Dunblane Cathedral - Thought for the Day

Thoughts and reflections from the Ministers and other members of the Catheral will be posted here on a daily basis.

Published on Wed, 3 Jun 2020 00:00
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For when God made a promise to Abraham, since he had no one greater by whom to swear, he swore by himself, saying, "Surely I will bless you and multiply you." And ...

Published on Tue, 2 Jun 2020 00:00
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Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them sp...

Published on Mon, 1 Jun 2020 00:00
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On the last day of the festival, the great day, while Jesus was standing there, he cried out, ‘Let anyone who is thirsty come to me, and let the one who beli...

Published on Sat, 30 May 2020 08:57
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As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s...

Published on Fri, 29 May 2020 09:40
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Later the following events took place: Naboth the Jezreelite had a vineyard in Jezreel, beside the palace of King Ahab of Samaria. And Ahab said to Naboth,...

Published on Thu, 28 May 2020 00:00
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Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you. Discipline ...

Published on Wed, 27 May 2020 00:00
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For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took a loaf of bread, and when he had given than...

Published on Tue, 26 May 2020 00:00
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In the first book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus did and taught from the beginning until the day when he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructio...

Published on Mon, 25 May 2020 09:58
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In the month of Nisan in the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes, when wine was brought for him, I took the wine and gave it to the king. I had not been sad in his pres...

Published on Sat, 23 May 2020 08:00
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The Resilient Spirit

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“We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck do...

Published on Fri, 22 May 2020 08:00
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Then each of them went home, while Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. Early in the morning he came again to the temple. All the people came to him and he sat down and b...

Published on Thu, 21 May 2020 09:37
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In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the...

Published on Wed, 20 May 2020 11:24
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Then Job answered: 

‘I have heard many such things;
  miserable comforters are you all....

Published on Tue, 19 May 2020 08:00
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"There was a man who had two sons. The younger one said to his father, 'Father, give me my share of the estate.' So he divided his property between them. "Not long...

Published on Mon, 18 May 2020 08:00
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Listen to me, O coastlands,
   pay attention, you peoples from far away!

The LORD called me ...

Published on Sat, 16 May 2020 08:00
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Like new-born babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good....

Published on Fri, 15 May 2020 09:27
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Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.

Psalm 119:105

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word wa...

Published on Thu, 14 May 2020 10:34
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Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths....

Published on Wed, 13 May 2020 08:00
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My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends. You are my friends if you d...

Published on Tue, 12 May 2020 08:00
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Be at Peace

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Jesus said, ‘But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry abo...

Published on Mon, 11 May 2020 08:00
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Praise the LORD!
Sing to the LORD a new song,
his praise in the assembly of the faithful. ...

Published on Sun, 10 May 2020 08:00
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Love for God and One Another

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Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.  Whoev...

Published on Sat, 9 May 2020 13:07
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And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love....

Published on Fri, 8 May 2020 08:00
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Can a woman forget her nursing-child,
   or show no compassion for the child of her womb?...

Published on Thu, 7 May 2020 09:48
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When Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them on the road through the Philistine country, though that was shorter. For God said, “If they face war, t...

Published on Wed, 6 May 2020 08:00
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We know that in all things God works for good with those who love Him (GNB)

Romans 8, verse 28...

Published on Tue, 5 May 2020 09:17
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I waited patiently for the LORD;
he inclined to me and heard my cry.
He drew me up from the deso...

Published on Tue, 5 May 2020 08:00
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"Dwelling Deeply"

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Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of moc...

Published on Sat, 2 May 2020 10:51
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For it is as if a man, going on a journey, summoned his slaves and entrusted his property to them; to one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to ...

Published on Fri, 1 May 2020 08:00
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"The Blame Game"

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They heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden at the time of the evening breeze, and the man and his wife hid themse...

Published on Thu, 30 Apr 2020 08:16
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There is a time for everything,
    and a season for every activity under the heavens:...

Published on Wed, 29 Apr 2020 10:49
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My command is this: love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you...

Published on Tue, 28 Apr 2020 08:00
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At that time Jesus declared, "I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to...

Published on Mon, 27 Apr 2020 08:00
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Since you call on a Father who judges each person’s work impartially, live out your time as foreigners here in reverent fear.  For you know that it was not with peris...

Published on Sat, 25 Apr 2020 08:00
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And why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was...

