How should we worship God? #5 Congregational Worship

Congregational Worship Paul does not spend time in this letter explaining how worship should be arranged, but he does this in other letters. For example, in his letters to the believers at Corinth he deals with problems they were having in their communal worship. It is something to watch out for as you are reading… Read More How should we worship God? #5 Congregational Worship

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Israel a nation again + The Sign of his Coming

Excerpt from The Sign of his Coming by Sid Levett and Geoff Henstock) “On November 29, 1947 the United Nations General Assembly met to vote on the partitioning of Palestine as recommended in the UNSCOP [United Nations Special Committee on Palestine] majority report. Jews in Palestine and Bible students throughout the world held their breath… Read More Israel a nation again + The Sign of his Coming

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Today’s thought “Who gave you this authority?” (February 15)

Today’s thought “Who gave you this authority?” (February 15) Mark 11 It is necessary for the orderly functioning of life for there to be those in authority to approve and oversee what is to be done. This is essential for the proper functioning of life, but is it so in every case? In particular, is… Read More Today’s thought “Who gave you this authority?” (February 15)

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Signs of the Times – “A Middle East assassination”

Tensions between the USA and Iran escalated towards the end of 2019, culminating early this month with the killing in Iraq of Iran’s second most powerful figure, General Qasem Soleimani, in an American airstrike. President Trump justified his decision to act in this way by claiming that “Soleimani was plotting imminent and sinister attacks on… Read More Signs of the Times – “A Middle East assassination”

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Today’s thought “Plea for Vindication or for Protection against Oppressors” (January 07)

The previous years we here in Belgium did not have it quite easy. In 2012 we got even silenced for some time. It looked like the time of a battle of the greatest and strongest, against such small communities like ours, had started. With the hope to have a bigger community and able to be… Read More Today’s thought “Plea for Vindication or for Protection against Oppressors” (January 07)

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Today’s thought “Allowed to have dominion over the universe” (January 02)

The first Daily Bible Readings of the year tells us about the beginning of everything and how man received the earth. In Genesis 1 we read on the first day of the year how the Unseen Eternal Spirit Being out of nowhere, time, space, and all the living whirl forth, as Elohim or God spoke… Read More Today’s thought “Allowed to have dominion over the universe” (January 02)

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Prayer theme for December: Pray for the coming of the Prince of Peace

When you visit Bethlehem today, you are in a war zone. It is only 10km from Jerusalem, but getting there involves crossing a fortified border, for Bethlehem is in Palestinian territory, in the West Bank. Only tourists can cross this border; Israelis and Palestinians are mainly restricted to their own sides. The forbidding border wall… Read More Prayer theme for December: Pray for the coming of the Prince of Peace

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Today’s thought “If I perish I perish” (November 28)

Today’s thought “If I perish I perish” (November 28) We are reading the dramatic story of Esther. When I was young, around sixty years ago – and a member of the large Melbourne Youth Group – we put on an elaborate presentation of Esther and I played the part of Mordecai. It is the sort… Read More Today’s thought “If I perish I perish” (November 28)

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Today’s thought “Word of the Only One God – To be read and listened at” (November 21)

In the Daily Bible reading of November the 20th we read how Ezra the priest brought the law before the congregation both of men and women, and all who could hear with understanding, upon the first day of the seventh month. Because many could not read Ezra himself read from the scroll of Moses’ laws… Read More Today’s thought “Word of the Only One God – To be read and listened at” (November 21)

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Signs of the times – “Cornish tin found in Israel”

A few months ago a scientific journal, PLOS One, published a remarkable paper written by an international team of scientists – from Germany, Italy, the USA and Israel. They provided the results of their analysis of twenty-seven tin ingots (blocks) found at “well-known sites in the eastern Mediterranean Sea” – some from shipwrecks off the… Read More Signs of the times – “Cornish tin found in Israel”

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Today’s thought “Not stopping doing what is right” (November 5)

Today’s thought “Not stopping doing what is right” (November 5) Throughout the ages there have been times people loved to remember their dead with bringing offers to them. Many times several gods and ghosts were revered. More than once people had forgotten about the Most important Book for life. When Josiah was eight years and… Read More Today’s thought “Not stopping doing what is right” (November 5)

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