Today’s thought “Which is the great commandment …?” (January 20)

Today Matthew’s record of the life of our Lord reveals how events were building up to a climax. Jesus was becoming more challenging in his contact with the Pharisees and Sadducees; he bluntly tells the Sadducees they “are wrong, because you know neither the scriptures nor the power of God” (22:29) in refusing to believe… Read More Today’s thought “Which is the great commandment …?” (January 20)

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Today’s thought “They were indignant” (January 19)

Today’s thought “They were indignant” (January 19) Today’s Matthew 21 is full of drama and thought-challenging incidents. The opposition to Jesus caused by his popularity had reached fever pitch. The religious leaders were afraid to take any action against him because his popularity had become so intense. We read of his triumphal entry into Jerusalem,… Read More Today’s thought “They were indignant” (January 19)

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Concerning talking about prophecy when tragedy is at the doorstep

Our Persian brethren received tragic news the past few days. On Wednesday 2020 January 8, tensions between the US and Iran “contributed” to the downing of flight PS 752 on its way from Tehran to Kiev. The semi-official state outlet Fars News Agency reported that after being informed of the error in the country’s air… Read More Concerning talking about prophecy when tragedy is at the doorstep

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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 “The floods came, and the winds blew …” (January 5)

Today we have the ‘simple’ lessons Jesus taught – they are lessons of life or death; of eternal existence, or oblivion, in an eternal sense – these are the only two alternatives before each of us. Matthew 7 opens out to us the simple but profound teaching of Jesus on the pathways of life that… Read More Today’s thought “The floods came, and the winds blew …” (January 5)

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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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Thought for November 1: To the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.

Today lots of people go to the graves of their beloved. Most of the time of the year they think not about them, but near the end of October they start worrying about graves to be cleaned and think about the dead and ghosts. Yesterday children came along the doors singing “trick or treat” and… Read More Thought for November 1: To the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.

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