Today’s thought “That is not the way you learned Christ” (April 6)

Today’s thought “That is not the way you learned Christ” (April 6) The chapters in Ephesians today are a passionate plea by Paul to the believers there to see their behaviour does not slip back to what it was before they believed in Christ. Life in those days, like life today was full of distractions,… Read More Today’s thought “That is not the way you learned Christ” (April 6)

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Today’s thought “… in a spirit of gentleness” (April 4)

Today’s thought “… in a spirit of gentleness” (April 4) There is little, and maybe no “gentleness” in today’s godless world! We saw, as we completed reading Paul’s letter to the Galatians, that, after listing “the works of the flesh” (5:19-21) and warning that all who continued to practice any of them “will not inherit… Read More Today’s thought “… in a spirit of gentleness” (April 4)

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Today’s thought “Anguish of childbirth until …” (April 3)

Today’s thought “Anguish of childbirth until …” (April 3) Paul in writing to the Galatians asks, “Who has bewitched you” (3:1) because many had been persuaded to follow the observances of the Mosaic law. We read about this yesterday and the seriousness of this is emphasised today as we read more about this problem. But… Read More Today’s thought “Anguish of childbirth until …” (April 3)

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Today’s thought “Turning to a different gospel” (April 2)

Today’s thought “Turning to a different gospel” (April 2) In the opening chapter of his letter to the Galatians Paul writes of his astonishment “that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel” (1:6). He goes on to say that “if anyone… Read More Today’s thought “Turning to a different gospel” (April 2)

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Today’s thought “Foreboding of what is coming on the world” (March 29)

Today’s thought “Foreboding of what is coming on the world” (March 29) Foreboding is not a word we use much these days, the dictionary says it means – ‘have a premonition of something evil or harmful’. Jesus used it (as translated by the ESV) in our reading today (Luke 21:26) in forecasting, just before he… Read More Today’s thought “Foreboding of what is coming on the world” (March 29)

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Today’s thought “Servants” and “citizens” (March 27)

Today’s thought “Servants” and “citizens” (March 27) In Luke 19 we read that Jesus “proceeded to tell a parable … because they supposed that the kingdom of God was to appear immediately. He said therefore, ‘A nobleman (Jesus) went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom and then return’” (verses 11,12). We… Read More Today’s thought “Servants” and “citizens” (March 27)

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Today’s thought “Ask and it will be given you” (March 20)

Today’s thought “Ask and it will be given you” (March 20) It sounds too good to be true, “ask and it will be given you”! These were the words of Jesus we read today in Luke 11:9. This invitation was given after the Lord taught his disciples how to pray – in the familiar words… Read More Today’s thought “Ask and it will be given you” (March 20)

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How should we worship God? #6 Preachers and Teachers

Preachers and Teachers There is one Scriptural requirement, not observed nowadays in many churches, concerning those who are to teach and preach in a congregation when there are both men and women present. Because of what happened in Eden, the apostle Paul explains that it is men who are now charged with the responsibility of… Read More How should we worship God? #6 Preachers and Teachers

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How should we worship God? #5 Congregational Worship

Congregational Worship Paul does not spend time in this letter explaining how worship should be arranged, but he does this in other letters. For example, in his letters to the believers at Corinth he deals with problems they were having in their communal worship. It is something to watch out for as you are reading… Read More How should we worship God? #5 Congregational Worship

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