Breaking of Bread

We read in Acts that the disciples came together often to “break bread” (Acts 20v7). This is the term we use to refer to our main service for members, which takes place every Sunday morning at 10:45. If you’ve ever wondered what this means, and why it was so important, why not have a look at…

A faith that makes sense

We all have faith. We can’t exist without it. When you go out in the morning, you have faith that the bus will turn up, or the car will start. You have faith that the shops will be open. If you had no faith, you wouldn’t bother getting out of bed. Of course, your faith…

What a difference – A sneak preview at the Boathouse

This report was printed in the Burton Mail on 21 February, with a photo spread. A rapidly expanding church has given the Mail an exclusive peek into its ongoing renovations of a once-popular pub – as its official opening approaches. The Christadelphians are coming towards the end of their year-long renovation of the former Boathouse,…

Why Genesis is a great place to start

If you are brand new to reading the Bible and don’t know where to begin, how about starting at the beginning with the first book of the Old Testament? You might think, Shouldn’t I start by reading about the Lord Jesus in one of the Gospels? But actually there are several reasons why Genesis might be a…

Verse of the Year

Today the YouVersion Bible app shared its Verse of the Year, by an infographic. If you have a smartphone or a tablet, this app is a very useful way of carrying the Bible around with you electronically. It can collect information about which chapters and verses its users are reading, and users can also highlight…

The Jews: Important or not?

The wise men who came to visit Jesus were looking for the child who had been born “the King of the Jews” (Matthew 2v2). His Jewishness was an important part of who he was; many times he is called the descendant of Abraham and David (eg “Hosanna to the Son of David,” Matthew 21v9). Yet some people…

Why is death often called ‘falling asleep’?

In the Bible there are many of examples of faithful people ‘falling asleep’, which is a euphemism to describe death. But why? Is it misguided to think that they might ever wake up again? “Jesus appeared to more than 500 brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep,”…