Steven and Deb KosterSteven and Deb Koster

Steven and Deb Koster

Steven and Deb Koster have a passion for marriages, families, and spiritual growth in the home. Both are ordained ministers in the Christian Reformed Church in North America. Steven formerly served as editor of Today and director of ReFrame's English-language outreach. Deb leads Family Fire, ReFrame’s family ministry at and on Facebook. The Kosters have three children.

Devotions by Steven and Deb Koster

July 31, 2015

Jesus and People: Availability

Matthew 28:16-20
“Surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

July 30, 2015

Jesus and His Disciples: Clear Guidance

Matthew 28:18-20
“Make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.”

July 29, 2015

Holy Spirit: Mentoring and Shaping Us

John 14:15-31
“The Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.”

July 28, 2015

Lydia and the Philippians: Take Initiative

Acts 16:13-15
When she and the members of her household were baptized, she invited us to her home.

July 27, 2015

Daniel: Visible Habits

Daniel 6
Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before.

July 26, 2015

Paul and Timothy: Sharing Brokenness

1 Timothy 1:12-17
Even though I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent man, I was shown mercy because I acted in ignorance and unbelief.

July 25, 2015

Paul to Timothy: Follow Your Gifting

1 Timothy 4:11-16
Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through prophecy when the...elders laid their hands on you.

July 24, 2015

Barnabas and Mark: Another Chance

Acts 15:36-41
They had such a sharp disagreement that they parted company. Barnabas took Mark and sailed for Cyprus...

July 23, 2015

Barnabas and Saul (Paul): Affirmation

Acts 9:26-31
Barnabas...told them how Saul...had seen the Lord and that the Lord had spoken to him, and how in Damascus he had preached fearlessly in the name of Jesus.

July 22, 2015

Naomi and Ruth: Unintentional Mentor

Ruth 1:1-22
Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.”

July 21, 2015

Mordecai and Esther: Opportune Calling

Esther 4:1-17
“Who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?”

July 20, 2015

Hannah and Samuel: Letting Go

1 Samuel 1:21-28
“I give him to the LORD. For his whole life he will be given over to the LORD.”

July 19, 2015

Dorcas and the Poor: Generosity

Acts 9:36-42
In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (in Greek her name is Dorcas); she was always doing good and helping the poor.

July 18, 2015

Paul and the Galatians: Redirecting

Galatians 1:1-10
I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you to live in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel—which is really no gospel at all.

July 17, 2015

Priscilla, Aquila, and Apollos: Guidance

Acts 18:24-28
[Apollos] began to speak boldly in the synagogue. When Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they invited him to their home and explained to him the way of God more adequately.

July 16, 2015

Witnesses to the King: Facing Adversity

Daniel 3:8-30
“God...has sent his angel and rescued his servants! They trusted in him and...were willing to give up their lives rather than serve or worship any god except their own God.”

July 15, 2015

Naaman’s Servants: Speaking Truth to Power

2 Kings 5:1-15
Naaman’s servants...said, “My father, if the prophet had told you to do some great thing, would you not have done it?”

July 14, 2015

Nathan and David: Confrontation

2 Samuel 12:1-13
Nathan said to David, “You are the man!”

July 13, 2015

Epaphras and Colossae: Prayer

Colossians 4:10-14 always wrestling in prayer for you, that you may stand firm in all the will of God...

July 12, 2015

Epaphras and Colossae: Teaching Grace

Colossians 1:3-8
You learned it from Epaphras, our dear fellow servant, who...also told us of your love in the Spirit.

July 11, 2015

Abraham and Lot: Relationships First

Genesis 13:1-13
“Is not the whole land before you? Let’s part company. If you go to the left, I’ll go to the right...”

July 10, 2015

Philip and the Ethiopian: Loving Questions

Acts 8:26-40
Philip...heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet. “Do you understand what you are reading?” Philip asked.

July 9, 2015

Elijah and Elisha: Commitment

1 Kings 19:19-21
Elisha...took his yoke of oxen and slaughtered them...He set out to follow Elijah and became his servant.

July 8, 2015

Job and Friends: Trusting in God’s Control

Job 19:23-29
“I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth.”

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