First John (1)

Even at a superficial reading, it is evident that the first epistle of John contains many wonderful and encouraging themes. For example:

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Revelation Chapter 2:1-7 – Ephesus

Introduction/Background

  •  The letter to the Ephesians gives us a good picture of what life in Ephesus was like:
    • Materialistic – Eph 1:7,18; 2:7; 3:8,16
    • Immoral – Eph 4:20-24; 5:3-5
    • Idolatrous – Eph 2:21; Acts 19:27

 

  • Acts 18:19 records Paul’s
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Song of Solomon (Part 12)

11th Song: 8:5-7
The Joy and Communion of the Marriage

We left the bride earnestly desiring the groom to accompany her to visit the fields and the villages to inspect the new growth. She concluded the song by reminding the

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Grace, and its First Century Context (Part 3)

By grace are ye saved through faith

Understanding the contextual framework of the times should also deepen our appreciation of the powerful concepts that Paul is speaking about in the following reference: “For by grace are ye saved through faith;

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Song of Solomon (Part 11)

10th Song: 7:10 – 8:4
The Bride’s Deep Longing and Ardent Desire for the Groom’s Return

This song expresses the words of the bride only. She commences with words which describe, with prophetic foresight, the undivided unity between Christ and

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Showing Forth the Virtues of God

Since our community’s earliest days, God manifestation has been central to the Christadelphian understanding of Bible teaching. Brother Thomas wrote about the doctrine in Elpis Israel and Eureka and devoted a whole book, Phanerosis, to its exposition. In 1883,

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Song of Solomon (Part 1)

It is common for Bible students to describe the book they are currently studying in glowing terms, often describing it as the most exceptional book in the Bible. It is only natural and allows the student to share their enthusiasm

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Paper! Paper!

There is a story about a businessman who rode the subway into downtown New York every day. He took the escalator up to the street and walked to the corner where he bought a newspaper from a little boy yelling, … Read more “Paper! Paper!”

Because We Love the Brethren

One of the most ennobling experiences in Christ is the love and fellowship of other brethren. For many in Australia this would be very special memories of an early Youth Conference, coming to this bi-annual event as though a stranger, … Read more “Because We Love the Brethren”

1st Epistle of John

John the apostle

John’s family home was in Bethsaida of Galilee and would appear to have been centred around upholding the principles of righteousness. He was the younger brother of James, and Zebedee his father never discouraged his two sons … Read more “1st Epistle of John”