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Daily Devotions

Visit this page every day of the week (Monday to Friday) to find a new devotion (or two) written by the elders of Brackenhurst Baptist Church to assist you in your devotion to and walk with the Lord.

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Devotions are aimed at helping you think devotionally through the Scriptures as you read them. They might take the form of working through a book of the Bible or simply of focusing on a miscellaneous thought or subject for the day. We hope to point you through these devotions to the truth of Scripture in such a way that you are enabled to more fruitfully learn about and obey Jesus Christ.

Hope Whispers

Hope Whispers

Yesterday, we considered the words of Zephaniah 1, which one commentator has suggested are the most vivid description of divine wrath in the Bible. His anger in the first chapter, we saw, was directed at his people for their sin. As we move into chapter 2, Yahweh’s...

Sheltered

Sheltered

Of all the lesser-known books toward the end of the Old Testament, Zephaniah may be the least known. We have more information about Zephaniah than most of the “minor” prophets—including his family connection to King Hezekiah and the time of his prophecy (during the...

The Master of an Awful Mess

The Master of an Awful Mess

When the late Christopher Reeve, who played Superman in four feature films in the 1970s and 80s, was paralysed in a horse-riding accident, he struggled to find meaning in the mess. Well-meaning Christians frequently sent him letters, encouraging him to reflect on the...

The Master of the Details

The Master of the Details

Fill in the blank: “_______________ is in the details.” Who did you provide for the blank? God? The devil? Both answers have been given, but one fits the biblical evidence far better than the other. Biblical prophecy is frequently quite detailed. Indeed, as we read...

The Master of Wrath

The Master of Wrath

Wrath gets a bad rap in the age in which we live. This may be particularly true of divine wrath. On the one hand, some portray divine wrath as Yahweh’s petty, reactionary jealousy to the smallest of offences. He is always fuming and ready, at a moment’s notice, to fly...

The Triumph of Mercy

The Triumph of Mercy

As Christians, nothing gives us greater joy than to see sinners bow the knee to the Lord Jesus Christ. We rejoice to see believing sinners baptised and join the church. As there is rejoicing in the presence of God over one sinner who repents, so there is rejoicing in...

Unbelievable?

Unbelievable?

Christians have long loved reading about great revivals throughout history. When we read about these revivals, it spurs in us hope that the Spirit can work in our ministry today as he did in ministries throughout the ages to bring masses of people under conviction of...