Today’s thought “The gospel … the power of God” (July 28)

Today’s thought “The gospel … the power of God” (July 28) Paul in writing to the Romans speaks about “the power of God”. But he is not referring to physical power such as will be shown at the time Jesus returns when the greatest earthquake ever (Revelation 16:18) and other terrible events occur. God gave… Read More Today’s thought “The gospel … the power of God” (July 28)

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Today’s thought “Your name will be magnified forever” (July 22)

Today’s thought “Your name will be magnified forever” (July 22) It feels as if we could fill a book with the thoughts that arise from our three chapters today! However, 2 Samuel 7 is surely the most heart-warming and challenging! David, now king and reigning from Jerusalem, decides he should build a house, that is,… Read More Today’s thought “Your name will be magnified forever” (July 22)

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Christus in Profetie #14 De Psalmen (8) – Psalm 34 God beschermt wie op Hem vertrouwt

In de tijd van David en Jezus werden misdadigers aan een paal opgehangen tot ter dood. In bepaalde psalmen vinden wij verwijzingen naar Jezus levenseinde en horen wij over vertrouwen dat in God kan gesteld worden. Zowel David als de zoon van David, Jezus Christus stelden hun vertrouwen op de God van Israël.… Read More Christus in Profetie #14 De Psalmen (8) – Psalm 34 God beschermt wie op Hem vertrouwt

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Today’s thought “I have obeyed” (July 3)

Today’s thought “I have obeyed” (July 3) King Saul was highly successful in destroying the Amalekites, but we note what Samuel said to him (1 Samuel 15:1-3) before he did this! After giving him the reasons why the Amalekites should be destroyed, Samuel tells him, “Now go and strike Amalek, and devote to destruction all… Read More Today’s thought “I have obeyed” (July 3)

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Today’s Thought “To endure our trials and straighten up” (June 05)

To endure our trials and straighten up The previous days we have read  about all these great people who died in faith. We also got to see that they did not get [receive] the things that God promised His people, but they saw them coming far in the future [L from afar] and were glad [welcomed/greeted… Read More Today’s Thought “To endure our trials and straighten up” (June 05)

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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 “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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Today’ Thought “The word … is at work in you believers” (May 17)

“The word … is at work in you believers” As we started reading Paul’s letters to the Thessalonians we cannot help but be arrested in mind – and feel challenged by Paul’s perception of the spirit among the believers there. Paul had “charged (them) to walk in a manner worthy of God, who calls you… Read More Today’ Thought “The word … is at work in you believers” (May 17)

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Today’s thought “The haughtiness of man shall be humbled” (May 13)

Today’s thought “The haughtiness of man shall be humbled” (May 13) We have three most instructive chapters today. In Deuteronomy 30 Moses continues his final message of encouragement to his people – that the Lord “will bring you into the land that your fathers possessed, that you may possess it. And he will make you more… Read More Today’s thought “The haughtiness of man shall be humbled” (May 13)

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Today’s Thought “God who knows the heart …” (May 05)

“God who knows the heart …” Today we read about a conference of a serious nature that took place in Jerusalem among the disciples and other principal brethren; it was about problems that had arisen among the believers. Some of the Pharisees who were now believers in Christ were saying that the Gentiles whom Paul… Read More Today’s Thought “God who knows the heart …” (May 05)

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Das Leben in der Pandemie #2 Weisheit

Fortsetzung von: Das Leben in der Pandemie #1 Hilfe in diesen unruhigen Zeiten Das Leben in der Pandemie Ian Sampson (Pinetown, Südafrika) Übersetzung: Natascha Ramsden Teil 2 Weisheit Seit Beginn der Pandemie sind zwei große ,Götter‘ zum Vorschein gekommen, die uns den Weg weisen sollen – Politiker und Wis­senschaftler. Jeden Tag erzählt uns irgendein Politiker… Read More Das Leben in der Pandemie #2 Weisheit

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Christus in Profetie #13 De psalmen (7) Psalm 89 – Een beroep op Gods belofte

“Toen zei Ik : zie, hier ben Ik, in de boekrol staat van mij geschreven” Psalm 89 – Een beroep op Gods belofte Het begin van Psalm 89 leest als een dankgebed voor Gods trouw aan Zijn beloften, in het bijzonder Gods belofte aan koning David. Het boek Samuël beschrijft hoe er vrede kwam en… Read More Christus in Profetie #13 De psalmen (7) Psalm 89 – Een beroep op Gods belofte

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Das Leben in der Pandemie #1 Hilfe in diesen unruhigen Zeiten

Das Leben in der Pandemie Ian Sampson (Pinetown, Südafrika) Übersetzung: Natascha Ramsden Furcht und Weisheit sind eine Hilfe in diesen unruhigen Zeiten Eines meiner letzten Vortragsthemen lautete „Den Verstand be­wahren in einer verrückten Welt“. Ich hielt ihn, bevor die Worte „Coronavirus“ und „COVID-19“ bekannt wurden und doch hat er jetzt mehr Relevanz als zu jedem… Read More Das Leben in der Pandemie #1 Hilfe in diesen unruhigen Zeiten

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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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Extra memorizing Scripture-verses Deuteronomy 4:1-2 Don’t add a word to what Jehovah God commands you, and don’t remove a word from it

4 1 And now, O Israel, hearken unto the statutes and unto the ordinances, which I teach you, to do them; that ye may live, and go in and possess the land which Jehovah, the God of your fathers, giveth you. 2 Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye… Read More Extra memorizing Scripture-verses Deuteronomy 4:1-2 Don’t add a word to what Jehovah God commands you, and don’t remove a word from it

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Today’s thought “His greatness is unsearchable” (March 21)

Today’s thought “His greatness is unsearchable” (March 21) We are coming to the end of reading the Psalms. David’s perceptions and praise of God appears to reach ever greater proportions. Psalm 145 starts, “I will extol you, my God and King … Every day I will bless you and praise your name”. Let us start… Read More Today’s thought “His greatness is unsearchable” (March 21)

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