Today’s thought: Paul’s defence before Agrippa (November 10)

(An excerpt from Beginning at Jerusalem, by Brother John M. Hellawell, page 317) “Paul now asks the key question which was the difficulty with which Festus struggled during the earlier hearing, when Paul affirmed that the Jesus of Nazareth whom the authorities had executed was alive again (25:19). “Why should any of you consider it… Read More Today’s thought: Paul’s defence before Agrippa (November 10)

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Angels influencing and presenting cooperation with divine intentions

2 Kings Chapter 10 + 30 And Yahweh said unto Jehu, Because thou hast done well in executing that which is right in mine eyes, and hast done unto the house of Ahab according to all that was in mine heart, thy children of the fourth generation shall sit on the throne of Israel. ‘…a… Read More Angels influencing and presenting cooperation with divine intentions

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Today’s thought “… no more stubbornly follow …” (July 13)

Today’s thought “… no more stubbornly follow …” (July 13) As we read more of the remarkable testimony of Jeremiah we come across some brief glimpses of the ultimate future time of glory. In today’s chapter we read, “At that time Jerusalem shall be called the throne of the LORD, and all nations shall gather… Read More Today’s thought “… no more stubbornly follow …” (July 13)

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Deuteronomy for Disciples – Deuteronomy 27

(An excerpt from Deuteronomy for Disciples by Alfred Nicholls) The Divine account records only the cursings, and for a good reason, or so it seems to us: on the threshold of inheritance of the blessings it was the consequences of disobedience, every aspect of which described here was distinctively Canaanitish, which needed spelling out clearly.… Read More Deuteronomy for Disciples – Deuteronomy 27

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Today’s thought “Do not harm … until” (December 24)

Our readings in the book of Revelation lead to a description of the ultimate climax of human history – we read of visions, largely, but not entirely, in symbol, picturing God’s judgements. It is a time for opening “the book of life” (3:5; 13:8; 17:8; 20:12,15; 21:27). The seventh and only other reference to “the… Read More Today’s thought “Do not harm … until” (December 24)

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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 “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 “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 “Disaster is going forth from nation to nation” (August 4)

Today’s thought “Disaster is going forth from nation to nation” (August 4) Today’s Jeremiah 25 is very disturbing. The prophet is receiving visions from God of future events, some of the visions include a future then far distant. God’s judgements are about to fall on Jerusalem. Jeremiah is told “this whole land shall become a… Read More Today’s thought “Disaster is going forth from nation to nation” (August 4)

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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 “Wickedness burns like a fire” (May 19)

“Wickedness burns like a fire” Isaiah 9 Isaiah has a blunt and challenging message for his people in today’s chapter 9 – it is rather in contrast to the positive picture we read in Joshua 19 where the people cross the Jordan into the promised land. Isaiah says, “For wickedness burns like a fire” (verse… Read More Today’s thought “Wickedness burns like a fire” (May 19)

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