Episodes

  • Today we’ll explore the concept of evangelism. There are so many fears and misconceptions wrapped up in this topic, and my hope today is that we’ll simplify it, and get straight to the heart of the issue. As we assess our hearts, may we remain soft and open to the commands and will of God for us.

    Our Scripture for today comes from Mark 16:15, and today's worship is O Come To The Altar by Elevation Worship feat. Israel Houghton.

    First15 is a daily devotional written and recorded by Craig Denison. If you would like to learn more about the First15 app, books, blogs, videos and our other resources, please visit first15.org. You can always reach out to us on our contact page on the website.

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    Do you have questions about the Holy Spirit? Have you ever wondered who the Holy Spirit really is?

    In Volume 3 of our First15 Devotionals, we’re going to dive deeply, every day, into a time of learning and growth with the Holy Spirit.

    Click here to order Spirit now, and be equipped to walk with the Spirit of God.

  • One of the best ways we can be used by God is by simply being ourselves. The identity Christ has given us as daughters and sons is meant to shine forth and be a witness to those around us. May you be encouraged today in your identity in Christ and freed from any unnecessary weight you’ve been carrying.

    Our Scripture for today comes from Matthew 5:16, and today's worship is Let There Be Light by Katie Torwalt.

    First15 is a daily devotional written and recorded by Craig Denison. If you would like to learn more about the First15 app, books, blogs, videos and our other resources, please visit first15.org. You can always reach out to us on our contact page on the website.

    Click here to help even more people encounter God through the ministry of First15.

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    Do you have questions about the Holy Spirit? Have you ever wondered who the Holy Spirit really is?

    In Volume 3 of our First15 Devotionals, we’re going to dive deeply, every day, into a time of learning and growth with the Holy Spirit.

    Click here to order Spirit now, and be equipped to walk with the Spirit of God.

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  • There is only one constant in this ever-changing world, and that’s the character of our heavenly Father. The very earth itself is undergoing changes constantly. What seems the most immovable now will one day be done away with. But God is unchanging. God is unwavering. He’s completely faithful and committed to seeing through the promises he’s made you. May you be encouraged today as we learn of God’s great promise for his plans for our lives.

    Our Scripture for today comes from Jeremiah 29:11, and today's worship is Promises Never Fail by Bethel Music.

    First15 is a daily devotional written and recorded by Craig Denison. If you would like to learn more about the First15 app, books, blogs, videos and our other resources, please visit first15.org. You can always reach out to us on our contact page on the website.

    Click here to help even more people encounter God through the ministry of First15.

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    Do you have questions about the Holy Spirit? Have you ever wondered who the Holy Spirit really is?

    In Volume 3 of our First15 Devotionals, we’re going to dive deeply, every day, into a time of learning and growth with the Holy Spirit.

    Click here to order Spirit now, and be equipped to walk with the Spirit of God.

  • Being used by God requires inward humility and exaltation of Jesus as King. It’s the only way being used by the Lord can work. Today we’ll take a deeper dive in our own hearts and examine who is actually enthroned there.

    Our Scripture for today comes from 1 Corinthians 10:31, and today's worship is We Love Your Name (All Cry Glory) by Jaye Thomas feat. Chris Tofilon.

    First15 is a daily devotional written and recorded by Craig Denison. If you would like to learn more about the First15 app, books, blogs, videos and our other resources, please visit first15.org. You can always reach out to us on our contact page on the website.

    Click here to help even more people encounter God through the ministry of First15.

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    Do you have questions about the Holy Spirit? Have you ever wondered who the Holy Spirit really is?

    In Volume 3 of our First15 Devotionals, we’re going to dive deeply, every day, into a time of learning and growth with the Holy Spirit.

    Click here to order Spirit now, and be equipped to walk with the Spirit of God.

  • If we are going to be used by God, we must first acknowledge that he is already at work all around us, and that his work isn’t contingent upon us. This is not something we’re starting up. The weight is not on our shoulders—the pressure is off. I hope today you’re freed up to be used by God out of joy and delight rather than obligation or stress.

