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Recent articles

Encouragement from Bible Time Periods (Part 2 of 3)

Monday, 8th February 2021

Students of the Bible have been pondering its prophetic time periods from the earliest days. We saw in Part 1, and now again, that many of their calculations proved to be premature. We should be thankful for this though, because if our Lord had come in say 1870 as Brother John Thomas hoped, we would not be here now, able to hear and respond to the Gospel call! Nevertheless, many of these more recent dates have proved to be significant – stages/events in the development of God’s purpose, and when understood correctly they confirm our confidence as we look back and can see them in their historical context. 1870 did prove to be important, after all.

Questions

Sunday, 7th February 2021

Readings: Exodus 15, Psalm 69, Mark 3

A long time ago my two-year-old daughter was crying persistently. I calmly went into her bedroom and asked why she was crying. It wasn’t really a question; it was more like a statement of “be quiet…will you”. Immediately Sarah stopped crying, thought about the question and replied in a calm voice “I cry for food, sweets, drinks, teddy, lots of things.” Although she had got the tenses wrong, she had taken the question seriously and had thought about it. And from the answer to the question I realised for the first time not to take her crying too seriously, and to simply ask her “what’s wrong?”

What the Bible Says About Creation

Monday, 1st February 2021

Reading: Genesis 1                                                           

What the Bible Says About Creation

Whether or not you are a Bible reader, you probably know that the opening part of the Bible talks about creation. The first two chapters of Genesis explain how the heavens and the earth were made, and were populated with animals, birds and fish and finally human beings. Chapter two specifically explains how God made Adam and Eve, the first man and woman.

Encouragement from Bible Time Periods (Part 1 of 3)

Monday, 1st February 2021

In the Bible, numerous important events and experiences were prophesied (foretold before they happened). Sometimes these are about individuals, more often about the nation of Israel, and ultimately about God’s purpose with the whole earth and its peoples. The timing of these events is sometimes revealed beforehand – we are told when they start, how long they will last, and when they will finish. This is sometimes stated plainly, sometimes in a coded form. The truth of these prophecies is a very powerful argument for the truth of the Bible as a whole, because no human can forecast even a few weeks ahead, never mind many centuries.

God said No

Sunday, 31st January 2021

Readings: Exodus 3, 4, Psalm 56, 57, Romans 9

Sometimes the faithful made requests of the Almighty, and the answer was “No”.

Abram and Sarai were so anxious for a son to fulfil the promises, that Sarai suggested a means by which this might be achieved:

With the Lord in the Psalms (Part 3 of 3)

Monday, 25th January 2021

Thou hast redeemed me

Jesus, “for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame” (Hebrews 12:2). If we can determine what was the driving force in Jesus’ life and capture it in our own, then we will, doubtless, do well. Jesus believed that he would be raised from the dead because he had learnt from his Bible – the Old Testament – that resurrection from the dead to eternal life was part of his Father’s plan.

The Apostle Peter tells us that the prophets searched to see the grace that God had planned in their words saying:

Sufferings through Envy

Sunday, 24th January 2021

Readings: Genesis 39, 40, Psalm 44, Matthew 26

Today's readings concern two men, Joseph and the Lord Jesus Christ, about whom the scriptures contain nothing justifiably adverse. Yet both suffered from people close to them. By close, we mean in the sense of trusted people, like family. In Jesus’s case it could be his disciples, or those who he encountered many times during His ministry. Each was in a life preserving situation; Joseph, providing sustenance for the Egyptians and his own family to whom God made such great and precious promises: Jesus, by whose life, death and resurrection provides a wonderful hope of gaining eternal life.

With the Lord in the Psalms (Part 2 of 3)

Monday, 18th January 2021

I looked for comforters

We saw in Part 1 how David was devastated by Ahithophel’s treachery and we reflected on the Lord’s feelings when Judas betrayed him with a kiss.

But what does one do when one’s trusted advisor is a betrayer? To whom does one turn for support? What impact does such treachery have upon one’s own needs?

Taste and See That God is Good

Sunday, 17th January 2021
How do we taste God’s goodness? It seems that David first performed Psalm 34 in the cave of Adullum to the four hundred men who were dissatisfied with Saul’s rulership and gathered themselves to David. While the acoustics of the cave may have heightened the musical experience, the real power was in the message of his words.

With the Lord in the Psalms (Part 1 of 3)

Monday, 11th January 2021

The young man who rose from feeding his father’s sheep to being possibly the greatest king Israel had, was inspired to write many psalms. They were often penned as a consequence of traumatic events in his life. Many of these psalms provide an insight into David’s mind during these times. They would likewise have provided Jesus with comfort during the trials that he underwent. Understanding the background to these psalms will provide us with instruction and comfort in our lives.

The three parts of this study look in particular at the following topics against the background of David’s experiences:

Part 1.        The treachery of Judas – “Mine own familiar friend