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Sawyers Church Daily Devotions

Saturday 1st July 2017 I hope you have enjoyed our series on worship – we were created to worship God. Philosophy professor Kent Dunnington writes about a paramedic he knows who received an anonymous call that a heroin addict was near death in a nearby abandoned building. When the paramedic got there, the poor man was shiveri [...]

Sawyers Church Daily Devotions

Friday 30th June 2017 This morning we continue our daily devotions on worship John 4 v 4 – 26 Now he had to go through Samaria. So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. I [...]

Sawyers Church Daily Devotions

Thursday 29th June 2017 Our devotions continue this morning as we look at worship as an encounter with God. There is a great book about prayer called, “The Hidden Life of Prayer” by David MacIntyre. In his book he talks about the importance of confession as we come into the presence of God. He bases this on the followin [...]

Sawyers Church Daily Devotions

Wednesday 28th June 2017 Jesus talks about His return to this world in Matthew 25. Some of the principles He outlines here we can apply to meeting Him in worship. Matthew 25 v 1 – 13 “At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish and f [...]

Sawyers Church Daily Devotions

Tuesday 27th June 2017 I want to look this morning at an Old Testament Encounter with God experienced by Moses. An Old Testament Encounter Exodus 33 v 12 – 19 Moses said to the Lord, “You have been telling me, ‘Lead these people,’ but you have not let me know whom you will send with me. You have said, ‘I know you by name and you ha [...]

Sawyers Church Daily Devotions

Monday 26th June 2017 Have you ever met anyone famous? Was it a chance encounter or did you have time to prepare for the meeting. My boyhood hero was the England Goalkeeper Peter Shilton which is why I support Stoke City as a football team. A few years ago we were sitting on a beach in Cornwall and he sat next to us – It was [...]