Today’s thought Mark 8 Which sings from Christ do you want to see (August 13)

In today’s reading of Mark 8 Jesus called his disciples together to tell them that the crowd wss breaking his heart. “1  In those days, when there was again a great multitude, and they had nothing to eat, he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, 2 I have compassion on the multitude,… Read More Today’s thought Mark 8 Which sings from Christ do you want to see (August 13)

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Today’s thought “Is it lawful to divorce … for any cause” (July 18)

Today’s thought “Is it lawful to divorce … for any cause” (July 18) Our reading in Matthew’s Gospel tells us how the Pharisees came up to Jesus “and tested him by asking, ‘Is it lawful to divorce one’s wife for any cause?” The religious groups were at odds between themselves in their efforts to impose… Read More Today’s thought “Is it lawful to divorce … for any cause” (July 18)

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Today’s thought “… in vain do they worship me” (July 14)

Today’s thought “… in vain do they worship me” (July 14) The religious leaders in Israel in the time of Jesus were zealous in their rituals of worship: the same can be said of the main forms of Christianity down through the centuries. Today in Matthew 15 we see how Jesus confronted the “Pharisees and… Read More Today’s thought “… in vain do they worship me” (July 14)

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Today’s thought “That the nations might tremble” (July 8)

Today’s thought “That the nations might tremble” (July 8) First we read 1 Samuel 20, an account of Saul’s increasing jealousy of David – and his developing desire to kill him: such is human nature and its self-centredness. We constantly see this around us – it is more evident than ever at election times! Then… Read More Today’s thought “That the nations might tremble” (July 8)

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Today’s thought “All night he continued in prayer” (March 15)

Today’s thought “All night he continued in prayer” (March 15) Can we imagine continuing all night in prayer? This is what Jesus did – as we read today in Luke 6. Why did he, as the Son of God, find this necessary? And what was the result of his prayer? We read, “In these days… Read More Today’s thought “All night he continued in prayer” (March 15)

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Today’s thought “Who gave you this authority?” (February 15)

Today’s thought “Who gave you this authority?” (February 15) Mark 11 It is necessary for the orderly functioning of life for there to be those in authority to approve and oversee what is to be done. This is essential for the proper functioning of life, but is it so in every case? In particular, is… Read More Today’s thought “Who gave you this authority?” (February 15)

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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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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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