Today’s thought “Foreboding of what is coming on the world” (March 29)

Today’s thought “Foreboding of what is coming on the world” (March 29) Foreboding is not a word we use much these days, the dictionary says it means – ‘have a premonition of something evil or harmful’. Jesus used it (as translated by the ESV) in our reading today (Luke 21:26) in forecasting, just before he… Read More Today’s thought “Foreboding of what is coming on the world” (March 29)

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Today’s thought “Servants” and “citizens” (March 27)

Today’s thought “Servants” and “citizens” (March 27) In Luke 19 we read that Jesus “proceeded to tell a parable … because they supposed that the kingdom of God was to appear immediately. He said therefore, ‘A nobleman (Jesus) went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom and then return’” (verses 11,12). We… Read More Today’s thought “Servants” and “citizens” (March 27)

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Today’s thought “Ask and it will be given you” (March 20)

Today’s thought “Ask and it will be given you” (March 20) It sounds too good to be true, “ask and it will be given you”! These were the words of Jesus we read today in Luke 11:9. This invitation was given after the Lord taught his disciples how to pray – in the familiar words… Read More Today’s thought “Ask and it will be given you” (March 20)

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Today’s thought We are perishing – March 17

Today’s Thought “… we are perishing” (March 17) Luke 8 encourages us to continue yesterday’s thoughts on “fear”. We then saw “fear” in the sense of “awe” at the miracle of the ‘resurrection’ by Jesus of a dead body that was being carried out for burial. Today we read of how Jesus challenged his disciples,… Read More Today’s thought We are perishing – March 17

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Today’s thought “All night he continued in prayer” (March 15)

Today’s thought “All night he continued in prayer” (March 15) Can we imagine continuing all night in prayer? This is what Jesus did – as we read today in Luke 6. Why did he, as the Son of God, find this necessary? And what was the result of his prayer? We read, “In these days… Read More Today’s thought “All night he continued in prayer” (March 15)

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One Word for 2020 bible reading “Intentional”

Taken from: My One Word: 2019 = “Intentional” by Sister Kate, in the Christadelphian Newbury ecclesia Grapevine magazine. Sister Kate wrote it in 2019, thinking ahead to 2020, and looking forward to using the period between Christmas and New Year to reflect on how she wanted to grow in her discipleship in 2020, and which… Read More One Word for 2020 bible reading “Intentional”

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Today’s thought “My heart stands in awe …” (March 12)

Today’s thought “My heart stands in awe …” (March 12) “What shall we do?” was the question.  “the crowds asked” in our reading in Luke 3 today. You may recognise it as the same question the crowds asked Peter on the day of Pentecost, when Peter answered “Repent and be baptised”. But we saw today… Read More Today’s thought “My heart stands in awe …” (March 12)

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Today’s thought “For when I am weak, then I am strong” (March 9)

Today’s thought “For when I am weak, then I am strong” (March 9) What a contradiction that statement of Paul seems to be! Could we say that? The final two chapters of 2 Corinthians which we read today is an emotional plea to the believers at Corinth. In both his letter to Galatians (4:11) and… Read More Today’s thought “For when I am weak, then I am strong” (March 9)

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Today’s thought “Unclean, unclean” (March 8)

Today’s thought “Unclean, unclean” (March 8) A person with leprosy in Bible times was expected to cry out ‘Unclean, unclean” so that people would know not to touch him or her for fear of contagion and their own infection. The word ‘Leprosy’ covers a multitude of skin infections, some serious, some not and we read… Read More Today’s thought “Unclean, unclean” (March 8)

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Today’s thought “Let us cleanse ourselves from …” (March 6)

Today’s thought “Let us cleanse ourselves from …” (March 6) Remember how the disciples showed Jesus the grandeur of the temple (Mark 13:1,2) and he shocked them by saying it was all going to be destroyed! Now see how today’s reading in 2 Corinthians shows how the temple was to be replaced. There is a… Read More Today’s thought “Let us cleanse ourselves from …” (March 6)

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Today’s thought “If anyone has no love” (March 3)

Today’s thought “If anyone has no love” (March 3) We read three days ago in 1 Corinthians 13 that faith, hope and love are the three things that last, that abide. These are the foundation attitudes today in the lives of genuine follows of Christ. Everything else is built on this foundation. But in the… Read More Today’s thought “If anyone has no love” (March 3)

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Today’s thought “It is shameful for a woman to …” (March 1)

Today’s thought “It is shameful for a woman to …” (March 1) We reflected at length on the verse that includes the above quotation in reading 1 Corinthians 14 today. So many churches, apart from the Catholic Church, now allow women to speak*, and in some cases take quite prominent roles. The words, “it is… Read More Today’s thought “It is shameful for a woman to …” (March 1)

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Today’s thought “We must not put Christ to the test” (February 26)

Today’s thought “We must not put Christ to the test” (February 26) Paul’s comments on Moses and how the people “all passed through the sea and all were baptised into Moses” (1 Corinthians 10:1,2) obviously relate to what we have been reading in Exodus. Paul then states, “For they all drank from the Rock that… Read More Today’s thought “We must not put Christ to the test” (February 26)

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Today’s thought “I … could not address you as spiritual people” (February 21)

Our five chapters today were intensely thought-provoking. First, the utterly remarkable and challenging relationship of Moses (and the people through Moses) with the Lord who had delivered them from Egypt. Second, the Psalms of Moses (90,91); “So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom” (90:12): then noting the… Read More Today’s thought “I … could not address you as spiritual people” (February 21)

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Today’s thought “That you be united in the same mind” (February 20)

We have an overflow of challenging thoughts in our readings today. Paul’s words that particularly arrested our attention was his “appeal to you brothers by the name of our Lord that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment” (1 Corinthians 1:10,11). This essential factor needs to exist among those who follow… Read More Today’s thought “That you be united in the same mind” (February 20)

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