Morning and Evening

From the very beginning of our creation God established an evening and morning as the wo defining moments of a day (Gen 1:5). They act like two bookends, helping us to distin­guish the start and finish of daily consideration and … Read more “Morning and Evening”

Letters to the Editor – Vol. 22.4

Dear Brethren,

Greetings in our soon to be realised Hope.

Thank you for your work in The Lampstand magazine where you address difficult verses and issues. I regularly look forward to reading these articles because I believe they are very

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From Gethsemane to Golgotha – Isaiah 53

In the shadows of Gethsemane, he said to his three friends, “My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death”. The Son of God, who could still the fury of wind and storm, was now engulfed in a storm of a … Read more “From Gethsemane to Golgotha – Isaiah 53”

Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians Part XV

iii. Stand fast in liberty, and cast out the slaves! (4:28–5:1)

28 Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise. 29 But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after Read more “Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians Part XV”

Chapter Four – “Think on These Things”

One Mind in Christ v1-3

Paul begins chapter four with a rebuke directed at two sisters – Euodias and Syntyche. How carefully and tenderly he frames his words: “my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown1Read more “Chapter Four – “Think on These Things””

James the Just (Part 1)

The Epistle of James is one filled with immense power. We often think of it as being a very practical book and, although this is true, it is so much more. It is a letter that drills down deep into … Read more “James the Just (Part 1)”

We Must All Appear at the Judgment Seat of Christ

The above statement was made by the Apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 5:10. It is followed by words which seem to reflect his Damascus Road experience, “Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men (v11)”. We know that … Read more “We Must All Appear at the Judgment Seat of Christ”

Christ and Freewill

All the problems of life and all the truths of revelation are brought to a focus in Christ. His life and death show in a living example the working out of problems which baffle human judgment and defy human … Read more “Christ and Freewill”

Ecclesiastes and Other Studies

It is “a pity that so few biblical scholars have been poets” laments Brother LG Sargent in Ecclesiastes and Other Studies. Brother Sargent was a highly competent poet, as can be appreciated in the soaring poetry of Hymn 91 … Read more “Ecclesiastes and Other Studies”

How to Live Long and See Good

“Wisdom doesn’t necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.” It was Elihu who observed, “Great men are not always wise: neither do the aged understand judg­ment”. There are some who have had twenty years’ experience, … Read more “How to Live Long and See Good”

The “Gold of the Temple” and Financing the Colosseum1

The Roman destruction of the Herodian Temple Mount was a tragedy that is still mourned today. On the 9th day of the Hebrew month Ab (usually in August), Jews worldwide remember the destruction of the First and Second Temples, both … Read more “The “Gold of the Temple” and Financing the Colosseum1”

The Jews of Zakynthos 1

One of the largest of the beautiful islands in the Ionian Sea, Zakynthos, lies to the west of mainland Greece2. In October, 1943, German forces arrived on the island with orders to round up the Jews. A familiar … Read more “The Jews of Zakynthos 1”

“At Evening Time it Shall be Light”

We will not stay to review the Scriptural teaching in respect to the mortality of man and the error of the immortality of the soul. Brother Robert Roberts, as a young man in his early twenties, covered that ground thoroughly … Read more ““At Evening Time it Shall be Light””

Sheba and Dedan

Northern Thunder

During early March, one of the largest military exercises to date, known as ‘The Northern Thunder’ took place in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia initiated a massive military drill in which 20 nations participated. More than 2,500 warplanes, 20,000 … Read more “Sheba and Dedan”

Bombardier Beetle

I first heard about the bombardier beetle when I was around 12 years old. A documentary about some amazing animals and their unique designs were being shown during a Sunday-night lecture and I’ve not forgotten about this little creature since … Read more “Bombardier Beetle”