Isaiah 44

 44:9–20 The Idolater and His God

This section is in stark contrast with verses 6 to 8 in which Yahweh asserts His power and proclaims His involvement and activity on behalf of His people. In the case of idols, all … Read more “Isaiah 44”

Why Art Thou Cast Down, O My Soul?

Poor Job knew only too well the experience of “wearisome nights”, tossing back and forth on his bed, as tormenting anxieties left him sleepless and depressed. The aim of our current series is to explore the theme of “Psalms for … Read more “Why Art Thou Cast Down, O My Soul?”

The Epistle to the Romans

This monumental Epistle, written from Corinth towards the end of Paul’s stay there, forms a significant part of our daily New Testament readings for July and August. Surely no other single book in Scripture contains so much on such vital … Read more “The Epistle to the Romans”

Russia, Syria and the Black Sea Fleet

When we think of Syria, we tend to remember incidents such as Saul travelling on the road to Damascus, and hence a land locked country to the north-east of Israel. It can be easy to forget that squeezed between Lebanon … Read more “Russia, Syria and the Black Sea Fleet”

Men Ought Always to Pray with Confidence and Not Faint

Jesus’ disciples once asked him why he spoke in parables and the answer he gave was quite astonishing. The stories he told were very simple; anyone who heard them would easily remember them. However, they were not designed to make … Read more “Men Ought Always to Pray with Confidence and Not Faint”

Enthusiasm

Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old only by deserting their ideals. Years wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.” This quotation is taken from a plaque said to have … Read more “Enthusiasm”

Ye Servants of the Lord

This final article gives a brief overview of many opportunities that abound in the ecclesia(s) for brethren and sisters to play a meaningful role, that is, to help contribute to the health and vitality of the “body” and in serving
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The Body of Christ

The first of three articles on the theme of “One Body, Many Members” highlights the need for the ecclesial “body” to respond to the mind of Christ, its “Head”. The unity yet diversity of the body of Christ with all
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The One Body

The following article is taken from Principles and Proverbs by Brother Islip Collyer. It is to be found as chapter 7 in Part 1 of the book entitled Principles.

Of all Scriptural principles, this may seem the simplest. Almost any … Read more “The One Body”

Primary Activities in Ecclesial Life

It is increasingly obvious that our community can so easily lose sight of its relationship with Christ as “head of the body” and, lacking commitment to Christ, drift into a self-orientated attention to many other temporal things. So the second
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As Unto the Lord

When God gathers out of the Gentiles a people for His Name, in most circumstances He provides an ecclesial environment within which the new converts can grow and contribute to the wellbeing of others. For those of us who have … Read more “As Unto the Lord”