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Luke Powell Daily Devotions

Luke Powell Daily Devotions

By Luke Powell
Short audio devotions to start your day.
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Moments With Jesus #2 - His Words (Thur): a harsh word
Jesus' words were never cruel or vindictive, but sometimes he issued a harsh warning to those on the wrong path. Are we mature enough in our faith to listen to Jesus' harsh words?
03:07
October 22, 2020
Moments With Jesus #2 - His Words (Wed): a word of assurance
Maybe today you need a word of assurance from Jesus. Let Him remind you today that you are precious in the eyes of your Father, and you can trust in Him!
02:54
October 21, 2020
Moments With Jesus #2 - His Words (Tues): a word of encouragement
Do you need a word of encouragement today? Jesus has one for you! Look up and see Him coming, and hear Him speak these words: "take courage! It is I."
02:39
October 20, 2020
Moments With Jesus #2 - His Words (Mon): hanging onto His words
A moment with Jesus will usually involve His words - because His words are the words of life!
02:10
October 19, 2020
Moments With Jesus #1 - His Touch (Fri): a prayer for His touch
Do we have "hands off" signs on our hearts? Let's let the Master in to bless us with His touch today.
03:08
October 16, 2020
Moments With Jesus #1 - His Touch (Thurs): a pure and gentle touch
Leslie Weatherhead said "all evil intentions and thoughts and desires fly from His searching glance as bats fly from a dungeon when it is opened to the blaze of day." The touch of Jesus always cleanses!
02:32
October 15, 2020
Moments With Jesus #1 - His Touch (Wed): a healing touch
The touch of Jesus heals - physically and emotionally. What wounds are you living with? Bring them to him today.
03:00
October 14, 2020
Moments With Jesus #1 - His Touch (Tues): a pure and gentle touch
We have learned the hard way that many people have been hurt by the touch of others. But Jesus' touch is always pure, it's always loving. He never forces his touch on anyone.
02:32
October 13, 2020
Moments With Jesus #1 - His Touch (Mon): The Midas Touch
The "Midas Touch" seems like the most powerful touch in the world... but it falls far short of one: the touch of Jesus.
02:38
October 12, 2020
The Power of Your Love (Fri): Rise up like the eagle
Geoff Bullock's "The Power of Your Love" is a modern church favourite. Here's Luke singing it. The chorus of this song is a classic. First we find that relationship with God is more than just mental - it's affectionate.  Then we remember that our spirits can soar with God when we wait on him in trust and faith. Sing along and may these words be in your heart all weekend!
03:18
October 9, 2020
The Power of Your Love (Thurs): Lord renew my mind
Geoff Bullock's "The Power of Your Love" is a modern church favourite. Here's Luke singing it. Paul talks Christians not conforming to the world but being transformed, by the renewing of their minds (Rom 12:2). Are you praying for a renewed mind today? Are you drawing closer to God to find this transformation?
02:01
October 8, 2020
The Power of Your Love (Wed): Lord unveil my eyes
Geoff Bullock's "The Power of Your Love" is a modern church favourite. Here's Luke singing it. "Lord unveil my eyes, let me see you face to face"... May your eyes be unveiled today, to see God in all His glory and splendour and love!
02:34
October 7, 2020
The Power of Your Love (Tues): weaknesses stripped away
Geoff Bullock's "The Power of Your Love" is a modern church favourite. Here's Luke singing it. "Lord I've come to know, the weaknesses I see in me will be stripped away by the power of Your love..." Today we remember with gladness that Jesus empathizes with us since he too faced the same temptations we do. And we also celebrate that God has given us power to put on a "new self" and leave our old ways behind.
02:57
October 6, 2020
The Power of Your Love (Mon): Lord I Come To You
Geoff Bullock's "The Power of Your Love" is a modern church favourite. Here's Luke singing it. Verse 1 talks of being changed and renewed by the flow of God's grace... but we first have to come to God so that the change can happen. Are you coming to him daily?
02:14
October 5, 2020
Prison To Praise (Fri): thanking God FOR our trials
We know that we should thank God in spite of our trials, but have you ever tried thanking Him FOR them? In doing so, we rob the darkness of its power.
02:41
October 2, 2020
Prison To Praise (Thurs): pray when prompted
How often we say we'll pray about something and we don't! But perhaps when we are prompted or asked to pray about something, we should stop and pray right then.  Maybe something wonderful will happen when we do!
02:03
October 1, 2020
Prison To Praise (Wed): don't be deceived!
Merlin Carothers, while a Christian minister, dabbled in other forms of spirituality before realizing what dangerous ground he was on. Don't be deceived - it is only in Christ that we find the fullness of God!
02:47
September 30, 2020
Prison To Praise (Tues): He's YOUR Father too!
Merlin Carothers' life was changed when he discovered that the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob was HIS father too. If God could change Merlin's heart, he can change yours!
01:44
September 29, 2020
Prison To Praise (Mon): the power of an invitation
An invitation to church changed Merlin Carothers' life. Who can you invite to hear the gospel today?
02:08
September 28, 2020
Me and My Big Mouth #4 speaking of God (Fri): loved by a holy God
Today let's remember the greatest news of all: that though God is holy and we are sinful, He loves us and has made a way for us to be accepted by Him.
02:01
September 25, 2020
Me and My Big Mouth #4 speaking of God (Thurs): speaking OF God
What does the way you speak ABOUT God communicate? If we truly value Him, let's share Him with the world more.
03:35
September 24, 2020
Me and My Big Mouth #4 speaking of God (Wed): speaking TO God
How can our words honour a holy God? Let's remember to fill our prayers with praise!
02:37
September 23, 2020
Me and My Big Mouth #4 speaking of God (Tues): what is holiness?
John Piper's definition of holiness teaches us to revere God for who He is.
