Advent Devotional for 2 December 2020 – John 1v1 part 2 – The Word was God

John 1:1 “The word was God.” John 1:1 is written to point us back to Genesis 1:1. “In the beginning God…” “In the beginning was the Word.” John wants us to think of the two together but, so we definitely don’t miss it, he says clearly “The Word was God.” Jesus is not created, Jesus … More Advent Devotional for 2 December 2020 – John 1v1 part 2 – The Word was God

Advent devotional for 1 December 2020 – John 1v1 part 1 – “In the beginning”

Today I am starting a series of advent devotionals to take us through to Christmas. Most of this series will be from John 1:1-18, which so rich in glorious revelation about Christ. It will do us good to look at Him again. For many people around the world, this Christmas season will be like no … More Advent devotional for 1 December 2020 – John 1v1 part 1 – “In the beginning”

Devotional for 30 November 2020 – Habakkuk 3v17-18 – the journey to praise

Habakkuk 3:17-18 These well known verses express trust in the Lord and worship even when things are difficult.  “Though the fig tree should not blossom… yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will take joy in the God of my salvation.” This is great faith even though Habakkuk is surrounded by great trouble and … More Devotional for 30 November 2020 – Habakkuk 3v17-18 – the journey to praise

Devotional for 21 November 2020 – Hebrews 12v2 part 2 – looking to Jesus

Hebrews 12:2 The men and women of faith ran the race of life, we run the race, and so did Jesus. While Hebrews 12:1 encourages us to be inspired by the “cloud of witnesses” (the example and faith of the old testament believers), Hebrews 12:2 tells us to “look” to Jesus. “Looking” does not mean a … More Devotional for 21 November 2020 – Hebrews 12v2 part 2 – looking to Jesus

Devotional for 20 November 2020 – Hebrews 12v2 – the author and perfecter of faith

Hebrews 12:2 We don’t just look at the Old Testament. These people inspire us and witness to us about the power of faith, but they do something more: they point us to Someone, whose name is Jesus. Jesus is the Saviour, the Redeemer. He doesn’t just inspire us to have faith, but He is the … More Devotional for 20 November 2020 – Hebrews 12v2 – the author and perfecter of faith

Devotional for 19 November 2020 – Hebrews 12v1 part 2 – running the race

Hebrews 12:1 On Tuesday we looked at the first part of this verse: “Since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses,” and I encouraged you to look at the old testament believers to encourage us to press on in our walk with God. The rest of the verse shows us how their example … More Devotional for 19 November 2020 – Hebrews 12v1 part 2 – running the race

Devotional for 17 November 2020 – Hebrews 12v1 – cloud of witnesses

Hebrews 12:1 Hebrews 11 is the great chapter on faith and in it we meet many of those old testament saints who lived by faith and, through faith, obeyed God in their generation while they looked for the reward. Hebrews 12 starts: “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses…” These … More Devotional for 17 November 2020 – Hebrews 12v1 – cloud of witnesses

Devotional for 16 November 2020 – Hebrews 11v13-16 part 4 – unashamed

Hebrews 11:13-16 Have you ever heard a parent say to a child, “I’m ashamed of you”?  The child is doing something really naughty in public, or in front of friends or family, and the parent says these words.  Maybe it was said to us when we were children; maybe we have said it ourselves. But … More Devotional for 16 November 2020 – Hebrews 11v13-16 part 4 – unashamed

Devotional for 14 November 2020 – Hebrews 11v13-16 part 4 – desiring a better country

Hebrews 11:13-16 Over 30 years ago, I spent four months working in the United States of America.  It was a good time, and I enjoyed it and learned a lot, but it was not home (my apologies to any readers from the USA!).  The language was the same as home, the people were friendly, but … More Devotional for 14 November 2020 – Hebrews 11v13-16 part 4 – desiring a better country

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