URC Daily Devotion 29th October

O LORD, in your strength how the king is exultant!How great is his joy in the triumphs you bring!To him you have granted his heart’s deepest longing;you answered the plea from the lips of the king. You welcomed him richly with blessings of goodness;a crown of fine gold you have placed on his head.He asked […]

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URC Daily Devotion 28th October

Then the Pharisees said to him, ‘You are testifying on your own behalf; your testimony is not valid.’ Jesus answered, ‘Even if I testify on my own behalf, my testimony is valid because I know where I have come from and where I am going, but you do not know where I come from or […]

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URC Daily Devotion 27th October

Jesus calls himself “the light of the world” and promises the light of life to all who follow him. The occasion when he said this, in St John’s Gospel, makes it all the more vivid. Jesus had come to Jerusalem for the feast of Tabernacles, which commemorated the Israelites’ journey through the wilderness when, guided […]

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URC Daily Devotion 26th October

Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.  Early in the morning he came again to the temple. All the people came to him and he sat down and began to teach them.  The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery; and making her stand before all of them,  they […]

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URC Daily Devotion 25th October

On the last day of the festival, the great day, while Jesus was standing there, he cried out, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me,  and let the one who believes in me drink. As the scripture has said, “Out of the believer’s heart shall flow rivers of living water.’ “ Now he said […]

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URC Daily Devotion 24th October

Yet many in the crowd believed in Jesus and were saying, “When the Messiah comes, will he do more signs than this man has done?” The Pharisees heard the crowd muttering such things about him, and the chief priests and Pharisees sent temple police to arrest him. Jesus then said, “I will be with you […]

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URC Daily Devotion 21st October 

About the middle of the festival Jesus went up into the temple and began to teach. The Jews were astonished at it, saying, “How does this man have such learning  when he has never been taught?” Then Jesus answered them, “My teaching is not mine but his who sent me. Anyone who resolves to do […]

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URC Daily Devotion 20th October

As a Communist I find that my comrades and I are frequently criticised by ultra-leftists for being too timid, too reformist and not sounding the rallying cry of immediate revolution at every opportunity.  We answer that we must respond to the material realities of what is happening and what we might be expected to do […]

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