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Devotional

Throughout the rest of the month of January, Barbara Gautier is contributing our devotionals from the Early Church Fathers, 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

3rd December 2020
Today we begin with the question; “What are the main themes in Advent?” During Advent, the Church’s two main themes are; 1. Preparation for the celebration of the first coming of our Lord Jesus...
2nd December 2020
Today we begin with the question: “Why Advent?" Advent is an important season for us Christians. It is a season that gives us an opportunity to prepare appropriately for the celebration of the first...
1st December 2020
Today we begin with the question: "When is Advent season?” Advent season begins on Sunday that falls between November 27th and December 3rd and ends on 24th December each year. Advent 2020 begins on...
30th November 2020
We begin our Advent devotions by asking and attempting to answer some introductory background questions during our first week of the Advent season. Today we begin with the question “What is Advent?"
27th November 2020
“So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.” - 1 Corinthians 3:7. To be an Anglican is to be a church planter. This may sound odd;...
26th November 2020
In his classic work on Christian community, German pastor and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer speaks of the “privilege” of “visible fellowship” among Christians. He writes: “It is by the grace of God...
25th November 2020
It was early April. Our family of four huddled inside our New York City apartment, learning, pastoring, and teaching in new ways online. As we sat at our screens, the sound and flash of ambulance...
24th November 2020
As Jesus ascended into heaven after this resurrection, he declared the words which have become known as the Great Commission: “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore...
23rd November 2020
Thanksgiving, for the church, is a matter of life and death; except that the order is reversed: death precedes life, and life flows from death.
20th November 2020
“What is your only comfort in life and in death?” This penetrating question begins the much beloved Heidelberg Catechism and directs our thoughts to what matters. What do we find our ultimate comfort...
19th November 2020
“Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophecies, but test everything; hold fast what is good. Abstain from every form of evil.” (1 Thessalonians 5:19–22, ESV).
18th November 2020
When we recognize that the Church belongs first to Jesus Christ and that He gave up his life on the cross for his church, we realize that the church is something that is holy and precious to God and...
17th November 2020
The LORD prophesied through Isaiah, “Behold, my servant shall act wisely, he shall be high and lifted up, and shall be exalted” (Is. 52.13). When this Servant came to his own in the 1st century he...
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...

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