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Trusting in God’s Provision

Bible reading Isaiah 55:1-12 (NIVUK) Invitation to the thirsty 55 ‘Come, all you who are thirsty,     come to the waters; and you who have no money,     come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk     without money and without cost. 2 Why spend money on what is not bread,     and your labour on what does not satisfy? […]

The Great Commission and sharing the gospel

Bible reading: Acts 20:17-27 (NIVUK) 17 From Miletus, Paul sent to Ephesus for the elders of the church. 18 When they arrived, he said to them: ‘You know how I lived the whole time I was with you, from the first day I came into the province of Asia. 19 I served the Lord with great humility […]

CAP Sunday

Bible reading: Luke 15:1-10 (NIVUK) The parable of the lost sheep 15 Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering round to hear Jesus. 2 But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, ‘This man welcomes sinners, and eats with them.’ 3 Then Jesus told them this parable: 4 ‘Suppose one of you has a hundred […]

Psalm 42 – Hope in place of despair

Bible reading: Psalm 42 For the director of music. A maskil of the Sons of Korah. 1 As the deer pants for streams of water,     so my soul pants for you, my God. 2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.     When can I go and meet with God? 3 My tears have been my food     day […]

Psalm 77 – Wrestling with God

Bible reading: Psalm 77 (NIVUK) For the director of music. For Jeduthun. Of Asaph. A psalm. 1 I cried out to God for help;     I cried out to God to hear me. 2 When I was in distress, I sought the Lord;     at night I stretched out untiring hands,     and I would not be comforted. 3 I remembered […]

Psalm 51 – A psalm of repentance

Bible reading: Psalm 51 (NIVUK) For the director of music. A psalm of David. When the prophet Nathan came to him after David had committed adultery with Bathsheba. 1 Have mercy on me, O God,     according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion     blot out my transgressions. 2 Wash away all my iniquity     and cleanse […]

Humble shepherds

Bible reading: 1 Peter 5:1-11 (NIVUK) To the elders and the flock 5 To the elders among you, I appeal as a fellow elder and a witness of Christ’s sufferings who also will share in the glory to be revealed: 2 be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them – not because you […]

Suffering for doing good

Bible readings: 1 Peter 3:13-4:6 (NIVUK) 13 Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good? 14 But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear their threats; do not be frightened.” 15 But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give […]

Relationships marked by love

Bible readings 1 Peter 3:1-12 (NIVUK) 3 Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behaviour of their wives, 2 when they see the purity and reverence of your lives. 3 Your beauty should […]

A revolutionary people

Bible reading: 1 Peter 2:11-25 (NIVUK) Living godly lives in a pagan society 11 Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul. 12 Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and […]