I Like Bread

Luke 11:3 - Give us each day our daily bread.I like bread. I like it a lot. Whether it’s the bread that I toast in the morning, the sandwich that I eat for lunch or in the roll that I may have with dinner, my conclusion is the same: Bread Rules! When I was growing as...

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The Lord Needs It

Luke 19:34 - They replied, "The Lord needs it."I wonder how much our faith would affect our daily lives if we lived to serve Christ’s needs instead of our own? Is that even possible? Would our churches be filled with people on Sundays because the Lord needed them to...

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Hope for Everyone

James 5:19-20 "My friends, if someone should bring back another who has strayed from the Truth, take note of this: Whoever convinces a sinner to repent of his erroneous ways will rescue that person from death and cover over his many sins." (JSV)There is hope for...

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It is Amazing

1 Corinthians 15:10 “But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace to me was not without effect.”On Sunday mornings, I get to experience one of the best views in church from the pulpit. I see the entire worshipping congregation and, as I scan the people in the...

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Sports Devotion

1 Corinthians 10:31 "So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God."The legendary Scottish athlete and missionary, Eric Liddell (on whom the movie ‘Chariots of Fire’ is based) was once asked about how he mixed his faith with his...

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Testing the Faith

I failed only one test when I was at university. It happened in my first semester, and of all things to fail, I failed New Testament. The professor and I didn't see eye to eye, so I think that I was marked out for a humbling experience. I missed the pass grade by half...

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Forty Years Ago

Psalm 116:12 – How can I repay the Lord for all His goodness to me? (NIV)Forty years ago today, I tried to take my own life by overdosing myself with the tranquilizers that I was taking. I was eighteen years old, very selfish and self-centred. I wanted to end my life...

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John Stuart