Daily Devotional for 13 October 2020 – Hebrews 7v25 – He is able to save completely

Hebrews 7:25 Yesterday, from verse 24, we saw that Jesus is always there; He is always our High Priest. He is (from Proverbs 18:24) always the friend that sticks closer than a brother. Today’s verse shows us the result of Him always being our High Priest. It says: “Consequently” (or “therefore”), “He is able to save to the uttermost” … More Daily Devotional for 13 October 2020 – Hebrews 7v25 – He is able to save completely

Daily Devotional for 12 October 2020 – Our permanent priest

Hebrews 7:24 On Saturday, we saw that Jesus is the friend that sticks closer than a brother. People are going to let us down but He never will. One of the reasons that He will never let us down is that He is forever. Even those closest to us will not be with us forever, … More Daily Devotional for 12 October 2020 – Our permanent priest

Psalms series message 8: Psalm 5v8-12 – Why and how we pray in a broken world – straight paths – 4 October 2020

This is the second part of the message on Psalm 5. I found this part of the psalm especially challenging as David prayed, not simply for safety but for godliness. The video is below, followed by the notes distributed to those without internet. Introduction We’re picking up from where we finished last week. The first … More Psalms series message 8: Psalm 5v8-12 – Why and how we pray in a broken world – straight paths – 4 October 2020

Psalms series message 7 – Psalm 5v1-7 – How we pray in a broken world – 27 September 2020

It had been my original plan to preach one sermon on Psalm 5, but the message would have been well over an hour. So, this is part 1. As usual, I have reproduced the notes that have been sent out to those without internet. Here, first, is the video. Introduction The psalms contain prayers that … More Psalms series message 7 – Psalm 5v1-7 – How we pray in a broken world – 27 September 2020

Sunday sermon – 20 September 2020 – John 11v45-57 (Lawrence Ovenden)

Today I have a Sunday off, but the ministry of the word continues at Lansdowne through one of our elders, Lawrence Ovenden. This message is a continuation of a long-running series that Lawrence was preaching on Sunday evenings before the Covid-19 lock down began. None of Lawrence’s previous messages are available online, but this message … More Sunday sermon – 20 September 2020 – John 11v45-57 (Lawrence Ovenden)

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

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 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

Daily Devotional for 31 August 2020 – Hebrews 2v14 part 2 – the sufficient Saviour

Hebrews 2:14 continued Yesterday, we saw that Jesus became human because we are humans, who are sinners.  So, to be the perfect substitute for men and women, Jesus became a man. But if He were just a man, where would that leave us?  He could die for Adam’s sin, but not for ours. The words in … More Daily Devotional for 31 August 2020 – Hebrews 2v14 part 2 – the sufficient Saviour