URC Daily Devotion 25th May 2019

Some of us might wish that the prayer said something to God like, “teach us to forgive others, so that we might also be forgiven.”  But it doesn’t, because that would put us in control. That would mean that we could be righteous, reaching out in love to those who had injured and wronged us. […]

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URC Daily Devotion 23rd May 2019

‘Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal; but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. […]

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URC Daily Devotion 22nd May 2019

It seems like a story of rivalry and struggle within a troubled family, but it turns out to be part of a larger story of God’s purposes for the world.  God hasn’t been thwarted by the brothers, and Joseph isn’t the hero, because the hero is God. It’s wholly understandable to feel fearful before nuclear […]

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URC Daily Devotion 19th May 2019

1 The LORD reigns, let the earth be glad!Let distant shores express delight!2 Clouds and thick darkness cover him;His throne is built on truth and right. 3 Fire goes before him and consumesHis enemies on every side.4 His lightning flashes through the world;At this the earth is terrified. 5 Hills melt like wax before the […]

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URC Daily Devotion 18th May 2019

There’s an episode of Open All Hours, where Arkwright looks up to the sky, and remarks in a philosophical tone, “93 million miles from here to the sun”, and Granville, sweeping with a worn out brush, replies, “aye, and that’s about how many miles this brush has done”.  My mind starts to boggle when I […]

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URC Daily Devotion 17th May 2019

URC Daily Devotion 17th May 2019 Today’s Daily Devotion from the United Reformed Church View this email in your browser Share Tweet Forward …Father…  St Matthew 23:1-9 Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples, ‘The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses’ seat; therefore, do whatever they teach you and follow it; […]

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URC Daily Devotion 16th May 2019

It has been said that the Lord’s Prayer begins controversially, because some are offended by addressing God as “Father”.  I suggest that there’s far more offence caused by “our”. When we say “our,” it’s not because we are claiming God to be our property, as if anyone could do that, but because of the astounding […]

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