Today’s thought July 9 Reading 2 – Isa 65:16 Invokers of a blessing

“Whoever invokes a blessing in the land will do so by the God of truth; he who takes an oath in the land will swear by the God of truth” (Isa 65:16). “Abraham was told that all nations would bless themselves in his Seed (Psa 72:17). With reference to these superlative truths, Paul declared with… Read More Today’s thought July 9 Reading 2 – Isa 65:16 Invokers of a blessing

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Today’s Thought “God’s servant will succeed! He will be raised up, exalted, highly honoured!” (Weekend of 2020 June 27-28)

In today’s chapter from the Book of Isaiah, we hear about a servant who shall deal prudently, though would be exalted and extolled, and be very high. We have a twofold aspect of Messiah in sufferings and glory. “ Behold, my servant shall deal wisely, he shall be exalted and lifted up, and shall be… Read More Today’s Thought “God’s servant will succeed! He will be raised up, exalted, highly honoured!” (Weekend of 2020 June 27-28)

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Today’s Thought “Has God given you a tongue to speak?” (June 25)

“5 The Lord Jehovah hath opened mine ear, and I was not rebellious, neither turned away backward. 6 I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair; I hid not my face from shame and spitting.” (Isa 50:5-6 ASV) The prophets of God, like Isaiah, Jeremiah and… Read More Today’s Thought “Has God given you a tongue to speak?” (June 25)

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Today’s Thought “To whom will ye liken me, and make me equal, and compare me, that we may be like? ” (June 22)

We continue our thought about man making himself a god or worshipping more than one god. In today’s reading of Isaiah 46 and 47 Jehovah God asks the house of Jacob, and all the remnant of the house of Israel, which are borne by Him from the belly, which are carried from the womb: “3… Read More Today’s Thought “To whom will ye liken me, and make me equal, and compare me, that we may be like? ” (June 22)

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Today’s Thought “That they may know that there is none besides Jehovah ” (June 21)

All those people in the world who worship in front of graven images should come to know not only that they do that in vain, but that there is no other besides the Adonai, the Elohim Hashem Jehovah. “5  I am Jehovah, and there is none else; besides me there is no God. I will… Read More Today’s Thought “That they may know that there is none besides Jehovah ” (June 21)

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Today’s Thought “Idols are nothing against the first and the last God” (June 20)

In this world, we do find people who adhere to many gods. Lots of idols are worshipped as if they are helping gods. The Divine Creator, the El-Elyon, Isra’el’s King and Redeemer, Adonai–Tzva’ot, the Lord of Armies, the Almighty said: “6 … I am the first, and I am the last; and besides me there… Read More Today’s Thought “Idols are nothing against the first and the last God” (June 20)

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Coronavirus and Closure of the Christadelphian meeting rooms

For weeks now our ecclesiae have been closed for actual gatherings. All of our face-to-face meetings are still cancelled for the time being, though we will take every opportunity to keep in touch and have remote services, via Hangouts, Google Meets and Houseparty. It is not clear how long these social distancing measures will be… Read More Coronavirus and Closure of the Christadelphian meeting rooms

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Today’s Thought “When the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive …” (June 13)

Today’s Thought “When the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive …” (June 13) Today we read the concluding chapters of Peter’s first Epistle. What a challenging message Peter conveys to the “elect exiles of the Dispersion” (1:1). As Paul was the apostle “to the Gentiles” (see Galatians 2:8,9), so Peter is the Apostle to the… Read More Today’s Thought “When the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive …” (June 13)

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Today’s Thought “Receive with meekness the implanted word” (June 07)

Today’s Thought “Receive with meekness the implanted word” (June 07) Today we started reading the challenging epistle of James which is so full of practical advice for living a Christ-like life. Paul says that when he later visited Jerusalem he “saw none of the other apostles except James the Lord’s brother” (Galatians 1:19), so we… Read More Today’s Thought “Receive with meekness the implanted word” (June 07)

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Today’s Thought “Let brotherly love continue” (June 06)

