Sunday sermon for 13 December – Psalm 10 – Where to look in trouble part 2

This is the next message in the book of Psalms and follows on from last Sunday’s message. We see the raw honesty of David’s cry to God and how this cry resolves in prayer and confidence. As usual the video is recorded ahead of our Sunday service for those who are unable to attend. The … More Sunday sermon for 13 December – Psalm 10 – Where to look in trouble part 2

Sunday sermon for 6 December 2020 – Psalm 9 – Where to look in trouble part 1 –

Today’s sermon, from Psalm 9, looks at how David focuses on the Lord’s wonderful deeds and who He is. It is from this foundation that David prays for God’s grace and deliverance. The video (recorded yesterday) is below, followed by the notes that go to those without internet. Last time Psalm 8 encouraged us to … More Sunday sermon for 6 December 2020 – Psalm 9 – Where to look in trouble part 1 –

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

Sunday sermon – Psalms series message 10 – Psalm 7 – Justice (15 November 2020)

For yesterday’s message, I returned to the book of psalms. Psalm 7 is a cry for justice. I was struck about how in the West, we can easily dismiss these psalms and others (especially the imprecatory psalms) as somehow un-Christian. In many nations, where the rule of law is respected, there are legitimate ways of … More Sunday sermon – Psalms series message 10 – Psalm 7 – Justice (15 November 2020)

Devotional for 31 October 2020 – Hebrews 10v22 part 2 – a pure heart

Hebrews 10:22 Yesterday we looked at the first part of this verse: “Let us draw near to God.” But how? Although He always hears us and we can always draw near to Him, sometimes our experience of drawing near to Him isn’t the joy and delight that we know it should be. The rest of the verse helps us. First … More Devotional for 31 October 2020 – Hebrews 10v22 part 2 – a pure heart

Devotional for 30 October 2020 – Hebrews 10v22 – Let us draw near

Hebrews 10:22 Earlier in the week we looked at what Jesus has done so that we can draw near to God. But it is not enough just to know the truth, we need to do the truth; we need to actually draw near to God in prayer. This is what today’s verse tells us: “Let us draw near.” It … More Devotional for 30 October 2020 – Hebrews 10v22 – Let us draw near

Devotional for 27 October 2020 – Hebrews 10v19-22 part 2 – by the blood of Jesus

Hebrews 10:19-22 part 2 Yesterday we saw that we have confidence to enter the most holy place (into God’s presence). These verses use the illustration of the tabernacle in the wilderness where the sacrifices were made in the Old Testament. The high priest could only go in once a year on the Day of Atonement, to sprinkle the … More Devotional for 27 October 2020 – Hebrews 10v19-22 part 2 – by the blood of Jesus

Devotional for 26 October 2020 – Hebrews 10v19-22 – Confidence to enter

Hebrews 10:19-22 This passage is about entering into the presence of God. Before we look at it, it would be good just to pause and think for a moment… You and I can enter into the presence of Almighty God! This is truly amazing. We are sinners and He is holy. We are unrighteous and He is righteous. We … More Devotional for 26 October 2020 – Hebrews 10v19-22 – Confidence to enter

Psalms series message 9 – Psalm 6 – Fear, favour and faith – 11 October 2020

I have not posted any sermons now for a few weeks and so am a little behind. I will try and catch up over the next few days! This message was preached three weeks ago, on 11 October, and is the next in the series on the psalms. Once again, we see the honesty of … More Psalms series message 9 – Psalm 6 – Fear, favour and faith – 11 October 2020

Daily Devotional for 20 October 2020 – Psalm 27v14 – Wait for the Lord

Psalm 27:14 This isn’t the scripture that I originally planned to bring this morning. It was in my daily readings in the psalms and spoke to me. I admit that I am getting impatient – with Covid, with semi-lockdown, with problems that keep coming back. I would like the Lord to act now! But Psalm 27:14 says, … More Daily Devotional for 20 October 2020 – Psalm 27v14 – Wait for the Lord