Sermon for the Watford church of Christ, 13 September 2020

  1. 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……?

  1. 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