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August 26, 2020: Thoughts on the Bible text

(26.08.2020) “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him” (James 1: 5). At the beginning of the epistle of James we are told of trials that have to be over- come by the faithful. The author makes it clear that the way to overcome these trials is through wisdom. more ...

August 19, 2020: Thoughts on the Bible text

(19.08.2020) “You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand” (James 5: 8). The author of the epistle of James exhorts his readers to be long-suffering and patient until the coming of the Lord while in the difficulties and demands of life. more ...

August 12, 2020: Thoughts on the Bible text

(12.08.2020) “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” (Hebrews 4: 12). more ...

August 5, 2020: Thoughts on the Bible text

(05.08.2020) “And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24: 15). The Bible text for our devotional is based on a meeting which Joshua had organised for the tribes of Israel. more ...

July 29, 2020: Thoughts on the Bible text

(29.07.2020) “You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus” (2 Timothy 2: 1). The Bible text for today’s devotional is taken from the words spoken to Timothy who was a co-worker of Apostle Paul. He is encouraged to be strong so that he preaches to others only the pure gospel as was proclaimed by Paul. more ...

July 22, 2020: Thoughts on the Bible text

(22.07.2020) “For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. But God has chosen the foolish things of the world…” (1 Corinthians 1: 26–27a). The Bible text for today’s devotional can be found in the opening chapter of the first letter to the Corinthians. more ...

July 15, 2020: Thoughts on the Bible text

(15.07.2020) "And they continued steadfastly in the Apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers" (Acts 2: 42). The Bible text for today’s devotional takes us back to the time of the first Christian congregations. The Apostles had been commissioned by Jesus Christ and had received the power of the Holy Spirit (Acts 1: 8). After Pentecost they began to teach and to baptise. They proclaimed the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and its meaning for salvation. more ...

July 8, 2020: Thoughts on the Bible text

(08.07.2020) “Then Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took the timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances” (Exodus 15: 20). The focus today is on Miriam, the sister of Aaron and Moses, who as a biblical figure is probably not very well known to us. more ...

July 1, 2020: Thoughts on the Bible text

(01.07.2020) “We give thanks to you O God, we give thanks! For Your wondrous works declare that Your name is is near” (Psalm 75: 1). Psalm 75 begins with an expression of gratitude to God. It is a public profession of God and His works. It reminds us that we should not rely on our own strengths and abilities alone. more ...

June 24, 2020: Thoughts on the Bible text

(24.06.2020) “Then the woman of Samaria said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?” For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans” (John 4: 9). The gospel of John describes a long conversation between Jesus and a Samaritan woman at a well. more ...
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