Daily Devotional for 15 August 2020 – Titus 2v10

Titus 2:10 Why does God call us to “self-controlled, upright and godly lives” (Titus 2:12, yesterday’s verse)? One reason is found in the previous verses, summarised by verse 10: “…so that in everything [you] may adorn the doctrine of our God and Saviour.” The “doctrine (or teaching) of our God and Saviour” is the gospel. … More Daily Devotional for 15 August 2020 – Titus 2v10

Daily Devotional for 14 August 2020 – Titus 2v12

Titus 2:12 Two days ago we looked at 2 Timothy 1:7- “For God gave us not a spirit of fear but of power and love and self-control.” Today’s verse shows the effect of the Holy Spirit in the believer’s life and the purpose of God’s grace to us in Christ (Titus 2:11). God’s salvation leads to changed … More Daily Devotional for 14 August 2020 – Titus 2v12

Daily Devotional for 13 August 2020 – Titus 2v11

Titus 2:11 This passage (which continues to verse 14) is a glorious declaration of what God has done to save us and to change all who believe in Christ. “The grace of God has appeared…” Our salvation is by grace alone. God comes to us with undeserved kindness. In fact, grace is more than undeserved; … More Daily Devotional for 13 August 2020 – Titus 2v11

Daily Devotional for 12 August 2020 – 1 Timothy 1v7 part 2

2 Timothy 1:7 Yesterday we looked at the first part of this verse: “For God gave as a spirit not of fear…” The rest of the verse looks at the positive.  What does the Christian have through the work of the Holy Spirit? “Power.”  You were born again by His power.  You have that inner … More Daily Devotional for 12 August 2020 – 1 Timothy 1v7 part 2

Psalms series Message 1 – Psalm 1 – The Way of Blessing

Today I started a new sermon series in the Book of Psalms. I expect this to be a series that I do for several weeks before pausing to look at something else and then returning to the psalms in the New Year, God willing. The video is recorded the day before and, because there is … More Psalms series Message 1 – Psalm 1 – The Way of Blessing

Daily devotional for 9 August 2020 – 1 Timothy 1v16

1 Timothy 1:16 Is our sin too much for God’s mercy? Paul would answer with an emphatic, “no!”  In yesterday’s verse, we saw that he referred to himself as the worst of sinners.  Yet he, the worst of sinners, is saved! Today’s verse shows us that the example of God’s mercy to Paul is an … More Daily devotional for 9 August 2020 – 1 Timothy 1v16

Daily Devotional for 7 August 2020 – Colossians 3v4 part 2

Colossians 3:4 There is one more phrase in Colossians 3:4 – “When Christ who is your life appears.” We will appear with Him in glory but, if you are a Christian, He is your life now. He is the source of life.  Our life comes from Him.  We have physical life because He is our creator.  … More Daily Devotional for 7 August 2020 – Colossians 3v4 part 2