    Our Scripture for today comes from Philippians 2:13, and today's worship is Altar by SEU Worship.

    First15 is a daily devotional written and recorded by Craig Denison. If you would like to learn more about the First15 app, books, blogs, videos and our other resources, please visit first15.org. You can always reach out to us on our contact page on the website.

    Click here to help even more people encounter God through the ministry of First15.

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    Do you have questions about the Holy Spirit? Have you ever wondered who the Holy Spirit really is?

    In Volume 3 of our First15 Devotionals, we’re going to dive deeply, every day, into a time of learning and growth with the Holy Spirit.

    Click here to order Spirit now, and be equipped to walk with the Spirit of God.

  • In response to God’s work in our hearts, we are called to share the wonders of his invisible nature with a world in desperate need of him. God has chosen to use us to reveal himself. He’s filled us with the Spirit and empowered us to proclaim the good news of salvation and restored relationship with our Creator. May you discover this week that you were made to share God’s heart. And may you find joy and passion in God’s longing to use you in powerful and unique ways.

    Our Scripture for today comes from Ephesians 2:10, and today's worship is Build My Life by Pat Barrett.

    First15 is a daily devotional written and recorded by Craig Denison. If you would like to learn more about the First15 app, books, blogs, videos and our other resources, please visit first15.org. You can always reach out to us on our contact page on the website.

    Click here to help even more people encounter God through the ministry of First15.

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    Do you have questions about the Holy Spirit? Have you ever wondered who the Holy Spirit really is?

    In Volume 3 of our First15 Devotionals, we’re going to dive deeply, every day, into a time of learning and growth with the Holy Spirit.

    Click here to order Spirit now, and be equipped to walk with the Spirit of God.

  • Today as we wrap up our week of diving deeper into the fullness of life available to us, we’ll explore what it means to gain spiritual eyes. Our human perspective is so utterly limited this side of heaven. We see ourselves, God, and others incorrectly on a regular basis. To experience the fullness of life, it’s imperative that we take up God’s perspective on all things and allow him to enlighten the eyes of our hearts. May you walk away from today with a new, eternal perspective.

    Our Scripture for today comes from Ephesians 1:18, and today's worship is Generous Giver by Vintage Worship.

    First15 is a daily devotional written and recorded by Craig Denison. If you would like to learn more about the First15 app, books, blogs, videos and our other resources, please visit first15.org. You can always reach out to us on our contact page on the website.

    Click here to help even more people encounter God through the ministry of First15.

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    Do you have questions about the Holy Spirit? Have you ever wondered who the Holy Spirit really is?

    In Volume 3 of our First15 Devotionals, we’re going to dive deeply, every day, into a time of learning and growth with the Holy Spirit.

    Click here to order Spirit now, and be equipped to walk with the Spirit of God.

  • Fullness of life and surrender are inextricably linked. As we begin to wrap up our week on diving into the fullness of life, today we’ll explore the concept of surrendering to Jesus. May you be encouraged instead of burdened and take whatever next steps necessary to give Jesus your all.

    Our Scripture for today comes from Matthew 10:39, and today's worship is Find Me by Jonathan and Melissa Helser.

    First15 is a daily devotional written and recorded by Craig Denison. If you would like to learn more about the First15 app, books, blogs, videos and our other resources, please visit first15.org. You can always reach out to us on our contact page on the website.

    Click here to help even more people encounter God through the ministry of First15.

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    Do you have questions about the Holy Spirit? Have you ever wondered who the Holy Spirit really is?

    In Volume 3 of our First15 Devotionals, we’re going to dive deeply, every day, into a time of learning and growth with the Holy Spirit.

    Click here to order Spirit now, and be equipped to walk with the Spirit of God.

  • This week as we dive deeper into the fullness of life available to us, we’ll look today at the biblical concept of understanding and how it relates to experiencing God. May God shift your perspective today and bring you into greater fullness of life in your relationship with him. What’s beautiful about God is that no matter where you’re at in your walk with him, there is always more.

    Our Scripture for today comes from Psalms 145:18, and today's worship is Remember by Bryan and Katie Torwalt.

