Today’s thought “Foreboding of what is coming on the world” (March 29)

Today’s thought “Foreboding of what is coming on the world” (March 29) Foreboding is not a word we use much these days, the dictionary says it means – ‘have a premonition of something evil or harmful’. Jesus used it (as translated by the ESV) in our reading today (Luke 21:26) in forecasting, just before he… Read More Today’s thought “Foreboding of what is coming on the world” (March 29)

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Today’s thought “Servants” and “citizens” (March 27)

Today’s thought “Servants” and “citizens” (March 27) In Luke 19 we read that Jesus “proceeded to tell a parable … because they supposed that the kingdom of God was to appear immediately. He said therefore, ‘A nobleman (Jesus) went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom and then return’” (verses 11,12). We… Read More Today’s thought “Servants” and “citizens” (March 27)

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Today’s thought “Were worse sinners … because they suffered in this way?” (March 22)

Today’s thought “Were worse sinners … because they suffered in this way?” (March 22) In reading Luke 13 today we pondered the challenging conversation Jesus had with “some present” about the cause of recent tragedies. Jesus challenged the conclusions some had drawn about the cause of these events? In particular, he asked, when a tower… Read More Today’s thought “Were worse sinners … because they suffered in this way?” (March 22)

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Today’s thought “Ask and it will be given you” (March 20)

Today’s thought “Ask and it will be given you” (March 20) It sounds too good to be true, “ask and it will be given you”! These were the words of Jesus we read today in Luke 11:9. This invitation was given after the Lord taught his disciples how to pray – in the familiar words… Read More Today’s thought “Ask and it will be given you” (March 20)

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Today’s thought “Whoever is not with me …” (March 19)

Today’s thought “Whoever is not with me …” (March 19) Jesus spoke in parables, stories that were not necessarily factual because their purpose was to drive home some principle about the spiritual meaning of life. In Luke 10 we encounter some one word parables and phrases that are so obviously not literal. He did many… Read More Today’s thought “Whoever is not with me …” (March 19)

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How should we worship God? #6 Preachers and Teachers

Preachers and Teachers There is one Scriptural requirement, not observed nowadays in many churches, concerning those who are to teach and preach in a congregation when there are both men and women present. Because of what happened in Eden, the apostle Paul explains that it is men who are now charged with the responsibility of… Read More How should we worship God? #6 Preachers and Teachers

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How should we worship God? #5 Congregational Worship

Congregational Worship Paul does not spend time in this letter explaining how worship should be arranged, but he does this in other letters. For example, in his letters to the believers at Corinth he deals with problems they were having in their communal worship. It is something to watch out for as you are reading… Read More How should we worship God? #5 Congregational Worship

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How should we worship God? #4 Christian Congregations

Christian Congregations The writer of this course is a Christadelphian. He belongs to a group of people who have from earliest times sought to rediscover exactly what the Bible teaches. This community was established in the 19th century and its founder members all sought to practise what we have been learning to do – to… Read More How should we worship God? #4 Christian Congregations

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How should we worship God? #3 Spiritual Transformation

Spiritual Transformation The two things have to go together. If we want transformed bodies – made like that of the Lord Jesus, being free from sin and death – then our minds must be transformed, and that process starts now! By understanding the Bible and by making it our lifelong guide and companion, we can… Read More How should we worship God? #3 Spiritual Transformation

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How should we worship God? #1 Appreciation for God

The apostle Paul had been systematically explaining the gospel of salvation when he suddenly paused in wonderment, as though overtaken by the magnificence of God’s grace and mercy towards fallen humanity. He had glimpsed the end of God’s purpose, the salvation of all those who respond to God’s invitation and choose to be saved, when… Read More How should we worship God? #1 Appreciation for God

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