A white very handsome Roman/Italian/European Jesus with blue eyes and long hairs or a polished bronze or dark skin coloured Jesus

Black skin with its splendour, though not considered by many to be as beautiful as white in human eyes, was never created by God to be inferior or less glorious. In fact Adam was earthy and there’s scientific evidence that those who are considered white today had very dark ancestors.… Read More A white very handsome Roman/Italian/European Jesus with blue eyes and long hairs or a polished bronze or dark skin coloured Jesus

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Today’s Thought (August 31): In your thinking be mature

1 Corinthians 14 completes the Apostle’s message about Spirit Gifts. Paul is exhorting them to use the spirit gifts they were privileged to possess properly. The first verse stresses, “Pursue love, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy”. Prophecy does not mean to predict the future but to speak to and… Read More Today’s Thought (August 31): In your thinking be mature

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Today’s Thought (August 18): “You do not know when the time will come”

Today we read what is known as ‘The Olivet Prophecy’. This was given by Jesus specifically to his disciples as they sat on the Mount of Olives looking down on the temple. He had shocked them by saying the temple was soon going to be destroyed. Much of Mark 13 is about the coming destruction… Read More Today’s Thought (August 18): “You do not know when the time will come”

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Signs of the Times – “Distress of nations …”

(With thanks to Brother Roger Long) As Russia’s war in Ukraine continues, with appalling suffering being inflicted on the people of that state, the western world has imposed major sanctions on Moscow, sanctions that will inevitably have an impact on life in many nations – such is the nature of our interconnected world. A recent… Read More Signs of the Times – “Distress of nations …”

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Today’s thought “For you created all things” (December 22)

Today we completed reading in Revelation the letters to the seven ecclesias: they are quite diverse from one another, but we see them as being representative of the spirituality within different communities of believers down through all ages. We cannot help put sense that the last named (Laodicea) is representative of all too many of… Read More Today’s thought “For you created all things” (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 “Who is able to … and to present you” (December 20)

Today we read the 25 verses of the epistle of Jude. He describes himself as the brother of James. It is reasonable to conclude this James is the one who is the chief spokesman of the believers in Jerusalem (Acts 15:13) and are both sons of Mary, the mother of Jesus. Judging by the urgency… Read More Today’s thought “Who is able to … and to present you” (December 20)

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Today’s thought “Be strong and courageous, and do the work” (December 18)

Today’s 2nd Bible reading describes the coming glory of God’s House, but the people are defiled. Nevertheless, God promises a future blessing with Zerubbabel chosen like God’s signet ring. Zerubbabel being picked out by the God of armies as His servant, who will be like a ring that has God His royal mark on it.… Read More Today’s thought “Be strong and courageous, and do the work” (December 18)

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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 “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 “All the people were attentive” (November 20)

We have three interesting and challenging readings today. Nehemiah describes how “all the people were attentive” (8:3) when the books of Moses were read to them. They answered, “‘Amen, Amen,’ lifting up their hands. And they bowed their heads and worshiped the LORD” (verse 6). They were told, “this day is holy to our Lord.… Read More Today’s thought “All the people were attentive” (November 20)

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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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