Devotionals

When We Have Nothing

'Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior.'

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The Road to Hope

It may be the saddest verse in the Bible. ‘We had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel’. When the disciples meet Jesus on the road to Emmaus, they have just seen their leader die horribly. Everything they had hoped for, expected, longed for…. gone.

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The Still Small Voice

Often, when belief in and zeal for the things of God are on shaky ground, stock answers to our questions can do more harm than good.

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The Mysteries of God

Recently, I was reading an interview with the late, great Leonard Nimoy, where he was explaining the background to Mr Spock’s ‘Live long and prosper’ greeting. I must admit that I have used this greeting myself on occasion but I was amazed to read the origins of this mysterious tradition.

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An Anchor in the Storm

There are few things that we can be certain of in this world – whether it’s the results of our favourite football team or the results of an election, the world can often feel uncertain.

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Belonging

The writer to the Ephesians is referring in this passage to the way that, through the death and resurrection of Christ, Jews and Gentiles can now be joined together in the household of God. Yet v.19-22 also apply to the church today – where those of all ages and stages can belong.

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Connected

Right at the start of all things, God decided that people should not be alone. Some animals live solitary lives, but not humans. We are best when we are connected with one another.

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The Least Among You

What makes a person great? Is it wealth, power, intelligence?

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Timeless

As 2017 started, many people hoped that the new year meant that some of the world's sadness, confusion and change in 2016 was being left behind. Unfortunately, the world being what it is, change and uncertainty continues all around us. For yourself it might be that you are thinking of what to do

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Words

Anyone at uni will be aware of the weight of words filling their lives at every waking moment. Words and more words. Language. Syntax. Rhetoric. Description. Analysis. Essays. Dissertations. 3000. 8000. 10000. From dawn till dusk, day after day.

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