URC Daily Devotion 31st December 2018

In the fifteenth year of the reign of Emperor Tiberius, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was ruler of Galilee, and his brother Philip ruler of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias ruler of Abilene, during the high-priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John son […]

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URC Daily Devotion 30th December 2018

LORD, the nations have invadedand attacked your heritage;They defiled your holy temple—crushed Jerusalem in rage. They have given your saints’ bodiesto the birds of prey as meat;And the corpses of your servantsto wild animals to eat. They have poured out blood like waterall around Jerusalem—Bodies everywhere, and no oneto give burial to them. We are […]

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URC Daily Devotion 29th December 2019

Now every year his parents went to Jerusalem for the festival of the Passover.  And when he was twelve years old, they went up as usual for the festival. When the festival was ended and they started to return, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but his parents did not know it. Assuming that […]

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URC Daily Devotion 28th December 2018

There was also a prophet, Anna the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was of a great age, having lived with her husband for seven years after her marriage,  then as a widow to the age of eighty-four. She never left the temple but worshipped there with fasting and prayer night and […]

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URC Daily Devotion 27th December 2018

After eight days had passed, it was time to circumcise the child; and he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb. When the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord […]

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URC Daily Devotion 26th December 2018

In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night.  Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.  But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good […]

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URC Daily Devotion 25th December 2018

In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered.  This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. All went to their own towns to be registered. Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city […]

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URC Daily Devotion 24th December 2018

Then his father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke this prophecy: ‘Blessed be the Lord God of Israel,   for he has looked favourably on his people and redeemed them.He has raised up a mighty saviour for us   in the house of his servant David,as he spoke through the mouth of his holy prophets from […]

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URC Daily Devotion 23rd December 2018

O my people, hear my teaching;parables I will unfold.Give attention as I utterdark and hidden things of old—things that we have heard and known;by our fathers they were shown. We will tell them to our children,generations yet to come;We will show the LORD’s great powerand the wonders he has done.Laws for Israèl he made,statutes firm […]

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