02:00
September 22, 2020
Me and My Big Mouth #4 speaking of God (Mon): holy, holy, holy
The Bible only repeats one of attribute of God threefold: and it's to tell us that He is holy, holy, holy. Let's honour Him for this today!
02:20
September 21, 2020
Me and My Big Mouth #3 our circumstances (Fri): praying in all circumstances
Whether in good our bad times, our prayers should be ringing with praise, trust and thanksgiving. 
02:23
September 18, 2020
Me and My Big Mouth #3 our circumstances (Thurs): thanking God in all circumstances
A good measure of your spiritual health is your level of gratitude. Are you able to thank God for your blessings today, whether in good times or bad?
01:52
September 17, 2020
Me and My Big Mouth #3 our circumstances (Wed): Trust God in all circumstances
A great illustration reminds us today that even if we can't see the full picture the great Painter is still at work on our canvas. We can trust him.
02:20
September 16, 2020
Me and My Big Mouth #3 our circumstances (Tues): Praise God in all circumstances
A classic Matt Redman song reminds us that whether God gives or takes away, His name is to be praised!
02:47
September 15, 2020
Me and My Big Mouth #3 our circumstances (Mon): Christ strengthens us
Whether in good or bad times, Paul found his strength in Jesus. Perhaps life is great for you today, or perhaps it sucks... will you find your strength in Christ like Paul did?
02:32
September 13, 2020
Me and My Big Mouth #2 speaking to others (Fri): pray where others curse
James rightly says that it's not right for praising and cursing to come from the same mouth. Jesus goes as far as to say that calling someone an idiot puts you in spiritual danger. Let's rather pray when we feel tempted to curse!
03:06
September 11, 2020
Me and My Big Mouth #2 speaking to others (Thurs): encourage where others criticize
Two rules for the way we speak: if you have nothing good to say, don't speak; and if you have something good to say, say it!
02:13
September 10, 2020
Me and My Big Mouth #2 speaking to others (Wed): grace increases
Where our sin increases, God's grace increases all the more. Can the same be said of the way you talk to others? Does grace increase in our speech?
02:05
September 9, 2020
Me and My Big Mouth #2 speaking to others (Tues): find gold where others find dirt
Some people enjoy dwelling on the dirt in others... but will you be the type who finds gold instead? 
01:22
September 8, 2020
Me and My Big Mouth #2 speaking to others (Mon): controlling the tongue
J. Sidlow Baxter wisely says that "one of the first things that happens to a person when they are filled with the Spirit is not that they speak in tongues, but they learn to hold the one they have!". Are your words piercing or healing people?
01:56
September 7, 2020
Me and My Big Mouth #1 speaking to ourselves (Fri): monologue to dialogue
Perhaps the best way to heal our inner monologue is to turn it into a dialogue with Jesus. Let's turn our "I" thoughts into "we" thoughts as we journey with Jesus our friend every step of our days!
02:10
September 4, 2020
Me and My Big Mouth #1 speaking to ourselves (Thur): speaking of ourselves too often
If our words are too focused on us, perhaps we are gazing at the wrong person. Jesus is to be the centre of our lives, and when he is, then our inner monologue begins to heal rather than hurt.
01:47
September 3, 2020
Me and My Big Mouth #1 speaking to ourselves (Wed): speaking too harshly of ourselves
If you still look in the mirror and hate what you see, remember that there is a God calls you his masterpiece! He knew you would struggle, but he cherishes you anyway. Quit beating yourself up, and speak words of truth to your heart: that you are loved by a perfect God.
02:41
September 2, 2020
Me and My Big Mouth #1 speaking to ourselves (Tues): speaking too highly of ourselves
When it comes to the words we speak to ourselves, one danger we must avoid is pride. Does your inner monologue puff you up, or humble you? Jesus favours the humble.
02:34
September 1, 2020
Me and My Big Mouth #1 speaking to ourselves (Mon): power of words
Paul David Tripp wisely teaches that "no one is more influential in your life than you are because no one talks to you more than you do.” Are the words you speak to yourself building you up or breaking you down?
01:55
August 31, 2020
Life Lessons on the Trail (Fri): ups and downs
A flat hike is a boring hike! The ups and downs make it what it is. Whether you're on a mountaintop or in a valley, remember that the Maker of heaven and earth is with you.
02:20
August 28, 2020
Life Lessons on the Trail (Thurs): enjoying the journey
Hiking teaches you an old truth: that it's about the journey, not the destination. Are you enjoying the journey you're on now? Or is the end goal distracting you?
02:13
August 27, 2020
Life Lessons on the Trail (Wed): better with friends
Hiking is much better with friends - not only more fun, but safer. Much like our Christian journey.
01:55
August 26, 2020
Life Lessons on the Trail (Tues): be prepared
After a difficult hike with the wrong shoes and no hiking, Shereen and I learn a valuable lesson: be prepared. Our Christian journeys are much the same!
02:08
August 25, 2020
Life Lessons on the Trail (Mon): follow the signs
Shereen and I have been hiking a lot lately, and we are learning a lot. After taking a wrong turn and doing a 10km backwards, we learned to follow the signs!
02:09
August 24, 2020
Jesus and the Vulnerable (Fri): Jesus aligns himself with victims
A Max Lucado story reminds us that Jesus aligns himself with the victims - because Jesus himself knows what it is to be a victim.
02:37
August 21, 2020
Jesus and the Vulnerable (Thurs): Jesus takes time for the needy
We often get irritated with people in need, but Jesus took time for them. His parable of the good Samaritan reminds us that we can be "religious" people who still fail to take time for those in need.
02:38
August 20, 2020
Jesus and the Vulnerable (Wed): Jesus is angered by injustice
Like the prophets of old, Jesus is angered when he sees injustice. Are we?
