July 15, 2014
James and John — Inseparable brothers There are the four places where Jesus’ apostles are named: Matthew 10:2-4, Mark 3:16-19, Luke 6:13-16, and Acts 1:13. Though the order of the list changes each time, three things remain the same. The list always starts with Peter, ends with Judas Iscariot (except for Acts 1:13, since by […]
July 15, 2014
Confucius said, “To see what is right, and to not do it, is want of courage, or of principle.” We know that our God always does right, as Abraham said in his prayer, “Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?” The children of Israel were commanded to do right, as we read […]
Categories: Minute Meditations
July 15, 2014
Knowing Jesus “To know and be known by Jesus.” This was the answer a friend of mine gave when asked in a devotion what she wanted to accomplish in this life. Profound, I thought, but what do those two concepts mean? As far as “being known by Jesus,” we can look to parables about his […]
Categories: Reflection
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