    First15 is a daily devotional written and recorded by Craig Denison. If you would like to learn more about the First15 app, books, blogs, videos and our other resources, please visit first15.org. You can always reach out to us on our contact page on the website.

    Click here to help even more people encounter God through the ministry of First15.

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    Do you have questions about the Holy Spirit? Have you ever wondered who the Holy Spirit really is?

    In Volume 3 of our First15 Devotionals, we’re going to dive deeply, every day, into a time of learning and growth with the Holy Spirit.

    Click here to order Spirit now, and be equipped to walk with the Spirit of God.

  • Are you standing on sinking sand? Or do you feel the ground firm beneath your feet? Assess your heart in this moment. Are you living in fear? Are you shaken as things appear to be falling apart? Allow your answers to be indicators of whether or not you’re placing your faith and trust in God alone. The Lord is a firm foundation, and the only solid place to place your trust. In diving deeper today, we’re going to secure our foundation in the only steady hope—Jesus.

    Our Scripture for today comes from Psalm 9:10, and today's worship is Be Still by Hillsong Worship.

    First15 is a daily devotional written and recorded by Craig Denison. If you would like to learn more about the First15 app, books, blogs, videos and our other resources, please visit first15.org. You can always reach out to us on our contact page on the website.

    Click here to help even more people encounter God through the ministry of First15.

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    Do you have questions about the Holy Spirit? Have you ever wondered who the Holy Spirit really is?

    In Volume 3 of our First15 Devotionals, we’re going to dive deeply, every day, into a time of learning and growth with the Holy Spirit.

    Click here to order Spirit now, and be equipped to walk with the Spirit of God.

  • As we dive deeper into the fullness of life available to us this week, looking at the concept of acknowledging our need for God is essential. We will never taste the fullness of God’s sufficient grace until we learn to live low, acknowledging our need and weakness before the Lord. So many of us are fearful of appearing weak and work our fingers to the bone to feel sufficient within ourselves. The only path to true power and freedom comes through embracing our need and lack. May you experience that freedom and strength from God today.

    Our Scripture for today comes from Psalm 73:26, and today's worship is Refresh Me by Leeland.

    First15 is a daily devotional written and recorded by Craig Denison. If you would like to learn more about the First15 app, books, blogs, videos and our other resources, please visit first15.org. You can always reach out to us on our contact page on the website.

    Click here to help even more people encounter God through the ministry of First15.

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    Do you have questions about the Holy Spirit? Have you ever wondered who the Holy Spirit really is?

    In Volume 3 of our First15 Devotionals, we’re going to dive deeply, every day, into a time of learning and growth with the Holy Spirit.

    Click here to order Spirit now, and be equipped to walk with the Spirit of God.

  • As we continue to dive deeper into the fullness of life available to us, today we’ll explore what it means to live honestly before man. In a world of facades and striving, God wants to offer us freedom and confidence to be fully who he has made us to be. May you learn to value to honesty above all else in dealing with those around you and find joy and peace abundant.

    Our Scripture for today comes from 2 Corinthians 8:21, and today's worship is Kyrie Eleison by Vineyard Worship.

    First15 is a daily devotional written and recorded by Craig Denison. If you would like to learn more about the First15 app, books, blogs, videos and our other resources, please visit first15.org. You can always reach out to us on our contact page on the website.

    Click here to help even more people encounter God through the ministry of First15.

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    Do you have questions about the Holy Spirit? Have you ever wondered who the Holy Spirit really is?

    In Volume 3 of our First15 Devotionals, we’re going to dive deeply, every day, into a time of learning and growth with the Holy Spirit.

    Click here to order Spirit now, and be equipped to walk with the Spirit of God.

  • Every morning you’re faced with a choice, two postures you can take.

    One choice you have is a posture of protection, creating different versions of yourself for different people, accommodating the perceived desires and perspectives of others around you.

    The other choice you have is a posture of honesty, choosing to be your authentic self with every person, regardless of how they’ll treat you, confident and comfortable in the fact that God loves you just as you are no matter what anyone around you tells you.

