Today’s thought “Everyone who is of the truth listens” (April 22)

Today’s thought “Everyone who is of the truth listens” (April 22) Jesus had little to say to the High Priest who first questioned him; he simply told him, “I have spoken openly to the world, I have always taught in the synagogue and in the temple” (John 18:20). Jesus is challenging them; if I have… Read More Today’s thought “Everyone who is of the truth listens” (April 22)

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Today’s thought “Do not add anything to what God commands you, and do not take anything away.” (April 21)

Today’s thought “Do not add anything to what God commands you, and do not take anything away” (April 21) Today we encounter a very important writing which may even frighten us who want to preach. It reminds us of the importance of bringing Gods Word to others how it is and not how human doctrines… Read More Today’s thought “Do not add anything to what God commands you, and do not take anything away.” (April 21)

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Today’s thought “The word that I have spoken will …” (April 19)

Today’s thought “The word that I have spoken will …” (April 19) Deuteronomy 2, Proverbs 29, John 12 Deuteronomy, which we are now reading is, to some extent, a kind of history lesson to the next generation – the children of those who had died in the wilderness. This is an example to us –… Read More Today’s thought “The word that I have spoken will …” (April 19)

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Today’s thought “Gather into one the children of God” (April 18)

Today’s thought “Gather into one the children of God” (April 18) Disunity is a common feature in our world. The nature of politics highlights this; there is constant debate between opposing voices. In contrast the message of God’s word looks forward to a time of oneness. The friction created by those who were jealous of… Read More Today’s thought “Gather into one the children of God” (April 18)

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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 “If anyone’s will is to do God’s will” (April 15)

Today’s thought “If anyone’s will is to do God’s will” (April 15) The Gospel of John is particularly soul stirring as we read it. We learn much detailed information about parts of the ministry of our Lord, filling some of the ‘gaps’ in the other gospels. We learn that the centre of opposition to Jesus… Read More Today’s thought “If anyone’s will is to do God’s will” (April 15)

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Today’s thought “You have the words of eternal life” (April 14)

Today’s thought “You have the words of eternal life” (April 14) Today’s John 6 is particularly challenging – for our meditation. It needs deep thought for the depth of its meaning to truly come alive in our minds. Many of his disciples found his words too challenging, too difficult to grasp – and “many of… Read More Today’s thought “You have the words of eternal life” (April 14)

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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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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 “Father forgive …” (March 31)

Today’s thought “Father forgive …” (March 31) What a heart moving set of readings we have today. In Numbers 14 we read of the tragic failure of faith of the people in the wilderness – how they reacted to the report of ten of the twelve spies which had investigated the promised land: the opposition… Read More Today’s thought “Father forgive …” (March 31)

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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 “… and will not be able” (March 22)

Today’s thought “… and will not be able” (March 22) Today’s chapters in Luke are full of challenging parables. They challenge us to understand and act in a particular way. For a start we noted the response of Jesus when someone asked, “Lord, will those who are saved be few?” (13:23). The question leads Jesus… Read More Today’s thought “… and will not be able” (March 22)

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Today’s thought “His greatness is unsearchable” (March 21)

Today’s thought “His greatness is unsearchable” (March 21) We are coming to the end of reading the Psalms. David’s perceptions and praise of God appears to reach ever greater proportions. Psalm 145 starts, “I will extol you, my God and King … Every day I will bless you and praise your name”. Let us start… Read More Today’s thought “His greatness is unsearchable” (March 21)

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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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