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 “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 “You know neither the scriptures nor …” (August 17)

Today’s thought “You know neither the scriptures nor …” (August 17) We saw today in Mark 12 how Jesus challenged those who distort God’s word. This word, to them, was what we call the ‘Old Testament’. These equally inspired words are largely ignored today despite the wonderful discovery of scrolls of all of the books… Read More Today’s thought “You know neither the scriptures nor …” (August 17)

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Today’s thought “… in vain do they worship me” (July 14)

Today’s thought “… in vain do they worship me” (July 14) The religious leaders in Israel in the time of Jesus were zealous in their rituals of worship: the same can be said of the main forms of Christianity down through the centuries. Today in Matthew 15 we see how Jesus confronted the “Pharisees and… Read More Today’s thought “… in vain do they worship me” (July 14)

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Caricature of ecclesial life in the twenty-first century

Andrew Wilson wonders what resonances there might be for brothers and sisters in this caricature of ecclesial  life in the twenty-first century? We, the keen, gradually learned that, despite our  best efforts, our fellow citizens were uninterested  in the Gospel. We learned to expect ‘nothing’ from our efforts, and ceased to be surprised by it.… Read More Caricature of ecclesial life in the twenty-first century

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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 “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 “Everyone whom the Lord calls to himself” (April 26)

Today’s thought “Everyone whom the Lord calls to himself” (April 26) What sort of person is the Lord seeking to call? As we completed reading Peter’s speech on the day of Pentecost in Acts 2 today this familiar question surfaced again. It was a remarkable speech before this great crowd intrigued to hear all these… Read More Today’s thought “Everyone whom the Lord calls to himself” (April 26)

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Bible Teaching and Vital Doctrines to Discover

The earth presents many sad sights to those who have eyes to see. Where truth should be exalted for the hope and salvation of perishing man, we see contradictory creeds and bitter conflict. Instead of a generous distribution of the earth’s bounties amongst her children, we see millions toiling in hunger; instead of peace and… Read More Bible Teaching and Vital Doctrines to Discover

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