Today’s thought “Scapegoat” (March 09)

Everyone knows what a scapegoat is: someone who is made to take the blame for something, allowing the actual perpetrator(s) to go scot-free. The origin of the term is in Leviticus 16, in the directions given for the Day of Atonement. There are two goats, one to be sacrificed and one “scapegoat”. Modern translators leave… Read More Today’s thought “Scapegoat” (March 09)

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Denying yourself and doing God’s Will while following Jesus

Mark 8 During his public life, Jesus played it clear to get whole crowds behind him. Many of them came to see his miracle works but also to hear him tell, for them he seemed like a master. Today’s lecture tells us that those listeners sometimes forgot to bring food and drink, so they looked… Read More Denying yourself and doing God’s Will while following Jesus

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Today’s Thought: “Crucified with Christ” (January 29)

“I have been crucified with Christ,” Paul writes to the Galatians. He touches on the same idea in Romans 6, where he says of all who have been baptized into Christ, that “our old self was crucified with him.” Jesus himself originated the idea, telling us that anyone who would follow him must take up… Read More Today’s Thought: “Crucified with Christ” (January 29)

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A white very handsome Roman/Italian/European Jesus with blue eyes and long hairs or a polished bronze or dark skin coloured Jesus

Black skin with its splendour, though not considered by many to be as beautiful as white in human eyes, was never created by God to be inferior or less glorious. In fact Adam was earthy and there’s scientific evidence that those who are considered white today had very dark ancestors.… Read More A white very handsome Roman/Italian/European Jesus with blue eyes and long hairs or a polished bronze or dark skin coloured Jesus

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Today’s thought “Until they acknowledge their guilt” (November 8)

Today’s thought “Until they acknowledge their guilt” (November 8) Today we started reading the book of Ezra. It begins by telling us that “the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he made a proclamation” (verse 1) that the Lord has “charged me to build … him a house (Temple)… Read More Today’s thought “Until they acknowledge their guilt” (November 8)

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Today’s Thought “God’s servant will succeed! He will be raised up, exalted, highly honoured!” (Weekend of 2020 June 27-28)

In today’s chapter from the Book of Isaiah, we hear about a servant who shall deal prudently, though would be exalted and extolled, and be very high. We have a twofold aspect of Messiah in sufferings and glory. “ Behold, my servant shall deal wisely, he shall be exalted and lifted up, and shall be… Read More Today’s Thought “God’s servant will succeed! He will be raised up, exalted, highly honoured!” (Weekend of 2020 June 27-28)

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Prayer theme for December: Pray for the coming of the Prince of Peace

When you visit Bethlehem today, you are in a war zone. It is only 10km from Jerusalem, but getting there involves crossing a fortified border, for Bethlehem is in Palestinian territory, in the West Bank. Only tourists can cross this border; Israelis and Palestinians are mainly restricted to their own sides. The forbidding border wall… Read More Prayer theme for December: Pray for the coming of the Prince of Peace

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Thought for November 1: To the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.

Today lots of people go to the graves of their beloved. Most of the time of the year they think not about them, but near the end of October they start worrying about graves to be cleaned and think about the dead and ghosts. Yesterday children came along the doors singing “trick or treat” and… Read More Thought for November 1: To the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.

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When you believe Jesus is God: who do you think is the mediator? #1 Son of man

From the bible we learn that several prophets talked about some one who would be coming to help people, saving them from the curse of death. We can look at the prophecies and the texts written in the Holy Scriptures which tell us about that son of man who was authorised by God to speak and act in His Name.… Read More When you believe Jesus is God: who do you think is the mediator? #1 Son of man

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Sign of the Times and the Last Days #1 The Son of man revealing

In the Holy Scriptures or the Bible we find that the Nazarene master teacher Jeshua (Jesus Christ of Nazareth) was asked “…What will be the sign of your coming, and of the end of the age?” (Matthew 24:3) The apostles probably where thinking of having Jesus speaking about the end of the Roman Empire and… Read More Sign of the Times and the Last Days #1 The Son of man revealing

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The flood, floods and mythic flood stories 7 North America

By the indigenous peoples of the Americas we can find also several myths of a great deluge. The K’iche’ and Maya peoples in Mesoamerica having the best well-known folk tales. One of the Maya peoples, the K’iche’ (or in previous Spanish spelling: Quiché, associated with the ancient Maya civilization, reached the peak of their power… Read More The flood, floods and mythic flood stories 7 North America

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