“That you may grow up into salvation” We meditate thoughtfully on Peter’s first letter: he was writing to the “elect exiles of the Dispersion” (1:1) – primarily Jews – as James (1:1) had also done “To the twelve tribes in the Dispersion” (1:1). Peter names them as being in “Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia”… Read More Today’s thought “That by it you may grow up into salvation” (December 12)
Today’s thought “Out of the heart of man come …” (August 12) The first verse of Jeremiah 33 tells of how “The word of the LORD came to Jeremiah … while he was still shut up in the court of the guard” and told him of the judgments he was about to bring. They would… Read More Today’s thought “Out of the heart of man come …” (August 12)
It was really very nice to have people from different ecclesiae all over Great-Britain and Belgium joining this morning zoom-casting. It is also very nice to see that many ecclesiae are streaming their services. Some are finding it easier to meet together than they used to — with someone, maybe not local. The internet in… Read More Lovely to have so many people joining this morning service
Today’s thought “Out of the heart … come …” (February 11) Mark 7 Today we read the straightforward teaching of Jesus that exposes the attitudes that lie behind so much of human behaviour. His words are probably familiar to us; they were spoken against the background of the rules and regulations taught the Lawyers and… Read More Today’s thought “Out of the heart … come …” (February 11)
The consistent Biblical view is that this world is ruled by human desires gone wrong.… Read More What Causes Sin?
The previous years we here in Belgium did not have it quite easy. In 2012 we got even silenced for some time. It looked like the time of a battle of the greatest and strongest, against such small communities like ours, had started. With the hope to have a bigger community and able to be… Read More Today’s thought “Plea for Vindication or for Protection against Oppressors” (January 07)
Throughout the times there have always been disputes about how everything came into being and if there are gods or who has the right to call himself or herself the first god. For David, who grieves over the pervasiveness of sin and its sad effects, it is clear that it are fools who say that… Read More Today’s thought “Folly and Wickedness of Men” (January 06)