WEEK 1: Life as a Pilgrim

12th January 2018 . by incontext_adm

“You have made known to me the path of life; You will fill me with joy in Your presence, with eternal pleasures at Your right hand.” Psalm 16:11 (NIV) I’ve known Jesus as Lord and Saviour for close on forty years, since I was just a child. In fact, I cannot remember a time in…


WEEK 10: God’s Constant Presence in our Lives

4th December 2017 . by incontext_adm

“As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive.” (Genesis 50:20) In 2014, my wife and I and our two children visited China for a missions conference that lasted about two weeks. Halfway through the conference, we…


WEEK 9: Pray with Expectation

27th November 2017 . by incontext_adm

“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.” 1 John 5:14 As a ministry, we support quite a few missionaries in the field on a monthly basis. During one particular month in 2016, we were R50,000 short on what we needed to pay these…


WEEK 8: God’s Purpose for my Life

20th November 2017 . by incontext_adm

“The Lord gave me this message: ‘I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as My prophet to the nations.’” (Jeremiah 1:4-5) A few years ago, I heard a testimony about a South African couple working with a mission organisation in Afghanistan. Their…


WEEK 7: He Will Make a Way

13th November 2017 . by incontext_adm

 “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.” (1 John 5:14) Last week, I had the privilege of visiting some brothers and sisters in Egypt, including a group of about 20 pastors from Upper Egypt who shared about how God is working…


Quote from Syrian pastor

6th November 2017 . by incontext_adm

“The greater the pain the greater the search for hope. This has made the Church the only legitimate solution to what people were searching for.” – Syrian pastor from Homs   We apologise for not sending a regular devotion today – Eric, who is writing the current series, is travelling on behalf on INcontext and is…


WEEK 6: Horse or Donkey?

30th October 2017 . by incontext_adm

“As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage and Bethany at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of His disciples, saying to them, ‘Go to the village ahead of you, and just as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here. If anyone asks…


WEEK 5: Life-changing Prayer

23rd October 2017 . by incontext_adm

“This is good, and pleases God our Saviour, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.” (1 Timothy 2:3-4) During our last visit to Lebanon, one of the pastors shared an experience he had during a flight between Frankfurt and Beirut. A while after they had taken off…


WEEK 4: Blessing Others

16th October 2017 . by incontext_adm

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of Mine, you did for Me.” (Matthew 25:40) A few years ago, I had the privilege of leading a group of 44 people travelling to Egypt. I had the responsibility of getting the group…


WEEK 3: The Great Invitation

9th October 2017 . by incontext_adm

“Peace be with you! As the Father has sent Me, I am sending you.” (John 20:21) I can still remember some of the mission conferences I attended while I was a theology student back in the late 90s. The theme of these conferences was always connected to the Great Commission in one or another way. We listened…