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    First15 is a daily devotional written and recorded by Craig Denison. If you would like to learn more about the First15 app, books, blogs, videos and our other resources, please visit first15.org. You can always reach out to us on our contact page on the website.

    Click here to help even more people encounter God through the ministry of First15.

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    Do you have questions about the Holy Spirit? Have you ever wondered who the Holy Spirit really is?

    In Volume 3 of our First15 Devotionals, we’re going to dive deeply, every day, into a time of learning and growth with the Holy Spirit.

    Click here to order Spirit now, and be equipped to walk with the Spirit of God.

  • Do you have questions about the Holy Spirit? Have you ever wondered who the Holy Spirit really is?

    In Volume 3 of our First15 Devotionals, we’re going to dive deeply, every day, into a time of learning and growth with the Holy Spirit.

    Click here to order Spirit now, and be equipped to walk with the Spirit of God.

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    God’s goodness over our lives far exceeds anything we’ve experienced. We’ve only yet splashed around in the shallows of God’s deep love and mercy. In order to dive deeper into the fullness of life available to us, we must learn how to posture our hearts. May your relationship with God be enriched this week as you position yourself to receive all your loving heavenly Father has to give.

    Our Scripture for today comes from Hebrews 4:13, and today's worship is If I'm Honest by Megan Brown.

    First15 is a daily devotional written and recorded by Craig Denison. If you would like to learn more about the First15 app, books, blogs, videos and our other resources, please visit first15.org. You can always reach out to us on our contact page on the website.

    Click here to help even more people encounter God through the ministry of First15.

  • In the last devotional in our series on honesty, today we’re going to focus simply on what it means to live honestly every day. My hope for today is that God will empower us all to continue this journey of honesty and humility on a daily basis. Let’s open up our hearts in real, intentional ways today, as we experience the power and love of our heavenly Father.

    Our Scripture for today comes from James 1:26, and today's worship is Out of Hiding by Steffany Gretzinger.

    First15 is a daily devotional written and recorded by Craig Denison. If you would like to learn more about the First15 app, books, blogs, videos and our other resources, please visit first15.org. You can always reach out to us on our contact page on the website.

    Click here to help even more people encounter God through the ministry of First15.

    Align your Heart with God’s True Intention

    Your heart, that place that holds your identity, affections, emotions, uniqueness, could not be more valuable.

    And in a world that is constantly vying for your heart, asking for your time, energy, and affection, learning to guard and nourish your heart could not be more important.

    Heart is the second issue of our printed devotionals for this year, and is the perfect way to experience the content of First15 in February.

    Click HERE to get your copy of Heart today and start aligning your heart with God’s true intent!

  • As we near the end of our week on honesty, today we’re going to discover together how there is freedom in the light. Any part of our lives in which we’re walking in darkness, living isolated and unknown, makes space for our hearts to be chained to thoughts and temptations God wants to set us free from. So may the Spirit lead us into the light today, and may we find the courage to follow him.

    Our Scripture for today comes from Isaiah 42:16, and today's worship is Let There Be Light by Hillsong Worship.

    First15 is a daily devotional written and recorded by Craig Denison. If you would like to learn more about the First15 app, books, blogs, videos and our other resources, please visit first15.org. You can always reach out to us on our contact page on the website.

    Click here to help even more people encounter God through the ministry of First15.

    Align your Heart with God’s True Intention

    Your heart, that place that holds your identity, affections, emotions, uniqueness, could not be more valuable.

    And in a world that is constantly vying for your heart, asking for your time, energy, and affection, learning to guard and nourish your heart could not be more important.

    Heart is the second issue of our printed devotionals for this year, and is the perfect way to experience the content of First15 in February.

    Click HERE to get your copy of Heart today and start aligning your heart with God’s true intent!

  • As we continue our week focusing on honesty, today we’re going to look at how true honesty affords us the ability to be more fully loved. At the foundation of it all, we’re all searching for love. And the fullness of love can only be experienced when we allow true love to find its way into every part of us by bringing who we fully are into our relationships. May God love us powerfully today as we make space to be more honest with him and ourselves.

