Today’s thought “The gospel … the power of God” (July 28)

Today’s thought “The gospel … the power of God” (July 28) Paul in writing to the Romans speaks about “the power of God”. But he is not referring to physical power such as will be shown at the time Jesus returns when the greatest earthquake ever (Revelation 16:18) and other terrible events occur. God gave… Read More Today’s thought “The gospel … the power of God” (July 28)

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Jesus the Storyteller 3 Reflections of/ on Jesus’ ministry

Reflections of/ on Jesus’ ministry Are all readings equally valid? Relation to course of Jesus ministry The ‘mystery’ of God’s kingdom – cf. The kingdom of heaven is like … (Matt. 13:24, 31, 33, 44, 45, 47) Tares: a reflection of opposition The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in… Read More Jesus the Storyteller 3 Reflections of/ on Jesus’ ministry

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Today’s thought “They do not understand” (December 6)

But those who are diligent readers of God’s word do understand! Our heading is quoted from the prophet Micah – and his words contain things we can relate to in our own days. Chapters 3 and 4 today are quite remarkable. First, the message which God gave him about the godlessness of his days is… Read More Today’s thought “They do not understand” (December 6)

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Today’s thought “Disaster after disaster: behold it comes” (September 11)

Today’s thought “Disaster after disaster: behold it comes” (September 11) Ezekiel 7 is initially about the disaster coming on the people still living in Jerusalem. Ezekiel was a priest and is among those taken into captivity (1:1) some years before Jerusalem is destroyed. Those taken away are earnestly hoping to return to the land of… Read More Today’s thought “Disaster after disaster: behold it comes” (September 11)

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Today’s thought “My help comes from the LORD” (March 13)

Today’s thought “My help comes from the LORD” (March 13) Psalm 121 today begins with a question and sometimes this is not recognised. The Psalmist is lifting up his eyes to the hills and asking, “from where does my help come?” The pagan people around and all too often the Jewish people also, looked to… Read More Today’s thought “My help comes from the LORD” (March 13)

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Sign of the Times and the Last Days #3 Coming events revealed in the prophetic writings

The fulfilment of Bible prophecy can be a powerful faith builder. To witness events come to pass that were prophesied thousands of years ago in the Bible, renews our confidence in the sure Word of God. Therefore let us examine all the Bible prophecies, see which ones came to be and which ones still have to pass.… Read More Sign of the Times and the Last Days #3 Coming events revealed in the prophetic writings

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Today’s thought “Keep me … hide me …” (January 7)

Today’s thought “Keep me … hide me …” (January 7) How inspiring are the Psalms of David. We perceive that the more troublesome the circumstances that surround him, the closer he comes to God. In today’s Psalm 17 we read his prayer, “Deliver my soul from the wicked by your sword, from men by your… Read More Today’s thought “Keep me … hide me …” (January 7)

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Living stones 8 Solomon’s temple and the ecclesia today

Solomon’s temple and the ecclesia today The construction of the temple in Solomon’s day was, very probably, the most unusual building project of all time. Apart from the fact that Jews and Gentiles worked together in harmony, using materials which had been gathered together and financed by David, we know that the stones were shaped… Read More Living stones 8 Solomon’s temple and the ecclesia today

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