Andy Walton looking at a “war may be triggered at any time” with Taiwan

In the Weekly World Watch for October 3 – 9, 2021 Andy Walton looks a.o. at China. China has warned that “war may be triggered at any time” with Taiwan after it deployed a record number of fighter jets into the self-governing island’s air identification zone. The government in Beijing sent 56 military aircraft, including… Read More Andy Walton looking at a “war may be triggered at any time” with Taiwan

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Today’s thought “When I gather … Israel” (October 2)

Today’s thought “When I gather … Israel” (October 2) The finally two verses of our reading of Ezekiel 28 today fit the scene in and around Israel fairly accurately so that we are inclined to apply it to the circumstances we have witnessed in the Middle East in recent years. Yet such is the nature… Read More Today’s thought “When I gather … Israel” (October 2)

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Today’s thought “But let the scriptures be fulfilled” (August 19)

Today’s thought “But let the scriptures be fulfilled” (August 19) Whenever there is reference to “the scriptures” in the New Testament it is referring to the Old Testament. Mark 14 makes heart-searching reading: its 72 verses begin with a woman (verse 3) anointing Jesus with precious oil, and Jesus rebuking those who criticised her, saying,… Read More Today’s thought “But let the scriptures be fulfilled” (August 19)

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Today’s thought “Lest he come suddenly, and …” (August 18)

Today’s thought “Lest he come suddenly, and …” (August 18) Today we read three thought-provoking chapters – but that is the ‘appeal’ of God’s word – and each year we exercise our minds each day seeking to think through the words we read and gain more understanding – and also take lessons for ourselves from… Read More Today’s thought “Lest he come suddenly, and …” (August 18)

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Today’s thought “You know neither the scriptures nor …” (August 17)

Today’s thought “You know neither the scriptures nor …” (August 17) We saw today in Mark 12 how Jesus challenged those who distort God’s word. This word, to them, was what we call the ‘Old Testament’. These equally inspired words are largely ignored today despite the wonderful discovery of scrolls of all of the books… Read More Today’s thought “You know neither the scriptures nor …” (August 17)

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Today’s thought Mark 9 A voice out of the cloud declaring Jesus to be His son (August 14)

Today we come to read in Mark 9 how Jesus took Peter, James, and John and led them up a high mountain. What they came to see onto that mountains was special. Jesus his appearance changed from the inside out, right before their eyes. His clothes shimmered, glistening white, whiter than any bleach could make… Read More Today’s thought Mark 9 A voice out of the cloud declaring Jesus to be His son (August 14)

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Today’s thought Mark 8 Which sings from Christ do you want to see (August 13)

In today’s reading of Mark 8 Jesus called his disciples together to tell them that the crowd wss breaking his heart. “1  In those days, when there was again a great multitude, and they had nothing to eat, he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, 2 I have compassion on the multitude,… Read More Today’s thought Mark 8 Which sings from Christ do you want to see (August 13)

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Today’s thought “The time is fulfilled” (August 06)

Today we read in Mark’s Gospel, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand, repent and believe in the gospel”, today this message is still true so let’s do as Jesus taught and “straighten up and raise [our] heads, because [our] redemption is drawing near.” Today’s thought “The time is fulfilled”… Read More Today’s thought “The time is fulfilled” (August 06)

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Today’s thought “The gospel … the power of God” (July 28)

Today’s thought “The gospel … the power of God” (July 28) Paul in writing to the Romans speaks about “the power of God”. But he is not referring to physical power such as will be shown at the time Jesus returns when the greatest earthquake ever (Revelation 16:18) and other terrible events occur. God gave… Read More Today’s thought “The gospel … the power of God” (July 28)

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Today’s thought “Rise and have no fear” (July 16)

Today’s thought “Rise and have no fear” (July 16) What must it have been like to be one of the disciples of Jesus! The unexpected was always happening – and sometimes it was way beyond human experience. The end of yesterday’s chapter 16 in Matthew has a strange statement by Jesus, “Truly, I say unto… Read More Today’s thought “Rise and have no fear” (July 16)

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Today’s thought July 15 Reading 3 – Matthew 16:24-26 Denial of self

I think it wouldn’t be going too far to say that there IS a discernible reason for every commandment which we are given… and that that reason leads, without too much delay or detour, right back to the Atonement. Christ’s sacrifice is not just about blood, and sweat, and tears… and it is not just… Read More Today’s thought July 15 Reading 3 – Matthew 16:24-26 Denial of self

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Today’s Thought “To endure our trials and straighten up” (June 05)

To endure our trials and straighten up The previous days we have read  about all these great people who died in faith. We also got to see that they did not get [receive] the things that God promised His people, but they saw them coming far in the future [L from afar] and were glad [welcomed/greeted… Read More Today’s Thought “To endure our trials and straighten up” (June 05)

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Todays tought (June 2) Repenting whilst eagerly waiting for Christ’s return

Early in Acts we read of Peter preaching, “Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out” (3:19). All who do this should be “eagerly waiting for him” ready for when he comes “to save those who” are doing this, with oil in the lamps, ready to cry, ‘Here is the bridegroom!… Read More Todays tought (June 2) Repenting whilst eagerly waiting for Christ’s return

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Today’s Thought “There is laid up for me the crown of righteousness” (May 27)

There is laid up for me the crown of righteousness Today we read the last two chapters of Paul’s last letter. It was his second letter to Timothy. These chapters (3 and 4) contain some wonderful expressions of his faith in his future. May we all be able to share Paul’s words here and say,… Read More Today’s Thought “There is laid up for me the crown of righteousness” (May 27)

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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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