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Recent articles

The Labourers in the Vineyard or the Generous and Loving Master

Sunday, 19th July 2020

Readings: 2 Samuel 3, Jeremiah 9, Matthew 20

All the gospels were inspired by the Holy Spirit giving an accurate and faithful record of the life and teaching of the Lord Jesus. The Spirit also used the character and talents of each gospel writer to give different aspects of those teachings which gives each of the four records their individual view of the Lord Jesus. For instance the physician Luke recounts more miracles of healing than the other gospel writers, together with a particular interest in the under classes in Jewish society such as women, the Samaritans and the poor.

Compiling the New Testament (Part 3 of 3)

Monday, 13th July 2020

There is evidence that shows that the Gospels were written before any of the missionary journeys. This was established by seeing that one of the earliest letters quotes the Gospel records. We have seen that an apostle’s eyewitness account is less credible than written scripture. Also we have seen that the recipients of the letters were expected to be familiar with the Gospel records and the Old Testament also. We do well to remember that familiarity with the scriptures was expected even of those who were recently baptised.

Luke’s Gospel was Inspired

Knit Together

Sunday, 12th July 2020

Readings: 1 Samuel 25, Jeremiah 2, Matthew 13

There are 6 times when "Knit" is used in the Authorised Version. The first is when Judges ruled Israel after Joshua’s good influence; morals declined, standards of life and worship deteriorated, and a period of instability began. In Judges 19 a Levite had an unfaithful concubine who had returned to her father. He went to get her back, but on returning, he, his concubine, with a servant and asses, needed to stay overnight. Having come to Gibeah no-one would take them in apart from an old wayfaring man. But in that city, men of Belial came to the house and abused the Levite’s concubine so much that she died.

Compiling the New Testament (Part 2 of 3)

Monday, 6th July 2020

In Part 1 we suggested that the New Testament contains indications that the Gospels were written early in the First Century and that those Gospels which were classed as scripture were delivered to the First Century ecclesias by those who visited them, as for example, by Paul when he visited Corinth and Rome.

In Part 2 we now establish that those Gospel records were classed as scripture by the one who wrote specific epistles. The details we will see show that the Gospels were written early. We do this by examining some examples of the Gospels being quoted in the letters.

“Lord, teach us to pray”

Sunday, 5th July 2020

Readings: 1 Samuel 17, Isaiah 61, Matthew 6

Prayer is a wonderful privilege as it provides communication to the Creator, the Almighty God, our Heavenly Father, through His Son the Lord Jesus Christ.

In the Luke 11:1 (NKJV), one of the disciples asked Jesus a question: “Now it came to pass, as He (Jesus) was praying in a certain place, when He ceased, that one of His disciples said to Him, Lord, teach us to pray”. Consider this question for a moment. The disciples had witnessed Jesus praying, and had also seen how others prayed, such as the Scribes and the Pharisees. However, this disciple wanted guidance from the Master on how to pray.

The Call to Love and Harmony

Wednesday, 1st July 2020

Reading: 1 Corinthians 13                                                                                     

“I'd like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony…”

Compiling the New Testament (Part 1 of 3)

Monday, 29th June 2020

Have you ever wondered who compiled the New Testament and when the documents were written? There are many books which talk about this subject. However, in these three papers we propose to let the New Testament provide evidence. A key point that will be established is that all four Gospel records were available in the First Century. We will see also that the brethren and sisters in the early ecclesias were familiar with the Gospel records.

The Word of God Grew

Early in the First Century we learn of the increase in the number of believers:

"The Suffering Servant"

Sunday, 28th June 2020

Readings: 1 Samuel 9, Isaiah 53, Revelation 15, 16

To-day is that day above all others when we "consider him, our dear Saviour". He suffered incredible pain, yet somehow it pleased the Lord to bruise him and to put him to grief. He: "...endured such contradiction of sinners against himself" (Hebrews 12:3 AV). He suffered all of this for our sakes. So what of ourselves - do we ever suffer for his sake?

Light and Darkness

Monday, 22nd June 2020

It was no coincidence that on the first day of creation the Lord God brought light to our planet. There can be no life on earth without light. Yes, we humans have electric light in our houses, and amazing LED torches with long lasting batteries, but eventually we would run out of food. We have to eat, and our food is mainly of plant origin – potatoes, bread and cabbages. Even when we dine on meat or drink milk, the herbivores or fish they come from live on grass or plankton. All these plants must have light for the vital chemical process of photosynthesis. This allows them to create the sugars and starches on which the rest of us depend. So God said, “Let there be light”, and life on earth began; plants first, then birds and fish, and eventually animals like us.

“Under whose wings thou art come to trust”

Sunday, 21st June 2020

Readings: Ruth 3, 4, Isaiah 45, Revelation 1, 2

The book of Ruth is a wonderful story, a timeless story, containing in shadow, details of The Lord God’s purpose which began in Eden. It is a story about redemption, about a gentile bride being prepared for her husband.

Those words, spoken by the destitute and distraught Moabite maiden to her newly found mother-in-law Naomi, have echoed down the centuries. In her abject misery and poverty, Ruth was certain that there was nowhere else in the world she should go. Security and true happiness could only be found in Israel and with their God, and her determination was to accompany Naomi wherever she went, for with Naomi she would be safe and sure:-

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