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Recent articles

The Trial of the Lord Jesus

Monday, 20th April 2020

In Judea, under Roman occupation, the Jewish rulers had no authority to inflict capital punishment except in the case of blasphemy against the Temple. Roman Governors reserved the right to decide capital crimes. In order to ensure that the Lord Jesus would be not be accepted as the Messiah, the Jewish authorities needed to have him crucified so that he would fall under the curse of the Law:

The Fruit of the Spirit

Sunday, 19th April 2020
When we were baptised we had reached a point in our life where we knew we could not continue in our old ways. We understood from the scriptures we had studied that a change in our life was now necessary. The emphasis was no longer on pleasing our self (the man of the flesh). The change meant pleasing God; we had to begin a process of radical change of both thought & deed. This challenge faces all believers who take these first steps to a new life in Christ Jesus. How to effect this change?

Friends of God

Monday, 13th April 2020

Reading: Romans 4:18–5:2

When we think of fellowship, we marvel that “Our Fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ” (1 John 1:3), and that, subsequently, our fellowship is with one another, wherever we live, so long as we believe the Truth as taught in the Bible and have been baptised, and try to live lives in accordance with this belief. Our fellowship raises everything that we do to a new level, as we try to walk after the spirit, and not after the flesh. It makes every day a new challenge.

But what about friendship with one another, and, more specifically, friendship with God? Do we read of this in the Bible?

He Will Return

Sunday, 12th April 2020

Readings: Numbers 31, Proverbs 22, John 4

In Proverbs 22:1(AV), we are reminded that: “A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches and loving favour rather than silver and gold”. Here we see Jesus.

The Proverb carries on: “The rich and poor meet together; The Lord is the maker of them all”. (Proverbs 22:2). Here we see God’s creative power and both servant and Master praise Him together.

The Eyes of the Lord

Monday, 6th April 2020
Psalm 139 of itself would be sufficient as a first analysis of God’s all-seeing power and authority. However, we shall look more broadly at the concept of the eyes of the Lord, a recurring theme throughout Scripture. Eyes are perhaps the most precious of our sensory organs. They are complex, sensitive, delicate and in need of protection. God has given us eyes not just to see but also as a figure of understanding. Isaiah expressed the spiritual poverty of Israel in these familiar words: “Make the heart of this people dull, and their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and return and be healed” (Isaiah 6:10); words repeated by our Lord when rebuking his contemporaries.

Lessons for Today from Ephesians

Sunday, 5th April 2020

Readings: Numbers 20, 21, Proverbs 15, Ephesians 1, 2

In Ephesians chapter 1 Paul opens with a greeting, praise to God and his thankfulness for his brethren and sisters at Ephesus. He says in v16 that he made: “mention of them in his prayers”, just as we should be thankful for our brethren and sisters today and make mention of them in our prayers. Those of you who are in isolation and do not have fellow brethren and sisters nearby to meet with may find life in the truth difficult and lonely. You will, no doubt, treasure the visits that you have from time to time. However, even in isolation you can pray for your fellow brethren and sisters and the work that is done for the Lord.

The Call to Examine Our Principles and Conduct

Wednesday, 1st April 2020

Reading: 2 Timothy 4

There are many different ways that a man or woman can come to know God and his son Jesus Christ. For some it is taught to them by their parents as they grow up and they develop a deeper knowledge as they understand more. For others it is a friend or relative who shows them the Bible and teaches them the Gospel message. But for everyone who comes to God it is a personal journey and a personal commitment which must be made and which we must follow for the rest of our lives.

The Burnt Offering

Monday, 30th March 2020

The only sacrifices specifically named in the book of Genesis are burnt offerings. So we read for example of Noah giving a burnt offering (Genesis 8:20) and most notably of Abraham when he was prepared to sacrifice Isaac (Genesis 22). This type of sacrifice was clearly known for a very long time before the giving of the law. From the very beginning the faithful understood that without the shedding of blood there was no remission for sin. It also showed their intention to serve the true and living God wholeheartedly by sacrificing a whole animal as a burnt offering.

“Out of the depths”

Sunday, 29th March 2020

Readings: Numbers 11, Proverbs 7, Luke 21

Psalm 130 is one of fifteen psalms from 120 to 134 called songs of ‘degrees’ or ‘ascents.’ They form a brief section of the Psalter particularly appropriate for singing on a journey such as a pilgrimage up to Jerusalem for a festival under God’s law. This is how we shall think of Psalm 130 in this exhortation. There is plenty of encouragement here for us to reflect on as we come to the breaking of bread and as we make our life’s journey towards the coming kingdom of God.

Hebrews (Part 2 of 2) – Sound Advice for Christians

Monday, 23rd March 2020

As we come to the last three chapters of this letter to the Hebrews, we perceive a change of direction. Chapter 11 introduces the great ‘Roll of honour’ as it has been expressed. Here are the examples of those who, whilst not in possession of the whole picture, had utter confidence that God would fulfil all His promises, both short term in their own respect, and long term for the benefit of all those called out ones through all the centuries of time.

All about Faith (Chapter 11)

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