can preview them here or click Play on Spotify to listen to the full song.

The Presence of God

This series of devotionals was written by our staff in March 2020 , focusing on the presence of God as it relates to us in our homes, jobs, neighborhoods, and world. Sometimes we forget that He is with us. However, we believe that He does have truth and hope to reveal throughout this time of social isolation, pandemic crisis, fear, and uncertainty.  

The Attributes of God

This series of devotionals was written by our staff in January 2020 and they continue to be a source of encouragement and confidence in our God as we focus on His attributes even in times of uncertainty and trial.