Today’s thought “A people producing its fruits” (July 20)

Today’s thought “A people producing its fruits” (July 20) Jesus taught saying, “I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people producing its fruits” (Matthew 21:43). The life of Jesus was reaching its climax when he said this in the last of several parables in today’s… Read More Today’s thought “A people producing its fruits” (July 20)

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Today’s Thought “Jesus Greater than Moses” (May 31)

Jesus Is Greater than Moses Today we look at three letters of the apostle Paul to the Hebrews. The man who first  prosecuted the followers of Jesus but was called by Jesus now understands that those followers of Jeshua (Jesus Christ) have to be holy brothers and sisters, who were called by God. People who… Read More Today’s Thought “Jesus Greater than Moses” (May 31)

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Today’s thought “Call on the Lord from a pure heart” (May 26)

“Call on the Lord from a pure heart” Paul’s final letter, the one he wrote to Timothy, is probably the most personally challenging one for believers – and that surely includes us today! He is warning and advising Timothy about some “who have swerved from the truth …” (2:18); this problem has plagued believers ever… Read More Today’s thought “Call on the Lord from a pure heart” (May 26)

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Today’s Thought “Love that issues from a pure heart” (May 22)

“Love that issues from a pure heart” Love is a word in common use today. The utter sincerity of its use by Paul in his letters bears no relation to the way most people use it today. Paul wrote to Timothy, who is described as “my true child in the faith”, to practice “love that… Read More Today’s Thought “Love that issues from a pure heart” (May 22)

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Today’s thought “Wickedness burns like a fire” (May 19)

“Wickedness burns like a fire” Isaiah 9 Isaiah has a blunt and challenging message for his people in today’s chapter 9 – it is rather in contrast to the positive picture we read in Joshua 19 where the people cross the Jordan into the promised land. Isaiah says, “For wickedness burns like a fire” (verse… Read More Today’s thought “Wickedness burns like a fire” (May 19)

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Today’ Thought “The word … is at work in you believers” (May 17)

“The word … is at work in you believers” As we started reading Paul’s letters to the Thessalonians we cannot help but be arrested in mind – and feel challenged by Paul’s perception of the spirit among the believers there. Paul had “charged (them) to walk in a manner worthy of God, who calls you… Read More Today’ Thought “The word … is at work in you believers” (May 17)

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Today’s Thought “Performing deeds in keeping with … ” (May 11)

Performing deeds in keeping with How inspiring are the words Paul addresses to King Agrippa! In Acts 26 we read his account of his life following his conversion, in effect Paul was turned right around, to become a follower of the true Messiah. What an example this is to the great majority today, who need… Read More Today’s Thought “Performing deeds in keeping with … ” (May 11)

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Today’s thought “This day you have become …” (May 10)

“This day you have become …” Our readings today began by telling us how “Moses and the elders of Israel” made a special effort to make all the tribes who were about to enter the promised land “keep the whole commandment that I command you today” (Deuteronomy 27:1). Moses tried to, ‘engrave’ the consciousness of… Read More Today’s thought “This day you have become …” (May 10)

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Today’s thought “Your blood be on your own heads” (May 07)

“Your blood be on your own heads” The Apostle Paul frequently encountered conflict as he travelled to different communities preaching the message of the cross. At each place he started by preaching to the Jews in their synagogues. We read today that “he reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath, and tried to persuade Jews and… Read More Today’s thought “Your blood be on your own heads” (May 07)

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Today’s Thought “God who knows the heart …” (May 05)

“God who knows the heart …” Today we read about a conference of a serious nature that took place in Jerusalem among the disciples and other principal brethren; it was about problems that had arisen among the believers. Some of the Pharisees who were now believers in Christ were saying that the Gentiles whom Paul… Read More Today’s Thought “God who knows the heart …” (May 05)

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Today’s thought “Witnessing, empowered by the Holy Spirit” (April 26)

Today’s thought “Witnessing, empowered by the Holy Spirit” (April 26) Today we read about the disciples of Christ who were first hiding in a room when suddenly a noise came from heaven. It sounded like a strong wind blowing. This noise filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw something that looked like… Read More Today’s thought “Witnessing, empowered by the Holy Spirit” (April 26)

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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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