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 “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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Additional thought for today 2 February: Transformed Christians Let evil not defeat you

In the first letter of Paul to the Romans the apostle argued that Gentiles are futile in their thinking and ignorant of the way things really are. Those without faith in God enjoy their life keeping themselves busy with worldly things and are often not concerned about their behaviour opposite others and how they react… Read More Additional thought for today 2 February: Transformed Christians Let evil not defeat you

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Today’s thought “I never knew you” (January 5)

Today’s thought “I never knew you” (January 5) There are some really challenging sayings of Jesus in the first twenty-seven verses of Matthew 7 today. Then his comment in verses 28,29 jumps out at us. “When Jesus finished these sayings, the crowds were astonished at his teaching, for he was teaching them as one who… Read More Today’s thought “I never knew you” (January 5)

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Today’s thought “Things known from of old” (November 4)

Today’s thought “Things known from of old” (November 4) Today we read details about the extensive missionary work of the Apostle Paul; first with Barnabas, then with Silas. Paul and Barnabas returned to Antioch and “declared all that God had done with them, and how he had opened a door of faith to the Gentiles”… Read More Today’s thought “Things known from of old” (November 4)

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Today’s thought “Look you scoffers” (November 3)

Today’s thought > “Look you scoffers” (November 3) Today we read how the missionary work of the dramatically converted Paul began in earnest. Many of the Jews however, are jealous of his popularity and this blinds their minds to the message he is preaching. He warns them, “Beware, therefore lest what is said in the… Read More Today’s thought “Look you scoffers” (November 3)

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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 “When the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive …” (June 13)

Today’s Thought “When the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive …” (June 13) Today we read the concluding chapters of Peter’s first Epistle. What a challenging message Peter conveys to the “elect exiles of the Dispersion” (1:1). As Paul was the apostle “to the Gentiles” (see Galatians 2:8,9), so Peter is the Apostle to the… Read More Today’s Thought “When the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive …” (June 13)

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Today’s Thought “For our God is a consuming fire” (June 05)

Today’s Thought “For our God is a consuming fire” (June 05) The title concludes Hebrews 12 we read today. The whole chapter provides the climax to the remarkable chapter 11 with its testimony of the faithful; those who “died in faith, not having received the things promised, but having seen them and greeted them from… Read More Today’s Thought “For our God is a consuming fire” (June 05)

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Today’s Thought “Refresh my heart in Christ” (May 29)

Today’s Thought “Refresh my heart in Christ” (May 29) Paul, in writing to Philemon whom he has converted to Christ some time earlier, describes himself as “a prisoner for Christ Jesus” (verse 1). He says to him “brother, I want some benefit from you in the Lord. Refresh my heart in Christ” (verse 20). Paul… Read More Today’s Thought “Refresh my heart in Christ” (May 29)

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Today’s Thought “I remember you constantly in my prayers” (May 25)

Today’s Thought “I remember you constantly in my prayers” (May 25) Today we started reading the final epistle that Paul wrote, his second letter to Timothy. The spiritual relationship he had developed with him is an example to us of the relationship we should aim to develop with fellow believers; surely we should remember each… Read More Today’s Thought “I remember you constantly in my prayers” (May 25)

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Today’s Thought “Flee these things” (May 24)

Today’s Thought “Flee these things” (May 24) The Apostle Paul concludes his first letter to “his son” (Philippians 2:22). Timothy with a survey of the problems and bad influences amongst some of the believers. He stresses the things he should teach adding, “If anyone teaches a different doctrine and does not agree with the sound… Read More Today’s Thought “Flee these things” (May 24)

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Today’s thought “Inflicting vengeance on those who do not know God” (May 20)

Today’s thought “Inflicting vengeance on those who do not know God” (May 20) My thoughts today arose largely from the challenging words of Paul in the first two chapters of his second letter to the Thessalonians. Let us appreciate that when the lessons in God’s word are particularly challenging to us and we struggle to… Read More Today’s thought “Inflicting vengeance on those who do not know God” (May 20)

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Today’s thought “Establish your hearts blameless” (May 18)

Today’s thought “Establish your hearts blameless” (May 18) Joshua 2, 1 Thessalonians 3-4,  Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians inspires us! The believers there gave Paul inspiration; they were the ones he found he had the least to worry about – of their walk in Christ. His third chapter ends, “may the Lord make you… Read More Today’s thought “Establish your hearts blameless” (May 18)

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