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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.

  • Images of Leadership

    What should leadership look like in God's Kingdom? An intriguing cluster of rich images in the Bible conveys God’s answer to these questions. Meditating on these complex pictures reveals with amazingly simple clarity how to lead in a way that pleases God.

     

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  • Overcoming Fear of Death - 5 Day Devotional

    Death lurks just around the corner for every one of us. But the truth in God's Word sets us free from the fear of death.

    Let this devotional help you deepen your trust as a child of God and know that your life is secure beyond the grave.

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  • Following Jesus Our Mediator - 7 Day Devotional

    A blind beggar crying out desperately by the side of the road, an immoral woman despised as dirty by polite society, a corrupt government employee hated by all – how could any of these people from society’s fringes hope to connect with a holy God?

    Based on insights from the book of Luke in the Africa Study Bible, follow Jesus as he bridges the gap between God and the marginalized.

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  • Sharing the Gospel With Muslims - 7 Day Devotional

    Are you avoiding conversations with Muslim friends about your Christian faith because you have no idea how to begin? Paul’s ministry in Athens will give you a starting place. Then four unique things about Jesus that are in both the Bible and the Qur’an will give you practical examples of how to use common ground to reach Muslims for Christ.

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  • Influence - 6 Day Devotional

    Do you have ideas for change but feel powerless to implement them? Do you respect your leaders’ authority but yearn for them to see your vision? Leadership is not position. It’s influence. Learn from Jonathan, Amos, Joseph, David, and Jesus how to spark transformation. Regardless of your title, age, or qualifications, God has positioned you to make a difference. This devotional is by Influence coauthors Philip Morrison and Hankuri Gaya.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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