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Devotional

Throughout the rest of the month of January, Barbara Gautier is contributing our devotionals from the Early Church Fathers, which are also available in Spanish and Portuguese, and in audo version in English.

We hope these help to focus your thoughts and prayers on the coming of the Lord Jesus.

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Archbishop Ben Kwashi
Gafcon General Secretary

22nd January 2021
The Lord himself comes, the Teacher of love, full of love, shortening the word upon the earth, as was foretold of him. He shows that the Law and the Prophets depend on the two precepts of love.  
21st January 2021
The Lord Jesus declared that he was giving his disciples a new commandment, that they should love one another.  A new commandment, he said, I give you, that you love one another.
20th January 2021
Brethren, let us follow that vocation by which we are called from life to the fountain of life. He is the fountain, not only of living water but of eternal life. He is the fountain of light and...
19th January 2021
The water I shall give him will become in him a fountain of living water, welling up into eternal life. This is a new kind of water, a living, leaping water, welling up for those who are worthy. But...
18th January 2021
The disciples spoke in the language of every nation. At Pentecost God chose this means to indicate the presence of the Holy Spirit: whoever had received the Spirit spoke in every kind of tongue. We...
15th January 2021
Those who have been considered worthy to go forth as the sons of God and to be born again of the Holy Spirit from on high, and who hold within them the Christ who renews them and fills them with...
14th January 2021
Readings: Mark 1: 4-11 As humans, we are always engaged in a series of associations and disassociations. What happens, for instance, when a person is introducing him/herself to another? Well,...
13th January 2021
Reading: 1 John 4: 11-18 Fear is one of the most powerful and dominant emotions in humans. Specialists say that babies start to experience fear at the age of six months, if not earlier. We fear...
12th January 2021
Readings: Jeremiah 30: 1-17 The days are coming,’ declares the Lord, ‘when I will bring my people Israel and Judah back from captivity… Jer. 30:3 (NIV-UK).
11th January 2021
Reading: Matthew 20: 1-16 The reading today contains one of Jesus’ most provocative parables. The parable is about a landowner who “...went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard...
8th January 2021
Readings: Matthew 2: 1-12 The story which Matthew narrates in today’s reading is one which we have grown up to hear every year in the Christmas season. Besides being read every Christmas, we also...
7th January 2021
Readings: John 4: 7-26 Today’s reading contains the well-known story of the Samaritan Woman. This incident is amazing in all fronts. By initiating a conversation with the Samaritan Woman, Jesus...
6th January 2021
Readings: Col 3: 12 - 4:1 In the first two and half chapters of the epistle to the Colossians Paul has been reminding them of the gospel; the good news of what God, in Christ, did for humanity. He...
5th January 2021
Jeremiah 31: 1-14 Ephesians 1: 3-14 The hand of the Lord has been heavy on Israel. They have repeatedly broken the covenant with YHWH and now they are reaping the judgement they deserve. God, through...
4th January 2021
Readings: Col 2: 8-end. In today’s reading, we see that Paul is trying to fix a certain problem in the church in Colosse. It is a serious problem as one can infer from his choice of words. There...
1st January 2021
In today’s reading, the man, lame from birth, was going about his daily routine. He was carried to the Temple gate where he was laid every day to beg from those on their way to worship. One cannot...
31st December 2020
PREACHING AND TEACHING OF GOD’S WORD The Old Testament passage; Jonah chapter 3 and 4, is about Jonah’s preaching in Nineveh. We read in part; “Then the word of the LORD came to Jonah a second time...
30th December 2020
ALL-POWERFUL AND MERCIFUL GOD The Old Testament passage Jonah chapter 2, is about Jonah’s prayer for God’s mercy and help, while in the belly of a fish. We read in part; “From inside the fish Jonah...

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