Online Devotionals

During this time when everything looks different, we hope to create a place where we can come together and benefit from a devotion led by one of our team as we continue to focus our hearts and minds on God. 

We'd love to hear your takeaways! You can tag us on social media @waysidechapelsa and share what God is showing you. 

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WEEK 21 | Isaiah 40
Walt McCord - Associate Pastor


Have you felt weary or discouraged lately? Join us in hearing a short devotional from Walt as he shares some encouragement with us from Isaiah 40.


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WEEK 20 | 1 Samuel 7
Ronald Long - Pastor of Middle School Ministries - 410 Campus


Do you journal? Have you kept notes of when God has come through for you? Join us this week as Ronald shares his love of journaling and the great blessing that we can receive by remembering God's faithfulness to us!


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WEEK 19 | Proverbs 3:5-6
Stephen Lay - Pastor of Men's Ministry, Connect, and Leadership Development


Pick one verse - Stephen encourages us this week with the challenge to choose one verse to memorize. And it isn't just for the sake of memorizing something. As he explains, this is a great way for us to stay grounded and gain great depth in our understanding of God and ourselves through this.


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WEEK 18 | Lamentations 3:22-23
Jason Uptmore - Pastor of Missions and Single Adult Ministries


God gives us new mercy each morning! This week, we are pondering what it means to receive new mercy daily. Join us in hearing from Jason as he shares his thoughts on these encouraging verses.


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WEEK 17 | Psalm 40:1-5 & 16-17
Brenda McCord - Director of Women's Ministry


Trust in God. That simple sentence can be both encouraging and overwhelming at times. In moments it seems easy to do, and in other moments - so difficult. As Brenda explores one of David's Psalms this week, she encourages us with what it can mean to trust God and praise Him in the midst of difficulties.


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WEEK 16 | 1 Corinthians 15:55-57
Will Davis - Stone Oak Campus Pastor


As believers, our hope and ultimate victory over sin and death lies in the cross, something that many could view as defeat. But, through Christ's resurrection He conquered sin and death and we have our hope founded in this truth. Listen in this week as Will talks about how this hope is something we should cling to, even in the hard times.


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WEEK 15 | Romans 5:3-4 & 1 Peter 1:6-7
John Gordon - Executive Pastor


What purpose does suffering serve? Why do we experience pain and suffering? We have all asked these questions and more when it comes to dealing with suffering, and we invite you to hear from John this week as he looks at the purpose of suffering and encourages us to endure in a way that brings honor and glory to God.


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WEEK 14 | Job 1
Ronald Long - Pastor of Middle School Ministries


How is it possible to worship God in the midst of deep suffering and loss? Join us this week as Ronald takes a look at Job's life and gives us some encouragement as we face our own losses.


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WEEK 13 | Selected Scriptures
Cameron Contrestano - Director of College & Stone Oak Student Ministries


What does it mean to be led by the Spirit? When life is confusing, uncertain, and causes so much anxiety, how does letting the Spirit lead us help ground us? Join us in this week's devotion as Cameron looks at how to be led by the Spirit in the midst of difficulties.


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WEEK 12 | Genesis 50:19-21
Walt McCord - Associate Pastor


What perspective do you have on life right now? Does everything feel lost and the odds stacked against you? Join us in hearing from Pastor Walt as he shares excerpts from Joseph's life and how we can gain a better perspective even in the hard times.


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WEEK 11 | CORINTHIANS 14:33
Stephen Lay - Pastor of Men's Ministries, Connect, & Leadership Development


Life today, in the midst of a pandemic and all it's many effects can leave us reeling from chaos and confusion. Take a moment to hear from Pastor Stephen as he addresses this reality and provides encouragement for how we can move out of confusion.


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WEEK 10 | PHILIPPIANS 4:6-7
Jason Uptmore - Pastor of Missions & Single Adult Ministries


Anxiety is something we all face throughout our lives, but it doesn't have to be a place we stay. Hear from Jason this week as he encourages us with his experiences with anxiety and what he has learned about dealing with anxiety God's way.


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WEEK 9 | DEUTERONOMY 6:4-7
Will Davis - Stone Oak Campus Pastor


What does it look like to pass a legacy of faith on to the next generation? As we think about family this week and celebrate our fathers, Will encourages us to consider how we can teach God's truths in our families and pass along that legacy to the next generation.


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WEEK 8 | ISAIAH 40:6b-8
Brenda McCord - Director Women's Ministries


LIfe - it is sometimes exhausting, overwhelming, and leaves us feeling weary. Take a few moments to refresh your soul in this week's devotional as Brenda focuses on a few characteristics of God and invites us to find our hope and rest in Him.


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WEEK 7 | 1 THESSALONIANS 5
Cameron Contrestano - Director of College & Stone Oak Student Ministries


What is it that God wants us to see and hear during this cultural crisis? In this moment in history where we are seeing such pain and injustice, it can be tempting to ask God for a return to the normal. But normal is not what we, as believers, should long for. Listen in as Cameron shares his thoughts with us this week!


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WEEK 6 | PSALM 39:7
Jason Uptmore - Pastor of Missions & Single Adult Ministries


In the midst of difficulties it is so easy to lose hope and feel hopeless. Take a moment today to hear from Jason Uptmore as he encourages us that we, as believers, have a different type of hope than the world and that it is anchored and unmovable.


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WEEK 5 | PHILIPPIANS 3:7-8
Walt McCord - Associate Pastor


Loss - it is a real part of our lives and one of the most difficult experiences we must process. Listen to Walt this week as he encourages us with words from Paul as we think about the great gains we have in Christ.


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WEEK 4 | PSALM 46:10
Will Davis - Stone Oak Campus Pastor


"Be still" - one of God's commands that can be so difficult especially in seasons like the one we find ourselves in today. Take a moment to ponder this Psalm and hear from Will as he talks about practical ways to slow down and be still before God.


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WEEK 3 | PSALM 111:2-4
Brenda McCord - Director of Women's Ministries


God's faithfulness - sometimes it can be hard to remember in the midst of difficult seasons. Join us this week as Brenda shares about how we can have "stones of remembrance" that help us hold onto those times when God faithfully showed up in our lives.


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WEEK 2 | 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Stephen Lay - Pastor Connect, Men's Ministries, & Leadership Development


Our current circumstances have created lots of opportunities for us to learn how to love our families well and grow through conflicts. Check out this week's devotional as Stephen encourages us to channel patience and kindness during this trying season.


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WEEK 1 | PSALM 112
Ronald Long - Pastor of Middle School Ministries


What does a long hallway, childhood fears, and Psalm 112 have in common? Check out this week's devotional as Ronald encourages us to "Fear Not" because we have a God who can hold us.


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