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Recent articles

“Health, Disease and Healing”

Thursday, 1st July 2021
During the nineteenth century child-birth was hazardous. Even when the baby was healthy, many mothers died of puerperal infection, commonly called “childbed fever”. Strangely, the risk of contracting this condition was highest when the baby was delivered in hospital, where the death rate could be 25%.  By contrast, the obstetrician Dr Semmelweis was able to achieve a mortality rate of less than 1%! What was his secret? It was quite simple; he washed his hands before delivering the baby!

The Beasts of Revelation (Part 2 of 2)

Monday, 28th June 2021

Revelation 5 describes a scroll sealed at different points so that as each seal was broken a new scene was revealed. The sixth seal leaped to the conclusion of the prophecy, and the final seal opened a series of trumpets which successively revealed intervening detail leapt over at the sixth seal.

These sequential visions, stepping John through future history, were interspersed with individual visions painting additional detail as appendices to the overall flow of the prophecy. Chapter 13 is one of those appendices.

Isolated but Not Alone

Sunday, 27th June 2021

Readings: 1 Samuel 7-8; Isaiah 52; Revelation 14

Ever since March 2020, I have been self-isolating due to coronavirus. With a two-year-old grandson it came as a huge disappointment that we could not see him (except through a closed window). Whilst the need to self-isolate has been a challenge at times, we have been able to talk to our grandson using internet video chats and we even celebrated my father’s 80th birthday using this technology. Whilst I have been able to keep in touch with my family in this way, the greatest blessing is that I live with my wife and daughter and we have been able to break bread, do the readings and comfort one another.

The Beasts of Revelation (Part 1 of 2)

Monday, 21st June 2021

This short study, in 2 parts, is based John’s vision of two beasts, one rising from the sea, the second from the earth, described in Revelation 13.

The overarching theme of Revelation is the conflict between Jerusalem and Babylon; a conflict which will be resolved ultimately in the downfall of Babylon and all that it represents with Jerusalem triumphant. But for now, Babylon is ‘allowed’ to appear dominant. This is relevant background to our study because chapter 13 makes clear how power wielded against the saints operates only under licence. Babylon is ‘permitted’ to be dominant within prescribed limits of time and extent.

“Thy will be done”

Sunday, 20th June 2021

Readings: Ruth 1-2: Isaiah 44; Jude

Our thoughts from the readings are about the efforts we need to make in order to do God’s will.

Isaiah and the reference to Jacob

In Isaiah 44:1-2, God refers to Israel as Jacob my servant, and at the same time, tells us He formed him from the womb.  This is repeated in v24, why? We suggest it is to remind us of the struggle that took place there; a struggle that became a feature of Jacob’s life, leading to the occasion when he was renamed Israel.

Struggling, wrestling Jacob

Isaiah and Hezekiah

Monday, 14th June 2021

In Isaiah 36–39 we come upon an historical section in Isaiah’s prophecy. The work of the prophets sometimes included the writing of history, of which there are many illustrations throughout the scriptures. The history of Hezekiah is (considering the condensed nature of the scriptures) very fully recorded. When we put together the accounts of Kings, Chronicles and Isaiah, we see quite a large picture of his life and work; and the important crises through which he lived and in which he played so large a role. In 2 Chronicles 32:32 we are told that “the rest of the acts of Hezekiah, and his goodness … are written in the vision of Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, and in the book of the kings of Judah and Israel”.

Hezekiah; The Reformer

Sunday, 13th June 2021

Readings: Judges 12-13; Isaiah 37; 1 Peter 3-5

As we meet around the emblems of our Master’s sacrifice, our exhortation today will be based on the life of Hezekiah, taking lessons from his zeal to put matters right in the sight of God and from his errors.

God’s estimation of him is found in 2 Kings 18:5:He trusted in the LORD God of Israel; so that after him was none like him among all the kings of Judah, nor any that were before him.”  He also made mistakes; we will be able to take encouragement from this, knowing that we are not perfect.

Faith and Works: Harmony or Discord?

Monday, 7th June 2021

When I was growing up, living with my parents in London, we lived on a main road, and opposite was a chapel. Outside that chapel was a huge poster with the following verse on it: “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).

I used to see that verse every day, whenever I looked out of my bedroom window, and so I became very familiar with it. I suppose as a child I just took this verse for granted. But I did of course know what it meant – that Jesus had died for us. That was the way in which God commends His love toward us.

“I Will Never Leave Thee, nor Forsake Thee”

Sunday, 6th June 2021

Readings: Judges 1; Isaiah 30; Hebrews 13

I would like to commence by quoting some words from our third reading in the Bible Companion for today; Hebrews 13:14 (AV):

“For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.”

“The Coming Kingdom of God”

Tuesday, 1st June 2021
“Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” (Matthew 6:10). How many times have you said or heard these words? They are part of the well known prayer which Jesus taught his disciples.