Today’s thought “That is not the way you learned Christ” (April 6)

Today’s thought “That is not the way you learned Christ” (April 6) The chapters in Ephesians today are a passionate plea by Paul to the believers there to see their behaviour does not slip back to what it was before they believed in Christ. Life in those days, like life today was full of distractions,… Read More Today’s thought “That is not the way you learned Christ” (April 6)

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Today’s thought “… in a spirit of gentleness” (April 4)

Today’s thought “… in a spirit of gentleness” (April 4) There is little, and maybe no “gentleness” in today’s godless world! We saw, as we completed reading Paul’s letter to the Galatians, that, after listing “the works of the flesh” (5:19-21) and warning that all who continued to practice any of them “will not inherit… Read More Today’s thought “… in a spirit of gentleness” (April 4)

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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 “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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