Unlocked Archives

  • July 2, 2021

    I'm fifty-four years old, and one thing I wish I'd known about God when I was a teenager is that He doesn't expect us to be perfect. As a teen, I attempted over and over again to do what God said in the Bible. But no matter how hard I tried, I kept failing. I [...]

  • October 6, 2020

    Editor's Note: Today's devotion discusses depression and suicide. Some people think being a Christian means you need to be happy all the time. If someone says they're depressed, others sometimes think that person's faith isn't very strong and they're doing something wrong. Can a Christian be depressed? It's one thing to feel sad or have [...]

  • February 29, 2020

    You've probably heard it in youth group or Sunday school: “It's very important to have daily devotions.” But you just can't seem to make it happen, and you feel terrible. Between homework, extracurriculars, and family activities, it seems impossible to open your Bible every day. A couple of weeks might even go by before you [...]

  • November 21, 2019

    Have you ever heard a speaker talk about how important it is to be sexually pure? Maybe they said, “God has someone special in mind for you, so save yourself for that person. You can unwrap the gift of sex with that person on your wedding night, and it will be worth the wait.” Those [...]

  • November 9, 2019

    God did an amazing job when He created humans. Our brains alone are made up of about 100 billion nerves that communicate in 100 trillion connections, controlling all of the systems in our bodies and allowing us to communicate, think, and reason. But, because our world is broken by sin and death, sometimes our brains [...]