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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Today’s thought “… God who tests our hearts” (May 17)

Today’s thought “… God who tests our hearts” (May 17) Paul makes a very instructive point in his first letter to the Thessalonians that we started reading today. Paul was greatly encouraged by the believers there and had many positive things to say about them – rather a contrast to his letters to the Corinthians.… Read More Today’s thought “… God who tests our hearts” (May 17)

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Today’s thought “Covetousness, which is idolatry” (May 16)

Today’s thought “Covetousness, which is idolatry” (May 16) Deuteronomy 33-34, Colossians 3-4 Today we read the last two chapters of Colossians – and also the last two in Deuteronomy which feature Moses final words – and then God buried him, his work for God was completed. Paul is in chains, as the last verse of… Read More Today’s thought “Covetousness, which is idolatry” (May 16)

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Today’s thought “They are of no value in …” (May 15)

Today’s thought “They are of no value in …” (May 15) This saying in Paul’s message to the Colossians arrested our attention this morning. He tells them, “See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit according to human tradition …” (2:8). Jesus had warned against “traditions” that religious leaders… Read More Today’s thought “They are of no value in …” (May 15)

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Today’s thought “Though your sins are like scarlet” (May 12)

Today’s thought “Though your sins are like scarlet” (May 12) Deuteronomy 29, Isaiah 1, Acts 27 What a soul stirring set of chapters we read today! First we read more of Moses final message to God’s people; God’s command to him is to emphasise “the covenant that he had made with them at Horeb” (Deuteronomy… Read More Today’s thought “Though your sins are like scarlet” (May 12)

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Today’s thought “The help that comes from God” (May 11)

Today’s thought “The help that comes from God” (May 11) The more we live – doing our best to serve God – the more there are occasions and situations when we sense “the help that comes from God” through his Son. This inspiring statement was made by Paul of his experiences, as he gave his… Read More Today’s thought “The help that comes from God” (May 11)

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