Devotional for 13 November 2020 – Hebrews 11v13-16 part 2 – strangers and exiles

Hebrews 11:13-16 Yesterday we saw how we have been blessed even more than the great heroes of the Old Testament. They looked forward to the coming of Jesus. Now, Jesus has come. Yet we also wait for the promises to be fully revealed for us in glory. So, how should we live while we wait? … More Devotional for 13 November 2020 – Hebrews 11v13-16 part 2 – strangers and exiles

Devotional for 12 November 2020 – Hebrews 11v13-16 – Looking to the eternal

Hebrews 11:13-16 Hebrews 11 shows us some Old Testament examples of people of faith. Faith gave them true vision. They waited for the earthly promises, but their true sight was upon the eternal. Verse 13 says, “These all died in faith, not having received the things promised, but having seen them and greeted them from … More Devotional for 12 November 2020 – Hebrews 11v13-16 – Looking to the eternal

Devotional for 10 November 2020 – Hebrew 11v6 part 2 – works of faith

Hebrews 11:6 part 2 Yesterday, we saw that the Christian pleases God, because the Christian believes that God is, and that He is generous. We please God, not because we deserve His favour, but through faith in Him. But faith also turns everything that we do to serve and worship God into things that please Him. … More Devotional for 10 November 2020 – Hebrew 11v6 part 2 – works of faith

Devotional for 9 November 2020 – Hebrews 11v6 – Pleasing God by faith

Hebrews 11:6 This verse shows us that faith is essential. “And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.” Faith is the foundation of everything. We need to believe that God exists and we need to believe … More Devotional for 9 November 2020 – Hebrews 11v6 – Pleasing God by faith

Sunday sermon – Isaiah 49:13-16 – I will not forget you – 8 November 2020

Today’s message is another “one off” message, although it seems that, without planning to, I have done a short series on “Remembering.” On harvest Sunday, I spoke from Lamentations 3:19-25, where Jeremiah says, “this I call to mind.” He remembers the Lord’s steadfast love. The following week, we were in the book of Malachi and … More Sunday sermon – Isaiah 49:13-16 – I will not forget you – 8 November 2020

Sunday sermon – Jeremiah 31:31-34 – The New Covenant – 1 November 2020 (Reformation Sunday)

Sorry to be posting this almost a week late! Below is the video produced for those unable to be at our morning services followed by the notes for those shut in at home. Last Sunday was Reformation Sunday and so was an opportunity to look at the glorious of the new covenant. Introduction The most … More Sunday sermon – Jeremiah 31:31-34 – The New Covenant – 1 November 2020 (Reformation Sunday)

Devotional for 7 November 2020 – Hebrews 11v3 – Taking God at His word

Hebrews 11:3 Faith takes God at His word and interprets what we see with our eyes according to what God says. Today’s verse says:  “By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible” (Hebrews 11:3). Our … More Devotional for 7 November 2020 – Hebrews 11v3 – Taking God at His word

Devotional for 6 November 2020 – Hebrews 11v1 – What is faith?

Hebrews 11:1 For a few months now, I have been taking you through what the Bible says about being a human being in relationship with the Living God.  We started back in July with our creation in God’s image.  We have looked at sin and death; we have looked at salvation and growing in sanctification.  … More Devotional for 6 November 2020 – Hebrews 11v1 – What is faith?

Lockdown Mark 2!

It is with a very heavy heart that I had to announce today the closure of our church services for the next four weeks as England enters a new lockdown. I produced a couple of videos for the fellowship. The first contains the details of the announcement and how things will work in terms of … More Lockdown Mark 2!

Devotional for 5 November 2020 – Hebrews 10v25 – meeting together

Today, England enters into a four week lockdown due to Covid-19. Among many other restrictions, places of worship have been ordered to close except for private prayer. Today’s devotional wasn’t chosen because of lockdown, but is the next one in the list I planned back in September. Hebrews 10:25 The verse tells us: “…not neglecting … More Devotional for 5 November 2020 – Hebrews 10v25 – meeting together