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Below are our July Light Magazine Bible talks via Zoom

DateTopicSpeaker
July 8The power of FaithAndrew Longman
July 15The power of PrayerSimon Boyd
July 22Why the World needs JesusAlex Wordsworth
July 29God’s Kingdom = Something BetterJJ Mitchell
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46 God's Interactive Plan part 4
4) Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
This plan continues to be worked out in the twenty-first century and its
climax will be the establishment of the kingdom of God on earth.
16 July 2024
John Meadows
45 God's Interactive Plan part 3
3) Destiny is not a matter of chance.
The Bible from God with a unique and compelling message for any individual who cares to take
time and a humble approach to understand its meaning.
9 July 2024
John Meadows
44 God's Interactive Plan part 2
2) The ultimate experience.
Many people are obsessed with amusement and prolonged 'buzz' from whatever life's experience in
a never-ending search for a thrill. But what is the real long-term ultimate experience?
2 July 2024
John Carpenter
43 God's Interactive Plan part 1
1) The power of the visible is the invisible.
We take many things in our environment for granted. We accept at face value that essential
powerful forces exist and are maintained which cannot be seen.
25 June 2024
John Carpenter
42 What did Jesus mean? Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood
It is rather an odd thing to say as Christians are not cannibals! So what do these symbols really mean?
It was the occasion of the Lord's Supper and the first "breaking of bread and drinking of wine"
to remember of Jesus until he returns to Earth. Sometimes called the "Eucharist" or "Communion".
18 June 2024
Stephen Bonner
41 What did Jesus mean? I and My Father are One
What did Jesus mean by the curious phrase "I and My Father are one"?
At first sight it sounds like a trinity verse but it is actually nothing like this - this article explains
the real meaning. See other articles on the Trinity mistake.
11 June 2024
John Morse
40 Who and what are the Prophets
The prophets and their work The Oxford English Dictionary, with its eye on brevity and
accuracy, defines a prophet as: ‘One who speaks for God as the inspired revealer or
interpreter of His will’.
4 June 2024
Chris Farnworth
39 What the Bible says on Drugs
Every country in the world is probably affected in some way by drug and alcohol use
and abuse. Some drugs are perfectly acceptable and lawful but others are illegal and dangerous.
What does the Bible recommend?
28 May 2024
Richard West
38 What the Bible says on War
Surely the gospel (good news) is all about earth peace to all people but the Bible
recognises the war, terrorism and violence is a large problem in todays world that
needs to be removed before the ultimate peace of the Kingdom of God.
21 May 2024
Rowland Tremaine
37 The Exodus
Fact or Fiction? The word "Exodus" simply means "a going out". In Biblical terms, the Exodus is
used to describe the evacuation of the people of Israel from the land of Egypt about 3,500 years ago.
These events are recalled in the book of Exodus, the second book of the Bible.
14 May 2024
Peter Southgate
36 The Nature of God
The Bible is the inspired Word of God. It is the only source of reliable information about God
and it is there that we find God's revelation about Himself. Indeed, God, LORD God and other titles
appear very many times in the Bible.
7 May 2024
Geoffrey Mitchell
35 Important Bible words: Angels
Angels are God's messenger but they do not have wings in the Bible record. They appear in many
records of the Bible performing many tasks and interacting with people and at interesting events.
30 April 2024
Justin Giles
34 The Holy Spirit
It is vitally important to understand the Holy Spirit, as it is found in the Bible record. Briefly, the Holy Spirit is
God special "power" to carry out His will. This article looks in to the other details. Read the article on the Trinity
(not found in the Bible) to discover that the Holy Spirit is NOT part of the Godhead.
23 April 2024
Maurice Collishaw
33 A God of Love?
Why do Christians refer to "a God of love"? - When God created so many terrible things in this world.
However, we may still find it difficult to reconcile 'a God of love' with the damage God seems to let
happen to this planet He created. But God has a very beneficial 'long-term plan', a 'purpose' for His Creation.
16 April 2024
Graham Lake
32 The Samaritans
Samaritans in Bible Times appear many times in the Bible record as a separate religious group to the Jews
but similar beliefs. This article covered original and differences plus what we can learn from them.
In particular, what Jesus thought about them and his interactions with them.
9 April 2024
John Carpenter
31 Important Bible words: Salvation
Salvation means being saved. Usually from dying. It appears many times across the Bible.
This article covers the use of the word in the Old and New Testaments and that the gospel message
of Jesus is all about him being the saviour of mankind.
2 April 2024
Julian Crisp
30 Moses as a type of Christ
Many people know the story of Moses in the bullrushes. But there are hundreds of events in his busy life.
Many events are similar to events in the life of Jesus. This is called "a type". We can learn a lot from
"types" and it shows us details of God's plan being worked out in all the scriptures.
26 Mar 2024
Andrew Longman
29 The Kingdom of God - When?
We do not know the date for the return of Christ to the Earth, the start date of the Kingdom so we can't add
them to our diaries. This unknown date for the "end of times" is pointed out in the Bible (see Matthew 24:36)
but we do have loads of hints and tip about what the worlds will be like just before these events.
19 Mar 2024
Colin Attridge
28 Important Bible words: Suffering
The Question: Why a God of love allows suffering? Is a tricky question to answer.
So many problems: wars, famines, pestilence, crime, disease and unnatural deaths caused by others.
