1 Thessalonians series -message 10 – 21 June 2020 – 1 Thessalonians 5v1-11

This is the next message recorded during the closure of churches in the UK during the Covid-19 pandemic. The title of this message is “Be ready.” What does that look like? One thing this passage doesn’t speak about is speculation about the time and debating theories about the millennium. Instead, it has a lot of … More 1 Thessalonians series -message 10 – 21 June 2020 – 1 Thessalonians 5v1-11

Daily Devotional for Father’s Day (21 June 2020) – Romans 8v15

Romans 8:15 “You have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, ‘Abba! Father!’”  For the Christian, every day is Father’s Day.  Every day we can celebrate the fact that we have the greatest Father of all, He is perfect in every way, He is so good and He never fails, He … More Daily Devotional for Father’s Day (21 June 2020) – Romans 8v15

Daily Devotional for 20 June 2020 – Psalm 118v1

Psalm 118:1 Psalm 118 begins with a call to give thanks to the Lord.  The Bible calls God’s people to give thanks.  Thanksgiving is part of being a Christian.  We are commanded to “Rejoice in the Lord always” (Philippians 4:4) and to bring our prayers to the Lord “with thanksgiving” (Philippians 4:6). Giving thanks is normal … More Daily Devotional for 20 June 2020 – Psalm 118v1

Meditation on Psalms 132-134 – Passion and peace

The final video for our church’s week of prayer is from Psalms 132-134 and is called “passion and peace.” Unity (or peace) does not mean a bland indifference. Zeal (or passion) does not mean trampling on people to fulfill your vision. We are called to both a passion for God’s glory and peace with each … More Meditation on Psalms 132-134 – Passion and peace

Meditation on Psalms 129-131 – Trials and Trust

The fourth meditation for our church’s week of prayer covers Psalms 129-131. The pilgrims songs remember deliverance from trials (Psalm 129) and God’s forgiveness in Psalm 130. These lead into Psalm 131, which is an expression of complete trust – “I have calmed and quieted myself, like a weaned child who no longer cries for … More Meditation on Psalms 129-131 – Trials and Trust

Meditation on Psalms 126-128 – Fruitfulness and families

In the third day of our church’s week of prayer, we are praying for fruit from the preaching of the Word and the different ministries through which we were serving the community during lockdown. We are also praying for the children and young people that the Lord has entrusted to us and the children in … More Meditation on Psalms 126-128 – Fruitfulness and families

Meditations on Psalms 123-125 – Suffering and security

This is the second meditation for my church’s week of prayer. There is a summary below the video if you would rather read than watch. Imagine living in a country where even watching a video like this would place you and your family in great danger. According to the Open Doors’ World Watch List, some … More Meditations on Psalms 123-125 – Suffering and security

Daily Devotional for 15 June 2020 – 2 Corinthians 1v20

2 Corinthians 1:20 We have seen that God says, “I the Lord do not change” (Malachi 3:6)  We have seen that He is always, “I AM THAT I AM” (Exodus 3:14).  We have seen that “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8). Today’s verse tells us, “All the promises of God … More Daily Devotional for 15 June 2020 – 2 Corinthians 1v20