Published on Fri, 24 Apr 2020 08:00
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Now Thomas (also known as Didymus), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!”...

Published on Thu, 23 Apr 2020 09:40
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Now the Lord said to Abram, ‘Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. ...

Published on Wed, 22 Apr 2020 08:00
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How much better to get wisdom than gold!

To get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver....

Published on Tue, 21 Apr 2020 08:00
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Christ and His Friend

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After the death of Moses the servant of the LORD, the LORD said to Joshua son of Nun, Moses' aide: "Moses my servant is...

Published on Mon, 20 Apr 2020 08:00
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Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. 22 A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, “Lord, Son of David, have ...

Published on Sun, 19 Apr 2020 16:23
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Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. So she ran and ...

Published on Sat, 18 Apr 2020 08:00
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Signs of Resurrection

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Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem.  They were talking with...

Published on Fri, 17 Apr 2020 08:00
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“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”...

Published on Thu, 16 Apr 2020 08:00
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The next day Jesus decided to leave for Galilee. Finding Philip, he said to him, ‘Follow me.’...

Published on Wed, 15 Apr 2020 08:00
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‘Hope through it all’

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Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift! 

 2 Corinthians 9:15...

Published on Tue, 14 Apr 2020 15:58
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My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
Why are you so far from saving me,
so far from m...

Published on Mon, 13 Apr 2020 08:00
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Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. They were talking with each other about everything that had happened.&...

Published on Sat, 11 Apr 2020 08:00
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The Harrowing Of Hell

Have you ever wondered what Jesus was doing on the Saturday between his death on Friday and his resurrection on Sunday? I’m not sure ...

Published on Wed, 8 Apr 2020 08:00
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“Keeping a close watch on him, they sent spies, who pretended to be sincere. They hoped to catch Jesus in something he said, so that they might hand him over t...

Published on Tue, 7 Apr 2020 08:00
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Eyam

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Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness...

Published on Mon, 6 Apr 2020 08:00
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How can a young person stay on the path of purity?
By living according to your word.I seek you with all my heart;...

Published on Sun, 5 Apr 2020 19:20
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The Church at Bethphage

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Rejoice greatly, O daughter Zion!
Shout aloud, O daughter Jerusalem!Lo, your king c...

Published on Sat, 4 Apr 2020 08:00
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Be still and know that I am God

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God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble....

Published on Fri, 3 Apr 2020 08:00
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‘A Quiet Place’

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Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he...

Published on Thu, 2 Apr 2020 08:00
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Isolation Continues 

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God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble....

Published on Wed, 1 Apr 2020 16:11
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Isaiah 40:1-8

Comfort, comfort my people, says your God.Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her hard service has been completed, that ...

Published on Tue, 31 Mar 2020 08:00
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We set sail from Troas and took a straight course to Samothrace, the following day to Neapolis, and from there to Philippi, which is a leading city of the district of M...

Published on Mon, 30 Mar 2020 08:00
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Remembering the good times

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“ For the Lord is the great God, the great King above all gods. In his hand are the depths of the earth,and the mounta...

Published on Sun, 29 Mar 2020 22:18
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“Habit.”

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“I was glad when they said to me, 'Let us go to the house of the Lor...

Published on Sat, 28 Mar 2020 12:25
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“De Profundis” 

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“Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord.
Lord, hear my voice!...

Published on Fri, 27 Mar 2020 08:40
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“Goodness is stronger than evil"

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“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to eve...

Published on Thu, 26 Mar 2020 14:14
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“Hoarding”

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“Then the LORD said to Moses, ‘I am going to rain bread from heaven for you, and each day the people shall go out and gather enou...

Published on Wed, 25 Mar 2020 12:50
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“Gratitude”

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“It is good to give thanks to the LORD,
to sing praises to your name, O Most High;...

Published on Tue, 24 Mar 2020 15:24
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Day two – “The Last Freedom”

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Where can I go from your spirit?
Or where can I flee from your...

Published on Mon, 23 Mar 2020 14:13
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Day One – “Isolation”

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“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to embrace, and a t...

Published on Sat, 21 Mar 2020 18:36
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A group of people from the local Dunblane community are offering to help out during this difficult period. If you are in self-isolation, they are offering to help with:...

Published on Sat, 21 Mar 2020 03:42
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On Sunday 22 March, we are asked to "join in prayerful solidarity with this witness", and to see the candle as "a visible symbol of the light of life, Jesus Christ, the source o...

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