02:41
August 19, 2020
Jesus and the Vulnerable (Tues): Jesus values the marginalized
In a world where lepers were despised, Jesus had compassion on him. Are you able to value people, even those you normally want to distance yourself from? Do you recognize God in them?
02:23
August 18, 2020
Jesus and the Vulnerable (Mon): Simeon Stylites
Have you heard of Simeon Stylites? He lived most of his life on top of a pillar, to get away from people. Imagine if Jesus did the same! Thankfully, he didn't.
02:13
August 17, 2020
Blessed Assurance (Fri): this is my story, this is my song
Nicole Dickson from Institute for Creative Conversation joins me today to share on the power of our stories, as we reflect on the chorus of a favourite hymn: "this is my story, this is my song"...
03:57
August 14, 2020
Blessed Assurance (Thurs): Perfect obedience, all is at rest
Inspiration from the classic hymn. It turns our that "perfect obedience" leads to "perfect rest", being "happy and blessed" with Jesus our Saviour. And so let us set our hearts on minds on things above and be "lost in his love"!
02:40
August 13, 2020
Blessed Assurance (Wed): Perfect submission, perfect delight
Inspiration from the classic hymn. Today we learn that "submission" and "delight" are in fact connected when it comes to God. We can find "echoes of mercy, whispers of love" throughout our days, when we submit to God.
02:29
August 12, 2020
Blessed Assurance (Tues): Heir of Salvation
Inspiration from the classic hymn. We are "co-heirs" with Christ - promised a wonderful inheritance from our Father. Are you living like an heir today?
01:53
August 11, 2020
Blessed Assurance (Mon): Jesus is mine
One of the world's all time favourite hymns is "Blessed Assurance" by Fanny Crosby. May you receive the wonderful gift of assurance so that you too can sing "Jesus is mine" and mean it!
01:52
August 10, 2020
I'll Push You (Fri): real church
We close our devotions on I'll Push You as learn what real church looks like. It's not about the building - it's about the life in community, journeying together and pushing each other up the hill.   Please check out www.illpushyou.com to find out more about these guys! Buy the book, watch the documentary, be inspired...
02:43
August 7, 2020
I'll Push You (Thurs): accepting your miracle
Sometimes we are so busy looking for physical miracles, that we miss miracles right in front of us. It took the faith of his friend Justin to show Patrick what a real miracle could look like. What miracles might you be missing out on, because you're looking for the wrong one?? Wisdom from I'll Push You today.
03:18
August 6, 2020
I'll Push You (Wed): Sabbath every day
On his I'll Push You journey Patrick discovers a wonderful truth about Sabbath: that it doesn't only have to happen once a week, but can be a daily practice in the way we respond to others. Will you be fully present to the people you come across today?
02:45
August 5, 2020
I'll Push You (Tues): joy in serving
Perhaps the most touching part of I'll Push You is the joy Patrick finds in serving Justin... and the joy Justin find in letting Patrick serve. What joy might you missing out on, living for yourself? True joy is found in serving.
02:22
August 4, 2020
I'll Push You (Mon): ignore the critics
More inspiration from I'll Push You this week (do yourself a favour and buy the book!) Justin and Patrick faced much criticism and discouragement on their journey. But they didn't let those negative voices dissuade them. How about you?
02:26
August 3, 2020
I'll Push You (Fri): the long road is the better one
Justin and Patrick finally begin their Camino, and immediately face all kinds of challenges. But at the end of the first day, they're on top of a mountain! The easy road is never the rewarding one - take the long and hard road and find more joy on the top of the mountain!
02:33
July 31, 2020
I'll Push You (Thurs): friendships are priceless
I'll Push You is a story of deep friendship. Do you have a friend you trust with your life? Are you a friend that someone trusts with their life? Be inspired today by the wonderful friendship between Justin and Patrick.
02:55
July 30, 2020
I'll Push You (Wed): valuing compassion and relationships
As the I'll Push You guys began to prep for their journey, people came forward and gave money, time and more to help them out. This is the Jesus way - giving of ourselves to help others. Are we valuing people above our money and stability?
02:03
July 29, 2020
I'll Push You (Tues): if your WHY is strong enough
Inspiration from a great book called I'll Push You - which you MUST buy. Today we learn that if your WHY is strong enough, then the HOW will follow. What dreams are you not pursuing because the HOW scares you?
02:00
July 28, 2020
I'll Push You (Mon): dwell on what you CAN do
This week we are getting inspiration from I'll Push You (go buy the book!!). Today we learn from Justin Skeesuck in his wheelchair, who decided to rather dwell on the things he could do rather than become bitter about what he couldn't.
02:27
July 27, 2020
A song of praise (Fri): even in the storm... God is wise
If there was ever a moment where the devil thought he's outsmarted God, and humanity thought there was no more hope, it was when Jesus hung on a cross. But God had a plan! He can never be stumped or surprised, since his wisdom is unlimited. We can praise Him today for this reason, even in this storm!
02:38
July 24, 2020
A song of praise (Thurs): even in the storm... God is our strength
The Psalmist reminds us that God sustains his people - like a sustain pedal on a piano, which keeps a note going even when it should have already stopped. We can praise God even in our storms for being our sustaining strength! Listen here:
01:58
July 23, 2020
A song of praise (Wed): even in the storm, God cares
The Psalmist tells us that God is a compassionate, caring God, healing the brokenhearted and binding up wounds. Why could Paul and Silas praise God in a prison cell? Because they knew he was caring for them even in their difficult time.  Praise Him today, and know that nobody cares for you like He does!
02:21
July 22, 2020
A song of praise (Tues): even in the storm, God is our delight
We only praise what we delight in. Could it be that praising God would give us greater joy in this difficult time?
