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Devotional

Throughout the month of January, Shady Anis is 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 "Devocionales" y siga el enlace.

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

Archbishop Ben Kwashi
Gafcon General Secretary

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...
3rd August 2020
Writing from Ireland, it seems that the majority of Irish people should be able to feel an immediate affinity with the original recipients of Peter’s first letter. A quick google search will reveal...
31st July 2020
Our Lord has described the purpose of the Spirit’s presence in us. Let us listen to his words: I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. It is to your advantage that I go...
30th July 2020
The reading is from Saint Luke´s Gospel 4:16-29. This is the famous ‘Nazareth Manifesto’ or Jesus’ Inaugural Sermon delivered in the Synagogue at Nazareth. It is called his manifesto because, drawing...
29th July 2020
The reading is from Saint John´s Gospel 11:1-45. They are an ordinary family living in a village just outside Jerusalem. Lazarus (or Eliezer ‘God is my help’) is only mentioned here and nothing much...
28th July 2020
The titles given to the Holy Spirit must surely stir the soul of anyone who hears them, and make him realize that they speak of nothing less than the supreme Being. Is he not called the Spirit of God...
27th July 2020
The reading is from Saint Matthew´s Gospel 13:44-52. These parables are the last in a clutch of parables about the Kingdom of God which include the Parable of the Sower and the Parable of the Wheat...

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