Today’s thought “Do not become proud, but fear” (August 2)

Today’s thought “Do not become proud, but fear” (August 2) Can we “become proud” because our regular reading and meditation on God’s word results in us seeing more and more of its meaning!? Could we become somewhat like those who succeed in completing a very large and complex, but wonderful jigsaw (if such exists)? The… Read More Today’s thought “Do not become proud, but fear” (August 2)

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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 July 12 Reading 3 – Matthew 13:12 Having much or not having and living in a cloud and darkness

“Whoever has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him” (Mat 13:12). The parable — that strange mixture of natural and spiritual, simple and complex — was a test to the hearers. How would they react? Would they joyfully come… Read More Today’s thought July 12 Reading 3 – Matthew 13:12 Having much or not having and living in a cloud and darkness

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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 “… and learn from me” (July 10)

Today’s thought “… and learn from me” (July 10) The final verses of Matthew 11 are easy to read, but they are also profound – and demand our meditative understanding. Jesus declares, in apparent prayer to his Father (from verse 25), “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these… Read More Today’s thought “… and learn from me” (July 10)

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Today’s thought “According to your faith” (July 8)

Today’s thought “According to your faith” (July 8) “Faith” is a key word in the New Testament, it does not occur in the Old Testament, although some modern versions seek to use it a little – but not really in the New Testament sense. Matthew’s Gospel has the most reports of the miracles of Jesus;… Read More Today’s thought “According to your faith” (July 8)

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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 “Jesus Greater than Moses” (May 31)

Jesus Is Greater than Moses Today we look at three letters of the apostle Paul to the Hebrews. The man who first  prosecuted the followers of Jesus but was called by Jesus now understands that those followers of Jeshua (Jesus Christ) have to be holy brothers and sisters, who were called by God. People who… Read More Today’s Thought “Jesus Greater than Moses” (May 31)

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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 “Love that issues from a pure heart” (May 22)

“Love that issues from a pure heart” Love is a word in common use today. The utter sincerity of its use by Paul in his letters bears no relation to the way most people use it today. Paul wrote to Timothy, who is described as “my true child in the faith”, to practice “love that… Read More Today’s Thought “Love that issues from a pure heart” (May 22)

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Today’s thought “Comfort your hearts and establish them” (May 20)

“Comfort your hearts and establish them” Joshua 5-6, Isaiah 10, 2 Thessalonians 1-2 Our five chapters today contained an overflow of challenging – and in one or two cases – puzzling prophecies: but these should be seen as part of the wisdom of God; otherwise his word could be left on our bookshelves much of… Read More Today’s thought “Comfort your hearts and establish them” (May 20)

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Today’s thought “Encouraged you and charged you to …” (May 18)

“Encouraged you and charged you to …” Joshua 2, Isaiah 8, 1 Thessalonians 3-4 Our readings today provoked two opposite thoughts: well, in truth, several others also. What were the thoughts in the heart of Rahab as she took in the Israelite spies and hid them? She said of her people, “as soon as we… Read More Today’s thought “Encouraged you and charged you to …” (May 18)

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Today’s Thought “Hear … for the LORD has spoken” (May 12)

“Hear … for the LORD has spoken” Today we start reading the heart challenging book of Isaiah. Verse 2 is particularly challenging! “Hear … give ear, O earth; for the LORD has spoken”. And his words of have been recorded and preserved, and have challenged every generation – and today, the people of every nation.… Read More Today’s Thought “Hear … for the LORD has spoken” (May 12)

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Today’s Thought “Performing deeds in keeping with … ” (May 11)

Performing deeds in keeping with How inspiring are the words Paul addresses to King Agrippa! In Acts 26 we read his account of his life following his conversion, in effect Paul was turned right around, to become a follower of the true Messiah. What an example this is to the great majority today, who need… Read More Today’s Thought “Performing deeds in keeping with … ” (May 11)

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Today’s thought “Your blood be on your own heads” (May 07)

“Your blood be on your own heads” The Apostle Paul frequently encountered conflict as he travelled to different communities preaching the message of the cross. At each place he started by preaching to the Jews in their synagogues. We read today that “he reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath, and tried to persuade Jews and… Read More Today’s thought “Your blood be on your own heads” (May 07)

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Today’s thought “For the LORD your God is testing you” (April 27)

Today’s thought “For the LORD your God is testing you” (April 27) Deuteronomy 13-14, Acts 3-4 Today’s Deuteronomy reading brings to our attention an aspect of God’s dealings with us we need to understand and appreciate. This final message of Moses, we are finding very interesting: in a number of places it contains lessons very appropriate… Read More Today’s thought “For the LORD your God is testing you” (April 27)

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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 “What does the LORD your God require …?” (April 25)

Today’s thought “What does the LORD your God require …?” (April 25) Today’s two chapters in Deuteronomy ‘inspire’ us as we come to the ‘heart’ of Moses’ final message before he dies. And we also have Acts 1 and the final words of Jesus before he ascends to heaven. Deuteronomy 10 records this declaration by… Read More Today’s thought “What does the LORD your God require …?” (April 25)

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Today’s thought “And that by believing you may have life in his nameh” (April 24)

Today’s thought “And that by believing you may have life in his name” (April 24) John 20-21 Today we read the climax and reached the end of the Gospel of John, and what a challenging climax it unfolds to us. These final two chapters are two of the most heart-warming and heart stirring chapters in the… Read More Today’s thought “And that by believing you may have life in his nameh” (April 24)

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