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Devotion

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. 

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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...
2nd January 2020
Hippolytus was a presbyter of the church in Rome at the beginning of the third century and one of the most important theologians of his generation. He wrote on a broad range of topics including Old...
1st January 2020
Peter Chrysologus was Bishop of Ravenna in northern Italy from about 433 until his death some twenty years later. He is known primarily for his very concise but theologically rich reflections on...
31st December 2019
Athanasius, an African of Coptic background, attended the First Council of Nicea as a secretary and in 328 was made the Bishop of Alexandria at the age of thirty. A brilliant theologian, the young...
30th December 2019
Hippolytus was a presbyter of the church in Rome at the beginning of the third century and one of the most important theologians of his generation. He wrote on a broad range of topics including Old...
27th December 2019
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...
26th December 2019
Fulgentius was the Bishop of Ruspe in north Africa at the beginning of the sixth century and was renowned for his powerful preaching, refuting the heretical teachings of Arians and Pelagians. He was...
25th December 2019
Leo the Great, a native of Tuscany, was elected bishop of Rome in 440 and is perhaps best known for meeting Attila the Hun in 452 and persuading him to turn back from his invasion of Italy. His...
24th December 2019
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...
23rd December 2019
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...
20th December 2019
Cyprian was a wealthy north African pagan, who was converted to Christ at the age of 35. He then gave his wealth away to the poor and in time became the Bishop of Carthage. He was publicly beheaded...
19th December 2019
Bishop John Chrysostom delivered this homily to his church in Constantinople just before being sent into a distant exile by the empress Eudoxia for refusing to accept her Arian bishops. Along the way...
18th December 2019
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 December 2019
Cyprian was a wealthy north African pagan, who was converted to Christ at the age of 35. He then gave his wealth away to the poor and in time became the Bishop of Carthage. He was publicly beheaded...
16th December 2019
Cyril of Jerusalem became the 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...
13th December 2019
Augustine was born in north Africa to a pagan Roman father and a Christian Berber mother. He spent his youth in Carthage as a true pagan and then journeyed to Rome to pursue his education. In his...
12th December 2019
Augustine was born in north Africa to a pagan Roman father and a Christian Berber mother. He spent his youth in Carthage as a true pagan and then journeyed to Rome to pursue his education. In his...

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