Today’s thought “Peace, peace, when there is no peace” (July 18)

Today’s thought “Peace, peace, when there is no peace” (July 18) As we continue reading Jeremiah we see how uncertain the way of life surrounding him had become – just like today. God says to him, “You shall say to them … they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in… Read More Today’s thought “Peace, peace, when there is no peace” (July 18)

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Today’s thought “To proclaim … the day of vengeance” (July 5)

Today’s thought “To proclaim … the day of vengeance” (July 5) Our first reading today of 1 Samuel 17 saw “the day of vengeance” of Israel upon the Philistines due to the wonderful faith of a youthful David. His faith and commitment to serving the Lord gave him the strength of mind to go forth… Read More Today’s thought “To proclaim … the day of vengeance” (July 5)

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Today’s Thought “You haven’t heard, and you haven’t known; these things have not reached your ears before.” (June 23)

For centuries people could find an excuse to say: I did not hear this. I did not know this. I have not heard of that before today. Last two centuries many Bible Students tried to spread the Good News and wanted people to come to know the Name of God and the work of His… Read More Today’s Thought “You haven’t heard, and you haven’t known; these things have not reached your ears before.” (June 23)

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Today’s Thought “I remember you constantly in my prayers” (May 25)

Today’s Thought “I remember you constantly in my prayers” (May 25) Today we started reading the final epistle that Paul wrote, his second letter to Timothy. The spiritual relationship he had developed with him is an example to us of the relationship we should aim to develop with fellow believers; surely we should remember each… Read More Today’s Thought “I remember you constantly in my prayers” (May 25)

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Today’s thought “Inflicting vengeance on those who do not know God” (May 20)

Today’s thought “Inflicting vengeance on those who do not know God” (May 20) My thoughts today arose largely from the challenging words of Paul in the first two chapters of his second letter to the Thessalonians. Let us appreciate that when the lessons in God’s word are particularly challenging to us and we struggle to… Read More Today’s thought “Inflicting vengeance on those who do not know God” (May 20)

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Today’s thought “Establish your hearts blameless” (May 18)

Today’s thought “Establish your hearts blameless” (May 18) Joshua 2, 1 Thessalonians 3-4,  Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians inspires us! The believers there gave Paul inspiration; they were the ones he found he had the least to worry about – of their walk in Christ. His third chapter ends, “may the Lord make you… Read More Today’s thought “Establish your hearts blameless” (May 18)

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Today’s thought “Covetousness, which is idolatry” (May 16)

Today’s thought “Covetousness, which is idolatry” (May 16) Deuteronomy 33-34, Colossians 3-4 Today we read the last two chapters of Colossians – and also the last two in Deuteronomy which feature Moses final words – and then God buried him, his work for God was completed. Paul is in chains, as the last verse of… Read More Today’s thought “Covetousness, which is idolatry” (May 16)

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Today’s thought “They are of no value in …” (May 15)

Today’s thought “They are of no value in …” (May 15) This saying in Paul’s message to the Colossians arrested our attention this morning. He tells them, “See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit according to human tradition …” (2:8). Jesus had warned against “traditions” that religious leaders… Read More Today’s thought “They are of no value in …” (May 15)

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Today’s thought “I do not count my life of any value” (May 8)

Today’s thought “I do not count my life of any value” (May 8) The Apostle Paul, as a result of his total commitment to Christ, attracted intense devotion from those he converted. In today’s Acts 20, he says, “I do not count my life of any value, nor as precious to myself” (verse 24). This… Read More Today’s thought “I do not count my life of any value” (May 8)

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Today’s thought “… and to the end of the earth” (April 30)

Today’s thought “… and to the end of the earth” (April 30) We should be familiar with the words of the Lord’s Prayer that Jesus taught his disciples. “Thy will be done on earth.” Our readings today show us how God creates situations to see that his will is carried out – when men neglect… Read More Today’s thought “… and to the end of the earth” (April 30)

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Today’s thought “They lifted up their voices … and said” (April 27)

Today’s thought “They lifted up their voices … and said” (April 27) The disciples of Jesus, now called apostles, have been transformed! They are full and overflowing with faith, they have clearness of vision! We are reading of this today in Acts 3 and 4. The “rulers, elders and scribes” in Jerusalem are perplexed, their… Read More Today’s thought “They lifted up their voices … and said” (April 27)

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Today’s thought “Do you believe this?” (April 18)

Today’s thought “Do you believe this?” (April 18) John 11 Who asked, “Do you believe this?”. Jesus, of course. And to whom did he address this question? He addressed the question to Martha who came to him at Bethany four days after her brother Lazarus had died. And what was she challenged to believe? Jesus… Read More Today’s thought “Do you believe this?” (April 18)

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Today’s thought “For judgment I came into this world” (April 17)

Today’s thought “For judgment I came into this world” (April 17) John records some of the most thought challenging sayings of Jesus – more than the other gospel writers. Consider the conversation of Jesus with the man, whose blindness he healed: (he had been born blind so what a healing that was!). The man had… Read More Today’s thought “For judgment I came into this world” (April 17)

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Today’s thought “As the scripture has said” (April 15)

Today’s thought “As the scripture has said” (April 15) John 7 opens out for us today to reveal more fully the huge challenge that the presence and teachings of Jesus were creating among the people. It is interesting to compare all the reasons the disbelievers were giving with the reasons given today. The leaders were… Read More Today’s thought “As the scripture has said” (April 15)

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Thoughts on the Daily Readings for April 1 – Did not our hearts burn

Today’s thought “ Did not our hearts burn” (April 01) Numbers 15 Proverbs 11 Luke 24 Today we completed our reading of Luke’s Gospel and it is Luke who gives us the fascinating account of the two disciples who were walking to Emmaus. They had heard news that some women had gone to the tomb… Read More Thoughts on the Daily Readings for April 1 – Did not our hearts burn

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Today’s thought “… of him will the Son of Man be ashamed when he comes” (February 12)

Today’s thought “… of him will the Son of Man be ashamed when he comes” (February 12) Mark 8 “For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man be ashamed when he comes …” (Mark 8:38). Why would we be ashamed… Read More Today’s thought “… of him will the Son of Man be ashamed when he comes” (February 12)

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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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Division of the countries and inconclusive elections

What a divided world we live in at the moment. Two Israeli elections this year have failed to produce an outright winner, and its President and leaders now have to determine how an effective government can be formed. The nation is divided. On November the 11th the results from the Spanish elections were inconclusive, showing… Read More Division of the countries and inconclusive elections

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