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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.

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

Archbishop Ben Kwashi
Gafcon General Secretary

9th November 2020
As we continue to consider thankfulness in this devotional series, we turn to 2 Kings chapter 22. Today we will study it with a focus on “The Word received.” This passage follows the account of how...
6th November 2020
From their beginning, Anglicans have believed that the living Word of God alone contains all things necessary for salvation. This was the view of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer,...
5th November 2020
“Will there be a Church left after this pandemic?” Mired in a year marked by the affliction of COVID-19, as a pastor, I have heard this question asked repeatedly as parishes across the globe have...
4th November 2020
“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances.” (1 Th. 5:16-18, ESV) These three commands of the Bible are not only punchy, they hit us hard. And they provoke questions....
3rd November 2020
How fitting that the psalmist calls us to worship the LORD as creator and redeemer! How right that all creation should join together with angels and archangels, and all the company of heaven proclaim...
2nd November 2020
The United States of America celebrates Thanksgiving on November 26th this year. In this season, Bishop Julian Dobbs has asked some rising clergy and lay voices in the Anglican Diocese of the Living...
30th October 2020
Perhaps I can indicate the appreciation I have for these final words in Deuteronomy if I tell you that I chose 33:26-29 for a final sermon to the church I served in for thirty years. They are rich...
29th October 2020
When we think of hymns and songs we often think of praise and thanksgiving – which is good and right. But a young man in the church where I served, found it hard to sing upbeat songs every week as he...
28th October 2020
You may know the stirring story of the ’40 martyrs of Sebaste’ – Christian soldiers in Rome, who refused to call Caesar ‘Lord’. They were stripped of their protective coats and marched onto ice,...
27th October 2020
The great Shepherd – the Living God – is too wise to give us only promises or only warnings. If we only had promises, we might drift into carelessness and if we only had warnings we might drift into...
26th October 2020
I’ve always liked the story of the police cadets being given this tough question in one of their written exams: ‘You are driving down the street and see that a car has hit a fire hydrant and water is...
23rd October 2020
I’ve always been grateful for the principle in JI Packer’s writings that humility is a big part of reading God’s Word. Even the doctrine of ‘inerrancy’ involves taking the view that the text is ‘...
22nd October 2020
When I preached on Deuteronomy 20 on one occasion, a couple – admittedly nominal in their faith – left the church. In a world that rightly despises aggressive invasion of foreign countries this...
21st October 2020
Martin Luther struck a great balance when he spoke of God’s will for government and also of God’s control of government. He said that human government “is not of men; otherwise it would not be safe...
20th October 2020
My wife came from a very faithful Christian home and I came from a very nominal one. Once on a Sunday, (since we had started going out), I asked her – in earshot of her father – if she would like to...
19th October 2020
I once read of a scene at an airport where everything was in chaos. Some flights had been cancelled, others were delayed and customers were in uproar. In the middle of all this one stewardess was...
16th October 2020
In the church where I served for many years, we had a very loveable caretaker who was a ‘recovered’ alcoholic. He lived in a tiny flat and I remember organising a holiday for him on the central coast...
15th October 2020
The Sydney evangelist John Chapman (1930-2012) had a wonderful way of making profound truths simple and memorable. He told of being offered a cup of white tea with two sugars when he preferred black...

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