Wednesday 5 April – Sunday 9 April 30 CE Pesach or Passover versus Easter

Today there are still too many people who call themselves Christian and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus on the pagan holiday for the god of Spring, instead of remembering it on the day Jesus really died, April 9.… Read More Wednesday 5 April – Sunday 9 April 30 CE Pesach or Passover versus Easter

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This day shall be unto you for a memorial and you shall keep it a feast to the Most High God

Exodus 12:14 (KJV) 14 And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the LORD throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever.Exodus 12:3-14 (TS98) 3 “Speak to all the congregation of Yisra’ĕl, saying, ‘On the tenth day of this… Read More This day shall be unto you for a memorial and you shall keep it a feast to the Most High God

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the Bible – God’s guide for life #6 Case example – King Josiah #1

case example – King Josiah            (See 2 Kings21-23 & 2 Chronicles33-35)   Josiah was the 16th king of Judah who reigned from 640-609 BCE/BC, dying just 23 years before the fall of the country to Babylon. Huldah, Jeremiah and Zephaniah were prophets during his reign.   I was just eight years old when my… Read More the Bible – God’s guide for life #6 Case example – King Josiah #1

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Anointing of Christ as Prophetic Rehearsal of the Burial rites

Eight days after his birth Jesus was anointed for the first time at his circumcision, the traditional Jewish celebration to take up the child in the community of the Jewish people, Israel, the People of God. Six days before the Pascha /Pesach or Passover when the “crucifixion” was to take place we find Jesus with… Read More Anointing of Christ as Prophetic Rehearsal of the Burial rites

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Today’s thought “That we may see and believe” (February 19)

Today’s thought “That we may see and believe” (February 19) What causes belief – real conviction of belief? Well, it depends what you want to believe; what you see you need to believe! If someone cries ‘Fire’ – you lose no time in acting to verify if the cry is genuine – and seeing what… Read More Today’s thought “That we may see and believe” (February 19)

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Today’s thought “Afterward the children of Israel shall return …” (November 7)

Today’s thought “Afterward the children of Israel shall return …” (November 7) We have some interesting chapters in the Old Testament to read today. Firstly in 2 Chronicles 35 we read how Israel’s last good king Josiah organised a tremendous celebration of the Passover, remarkably, “No Passover like it had been kept in Israel since… Read More Today’s thought “Afterward the children of Israel shall return …” (November 7)

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Today’s thought “Anguish of childbirth until …” (April 3)

Today’s thought “Anguish of childbirth until …” (April 3) Paul in writing to the Galatians asks, “Who has bewitched you” (3:1) because many had been persuaded to follow the observances of the Mosaic law. We read about this yesterday and the seriousness of this is emphasised today as we read more about this problem. But… Read More Today’s thought “Anguish of childbirth until …” (April 3)

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Today’s thought “From triumph to tragedy” (November 6)

Today’s thought “From triumph to tragedy” (November 6) Our Chronicles reading today tells us of how a Passover celebration was organised by King Josiah (recall our thoughts yesterday) and that “No Passover like it had been kept in Israel since the days of Samuel the prophet” (2 Chronicles 35:18). Josiah was highly thought of, but… Read More Today’s thought “From triumph to tragedy” (November 6)

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Thinking about fear for the Loving God and an Invitation for 14 Nisan

In today’s readings Psalm 103, 1 Cor 12-13 we read about the fear for God and the love of God and how we many not be ignorant about spiritual gifts. These days we also have a closer look at the sent one from God to whom we should look for eternal life. Our bible readings tell us… Read More Thinking about fear for the Loving God and an Invitation for 14 Nisan

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the Bible – God’s guide for life #7 Case example – King Josiah #2 Lessons from Josiah’s experience

lessons from Josiah’s experience God’s words are life changing, but if we do not read them and act on them as Josiah did, they may as well be hidden away from us. A neglected Bible is about as useful as a lost one. Josiah only had the ‘Book of the Law’, possibly Genesis to Deuteronomy… Read More the Bible – God’s guide for life #7 Case example – King Josiah #2 Lessons from Josiah’s experience

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Why we do not have our worship-services in a church building

After being questioned about keeping the Sabbath or Sunday people ask us why we do not have our worship services in a ‘normal church with bell tower’ and why we do not have any priests leading the service. First of all followers of Christ should come together regularly. Nowhere is specified it should be in… Read More Why we do not have our worship-services in a church building

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