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Devotion

We are grateful this month of September for Lift Up Your Hearts Devotional contributions from Barbara Gauthier in US.

Barbara Gauthier’s passion is to see others come to a fuller knowledge of Jesus Christ through a deeper understanding of the Scriptures and how they have been lived out and expressed in the Church over time. Barbara holds a PhD in French from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, with additional training in Latin and Classical Greek. Over the past sixteen years, she has taught Latin, Classical and Koine Greek at the Greenhouse Co-School in Wheaton, IL. She also provides catechetical training alongside her husband, Stephen, who is the Canon Theologian for the ACNA, Diocese of the Upper Midwest. Barbara also spends her time mentoring women and conducts a women’s weekly Bible study. She has also taught seminars on Irenaeus and other early Church Fathers.

Thank you, Barbara, for your service and commitment to see Christ proclaimed faithfully.

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UPCOMING IN OCTOBER

 

We are grateful that for the month of October, Lift Up Your Hearts devotional contributions will be from Dr. Bill Salier in Australia.

Bill is a consultant with the Gafcon Theological Education Network and his desire is to see excellent theological education around the world supporting the mission of the church in making disciples of Christ. Bill holds a PhD in New Testament studies from Cambridge University, has taught at Moore College, Sydney and was recently the Principal of Youthworks College, a college specialising in training workers for children’s and youth ministry. Bill is married to Sue and has three adult daughters. With age, his love for running has slowed to walking.

In these devotions we will be looking at John 1-4 as John takes his time to introduce Jesus to us. At times we will take a deep dive into specific verses, at other times longer passages. John’s desire is that we might trust Jesus to enjoy eternal life (John 20:30-31) and the hope is these devotions will help us along that path, whether we have just started out or been walking with Jesus for some time.

In writing these devotions, Bill would like to acknowledge the helpful insights of commentators on the Fourth Gospel including Andreas Köstenberger, Edward Klink, and Leslie Newbigin. 

 

29th January 2020
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28th January 2020
Irenaeus, born around 130 to a Christian family, was a disciple of Bishop Polycarp in Smyrna, who had himself been a disciple of the Apostle John. After a persecution decimated the church in Gaul,...
27th January 2020
Hilary was born in Gaul at the beginning of the 4th century to wealthy pagan parents, who gave him an excellent education with a high level of Greek. Later, upon reading the Old and New Testament...
24th January 2020
Irenaeus, born around 130 to a Christian family, was a disciple of Bishop Polycarp in Smyrna, who had himself been a disciple of the Apostle John. After a persecution decimated the church in Gaul,...
23rd January 2020
Cyril became Bishop of Jerusalem in 350 and is known for his systematic catchesis which he used to instruct new converts to Christianity in the essentials of the faith as part of their preparation...
22nd January 2020
Irenaeus, born around 130 to a Christian family, was a disciple of Bishop Polycarp in Smyrna, who had himself been a disciple of the Apostle John. After a persecution decimated the church in Gaul,...
21st January 2020
Irenaeus, born around 130 to a Christian family, was a disciple of Bishop Polycarp in Smyrna, who had himself been a disciple of the Apostle John. After a persecution decimated the church in Gaul,...
20th January 2020
Augustine was born in north Africa to a pagan Roman father and a Christian Berber mother. He spent his youth as a true pagan and in his Confessions, describes his time in a heretical sect in Rome...
17th January 2020
Clement was a leading member of the church in Rome in the late first century, becoming the bishop of that large congregation in 88. In his letter to the Corinthinians, the earliest authentic...
16th January 2020
Cyril became Bishop of Jerusalem in 350 and is known for his systematic catchesis which he used to instruct new converts to Christianity in the essentials of the faith as part of their preparation...
15th January 2020
Irenaeus, born around 130 to a Christian family, was a disciple of Bishop Polycarp in Smyrna, who had himself been a disciple of the Apostle John. After a persecution decimated the church in Gaul,...
13th January 2020
Hippolytus was a presbyter of the church at Rome at the beginning of the third century and one of the most important theologians and the most prolific religious writers of his generation. He wrote on...
10th January 2020
Irenaeus, born around 130 to a Christian family, was a disciple of Bishop Polycarp in Smyrna, who had himself been a disciple of the Apostle John. After a persecution decimated the church in Gaul,...
9th January 2020
Gregory Nazianzen was ordained in 372 as the bishop of a small town in Asia Minor. A strong supporter of the Nicene Creed, Gregory confronted the Arian heretics who were threatening to create...
8th January 2020
Hippolytus was a presbyter of the church at Rome at the beginning of the third century and one of the most important theologians and the most prolific religious writers of his generation. He wrote on...
7th January 2020
Leo the Great, a native of Tuscany, was elected bishop of Rome in 440 and is perhaps best known for meeting with Attila the Hun in 452 and persuading him to turn back from his invasion of Italy. The...
6th January 2020
Peter Chrysologus was Bishop of Ravenna from about 433 until his death some twenty years later. He is known primarily for his very concise but theologically rich reflections on Scripture ("...
3rd January 2020
Gregory Nazianzen was ordained in 372 as the bishop of a small town in Asia Minor. A strong supporter of the Nicene Creed, Gregory confronted the Arian heretics who were threatening to create...

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