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Monthly Devotion May 2018

“Honour your father and mother – which is the first commandment with a promise – that it may go well with you and that you may have long life on the earth.”  Ephesians 6:2-3 The promise of God to those who honour their parents is a good one: long life on earth. This is the first commandment with a promise – a promise is on the condition of obedience. Please note that the promise is not just about long life. What is the point of having a long but miserable life? The promise of God to those who […]
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Monthly Devotion April 2018

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such tings there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23. God is love. The nature of the true God is love. When God lives in us, His nature can be seen and expressed through us. How can this be possible? It is through Jesus Christ! All who have faith in Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord have the God the Spirit in them, giving the life of God to them! This is the life that flows from the Risen Christ, the Son […]
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Monthly Devotion March 2018

“All these blessings will come upon you and accompany you if you obey the Lord your God.” Deuteronomy 28:2 We are into the third month of “The Year of the Lord’s Increase.” The year is on the move, and so should we. Some people have low expectations of what God will do for them. They do not realise that a lack of desire for God’s blessings reveals a lack of faith in the promises of God. Let the righteous put their faith into action, and seek to obey the Word of God. The Scripture verse reminds that if we put […]
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Monthly Devotion 4th February 2018

“I am the Vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit.”  John 15:5a. The theme for NLCC this year is “The Year of the Lord’s Increase.” Perhaps, some may not even bother to take note of it. To others, the reaction may be “so what, just a nice sounding theme wishing us well.” They do not see the power behind God’s word. But to those who receive it with faith and joy, they are entitled to expect blessings from God, for this is promised in the […]
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Monthly Devotion 7th January 2018

It is our belief that the God-given theme for NLCC this year is “The Year of the Lord’s Increase.” It comes from the priestly blessing that is given to the people of God from psalm 115:14-15.  “May the Lord make you increase, Both you and your children. May you be blessed by the Lord, The Maker of heaven and earth.” Here is a covenant promise of the Lord God Almighty given to His people. Our God is a faithful God, a God who keeps His promises. The Lord has His people on His mind – He has you on His mind. So fight the […]
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Weekly Devotion 31st December 2017

“Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18 “Give thanks in all circumstances!” To some this is an easy thing to do. Things had gone well for them. But to others, circumstances around them may have been disappointing, or even discouraging; no, its been bad. To them the immediate reaction to this verse may be one of questioning and hurt, and perhaps even anger and resentment […]
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Weekly Devotion 24th December 2017

For to us a child is born,     to us a son is given,     and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called     Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,     Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and peace     there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne     and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it     with justice and righteousness     from that time on and forever. The zeal of the Lord Almighty     will accomplish this. Isaiah 9:6-7.
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Weekly Devotion 17th December 2017

“She will give birth a son, and you are to give Him the name Jesus, because He will save His people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21 To many in the western world, Christmas – if it is allowed to be mentioned and celebrated – is nothing more than just Santa Claus, Father Christmas, holidays and parties. Its festivities without much spiritual meaning. However, for us who are Christians, we who bear the […]
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Weekly Devotion 10th December 2017

“. . . Look, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! ” John 1:29b We at NLCC call the Christmas Season the Season of Love. Why? It is so that we may deliberately remind ourselves that Jesus Christ is God’s love gift to a sinful humanity. God so loved the world that He sent His only Son into this world so that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. Jesus the Christ was born […]
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Weekly Devotion 26th November 2017

“But when the time fully came, God sent His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, . .” Galatians 4:4 What wonderful news! This awesome announcement was made on the day when Jesus was born to Mary in the little town of Bethlehem on the outskirts of Jerusalem. Mary was engaged to Joseph of the line of David, but it was by the power of the Holy Spirit that Mary, who was a virgin, conceived and gave birth to Jesus, the promised Saviour of the world. This was the promise that God made to Adam and […]
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