Inspirational devotional musings published in Standard

Weekly devotional articles

Thoughts to live by for each week of the year

These devotional articles by Howard Culbertson were correlated with the Enduring Word Series adult Sunday school curriculum and were published weekly in The Standard, a weekly take-home piece published by what is now called The Foundry. These were all written while the author and his wife Barebara were serving as missionaries in Italy

  1. What kind of a Way Preparer are you? Luke 3:7-22 (Missionary deputation)
  2. Satan's empty bag of tricks, Luke 4:13-20
  3. The power of the Savior's word, Luke 4:31-36, 40-43; 5:1-6
  4. A live-and-convert philosophy of life, Luke 5:17, 24, 27-39; 6:11
  5. Discipleship doesn't come cheap, Luke 6:40
  6. God has visited His people Luke 7:22
  7. Where is your faith?, Luke 8:25
  8. Who do you say He is? Luke 9:18-20
  9. Perfect love Luke 10:25-28
  10. Lord, teach us to pray, Luke 11:1-13
  11. First things first Luke 12:13-34
  12. Does the Colonel have something we don't have? Luke 14:12-24
  13. Wet blanket (or joyless) religion, Luke 15:21-32
  14. From mere religious teaching to to real redemptive power, Luke 24:5b-6a
  15. Don't throw your life away, Luke 17:33
  16. "And a wee little man was he," Luke 19:1-10
  17. An atmosphere of commercialism, John 1:11
  18. The Antichrist, Luke 21:36
  19. Too sure of ourselves, I Corinthians 10:12
  20. Salvation unlimited, 1 John 4:10
  21. "Among all nations . . . with power," Luke 24:49
  22. Who cares? 1 John 4:7
  23. "To everyone who is thirsty," Isaiah 55
  24. An active faith, not fatalism, Psalm 121:1-2
  25. Measuring up, Micah 6:8
  26. Getting the glory down, Psalm 103:8
  27. A single-minded concern for the Kingdom, Philippians 4:19
  28. Trust the instruments, Joshua 1:9
  29. Fountain of youth, Isaiah 40:31
  30. A love that destroys, I Corinthians 13
  31. He is my shepherd, Psalm 23
  32. Fountain of joy, Habakkuk 2, 3
  33. An appropriate humility Job
  34. We shall be changed, 1 Corinthians 15
  35. "Non più morte, non più duolo" Revelation 21:4
  36. Where they did not belong, Exodus 1:1-14
  37. What does God have in mind for your kids? Exodus 2:1-15
  38. "I am Who I am," Exodus 3:1-10, 13-15
  39. God's man under pressure, Exodus 5:1-14
  40. Unworthily? Exodus 12:1-14
  41. I sing because I'm free, Exodus 14:10-16, 22-31
  42. Another CIA plot? Exodus 10:1-9, 20-25
  43. Is God shooting at us? Exodus 20:1-11
  44. Watch thief, Exodus 33:12-23
  45. Swimming upstream, Exodus 20:12-20
  46. These hands I give to you, Exodus 24:3-18 (Work & Witness)
  47. Dancing around a golden calf, Exodus 25:1-9; 31:1-6 (Ministry at The Lamb's Club in Times Square)
  48. Emptiness versus God's presence, Exodus 32:1-14
  49. Blessed . . . Not so . . ., Psalm 1
  50. Telling tales, Psalms 14:1-3; 15; 16:8-11
  51. Sweet little baby Jesus, Psalms 22:1-5, 23; 24:7-10
  52. Leaning on the everlasting arms, Psalm 37:1-11 (Alfredo Del Rosso and Earl Lee)

     -- Howard Culbertson


Other devotional articles:    Reflectcons with illustrations from ham radio    Are you ready for Christmas?    Come Ye Apart 1   Come Ye Apart 2

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