Sermon for the Watford church of Christ, 13 September 2020
- The Desk of Devotion
Devoted to God:
“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.” (Acts 2:42 NIV11) – modelled after the culture Jesus established.
“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.” (Colossians 4:2 NIV11)
A Christian is professionally curious
Not a burdening curiosity, but a liberating one, an exciting one, a stimulating one.
What does devotion to God mean to you?
But, how does this devotion develop, mature, spread……?
- The Piano Room of Perseverance
Perseverance: Acts 2.42
proskartereo: to persevere in; to be close at hand
Sometimes not fun
Devoted to one another – “Be devoted to one another in love. Honour one another above yourselves.” (Romans 12:10 NIV11)
philostorgos – devoted, loving, good-natured
- Is God getting your attention in an area that needs perseverance?
- Is God getting your attention regarding devotion?
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“Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.” (Psalms 100:2 NIV11)
God bless, Malcolm
PS: You might also be interested in my book: “An elephant’s swimming pool”, a devotional look at the Gospel of John