Today’s thought “Disaster after disaster: behold it comes” (September 11)

Today’s thought “Disaster after disaster: behold it comes” (September 11) Ezekiel 7 is initially about the disaster coming on the people still living in Jerusalem. Ezekiel was a priest and is among those taken into captivity (1:1) some years before Jerusalem is destroyed. Those taken away are earnestly hoping to return to the land of… Read More Today’s thought “Disaster after disaster: behold it comes” (September 11)

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Today’s thought “Out of the heart of man come …” (August 12)

Today’s thought “Out of the heart of man come …” (August 12) The first verse of Jeremiah 33 tells of how “The word of the LORD came to Jeremiah … while he was still shut up in the court of the guard” and told him of the judgments he was about to bring. They would… Read More Today’s thought “Out of the heart of man come …” (August 12)

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Today’s thought: Because they have called you an outcast (August 9)

“Because they have called you an outcast” (August 9) Jeremiah is told, “Write in a book all the words that I have spoken to you” (30:2). The reason is given in the following verse, “For behold the days are coming … when I will restore the fortunes of my people, Israel and Judah … I… Read More Today’s thought: Because they have called you an outcast (August 9)

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Prayertheme for August 2020: Feeling alarm or anxiety

1 Chronicles 28:20 And David said to his son Solomon, “Be strong and of good courage, and do it; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the Lord God—my God—will be with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you, until you have finished all the work for the service of the house of the Lord. (NKJ) Feeling alarm or anxiety I… Read More Prayertheme for August 2020: Feeling alarm or anxiety

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Today’s thought “… and have no knowledge” (July 24)

Today’s thought “… and have no knowledge” (July 24) Today we continued reading Jeremiah and saw the exchange of words between the Lord and the prophet. There is no genuine spirituality left among the people, it is all a sham – yet the prophet appeals to God to act to relieve the terrible famine that… Read More Today’s thought “… and have no knowledge” (July 24)

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Today’s thought “That the nations might tremble” (July 8)

Today’s thought “That the nations might tremble” (July 8) First we read 1 Samuel 20, an account of Saul’s increasing jealousy of David – and his developing desire to kill him: such is human nature and its self-centredness. We constantly see this around us – it is more evident than ever at election times! Then… Read More Today’s thought “That the nations might tremble” (July 8)

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Today’s thought “To proclaim … the day of vengeance” (July 5)

Today’s thought “To proclaim … the day of vengeance” (July 5) Our first reading today of 1 Samuel 17 saw “the day of vengeance” of Israel upon the Philistines due to the wonderful faith of a youthful David. His faith and commitment to serving the Lord gave him the strength of mind to go forth… Read More Today’s thought “To proclaim … the day of vengeance” (July 5)

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Today’s Thought “God’s servant will succeed! He will be raised up, exalted, highly honoured!” (Weekend of 2020 June 27-28)

In today’s chapter from the Book of Isaiah, we hear about a servant who shall deal prudently, though would be exalted and extolled, and be very high. We have a twofold aspect of Messiah in sufferings and glory. “ Behold, my servant shall deal wisely, he shall be exalted and lifted up, and shall be… Read More Today’s Thought “God’s servant will succeed! He will be raised up, exalted, highly honoured!” (Weekend of 2020 June 27-28)

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Today’s Thought “You haven’t heard, and you haven’t known; these things have not reached your ears before.” (June 23)

For centuries people could find an excuse to say: I did not hear this. I did not know this. I have not heard of that before today. Last two centuries many Bible Students tried to spread the Good News and wanted people to come to know the Name of God and the work of His… Read More Today’s Thought “You haven’t heard, and you haven’t known; these things have not reached your ears before.” (June 23)

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Today’s Thought “When the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive …” (June 13)

Today’s Thought “When the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive …” (June 13) Today we read the concluding chapters of Peter’s first Epistle. What a challenging message Peter conveys to the “elect exiles of the Dispersion” (1:1). As Paul was the apostle “to the Gentiles” (see Galatians 2:8,9), so Peter is the Apostle to the… Read More Today’s Thought “When the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive …” (June 13)

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Today’s thought “Draw near to God …” (June 9)

Today’s thought “Draw near to God …” (June 9) Our chapters today combine to create an abundance of thoughts for our meditation. We must read them carefully and reflectively. In Judges we read how Gideon learnt to “draw near to God” – but his experience followed from when “the angel of the LORD appeared to… Read More Today’s thought “Draw near to God …” (June 9)

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Today’s Thought “Let brotherly love continue” (June 06)

Today’s Thought “Let brotherly love continue” (June 06) As Christadelphians we are brothers and sisters in Christ, which means we should love each other as brothers and sisters, being part of a great family. Whatever might happen in this world we should Keep on loving each other as brothers and sisters. (Hebrews 13:1) The world… Read More Today’s Thought “Let brotherly love continue” (June 06)

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Today’s tought (June 3) Holding fast the confession of our hope confident we will be kept in “perfect peace”

In Hebrews 10 we pick out just three of several wonderful and challenging verses, “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works … encouraging one another, and all the more as… Read More Today’s tought (June 3) Holding fast the confession of our hope confident we will be kept in “perfect peace”

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Today’s thought “Having the appearance of godliness” (May 27)

Today’s thought “Having the appearance of godliness” (May 27) Today we completed reading Paul’s inspiring – and challenging – letters to Timothy: there are so many lessons we can (and should) take for ourselves from the advice Paul gave him. “Flee youthful passions” Paul told him – not just avoid them! The younger generation today… Read More Today’s thought “Having the appearance of godliness” (May 27)

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Today’s Thought “I remember you constantly in my prayers” (May 25)

Today’s Thought “I remember you constantly in my prayers” (May 25) Today we started reading the final epistle that Paul wrote, his second letter to Timothy. The spiritual relationship he had developed with him is an example to us of the relationship we should aim to develop with fellow believers; surely we should remember each… Read More Today’s Thought “I remember you constantly in my prayers” (May 25)

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Today’s thought “Inflicting vengeance on those who do not know God” (May 20)

Today’s thought “Inflicting vengeance on those who do not know God” (May 20) My thoughts today arose largely from the challenging words of Paul in the first two chapters of his second letter to the Thessalonians. Let us appreciate that when the lessons in God’s word are particularly challenging to us and we struggle to… Read More Today’s thought “Inflicting vengeance on those who do not know God” (May 20)

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Today’s thought “Establish your hearts blameless” (May 18)

Today’s thought “Establish your hearts blameless” (May 18) Joshua 2, 1 Thessalonians 3-4,  Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians inspires us! The believers there gave Paul inspiration; they were the ones he found he had the least to worry about – of their walk in Christ. His third chapter ends, “may the Lord make you… Read More Today’s thought “Establish your hearts blameless” (May 18)

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