Daily Devotional 2-14-18

Posted by on Feb 14, 2018 in Daily Devotional, General

Word on Wednesday – by John Mason ‘Fullness…?’ – February 14, 2018 ‘Valentine’s Day’. All of us like to think that we can find a way to experience life to the full. In the minds of many, a special relationship celebrated or affirmed on Valentine’s Day is important, if not essential. Well, so the retail world marketing wants us to think! The quest for life in its fullness is not new. In the first century Roman world people often looked for solutions in...

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Daily Devotional 11-8-17

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 in Daily Devotional, General

Word on Wednesday – by John Mason ‘Intimidated…?’ – November 8, 2017 In an article, ‘Faith’s Implacable Enemies’, in The Weekend Australian (November 4-5, 2017), Dyson Heydon, a former justice of the High Court of Australia, writes of the significant shift by society’s elites today away from the humble dependence on the blessing of Almighty God expressed in the ‘Imperial Act’ that brought ‘the Australian Constitution into being’. Heydon...

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Daily Devotional 11-7-17

Posted by on Nov 7, 2017 in Daily Devotional, General

The Exaltation of Humility in Matthew 23:1-12 “Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted” (St. Matthew 23:12 ESV). Are we who we portray ourselves to be? And does it matter? In Hamlet: The Tragedy of the Prince of Denmark, Polonius, the chief counsel to the murderous King Claudius, tells us his son, Laertes: “This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to...

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Daily Devotional 11-6-17

Posted by on Nov 6, 2017 in Daily Devotional, General

FORGET NONE OF HIS BENEFITS volume 16, number 44, November 2, 2017 “. . . and might free those who through fear of death were subject to  slavery all their lives.” -Hebrews 2:15   We Are Ready to Die   I met Joseph Tson and his dear wife, Elizabeth, recently in Wittenberg, Germany while meeting with other believers on important theological documents for the evangelical world. I have known about Joseph Tson for many years but was so pleased to meet him...

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Daily Devotional 11-5-17

Posted by on Nov 5, 2017 in Daily Devotional, General

Daily Thoughts: Thankfulness and Praise   Oh, let the river of life rise higher and higher in my soul!   Thy people are no longer heavy-laden with sins, but are now heavy-laden with benefits.   We far more often meet a man laboring under a sense of sin more than one laboring under a sense of God’s mercies. We pick out all the little crosses and troubles of life and mourn over them, and forget our mercies. But the whole of our life is mercy, mercy, mercy.   We...

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