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Category: Devotions

Turning Back

‘Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death’ (2 Corinthians 7:10).  2 Corinthians 7:8-11 There is an unsolved mystery lingering over my family. Some years ago, on a trip to the Adelaide show I had purchased an extra Bertie Beetle showbag full of chocolates for a…
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No Greater “Big Finish”

John 20:14 Easter I’m a sports nut and I love nothing better than a big finish where a team comes back from what seems certain defeat and claims victory. And there’s no greater “big finish” than Jesus on Easter Sunday! What a time for us to celebrate and rejoice. However, look at accounts of the…
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Amazing

Try this. Repeat the following sentence, emphasising the word in bold each time you say it: GOD loves me God LOVES me God loves ME That is amazing, isn’t it. Take some time now to reflect on that. As you head off into your life never forget it, and always keep it with you wherever…
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Seen and Loved

Readings: Mark 1:14-20 “As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen” ~Mark 1:16 At the very beginning of his earthly ministry, Jesus assembled the group who would become his twelve disciples. These are the ones who would spend…
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Are You Ready?

Readings: Luke 6:12-26 When morning came, he called his disciples to him and chose twelve of them, whom he also designated apostles… ~Luke 6:13 Are you ready? As a follower of Jesus, He invites you to be a leader for Him, to build up His kingdom. He equips us for a life of joy, living…
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On Being A Sheep

Readings: Matthew 9:32-38 Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” ~Matthew 9:37,38 Wow. For being only 6 verses, there’s a lot in this one! To start off with, we have a demon-possessed…
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He Started It!

Reading: Luke 6:27-38 Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. ~Luke 6:36 When children say ‘He/She started it’ in an aggrieved tone, they feel angry, blaming the other person for what they said or did. It’s easy to put the blame on others, to grow in our resentment, anger and judgement, especially in conflict…
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Without Further Ado

I’ve never had the opportunity to introduce anyone famous. Have you? If you had a chance, who would be the one person you’d like to introduce?   March Week 1, 2021 Pastor Reid Matthias Reading: Colossians 1:15-20 He is before all things, and by him all things hold together. ~Colossians 1:17 Have you ever been…
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I’ll Have Mine with a Twist

The best books and movies have a plot twist that takes the reader/viewer by surprise. What’s the best twist that you’ve ever encountered?   February Week 4, 2021 Pastor Reid Matthias Reading: Ephesians 1:3-14 He made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure that he purposed in Christ as…
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Fortress of Awesome

Have you ever built a fort before? What kinds of things did you put in it? How did you protect it?   February Week 3, 2021 Pastor Reid Matthias Reading: Psalm 147:12-20 Exalt the Lord, Jerusalem; praise your God, Zion! For he strengthens the bars of your city gates and blesses your children within you.…
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