Today’s Thought “Those who call on the Lord from a pure heart” (May 26)

Those who call on the Lord from a pure heart 2 Timothy 2 today contains a powerful and pointed exhortation to Paul – it is one we should take to heart as equally a message for today. It is the last letter Paul wrote; he is now an old man. He tells Timothy to “pursue… Read More Today’s Thought “Those who call on the Lord from a pure heart” (May 26)

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Today’s thought “Standing up for the faith” (December 20)

In this world where more people are interested in worldly matters, mostly material matters, having not much fertile ground for spiritual matters, it is not always easy for a follower of Christ to stand firm in the faith. The apostle Jude felt he had to write to his fellow brethren to ask them to stand… Read More Today’s thought “Standing up for the faith” (December 20)

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Today’s thought “Darker days, presents and Love for others” (December 13)

Yesterday we mentioned the difficulties that we, Christadelphians, but also the Jeshuaists and Jews may experience in Belgium and France, and how we must always respond positively to that resistance. We must, above all, avoid the negativeness towards us through our positive, loving attitude. As Christadelphians, like Jeshuaists, are real Christians, or followers of Christ… Read More Today’s thought “Darker days, presents and Love for others” (December 13)

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Today’s thought “The deceitfulness of sin” (November 30)

Today’s thought “The deceitfulness of sin” (November 30) The word ‘sin’ is an obsolete word today, do we ever hear it used in personal conversations? It would only be in a Bible talk and occasionally in discussions between brethren and sisters. What challenges we face in our godless world – but I doubt we ever… Read More Today’s thought “The deceitfulness of sin” (November 30)

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Today’s thought “The grace of God … training us” (November 27)

Today’s thought “The grace of God … training us” (November 27) When I was a child I remember the word Grace as being what was said before a meal, words of thanksgiving and that, up to a point, is what it means. It is a special word in the writings of Paul; have a careful… Read More Today’s thought “The grace of God … training us” (November 27)

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Today’s thought “Equipped for every good work” (November 26)

Today we read the final chapters the Apostle Paul wrote, in which he said, “the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness …” (2 Timothy 4:6-8). His encouragement to… Read More Today’s thought “Equipped for every good work” (November 26)

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Today’s thought “For I know whom I have believed” (November 24)

This is what Paul declared in 2 Timothy (1:12). This is the final letter of Paul’s life and he writes with utter conviction. It becomes obvious as we read these four chapters that Paul is writing from his heart; this is both because of his special affection for Timothy and because he is aware from… Read More Today’s thought “For I know whom I have believed” (November 24)

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Today’s thought “Flee these things. Pursue …” (November 23)

Today we completed reading Paul’s first letter to Timothy who was his “true child in the faith” (1:2). There are so many lessons for us for our days in these two letters; they reveal the wonder of a genuine spiritual relationship. In today’s final chapter Paul details warnings to Timothy – “if anyone teaches a… Read More Today’s thought “Flee these things. Pursue …” (November 23)

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Today’s thought “To this end we always pray” (November 19)

Today’s thought “To this end we always pray” (November 19) Paul’s second letter to the Thessalonians portrays details of some of the dramas that will occur at the return of Christ. He stresses how the enemies of God will be destroyed “when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with his mighty angels in flaming… Read More Today’s thought “To this end we always pray” (November 19)

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Today’s thought “Struggling on your behalf in his prayers” (November 15)

Today’s thought “Struggling on your behalf in his prayers” (November 15) The wonder and reality of effective prayer confronts us in today’s readings. Paul tells the Colossians to “continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving … pray also for us” (4:2,3). Paul is imprisoned, he asks them to “remember my chains” (verse… Read More Today’s thought “Struggling on your behalf in his prayers” (November 15)

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Today’s thought “Performing deeds in keeping with their repentance” (November 10)

Today’s thought “Performing deeds in keeping with their repentance” (November 10) Every time we read Paul’s speeches in defending himself after his arrest, we are moved by his total conviction of mind and commitment. What a transformed man he was after his intensely dramatic encounter with the risen Christ outside Damascus. He has turned himself… Read More Today’s thought “Performing deeds in keeping with their repentance” (November 10)

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Today’s thought “Bending the truth” (November 9)

Today’s thought “Bending the truth” (November 9) There is an oath in which people promise to say the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth – in a court of law! The fullness of that wording is interesting as it tries to counter the common human tendency to bend the truth, sometimes to… Read More Today’s thought “Bending the truth” (November 9)

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Today’s thought “Showing the Gospel, teaching publicly and from house to house,” (November 07)

Today’s thought “Showing the Gospel, teaching publicly and from house to house,” (November 07) In the 3rd reading of today we listen to the apostle Paul who from the first day that he set foot in Asia, served the Lord Most High God and His sent one, in all humility of mind, and with many… Read More Today’s thought “Showing the Gospel, teaching publicly and from house to house,” (November 07)

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Today’s thought “His goodness in the latter days” (November 6)

Yesterday we saw that we all need to be fully conscious in our minds that, as Paul told the Athenians, God “has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed” (Acts 17:31). It is becoming clear that that “day” is getting very close. Are… Read More Today’s thought “His goodness in the latter days” (November 6)

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Today’s thought “The times of ignorance” (November 5)

Today’s thought “The times of ignorance” (November 5) Some people, and today it seems many people, prefer to remain ignorant of what matters most – that is, ignorant of the meaning of life, of its cause and destiny: they live for the day, the month, and at most the next year or two. We read… Read More Today’s thought “The times of ignorance” (November 5)

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Today’s thought “Speaking the truth in love” (October 6)

Today’s thought “Speaking the truth in love” (October 6) How wonderful to know what is true – the Truth that the Bible alone reveals. Yet how often do we see examples in history of such knowledge causing people to be “puffed up” and pleased with themselves – an attitude which undermines their privilege in understanding… Read More Today’s thought “Speaking the truth in love” (October 6)

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