Galatians 5:16-26
November 28th, 2021
I’m deliberately going to keep this brief… because while there is loads that could be said about this wonderful passage, I want to give you plenty of space to reflect, confess and pray. These verses ...  Read More
Galatians 5:1-15
November 21st, 2021
There are certain verses in scripture that I believe I know so well that I don’t need to look them up. I thought Galatians 5:1 was one of those verses. I have sung it, quoted it in sermons and prayed ...  Read More
Galatians 4:21-31
November 14th, 2021
Isaac was a result of God's promise, while Ishmael was a result of Abraham and Sarah trying to help God out, doing it their way. And how easily can't we fall into the same trap? How easily don't we ta...  Read More
Galatians 4:8-20
October 31st, 2021
Galatians 4:8-20 - Paul's Concern For The Galatians Taken in isolation, we might be forgiven for thinking that Paul is being a bit heavy-handed or bossy with his choice of words in these verses. But l...  Read More
Galatians 3:26-4:7
October 24th, 2021
My sermon this week is on Galatians 3.26-4.7, and in my talk we looked at 5 awe-striking truths from this text, but in this devotion I've chosen to focus on the last bit of one sentence from Chapter 3...  Read More
Galatians 3:15-25
October 17th, 2021
Our passage this week is right in the middle of a larger argument Paul is weaving through Galatians 3:1-4:7. Verses 15-25 can feel quite technical at times. But stick with them. Let them fuel your gra...  Read More
Galatians 3:1-14
October 10th, 2021
This week in our sermon on Galatians, I contemplated what it was like to experience the situation through Paul’s (the Apostle) eyes. To feel what he felt when dealing with the Galatians, and mirror th...  Read More
Galatians 2:11-21
October 3rd, 2021
My sermon this week is on Galatians 2:11-21. I focus most of our time in that message on the Confrontation between Peter and Paul, but today I want to pick out a particular verse in this passage where...  Read More
Galatians 2:1-10
September 26th, 2021
This week in our sermon on Galatians I spent some time working through these 10 verses a verse or two at a time. This is a great way to unpack scripture on your own or as part of a groups. The underly...  Read More
Galatians 1:1-24 Part 2
September 20th, 2021
The bible encourages us to wait on the Lord (Isaiah 40) and to meditate on God’s word (Psalm 1). Over these weeks we want to encourage one another to do just that. Seek to make space for God to break ...  Read More
Galatians 1:1-24 Part 1
September 13th, 2021
Timothy tells us that scripture equips us for good works, and Paul in Ephesians tells us that Christ saved us for good works. God has an adventure for us to take part in and scripture is one of the ke...  Read More
Post-Lockdown Church
July 23rd, 2021
36 As they travelled along the road, they came to some water and the eunuch said, ‘Look, here is water. What can stand in the way of my being baptised?’ 38 And he gave orders to stop the chariot. Then...  Read More
Starting Points
July 22nd, 2021
29 The Spirit told Philip, ‘Go to that chariot and stay near it.’ 30 Then Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet. ‘Do you understand what you are reading?’ Philip as...  Read More
What the Holy Spirit Says
July 21st, 2021
25 After they had further proclaimed the word of the Lord and testified about Jesus, Peter and John returned to Jerusalem, preaching the gospel in many Samaritan villages. 26 Now an angel of the Lord ...  Read More
Eyes Wide Open
July 20th, 2021
25 After they had further proclaimed the word of the Lord and testified about Jesus, Peter and John returned to Jerusalem, preaching the gospel in many Samaritan villages. 26 Now an angel of the Lord ...  Read More
Our Plans and God’s Plans
July 19th, 2021
25 After they had further proclaimed the word of the Lord and testified about Jesus, Peter and John returned to Jerusalem, preaching the gospel in many Samaritan villages. 26 Now an angel of the Lord ...  Read More
Reproducing Lilies
July 16th, 2021
1 And Saul approved of their killing him. On that day a great persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria. 2 Godly me...  Read More
Go Ahead and Grieve
July 15th, 2021
1 And Saul approved of their killing him. On that day a great persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria. 2 Godly me...  Read More
Everyone Means Everyone
July 14th, 2021
1 Then the high priest asked Stephen, “Are these charges true?” 2 To this he replied: “Brothers and fathers, listen to me!” ... 54 When the members of the Sanhedrin heard this, they were furious and g...  Read More
More Than Just A Cook
July 13th, 2021
8 Now Stephen, a man full of God’s grace and power, performed great wonders and signs among the people. 9 Opposition arose, however, from members of the Synagogue of the Freedmen (as it was called) – ...  Read More
Rise Up and Run
July 13th, 2021
1 In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Hellenistic Jews[a] among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution...  Read More
Stephen’s Ministry and Example
July 9th, 2021
Now Stephen, a man full of God’s grace and power, performed great wonders and signs among the people. Opposition arose, however, from members of the Synagogue of the Freedmen (as it was called)—Jews o...  Read More
The Chosen
July 8th, 2021
 “Brothers and sisters, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them, …” … This proposal pleased the whole group. Th...  Read More
Many Parts, One Body
July 7th, 2021
So the Twelve gathered all the disciples together and said, “It would not be right for us to neglect the ministry of the word of God in order to wait on tables.  Brothers and sisters, choose seven me...  Read More
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