Morning devotion Wednesday 8th September 2021

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“But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.” Luke 6:27-28   As you read these words of Jesus, I wonder what you think and feel? It’s one thing to agree with the sentiment, but […]

Morning devotion Monday 6th September 2021

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“Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” James 1.16-17   I have been struck by the beauty of these verses, which were read in our services yesterday. The “Father of […]

Morning devotion Monday 30th August 2021

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“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.” —Proverbs 16:3   It has been quipped that everyone who bought a 2020 planner definitely wasted their money.  And if you’d been brave enough to make any plans for 2021, you’ve likely had to adjust them radically, if not throw them out.  […]

Morning devotion Friday 3rd September 2021

“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   During life in lockdown, it’s important to find refreshment in our daily lives. Whether it’s in the form of exercise, relationships or hobbies, regular refreshment will always be of […]

Morning devotion Wednesday 1st September 2021

“And He passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, “The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin.”  – Exodus 34:6-7a What we think about a person determines how we respond to them. For example, if we think […]

Morning devotion Wednesday 25th August 2021

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“I will remember the deeds of the LORD; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago. I will consider all your works and meditate on all your mighty deeds.” Psalm 77:11-12 As a child growing up in Sunday School one of the songs we used to sing was a Colin Buchanan classic called “Remember […]

Morning devotion Friday 27th August 2021

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” —Matthew 11:28   It’s become somewhat of a cliché to say that these are difficult times for lots of people. This lockdown is affecting everyone differently – and unevenly – but it is affecting everyone. I know of many […]

Morning devotion Monday 23rd August 2021

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He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? Romans 8:32   Of all the world’s religions and philosophies, Christianity is the only faith which is based on God having shown himself to be trustworthy in a […]

Morning devotion Friday 20th August 2021

“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”  Proverbs 4:23 People have always known that your hearts are important. They keep us alive and when they stop, we die. Because a heart seems to pump life to the rest of the body, it was also assumed to be the centre […]

Morning devotion Wednesday 18th August 2021

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“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:6-7  I wonder if you have heard the expression “uncertainty breeds anxiety”. It feels very applicable to our current season of life doesn’t it, with […]