02:14
July 21, 2020
A song of praise (Mon): praising in the storm
The early Methodists sang praise in the midst of their storms... Paul and Silas sang  praise in their jail cell... Let's be people who praise our way through the COVID-19 crisis.
02:45
July 20, 2020
A song of lament (Fri): lamenting lost souls
Paul's lament in Romans 9 shows his deep concern for those who do not know Jesus. He would have willingly traded his place in God's kingdom if it meant his Jewish friends could come to Jesus.  Let's remember to do all we can to share Christ with those who don't know him!
02:24
July 17, 2020
A song of lament (Thurs): lamenting sin
Many of the laments in the Bible were written when the writer became aware of their sinfulness. Do we still feel the same grief at our sin today? Let's learn a lesson from Hansie Cronje - who began to heal when he lamented his sin.
02:58
July 16, 2020
A song of lament (Wed): lamenting others' suffering
Christians don't simply lament their own suffering, they lament when anyone suffers... and then they do all they can to help alleviate the suffering they see.
02:04
July 15, 2020
A song of lament (Tues): lamenting our suffering
The writer of Lamentations 5 cries out in horror at the things going on in his world. Today, 2500-odd years later, the world looks quite similar. Perhaps today we can lament along with him, as we see the state of things.
02:32
July 14, 2020
A song of lament (Mon): it's OK to lament
The Bible contains many songs of lament. In Western culture today, we often try to bury our feelings, but the Bible writers certainly let their feelings out! Today, know that it's OK to lament the state of things - but direct your lament to God.
02:16
July 13, 2020
Psalm 1 (Fri): He watches over us
Those who delight in God have great assurance: that he delights in them, and watches over them with care and compassion. Do you need this reminder today?
02:17
July 10, 2020
Psalm 1 (Thurs): the way of the wicked
The Psalmist paints a sad picture of those who don't learn to delight in God. Their ways lead to destruction, but the way of Jesus leads to life in all fullness. Which will you choose?
02:24
July 9, 2020
Psalm 1 (Wed): Prospering
The Psalmist says that when we delight in God, we become like strong trees beside streams of water. What does this mean? Some thoughts.
03:09
July 8, 2020
Psalm 1 (Tues): delighting in the Word
We need to see the Bible as not just a textbook of answers, but as a delightful way of getting to know God! What are you delighting in today?
03:09
July 7, 2020
Psalm 1 (Mon): friends but not partners
The Psalmist tells us to watch who we associate with... but then Jesus was known as a "friend of sinners". Let's be friends of all, but avoid partnering with those who leads us in the wrong ways.
01:56
July 6, 2020
Bill Wilson 2 (Fri): a Christ-like life
Even while he was alive, people who knew Bill Wilson spoke of him with the same respect and kindness you usually only hear at funerals. Such was his character of Christ-like love and deep faith. Be inspired by him today.
02:41
July 3, 2020
Bill Wilson 2 (Thurs): All is well
Bill Wilson died on an adventure gone wrong. When he realised he would never make it home, he wrote some moving letters to those he loved, ensuring them that "all is well". His faith in Christ gave him great peace, even in the face of death.
02:14
July 2, 2020
Bill Wilson 2 (Wed): the power of a smile
When times were tough on the adventures that Bill Wilson went on, his faith enabled him to still find joy.  Much like Paul, who said "rejoice always!" Are we able to show the joy of Christ to others, even when things aren't going our way?
02:21
July 1, 2020
Bill Wilson 2 (Tues): Joy in small things
Today Bill Wilson reminds us that joy is not only found in bigger and more extravagant things, but in small blessings.
02:29
June 30, 2020
Bill Wilson 2 (Mon): using your time wisely
Bill Wilson was said to live 3 days to everybody else's 1! Are we using our time wisely like he did?
02:35
June 29, 2020
Bill Wilson (Fri): using what you have for God
Bill Wilson was a great artist, and saw his talent as his way of sharing God's love. What gifts and talents do you have? Are you using them to point others to God?
02:28
June 26, 2020
Bill Wilson (Thur): God in nature
Bill Wilson was a nature lover - preferring to meet God under the sky than in a church! Let's remember that God is God wherever it is we are.
02:07
June 25, 2020
Bill Wilson (Wed): Faith must be practical
Some words from Bill Wilson remind us that our beliefs and doctrines mean little if they are not lived out practically. Are we Christ-followers on paper only?
02:17
June 24, 2020
Bill Wilson (Tues): a hard school
When Bill Wilson went through difficult times, he could see them as opportunities for learning.  Is this tough season in our lives teaching us and growing us?
02:08
June 23, 2020
Bill Wilson (Mon): actions louder than words
Inspiration from explorer, doctor and Christ-follower Bill Wilson. The people around him could tell of his devotion Christ without him even speaking of it.  Is the same true of you and I?
01:57
June 22, 2020
Here I Am To Worship (Fri): how much it cost...
Reflections on Tim Hughes' worship song. When you look at the cross, you are looking at the price tag of our salvation. It cost God the life of His precious Son. This salvation is a free gift for all - but Dietrich Bonhoeffer reminds us that while free, it is still costly.
03:21
June 19, 2020
Here I Am To Worship (Thurs): You're altogether lovely...
Reflections on Tim Hughes' song. What do we do in response to a God who is thoroughly, completely, altogether lovely and worthy? We bow down in worship.
02:52
June 18, 2020
Here I Am To Worship (Wed): all for love's sake
Reflections on Tim Hughes' classic song. Hughes wrote this song in response to reading Philippians 2, which says that Jesus humbled himself, giving up his divine glory in heaven to die on a cross. Why did he do it? He did it all for love's sake... Can we say that we too do what we do "all for love's sake"?
02:43
June 17, 2020
Here I Am To Worship (Tues): King of all days...
Reflections on Tim Hughes' famous song. God is our servant King! He was King from the very first day of creation... He will be King every day until the end... but most importantly, is He your King today?
