Today’s thought “For you created all things” (December 22)

Today we completed reading in Revelation the letters to the seven ecclesias: they are quite diverse from one another, but we see them as being representative of the spirituality within different communities of believers down through all ages. We cannot help put sense that the last named (Laodicea) is representative of all too many of… Read More Today’s thought “For you created all things” (December 22)

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Today’s thought “I know your works” (December 22)

Today we completed reading the letters to the seven ecclesias that are featured in Revelation 2,3. Each letter begins with the declaration by Christ, “I know your works”. The ecclesias which received the greatest commendations for their works are the ones experiencing the greatest trials! This is ‘food’ for careful thought: let’s meditate on the… Read More Today’s thought “I know your works” (December 22)

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Today’s thought “Standing up for the faith” (December 20)

In this world where more people are interested in worldly matters, mostly material matters, having not much fertile ground for spiritual matters, it is not always easy for a follower of Christ to stand firm in the faith. The apostle Jude felt he had to write to his fellow brethren to ask them to stand… Read More Today’s thought “Standing up for the faith” (December 20)

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Today’s thought “Who is able to … and to present you” (December 20)

Today we read the 25 verses of the epistle of Jude. He describes himself as the brother of James. It is reasonable to conclude this James is the one who is the chief spokesman of the believers in Jerusalem (Acts 15:13) and are both sons of Mary, the mother of Jesus. Judging by the urgency… Read More Today’s thought “Who is able to … and to present you” (December 20)

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Today’s thought “Be strong and courageous, and do the work” (December 18)

Today’s 2nd Bible reading describes the coming glory of God’s House, but the people are defiled. Nevertheless, God promises a future blessing with Zerubbabel chosen like God’s signet ring. Zerubbabel being picked out by the God of armies as His servant, who will be like a ring that has God His royal mark on it.… Read More Today’s thought “Be strong and courageous, and do the work” (December 18)

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Today’s thought “Inspired to a sincere and pure way of thinking” (December 15)

In his second letter the apostle Peter writes to those that have obtained a like precious faith with him and his fellow apostles in the righteousness of their God and the Saviour Jesus Christ. (2 Peter 3:1) He writes that in both of his letters he tried to inspire his brethren and sisters to a… Read More Today’s thought “Inspired to a sincere and pure way of thinking” (December 15)

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Today’s thought “If these qualities are yours” (December 14)

Ah, that little word – “IF”! Our quotation above is from 2 Peter 1. Today we read Peter’s final message as he realises he is soon to die. It is a time when he sees much evil growing and false believers coming to the fore who “promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves of… Read More Today’s thought “If these qualities are yours” (December 14)

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Today’s thought “Darker days, presents and Love for others” (December 13)

Yesterday we mentioned the difficulties that we, Christadelphians, but also the Jeshuaists and Jews may experience in Belgium and France, and how we must always respond positively to that resistance. We must, above all, avoid the negativeness towards us through our positive, loving attitude. As Christadelphians, like Jeshuaists, are real Christians, or followers of Christ… Read More Today’s thought “Darker days, presents and Love for others” (December 13)

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Today’s thought “About our attitude opposite others” (December 12)

In this world there may be lots of unkind speech, gossip, slander, but we as followers of Christ should get rid of all such evil behaviour. Be done with all deceit, hypocrisy, jealousy, and all wrong and insulting language. (1 Peter 2:1) When we are Christadelphians or when we say we are a Christian, we should… Read More Today’s thought “About our attitude opposite others” (December 12)

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Today’s thought “Not by man but With God is the sum total of all wisdom and of all power” (December 10)

From friends you must have it. They may speak wisely but also can utter foolishness. Job tells his friends that they take an attitude as if they know everything. His friends might be the voice of the people. Job warns them that when they die, wisdom will die with them. (Job 12:1-2) In the previous… Read More Today’s thought “Not by man but With God is the sum total of all wisdom and of all power” (December 10)

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Today’s thought “Those following the policies of the wrong leaders and popular people” (December 08)

In this world a lot of people may have it much better than we, but we should not worry about our “lesser situation” but think about the way they might have become wealthy or how they tried to gather and save their money. (Micah 6:12; 14) We might find lots of people who love to… Read More Today’s thought “Those following the policies of the wrong leaders and popular people” (December 08)

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Today’s thought “So we can confidently say …” (December 6)

How many can speak with confidence these days? Certainly politicians can’t, although they often try to sound that way! We read the last chapter of Hebrews today where Paul is emphasising to them the need to be positive in their attitude to the spiritual aspects of life. His first four words are, “Let brotherly love… Read More Today’s thought “So we can confidently say …” (December 6)

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Today’s thought “Events as yet unseen” (December 4)

“Faith is … the conviction of things not seen” is how Hebrews 11 starts. It is a familiar chapter to all regular Bible readers; it selects examples of men and women who have lived by faith, it praises them for this. They lived with a God given vision of “events as yet unseen”. Certain things… Read More Today’s thought “Events as yet unseen” (December 4)

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Today’s thought “The deceitfulness of sin” (November 30)

Today’s thought “The deceitfulness of sin” (November 30) The word ‘sin’ is an obsolete word today, do we ever hear it used in personal conversations? It would only be in a Bible talk and occasionally in discussions between brethren and sisters. What challenges we face in our godless world – but I doubt we ever… Read More Today’s thought “The deceitfulness of sin” (November 30)

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Today’s thought “The grace of God … training us” (November 27)

Today’s thought “The grace of God … training us” (November 27) When I was a child I remember the word Grace as being what was said before a meal, words of thanksgiving and that, up to a point, is what it means. It is a special word in the writings of Paul; have a careful… Read More Today’s thought “The grace of God … training us” (November 27)

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Today’s thought “Equipped for every good work” (November 26)

Today we read the final chapters the Apostle Paul wrote, in which he said, “the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness …” (2 Timothy 4:6-8). His encouragement to… Read More Today’s thought “Equipped for every good work” (November 26)

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Today’s thought “For I know whom I have believed” (November 24)

This is what Paul declared in 2 Timothy (1:12). This is the final letter of Paul’s life and he writes with utter conviction. It becomes obvious as we read these four chapters that Paul is writing from his heart; this is both because of his special affection for Timothy and because he is aware from… Read More Today’s thought “For I know whom I have believed” (November 24)

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