Devotional

7 Items

The Workers in the Vineyard

by admin

The workers in the vineyard – Sheena Thompson Matthew 20:1-16 I have always struggled with this parable.  It just never sat right with me, why did those who worked and sweated all day be paid exactly the same amount as those who came and worked for a few hours in the cool of the evening?  […]

In the waiting

by admin

This devotion was written by Sheena. In the waiting… But as for me, I will watch expectantly for the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation. My God will hear me.( Micah 7:7) Acts feels like a romp through early Christian history, there is always something going on.  Paul and Peter receiving […]

In the Storm

by admin

Devotional from Sheena Read Mark 4:35-41 They had planned a straightforward sail from one side of the sea of Galilee to the other.  After a busy day they wanted to leave the crowds behind.  The sea of Galilee was usually calm, it was normal for fishermen to take their boats out overnight.  This was more […]

Paolo and the Last Supper

by admin

A devotion from Sheena. Paolo and the Last Supper Paolo Veronese was an Italian painter, born in the 15th century and renowned for his grand historic paintings of biblical scenes which graced the chapels and monastery walls and ceilings in Venice.  He was a bit of a child prodigy and was painting to the same […]

Running on empty

by admin

Running on Empty Read Psalm 61 This one’s a prayer that comes from running on empty.  You know when you’ve got nothing left, and there’s so little strength that you can’t even muster a prayer?  David says to God, ‘I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than […]

God’s Servants in Authority

by admin

Read Romans 13:1-7 This week, the nation chooses its government in the Scottish Parliament.  Much is made of ’the will of the people of Scotland.’  And it is good that we, as much as anyone, have an input into that will with our votes this week. But as God’s people, there’s a unique perspective for […]

Thank you, sorry and please

by admin

Read Matthew 6:9-15 My brother-in-law Sam, a minister in Armagh, says that ’Thank you, sorry and please’ are gospel words.  Christians should be good at saying all of them – not only in prayer, but in our everyday interactions – and it’s often challenging to think about how little we do say them. When was […]