02:08
June 16, 2020
Here I Am To Worship (Mon): light of the world...
Reflections on Tim Hughes' famous song. The first verse reminds us that no matter what darkness we face in the world, Jesus is our light, opening our eyes to his beauty and presence.
02:59
June 15, 2020
Holy Spirit as Counsellor (Fri): He challenges
When the Spirit speaks, it is rarely without a challenge. Be careful what you wish for! If you wish to hear the Spirit's counsel, don't be surprised if the message that comes is a challenging one.
02:22
June 12, 2020
Holy Spirit as Counsellor (Thurs): He speaks through people
Even though we have the manual, sometimes we just don't understand what it says. Sometimes we need others to help us discern the Spirit's counsel. Do you have people in your life who help you do this? Really, this is what the church family is all about.
02:17
June 11, 2020
Holy Spirit as Counsellor (Wed): He speaks through His Word
If you want to hear the Spirit's counsel, the best place to look is in the Bible. God has given us the manual - let's use it!
02:29
June 10, 2020
Holy Spirit as Counsellor (Tues): He speaks in strange ways
God sometimes talks in strange ways - as he did to me just last week. Today, a lesson from Bruce Almighty and a reminder to keep our eyes and ears open!
02:50
June 9, 2020
Holy Spirit as Counsellor (Mon): He listens
How is the Holy Spirit a counsellor? He is a patient listener.
02:23
June 8, 2020
Holy Spirit prayers (Fri): pray for me
On days when you just don't know what to pray anymore, how about trying "Holy Spirit pray for me"? Because as Romans 8:26 says, when we have no words, the Spirit intercedes for us.
01:39
June 5, 2020
Holy Spirit prayers (Thus): Convict me
David prayed that God would search his heart and reveal any offensive things within him. Would you have the courage to pray the same thing? Ask the Holy Spirit to convict you today, that you might turn from the sins you don't know are hurting you.
02:36
June 4, 2020
Holy Spirit prayers (Wed): Comfort me
The Spirit of God is our great comforter, helping us cope with difficult times. Whatever it is you might be going through, stop and pray "Holy Spirit, comfort me" throughout the day, and as you do, may you be reminded that God is as close to you as the air you are breathing.
01:45
June 3, 2020
Holy Spirit prayers (Tues): lead me
It is said that as a ship is moved through the water by wind in its sails, so the biblical writers were inspired by the Spirit’s leading. Can we say the same of God's work in our lives? Today, pray "Holy Spirit lead me" follow where the Spirit sends you.
01:45
June 2, 2020
Holy Spirit Prayers (Mon): Fill me
As many South Africans return to the workplace after lockdown, we need the filling of the Holy Spirit more than even! Will you pray "fill me" throughout the day, and rely on the Spirit for your strength and joy?
02:25
June 1, 2020
Wesley's Life (Fri): the world
One of John Wesley's most famous statements is "I look upon all the world as my parish!" Today Rev. Tim Attwell challenges us not to live in a religious bubble, but to follow in Wesley's footsteps in sharing God in all situations and cirumstances.
03:21
May 29, 2020
Wesley's Life (Thurs): Georgia - a failure
While Wesley may seem like a spiritual superhero, let's remember that he also dealt with failure. A disastrous mission trip to Georgia made him question even his own salvation.  Today Roxanne Steyn from Bedfordview Methodist Church reminds us even when we fail, God is at work in us.
03:57
May 28, 2020
Wesley's Life (Wed): Oxford - a group of disciples
Wesley's time at Oxford certainly shaped him in many ways, as Rev. Ralph Afghan from Coronation Avenue Methodist shows us today. It was there that the Wesley brothers formed the "Holy Club", which - while mocked by some - formed them and many others for deep discipleship. Let us remember the importance of accountability in small groups, and let us not fear the mocking words of those who don't understand the ways of Jesus!
03:52
May 27, 2020
Wesley's Life (Tues): Epworth - a fire
As a young boy living with his family in Epworth, John Wesley nearly lost his life in a fire. Rev. Lea Marumo from North Rand Methodist Church joins us today to remind us that even in the fires of life, our mighty God is with us.
03:34
May 26, 2020
Wesley's Life (Mon): Aldersgate - a warmed heart
The pivotal moment in John Wesley's life came one evening at a church meeting in Aldersgate - and as the Spirit filled him, nothing would ever be the same. Rev. Pete Veysie from George Methodist Church reminds us that we too can have an "warmed heart" moment like Wesley did.
03:28
May 25, 2020
Wesley's Ways (Fri): preferential option for the poor
John Wesley worked tirelessly to help the poor in his day. Today Deacon Quinton De Beer from Northfield Methodist challenges us to act on behalf of the less fortunate - not only because God calls us to, but also for our own growth in grace.
04:09
May 22, 2020
Wesley's Ways (Thurs): Life in Community
John Wesley knew that Christians need other Christians. Today Rev. Hilton Volkwyn from Benoni Methodist Church teaches on Wesley's system of small groups, and how we are always stronger when we do life together in community.
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May 21, 2020
Wesley's Ways (Wed): Born in song
Methodism was born in song! Rev. Rowan Rogers from Newton Park Methodist Church shares today on the power of singing and music in the early Methodist movement, and in our churches today.
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May 20, 2020
Wesley's Ways (Tues): scriptural holiness
John Wesley was passionate about "spreading scriptural holiness throughout the land". Today Rev. Raymond Keet from Krugersdorp Methodist Church shares on what this means: avoiding harm, doing good, and attending the ordinances of God.
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May 19, 2020
Wesley's Ways (Mon): disciplined spirituality
John Wesley was convinced that a vital spirituality was always a disciplined one! Today Rev. Trevor Hudson reminds us that the words "disciple" and "discipline" go together, and that by adopting certain spiritual disciplines we place ourselves before God, allowing his transforming love to flow into our lives.
