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Devotion

Dear Subscriber,

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are unable to continue the weekday Lift Up Your Heart devotionals.

It is our hope that in the future we may be able to resume providing the devotional, or at least, have a series at particular points in the Anglican Liturgical Calendar.

As you will appreciate there has been considerable time and effort involved in producing the devotionals thus far.

Much of that work has been done voluntarily and we want to thank our writers, recorders and translators for providing such a wonderful service over the course of these past months.

We continue to pray that the devotions will have caused you to regularly turn to the Scriptures and seek the counsel of our great God for your daily life.

The Lord be with you.
Archbishop Ben Kwashi
General Secretary

16th November 2020
As Christians, we bless the Lord and thank him for the call to follow Jesus, even though the walk of discipleship is a challenge. Look at the terms Jesus uses to beckon us to follow him in Luke 9:23-...
13th November 2020
Do you ponder the manner of your salvation, the means by which God in his mercy called you from death into life abundant? If/when you do so, do you consider your worth in deserving so great a...
12th November 2020
Luke 9: 23-24 And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his...
11th November 2020
Today we thank God for giving us His “living and active” word. In Hebrews 4:12 we read that “the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword… discerning the thoughts and...
10th November 2020
Growing up in the church, almost every preacher, climbing into some grand old pulpit, would turn towards the chancel, bow slightly, and pray, “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart...
9th November 2020
As we continue to consider thankfulness in this devotional series, we turn to 2 Kings chapter 22. Today we will study it with a focus on “The Word received.” This passage follows the account of how...
6th November 2020
From their beginning, Anglicans have believed that the living Word of God alone contains all things necessary for salvation. This was the view of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer,...
5th November 2020
“Will there be a Church left after this pandemic?” Mired in a year marked by the affliction of COVID-19, as a pastor, I have heard this question asked repeatedly as parishes across the globe have...
4th November 2020
“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances.” (1 Th. 5:16-18, ESV) These three commands of the Bible are not only punchy, they hit us hard. And they provoke questions....
3rd November 2020
How fitting that the psalmist calls us to worship the LORD as creator and redeemer! How right that all creation should join together with angels and archangels, and all the company of heaven proclaim...
2nd November 2020
The United States of America celebrates Thanksgiving on November 26th this year. In this season, Bishop Julian Dobbs has asked some rising clergy and lay voices in the Anglican Diocese of the Living...
30th October 2020
Perhaps I can indicate the appreciation I have for these final words in Deuteronomy if I tell you that I chose 33:26-29 for a final sermon to the church I served in for thirty years. They are rich...
29th October 2020
When we think of hymns and songs we often think of praise and thanksgiving – which is good and right. But a young man in the church where I served, found it hard to sing upbeat songs every week as he...
28th October 2020
You may know the stirring story of the ’40 martyrs of Sebaste’ – Christian soldiers in Rome, who refused to call Caesar ‘Lord’. They were stripped of their protective coats and marched onto ice,...
27th October 2020
The great Shepherd – the Living God – is too wise to give us only promises or only warnings. If we only had promises, we might drift into carelessness and if we only had warnings we might drift into...
26th October 2020
I’ve always liked the story of the police cadets being given this tough question in one of their written exams: ‘You are driving down the street and see that a car has hit a fire hydrant and water is...
23rd October 2020
I’ve always been grateful for the principle in JI Packer’s writings that humility is a big part of reading God’s Word. Even the doctrine of ‘inerrancy’ involves taking the view that the text is ‘...
22nd October 2020
When I preached on Deuteronomy 20 on one occasion, a couple – admittedly nominal in their faith – left the church. In a world that rightly despises aggressive invasion of foreign countries this...

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