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Recent articles

The New Testament and Inspiration (Part 1 of 2)

Monday, 25th November 2019

The Christadelphian Statement of Faith has as its foundation or first statement:

“That the book currently known as the Bible, consisting of the Scriptures of Moses, the prophets, and the apostles, is the only source of knowledge concerning God and His purposes at present extant or available in the earth, and that the same were wholly given by inspiration of God in the writers, and are consequently without error in all parts of them, except such as may be due to errors of transcription or translation.”

The evidence is then given with the following passages from the Bible:

Reflecting on Bible Prayers (Part 2 of 2)

Monday, 18th November 2019

Remaining in the Old Testament

Sometimes, sisters may feel that they are dependent on the brothers for effective prayer, but this is not necessarily so. Whilst there are clear instructions regarding public prayer, the prayers of sisters are no less heard than those of the brothers.

Our example is from Genesis, and I include it as it demonstrates that the women too had access to the Father by prayer. The woman concerned is Rebekah, the wife of Isaac.

How Is Your Building?

Sunday, 17th November 2019

Readings: Nehemiah 4, Hosea 14, 1 Thessalonians 3, 4

Today we are not thinking about a building as a structure, we are thinking about it as an activity that we are all called to share.

In the book of Nehemiah, we are introduced to someone who was distraught by the state of Jerusalem but wasn’t going to leave it at that. He prayed, and most importantly he planned, so that he was able to do what he prayed about, and in Nehemiah 2:6, God responded to his prayers and he was sent on a task. It was all about rebuilding the city, a call to do the work of God.

Reflecting on Bible Prayers (Part 1 of 2)

Monday, 11th November 2019

“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us – whatever we ask – we know that we have what we asked of Him.”
(1 John 5:14,15)

To know that God hears us is an amazing comfort, and no doubt had also been to all the Old and New Testament characters who served the living God.

Ready to Give an Answer of the Hope That Is in You

Sunday, 10th November 2019

Readings: Ezra 5, 6, Hosea 7, Acts 25, 26

One of our duties as a brother or sister in Christ is to be ready and willing to preach the gospel message to those around us. This is not always an easy thing to do. Even when speaking to friends who we know well, we can sometimes feel foolish for preaching that a man, thousands of years ago, was raised from the dead and that his death is able to save us from our sins.

The task of preaching becomes harder when those to whom we preach are antagonistic towards our beliefs. We may be ridiculed or criticised for believing such things. As a result, we may be less likely to preach again in the future.

God’s Appeal to Wayward Israel through Hosea

Monday, 4th November 2019

The Book of Hosea broadly divides into two parts– Chapters 1-3 introduce the personal story of the marriage Hosea and Gomer which illustrates the prophetic message given in Chapters 4-14. Hosea was not just inspired to utter and write words, powerful though they are in conveying the message and character of God. In his unhappy marriage Hosea lived the message and, as far as was humanly possible, entered into the feelings of the Lord God. So, there are two suffering husbands in the prophecy. Hosea represents the Lord God in relationship to His people. Gomer stands for the Northern Kingdom of Israel.

From the blogosphere (Issue 176)

Sunday, 3rd November 2019
Issue 176

I’m painfully aware I may have lost some readers just from the title. What on earth is ‘the blogosphere’?

Let me explain – and I promise that if you make it through this paragraph, there will nothing technical thereafter. A blog (short for ‘web-log’) is a website consisting of diary-style entries (or ‘posts’), normally appearing in date order. For example, someone might write a travel blog, where each week they write about where they’ve been and what they’ve been up to. It’s a way of keeping in touch with friends and family, but it’s usually also open to public view. People blog about everything and anything – there are cooking blogs, music blogs, news blogs, politics blogs, and so on. Because they are so easy to create, there are now several hundred million blogs – collectively known as ‘the blogosphere’.

Baptism for Believers

Friday, 1st November 2019

Reading: Acts 8

Every day, millions of pounds are spent by advertisers and companies who offer ‘a new you!’ This can be achieved simply by buying a new outfit of clothes. It could be something more drastic or expensive like improvements to our appearance or lifestyle – get rid of grey hair, have a face lift, buy a new car or bigger house. Always these offers depend on material possessions to improve our self-esteem, and make us feel better about ourselves. However, in time, we learn that these changes to our lives are only fleeting and have no lasting effect.