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Recent articles

Angels at Work

Monday, 14th December 2020

Our custom of daily Bible readings takes us on a regular course through the scriptures and reveals a great deal of information about the work of the angels across both Old and New Testaments. This short study will be a reminder of many things which you already know.

Simon Son of Jonas

Sunday, 13th December 2020

Readings: Job 15, Habakkuk 2, 1 Peter 3-5

“Simon, son of Jonas lovest thou me?” (John 21:17 AV). How harsh these words would have sounded to the apostle Peter. Yet, like us, Peter had to learn true discipleship through chastisement. At times, he had the right attitude and answer. Remember how John records in John 6:66: “From that time many of his disciples went back and walked no more with him”, after Jesus had said how they must eat his flesh and drink his blood? Yet it was Peter who would boldly declare: “Lord to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life”.

“Run with patience” (Hebrews 12)

Monday, 7th December 2020

At the commencement of Hebrews 12, the Writer exhorts us to “run with patience the race that is set before us”. This section of the letter to the Hebrews begins at the end of chapter 10 with a quotation from the prophecy of Habakkuk: “The just [Revised Version, “my righteous one”] shall live by faith” (Hebrews 10:38; Habakkuk 2:4). The “righteous one” is first and foremost the Lord Jesus Christ. We are then given a roll call of faithful servants from the past and the expression, “by faith” or “through faith” (Greek, pistis) occurs no less than twenty times in Hebrews 11 – the emphasis being on putting faith into practice.

Some Thoughts on Hebrews 11

Sunday, 6th December 2020

Readings: Job 8, Micah 3, 4, Hebrews 13

In this well-known chapter on faith, the apostle Paul describes what faith is in terms of the effect it should have on believers. He then gives his readers a list of faithful men and women who have demonstrated in their lives those qualities motivated by their faith.

The Hebrew believers knew full well that faith was belief in God’s word, but they needed to be forcefully reminded what was involved in the demonstration of faith especially when, as a nation, their whole system of culture and worship was soon to be destroyed and their individual faith, as brothers and sisters, was shortly to be put to the test.

Amos – Herdsman and Prophet (Part 3 of 3) – Redemption for the Few

Monday, 30th November 2020

The Puzzle of Chapter 5: Israel’s destruction is unchangeable but God calls for repentance. If He is determined to destroy them, why beg them to forget the Bethel shrine and return to Him: “Seek me and live; but do not seek Bethel” (Amos 5:4,5). Why tantalise them with the prospect of salvation – “Hate evil, and love good, and establish justice in the gate; it may be that the Lord, the God of hosts, will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph” (v15) – when He has determined they are beyond saving and has decided to abandon them to Assyria? Why encourage a hope of salvation when He plans their destruction? “Woe to you who desire the day of the Lord! Why would you have the day of the Lord? It is darkness, and not light” (v18).

Listen! (Issue 179)

Monday, 30th November 2020
Issue 179 - Listen
It’s a polarised world out there. Whether it’s racial discrimination, political alliances, immigration, how to stop coronavirus, how to raise your kids or what the priorities of society should be, it seems that everyone has an opinion, and everyone is certain that the ‘other side’ is not only wrong, but dangerous. As believers in a kingdom to come, and strangers in this world, we benefit from a certain detachment from this state of affairs, even if we might have our own views on some of these topics. And with that detachment, what becomes evident is how little the two ‘sides’ listen to one another. Teachers are often keen to point out that “listen” is an anagram of “silent”: we cannot truly begin to listen until we still our thoughts and words, and leave space to hear another.

On the Way to Salvation

Sunday, 29th November 2020

Readings: Esther 5, 6, Amos 9, Hebrews 1, 2

Unfortunately, although we have put on Christ and have chosen to walk the road to salvation that is offered through the Lord Jesus, we are still only human and because of that we often find ourselves drifting off course and following the path that the world follows. I believe this human attitude to which we are susceptible is found in our reading today in Esther:

Amos, the Herdman of Tekoa

Sunday, 22nd November 2020

Readings: Nehemiah 10, Amos 2, 1 Timothy 4, 5

Each of our readings at the present time is set during a time of difficulty for the people of God. Amos would warn that God would send the people of Israel (the Northern tribes): “into captivity beyond Damascus” because they disobeyed Him (Amos 5:27 AV).

Amos – Herdsman and Prophet (Part 1 of 3) – The Hidden History

Monday, 16th November 2020

Jeroboam II – great king or disaster? History describes a brilliant strategist, victorious in battle, who greatly expanded Israel’s territory. He brought wealth and prosperity during his long reign. A great king then? No! God’s book is dismissive: “He did what was evil in the sight of the Lord” (2 Kings 14:24). This reminds us forcibly that public approval is not important.

“Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.”                                                                                                       (James 4:4)