This is a question many people ask, and many others use as a reason not to believe in God.
12 Mar 2024
Justin Giles
27 The Water of Life
Water is essential for all life and without it plants and animals will soon die. It appears
in the Bible many times as a symbol of being saved and a new life. Jesus refers to himself
as the "living water" and baptism in water is how we are saved through Jesus.
5 Mar 2024
Paul Southgate
26 Tabernacle and Church
"Tabernacle" occurs is two different Hebrew words 'ophel'and the other is 'mishkan'' and they mean
'tent' and 'dwelling-place'. The word 'church' has been translated from the Greek word 'ekklesia' or 'ecclesia'.
27 Feb 2024
Alan Rich
25 The Importance of the Rosetta Stone
In the British Museum in London there is a slab of black stone called the Rosetta Stone that is famous worldwide.
The top is Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic. The middle is Demotic scripts. The bottom is in Ancient Greek.
20 Feb 2024
Ken Dennis
24 Who were the Philistines?
The Philistines nation included Delilah and Goliath, caused so much trouble in the Old Testament for the Israelites.
Who were they? They had disappeared by New Testament times. What happened to them?
14 Feb 2024
Justin Giles
23 Is God Dead?
And other questions about the Big Bang, Evolution, 'Fine-tuning' of the Universe,
the Origin of Life (abiogenesis), Archaeological discoveries in the Middle East,
the tide of modern history and Atheism in the raw!
6 Feb 2024
Roy Toms
22 Frequently Asked Questions on Jesus
How long did Jesus live on the earth? Was Jesus "already there" before his birth?
Which Church did Jesus belong to? Were there other prophets during the time of Jesus?
Why was the cross of Jesus placed between two others?
30 Jan 2024
Just Giles
21 Isaac as a Type of Christ
Abraham, Isaac and Jacob are called the Jewish forefathers or Patriarchs.
Less is known about Isaac but many aspects of his life point forward to Jesus.
This article investigates both his life and the 'types'.
23 Jan 2024
Andrew Longman
20 God as a Father
The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God" - Psalm 14:1
The wise recognise God, learn more about Him and what he wants from us.
17 Jan 2024
John Carpenter
19 Important Bible words: Faith
"If we value the things that are not seen above those that are, then that faith will bring us to God’s kingdom."
11 Jan 2024
Roy Toms
18 Can we Trust New Testament History?
Doubters in the Bible history facts have been proven wrong again and again.
Learning the Bible is factually accurate, strengthens our faith in it.
4 Jan 2024
The Editor
17 Important Bible words: Hope
"For many life is not dangerous, but even so, life without hope hardly bears thinking about."
28 Dec 2023
Roy Toms
16 Important Bible words: Prayer
A Christian journey is first Belief, then Baptism followed by regular prayers to our Heavenly Father through Jesus.
20 Dec 2023
Nigel Griffiths
15 Important Bible words: Sacrifice
"An important word from the Old Testament animals sacrifices to the New Testament sacrifice of Jesus"
13 Dec 2023
Stephen Irving
14 Jerusalem City of Peace
Jerusalem is a controversial city and often in the News but also the
centre of God's plan and the capital of the future Kingdom on earth.
6 Dec 2023
Richard Griffiths
13 Evidence for the Resurrection
The Bible is emphatic that the first Christians believed that Jesus rose from
the dead in bodily form. But did it really happen?
29 Nov 2023
Ian Giles
12 Abraham
Abraham is an important character of the early Bible and the father of the
Jewish people. Known as the friend of God for his faith and a good example to us.
27 Nov 2023
Many People
11 Where is Abraham?
A simple enough question from a Bible scholar but a complex answer to unravel.
He was promised the land of Israel and everlasting life but how and when?
22 Nov 2023
Justin Giles
10 The Trinity
The vast majority of Christians believe that God is composed of three persons,
all co-equal and co-eternal. Unfortunately, it is not in the Bible!
11 Nov 2023
Peter Southgate
9 Development of Mankind
The period from the fall of Adam and Eve to the time of Abraham.
A period of 2,000 years covered in only ten chapters of Genesis.
2 Nov 2023
Many people
8 Important Bible words: Forgiveness
"The Bible reveals to us a God who is essentially loving and forgiving towards His children."
26 Oct 2023
James Wharton
7 The Second Coming of Christ
Jesus' ministry on Earth was his 1st coming.
His 2nd coming will start the Kingdom of God on Earth.
25 Oct 2023
Malcolm Skinner
6 Important Bible words: Godliness
"Godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come", 1 Timothy 4.8
20 Oct 2023
Geoff Mitchell
5 What is the Kingdom of God?
It is the goal of the Gospel message, here are the details.
Where is it going to be? When is it happening? How to get there?
12 Oct 2023
Roy Shakespeare
4 Christadelphian Beliefs, Name and History
A simple list of the fundamentals and explanation of origins of the name.
Plus some history on how the Christadelphians as a group started.
12 Oct 2023
Many people
3 Important Bible words: Baptism
Mandatory action to be saved from death (along with belief)
10 Oct 2023
Unknown
2 What Must I Do To Be Saved?
God has offered everyone everlasting life but we have make the effort to learn
God's plan and to obey his commands.
8 Oct 2023
Colin Dryland
1 Important Bible words: Grace
We can't earn by hard work a place in the Kingdom of God but God is willing to fill the short fall
5 Oct 2023
Andrew Longman

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