Today’s Thought “Let brotherly love continue” (June 06) As Christadelphians we are brothers and sisters in Christ, which means we should love each other as brothers and sisters, being part of a great family. Whatever might happen in this world we should Keep on loving each other as brothers and sisters. (Hebrews 13:1) The world… Read More Today’s Thought “Let brotherly love continue” (June 06)

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Today’s Thought “Trained by constant practice” (May 31)

Today’s Thought “Trained by constant practice” (May 31) How thought challenging is the letter to the Hebrews; the above quotation particularly challenged us this morning! Paul (?) is telling his Hebrew readers, with their upbringing in ‘knowing’ God’s word that “by this time you ought to be teachers” (5:12) – yet it seems clear they… Read More Today’s Thought “Trained by constant practice” (May 31)

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Today’s Thought “Refresh my heart in Christ” (May 29)

Today’s Thought “Refresh my heart in Christ” (May 29) Paul, in writing to Philemon whom he has converted to Christ some time earlier, describes himself as “a prisoner for Christ Jesus” (verse 1). He says to him “brother, I want some benefit from you in the Lord. Refresh my heart in Christ” (verse 20). Paul… Read More Today’s Thought “Refresh my heart in Christ” (May 29)

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Today’s Thought “I remember you constantly in my prayers” (May 25)

Today’s Thought “I remember you constantly in my prayers” (May 25) Today we started reading the final epistle that Paul wrote, his second letter to Timothy. The spiritual relationship he had developed with him is an example to us of the relationship we should aim to develop with fellow believers; surely we should remember each… Read More Today’s Thought “I remember you constantly in my prayers” (May 25)

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Today’s Thought “Flee these things” (May 24)

Today’s Thought “Flee these things” (May 24) The Apostle Paul concludes his first letter to “his son” (Philippians 2:22). Timothy with a survey of the problems and bad influences amongst some of the believers. He stresses the things he should teach adding, “If anyone teaches a different doctrine and does not agree with the sound… Read More Today’s Thought “Flee these things” (May 24)

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Today’s thought “Godly and dignified” (May 22)

Today’s thought “Godly and dignified” (May 22) We live in a world where those in authority are constantly being challenged. Where democracy is practised, elections become public confrontations. An earnest and committed Bible believer has feelings of dismay. What attitudes should they take? In the early days of our community, the pioneers were confronted in… Read More Today’s thought “Godly and dignified” (May 22)

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Today’s thought “Inflicting vengeance on those who do not know God” (May 20)

Today’s thought “Inflicting vengeance on those who do not know God” (May 20) My thoughts today arose largely from the challenging words of Paul in the first two chapters of his second letter to the Thessalonians. Let us appreciate that when the lessons in God’s word are particularly challenging to us and we struggle to… Read More Today’s thought “Inflicting vengeance on those who do not know God” (May 20)

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Today’s thought “Establish your hearts blameless” (May 18)

Today’s thought “Establish your hearts blameless” (May 18) Joshua 2, 1 Thessalonians 3-4,  Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians inspires us! The believers there gave Paul inspiration; they were the ones he found he had the least to worry about – of their walk in Christ. His third chapter ends, “may the Lord make you… Read More Today’s thought “Establish your hearts blameless” (May 18)

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Today’s thought “… God who tests our hearts” (May 17)

Today’s thought “… God who tests our hearts” (May 17) Paul makes a very instructive point in his first letter to the Thessalonians that we started reading today. Paul was greatly encouraged by the believers there and had many positive things to say about them – rather a contrast to his letters to the Corinthians.… Read More Today’s thought “… God who tests our hearts” (May 17)

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Today’s thought “Covetousness, which is idolatry” (May 16)

Today’s thought “Covetousness, which is idolatry” (May 16) Deuteronomy 33-34, Colossians 3-4 Today we read the last two chapters of Colossians – and also the last two in Deuteronomy which feature Moses final words – and then God buried him, his work for God was completed. Paul is in chains, as the last verse of… Read More Today’s thought “Covetousness, which is idolatry” (May 16)

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