URC Daily Devotion 11th November

Although he had performed so many signs in their presence, they did not believe in him.  This was to fulfil the word spoken by the prophet Isaiah: “Lord, who has believed our message, and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?”  And so they could not believe, because Isaiah also said, “He […]

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URC Daily Devotion 10th November

Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, ‘Sir, we wish to see Jesus.’ Philip went and told Andrew; then Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus.  Jesus answered them, ‘The hour has come for […]

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URC Daily Devotion 9th November

Nobody has a clue what is happening…apart from the Pharisees.The disciples don’t get it, as usual.  It’s not until later when they look back on things that it all starts to make sense.  Isn’t that the way of life?  Often when we are in the middle of something we don’t realise its significance until well […]

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URC Daily Devotion 7th November

What do you think? Surely he will not come to the festival, will he?They were looking for Jesus (v.56), the crowds in Jerusalem, that is.  Looking for Jesus.  But really, he wouldn’t come here would he, not at this time, not when the tensions are high, not when the Romans are here, the Jewish leaders […]

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URC Daily Devotion 6th November

Many of the Jews therefore, who had come with Mary and had seen what Jesus did, believed in him. But some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what he had done. So the chief priests and the Pharisees called a meeting of the council, and said,‘What are we to do? This man […]

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URC Daily Devotion 5th November

My God, my God, O why have youForsaken and abandoned me?Why are you far from giving help,From listening to my anguished plea?My God, I cry to you by day;You do not hear when I complain.I call to you throughout the night;In silence I cannot remain. Yet you are holy: on the praiseOf Israèl you are […]

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URC Daily Devotion 4th November

Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. Mary was the one who anointed the Lord with perfume and wiped his feet with her hair; her brother Lazarus was ill. So the sisters sent a message to Jesus,‘Lord, he whom you love is ill.’ But when […]

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Commitment for Life newsletter – stories for change November 2017

COMMITMENT FOR LIFE: STORIES FOR CHANGE – NOVEMBER 2017 CENTRAL AMERICA Central America is characterised by high levels of inequality as much in the socio-political sphere as economically and culturally. Given the fragility of State institutions, many cases of corruption remain unpunished. Politicians, civil servants and groups inside the private sector, have colluded to institutionalise […]

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URC Daily Devotion 3rd November

At that time the festival of the Dedication took place in Jerusalem. It was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the portico of Solomon.  So the Jews gathered around him and said to him,‘How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly.’ Jesus answered, ‘I […]

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URC Daily Devotion 2nd November

Jesus said:‘Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs in by another way is a thief and a bandit.  The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep.   The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep hear his voice. He […]

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