Today’s thought “The truth will set you free” (April 16)

Today’s thought “The truth will set you free” (April 16) What did Jesus mean, “The Truth will set you free?” Free from what? John 8 today contains aspects of the teachings of Jesus that we have to think around and put into context to get the correct meaning. The critics of Jesus were usually those… Read More Today’s thought “The truth will set you free” (April 16)

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Today’s thought “An hour is coming when …” (April 13)

Today’s thought “An hour is coming when …” (April 13) In our reading today in John 5, Jesus speaks of the dead hearing his voice! However, note how he says this twice – and the meaning is different! These quotes are in verse 25-29. The first time (verse 25) he says, “I say to you,… Read More Today’s thought “An hour is coming when …” (April 13)

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Additional Bible verses to memorize John 3:20-21 Deeds or works being exposed

We are told that everyone who does evil, addicted to denial and illusion, hates God-light, and will not come into the light or near it, for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But anyone working and living in truth and reality welcomes God-light so the work can be seen for the God-work it is.… Read More Additional Bible verses to memorize John 3:20-21 Deeds or works being exposed

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Today’s thought “As is proper among saints” (April 7)

Today’s thought “As is proper among saints” (April 7) What a challenge it is to realise that all those who really believe in God and Jesus Christ are called “saints”. The Greek word translated as saint, means, “holy, set apart”. Saints set themselves apart from worldly, godless ways of thinking and doing. Paul’s letters are… Read More Today’s thought “As is proper among saints” (April 7)

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Today’s thought “Let us not grow weary of doing good” (April 4)

Today’s thought “Let us not grow weary of doing good” (April 4) There are so many challenging, indeed bad situations, in our world. It was so in Paul’s experiences, as his comment to the Galatians in today’s chapter shows. If any of them are near us – and we can help the situation, we should… Read More Today’s thought “Let us not grow weary of doing good” (April 4)

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Today’s thought “God has sent the spirit of his Son” (April 3)

Today’s thought “God has sent the spirit of his Son” (April 3) In his letter to the Galatians Paul reminds those who have responded to his teaching and become believers – of what they had been previously when they did not know the true God. Some have little trouble in letting previous beliefs and associated… Read More Today’s thought “God has sent the spirit of his Son” (April 3)

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Today’s thought “Using God’s words to justify actions” (April 1-2)

Today’s thought “Using God’s words to justify actions” (April 1-2) How often men use God’s words to justify their actions. (Numbers 16:3) in this godless world we also do find lots of people who say they are Christian, but do not follow the teachings of the Nazarene Jew Jeshua (Jesus Christ) and even have not… Read More Today’s thought “Using God’s words to justify actions” (April 1-2)

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Today’s thought “Bind them on your heart” (March 28)

Today’s thought “Bind them on your heart” (March 28) God’s word again directs our thoughts to the vital importance of our attitude of “heart” as the most vital thing in our thought processes. We saw in Luke recently that Jesus “told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not… Read More Today’s thought “Bind them on your heart” (March 28)

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Today’s thought “A house of prayer” (March 27)

Today’s thought “A house of prayer” (March 27) Our readings in the book of Numbers and the Gospel of Luke include references to cleansing. In Numbers we read yesterday how they consecrated the tabernacle now that it had been set up, offerings were made by each of the twelve tribes. It was about to be… Read More Today’s thought “A house of prayer” (March 27)

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Today’s thought “Let the wise hear and increase in …” (March 23)

Today’s thought “Let the wise hear and increase in …” (March 23) Today we started reading the proverbs of Solomon and the opening chapters in particular, are really heart challenging. “Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance, to understand a proverb and a saying, the words of… Read More Today’s thought “Let the wise hear and increase in …” (March 23)

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Today’s thought “One’s life does not consist in …” (March 20)

Today’s thought “One’s life does not consist in …” (March 20) Today’s Luke 12 contains some of the most challenging teaching of Jesus – it is as appropriate today as it was then! A crowd surrounded him and “Someone in the crowd said to him, ‘Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me’”… Read More Today’s thought “One’s life does not consist in …” (March 20)

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Today’s thought “So keep my charge never to …” (March 10)

Today’s thought “So keep my charge never to …” (March 10) Leviticus does not make pleasant reading, but there are many things in the Bible which make us feel uncomfortable – for our own good. We could not fail to notice, in reading chapter 18, the parallel with much of human behaviour today. The Lord… Read More Today’s thought “So keep my charge never to …” (March 10)

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Additional verses to memorise Proverbs 2:1-5: “Ifs” and Knowledge of God

“1  My son, if thou wilt receive my words, And lay up my commandments with thee; 2 So as to incline thine ear unto wisdom, And apply thy heart to understanding; 3 Yea, if thou cry after discernment, And lift up thy voice for understanding; 4 If thou seek her as silver, And search for… Read More Additional verses to memorise Proverbs 2:1-5: “Ifs” and Knowledge of God

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Today’s thought “God, who gives us the victory through …” (March 2)

Today’s thought “God, who gives us the victory through …” (March 2) I pondered why the above saying rather suddenly occurs in that very moving and oft quoted 1 Corinthians 15. Parts of this chapter are often read at funerals; it contains a powerful testimony to the certainty of resurrection and that “in Christ shall… Read More Today’s thought “God, who gives us the victory through …” (March 2)

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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 “Those who fear him” (February 27)

Today’s thought “Those who fear him” (February 27) Psalm 103, 1 Cor 12-13 The phrase “those who fear him”, meaning, who fear God, occurs three times in our Psalm reading today. The sense of ‘fear’ is – to be in heartfelt awe of what God must be. This is a Psalm that should reach deep into… Read More Today’s thought “Those who fear him” (February 27)

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