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May 18, 2020
Susanna Wesley: a woman ahead of her time
In an age where women could "think much but speak little", Susanna Wesley stands out. Today Rev. Faith Whitby of Aldersgate Methodist Church Glenhazel gives us three reasons that Susanna was ahead of her time.
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May 15, 2020
Susanna Wesley: a woman of compassionate care
Rev. Terry Booysen from Penryn College in Nelspruit joins us today, to show how Susanna Wesley's life reminds us of the power of the Christian home, and the call on each of our lives to teach and model a life of faith to the next generation.
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May 14, 2020
Susanna Wesley: a woman of strength
Susanna Wesley lived a difficult life. What was the secret of her strength? Rev. Dawn Brown from Witfield Methodist Church shares on how Susanna found strength "under her apron" in special times with God.
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May 13, 2020
Susanna Wesley: a woman of devotion
Rev. Louise Wernich from Northfield Methodist Church joins us today to share how Susanna Wesley embodied Jesus' words to "seek first the kingdom of God". She was a person of great devotion - let's learn from her and follow her example today.
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May 12, 2020
Susanna Wesley: the blessing of a Mother
John Wesley and his mother had a special relationship - and it seems she had a stronger influence on his spiritual life than his minister father did. Be grateful for your mother today!
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May 11, 2020
The Inclusive Wesley (Fri): all can be saved to the UTTERMOST
Rev. Angus Kelly is with us today to explain Wesley's "Christian perfection" - not a state of sinlessness, but a state of perfect love for God and for others. Let us press on to achieve this perfection each day.
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May 8, 2020
The Inclusive Wesley (Thurs): all can KNOW they are saved
Rev. Ron Robertson joins today to teach us Wesley's wonderful view on assurance. In a pivotal moment in his own life, Wesley came to know that even HE was loved and saved by God, and this changed everything for him. May you and I find the same assurance in the saving love of God today.
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May 7, 2020
The Inclusive Wesley (Wed): all CAN to be saved
Rev. Wesley Olivier from Pretoria North Methodist Church joins me today, to teach us that all CAN be saved. Wesley was a firm believer that God's grace is available to all people, but not all choose to respond to it. Will you respond to His loving call today? Whoever you are and whatever you've done, He is willing to welcome you with love.
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May 6, 2020
The Inclusive Wesley (Tues): all NEED to be saved
Rev. Ralph Yelverton joins to teach us the first "all" in Methodism - that all people need salvation. Wesley himself discovered that his devout and disciplined Christian life could never "earn" God's love. He needed to be saved - as do each you and I!
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May 5, 2020
The Inclusive Wesley (Mon): agreeing to disagree
John Wesley was ahead of his time in his inclusiveness - striving to help and strengthen those of different denominations and traditions. What about us? Can we "agree to disagree" with those with different emphases to us?
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May 4, 2020
Resurrected Faith (Fri): faith requires response
At some point, we all have to hear Jesus say "stop doubting and believe!" May today be that day for you!
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May 1, 2020
Resurrected Faith (Thurs): Faith takes community
Our faith can't be resurrected in isolation. It takes people. Are our churches safe places for doubting Thomases? Let's learn to be gentle with those who struggle - and let's stay in community when we doubt.
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April 30, 2020
Resurrected Faith (Wed): Faith takes time
Faith doesn't take a click of the fingers, sometimes it takes a long time to be resurrected. Thomas himself waited a week for Jesus to reveal himself again. How long have you been waiting? Don't give up - He is coming.
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April 29, 2020
Resurrected Faith (Tues): Mustard Seed faith
Rev. Zack Eswine gives a usual analogy about faith - like venturing out onto a frozen pond, one step at a time. If your faith isn't the size of Everest, that's OK: because as Jesus said, even faith the size of a mustard seed will sustain you.
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April 28, 2020
Resurrected Faith (Mon): doubters are in good company
We often talk about having bold faith, but if Peter and Thomas - two of Jesus' disciples - could have moments of doubt, then surely we can too.
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April 27, 2020
Lessons from Mark 1 (Fri): the dove
Rev. Ray Goddess joins us once more to teach that the dove which appears at Jesus' baptism might have more meaning than we realize...
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April 24, 2020
Lessons from Mark 1 (Thur): Jesus' Baptism
Rev. Ray Goddess shares on Jesus' baptism - which was not necessary for repentance, but which declared Jesus as God's Son. 
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April 23, 2020
Lessons from Mark 1 (Wed): God's Timing
Rev. Ray Goddess is back to teach us to rely on God's timing. Jesus only began his ministry at the right moment - but we tend to get frustrated and impatient with God's timing. Let's trust in Him fully, and remember that His timing is always perfect.
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April 22, 2020
Lessons from Mark 1 (Tues): called by God
Rev. Ray Goddess teaches that each one of us has a calling from God. Are we being obedient is answering the call?
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April 21, 2020
Lessons from Mark 1 (Mon): Human... and Messiah
Rev. Ray Goddess teaches us lessons from Mark 1. Who is Jesus? He is human, able to understand us fully, and He is also fully God. Only He can set us free.
02:42
April 20, 2020
Graces of the Risen Christ (Fri): forgiveness
The risen Christ offered forgiveness to those who had hurt him so. As we reflect on Easter let's remember that our unfaithfulness never has the last word - but His forgiveness is always greater.
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April 17, 2020
Graces of the Risen Christ (Thurs): the second life
Baptism is a picture of the Easter story: burying our old lives in the tomb, and rising with Christ into new life. Have you been baptized? Maybe it's time! Or if you have, let Easter remind you of the resurrected life you have.
