Reginald Smith

Reginald Smith

Dr. Reginald Smith is senior pastor at Roosevelt Park Community Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he has served for seventeen years. He has also served as a pastor in Paterson, New Jersey. He and his wife, Sharon, have three daughters, Janelle, Katrina, and Mariah.

Devotionals by Reginald Smith

February 28, 2018

Did I Sign Up for Suffering?

Luke 18:31-34
The disciples did not understand any of this. Its meaning was hidden from them, and they did not know what he was talking about.

February 27, 2018

Great Costs, Great Blessings

Luke 18:24-30
Peter said to him, “We have left all we had to follow you!”

February 26, 2018

Lacking?

Luke 18:18-23
You still lack one thing. Sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.

February 25, 2018

Like a Little Child

Luke 18:15-17
Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.

February 24, 2018

To Be Justified

Luke 18:9-14
This man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.

February 23, 2018

Knowing That Justice Will Come

Luke 18:1-8
Because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won’t eventually come and attack me!

February 22, 2018

Crossing Borders

Luke 17:11-19
He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan.

February 21, 2018

Serving the Master

Luke 17:1-10
The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!”

February 20, 2018

The Great Reversal

Luke 16:19-31
In Hades, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side.

February 19, 2018

God Cares About Lost Sinners

Luke 15:8-10
When she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.’

February 18, 2018

The Cost of Discipleship

Luke 14:25-35
If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple.

February 17, 2018

Beware of Cost-Benefit Spirituality!

Luke 14:1-14
When you give a luncheon or dinner . . . invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed. . . . You will be repaid at the resurrection. . . .

February 16, 2018

The Hidden Power of God’s Grace

Luke 13:18-21
Jesus asked, “What is the kingdom of God like? What shall I compare it to?”

February 15, 2018

He Saw Her

Luke 13:10-17
When Jesus saw her, he called her forward. . . .

February 14, 2018

Valuable

Luke 12:1-7
The very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

February 13, 2018

Following Jesus Isn’t for Wimps

Luke 12:1-3
Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.

February 12, 2018

Persistent Prayer

Luke 11:5-13
Even though he will not get up and give you the bread because of friendship, yet because of your shameless audacity he will surely get up and give you as much as you need.

February 11, 2018

Daily Provisions

Luke 11:2-4
When you pray, say . . . ‘Give us each day our daily bread.’

February 10, 2018

Learning From the Enemy

Luke 10:25-37
A Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him.

February 9, 2018

Appointed to Jesus’ Team

Luke 10:1-12
The Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go.

February 8, 2018

When Your Winning Streak Ends

Luke 9:37-44
I begged your disciples to drive it out, but they could not.

February 7, 2018

Remembering God’s Mercy and Care

Luke 9:1-6, 10-17
[Jesus] replied, “You give them something to eat.”

February 6, 2018

Who’s in Your Boat?

Luke 8:22-25
Jesus said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side of the lake.” So they got into a boat and set out.

February 5, 2018

A Wasteful Seed Story

Luke 8:4-15
A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path; it was trampled on, and the birds ate it up.

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