25th July 2020 - Bible Reading - Titus 3

A little letter with a big secret - the secret of Godliness. Knowledge of the the truth leads to godliness (1.1). What truth? The truth of God's grace - a person not a concept (2.11-14). Truth of God's kindness and love - a person not a concept (3.4-8).

But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, 5 he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, 6 whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7 so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life. 8 This is a trustworthy saying. And I want you to stress these things, so that those who have trusted in God may be careful to devote themselves to doing what is good.

a prayer for today

Pray for the Wardens and Parish Council of St Andrews as they lead the process of ensuring our premises are safe and ready for an increase in ministry gatherings, as restrictions ease.

24th July 2020 - Bible Reading - Titus 2

An encouragement to realise the powerful resource you have in your hands as you read the scriptures 

11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, 12 training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, 13 waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ, 14 who gave himself for us

a prayer for today

Pray for our government: that they may have a desire for righteousness and peace, with the will to work for the common good and share with justice the resources of this land.

23rd July 2020 - Bible Reading - Titus 1

A little letter with a big secret - the secret of godliness. Titus makes clear that it is knowledge of the truth that leads to godliness. Check out how the letter starts...

Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ for the faith of God's elect and the knowledge of truth that leads to godliness - a faith and knowledge resting on the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time, and at his appointed season he brought his word to light through the preaching entrusted to me by the command of God our Saviour.

a prayer for today

Pray for our mission partners in Cambodia: The Painters - serving in Bible Translation, teaching and church ministry. Give thanks for the provision and safety and good health for David, Leoni and Grace in Cambodia. Pray for wisdom as they navigate how to continue their ministry despite COVID-19 restrictions. Pray for their gospel ministry to bear fruit.