The London Standing Committee and Military Service

From our writings more than 100 years ago. The London Standing Committee This body came into existence in December, 1915, during the course of the Great War. With the threat of enforced Military Service impending, the Clapham Ecclesia deemed it prudent to form a Committee composed of London Brethren to watch the situation, and to… Read More The London Standing Committee and Military Service

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Today’s thought “That we may see and believe” (February 19)

Today’s thought “That we may see and believe” (February 19) What causes belief – real conviction of belief? Well, it depends what you want to believe; what you see you need to believe! If someone cries ‘Fire’ – you lose no time in acting to verify if the cry is genuine – and seeing what… Read More Today’s thought “That we may see and believe” (February 19)

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Today’s thought “God is our refuge and strength” (January 26)

Today’s thought “God is our refuge and strength” (January 26) Just as parts of the Psalms, such as 22:1 and 16:10,11 foreshadowed events and sayings in the mortal life of our Lord, so Psalms 46 and 47 we read today can be seen as portraying the awesome events at and after the time of his… Read More Today’s thought “God is our refuge and strength” (January 26)

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Today’s thought “Lift up your eyes and see – God shall know it” (January 18)

In today’s reading Genesis 31 we hear about a dream of Jacob and him knowing that the father of Rachel and Leah did not regarded him with favour as he did before. But he also knew that the God of his father had been with him all the time (verse 4-5) In this chapter of… Read More Today’s thought “Lift up your eyes and see – God shall know it” (January 18)

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Today’s thought “I never knew you” (January 5)

Today’s thought “I never knew you” (January 5) There are some really challenging sayings of Jesus in the first twenty-seven verses of Matthew 7 today. Then his comment in verses 28,29 jumps out at us. “When Jesus finished these sayings, the crowds were astonished at his teaching, for he was teaching them as one who… Read More Today’s thought “I never knew you” (January 5)

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Today’s thought “Asking God to arise against the enemies” (January 03)

Today we listen to a prayer and a passionate song of David with Psalm 6 & 7. Facing several problems David took refuge and asked God to save him from each of his persecutors (Psalm 7:1-2) David asks the Adonai, Who commanded judgment and vindication, to arise in His anger against the fury or rage… Read More Today’s thought “Asking God to arise against the enemies” (January 03)

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Today’s thought “The vision of the branch and unleashing judgment upon the whole ear” (December 22)

Though in the vision of today’s reading in the Book of Zechariah, the wickedness of Judah is contained and sent far away to Babylon, where it is not only tolerated but is worshipped, Zechariah’s prophecy also gives us an inspiring look into the future when those who “endure” will “reign with the king in Zion”.… Read More Today’s thought “The vision of the branch and unleashing judgment upon the whole ear” (December 22)

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Today’s thought “Latter glory of the house of God shall be greater than the former” (December 18)

On the 21st day of the 7th month (Av = July-August), the prophet Haggai gave a second message from the Eternal. (Haggai 2:1) He asked about Zerubbabel (Shealtiel’s son and Judah’s governor), Joshua (Jehozadak’s son and the high priest), and all those who returned from exile, or any of them still living who saw how… Read More Today’s thought “Latter glory of the house of God shall be greater than the former” (December 18)

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Today’s thought “What sorrow awaits rebellious people” (December 17)

Yesterday we read how all were required to gather together, even the shameful nation, before the decree of God takes effect and that day passes like windblown chaff, before the Lord’s fierce anger comes upon us, before the day of the Lord’s wrath comes upon you. (Zephania 2:1-2) By the prophecy of Zephania and other… Read More Today’s thought “What sorrow awaits rebellious people” (December 17)

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Today’s thought “The burning anger of the LORD” (December 16)

What ominous warnings do we read in today’s chapter in Zephaniah! They are a sequel to what we read yesterday – they are a challenge for us to act to make sure we are on the Lord’s side – now! Hopefully all those who read and know their Bibles are already in the process of… Read More Today’s thought “The burning anger of the LORD” (December 16)

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Today’s thought “The Eternal One going to wipe the face of the earth clean” (December 15)

The Eternal One Devar Hashem Jehovah brought a message for the whole world. Jehovah God gave it to a man named Zephaniah when Josiah (Amon’s son) was the king of Judah. Zephaniah’s father was Cushi, the son of Gedaliah (Amariah’s son and a descendant of a commoner named Hezekiah). (Zephaniah 1:1) Eternal One said He… Read More Today’s thought “The Eternal One going to wipe the face of the earth clean” (December 15)

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Today’s thought “That by it you may grow up into salvation” (December 12)

“That you may grow up into salvation” We meditate thoughtfully on Peter’s first letter: he was writing to the “elect exiles of the Dispersion” (1:1) – primarily Jews – as James (1:1) had also done “To the twelve tribes in the Dispersion” (1:1). Peter names them as being in “Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia”… Read More Today’s thought “That by it you may grow up into salvation” (December 12)

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Today’s thought “Call to listen to God ” (December 08)

Daily bible Readings for December 8: Job 10; Micah 6; James 2 Today for the fourth time we come to read in Micah’s prophecy that the city leaders and general population of Judah are called to “listen up” (Micah 1:2; 3:1; 3:9; 6:1). Each time the prophet has something very important to say to those… Read More Today’s thought “Call to listen to God ” (December 08)

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Today’s thought “They do not understand” (December 6)

But those who are diligent readers of God’s word do understand! Our heading is quoted from the prophet Micah – and his words contain things we can relate to in our own days. Chapters 3 and 4 today are quite remarkable. First, the message which God gave him about the godlessness of his days is… Read More Today’s thought “They do not understand” (December 6)

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Today’s thought “The Eternal God is willing to change His decision to unleash destruction” (December 2)

In the Daily Bible Readings of yesterday we read in Jonah 1 how one day the word of the Eternal One came to the prophet Jonah (Amittai’s son). He called Jonah to Nineveh, but being afraid to go to that ‘doomed place’ he goes instead to Tarshish, a great and wealthy city on the coast… Read More Today’s thought “The Eternal God is willing to change His decision to unleash destruction” (December 2)

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