Today’s thought “Let him who boasts boast in this …” (July 19) In Matthew today we read of the friction among the disciples of Jesus; this arose after the mother of two of them “came up to him (Jesus) with her sons, and kneeling before him she asked him … ‘Say that these two sons… Read More Today’s thought “Let him who boasts boast in this …” (July 19)
Today’s thought “Rise and have no fear” (July 16) What must it have been like to be one of the disciples of Jesus! The unexpected was always happening – and sometimes it was way beyond human experience. The end of yesterday’s chapter 16 in Matthew has a strange statement by Jesus, “Truly, I say unto… Read More Today’s thought “Rise and have no fear” (July 16)
Today’s thought “You therefore must be perfect” (July 4) The above quotation is how today’s Matthew 5 ends. This chapter is normally called ‘the Sermon on the Mount’. It has been portrayed in films as Jesus teaching a whole crowd of people – but that is the opposite to what the text actually says; an… Read More Today’s thought “You therefore must be perfect” (July 4)
Several people wonder if Jesus really existed and would have stood up from the dead. Concerning his existence there are enough civil writings to confirm his existence. Many theories have been created concerning his disappearance from the grave. Because of certain historical facts other things just followed and groups of followers created religious groups or… Read More Proof of the resurrection of Christ
True Sign of Every True Disciple of Jesus Christ Regularly we are attacked and questioned about our Christian faith. At the time of Jesus and his first followers the master teacher and his disciples were often questioned and tested. Sadducees and Pharisees most often were against each other, but they joined hands in the battle… Read More When questioned about your faith
Brother Tim writes: I have had 40 years of making a regular contribution as a brother & part of the brotherhood – Youth Weekends, Camps, Bible Class, Presiding, Exhorting … I am about to retire from my day job. Should I also stop or slow down ecclesial involvement? Surely I’ve done enough? Perhaps I should… Read More Retirement from God’s Service?