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Devotional

Throughout November, Bishop Samson Mwaluda and his wife Canon Agatha are our contributing our devotionals, 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.

Para leer las Devociones en Español, haga clic en "devotions" y siga el enlace.

Para ler os Devocionais em Português, clique em "devotions" e siga o link.

Archbishop Ben Kwashi
Gafcon General Secretary

27th August 2020
What does Peter choose to bring to mind as he draws his first letter to a close? In yesterday’s devotion he chose surviving our suffering; in tomorrow’s devotion, unmasking our enemies; and right in...
26th August 2020
Some Christians feel the need to be sensational in what they say. Others feel the need for signs and wonders, to be spectacular in what they do. But it has long been my conviction that by unleashing...
25th August 2020
Our work is great; our time is short; the consequences of our labours are infinite. With a little re-ordering John Newton captures most of the teaching of this section as Peter draws his second part...
24th August 2020
One of the gifts of any real preacher is that they are able to say the same thing over and over again and not only hold people’s attention but drive the truth of what they are saying into the hearts...
21st August 2020
Peter’s first letter may be written from bitter experience, but it is never without the greatest assurance. Like many of us, Peter faced rejection, opposition and persecution. He suffered. However,...
20th August 2020
Peter fully anticipates that living such radically distinct lives, as he has been describing, will inevitably draw attention. He also fully anticipates that such attention will not always be friendly...
19th August 2020
Christianity is sometimes described as a crutch to get weak willed, naive, gullible people through this world with the pipe dream of heaven. All modern, mature people, so the argument goes, have no...
18th August 2020
At various times, in different cultures and for numerous reasons, God’s word has proved to be controversial. However, far from diminishing its authority, this fact, that it critiques and challenges...
17th August 2020
The power of example is so very strong. Those around us influence us far more perhaps than we care to admit or can even sometimes see for ourselves. So Peter, acknowledging this reality, holds up the...
14th August 2020
“Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover up for evil, but living as servants of God.”
13th August 2020
I wish I’d said this earlier in these devotionals. I have probably already done something that Peter would not be pleased with; I may have already given the impression that there is nothing about the...
12th August 2020
Martyn-Lloyd Jones once said, "I want to get back the discipline of the church - discipline for the minister as for the members - and to recapture the glorious conception of the Christian life, that...
11th August 2020
What is one of the greatest distinguishing marks of any Christian? It is a helpful question to ask in a multi-religious, relativistic age. It is also helpful to know especially in an increasingly...
10th August 2020
God’s elect, exiles in this world, are to be holy. They are to conduct themselves with fear. These sound fittingly pious and almost ‘churchy’ today, but what are we to do with them in real life? What...
7th August 2020
That for which we hope and long for in the future, shapes and controls how we think and act today. This seems to be the basic thrust of our next section in 1 Peter 1:13-21. Christians are no unique...
6th August 2020
A friend of mine loves cars. He especially loves seeing old classics lovingly restored and so he supports two local mechanics who are experts in doing just this. They sometimes have to strip the...
5th August 2020
On the recommendation of a good friend, I turned to Robert Leighton’s (1611-1684) massive commentary on First Peter. I’m still working through his opening sentence! Let me give it to you, quote: ’The...
4th August 2020
As Peter begins his letter, he introduces the way in which this true grace of God changes everything for the Christian. Their status. They are no longer citizens of this world. They have now become...

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