DAILY DEVOTIONALS

Mark 1:35

In the early morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house, and went away to a secluded place, and was praying there.,

In these strange and difficult times we want to encourage you to make sure that you keep God and your faith at the centre of each day. We are going to be sending out various suggestions over the next few days and weeks of things that you might choose to do to help you in this.

Today  we would like to encourage you to consider:

DAILY DEVOTIONS

Some of you may already be doing this and may have well established patterns and routines, but we realise that for many this may not be the case. The idea of sitting down on your own to read a passage from the Bible, or from a study/devotional guide can seem a little bit daunting or uncomfortable, so we want to suggest some other ways that you might have a go at this.

PHONE APPS

We realise that not everybody has smart phone access, but for those of you who do there are some very good apps available to help. We want to recommend 3 different apps which we think could be helpful.

YouVersion  – This is a Bible App available on iPhone and Android which allows you to read the Bible from your phone. It includes a number of reading plans on different themes and topics which help to focus on the Bible readings. The app can be set to provide a daily verse of the day.

There is also a YouVersion for Kids

Find out more at https://www.youversion.com/products/

Pray As You Go – This is a short devotional app created in the style of ‘Thought for the Day’. It is available on iPhone and Android and also available online. It combines music, scripture and some questions for reflection and normally lasts around 10 minutes. https://pray-as-you-go.org/

Lectio365 – This is another devotional app available on iPhone and Android. It is created by the 24-7 Prayer movement and uses an ancient prayer technique called Lectio Divina as a way of focusing on the Bible. The 24-7 Prayer movement website has some other good resources worth looking at. https://www.24-7prayer.com/

STUDY GUIDES

I have a number of short Bible study guides in my office which I am going to make available in the Compass Room for anybody to come and collect. I’m also very happy to drop them through a letterbox if you want one delivering. If you would like to borrow one of them please come and take it, or message me and I will get it to you. 

Please do let us know how you are getting on with your devotionals. If there is something that particularly strikes you about something you have read or listened to why not tell us and then we can share it within the fellowship.

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BIBLE STUDY GUIDES AVAILABLE

Journey to the Cross – 40 Days of Discovery

Spiritual Gifts – 8 studies

Attitudes – 5 sessions on the Beatitudes

Awesome on the inside – 7 studies

GOD AND YOU – Romans 1-5

LIVING IN THE REAL WORLD – 1 Peter

LIVING TO PLEASE GOD – 1 Thessalonians

God’s big plan for Christ’s new people – Ephesians

THE SERVANT KING – Mark 9-16

HOW TO BE SURE – 1 John

GOD’S BIG PLAN – Zechariah

Encountering The Gospel’s Power – Romans

Standing Firm In Truth – 2 Timothy

Building A Community In Christ – Ephesians

Living In The End Times – 1 & 2 Thessalonians

Seeing The Spirit At Work – Acts

Experiencing The Grace of Christ – Galatians

LIFE ISSUES – ENVIRONMENT

LIFE ISSUES – MONEY

LIFE ISSUES – WORK

LIFE ISSUES – FORGIVENESS

LIFE ISSUES – RELATIONSHIPS

Warning Signs – Jonah

All Life Is Here – 1 Timothy

Proclaiming The Risen Lord – Luke 24 – Acts 2

News Of The Hour – Mark

Names Of God

The Letter To The Colossians

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

www.bibleproject.com 
The Bible Project is full of fantastic videos and articles.
 
https://www.facebook.com/rendcollective/
Rend Collective are hosting their own ‘Socially Distant Worship Club’