Daily Devotion for 22 April 2020 – Isaiah 40:1-2

During the closure of churches due to Covid-19, I began sending daily encouragements from scripture, initially to those who were ill with the virus, and then to other church members who wanted to receive them. Rather than disappear into the ether of deleted WhatsApp chats, I thought it might be good for them to be … More Daily Devotion for 22 April 2020 – Isaiah 40:1-2

Landowne Bible Study- 21 April 2020 – Psalm 130

“Out of the depths I cry to you” (Psalm 130:1). This week’s Bible Study video and prayer points is intended to provide encouragement as many have been struggling through lockdown, furlough from their jobs, and uncertainty about the future. As usual, I am posting the video below followed by a written summary and some suggestions … More Landowne Bible Study- 21 April 2020 – Psalm 130

Daily Devotional for 20 April 2020 – 2 Timothy 4v16-18

2 Timothy 4:16-18 The Word of God speaks into our circumstances because God wrote it through ordinary people who had real-life problems. Paul here, in 2 Timothy 4, was alone. Also, everyone had left him while he was fighting a great spiritual battle (v16). Today, although for different reasons, many of us are alone. Those … More Daily Devotional for 20 April 2020 – 2 Timothy 4v16-18

1 Thessalonians series message 1 – Praying when apart (1v1-3) (Lansdowne 19 April 2020)

This is the first message in a new 12/13 sermon series on 1 Thessalonians, which was intended (God willing) to take us through the remainder of lockdown. I am posting these sermons backdated to the day they were preached so that they can be referenced by date. Each week I produced a video of the … More 1 Thessalonians series message 1 – Praying when apart (1v1-3) (Lansdowne 19 April 2020)

Daily Devotional for 19 April 2020 – Ephesians 5:25-27

Ephesians 5:25-27 These verses cause controversy in modern society because they talk about wives submitting to husbands. At the same time, however, they reveal the love of Jesus for His church, and that is very precious. “Christ loved the church”. That love is the same, even when we cannot meet together. He “gave Himself up … More Daily Devotional for 19 April 2020 – Ephesians 5:25-27

Daily Devotional for 18 April 2020 – Lamentations 3:19-22

Lamentations 3:19-22 When we are sick or when have difficult times, our minds often focus on the negative. Sometimes, the devil stirs up bad things from the past – and so we remember these also. Here in Lamentations, Jeremiah has seen Jerusalem destroyed and God’s people taken into exile and he is also remembering his … More Daily Devotional for 18 April 2020 – Lamentations 3:19-22

Daily Devotional for 17 April 2020 – Psalm 18v16-19

Psalm 18:16-19 The psalms often talk about fighting against enemies because Israel had enemies all around them. Today, we don’t always have enemies who are people, but we do have sickness, trouble and, of course, a spiritual enemy in the devil. So we can use the battle prayers in the psalms to help our prayers … More Daily Devotional for 17 April 2020 – Psalm 18v16-19

Daily Devotional for 16 April 2020 – Proverbs 18:10 part 3

Today we are finishing off Proverbs 18:10, by looking at three words. “The name of the Lord is a strong tower, the righteous run to it and are safe. Righteous. Not saying we need to be good enough to run to because every believer has the righteousness of Christ. It is telling us that the … More Daily Devotional for 16 April 2020 – Proverbs 18:10 part 3

Daily Devotional 15 April 2020 – Proverbs 18v10 part 2

Proverbs 18:10 part 2 Yesterday we looked at the name of the Lord. Today, we will look at the name of the Lord is a strong tower. This has two meanings. 1) It is a safe place, where we are protected from the enemy. The Lord surrounds His people. “As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so … More Daily Devotional 15 April 2020 – Proverbs 18v10 part 2