April’s issue of The Christadelphian

This month’s issue of The Christadelphian has its usual range of exposition, practical and community articles, with perhaps something of a concentration on the death and resurrection of Jesus. Brother David Simpson has written a sensitive summary of the Trials of Jesus and the concluding part of Brother Jack Aitkenhead’s two-part series “Pilate Marvelled” considers… Read More April’s issue of The Christadelphian

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Signs of the times – “The US, Israel and the Golan Heights”

Washington’s support for Israel – both in word and deed – was again on display last month when President Trump announced that he was officially recognising the Golan Heights as part of the State of Israel. The Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, was present when the proclamation was signed on March 25 and described… Read More Signs of the times – “The US, Israel and the Golan Heights”

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Today’s thought “The eyes of man are never satisfied” (April 17)

Today’s thought “The eyes of man are never satisfied” (April 17) Proverbs 27 How many people do not brag about what will happen tomorrow? we should know that we don’t really know what will happen then. Though about the future, we have the Book of books which tells us about signs for the latter days.… Read More Today’s thought “The eyes of man are never satisfied” (April 17)

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Today’s thought “The eyes of the Lord …” (April 5)

Today’s thought “The eyes of the Lord …” (April 5) Modern technology is making it possible for the authorities to have “eyes” in many places. This enables them to sometimes identify and track down offenders – or issue publicity to achieve this. In the Proverbs we see the same point is made. Long before human… Read More Today’s thought “The eyes of the Lord …” (April 5)

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Today’s thought “And the LORD heard it” (March 30)

Today’s thought “And the LORD heard it” (March 30) We have a whole range of challenging verses that provoke our thoughts in today’s chapters. The first of these is when, as Numbers 12 starts, “Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses” because his wife was not from the twelve tribes. They said, “Has the LORD indeed… Read More Today’s thought “And the LORD heard it” (March 30)

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Today’s thought “If you receive my words …” (March 24)

Today’s thought “If you receive my words …” (March 24) What a powerful little word “if” can be! It can be like a wheel, it can turn things and situations into the right – or wrong direction! It is a challenging word for us – as to the genuineness of our thinking about what really… Read More Today’s thought “If you receive my words …” (March 24)

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Today’s thought “Fools despise wisdom” (March 23)

Today’s thought “Fools despise wisdom” (March 23) We started reading Proverbs today – it expresses many blunt contrasts – there is a right way of living and a wrong way – and no middle way. We will find comparisons with the parables of Jesus we are reading in Luke, some of which are developed from… Read More Today’s thought “Fools despise wisdom” (March 23)

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Today’s thought “I will extol you, my God and King” (March 21)

Today’s thought “I will extol you, my God and King” (March 21) David’s Psalm 145 is a remarkable song of praise, extolling all that God must be. In reading or singing this Psalm each of us must think carefully about each point David makes. It becomes so easy, especially with hymns we become very familiar… Read More Today’s thought “I will extol you, my God and King” (March 21)

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Today’s thought “Until I find a place for …” (March 16)

Today’s thought “Until I find a place for …” (March 16) “Remember O LORD in David’s favour, all the hardships he endured, how he swore to the LORD and vowed …” (Psalm 132:1,2). The prayer and petition in that Psalm has a very significant lesson for us. What particular thing did David vow to do… Read More Today’s thought “Until I find a place for …” (March 16)

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Today’s thought “But with you there is forgiveness” (March 15)

Today’s thought “But with you there is forgiveness” (March 15) Our Psalms and Luke readings today link together to encourage us to think and live positively in a world that surrounds us with false values. There are times when these greatly affect us and they can threaten to be overwhelming. We have all had times… Read More Today’s thought “But with you there is forgiveness” (March 15)

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Today’s thought “My help comes from the LORD” (March 13)

Today’s thought “My help comes from the LORD” (March 13) Psalm 121 today begins with a question and sometimes this is not recognised. The Psalmist is lifting up his eyes to the hills and asking, “from where does my help come?” The pagan people around and all too often the Jewish people also, looked to… Read More Today’s thought “My help comes from the LORD” (March 13)

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Today’s thought “My soul longs for …” (March 11)

Today’s thought “My soul longs for …” (March 11) The Hebrew word (nephesh) sometimes translated into English as ‘soul’ means a ‘a creature’, something alive. Genesis 1:21,24 are examples, thus when man was created (2:7) he was a “living creature”. Thus, when we read today in Psalm 119:81, we see the sense of the words,… Read More Today’s thought “My soul longs for …” (March 11)

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Today’s thought “I will … fix my eyes …” (March 9)

Today’s thought “I will … fix my eyes …” (March 9) Today we started reading the longest ‘chapter’ in the Bible – Psalm 119. And what an inspiring testimony it is to the wonder of the relationship we can develop with our Creator. “In the way of your testimonies I delight … I will meditate… Read More Today’s thought “I will … fix my eyes …” (March 9)

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Today’s thought “Therefore I will call on him as long as I live” (March 7)

Today’s thought “Therefore I will call on him as long as I live” (March 7) How inspiring are the Psalms we read this morning. Psalm 115 starts: “Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to your name give glory …” God’s name, that is, his reputation for all he has done, beginning with… Read More Today’s thought “Therefore I will call on him as long as I live” (March 7)

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