Morning devotion Monday 4th October 2021

Gladys Berejiklian

“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Saviour, who wants all people to be saved and to come […]

Morning devotion Friday 1st October 2021

JAMES 4.13-15 DEVOTION 13 Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” 14 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while […]

Morning devotion Monday 27th September 2021

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“Bring an end to the violence of the wicked, and make the righteous secure – you, the righteous God, who tests minds and hearts.” Psalm 7:9   Compared with most other nations in the world, Australia has a very good justice system.  Most of us probably feel that our system makes good decisions most of […]

Morning devotion Wednesday 22nd September 2021

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“Praise the Lord, all you nations; extol him, all you peoples. For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord.” —Psalm 117 I’ve always had a bit of a thing for trivia concerning things that are the longest, shortest, biggest or smallest in their category. Often […]

Morning devotion Friday 24th September 2021

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“But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life.”  Romans 6:22   Often, the thing I feel most enslaved to is my to-do list, and this is never a positive feeling! No-one likes the feeling […]

Morning devotion Monday 20th September 2021

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“An honest answer is like a kiss on the lips.” Proverbs 24:26 I was reminded of this verse while preparing the sermon two weeks back, on love. It is a great example of how God’s “living and active” word speaks colourfully to our hearts as it urges us to live a life of love. In […]

Morning devotion Friday 17th September 2021

“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2   We all have burdens that we carry, and they can be as individual as the people carrying them.  Sometimes we carry them for a short time, sometimes they are chronic. They may be a result of events […]

Morning devotion Wednesday 15th September 2021

Artwork by Chris Higham

“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”  (Luke 10:41-42)   These verses come from a short episode in Luke’s Gospel (Luke 10:38-42) where Jesus visits the home of two sisters who […]

Morning devotion Monday 13th September 2021

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 “Because of the Lord’s great love, we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23 Spring is a naturally hopeful time of year.  The warmer weather, lengthening days, new green shoots and flowers all combine to make us feel a sense of hope.  It […]

Morning devotion Friday 10th September 2021

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“Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.” Acts 3:19   These are the first words of Jesus recorded in Mark, and they are overwhelmingly positive words as well. It can sometimes feel hard to find good news. Often this […]