These days of August thinking of our brothers and sisters in Afghanistan

From today’s reading: “4 I thank my God always concerning you, for the grace of God which was given you in Christ Jesus; 5 that in everything ye were enriched in him, in all utterance and all knowledge;” (1Co 1:4-5 ASV) Like the apostle Paul who often thought of his brethren and sisters in the… Read More These days of August thinking of our brothers and sisters in Afghanistan

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Today’s thought Mark 8 Which sings from Christ do you want to see (August 13)

In today’s reading of Mark 8 Jesus called his disciples together to tell them that the crowd wss breaking his heart. “1  In those days, when there was again a great multitude, and they had nothing to eat, he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, 2 I have compassion on the multitude,… Read More Today’s thought Mark 8 Which sings from Christ do you want to see (August 13)

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Today’s thought July 15 Reading 3 – Matthew 16:24-26 Denial of self

I think it wouldn’t be going too far to say that there IS a discernible reason for every commandment which we are given… and that that reason leads, without too much delay or detour, right back to the Atonement. Christ’s sacrifice is not just about blood, and sweat, and tears… and it is not just… Read More Today’s thought July 15 Reading 3 – Matthew 16:24-26 Denial of self

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Today’s thought “Testing and tempting” (June 7)

“Testing and tempting” What is the difference between being tested and being tempted? Is that clear in our minds? In our Judges readings there are several examples of God’s people being tested. Chapter 3 starts, “Now these are the nations the Lord left to test Israel … they were for the testing of Israel to… Read More Today’s thought “Testing and tempting” (June 7)

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Coronavirus, Vaccinations and an Old and New World

Wherever we look in the news at the moment, the headlines are about COVID-19, the Coronavirus and vaccination. It was incredible how the Coronavirus infection seemed to spread with ease, knowing no borders. The many measures taken by the authorities (some of them drastic) have done little to stop the virus from reaching many countries.… Read More Coronavirus, Vaccinations and an Old and New World

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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 “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 “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 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 “Yet I will rejoice …” (December 14)

In completing our reading of Habakkuk we noticed the ‘footnote’ that concludes the last verse, “To the choirmaster …” this indicates that the last three verses are a hymn or song. It has always been in our hymn book, yet, for many years we have rarely heard it sung. It seems to us that we… Read More Today’s thought “Yet I will rejoice …” (December 14)

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Today’s thought “I will speak in the bitterness of my soul” (December 8)

Speaking in the bitterness of my soul Depression is an illness today that is difficult to cure; sometimes it is impossible. Some “cures” are as bad as the complaint! If anyone had cause for feeling depressed it was Job. He speaks “in the bitterness of my soul” and says, “I loathe my life” (10:1). Job… Read More Today’s thought “I will speak in the bitterness of my soul” (December 8)

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CoViD-19 creating an extraordinary time of need

The pandemic has created an extraordinary time of need. It has a horrific effect on the health of some. It has created financial hardship for many as unemployment reaches levels last seen in the 1929-1939  Great Depression. Until now it was the longest and most severe depression ever experienced by the industrialized Western world, sparking… Read More CoViD-19 creating an extraordinary time of need

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