Short Devotion : John 1:14

Short Devotion : John 1:14

“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14 The Jewish people knew God’s promise to send a Messiah. They knew a human...
Jesus blesses the children

Jesus blesses the children

Lately, I’ve been taking a slow journey through Mark, only reading about 10 verses a day. This slow approach encourages me to think more deeply about the passage. During the week, I read chapter 10:13-22, about Jesus blessing the children and the rich young ruler, who...
Short Devotion : Philippians 4:17

Short Devotion : Philippians 4:17

“Not that I desire your gifts; what I desire is that more be credited to your account.” Philippians 4:17 Paul understood, “it is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35). Consequently, for blessings to flow amongst God’s...
Short Devotion : Ephesians 2:8-10

Short Devotion : Ephesians 2:8-10

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork.” Ephesians 2:8-10 Yes, we’re God’s handiwork and there’s nothing for us to boast about,...
Short Devotion : Galatians 4:9

Short Devotion : Galatians 4:9

“But now that you know God—or rather are known by God—how is it that you are turning back to those weak and miserable forces? Do you wish to be enslaved by them all over again?” Galatians 4:9 If we’re hoping to gain spiritual merit through our good deeds we will only...
Communion : Create in me a pure heart

Communion : Create in me a pure heart

Every time we celebrate communion, we have the opportunity to consider God’s graciousness to us. Are we staggered at the magnitude of the sacrifice God made for us? Are we overwhelmed by the love and mercy of God? Are we grateful? Have you ever said, “I...
Communion : Pleasing a God of grace 

Communion : Pleasing a God of grace 

David describes God like this: “But you, O Lord, are a God of compassion and mercy, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness” (Psalm 86:15). Likewise, Jonah similarly describes God. “You are a merciful and compassionate God, slow to get angry...
Book Review : Humility

Book Review : Humility

Humility begins with a brief biography of Andrew Murray including photos. He was born in South Africa in 1828 where his Scottish parents were missionaries. He became a great preacher, evangelist and writer. He was influential in the revival that occurred in South...