Today’s thought “… salvation to the ends of the earth” (May 04)

Today’s thought “… salvation to the ends of the earth” (May 04) Acts 8 Today God’s message of “salvation” has reached “to the ends of the earth”. This word occurs six times in the book of Acts. Paul, early in his missionary journeys (with Barnabas) began to preach the “good news about the kingdom of… Read More Today’s thought “… salvation to the ends of the earth” (May 04)

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How should we worship God? #5 Congregational Worship

Congregational Worship Paul does not spend time in this letter explaining how worship should be arranged, but he does this in other letters. For example, in his letters to the believers at Corinth he deals with problems they were having in their communal worship. It is something to watch out for as you are reading… Read More How should we worship God? #5 Congregational Worship

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Today’s thought “When in need of encouragement” (May 18)

Today’s thought “When in need of encouragement” (May 18) Yesterday we could see in his letter to the Thessalonians that Paul could find encouragement by the believers there of which he had many positive things to say, rather in contrast to the Corinthians. Though it appeared that there were also those in Thessalonica who were… Read More Today’s thought “When in need of encouragement” (May 18)

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Being in isolation #8 Those isolating themselves and those being isolated by others

On our own we do try to follow up the task given by Jesus Christ to all his followers. Living in isolation recognising the isolation of so many in ancient times we can put hope form their work and their strong will to continue to do the work of God. Though isolated from brethren and… Read More Being in isolation #8 Those isolating themselves and those being isolated by others

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If we endure …

“If we endure …” (Thought for the Bible readings of May 26) We continue with our reading and reflections on the final epistle that Paul wrote: our chapter begins with his encouragement to Timothy, “my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ”. He encourages him to “share in the suffering as a… Read More If we endure …

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