Daily Devotional for 10 September 2020 – Hebrews 4v15 – Christ’s sympathy

Hebrews 4:15 In Hebrews 2:18, we saw that Jesus is able to help us when we’re tempted. Today’s verse tells us more about His help.  I find it encouraging that the Bible talks about temptation. If I didn’t have a Bible, I would think that I was a terrible Christian. But the scripture says temptation is real.   … More Daily Devotional for 10 September 2020 – Hebrews 4v15 – Christ’s sympathy

Daily Devotional for 9 September 2020 – Hebrews 4v14 – Hold fast because He holds you

Hebrews 4:14 In this verse (and also verses 15-16), we see more about Jesus our High Priest. These are really comforting and encouraging verses as we face temptations, we sin and our faith is tested through trouble. Jesus has “passed through the heavens”. He ascended (Acts 1:9-11, Hebrews 1:3) and has gone into heaven itself. He is not … More Daily Devotional for 9 September 2020 – Hebrews 4v14 – Hold fast because He holds you

Daily Devotional for 8 September 2020 – Hebrews 2v18 – Help in temptation

Hebrews 2:18 Jesus has saved us; He has delivered us from our sin; there is no condemnation for those who are in Him; He is the perfect high priest. But we are not yet in heaven!  We live on this earth and we face troubles and temptation.  But our High Priest, Jesus, helps us.  This … More Daily Devotional for 8 September 2020 – Hebrews 2v18 – Help in temptation

Daily Devotional for 7 September 2020 – Hebrews 2v17 – propitiation

Hebrews 2:17 Jesus is our high priest.  He is perfect because:  (1) He is a man who can represent us before God; (2) He is God and so He can bring us into God’s presence; and (3) He is merciful and faithful. There is one more thing in this verse: “to make propitiation for the … More Daily Devotional for 7 September 2020 – Hebrews 2v17 – propitiation

Psalms series message 5 – Psalm 3 – Resting through trouble (6 September 2020)

The psalms are so rich that my plan to cover two psalms this week has failed. So, it is just Psalm 3. We see David, God’s chosen king (who was the partial fulfilment of Psalm 2), in great trouble and yet still trusting the Lord. The video is below, followed by the notes that I … More Psalms series message 5 – Psalm 3 – Resting through trouble (6 September 2020)

Daily Devotional for 6 September 2020 – Hebrews 2v17 part 2 – a merciful and faithful high priest

Hebrews 2:17 Yesterday in this verse, we saw that Jesus is our high priest.  But what kind of priest is he? When I was growing up there was a priest in the local Roman Catholic church.  He was miserable and unfriendly. Jesus is not like that. He is a “merciful” high priest.  He is compassionate and … More Daily Devotional for 6 September 2020 – Hebrews 2v17 part 2 – a merciful and faithful high priest

Daily Devotional for 5 September 2020 – Hebrews 2v17 – the perfect Saviour

Hebrews 2:17 When we see what a perfect Saviour Jesus is, we have strength to resist the accusations of the enemy, the temptation to put our trust in other things, and to give up because being a Christian is too costly. The book of Hebrews was written to Jewish believers who were under huge pressure … More Daily Devotional for 5 September 2020 – Hebrews 2v17 – the perfect Saviour

Daily Devotional for 4 September 2020 – Hebrews 2v16 – Who Christ helps

Hebrews 2:16 If you were offered the choice of helping someone powerful and important or helping someone insignificant, many people would help the important person.  Our society sees the powerful as significant, but God’s ways are not our ways. Angels are mighty beings but God’s salvation plan is shown to people. God’s salvation is not even … More Daily Devotional for 4 September 2020 – Hebrews 2v16 – Who Christ helps

Daily Devotional for 3 September 2020 – Hebrews 2v15 – set free from the fear of death

Hebrews 2:15 This verse is good news.  Through His death, Jesus has destroyed the devil’s power “and deliver[ed] all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery.” (Hebrews 2:15) The world doesn’t like to talk about death.  People ignore it, or make jokes about it, but we don’t want to face it.  Covid-19 … More Daily Devotional for 3 September 2020 – Hebrews 2v15 – set free from the fear of death

Daily Devotional for 2 September 2020 – Hebrews 2v14-15 part 2 – the devil and the power of death

Hebrews 2:14-15 part 2 Through His death, Jesus has destroyed him who has the power of death, that is the devil.  So, we, believers, can be free from the fear of death. But what does it mean when it says that the devil has the power of death?  The devil has power over death in … More Daily Devotional for 2 September 2020 – Hebrews 2v14-15 part 2 – the devil and the power of death