July 15, 2014
Introduction In the previous article in this series, we considered an episode in Timothy’s life that is a reminder of the importance of following our absent leader and role model, the Lord Jesus Christ. While Paul was away from Lystra, Timothy’s hometown, between the First and Second Missionary Journeys, Timothy faithfully followed Paul’s example even […]
Categories: Studies
July 15, 2014
Instructions The instructions for making a sanctuary for God amongst the people was first given back in Exodus 25-28, and after a time of preparation, it was time for the building to begin. Israel was camped at Mount Horeb and had received the Law through Moses. The instruction to make the Tabernacle was part of […]
Categories: Exhortation
July 15, 2014
“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come… But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived” (2Tim 3:1, 13). Introduction There are indeed many ways of destroying the ecclesia, and unfortunately, we can truly see the prophecy of Paul coming to pass in these last […]
Categories: Editorial
June 15, 2014
An ancient Chinese proverb says, “If you won’t want anyone to know, don’t do it.” Most of us have done something that we do not want others to know about. Little children may sneak that cookie before dinner, older children may accidentally break something while roughhousing and hide the evidence, and most adults have done […]
Categories: Minute Meditations
June 15, 2014
The first disciples of Jesus enjoyed the unique benefit of being directly taught by the Master Teacher for a period of three and a half years. What a privilege it must have been to have access to the skilled and perceptive teaching of the Son of God. Yet despite this special opportunity, the disciples were […]
Categories: Reflection
June 15, 2014
One of the things that really impressed me when I was introduced to the Christadelphians over 30 years ago, was the fact that this group of men and women had been held together for over 150 years, not by a institutionalized type of religion, but by a common bond as found in the Scriptures. It […]
Categories: Reflection
June 15, 2014
The motivation that we must all share is to restore In our last article, we looked at the power of our Lord, as manifested in how he works with those who are unwilling to repent of sins unto death. We do not simply “throw the problem over the wall” when we must withdraw from our […]
Categories: Reflection
June 15, 2014
God’s help to Lystra Paul went to Lystra, Timothy’s hometown, during his first missionary journey. As he prepared to leave, Paul told the members of Timothy’s ecclesia: “We must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God” (Acts 14:22). Paul’s message is quite different from the “prosperity gospel” preached in many churches today. That […]
Categories: Studies
June 15, 2014
Seventy-seven times When Lamech says, “If Cain is avenged seven times…” he is not referring to the number of times Cain was avenged, since one can only be avenged once, but rather the generation in which Cain was avenged. That generation was the seventh generation, for it is the generation in which Lamech attempted to […]
Categories: Studies