Yesterday, as part of our Exodus series, I wrote the following simple prayer/creed: “Christ is our spotless Passover lamb, Christ is our salvific red sea crossing, Christ is our eternal promised land, Christ is our great redeemer!” Continue reading Christ is our …
“And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blamesless for the day of … Continue reading How do we love what God loves?
There is wonderful prayer from Eugene Peterson, to pray at the start of today. It is based upon Psalm 126:6 “those that go out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, carrying their sheaves.” … Continue reading Restore, revive, replenish…
Following on from quote yesterday from Alec Motyer, here is another section which speaks (again) with such clarity into local church life: “the scattered churches were not isolated. Their great link with each other was the person of the aspotle; … Continue reading A family of churches
I’ve just started reading Alec Motyer‘s commentary on Philippians in my morning devotions. The following long-ish quotation is an amazingly clear picture that is painted of leadership in the local church. I would encourage you to read the whole quotation: … Continue reading Leadership in the church
Phil 1:1 “… To all God’s holy people (Saints) in Christ Jesus at Philippi…” “But the heart of the matter is this: the saint’s separation is not a reaction against but a response to; not a more determination to be … Continue reading The Saint’s Separation
Over the last couple of years, I’ve been using the Valley of Vision (a collection of puritan prayers and devotion) in my morning prayer times. Although some of the wording is slightly antiquated, it has really helped me to deepen … Continue reading Valley of Vision