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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Today’s thought “… but those invited are not worthy” (July 21)

Today’s thought “… but those invited are not worthy” (July 21) One of the more challenging parables of Jesus is in today’s Matthew 22. Jesus says his kingdom “may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son” (verse 2). The “wedding” will see the commencement of the total transformation of… Read More Today’s thought “… but those invited are not worthy” (July 21)

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Today’s thought “A people producing its fruits” (July 20)

Today’s thought “A people producing its fruits” (July 20) Jesus taught saying, “I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people producing its fruits” (Matthew 21:43). The life of Jesus was reaching its climax when he said this in the last of several parables in today’s… Read More Today’s thought “A people producing its fruits” (July 20)

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Today’s thought “Is it lawful to divorce … for any cause” (July 18)

Today’s thought “Is it lawful to divorce … for any cause” (July 18) Our reading in Matthew’s Gospel tells us how the Pharisees came up to Jesus “and tested him by asking, ‘Is it lawful to divorce one’s wife for any cause?” The religious groups were at odds between themselves in their efforts to impose… Read More Today’s thought “Is it lawful to divorce … for any cause” (July 18)

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Today’s thought “Rise and have no fear” (July 16)

Today’s thought “Rise and have no fear” (July 16) What must it have been like to be one of the disciples of Jesus! The unexpected was always happening – and sometimes it was way beyond human experience. The end of yesterday’s chapter 16 in Matthew has a strange statement by Jesus, “Truly, I say unto… Read More Today’s thought “Rise and have no fear” (July 16)

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Today’s thought July 15 Reading 3 – Matthew 16:24-26 Denial of self

I think it wouldn’t be going too far to say that there IS a discernible reason for every commandment which we are given… and that that reason leads, without too much delay or detour, right back to the Atonement. Christ’s sacrifice is not just about blood, and sweat, and tears… and it is not just… Read More Today’s thought July 15 Reading 3 – Matthew 16:24-26 Denial of self

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Today’s thought “… in vain do they worship me” (July 14)

Today’s thought “… in vain do they worship me” (July 14) The religious leaders in Israel in the time of Jesus were zealous in their rituals of worship: the same can be said of the main forms of Christianity down through the centuries. Today in Matthew 15 we see how Jesus confronted the “Pharisees and… Read More Today’s thought “… in vain do they worship me” (July 14)

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Today’s thought July 13 Reading 3 – Matthew 14

Matthew 14 presents a remarkable contrast between the two feasts: There is Herod’s feast — which is sumptuous, attended by captains and kings, and the entertainment is provided by a “strange woman”. It is a feast of death — for a righteous man is slain on a whim. Then there is Christ’s feast — which… Read More Today’s thought July 13 Reading 3 – Matthew 14

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Today’s thought July 11 Reading 3 – Matthew 12:50

“For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother” (Mat 12:50). “There are many writers and perhaps even some thinkers who would readily fall into error if asked to describe the true Christadelphian. In the Brotherhood there has been a very natural tendency to put the emphasis… Read More Today’s thought July 11 Reading 3 – Matthew 12:50

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Today’s thought July 10 Reading 3 – Matthew 11:4-6: Good news preached to the poor

“Jesus replied, ‘Go back and report to John what you hear and see: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor” (Mat 11:4,5). Jesus is healing those people who previously would have been excluded… Read More Today’s thought July 10 Reading 3 – Matthew 11:4-6: Good news preached to the poor

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Today’s thought “… and learn from me” (July 10)

Today’s thought “… and learn from me” (July 10) The final verses of Matthew 11 are easy to read, but they are also profound – and demand our meditative understanding. Jesus declares, in apparent prayer to his Father (from verse 25), “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these… Read More Today’s thought “… and learn from me” (July 10)

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Today’s thought “For everyone who …” (July 6)

Today’s thought “For everyone who …” (July 6) Our chapter in Matthew today unfolds to reveal powerful personal lessons – principles we must live by! Jesus says, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the… Read More Today’s thought “For everyone who …” (July 6)

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Today’s thought “You therefore must be perfect” (July 4)

Today’s thought “You therefore must be perfect” (July 4) The above quotation is how today’s Matthew 5 ends. This chapter is normally called ‘the Sermon on the Mount’. It has been portrayed in films as Jesus teaching a whole crowd of people – but that is the opposite to what the text actually says; an… Read More Today’s thought “You therefore must be perfect” (July 4)

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Today’s Thought “Friendship with the world …” (June 09)

“Friendship with the world …” (June 9) The letter of James is full of challenging spiritual statements. Many are applicable to the world which surrounds us. James was writing at the time when Jerusalem was about to be destroyed as his half-brother (our Lord) had warned. The great majority had rejected the divine message, it… Read More Today’s Thought “Friendship with the world …” (June 09)

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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 “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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