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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Today’s Thought “Friendship with the world …” (June 09)

“Friendship with the world …” (June 9) The letter of James is full of challenging spiritual statements. Many are applicable to the world which surrounds us. James was writing at the time when Jerusalem was about to be destroyed as his half-brother (our Lord) had warned. The great majority had rejected the divine message, it… Read More Today’s Thought “Friendship with the world …” (June 09)

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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 “Preparing our minds for action” (June 11)

The above words jumped out at us in 1 Peter 1:13. What action? In one sense, each morning we need to prepare our minds for action each day, to make that day count in service before God. Believers through the centuries have encountered times of crisis and a climax in their lives. The Jewish exiles… Read More Today’s Thought “Preparing our minds for action” (June 11)

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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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Overcome division with core values

Originally posted on Wisdomforlife:
Conflict management 101 “Virtually all theorists of conflict management agree that parties to a conflict must share larger or ultimate values in common as a basis on which to resolve their differences.”  (Hugh Halverstadt, Managing Church Conflict, p. 212). Two important examples Two areas that significantly disrupt unity are differences in giftedness effecting…

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Why we do not have our worship-services in a church building

After being questioned about keeping the Sabbath or Sunday people ask us why we do not have our worship services in a ‘normal church with bell tower’ and why we do not have any priests leading the service. First of all followers of Christ should come together regularly. Nowhere is specified it should be in… Read More Why we do not have our worship-services in a church building

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