URC Daily Devotion 17th January 2019

On another sabbath he entered the synagogue and taught, and there was a man there whose right hand was withered. The scribes and the Pharisees watched him to see whether he would cure on the sabbath, so that they might find an accusation against him.  Even though he knew what they were thinking, he said […]

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URC Daily Devotion 16th January 2019

One sabbath while Jesus was going through the cornfields, his disciples plucked some heads of grain, rubbed them in their hands, and ate them.  But some of the Pharisees said, ‘Why are you doing what is not lawful on the sabbath?’ Jesus answered, ‘Have you not read what David did when he and his companions […]

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URC Daily Devotion 15th January 2019

Then they said to him, ‘John’s disciples, like the disciples of the Pharisees, frequently fast and pray, but your disciples eat and drink.’  Jesus said to them, ‘You cannot make wedding-guests fast while the bridegroom is with them, can you? The days will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them, and then […]

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URC Daily Devotion 13th January 2019

1 Sing for joy to God our Saviour;shout aloud to Jacob’s Lord!2 Start the music; strike the timbrel;play on strings a pleasing chord. 3 Sound the trumpet at the New Moonand at the full moon as well,4 At the feast by God appointedand decreed for Israel. 5 God ordained this law for Josephwhen he ravaged […]

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URC Daily Devotion 11th January 2019

‘Lord if you choose you can make me clean.’ I’m sometimes a little annoyed with the Jesus we meet at the end of this passage. He seems to disappear into selfishness, leaving behind the hurting; choosing not to heal them. Perhaps this is Jesus showing a bit of his humanity and, when I am stressed […]

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