God is calling people of faith. He’s calling people not to believe what they want to believe, but to believe what he’s revealed. God is not a God of confusion. Faith Foundations Podcast Series This series of First Principle or “Faith Foundation Podcasts” is a recreation of an original series of Radio Broadcasts created by… Read More God is calling people of faith
Excerpts from the Book of Matthew: from “The Holy Peshitta of the Assembly of Jerusalem.” Matthew 6:24: 24“No man is able to serve two masters, for he will either hate one and he will love the other; or he will honour one and he will treat the other with disrepute. You are not able… Read More Slave for people and God
In our busy, fast-paced lives, it can feel like the hours fly by and we don’t have enough moments to devote to the activities and pursuits that truly inspire or energise us. We are so taken by our daily duties, we often forget Who is giving us all the hours and minutes of the day… Read More Busy, fast-paced lives, thinking there are not enough hours for God
Looking forward and hoping that all work shall bring in more people to read the articles and get to think about the most important matters in life.… Read More Reaching more people every day
Will God Ever End Suffering? This is the whole point that is so often missed. The assumption is made that God is to blame for suffering (which, as we have seen, He is not); that all suffering is bad (which is wrong); that if God allows suffering He therefore does not love us (when it… Read More Suffering and the God of Love #5 Will God Ever End Suffering?
We have already seen that we cannot blame God for causing suffering, it is our fault whether we like it or not. But if God has the power to stop it and does not, it might be argued that He must take some of the blame. Suppose you were an expert swimmer, and you saw… Read More Suffering and the God of Love #4 Does God Allow Suffering Because He Does Not Love Us?
Initially this seems like a foolish question, after all no one likes to suffer. It is unpleasant, but that does not mean it is bad. It is possible for something to be unpleasant and yet useful at the same time. Remember that particularly nasty medicine you probably had at some time? It was unpleasant —… Read More Suffering and the God of Love #3 Is Suffering Necessarily Bad?
If we think about it carefully, we find that there are basically four kinds of suffering in the world: Suffering caused deliberately by humans In this category are included war, robbery and murder. If a person (or a nation) sets out to deliberately kill, maim, rob or cheat, then a great deal of suffering will… Read More Suffering and the God of Love #2 Is God Responsible for Suffering?
There is no doubt at all that the problem of suffering is one of the greatest problems a Christian has to face. It has probably caused more people to lose faith, and prevented more people from finding faith, than almost any other problem. It is the argument most often used by atheists when they want… Read More Suffering and the God of Love #1 Intro
Mark 8 During his public life, Jesus played it clear to get whole crowds behind him. Many of them came to see his miracle works but also to hear him tell, for them he seemed like a master. Today’s lecture tells us that those listeners sometimes forgot to bring food and drink, so they looked… Read More Denying yourself and doing God’s Will while following Jesus
““1 «For the Chief Musician; set to the Gittith. A Psalm of David.» O Jehovah, our Lord, How excellent is thy name in all the earth, Who hast set thy glory upon the heavens! 2 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou established strength, Because of thine adversaries, That thou… Read More Excellent God’s name to be hallowed or sanctified and praised in all the earth
Anyone who does not live righteously and does not love other believers does not belong to God and can not be a Child of God.… Read More Today’s thought “Those who can be a Child of God” (December 17)
Nearly 2 millennia ago a slave and apostle of Jesus Christ wrote letters to his fellow brethren and sisters in Christ. He wrote to them, who were living further away, to share the same precious faith they had. He talked about a faith which was given to them because of the justice and fairness of… Read More Today’s thought “Qualities and feasts of people” (December 14)
Jesus said in John 17:3 that knowing God (and Jesus whom he sent) is the key to obtaining eternal life. So it’s important that we investigate who He is. The Bible reveals God to us as well as telling us how he wants us to live our lives. So what does it say about him?… Read More Today’s thought “Bible Truth: Who is God?” (October 22)
God’s judgements are necessary surgical operations. His mercy is over all His works; and this mercy falls first on Israel. A divine transformation is wrought upon the people whose stony-heartedness has become proverbial, and whose whole history is a testimony of waywardness. The few great and godly men that the nation has produced, among whom… Read More Today’s Thought (August 02): God’s mercy upon all
Today’s thought “For my people who …” (July 9) Today and tomorrow we read the final two chapters of Isaiah. God expresses through the prophet his lament for those who turn away from him, those who “insulted me” – to whom he says, “do not come near me, for I am too holy for you”… Read More Today’s thought “For my people who …” (July 9)
Elements of the Tabernacle to be reared up upon earth, for the glory of God, will be supplied from the ranks of Adam’s descendants in conformity with the divine specifications.… Read More The Tabernacle of God
The world should come to know that there is only One True God Who is the Almighty, Omnipotent, Omniscient, Omnipresent God, Who made His Name known, to be Jehovah. It is before that God that we should walk. “Yea, since the day was I am he; and there is none that can deliver out of… Read More An Eternal, Omnipotent, Omniscient, Omnipresent God for us
The Christadelphian Magazine’s £1 book of the month for May is God’s Spirit in Work and Word by Brother Fred Pearce. This work has proved to be valuable to many in their review of this subject. It is in two parts: the first part shows how God used the power of His Spirit to promote… Read More Special Offer – ‘God’s Spirit in Work and Word’
“God who knows the heart …” Today we read about a conference of a serious nature that took place in Jerusalem among the disciples and other principal brethren; it was about problems that had arisen among the believers. Some of the Pharisees who were now believers in Christ were saying that the Gentiles whom Paul… Read More Today’s thought “God who knows the heart …” (May 05)