Lovely to have so many people joining this morning service

It was really very nice to have people from different ecclesiae all over Great-Britain and Belgium joining this morning zoom-casting. It is also very nice to see that many ecclesiae are streaming their services. Some are finding it easier to meet together than they used to — with someone, maybe not local. The internet in… Read More Lovely to have so many people joining this morning service

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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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Today’s thought “That the nations might tremble” (July 8)

Today’s thought “That the nations might tremble” (July 8) First we read 1 Samuel 20, an account of Saul’s increasing jealousy of David – and his developing desire to kill him: such is human nature and its self-centredness. We constantly see this around us – it is more evident than ever at election times! Then… Read More Today’s thought “That the nations might tremble” (July 8)

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Today’s Thought “Has God given you a tongue to speak?” (June 25)

“5 The Lord Jehovah hath opened mine ear, and I was not rebellious, neither turned away backward. 6 I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair; I hid not my face from shame and spitting.” (Isa 50:5-6 ASV) The prophets of God, like Isaiah, Jeremiah and… Read More Today’s Thought “Has God given you a tongue to speak?” (June 25)

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Today’s Thought “That they may know that there is none besides Jehovah ” (June 21)

All those people in the world who worship in front of graven images should come to know not only that they do that in vain, but that there is no other besides the Adonai, the Elohim Hashem Jehovah. “5  I am Jehovah, and there is none else; besides me there is no God. I will… Read More Today’s Thought “That they may know that there is none besides Jehovah ” (June 21)

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Today’s thought “… God who tests our hearts” (May 17)

Today’s thought “… God who tests our hearts” (May 17) Paul makes a very instructive point in his first letter to the Thessalonians that we started reading today. Paul was greatly encouraged by the believers there and had many positive things to say about them – rather a contrast to his letters to the Corinthians.… Read More Today’s thought “… God who tests our hearts” (May 17)

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Today’s thought “… and to the end of the earth” (April 30)

Today’s thought “… and to the end of the earth” (April 30) We should be familiar with the words of the Lord’s Prayer that Jesus taught his disciples. “Thy will be done on earth.” Our readings today show us how God creates situations to see that his will is carried out – when men neglect… Read More Today’s thought “… and to the end of the earth” (April 30)

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Today’s thought “Everyone whom the Lord calls to himself” (April 26)

Today’s thought “Everyone whom the Lord calls to himself” (April 26) What sort of person is the Lord seeking to call? As we completed reading Peter’s speech on the day of Pentecost in Acts 2 today this familiar question surfaced again. It was a remarkable speech before this great crowd intrigued to hear all these… Read More Today’s thought “Everyone whom the Lord calls to himself” (April 26)

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Today’s thought “Having learning when he has never studied” (April 15)

Today’s thought “How is it that this man has learning when he has never studied” (April 15) Lots  of people take Jesus to be God. They do forget that God knows everything whilst Jesus had everything to learn and by the end of his life still did not know a lot of things. Though it… Read More Today’s thought “Having learning when he has never studied” (April 15)

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How should we worship God? #6 Preachers and Teachers

Preachers and Teachers There is one Scriptural requirement, not observed nowadays in many churches, concerning those who are to teach and preach in a congregation when there are both men and women present. Because of what happened in Eden, the apostle Paul explains that it is men who are now charged with the responsibility of… Read More How should we worship God? #6 Preachers and Teachers

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How should we worship God? #5 Congregational Worship

Congregational Worship Paul does not spend time in this letter explaining how worship should be arranged, but he does this in other letters. For example, in his letters to the believers at Corinth he deals with problems they were having in their communal worship. It is something to watch out for as you are reading… Read More How should we worship God? #5 Congregational Worship

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