URC Daily Devotion 9th October

When the two days were over, he went from that place to Galilee (for Jesus himself had testified that a prophet has no honour in the prophet’s own country). When he came to Galilee, the Galileans welcomed him, since they had all seen what he had done in Jerusalem at the Festival: for they too […]

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URC Daily Devotion 8th October

I love you, LORD! You are my strength.A fortress is the LORD to me—My rock and my deliverer;For refuge to my God I flee. He is my stronghold and my shield,The LORD who saves me by his might.I’ll call on him and give him praise.I’m saved; he puts my foes to flight. The cords of […]

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URC Daily Devotion 7th October

Now when Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard, “Jesus is making and baptizing more disciples than John” —although it was not Jesus himself but his disciples who baptized—  he left Judea and started back to Galilee. But he had to go through Samaria.  So he came to a Samaritan city called Sychar, near the […]

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URC Daily Devotion 6th October

Born in Gloucestershire in about the year 1494, William Tyndale studied first at Magdalen Hall, Oxford, and then at Cambridge. He became determined to translate the Scriptures from the Greek directly into contemporary English but was thwarted in this by the Bishop of London. So William settled in Hamburg in 1524, never returning to England. […]

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URC Daily Devotion 5th October

After this Jesus and his disciples went into the Judean countryside, and he spent some time there with them and baptized. John also was baptizing at Aenon near Salim because water was abundant there; and people kept coming and were being baptized —John, of course, had not yet been thrown into prison. Now a discussion […]

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URC Daily Devotion 3rd October

When he was in Jerusalem during the Passover festival, many believed in his name because they saw the signs that he was doing.  But Jesus on his part would not entrust himself to them, because he knew all people and needed no one to testify about anyone; for he himself knew what was in everyone. […]

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URC Daily Devotion 2nd October

The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.   In the temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the money-changers seated at their tables.  Making a whip of cords, he drove all of them out of the temple, both the sheep and the cattle. He also poured out […]

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URC Daily Devotion 1st October

LORD, hear my righteous pleaand listen to my cry;It does not rise deceitfullyor come from lips that lie. Declare me innocentand vindicate my name;LORD, may your eye see what is rightand free me from all blame. Though you examine meand probe my heart and mind,And though you test me in the night,yet nothing you will […]

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October 2017

Dear Friends, After thinking in last month’s letter about what it means to wrestle with God, my focus in this month’s musing picks up on the second theme I raised in August’s communion service – that of the Church as a place to feed the needy. We can immediately think of this as an act […]

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