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We believe the Bible communicates to mankind God's plan and purpose with His creation and how our response to God's offer of salvation provides purpose in our day-to-day lives and hope for eternity. On our website you can find details of free regular Bible talks, discussion groups and courses held in Ipswich; booklets and articles; and how to contact us.

The Christadelphians are running a virtual campaign which consists of a series of video presentations in the last week of May and throughout the month of June, supported by a website and a Facebook campaign.

The presentations and speakers for the campaign are:

During the Week in May

Mon   25: Karam Ram…. Introducing the Gospel

Tues   26: Mark Whittaker….Introducing Jesus Christ

Weds 27:  Roger Varley….Introducing the Bible

Thur  28:  Phil Mallinder ….Introducing the Kingdom of God

Fri  29:  Mark Vincent….Why Jesus had to die

Sat 30:  Discussion led by David Smith (Wardley) – Why be a follower of Jesus?

During June

Mon 1st: Iain MacDonald….Life After Death

Mon 8th: Arne Roberts….The Return of Jesus

Mon 15th: Peter Owen ….The chosen line: Abraham to David

Mon 22nd: Nigel Patterson….The Source of Temptation

Mon 29th:  Martyn Lawrence ….The Way to be Saved

The campaign is supported from the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/thegospelonlineuk/

  

The website that accompanies the campaign is at:https://www.gospelonline.co.uk/ 

 

The campaign YouTube channel is: Gospel Online https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpHokYPnfsqOuqbynHvr-cg

 

We are also, God willing, holding our Bible Class on Skype each Wednesday at 7:45 pm and we have a Bible Reading Group at 7:30 pm each Thursday where we consider one chapter of the Bible at each Session. At present we are going through the Letter of James. Should you wish to attend either or both of these meetings by Skype, please click on the ‘Contact us’ button below and send us a message for further information.

Recent Videos

Covid-19 

To watch a video where Epidemiologist Stephen Palmer talks about the Corona Virus and Bible teaching about staying healthy click on this link.

https://youtu.be/umx68yeJFYw

 And the LORD shall be King over all the earth. Zechariah 14:9

It would be wrong not to be anxious right now, but this video explains that we can be sure that the future is bright. Gospel Online

 

https://www.facebook.com/simjcope/videos/10222216702623723/?t=11

Daily Readings

Todays Daily Readings:

Hebrews 10; Isaiah 26,27: Joshua 20-21


Cities of Refuge

In Joshua Ch 20 we read of the setting up of ‘cities of refuge’. These were a required by God for the protection of any person (Jew or Gentile) who accidentally caused the death of another. In which case, to be safe from a relative of the dead person exacting revenge, the man could flee to the nearest city of refuge, where he would be safe.

The cities of refuge show that the LORD God was merciful to those who were not premeditated murderers. This foreshadows the work of the Lord Jesus Christ to whom the faithful servants of God who are baptised into Jesus are said to have ‘fled for refuge’  (Hebrews 6:18)

Six cities of refuge were given to Israel when Joshua divided up the land. Three on each side of the Jordan River. They were just about equally spaced throughout the land. So, no one would have to run far to safety- no matter where they were in the land of Israel.

On reaching the city, the man would be met at the gate by the city elders. When he explained what had happened, they would deliberate and if they were satisfied that he was not a murderer they were "gather him into the city unto them". and "give him a place", so that he might "dwell among them." (Joshua 20:4): It was as if they were accepting him into their family, and he was allowed to dwell safely in the City of Refuge for as long as the High Priest lived. And after the death of the High Priest, he was declared guiltless and allowed to go home, safe from the ’avenger of death’.

If, however, on examination, his story was proved to be untrue, then the murderer would be thrown out of the city to face the avenger and certain death.

 Our own experience mirrors this account. Until we put our trust in the High Priest, Jesus, we are guilty of death, because ‘all have sinned and come short of the glory of God’ (Romans 3:23):and ‘the wages of sin is death’. (Romans 6:23) So, deserving of death, we are fleeing the avenger (death) and can only find refuge in our High Priest Jesus (Heb 6:18).

After some time, we will face a trial to see if we are genuine or not (Rom 13:12). Some will be granted everlasting life, while others will be rejected (Dan 12:2). Those who are accepted by the Lord at the judgement will remain in His refuge, in His rest (Heb 4:9). Those who are rejected will be thrown out into the world to face the avenger (death) (Matt 13:41,42).

 It is therefore essential that, while there is still time, we flee for refuge to our Saviour Jesus, because we can have supreme confidence that he will protect us as we read…

Heb 7:25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

 Today we don’t have cities of refuge. However, we still need to seek refuge from the effects of sin which dogs our heels and wants to take our life and serve up our wages - death. And that refuge is in Jesus. Writing to baptised believers, the writer of Hebrews states….

Heb 6:18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: the writer is speaking of baptised believers

So let's take refuge with our High Priest and be saved from sin and death by obeying his commandments on repentance and baptism so that we too can enter safely into the refuge provided by Jesus.

Heb 10:19-23 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; And having an high priest over the house of God;  Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)

 Links to other sites-

 

https://lifesbigquestions.org/

Provides Bible answers to some of Life’s Big Questions

https://www.thechristadelphian.com/resources/read-booklets-online/

Read a wide selection of Booklets on Bible Subjects

https://gladtidingsmagazine.org/

Magazine articles designed to bring you the Glad Tidings of the Kingdom of God,

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https://www.dailyreadings.org.uk/

Daily Bible Readings

https://www.biblegateway.com/

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Words of Comfort from Jesus.

In the Gospel of John Chapters 13 and 14 at a time of great stress just before his crucifixion, Jesus took time to comfort his disciples.

He gave them a New Commandment, that they loved one another. John 13:34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

He also assured them that he was the only way to salvation. John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

And he promised that if we love his words and keep them, we will be loved and cared for by His Father. John 14:23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.

Words of comfort, indeed, both for them and us in this troubled world.