Today’s thought “… and from sexual immorality” (May 5)

Today’s thought “… and from sexual immorality” (May 5) There is a very interesting link between our three readings today. The early church has a crisis meeting to decide whether the new Gentile converts should be expected to keep the Law of Moses. Leaders including Paul, Barnabas, Peter and James participate in, what we would… Read More Today’s thought “… and from sexual immorality” (May 5)

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Today’s thought “Anguish of childbirth until …” (April 3)

Today’s thought “Anguish of childbirth until …” (April 3) Paul in writing to the Galatians asks, “Who has bewitched you” (3:1) because many had been persuaded to follow the observances of the Mosaic law. We read about this yesterday and the seriousness of this is emphasised today as we read more about this problem. But… Read More Today’s thought “Anguish of childbirth until …” (April 3)

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Today’s thought “We wait eagerly for” (January 30)

Today’s thought “We wait eagerly for” (January 30) Paul’s letter to the Romans contains some of the most meaningful and thought provoking words in scripture. It is extremely challenging to read it and embrace all its points in our minds. Maybe, more than any other book in the Bible, this book calls for our diligent… Read More Today’s thought “We wait eagerly for” (January 30)

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Today’s thought “Which is the great commandment …?” (January 20)

Today Matthew’s record of the life of our Lord reveals how events were building up to a climax. Jesus was becoming more challenging in his contact with the Pharisees and Sadducees; he bluntly tells the Sadducees they “are wrong, because you know neither the scriptures nor the power of God” (22:29) in refusing to believe… Read More Today’s thought “Which is the great commandment …?” (January 20)

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Today’s thought “Worthy to suffer dishonour” (April 28)

Today’s thought “Worthy to suffer dishonour” (April 28) Deuteronomy 15, Ecclesiastes 7, Acts 5,6 We continue reading the laws which Moses set out in great detail for the people who would become a functioning nation in the promised land they were about to enter. These laws challenge our thinking, seeing they are divinely ordained laws –… Read More Today’s thought “Worthy to suffer dishonour” (April 28)

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the Bible – God’s guide for life #6 Case example – King Josiah #1

case example – King Josiah            (See 2 Kings21-23 & 2 Chronicles33-35)   Josiah was the 16th king of Judah who reigned from 640-609 BCE/BC, dying just 23 years before the fall of the country to Babylon. Huldah, Jeremiah and Zephaniah were prophets during his reign.   I was just eight years old when my… Read More the Bible – God’s guide for life #6 Case example – King Josiah #1

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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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Why we do not keep to a Sabbath or a Sunday or Lord’s Day #6 Sunday or the Lord’s day

Coming together From the acts of apostles and from early civil writings of the first century of our contemporary era we come to know that those who want to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ tried to come together at different occasions. There was not set one specific day in the week, but they could… Read More Why we do not keep to a Sabbath or a Sunday or Lord’s Day #6 Sunday or the Lord’s day

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Why we do not keep to a Sabbath or a Sunday or Lord’s Day #5 Not law binding

Sabbath law binding on followers of Christ or not There are several Christians who say Christians should keep the 7th day holy and as such should be not working on Sunday and holding a service on Sunday. They forget that Sunday is the 8th day of the week or the 1st day of a new… Read More Why we do not keep to a Sabbath or a Sunday or Lord’s Day #5 Not law binding

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Why we do not keep to a Sabbath or a Sunday or Lord’s Day #4 Jesus and the Sabbath day

A day given to man From sundown on Friday to sundown on Saturday the Jewish community kept a day for God. The ‘day’ began when darkness fell. The reason for this is found in Genesis 1:5: Genesis 1:5 The Scriptures 1998+  (5)  And Elohim called the light ‘day’ and the darkness He called ‘night.’ And… Read More Why we do not keep to a Sabbath or a Sunday or Lord’s Day #4 Jesus and the Sabbath day

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