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That they may be one

John 17:22 His Third Prayer So far in this devotional series based on John 17, we have seen Jesus pray, firstly that we would see His Glory, secondly that we would receive His word, the word of God. This week we will be looking at Jesus’ prayer for unity in the body of believers. From […]

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His Second Prayer

I have given them your word (John 17:14) In the final hours of His life on earth, Jesus prayed for us in what came to be called ‘The Great High Priestly Prayer’, that takes up the whole of John 17. As Jesus prays for His disciples and all believers through them. He talks about God’s […]

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“to see my glory”

His First Prayer (John 17:9) In His great prayer, as recorded in John17, Jesus spent his last hour of freedom, not praying for Himself but for us. He prayed many things but for the next few weeks, I would like to focus on five of them. This week we are looking at Jesus’ prayer that […]

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Warts and All

He made us accepted in the Beloved Ephesians 1:6 Sometimes it’s difficult to understand how much God loves us or accepts us as we are. Instinctively we know that God loves us, He loves everybody, doesn’t He? But how much does He love me? Does he accept me warts and all, just as I am? […]

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Let Your Hair Down

Then Mary took … expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance.(John 12:3, NIV) “Don’t you like the way Mary worshiped? She let her hair down! She disregarded the critics and the customs and filled the house with the fragrance […]

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The Other Side

“Let us cross over to the other side.” (Mark 4:35) One thing that I learned on my trip to the Holy Land was the significance of Jesus saying in Mark 4:35 (NKJV),  “Let us cross over to the other side.” I was standing on the Northern shore of Galilee at Capernaum when our guide told […]

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There is a Rest

I heard the voice of Jesus say, “Come unto me and rest. Lay down, thou weary one, lay down, Thy head upon my breast.” Probably the number one issue for me during the Covid crisis has been fatigue coupled with not enough sleep. I have had to learn how to deal with complex new challenges […]

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Are You Willing?

If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the best from the land. (Isaiah 1:19, NIV) Bob Gass starts us off this week. “Are you willing to learn? Willing to obey? Willing to change? Willing to work? Or are you at least willing to be made willing? If you are, that’s a start!”[1] As […]

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Love Others

Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.(Galatians 6:2) The verse for this week follows right on from the fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5: 22-23. Galatians 6 then is the practical outworking of the fruit of the Spirit that should be being developed in all those who follow Jesus. […]

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Moving God

30 So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one. Ezekiel 22:30 (NKJV) This week’s devotional is about a subject that I don’t consider myself an expert in and […]