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(21.09.2020) Zurich. “When peace with the Father attendeth my way”—an oft sung hymn in Christian churches. Peace with God is certainly right at the top of the list for Christians, but what about peace with one another? Some reflections on the occasion of the International Day of Peace. more ...

September 16, 2020: Thoughts on the Bible text

(16.09.2020) “Therefore I urge you to take nourishment for this is your survival, since not a hair will fall from the head of any of you.” And when he had said these things, he took bread and gave thanks to God in the presence of them all; and when he had broken it he began to eat (Acts 27: 34–35). Acts 27 tells of a dangerous voyage taken by the Apostle Paul. more ...

September 9, 2020: Thoughts on the Bible text

(09.09.2020) “Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, whose heart is set on pilgrimage (Psalm 84: 5). Psalm 84 is sung or chanted by pilgrims in which they ask God for His protection on their long and sometimes dangerous pilgrim journeys to the temple. As is made clear in the psalm, it is important to rely on the strength and power of God and not on our own strength. more ...

September 2, 2020: Thoughts on the Bible text

(02.09.2020) “Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy. Let them do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share” (1 Timothy 6: 17–18). more ...

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 ...
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