Daily devotions

In the cut and thrust of everyday life, it's really important to seek out times of silence and solitude - a daily quiet time - a private meeting each day between the Lord Jesus Christ and us as His disciples.  It should not be impromptu.  We can commune with the Lord on a spur-of-the-moment  basis many times each day, but a quiet time is a period of time we set aside in advance for the sole purpose of a personal meeting with our Saviour and Lord.

Below are some resources that may be of help in our daily devotions, and also some Podcasts that we can listen to as we go for a walk or a drive in the car.

Daily Devotional Resources

* Tides Personal Devotions:  Tides is a simple resource to help develop a regular rhythm of Bible reading through daily devotions that come directly to your email inbox. Each weekday morning, Tides provides you with a section of God's Word to read, a short reflection sharing what this could mean for your life, and a simple way for you to respond.  For more information and to sign up, visit: www.presbyterianireland.org/tides 

* The Bible In One Year (Mobile Phone App) -  For more information, visit:  https://www.bibleinoneyear.org/

* You Version Bible App - you can read the Bible in your choice of translation.  There's also different bible reading plans, plus lots more.  Well worth a download!  Visit:  https://www.youversion.com/the-bible-app/

* Bible for Kids - This is a great interactive Bible for children and families.  It also includes colourful illustrations, touch-activated animations and sounds, quizzes and challenges.  Visit:  https://bibleappforkids.com/

* Lectio 365 (Mobile Phone App) -  Daily Prayer and Bible Devotional, by Pete Greig and the 24/7 Prayer Movement.  For more information, visit:  https://www.24-7prayer.com/dailydevotional

* My utmost for His highest - Daily devotions by Oswald Chambers.  Visit:  https://utmost.org/

* Read Scripture - A brilliant App from The Bible Project team.  It seeks to encourage us to discover and understand the whole story of the Bible, through a daily reading plan and creative scripture teaching videos which explain books, themes and concepts of the Bible.  Well worth a look:  https://www.readscripture.org/

* D6 App - this App contains resources for all ages, from pre-school to adults.  The focus is on sharing and engaging with the App as a family through a range of themed materials, family fun questions, readings, prayers, activities and videos.  For more info visit: https://rhpweb.s3.amazonaws.com/COVID19-Permissions.pdf

* Streetlights - you can listen to the Bible read in lots of creative ways.  There are also some teaching videos available.  Visit:  https://www.streetlightsbible.com/

* If Quiet Time is new to you - an article written by Greg Ogden in his book 'Discipleship Essentials'.  You can download this article here.

Daily Podcasts

With us not being able to meet at the moment as a church family, why not make the most of walks and time you have at home to listen to some podcasts and devotionals? Here is a suggested list (Web-links below) - thanks to Scripture Union for their help with developing this list of useful resources:

FOR EVERYONE:

* SUNI Podcasthttps://suni.co.uk/podcast/

FOR ADULTS AND TEENS TO LISTEN TOGETHER:

* DriveTime by ProjectSix19https://podcasts.apple.com/bs/podcast/drivetime/id1348100832

FOR TEENS:

* The Equip Project Podcasthttps://www.crescent.church/equip

FOR CHILDREN, PARENTS AND CHILDREN'S MINISTRY:

* Fusion Children’s Ministry Podcasthttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/nwmn-fusion-cm-podcast-audio/id268644283?fbclid=IwAR0lEYuUeDoPvuS1-ZbJjtpQ9WCaO9KRbQ7uiTnGrigTbglhSkGxXoa0lfY

* Faith in Kids Podcast, for Kidshttps://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/faith-in-kids-4-kids/id1499331486?fbclid=IwAR0luMjNupEnqn7Zz3QUEqZAvwf-23dEavnI3lXmlN_NAH2MbimeIDgPbZE

* Faith in Kids Parents Podcasthttps://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/faith-in-kids/id1447148348?fbclid=IwAR3f3VOIaei86SEoTmo0rA9gtZeLZcrsR7plxVvy1MW9yOvIdif1qKM3CP0

FOR ADULTS:

* The Good Book Company Podcasthttps://thegoodbookcompany.libsyn.com/?fbclid=IwAR2Z_fgBBUAGnmLPax7R8RPhd2ecIih6P6pa4TyGLmCU-H6IswQ7yanETtA

* Being Human Podcast by Evangelical Alliancehttps://www.eauk.org/resources/what-we-offer/videos-and-podcasts/being-human?fbclid=IwAR0qLkk6-HSg-MGQFLwTk6wQsn_lJN3gxJxLG4DphBFO5A5cq1Nr78hmOew

* The Speak Life Podcasthttps://speaklife.org.uk/slp/?fbclid=IwAR0E8FMgSB_A0Gtvvs8b9U7B2ibZ3cCh9bt_o10ZCM4gFpwcVzPO0Wshxbc

DEVOTIONALS:

* Engage Apphttps://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.subsplash.thechurchapp.s_D2C55S&hl=en_GB&fbclid=IwAR2oOlg6QrkIyNQSFgNjn60LSjIavgj67hAIghw77Jb2NXNrfRFHvWJgnu0

* Bible 2020https://bible2020.org/?fbclid=IwAR29Osj4bbXhzY5yO1G51D0qQG5JXYwMtFYz3U7rUJ2ubgG_F78WgjjDcTs

* YouVersion Bible Apphttps://www.youversion.com/the-bible-app/?fbclid=IwAR1CUUEv4BJUHAOw2Elkexns9K-RzlWTXdJleIfs-CWk1MRMdBbeAptDv0g

* Solid Joys App by John Piperhttps://apps.apple.com/gb/app/solid-joys-daily-devotional/id553049864?fbclid=IwAR17R81azpxrOnzDEVMsHtYKoeZ179MKa-qFoAdKC414zjjimD-I_8JsT1s

EXTRAS:

* Prayer Mate Apphttps://www.prayermate.net/

* Fusion Movement conversation cardshttps://www.fusionmovement.org/resources/product/deck

* New City Catechism App for Kidshttp://newcitycatechism.com/mobile-apps/