Searchlight with Pastor Jon Courson


Recent Service
It's All Good
Sunday, February 15

Recent Service
Psalms 91-92
Wednesday, March 11

Listen To All and/or
Buy Any of Jon's
Teachings Online

Most Recent Teachings
Topical and Expositional
Teachings Sorted By
Bible Book

Topical Teachings
Sorted By
Teaching Topic

Miscellaneous Teachings
(Prophecy, Holidays and
Special Teachings)

SearchLight Podcasts

SearchLight Store
CDs and DVDs
Bible Commentaries
MP3 Set

Bible Study Packets
By Topics

Bible Study Packets
By Books of the Bible

Other Resources
Listen to Recent
Radio Programs

Rays of Light -
Topical Writings
By Jon

Contact Us

Radio Stations

Photo Gallery

Applegate Christian

KAPL Radio Live

Ben Courson
Teachings, Writings
and Podcast

Peter-John Courson
Blog and Teachings


Bible and Menora
Hear the Word
Listen To Bible Teachings
Listen online to any of the more than 1,500 teachings from Jon's complete Thru-The-Bible series from Genesis to Revelation.
Listen To Recent SearchLight Radio Programs
These are archives of the SearchLight radio programs that are broadcast on Monday thru Friday each week.
Listen To This Week's Recommended Teaching
Each week we select a popular teaching from Jon's archives. This week's teaching from Exodus is "No Compromise . . . No Way!"

Daily Devotional
March 30
And at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria ...
Acts 8:1
‘You shall receive power when the Holy Ghost comes upon you and you shall be witnesses in Jerusalem, Judaea, Samaria, and to the uttermost parts of the earth,’ promised Jesus (Acts 1:8). In other words, ‘My work starts here in Jerusalem, but it must not stay here only.’

We all have a tendency to camp out where it’s comfortable. So did the early Church. Jerusalem was the ‘happening spot’. It was the center of spiritual activity and for six years, no one wanted to leave. It took persecution to get the believers moving, to scatter them to Judaea and Samaria. It was persecution in Acts 8:1 which moved the Church to obey the command of Acts 1:8.

Maybe you face a job transfer, a relational change, or something else which makes you unsettled or unsure. Maybe doors are closing and you’re wondering why. Although it would be wonderful if we were all so spiritually sensitive that we would feel the prompting of the Lord and respond immediately, most of us don’t have that kind of sensitivity. For most of us, it takes a pink slip, a job transfer, a broken romance to get us moving. Perhaps you’d rather stay where you are, but in reality the Lord sees where He can use you most effectively. Trust Him.
This Daily Devotional is an excerpt from the book "A Days Journey" by Pastor Jon. "A Days Journey" is a collection of 365 short devotions from the New Testament.  If you would like your own copy of "A Days Journey" you may click here to go to the SearchLight Store