It’s 2022… the beginning of another new year… another opportunity to set yourself a new goal. How about setting yourself a new kind of resolution for this year: to read God’s Word every day!
‘Seek the Lord while He may be found’ – Isaiah 55v6
You may have set yourself many different goals in the past and wondered why some of them were so hard to keep… the trick is to set out some realistic and achievable steps to follow. If you do this, you will find it much easier to keep to your resolution.
‘Receive the word with all readiness of mind… search the scriptures daily’ – Acts 17v11
Here are 5 steps to help you achieve your new goal:
- Set aside some time to read the Bible every day, even for just 10 minutes or so…
- Find yourself a Bible or download a Bible app onto your phone.
- If you like to have something to follow, you could use the Daily Bible Reading Planner (see below) or you could choose a book of the Bible to read through at your own pace.
- Read carefully and meditate on what you have read. Think about the meaning… what is God trying to say to you?
- Put what you learn into practice – live your life as a follower of Christ.
‘Delight in God’s Word and meditate upon it’ – Psalm 1v2
The FREE Bible Reading Planner suggests a chapter for each day and includes helpful notes
To request your free copy email: email@example.com
This time of year, the birth of Jesus Christ is memorialized in school Nativity plays across the country by countless children.
It’s a hugely important event in the history of the earth, but it should be recognized in the context of God’s whole plan for it, and us.
Please join us for a very accessible evening to sing seasonal hymns and look at the birth of Jesus Christ in the context of the prophecies concerning him and the future.
Sunday, December 19th, 2021, 6.00 to 7.30 p.m. God willing
Gorseinon Christadelphian Hall, 110 Pontardulais Road, Gorseinon, SA4 4FQ
Light refreshments will be served afterwards
Please let us know if you would like to attend in person. All recommended covid regulations are being followed.
There are so many worrying things going on in the world at the moment, it is enough to make you wonder how long it can all go on for before society just collapses under the weight of big pile of insurmountable problems. Perhaps most troubling of all is climate change which has led to such an increase in the frequency of natural disasters.
Very often when describing these things reporters and activists reach for biblical expressions to describe the magnitude of such events. So we hear about a “climate apocalypse” and forest fires that are “akin to Armageddon”. There is enormous concern about where we will eventually end up given the direction that things are going.
This fear about the future is something which was spoken about by the Lord Jesus in a prophecy which he gave about the days immediately before his return from heaven. He said “there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth” Luke 21:25-26 (NKJV)
Other biblical prophets are equally dire in their predictions of this time, describing city-levelling earthquakes, people hiding in caves in terror and, yes, a great battle at a location symbolically named “Armageddon”.
But before we run for the hills we should continue reading, because the same prophets also speak of a future time beyond all this trouble—a time of peace and plenty and fairness for all; an end of war, corruption and all evil things which spoil this age. It is called the kingdom of God. The Bible contains an invitation to anyone who is prepared to listen, to be saved from this future time of trouble and be blessed with a permanent residence in the age to come.
It is easy to mock someone for believing in something which is different from our own beliefs—and everyone believes in something. It is also increasingly easy to be mocked for believing in God and His word, the Bible.
One of the most common accusations levelled at believers is around having a ‘blind faith’ i.e. nothing substantial to back up a very serious faith position.
In the latest video that we uploaded to our YouTube channel we have a personal perspective on this subject—one of our congregation talking about why they believe in the Bible and the impact it has on their life.
Far from being a ‘blind faith’, they derive their belief from a logical, reasoned position which comes from experience, observation and thoughtfulness— things we all possess.
If you’re willing to watch and listen for 30-40 minutes, you’ll discover some of the reasoned arguments which may also
resonate with you.
Creation—did everything come from nothing without an incredible designer behind it?
Morality—is there really no right and wrong except what we decide on the day?
Prophecy—the Bible makes some incredible predictions and gets them right; can this be chance?
To hear more on this, check out our presentation video ‘My faith—Why I believe in the Bible’ on our YouTube channel.
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Have you ever asked yourself this question?
Maybe you have answered it for yourself. I’ve heard many answers:
“Make the most of it!”
“Achieve something great so I will be remembered!”
“Have as much fun as you can!”
“Leave a lasting impression!”
“As long as it looks like I am having a great time, particularly on social media— eat, drink and be merry!”
The wisest man to ever live, and also one of the richest — King Solomon— set out to answer this question. He had more resources than any of us can ever imagine and experienced all that life had to offer. His conclusion can be found in the Bible in the book of Ecclesiastes chapter 1 verse 2:
“Meaningless! Meaningless says the teacher. Everything is meaningless!” (NIV)
However, this is not the end — the last verse of Ecclesiastes says
“Here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the duty of all mankind.” (NIV)
If you want more meaning in your life, why not start by reading the Bible and develop a relationship with God and His son the Lord Jesus Christ?
If you find this a bit daunting, why not start with an online course— the ‘About us’ page on this website will give you more details