    Our Scripture for today comes from Isaiah 54:10, and today's worship is Lean Back by Capital City Music.

    First15 is a daily devotional written and recorded by Craig Denison. If you would like to learn more about the First15 app, books, blogs, videos and our other resources, please visit first15.org. You can always reach out to us on our contact page on the website.

    Click here to help even more people encounter God through the ministry of First15.

    Align your Heart with God’s True Intention

    Your heart, that place that holds your identity, affections, emotions, uniqueness, could not be more valuable.

    And in a world that is constantly vying for your heart, asking for your time, energy, and affection, learning to guard and nourish your heart could not be more important.

    Heart is the second issue of our printed devotionals for this year, and is the perfect way to experience the content of First15 in February.

    Click HERE to get your copy of Heart today and start aligning your heart with God’s true intent!

  • As we hit the middle of our week on honesty, today we’re going to explore how being truly honest, or living fully known, is critical to experiencing fullness of life. There may be nothing more terrifying to me than being fully known, but I also know there is nothing more liberating than being my full self with those closest to me. May God replace fear with faith today as we experience his grace and love right now.

    Our Scripture for today comes from 1 Corinthians 8:3, and today's worship is You Know Me by Steffany Gretzinger.

    First15 is a daily devotional written and recorded by Craig Denison. If you would like to learn more about the First15 app, books, blogs, videos and our other resources, please visit first15.org. You can always reach out to us on our contact page on the website.

    Click here to help even more people encounter God through the ministry of First15.

    Align your Heart with God’s True Intention

    Your heart, that place that holds your identity, affections, emotions, uniqueness, could not be more valuable.

    And in a world that is constantly vying for your heart, asking for your time, energy, and affection, learning to guard and nourish your heart could not be more important.

    Heart is the second issue of our printed devotionals for this year, and is the perfect way to experience the content of First15 in February.

    Click HERE to get your copy of Heart today and start aligning your heart with God’s true intent!

  • In today’s devotional, we’re continuing our focus on honesty by looking at how we can tear down walls we’ve built up in God’s presence every day. There is true life in vulnerability. And if we can trust God to be our shield, living with openness and love towards him, ourselves, and others, we’ll experience a greater abundance of life than we thought was possible. Let’s come before God today with courage, trust, and humility.

    Our Scripture for today comes from Acts 24:16, and today's worship is Waste My Life by Craig and Rachel Denison.

    First15 is a daily devotional written and recorded by Craig Denison. If you would like to learn more about the First15 app, books, blogs, videos and our other resources, please visit first15.org. You can always reach out to us on our contact page on the website.

    Click here to help even more people encounter God through the ministry of First15.

    Align your Heart with God’s True Intention

    Your heart, that place that holds your identity, affections, emotions, uniqueness, could not be more valuable.

    And in a world that is constantly vying for your heart, asking for your time, energy, and affection, learning to guard and nourish your heart could not be more important.

    Heart is the second issue of our printed devotionals for this year, and is the perfect way to experience the content of First15 in February.

    Click HERE to get your copy of Heart today and start aligning your heart with God’s true intent!

  • In day 2 of our series on honesty, today we’re going to look at the temptation to build a façade and invite God to tear it down as we seek to live more honestly. May God show you how loved you are, just as you are. And may his love bring you freedom and life as we rest in his presence right now.

    Our Scripture for today comes from Matthew 23:27, and today's worship is Sails by Pat Barrett.

    First15 is a daily devotional written and recorded by Craig Denison. If you would like to learn more about the First15 app, books, blogs, videos and our other resources, please visit first15.org. You can always reach out to us on our contact page on the website.

    Click here to help even more people encounter God through the ministry of First15.

    Align your Heart with God’s True Intention

    Your heart, that place that holds your identity, affections, emotions, uniqueness, could not be more valuable.

    And in a world that is constantly vying for your heart, asking for your time, energy, and affection, learning to guard and nourish your heart could not be more important.

    Heart is the second issue of our printed devotionals for this year, and is the perfect way to experience the content of First15 in February.

    Click HERE to get your copy of Heart today and start aligning your heart with God’s true intent!