‘Samson Revisited’ – The principle of separation

(An excerpt from Samson Revisited by Michael Storey, page 35) Both Samson and the Lord Jesus had been separated for the Lord’s work and were blessed by Him. So too were Israel as God’s chosen people (Exodus 19:5,6; Deuteronomy 7:6-8). Under the law every man child born was to be holy to the Lord. But… Read More ‘Samson Revisited’ – The principle of separation

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Today’s Thought (August 06): The Gospel of Mark, the Son of God

The Gospel of Mark opens with the words: “The beginning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God”, but we do not notice the concentrated wonder of the last three words, for we have heard them too often. Why does it not strike us as astounding that God should have a Son? It… Read More Today’s Thought (August 06): The Gospel of Mark, the Son of God

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Today’s thought “Elect exiles of the Dispersion” (December 11)

With our Belgian ecclesia we are like the ancient God’s elect, living as aliens scattered among the unbelievers like the ones who were living as foreigners in the provinces of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia to whom the apostle Peter wrote. (1 Peter 1:1) We have not many real believers around us. That does… Read More Today’s thought “Elect exiles of the Dispersion” (December 11)

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Today’s thought “Great the mystery of godliness” (November 21)

Great the mystery of godliness 16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness; [a]He who was manifested in the flesh, Justified in the spirit, Seen of angels, Preached among the [b]nations, Believed on in the world, Received up in glory. {1 Timothy 3:16 American Standard Version (ASV)   It can rightfully be called an… Read More Today’s thought “Great the mystery of godliness” (November 21)

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Today’s thought “… who delivers us from the wrath to come” (November 16)

Today’s thought “… who delivers us from the wrath to come” (November 16) Nehemiah 3 is a wonderful illustration of the team work Nehemiah inspired – for the rebuilding of the broken down walls of Jerusalem. But what of the broken down walls of this world – that has allowed godlessness to come flooding in!… Read More Today’s thought “… who delivers us from the wrath to come” (November 16)

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Today’s thought Mark 9 A voice out of the cloud declaring Jesus to be His son (August 14)

Today we come to read in Mark 9 how Jesus took Peter, James, and John and led them up a high mountain. What they came to see onto that mountains was special. Jesus his appearance changed from the inside out, right before their eyes. His clothes shimmered, glistening white, whiter than any bleach could make… Read More Today’s thought Mark 9 A voice out of the cloud declaring Jesus to be His son (August 14)

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Today’s thought Mark 6 A carpenter son sending out 12 men (August 11)

Today we look at Jesus who returned to his hometown. His disciples came along.  On the Sabbath, he gave a lecture in the meeting place. He made a real hit, impressing everyone. many were very surprised , them having no idea this Nazarene man was this good! “ And when the sabbath was come, he… Read More Today’s thought Mark 6 A carpenter son sending out 12 men (August 11)

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Today’s thought “The gospel … the power of God” (July 28)

Today’s thought “The gospel … the power of God” (July 28) Paul in writing to the Romans speaks about “the power of God”. But he is not referring to physical power such as will be shown at the time Jesus returns when the greatest earthquake ever (Revelation 16:18) and other terrible events occur. God gave… Read More Today’s thought “The gospel … the power of God” (July 28)

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Today’s thought “Rise and have no fear” (July 16)

Today’s thought “Rise and have no fear” (July 16) What must it have been like to be one of the disciples of Jesus! The unexpected was always happening – and sometimes it was way beyond human experience. The end of yesterday’s chapter 16 in Matthew has a strange statement by Jesus, “Truly, I say unto… Read More Today’s thought “Rise and have no fear” (July 16)

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Today’s thought “Witnessing, empowered by the Holy Spirit” (April 26)

Today’s thought “Witnessing, empowered by the Holy Spirit” (April 26) Today we read about the disciples of Christ who were first hiding in a room when suddenly a noise came from heaven. It sounded like a strong wind blowing. This noise filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw something that looked like… Read More Today’s thought “Witnessing, empowered by the Holy Spirit” (April 26)

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Today’s video at our service based on Matthew 14: Christ walking on the water

  “22 And straightway he constrained the disciples to enter into the boat, and to go before him unto the other side, till he should send the multitudes away. 23 And after he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into the mountain apart to pray: and when even was come, he was there… Read More Today’s video at our service based on Matthew 14: Christ walking on the water

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Today’s thought “Whoever does what is true …” (April 11)

Today’s thought “Whoever does what is true …” (April 11) In today’s John 3 we have the start of the teaching of Jesus – and how profound – and challenging are many of the verses. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish… Read More Today’s thought “Whoever does what is true …” (April 11)

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Today’s thought “Vengeance is mine, I will repay” (February 2)

Today’s thought “Vengeance is mine, I will repay” (February 2) Romans 12 is one of the most significant in God’s word. How significant for us is the advice given in verse 12. “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” The world around us offers nothing in which we can genuinely rejoice.… Read More Today’s thought “Vengeance is mine, I will repay” (February 2)

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Today’s thought “to Remind us of the wonder of God’s creation” (January 09)

In our Bible readings today Psalm 19 reminds us of the wonder of God’s creation. All that He has made in the heavens declares His glory, with every part perfectly designed for its role and purpose. Although the heavenly bodies have no voice, they speak volumes about the mighty Creator, witnessing to His majesty and… Read More Today’s thought “to Remind us of the wonder of God’s creation” (January 09)

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Today’s Thought “The servant, His chosen one, whom God supports and in whom God takes pleasure.” (June 18)

Yesterday we spoke about the Only One true God Who knows everything and Who does never change. In the second reading of today, we come to know about someone who did not everything but who was loved very much by God. We learn about the servant of God who Is called to bring justice. The… Read More Today’s Thought “The servant, His chosen one, whom God supports and in whom God takes pleasure.” (June 18)

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