The storyline is so simple yet the message is extremely powerful. The comments by Jesus are as follows; “The kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, which, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it.” (Matthew 13:45&46). We can imagine the… Read More The Pearl of Great Price
• Nominal Friends of the Truth Take first the individual who simply gives in his adhesion to the truth in its doctrinal form: he has come to the conclusion that the popular doctrines are fables, and the things concerning the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, are the truth; but it is… Read More Nominal Friends of the Truth
The beginning and ending of an exhortation by Brother John Woodward on 9/8/2019 at the Shenandoah Valley Virginia McInturff Christadelphian Meeting. “Good morning . What a great blessing we have to be here this morning, to know our God, to have an understanding of His Word and to believe in the things that he has… Read More Simplicity in Christ in a Nutshell
“All those who were in distress or in debt or discontented gathered around him, and he became their leader” (1Sa 22:2). Here is the beginning of David’s new flock — these were the “sheep” he was to protect from the beasts of prey! In the fulfillment of this Old Testament type, the New Testament finds… Read More Today’s thought July 9 Reading 1 – 1 Samuel 22:2 – Leader of the distressed giving rest and being elevated to kingship
The following is a list of some of the important beliefs of the early Christians that we have considered in previous articles. Many times you could hear others saying that Christadelphians are a cult and do not keep to Christian doctrine or Christology, the Christian reflection, teaching, and doctrine concerning Jesus of Nazareth, concerning a… Read More List of some of the important beliefs of the early Christians
During our daily lives many of us have to travel from one place to another. We need to get to work, to purchase food, to take children to school or perhaps to visit friends or relatives. For all these journeys we need to make appropriate arrangements. As we travel we encounter many other people also… Read More Travelling
Mankind has received the Word of God in which we can find words of many prophets, a.o. also of the son of man called Jeshua ben Joseph the ben ha-Elohim or son of God. That son of man born in Bethlehem, grew up in Nazareth and went out preaching about his heavenly Father, the God… Read More The son of man given authority by God
In the previous postings we came to see that Jesus walked on this earth as a son of man, was seen by many, and was impaled. After his death he was put in a grave to be resurrected by his heavenly Father. In case this son of man would be God having come in a man, how does that fit the bible sayings and who, after faking His death and resurrection (because God cannot die), would be than the mediator between Him and man? In this article we look further at this son of man who is our saviour and mediator between God and man.… Read More When you believe Jesus is God: who do you think is the mediator? #2 Firstborn from the dead our advocate
Today’s Thought “Rejoicing” (June 11) Today we may hear wonderful words in Isaiah 35. We get to hear that there shall come a time when the desert [wilderness] and dry land will ·become happy [rejoice]. We may count on it that the desert [arid plain; or Arabah] will be glad and will ·produce flowers [blossom;… Read More Today’s Thought “Rejoicing” (June 11)
Today’s Thought “The earth shall be full of …” (May 21) Today’s Isaiah chapter is that marvellous one which tells us of the time to come when “the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD as the waters cover the sea” (11:9). The first part of the chapter is about the work… Read More Today’s Thought “The earth shall be full of …” (May 21)
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)
Today’s thought “Therefore nations will praise you forever …” (January 25) The above quotation is found in the final verse of today’s Psalm 45. The whole Psalm is an awesome heart challenging description of the kingdom – and of Jesus – saying that “grace is poured upon your lips; therefore God has blessed you forever”… Read More Today’s thought “Therefore nations will praise you forever …” (January 25)
Today’s thought “Great is the LORD, who delights in …” (January 18) David’s Psalm 35, we read today, comes to a most interesting climax. We read, “Great is the LORD, who delights in the welfare of his servant!” And what is David’s reaction to sensing the Lord’s delight in him? “Then my tongue shall tell… Read More Today’s thought “Great is the LORD, who delights in …” (January 18)
After having followed the series “Key to the Bible” and having read Concluding thought by the article series “Key to the Bible” you might wonder how to become a Christadelphian. Being a Christadelphian requires a great commitment. first of all a commitment to God, second a commitment to Christ and the a commitment to the… Read More How to become a Christadelphian
Human beings have always been interested in the reasons why they are here and what would happen to them after they die. In our regions the dead are not placed on a fire, but are put in a grave or in an incinerator, according to the Bible to become dust, though the majority of people… Read More Is there life beyond the grave?
The fulfilment of Bible prophecy can be a powerful faith builder. To witness events come to pass that were prophesied thousands of years ago in the Bible, renews our confidence in the sure Word of God. Therefore let us examine all the Bible prophecies, see which ones came to be and which ones still have to pass.… Read More Sign of the Times and the Last Days #3 Coming events revealed in the prophetic writings
Having come into a time of many natural disasters (tsunamis, floods, earthquakes, cyclones, storms), famines and wars we should be aware that it can well be that we are now living in a special period and a time of many signs, which should awaken us or make us alert for times to come.
“42 “Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming. 43 But be sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what time of the night the thief was coming, he would have been on the alert and would not have allowed his house to be broken into. 44 For this reason you also must be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think He will.” (Matthew 24:42-44, NASB)… Read More Sign of the Times and the Last Days #2 Wars, natural disasters, famine and false Messiahs
In the Holy Scriptures or the Bible we find that the Nazarene master teacher Jeshua (Jesus Christ of Nazareth) was asked “…What will be the sign of your coming, and of the end of the age?” (Matthew 24:3) The apostles probably where thinking of having Jesus speaking about the end of the Roman Empire and… Read More Sign of the Times and the Last Days #1 The Son of man revealing
From the first Book of the Bible we learn already that God has a Plan for His creation and that there would come some one who shall bring an end to all misery and death. That sent one from God shall be authorised by God to speak and act in His Name. He would be… Read More What is the Kingdom of God?
At last, the plan of God comes to its climax. After thousands of years of preparation, the people of the Kingdom are brought together. The leaders and princes are the faithful disciples from all ages, raised from the dead with the apostles to reign with their King. The subjects are the restored Israel, and the… Read More Wilderness Transformed