Monday, September 25, 2017

Our Daily Bread Devotional for 25th September, 2017 : APART BUT NOT ABANDONED

  APART BUT NOT ABANDONED : Monday 25th September, 2017

Read: Acts 20:17–20, 35–38 |   Bible in a Year: Song of Solomon 6–8; Galatians 4

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Our Daily Bread Daily Devotional for August 30, 2017 - MADE CLEAN

Memory verse: I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean. Ezekiel 36:25

Read: Ezekiel 36:24–32 | Bible in a Year: Psalms 129–131; 1 Corinthians 11:1–16

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Our Daily Bread Devotional for August 26, 2017 - THE SNAKE AND THE TRICYCLE

TOPIC: The Snake and the Tricycle

Read: Luke 1:1–4 | Bible in a Year: Psalm 119:89–176; 1 Corinthians 8

Memory Verse: I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning. Luke 1:3

For years, I had retold a story from a time in Ghana when my brother and I were toddlers. As I recalled it, he had parked our old iron tricycle on a small cobra. The trike was too heavy for the snake, which remained trapped under the front wheel.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Our Daily Bread Devotional for August 24, 2017 - THE INTEREST OF OTHERS

 THE INTEREST OF OTHERS  - Our Daily Bread 24th August, 2017

Read: Philippians 2:1–1; Bible in a Year: Psalms 116–118; 1 Corinthians 7:1–19

 Memory Verse: In humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests. Philippians 2:3–4

My friend Jaime works for a huge international corporation. In his early days with the company, a man came by his desk, struck up a conversation, and asked Jaime what he did there. After telling the man about his work, Jaime asked the man his name. “My name is Rich,” he replied.

“Nice to meet you,” Jaime answered. “And what do you do around here?”

“Oh, I am the owner.”

Jaime suddenly realized that this casual, humble conversation was his introduction to one of the richest men in the world.

In this day of self-glorification and the celebration of “me,” this little story can serve as a reminder of Paul’s important words in the book of Philippians: “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit” (2:3). People who turn their attention to others and not on themselves have the characteristics Paul mentions.

When we “value others above [ourselves],” we demonstrate Christlike humility (v. 3). We mirror Jesus, who came not “to be served, but to serve” (Mark 10:45). When we take “the very nature of a servant” (Phil. 2:7), we have the mindset of Jesus (v. 5).

As we interact with others today, let’s not look on our own interests alone but also “to the interests of the others” (v. 4).

Jesus, You gave us the model of humility when You left heaven’s splendors to become a humble servant on earth. Help us practice Christlike humility in everything we do.

Serve God by serving others.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Open Heavens for Wednesday 3rd May, 2017: FINDING ALTERNATIVES?

FINDING ALTERNATIVES? - Wednesday May 3rd, 2017

Memorise: Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. Proverbs 3:7

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Open Heavens Devotional Tuesday 17 January 2017: FIRST DEAL WITH SIN

FIRST DEAL WITH SIN – Tuesday January 17th, 2017

Memorise: When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee. Mark 2:5

Monday, January 16, 2017

Open Heavens Devotional for January 16, 2017: OPENING OR SHUTTING THE DOORS

OPENING OR SHUTTING THE DOORS – Monday January 16th 2017

Memorise: But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Hebrews 11:6
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