Today’s thought “I know your works” (December 22)

Today we completed reading the letters to the seven ecclesias that are featured in Revelation 2,3. Each letter begins with the declaration by Christ, “I know your works”. The ecclesias which received the greatest commendations for their works are the ones experiencing the greatest trials! This is ‘food’ for careful thought: let’s meditate on the… Read More Today’s thought “I know your works” (December 22)

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Today’s thought “Standing up for the faith” (December 20)

In this world where more people are interested in worldly matters, mostly material matters, having not much fertile ground for spiritual matters, it is not always easy for a follower of Christ to stand firm in the faith. The apostle Jude felt he had to write to his fellow brethren to ask them to stand… Read More Today’s thought “Standing up for the faith” (December 20)

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Today’s thought “What sort of people ought you to be …” (December 15)

As Peter completes his second letter he asks a question “Since all these things are thus to be dissolved what sort of people ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness, waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of the Lord …” (3:11,12). What is to be dissolved? He writes that… Read More Today’s thought “What sort of people ought you to be …” (December 15)

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Today’s thought “Inspired to a sincere and pure way of thinking” (December 15)

In his second letter the apostle Peter writes to those that have obtained a like precious faith with him and his fellow apostles in the righteousness of their God and the Saviour Jesus Christ. (2 Peter 3:1) He writes that in both of his letters he tried to inspire his brethren and sisters to a… Read More Today’s thought “Inspired to a sincere and pure way of thinking” (December 15)

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Today’s thought “Darker days, presents and Love for others” (December 13)

Yesterday we mentioned the difficulties that we, Christadelphians, but also the Jeshuaists and Jews may experience in Belgium and France, and how we must always respond positively to that resistance. We must, above all, avoid the negativeness towards us through our positive, loving attitude. As Christadelphians, like Jeshuaists, are real Christians, or followers of Christ… Read More Today’s thought “Darker days, presents and Love for others” (December 13)

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Today’s thought “About our attitude opposite others” (December 12)

In this world there may be lots of unkind speech, gossip, slander, but we as followers of Christ should get rid of all such evil behaviour. Be done with all deceit, hypocrisy, jealousy, and all wrong and insulting language. (1 Peter 2:1) When we are Christadelphians or when we say we are a Christian, we should… Read More Today’s thought “About our attitude opposite others” (December 12)

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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 “Events as yet unseen” (December 4)

“Faith is … the conviction of things not seen” is how Hebrews 11 starts. It is a familiar chapter to all regular Bible readers; it selects examples of men and women who have lived by faith, it praises them for this. They lived with a God given vision of “events as yet unseen”. Certain things… Read More Today’s thought “Events as yet unseen” (December 4)

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Today’s thought “He is able to save to the uttermost” (December 1)

Hebrews 7 highlights the historic role of Melchizedek who is described as “priest of the Most High God” to whom “Abraham apportioned a tenth part of everything” (verses 1,2; see Genesis 22:17). He is described as “resembling the Son of God he continues a priest forever” (verse 3). The chapter proceeds to describe how Jesus… Read More Today’s thought “He is able to save to the uttermost” (December 1)

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Today’s thought “Your throne, O God, is forever” (November 29)

Today’s thought “Your throne, O God, is forever” (November 29) We read today – in Hebrews 1 – which is one of the only two places where Jesus is called ‘god’ – and we have made this our caption today. Why is Jesus called “god”? We look at the context and it becomes clear that… Read More Today’s thought “Your throne, O God, is forever” (November 29)

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Today’s thought “Great the mystery of godliness” (November 21)

Great the mystery of godliness 16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness; [a]He who was manifested in the flesh, Justified in the spirit, Seen of angels, Preached among the [b]nations, Believed on in the world, Received up in glory. {1 Timothy 3:16 American Standard Version (ASV)   It can rightfully be called an… Read More Today’s thought “Great the mystery of godliness” (November 21)

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Today’s thought “To this end we always pray” (November 19)

Today’s thought “To this end we always pray” (November 19) Paul’s second letter to the Thessalonians portrays details of some of the dramas that will occur at the return of Christ. He stresses how the enemies of God will be destroyed “when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with his mighty angels in flaming… Read More Today’s thought “To this end we always pray” (November 19)

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Today’s thought “The breastplate of faith” (November 18)

Today’s thought “The breastplate of faith” (November 18) Some of the verses in the final chapter of Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians are really appropriate for conditions we live in today. The chapters in Nehemiah are also full of lessons, showing his dedicated effort, despite all kinds of distraction and opposition. He led the… Read More Today’s thought “The breastplate of faith” (November 18)

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Today’s thought “The people had a mind to work” (November 17)

Today’s thought “The people had a mind to work” (November 17) Yesterday we started reading the inspiring book of Nehemiah. It is inspiring because it shows there is no limit to what can be achieved in serving the LORD when there is genuine dedication. We read, “the people had a mind to work” (4:6) to… Read More Today’s thought “The people had a mind to work” (November 17)

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Today’s thought “… who delivers us from the wrath to come” (November 16)

Today’s thought “… who delivers us from the wrath to come” (November 16) Nehemiah 3 is a wonderful illustration of the team work Nehemiah inspired – for the rebuilding of the broken down walls of Jerusalem. But what of the broken down walls of this world – that has allowed godlessness to come flooding in!… Read More Today’s thought “… who delivers us from the wrath to come” (November 16)

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Today’s thought “Rooted and built up in him” (November 14)

Today’s thought “Rooted and built up in him” (November 14) Colossians 2 contains some inspiringly positive points from Paul – we need to fully absorb these to spur us on – into becoming more and more like Christ. Paul tells them that although he is not with them physically, “I am with you in spirit,… Read More Today’s thought “Rooted and built up in him” (November 14)

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Today’s thought “Until they acknowledge their guilt” (November 8)

Today’s thought “Until they acknowledge their guilt” (November 8) Today we started reading the book of Ezra. It begins by telling us that “the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he made a proclamation” (verse 1) that the Lord has “charged me to build … him a house (Temple)… Read More Today’s thought “Until they acknowledge their guilt” (November 8)

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Today’s thought “Showing the Gospel, teaching publicly and from house to house,” (November 07)

Today’s thought “Showing the Gospel, teaching publicly and from house to house,” (November 07) In the 3rd reading of today we listen to the apostle Paul who from the first day that he set foot in Asia, served the Lord Most High God and His sent one, in all humility of mind, and with many… Read More Today’s thought “Showing the Gospel, teaching publicly and from house to house,” (November 07)

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