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April 16, 2020
Graces of the Risen Christ (Wed): his wounds
If Jesus' resurrected body was so glorious, why did he still have the wounds on his hands, feet and side? Bernard Wuellner's book gives us some answers. Let's praise Him today, because by his wounds we are healed.
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April 15, 2020
Graces of the Risen Christ (Tues): the risen body
Reflections from Bernard Wuellner's book. Christ appearing on earth in his new body may be the greatest act of love He ever performed!
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April 14, 2020
The Graces of the Risen Christ (Mon): heavenly desires
Reflections from Bernard Wuellner's book. As the spirit of Easter lingers this week, let's seek Jesus just as the disciples did at the tomb.
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April 13, 2020
Easter Sunday 2020: The King still has one more move
Rev. Derek Wilson shares on how when Jesus was in the tomb... the King still had one more move. It seemed like defeat, but in fact it was victory! Let's celebrate our risen Saviour today.
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April 12, 2020
Easter Saturday 2020: He did it for you and me
Rev. Derek Wilson is with us again to share on how Jesus knows what it's like to be in crisis - and died for you and me.
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April 11, 2020
Good Friday 2020: It is finished
Rev. Derek Wilson reminds us that when Jesus cried "it is finished", it was not a cry of defeat, but a cry of victory.
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April 10, 2020
Even when I don't see it... You're working
God has a way of working for the good of his people, even if they don't see or feel him at work. Can we believe that He is at work even now, in our COVID-19 crisis?
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April 9, 2020
Light in the darkness
God is our light which the darkness can never overcome. And the people of God are to carry His light into to the dark world, even today in our time of crisis!
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April 8, 2020
Promise Keeper
If there's one thing that God can be trusted to do, it's to keep His promises! What promises do you need to hold on to today?
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April 7, 2020
Miracle Worker
God is a miracle worker, and we praise Him for the great things He has done! But Jesus was tough on those who didn't repent after seeing his miracles. Are we thirsty for miracles but unprepared to commit to the ways of God?
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April 6, 2020
Way Maker
Throughout Scripture we see God making a way for his people - even when there seems to be no way. In today's COVID-19 crisis, could it be that God is still making a way?
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April 5, 2020
L.O.C.K.D.O.W.N. - Nurture
I hope we all have used this time of lockdown to nurture our relationships - with God, and with those close to us.
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April 4, 2020
L.O.C.K.D.O.W.N. - Wait
In lockdown, it feels like we are all waiting in limbo. Let's remember today that those who wait on God will renew their strength and fly on wings of eagles!
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April 3, 2020
L.O.C.K.D.O.W.N. - Offer
The second "O" is for "offer". What a wonderful opportunity to deepen our prayers lives, in this time of lockdown.  Let's offer prayers for all affected and for those who are leading our nation through this crisis.
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April 2, 2020
L.O.C.K.D.O.W.N. - Dwell
Not only can we dwell IN God's presence in this time, but we can dwell ON His goodness and find our fears calmed.
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April 1, 2020
L.O.C.K.D.O.W.N. - Know
The "K" in "lockdown" is for "know". Christians can have assurance, and know that God is with them, because they have gotten to know His voice.
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March 31, 2020
L.O.C.K.D.OW.N. - Call
Who you gonna call? Not ghostbusters... but Jesus! When a blind man called his name, Jesus went to him, and he'll come to you if you call on him.
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March 30, 2020
L.O.C.K.D.O.W.N - Obey
While listening to God's voice is important, it's pointless without obeying what He says. Let's use this time of quiet to not only pay attention to His voice, but to obey it!
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March 29, 2020
L.O.C.K.D.O.W.N. - Listen
During this time of self-isolation, we can quit our Martha-like busyness and like Mary, listen closely to the words of Jesus.
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March 28, 2020
Faith over Fear (Fri): faith that death is not the end
When  John Wesley was caught in a deadly storm, he panicked... and marveled at the faith of his Moravian friends who simply sat calmly and sung in peace. He learned that his faith was too small. Are we trusting that death is not the end for us as Christ-followers? When death comes, let us not be found cowering in fear, but singing for joy.
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March 27, 2020
Lockdown Prayer
A prayer for the South Africans going into the 21 day lockdown at midnight , 26 April 2020.
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March 26, 2020
Faith over Fear (Thurs): Faith in God's Touch
While WE must follow protocol by social distancing, let's be reminded that God's hand of love is still reaching out to us. Jesus touched the lepers, and he reaches us out to us even today.
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March 26, 2020
Faith over Fear (Wed): Faith that God is with us
How do we make it through COVID-19? Nobody knows, but one thing we DO know is this: God will be with us. Let us acknowledge Jesus' presence with us today and say "thank God You're here!"
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March 25, 2020
Faith over Fear (Tues): Faith that God has a plan
Let's be reminded today that God has a plan, even if we can't see it. While things look bleak from our side,  we can trust that God has something beautiful up his sleeve.
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March 24, 2020
Faith over Fear (Mon): Panic and God
As COVID-19 continues to spread, what can a Christian do? One thing we must NOT do, is panic. Instead, let's turn our eyes upon Jesus.
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March 23, 2020
Coming Home #3 - the real prodigal (Fri): excessive pleasure
God is not a cosmic killjoy! But when the lost ones come home, he throws a party. Yes, God wired us to enjoy good things in life. Maybe our worship would be transformed if we came to church on Sunday to celebrate the lost ones being found!
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March 20, 2020
Coming Home #3 - the real prodigal (Thurs): excessive compassion
The Father is excessive in his compassion - laying aside even his dignity, to love his children. Jesus, too, laid aside his dignity to die a shameful death for his loved ones. Know today that you are loved this much by the God of the universe.
02:35
March 19, 2020
Coming Home #3 - the real prodigal (Wed): excessive perseverance
The Father climbs over mountains to find the lost ones and bring them home. But we can still reject him! As He stands at your door today, what are you going to say to the Prodigal Father? Will you turn him away? Or will you take his hand and head on home?
