Daily Devotion 29th August 2018

But fornication and impurity of any kind, or greed, must not even be mentioned among you, as is proper among saints. Entirely out of place is obscene, silly, and vulgar talk; but instead, let there be thanksgiving.  Be sure of this, that no fornicator or impure person, or one who is greedy (that is, an […]

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Daily Devotion 28th August

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children,  and live in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. Reflection There is a suggestion, here, that we have a duty to emulate our parents. As strange as that may sound now, it is only a […]

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Daily Devotion by Alan Yates

So then, putting away falsehood, let all of us speak the truth to our neighbours, for we are members of one another. Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and do not make room for the devil. Thieves must give up stealing; rather let them labour […]

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Daily Devotion 26th August

1 O hear my urgent cry, my God,and listen to my plea.2 From earth’s remotest bounds I callwhen my heart faints in me. O God, conduct me to the rockthat’s higher far than I.3 For you’re my refuge from the foe,my tower of strength on high. 4 O let me dwell within your tent,for ever […]

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Daily Devotion 25th August

Now this I affirm and insist on in the Lord: you must no longer live as the Gentiles live, in the futility of their minds. They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of their ignorance and hardness of heart. They have lost all sensitivity and have abandoned themselves to […]

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Daily Devotion – this time with the reading!

We must no longer be children, tossed to and fro and blown about by every wind of doctrine, by people’s trickery, by their craftiness in deceitful scheming. But speaking the truth in love, we must grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and […]

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Daily Devotion 23rd August

But each of us was given grace according to the measure of Christ’s gift.  Therefore it is said, ‘When he ascended on high he made captivity itself a captive;   he gave gifts to his people.’ (When it says, ‘He ascended’, what does it mean but that he had also descended into the lower parts of the […]

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Daily Devotion 22nd August 2018

I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called,  with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,  making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.  There is one body […]

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Daily Devotion 21st August

For this reason I bow my knees before the Father,  from whom every family in heaven and on earth takes its name. I pray that, according to the riches of his glory, he may grant that you may be strengthened in your inner being with power through his Spirit, and that Christ may dwell in […]

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Daily Devotion 20th August 2018

St Paul refers to himself as “servant” and “the very least of all the saints”. In doing so he echoes the call of Jesus upon us all: “Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all”. (Mark 9: 35) A willingness to be a servant of others is a core […]

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