In Paul’s epistle to the Romans, he dedicates nearly all of chapter 4 to argue (using the example of Abraham) that we are made righteous through faith, not by works of law or circumcision. However, in a chapter which talks … Read more “Psalm 51 – Faith in Forgiveness”
During our lifetimes, the opportunities we are presented with are limited by time. And it is our response to the circumstances of life that can result in poor time management. Take, for instance, the lessons of Ecclesiastes chapter 3. Between … Read more “Redeeming the Time (2)”
Over the last year our vocabulary has been enriched with numerous new words, including ‘self-isolation’, ‘pandemic’, ‘quarantine’, ‘lockdown’, ‘social distancing’, ‘Zoom’, and ‘working from home’. Through the media we are aware of the extent of significant disruption to life, to … Read more “Redeeming the Time (1)”
Jeremiah must have been one of the bravest of all the prophets.
For over 40 years he warned and encouraged a nation which was in advancing spiritual decline; a people who responded with growing resentment and anger. But Jeremiah refused … Read more “Jeremiah 32 – An Investment in the Future”
It is always interesting to know the individuals Paul is writing to when we read his letters, and this letter to the Philippians is no different. Who lived in Philippi? Well, Acts 16:14 tells us that Lydia “a seller of … Read more “No Confidence in the Flesh”
The ecclesia in Rome, like that in Corinth, existed in an environment of great immorality, corruption and debauchery. Rome itself was legendary for its decadence and depravity. A book titled The Politics of Immorality in Ancient Rome1 explores why … Read more “I Am Not Ashamed of The Gospel of Christ”
In Numbers 14 we have a description of the children of Israel murmuring before God. This incident is quoted in the New Testament in the context of the memorial emblems and therefore becomes an important exhortation for us as we … Read more “Murmur Not”
It’s quite incredible that Philip, immediately after the brutal murder of his friend Stephen and the continuing persecution by Saul (v1), continued the brave work of preaching the gospel. Both Stephen and Philip had previously been appointed to attend to … Read more “Courage in the Face of Adversity (Acts 8)”
This exhortation is based on Luke 21 and was given a few days after gatherings of more than ten people were banned in Australia to curb the spread of coronavirus.
How are we all feeling this morning? We may be … Read more “The Beginning is Now”
Our exhortation for this morning is taking us back in mind to that journey, recorded in Luke 24, when the risen Lord joined the company of two disciples on the way to Emmaus. We can imagine the earnest, yet sad, … Read more “Three on the Way to Emmaus”
What think ye of Jesus Christ? Who do ye say that Jesus is? All Christadelphians would agree that developing the mind of Christ is essential: “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus” (Phil 2:5). We … Read more “The Truth As It Is in Jesus”
There was something else which happened at Gilgal, which would have fortified Ehud for the task ahead. Gilgal was the site at which the nation was circumcised. “Make thee sharp knives,” Joshua was told, “and circumcise again the children of … Read more “Ehud – The Power of God’s Right Hand (2)”
Perhaps the hardest thing to appreciate in this life is the ever-present power of God, working amongst His creation to form His character in His children. We doubt His desire to work with us because we continually let Him down … Read more “Ehud – The Power of God’s Right Hand (1)”
Encouragement from Habakkuk
“Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold,
We concluded our previous article by noting that unconditional faith in God’s promises enabled Abraham to be accounted as righteous before God: “Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness” (Gal 3:6). We know this
We live in an age where it is not easy to confess before others that God’s Word is the foundation for everything we do and believe. Sometimes when we express to our non-Christadelphian friends that we believe what God has
What about your heart?
Right in the middle of defending the nation, Amaziah gets side-tracked into serving the very gods of the people he has just defeated. These gods weren’t able to deliver the Edomites, but incredulously, he brought them
We often comment about the destabilising effect of good and bad kings throughout the history of Israel and the ongoing effect on the spiritual barometer of the people. But it’s not about highs and lows when we look at 2
There are two verses in this chapter that highlight the patience of the saints, the keeping of the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus (v12,13). The word translated “patience” is an extremely interesting one. The Gk hupomone has
We often wish from our limited life experiences that our journey to the kingdom would be easier, but we all experience different challenges. The walk to the kingdom is full of hills and valleys, needing to be encountered. When we