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June 3 devotional

Read Haggai 2:10-23 Over the last few weeks, churches in many countries got together to sing a song of blessing, taking the words of Numbers 6:24-26 and pronouncing it over their respective nations. Undoubtedly, the effort was sincere and many believers found this inspiring. However, the video does raise the Read more…

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May 27 devotional

Read Haggai 2:1-9; Hebrews 12:25-29 It is less than a month since the people began working on the temple. But now, there is another challenge. If previously, the people were distracted, forgetting to make God’s priorities their priorities, now they are beginning to get disillusioned. “Everything seems to be worse Read more…

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May 20 devotional

Read Haggai 1:12-15 “TIdak apalah.” “Biasalah.” These are phrases we sometimes hear, and which sometimes even pop up in our minds. Whenever a task or a project looks difficult, especially if the circumstances or environment is not conducive to it, we tend to put it off. We might feel it Read more…

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May 13 devotional

During the period of this CMCO, we will be publishing just one devotional a week. For the next 4 weeks, starting today, we will work through the short book of Haggai in the Old Testament. Read Haggai 1:1-11 In 538BC, the Israelites returned from exile. They had been conquered and Read more…

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May 8 devotional

Read Ephesians 4:1-16In the Bible, there is no such thing as a churchless Christian. Although we are not saved by going to church, the Bible does presuppose we are saved into a church! That is, we are not lone rangers. We are incorporated into Christ’s body. We become part of Read more…

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May 6 devotional

Read Revelation 4 Today, as you open your newspaper, turn on the television, or click on your news app, what do you see? Coronavirus, coronavirus, coronavirus! Either that, or the images and symbols that have become associated with this pandemic. Hazmat suits worn by doctors. Face-masks worn by the general Read more…

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May 1 devotional

Read Colossians 3:15-17 We are relational beings. That’s how God has made us to be – to be people who connect with one another. Even those of us who are introverts still enjoy deep, meaningful one-to-one conversations. That’s what makes these times of physical separation difficult, as they make connecting Read more…

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April 29 devotional

Read Matthew 11:25-30 The streets are quiet. The city centres are empty. But the chaos of the world has not subsided. Think of the frontliners, dealing with the stress of coming into contact with potentially infected people everyday. Think of the parents, trying to juggle work alongside taking care of Read more…

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April 24 devotional

Read Isaiah 43:1-5 Extension, again?!? On one level, we know why it’s necessary. We know why it’s vital. But we’re beginning to feel exhausted. That comes as no surprise, because some of the most basic elements of our lives are now being tested. According to some psychologists, there are three Read more…

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April 22 devotional

Read Ezra 3 One of the phrases we’ve been hearing over the last few weeks is the “new normal”. We know that the MCO cannot last indefinitely, and so we’re preparing ourselves for that time when we will eventually emerge. The question, however, is this: what sort of “new normal” Read more…