Today’s thought “Bible Tip for Life: Work Hard!” (November 20)

The Bible gives many practical suggestions that can help your life now. One such advice is to work hard. Paul went around the world preaching about Jesus and God’s plan with the earth but stressed that he continued to work so that he did not burden other people with feeding him. In 2 Thessalonians 3:10… Read More Today’s thought “Bible Tip for Life: Work Hard!” (November 20)

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Today’s thought: Paul’s defence before Agrippa (November 10)

(An excerpt from Beginning at Jerusalem, by Brother John M. Hellawell, page 317) “Paul now asks the key question which was the difficulty with which Festus struggled during the earlier hearing, when Paul affirmed that the Jesus of Nazareth whom the authorities had executed was alive again (25:19). “Why should any of you consider it… Read More Today’s thought: Paul’s defence before Agrippa (November 10)

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Today’s thought “Be astounded and perish” (November 3)

Today’s thought “Be astounded and perish” (November 3) As we proceed in reading the book of Acts we see the challenges Paul and Barnabas faced in spreading the good news about the true God and His son Jesus; we see the kind of opposition they attracted. “Brothers, sons of the family of Abraham, and those… Read More Today’s thought “Be astounded and perish” (November 3)

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Today’s thought (September 05): “Bringing holiness to completion”

The three chapters in 2 Corinthians today total 55 verses and are quite a challenge to grasp all the points Paul is making. He is concerned about “those who boast about outward appearance and not about what is in the heart” (5:12). He tells them, “if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation… Read More Today’s thought (September 05): “Bringing holiness to completion”

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Today’s thought (September 03): “That was to make us rely … on God”

In 2 Corinthians Paul writes of his experiences of afflictions and the comfort God gives him to cope with them. Paul’s comfort is also founded on the comfort believers give to each other. “The father of mercies”, writes Paul, “comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who… Read More Today’s thought (September 03): “That was to make us rely … on God”

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Today’s Thought (September 01): His grace toward me was not in vain

Today we read one of the most important chapters in the Bible – 1 Corinthians 15. Many verses jump out inviting our meditation. The one we have chosen to concentrate on is verse 10. Paul laments on his unworthiness, but then says, “But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his… Read More Today’s Thought (September 01): His grace toward me was not in vain

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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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