URC Daily Devotion 9th January 2019

“Not for ever in green pasturesdo we ask our way to be;but the steep and rugged pathwaymay we tread rejoicingly.” Perhaps we mean the words of Rejoice & Sing 495 as we sing them, but how enthusiastic are we to act upon them? Jesus had felt at home in Capernaum, a far more welcoming, interesting […]

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URC Daily Devotion 8th January 2018

After leaving the synagogue he entered Simon’s house. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was suffering from a high fever, and they asked him about her. Then he stood over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her. Immediately she got up and began to serve them. As the sun was setting, all those who had any […]

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URC Daily Devotion 7th January 2019

He went down to Capernaum, a city in Galilee, and was teaching them on the sabbath. They were astounded at his teaching, because he spoke with authority. In the synagogue there was a man who had the spirit of an unclean demon, and he cried out with a loud voice, ‘Let us alone! What have […]

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URC Daily Devotion 6th January 2019

1 Hear us, O Israel’s Shepherd, Joseph’s guide,The one enthroned between the cherubim.2 Show forth your splendour to the threatened tribes,Manasseh, Benjamin and Ephraim.Come to our aid, O God, stir up your might;3 Restore and save us! Shed on us your light! 4 LORD God of hosts, when will your anger ceaseTo burn against the […]

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URC Daily Devotion 5th January 2019

Then Jesus, filled with the power of the Spirit, returned to Galilee, and a report about him spread through all the surrounding country.  He began to teach in their synagogues and was praised by everyone. When he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the sabbath day, […]

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URC Daily Devotion 2nd January 2019

Gregory and Basil were two friends bound together by their desire to promote and defend the divinity of Christ as proclaimed in the Nicene Creed. This was against the seemingly overwhelming pressure from both Church and State for the establishment of Arianism, which denied Christ’s divinity and thus the whole Christian doctrine of the Trinity. […]

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URC Daily Devotion 1st January 2019

Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heaven was opened, and the Holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, ‘You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.’ Reflection The river […]

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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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