Today’s thought: John – shut up in prison (September 11)

From a certain point of view, it is saddening to think of such a man as John the Baptist in the hands of such creatures as Herod and his paramour, and sadder to think that his life should be sacrificed to the feminine malice created by John’s upright attitude as a preacher of righteousness. But… Read More Today’s thought: John – shut up in prison (September 11)

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Today’s thought “But let the scriptures be fulfilled” (August 19)

Today’s thought “But let the scriptures be fulfilled” (August 19) Whenever there is reference to “the scriptures” in the New Testament it is referring to the Old Testament. Mark 14 makes heart-searching reading: its 72 verses begin with a woman (verse 3) anointing Jesus with precious oil, and Jesus rebuking those who criticised her, saying,… Read More Today’s thought “But let the scriptures be fulfilled” (August 19)

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Today’s thought “Lest he come suddenly, and …” (August 18)

Today’s thought “Lest he come suddenly, and …” (August 18) Today we read three thought-provoking chapters – but that is the ‘appeal’ of God’s word – and each year we exercise our minds each day seeking to think through the words we read and gain more understanding – and also take lessons for ourselves from… Read More Today’s thought “Lest he come suddenly, and …” (August 18)

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Today’s thought “You know neither the scriptures nor …” (August 17)

Today’s thought “You know neither the scriptures nor …” (August 17) We saw today in Mark 12 how Jesus challenged those who distort God’s word. This word, to them, was what we call the ‘Old Testament’. These equally inspired words are largely ignored today despite the wonderful discovery of scrolls of all of the books… Read More Today’s thought “You know neither the scriptures nor …” (August 17)

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Today’s thought Mark 9 A voice out of the cloud declaring Jesus to be His son (August 14)

Today we come to read in Mark 9 how Jesus took Peter, James, and John and led them up a high mountain. What they came to see onto that mountains was special. Jesus his appearance changed from the inside out, right before their eyes. His clothes shimmered, glistening white, whiter than any bleach could make… Read More Today’s thought Mark 9 A voice out of the cloud declaring Jesus to be His son (August 14)

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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 Mark 6 A carpenter son sending out 12 men (August 11)

Today we look at Jesus who returned to his hometown. His disciples came along.  On the Sabbath, he gave a lecture in the meeting place. He made a real hit, impressing everyone. many were very surprised , them having no idea this Nazarene man was this good! “ And when the sabbath was come, he… Read More Today’s thought Mark 6 A carpenter son sending out 12 men (August 11)

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Today’s thought “When Jesus saw their faith” (August 07)

Today’s thought “When Jesus saw their faith” (August 07) In Mark’s Gospel today we have the familiar and much loved account of the paralysed man who was carried by his four friends on a bed to Jesus and “when they could not get near him because of the crowd” they carried him up and “removed… Read More Today’s thought “When Jesus saw their faith” (August 07)

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Today’s thought “The time is fulfilled” (August 06)

Today we read in Mark’s Gospel, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand, repent and believe in the gospel”, today this message is still true so let’s do as Jesus taught and “straighten up and raise [our] heads, because [our] redemption is drawing near.” Today’s thought “The time is fulfilled”… Read More Today’s thought “The time is fulfilled” (August 06)

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Today’s thought “Who cause divisions and create obstacles” (August 05)

“Watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles” Paul warns about divisive people saying “to be wise in what is good, and simple concerning evil”. Today’s thought “Who cause divisions and create obstacles” (August 05) It is good – and much to be preferred – to always focus on the positive words that… Read More Today’s thought “Who cause divisions and create obstacles” (August 05)

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Today’s thought “Disaster is going forth from nation to nation” (August 4)

Today’s thought “Disaster is going forth from nation to nation” (August 4) Today’s Jeremiah 25 is very disturbing. The prophet is receiving visions from God of future events, some of the visions include a future then far distant. God’s judgements are about to fall on Jerusalem. Jeremiah is told “this whole land shall become a… Read More Today’s thought “Disaster is going forth from nation to nation” (August 4)

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Today’s thought “Do not become proud, but fear” (August 2)

Today’s thought “Do not become proud, but fear” (August 2) Can we “become proud” because our regular reading and meditation on God’s word results in us seeing more and more of its meaning!? Could we become somewhat like those who succeed in completing a very large and complex, but wonderful jigsaw (if such exists)? The… Read More Today’s thought “Do not become proud, but fear” (August 2)

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