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Knowing Jesus

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 …

The Core Values of Our Faith

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 …

Scriptural Discipline: (6) Restoration!

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 …

Scriptural Discipline: (4) Rebuke and Correction

In the last article we looked at some fundamentals of forgiveness associated with Scriptural discipline. Clearly, all Scriptural discipline is aimed at restoration. Our God delights in mercy and we must too. The first step in forgiving our brother is to have a personal awareness of our own need — …

David and Goliath (1 Samuel 17)

The story of David’s victory over the Philistine giant Goliath was real, of course, but it is also an acted-out parable of the promise of Genesis 3:15. It symbolizes the work of Christ in two different, though related, aspects: Christ’s moral victory over the power of sin in its personal …

Escape from the Matrix

Some time ago, 1999 to be exact, a science fiction movie came out that was both innovative and disturbing; intelligently complex, yet filled with violence. The film was ahead of its time in both subject matter and in special effects. There was nothing ever made like it. It went on …

In Memory of Brother Wesley Booker

Bro. Wesley Booker was a humble man who quietly influenced many lives. He lived a simple life, but there was an unfathomed depth behind his apparent simplicity. For most of his life, Wesley was a fifth grade mathematics teacher. He was also an expert tennis player, and enjoyed coaching others. …