News from the Christadelphian Magazine Office in Birmingham for September 2020

The last few months have presented many challenges and our prayers are with those around the world who are ill or lonely or suffering, the bereaved, those facing unemployment or hardship and many others affected by coronavirus. Considerable efforts to contain the outbreak continue, from governments and front line care workers to scientists searching for… Read More News from the Christadelphian Magazine Office in Birmingham for September 2020

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Thought for today in CoViD times: He looked round about (Peter Banyard)

The single word translated ‘look round about’ is used sparingly, mainly in Mark’s Gospel record, and with but one exception refers to the Lord’s piercing scrutiny of people or situations. In the synagogue was a man with a withered hand, probably planted by the Pharisees as a trap. When questioned by Jesus on whether doing… Read More Thought for today in CoViD times: He looked round about (Peter Banyard)

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Lovely to have so many people joining this morning service

It was really very nice to have people from different ecclesiae all over Great-Britain and Belgium joining this morning zoom-casting. It is also very nice to see that many ecclesiae are streaming their services. Some are finding it easier to meet together than they used to — with someone, maybe not local. The internet in… Read More Lovely to have so many people joining this morning service

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CoViD-19 creating an extraordinary time of need

The pandemic has created an extraordinary time of need. It has a horrific effect on the health of some. It has created financial hardship for many as unemployment reaches levels last seen in the 1929-1939  Great Depression. Until now it was the longest and most severe depression ever experienced by the industrialized Western world, sparking… Read More CoViD-19 creating an extraordinary time of need

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Priorities for our Christadelphian community and for the spreading of Good News

In Belgium we are a very very tiny community. Our mother-church in England has many baptised members and everywhere in Great-Britain you shall be able to find Christadelphian Halls. Not so in Belgium, the Netherlands nor in France. We are not so lucky or not so blessed. The difference with us and other Christian denominational… Read More Priorities for our Christadelphian community and for the spreading of Good News

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Today’s Thought “God’s servant will succeed! He will be raised up, exalted, highly honoured!” (Weekend of 2020 June 27-28)

In today’s chapter from the Book of Isaiah, we hear about a servant who shall deal prudently, though would be exalted and extolled, and be very high. We have a twofold aspect of Messiah in sufferings and glory. “ Behold, my servant shall deal wisely, he shall be exalted and lifted up, and shall be… Read More Today’s Thought “God’s servant will succeed! He will be raised up, exalted, highly honoured!” (Weekend of 2020 June 27-28)

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Today’s Thought “To whom will ye liken me, and make me equal, and compare me, that we may be like? ” (June 22)

We continue our thought about man making himself a god or worshipping more than one god. In today’s reading of Isaiah 46 and 47 Jehovah God asks the house of Jacob, and all the remnant of the house of Israel, which are borne by Him from the belly, which are carried from the womb: “3… Read More Today’s Thought “To whom will ye liken me, and make me equal, and compare me, that we may be like? ” (June 22)

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Coronavirus and Closure of the Christadelphian meeting rooms

For weeks now our ecclesiae have been closed for actual gatherings. All of our face-to-face meetings are still cancelled for the time being, though we will take every opportunity to keep in touch and have remote services, via Hangouts, Google Meets and Houseparty. It is not clear how long these social distancing measures will be… Read More Coronavirus and Closure of the Christadelphian meeting rooms

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Today’s Thought “Let brotherly love continue” (June 06)

Today’s Thought “Let brotherly love continue” (June 06) As Christadelphians we are brothers and sisters in Christ, which means we should love each other as brothers and sisters, being part of a great family. Whatever might happen in this world we should Keep on loving each other as brothers and sisters. (Hebrews 13:1) The world… Read More Today’s Thought “Let brotherly love continue” (June 06)

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Today’s thought “Godly and dignified” (May 22)

Today’s thought “Godly and dignified” (May 22) We live in a world where those in authority are constantly being challenged. Where democracy is practised, elections become public confrontations. An earnest and committed Bible believer has feelings of dismay. What attitudes should they take? In the early days of our community, the pioneers were confronted in… Read More Today’s thought “Godly and dignified” (May 22)

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Today’s thought “Inflicting vengeance on those who do not know God” (May 20)

Today’s thought “Inflicting vengeance on those who do not know God” (May 20) My thoughts today arose largely from the challenging words of Paul in the first two chapters of his second letter to the Thessalonians. Let us appreciate that when the lessons in God’s word are particularly challenging to us and we struggle to… Read More Today’s thought “Inflicting vengeance on those who do not know God” (May 20)

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Today’s thought “Received the word with all eagerness” (May 6)

Today’s thought “Received the word with all eagerness” (May 6) Acts 16-17 How do we “receive” God’s word? It is ‘food’ to nourish and build up our minds. We continue to read about the ‘adventures’ of Paul – the challenges he faced as he went from place to place to spread the true message of… Read More Today’s thought “Received the word with all eagerness” (May 6)

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Today’s thought “A new commandment” (April 20)

Today’s thought “A new commandment” (April 20) The two chapters (13 & 14) we read today in John’s gospel are two of the most thought challenging chapters in the whole of the Bible. Jesus is giving his disciples an intense personal exhortation. These provide us with hours of study and meditation. John, the “disciple whom… Read More Today’s thought “A new commandment” (April 20)

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