Today’s thought “Anguish of childbirth until …” (April 3)

Today’s thought “Anguish of childbirth until …” (April 3) Paul in writing to the Galatians asks, “Who has bewitched you” (3:1) because many had been persuaded to follow the observances of the Mosaic law. We read about this yesterday and the seriousness of this is emphasised today as we read more about this problem. But… Read More Today’s thought “Anguish of childbirth until …” (April 3)

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Today’s thought “Turning to a different gospel” (April 2)

Today’s thought “Turning to a different gospel” (April 2) In the opening chapter of his letter to the Galatians Paul writes of his astonishment “that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel” (1:6). He goes on to say that “if anyone… Read More Today’s thought “Turning to a different gospel” (April 2)

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How should we worship God? #4 Christian Congregations

Christian Congregations The writer of this course is a Christadelphian. He belongs to a group of people who have from earliest times sought to rediscover exactly what the Bible teaches. This community was established in the 19th century and its founder members all sought to practise what we have been learning to do – to… Read More How should we worship God? #4 Christian Congregations

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Today’s thought “For when I am weak, then I am strong” (March 9)

Today’s thought “For when I am weak, then I am strong” (March 9) What a contradiction that statement of Paul seems to be! Could we say that? The final two chapters of 2 Corinthians which we read today is an emotional plea to the believers at Corinth. In both his letter to Galatians (4:11) and… Read More Today’s thought “For when I am weak, then I am strong” (March 9)

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Today’s thought “Unclean, unclean” (March 8)

Today’s thought “Unclean, unclean” (March 8) A person with leprosy in Bible times was expected to cry out ‘Unclean, unclean” so that people would know not to touch him or her for fear of contagion and their own infection. The word ‘Leprosy’ covers a multitude of skin infections, some serious, some not and we read… Read More Today’s thought “Unclean, unclean” (March 8)

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Today’s thought “Let us cleanse ourselves from …” (March 6)

Today’s thought “Let us cleanse ourselves from …” (March 6) Remember how the disciples showed Jesus the grandeur of the temple (Mark 13:1,2) and he shocked them by saying it was all going to be destroyed! Now see how today’s reading in 2 Corinthians shows how the temple was to be replaced. There is a… Read More Today’s thought “Let us cleanse ourselves from …” (March 6)

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Today’s thought “We must not put Christ to the test” (February 26)

Today’s thought “We must not put Christ to the test” (February 26) Paul’s comments on Moses and how the people “all passed through the sea and all were baptised into Moses” (1 Corinthians 10:1,2) obviously relate to what we have been reading in Exodus. Paul then states, “For they all drank from the Rock that… Read More Today’s thought “We must not put Christ to the test” (February 26)

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Today’s thought “I … could not address you as spiritual people” (February 21)

Our five chapters today were intensely thought-provoking. First, the utterly remarkable and challenging relationship of Moses (and the people through Moses) with the Lord who had delivered them from Egypt. Second, the Psalms of Moses (90,91); “So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom” (90:12): then noting the… Read More Today’s thought “I … could not address you as spiritual people” (February 21)

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Today’s thought “That you be united in the same mind” (February 20)

We have an overflow of challenging thoughts in our readings today. Paul’s words that particularly arrested our attention was his “appeal to you brothers by the name of our Lord that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment” (1 Corinthians 1:10,11). This essential factor needs to exist among those who follow… Read More Today’s thought “That you be united in the same mind” (February 20)

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Today’s thought “We wait eagerly for” (January 30)

Today’s thought “We wait eagerly for” (January 30) Paul’s letter to the Romans contains some of the most meaningful and thought provoking words in scripture. It is extremely challenging to read it and embrace all its points in our minds. Maybe, more than any other book in the Bible, this book calls for our diligent… Read More Today’s thought “We wait eagerly for” (January 30)

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Today’s thought “It depends on faith” (January 28)

Today’s thought “It depends on faith” (January 28) The Apostle Paul when he was called Saul had been full of zeal for keeping the law and saw the followers of Christ as appearing to have no respect for keeping the law so he persecuted them – until he was dramatically converted. After his conversion and… Read More Today’s thought “It depends on faith” (January 28)

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