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Daily reflections

Our daily reflections follow the M'Cheyne Bible reading plan, designed for those who want to read the whole Bible in one year. Each reflection focuses on one of the chapters from that day's readings. 

Jesus’ prayer for us: John 17 (Day 361)

The Gospels tell us that Jesus often went away by himself to pray, but in this chapter we get a rare chance to overhear one of his prayers. It’s an intimate prayer for the people who love him – the disciples gathered for...

Questions, questions: John 18 (Day 362)

This chapter is full of questions – count them! Some are answered with simple facts, some are answered with simple lies, and others are rhetorical, intended to make a point rather than asking for information. But when we...

‘Crucify him!’: John 19.1–16 (Day 363)

John's account of the death of Jesus is both moving and horrifying. Perhaps one thing that stands out, though, is the personal hostility with which Jesus is treated; whipping was standard, but the soldiers ram a crown of thorns...

Happy are those who believe: John 20.24–29 (Day 364)

John's stories of Jesus' resurrection appearances are the most vivid, memorable and personal of all the Gospel writers. One of them in this chapter is his encounter with Thomas – for ever afterwards, rather unfairly, called...

‘Do you love me?’: John 21.15–19 (Day 365)

Perhaps all of us know what it's like to betray and hurt people we care about, at least to some extent. It might be as simple as failing to live up to what they think of us; or it might be something worse, like turning our...

‘Come, Lord Jesus!’: Revelation 22.1–5 (Day 366)

In the first few verses of chapter 22 John writes of the 'river of the water of life' flowing from the throne of God, down the street of the city, and of the 'tree of life' on either side of the river.
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