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Devotionals Through African Eyes

Oasis International is pleased to offer free devotionals for your daily connection and time with God.

 

With content that helps you understand biblical customs through the lens of similar African traditions and reflects on Africa's cultures and daily life, each devotional will help you grow deeper in your relationship with Christ.

Fill out the forms at the links below and we will send you an email with the devotional free of charge. We pray these resources are a blessing to you as you seek to know God and discover more of his unshakeable love.

  • Live Fear-Free: A Practical Biblical Guide

    The Bible tells us, “Don’t worry,” “Fear not!” How do we do this practically? Based on research about feelings in the New Testament, author Dr. Matthew Elliott explains what fear is. When is it healthy? When can we banish it permanently? Rather than feeling overwhelmed by emotions, we can understand the beliefs and values fear reveals in us. When we do, we will be on our way to living fear-free.

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  • Trusting God in Times of Crisis

    Troubling times raise questions: Why are we in this situation? Will we get out? How? What is God's place in all this? Does he really care? Throughout the Bible, people faced calamity, fear, anxiety, and doubt. They besieged heaven and found the God who answers in crisis. Guided by brothers and sisters from Africa, let's follow these biblical examples, trusting as we seek answers for our questioning hearts.

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  • Highly Favoured: 6 Lessons About Our Powerful God's Covenant with You

    Throughout the Bible, God promises, “You will be my people and I will be your God.” When we belong to Jesus, two astonishing things are true: We already have God’s favour, and it is both better and harder than we imagine. This plan, based on Stuart J. Foster's book, will help you discover God’s unshakeable love and grasp the power of God’s covenant relationship with you.

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  • 5 Lessons On Finishing Well From Samson

    Are you nearing the end of a phase in your life or work? How can you ensure that you don't make poor choices and damage your legacy? Heed Israel's notorious strong-man, judge Samson, who ended up falling asleep in Delilah's lap, and learn how to preserve your relationships with God and others. It's never too late - or too early - to start finishing well.

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  • James Through African Eyes - 5 Day Devotional

    Get a fresh perspective on the practical wisdom of James. Brothers and sisters from Africa share about children at risk, "tongue meat", favoring the rich, healing, and more. Featuring insight from the Africa Study Bible and questions for reflection or discussion, let the global church encourage you to put your faith to work.

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  • The Christmas Story Through African Eyes

    The shame of barrenness. Diviners. Village obscurity. A child’s naming ceremony. A king’s shocking bloodline. Supernatural dreams. This advent season, fresh African insights illuminate the Bible’s timeless tale. Learn from the continent’s cultures, early theologians, and today’s Christian leaders. Journey through the whole Christmas story, from prophecies about Christ through Matthew, John, and Luke’s nativities. You won’t see the Christmas story the same way again.

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  • God's Word Through African Eyes: A 30-Day Devotional

    Want to learn leadership from the leaders of the world’s fastest-growing Christian population? Gain hope in hard times from people who have suffered and persevered? Explore the Trinity with the theologians who first grasped this doctrine? Understand biblical customs through the lens of similar African traditions? From the priest Phinehas to Augustine, believers in Africa have led God’s people to deeper discipleship. Here’s your chance to join the journey.

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  • Lent Through African Eyes

    Africans throughout history have shaped Christian thought and contemplative practice. Starting Ash Wednesday, explore the Lenten themes of prayer, fasting, repentance, and alms-giving. Sojourn with Jesus’ disciples from his baptism to Holy Week. Abide with him in temptation. Hear the crowd shout—celebrating, then condemning. Watch Simon of Cyrene carry the cross. Witness the crucifixion with Mary. Join a biblical pilgrimage to prepare your heart for Jesus’ passion and resurrection.

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