Additional thought for today 2 February: Transformed Christians Let evil not defeat you

In the first letter of Paul to the Romans the apostle argued that Gentiles are futile in their thinking and ignorant of the way things really are. Those without faith in God enjoy their life keeping themselves busy with worldly things and are often not concerned about their behaviour opposite others and how they react… Read More Additional thought for today 2 February: Transformed Christians Let evil not defeat you

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Today’s thought “What sorrow awaits rebellious people” (December 17)

Yesterday we read how all were required to gather together, even the shameful nation, before the decree of God takes effect and that day passes like windblown chaff, before the Lord’s fierce anger comes upon us, before the day of the Lord’s wrath comes upon you. (Zephania 2:1-2) By the prophecy of Zephania and other… Read More Today’s thought “What sorrow awaits rebellious people” (December 17)

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Today’s Thought “When the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive …” (June 13)

Today’s Thought “When the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive …” (June 13) Today we read the concluding chapters of Peter’s first Epistle. What a challenging message Peter conveys to the “elect exiles of the Dispersion” (1:1). As Paul was the apostle “to the Gentiles” (see Galatians 2:8,9), so Peter is the Apostle to the… Read More Today’s Thought “When the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive …” (June 13)

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Today’s thought “He humbled himself by becoming …” (April 8)

Today’s thought “He humbled himself by becoming …” (April 8) Paul, in the first two chapters of his letter to the Philippians we read today, draws some utterly powerful thoughts, that is, spiritually powerful, from his contemplation of the ‘mortal’ life of our Lord Jesus. Paul tells them to “Do nothing from selfish ambition or… Read More Today’s thought “He humbled himself by becoming …” (April 8)

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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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Baptism in a Belgian smalltown swimming pool

Last July Ola, a former Muslim from Senegal, walked some hours in searing heat from his migrant camp in the countryside to meet our brethren who had taken the channel tunnel and high speed train.  The English brethren did the baptism in the smalltown swimming pool, full of Belgian schoolkids on holiday camp, they looked… Read More Baptism in a Belgian smalltown swimming pool

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the Bible – God’s guide for life #8 Looking to Jesus #1 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus

Looking To Jesus: “let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus”   Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made himself of no reputation, taking the form of… Read More the Bible – God’s guide for life #8 Looking to Jesus #1 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus

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