Afghanistan 2020-21 report – 9/11 – 20 Years on – A land in shambles

The landlocked multiethnic country located in the heart of south-central Asia that got in the news every day for twenty years, got special attention when America decided to leave that region of a continuous endless war. For millennia great armies have attempted to subdue Afghanistan, officially Islamic State of Afghanistan. Its significant mineral resources remain largely… Read More Afghanistan 2020-21 report – 9/11 – 20 Years on – A land in shambles

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Today’s thought “… will not be put to shame” (August 1)

Today’s thought “… will not be put to shame” (August 1) These are the concluding words of yesterday’s Romans 9, “… whoever believes in him will not be put to shame”. Of course our understanding and resultant belief has to take in the context of the passages in God’s word – and then we must… Read More Today’s thought “… will not be put to shame” (August 1)

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Today’s thought “… in vain do they worship me” (July 14)

Today’s thought “… in vain do they worship me” (July 14) The religious leaders in Israel in the time of Jesus were zealous in their rituals of worship: the same can be said of the main forms of Christianity down through the centuries. Today in Matthew 15 we see how Jesus confronted the “Pharisees and… Read More Today’s thought “… in vain do they worship me” (July 14)

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Today’s thought July 11 Reading 3 – Matthew 12:50

“For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother” (Mat 12:50). “There are many writers and perhaps even some thinkers who would readily fall into error if asked to describe the true Christadelphian. In the Brotherhood there has been a very natural tendency to put the emphasis… Read More Today’s thought July 11 Reading 3 – Matthew 12:50

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Today’s thought “For everyone who …” (July 6)

Today’s thought “For everyone who …” (July 6) Our chapter in Matthew today unfolds to reveal powerful personal lessons – principles we must live by! Jesus says, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the… Read More Today’s thought “For everyone who …” (July 6)

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Today’s thought “Call on the Lord from a pure heart” (May 26)

“Call on the Lord from a pure heart” Paul’s final letter, the one he wrote to Timothy, is probably the most personally challenging one for believers – and that surely includes us today! He is warning and advising Timothy about some “who have swerved from the truth …” (2:18); this problem has plagued believers ever… Read More Today’s thought “Call on the Lord from a pure heart” (May 26)

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Today’s thought “Let the word … dwell in you richly” (May 16)

“Let the word … dwell in you richly” Deuteronomy 33+ 34, Today we finished reading Moses’ last message to his people – the last two chapters of Deuteronomy. “And then the Lord buried him on Mount Nebo – and the people wept in mourning for him for thirty days” (34:8). They wept for Jesus for… Read More Today’s thought “Let the word … dwell in you richly” (May 16)

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Today’s Thought “God who knows the heart …” (May 05)

“God who knows the heart …” Today we read about a conference of a serious nature that took place in Jerusalem among the disciples and other principal brethren; it was about problems that had arisen among the believers. Some of the Pharisees who were now believers in Christ were saying that the Gentiles whom Paul… Read More Today’s Thought “God who knows the heart …” (May 05)

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Today’s thought “We are witnesses of all that he did” (May 02)

“We are witnesses of all that he did” In Acts 10 today there is yet another dramatic account of how the message of Christ spread further afield. The Apostle Peter is caught up in a situation he never thought possible; it was that of witnessing to a Roman centurion and his relatives and close friends.… Read More Today’s thought “We are witnesses of all that he did” (May 02)

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Today’s thought “Witnessing, empowered by the Holy Spirit” (April 26)

Today’s thought “Witnessing, empowered by the Holy Spirit” (April 26) Today we read about the disciples of Christ who were first hiding in a room when suddenly a noise came from heaven. It sounded like a strong wind blowing. This noise filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw something that looked like… Read More Today’s thought “Witnessing, empowered by the Holy Spirit” (April 26)

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Today’s thought “Do not add anything to what God commands you, and do not take anything away.” (April 21)

Today’s thought “Do not add anything to what God commands you, and do not take anything away” (April 21) Today we encounter a very important writing which may even frighten us who want to preach. It reminds us of the importance of bringing Gods Word to others how it is and not how human doctrines… Read More Today’s thought “Do not add anything to what God commands you, and do not take anything away.” (April 21)

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Today’s thought “Gather into one the children of God” (April 18)

Today’s thought “Gather into one the children of God” (April 18) Disunity is a common feature in our world. The nature of politics highlights this; there is constant debate between opposing voices. In contrast the message of God’s word looks forward to a time of oneness. The friction created by those who were jealous of… Read More Today’s thought “Gather into one the children of God” (April 18)

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Today’s thought “Let us not grow weary of doing good” (April 4)

Today’s thought “Let us not grow weary of doing good” (April 4) There are so many challenging, indeed bad situations, in our world. It was so in Paul’s experiences, as his comment to the Galatians in today’s chapter shows. If any of them are near us – and we can help the situation, we should… Read More Today’s thought “Let us not grow weary of doing good” (April 4)

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