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March 18, 2020
Coming Home #3 - the real prodigal (Tues): excessive generosity
God our Father is prodigal in his generosity. What pleasures have you enjoyed in your life? Let Kristofferson's humble words be yours today: "Why me Lord? What have I ever done to deserve even one of the pleasures I've known?"
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March 17, 2020
Coming Home #3 - the real prodigal (Mon): a prodigal God
"Prodigal is a good description of the younger son in Luke 15... and also of the Father. Know today that the Father is excessive in His love for you!
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March 16, 2020
Coming home #2 so near but so far (Fri): A grace problem
Above all the older prodigal seems to have a grace problem - wanting the rebel to get punished instead of mercy. But this is not the way of the Father! Let's come home and ask the Father to change our hearts to be more like His own. And let's not leave it - we don't know if the older prodigal ever repented, but we can make sure we come home as we repent today.
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March 13, 2020
Coming Home #2 so near but so far (Thurs): A jealousy problem
The older prodigal is so jealous of his brother than he misses out on a great celebration - much like I was once at a Casting Crowns concert! Is jealousy clouding your view? Give it up, and come in to the party.
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March 12, 2020
Coming Home #2 so close but so far (Wed): a superiority problem
The older prodigal thinks he is better than his younger brother, because he didn't rebel in a far-off land. This superiority complex is common in the church! Are we following Paul's words and considering others better then ourselves? Be humbled today, and come home.
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March 11, 2020
Coming Home #2 so close but so far (Tues): a joy problem
The older prodigal serves without joy, and that doesn't bring glory to the Father or encourage anyone else to come home. Do we need to reconnect with Jesus, who said that when we live with him, NOTHING can take away our joy? Let's come home and recover the joy that only the Father gives.
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March 10, 2020
Coming Home #2 so near but so far (Mon): an anger problem
If we don't run to a far-off land like the younger prodigal, the enemy will probably convince us to stay close to God but far from God in our hearts! The older prodigal has an anger problem. Are we slow to anger like God? Or do we fly off the handle? Come home and give God your anger today.
02:40
March 9, 2020
Coming Home #1 a far-off land (Fri): a prodigal's prayer
Have you rejected the Father's love? Squandered His gifts? Tried to earn back His love and found  that you can't? Come home today.
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March 6, 2020
Coming Home #1 a far-off land (Thurs): rediscovering the Father's compassion
As the prodigal journeys home he is overwhelmed by the love of a compassionate Father. Not one of us is good enough to earn his love, but not one of us is bad enough to be spurned by Him. Instead, when we turn and come home, He runs to meet us!
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March 5, 2020
Coming Home #1 a far-off land (Wed): earning the Father's forgiveness
The prevailing religious belief is that a person has to earn the acceptance of God. But the prodigal finds out the good news of the gospel - that no good deeds can ever make up for the sin in our lives. We simply need to come home to the Father.
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March 4, 2020
Coming Home #1 a far off land (Tues): squandering the Father's gifts
Not only does the prodigal reject the Father, but he takes his undeserved gift and wastes it. We all do the same in various ways... It's time to come home.
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March 3, 2020
Coming Home #1 - A far-off land (Mon): rejecting the Father's love
Why did the prodigal reject the Father? Was he a rebel with a cause or without a cause? Or was he trying to run away from pain?  We're all prodigals in some way, and we reject our loving Father. Perhaps for you it's time to come home.
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March 2, 2020
Lent 2020 (with Bill Meaker): seriously!?
Rev. Bill Meaker closes our week, teaching us to take our faith seriously! Lent is a time for us to renew our love for God, taking it seriously, and being a follower rather than a fan.
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February 28, 2020
Lent 2020 (with Bill Meaker): spring-cleaning
Bill joins us again to remind us that Lent can be a time to spring-clean our souls - through repentance and giving to the poor. Let's go deeper this Lent, turning from our sins and finding people who can do with our help.
02:49
February 27, 2020
Lent 2020 (with Bill Meaker): fasting
Bill Meaker teaches us on this Ash Wednesday, reminding us what fasting is all about - cleansing the body, mind and soul and bringing us closer to God. What are you fasting this Lent?
02:58
February 26, 2020
Jesus Calls Us To Witness (Tues): in tough times
Peter reminds the early Christians that the way they respond to the tough times they go through will be a witness to their love for Christ.  The same is true for us! If we withstand our trials with hope and joy, people will wonder what is that gives us such strength - and we'll have an opportunity to witness for Jesus.
02:35
February 25, 2020
Jesus Calls Us To Witness (Mon): confirming the truth
How can we be witnesses, when we didn't actually see Jesus die and rise from the dead? We can still testify firsthand about what He has done in our lives. This is our witnessing - telling the truth about how He has changed our hearts.
02:20
February 24, 2020
Jesus calls us to serve (Fri): servants are cared for by the Master
The good news is that when we serve in God's house, we are not treated like servants, but like loved sons and daughters!
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February 21, 2020
Jesus calls us to serve (Thurs): servants care MOST about the Master
The servant's ultimate role is to point people to his Master's greatness. We must be kind to people in every way - including the ultimate kindness of pointing them to the only One who can save them.
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February 20, 2020
Jesus calls us to serve (Wed): servants care deeply for people
What is the role of the servant? To tend to the needs of the people, rather than to sit at the table and be served. Which are you doing? Sitting at the table? Or getting your hands dirty and serving? Follow the example of Jesus.
02:51
February 19, 2020
Jesus Calls Us to Serve (Tues): servants care little for titles
The disciples were obsessed with their status and title in this world. But Christ showed them (and us) a better way: the way of service, which leads to true greatness.
02:07
February 18, 2020