Canadian Christadelphian Bible School 2006

Watch ye therefore; for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, ... And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch
— Mark 13:35-37

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Morning Exhortations

  • Let your loins be girded about and lamps burning ... like men that wait for the Lord ( Luke 12:35 )
    Bro. Gary Wood
  • But of the times and seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a theif in the night. ( 1 Thes 5:12 )
    Bro. Greg Hoogkamp
  • But as the days of Noah were ... As it was in the days of Lot, even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed. ( Luke 17:28-30; Matt 24:37 )
    Bro. Leonard Mulé
  • Wherefore, Beloved seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless. ( 2 Peter 2:14 )
    Bro. Erik Lea
  • Remember Lot's Wife ( Luke 17:32 )
    Bro. Nathan Farrar
  • Watch ye therefore, and pray always , that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man. ( Luke 21:36 )
    Bro. Randy Morrissette

Evening Lectures

  • .. Lest Coming Suddenly He Finds You Sleeping ( Mark 13:38 )
    Bro. Murray Chisholm
  • The Role Of Oil In Preparing For The Kingdom of God On Earth
    Bro. James Farrar
  • The Deeds of The Nicolaitons, Which I Also Hate ( Rev 2:8 )
    Bro. David Pinkston
  • And He Spake To Them A Parable; Behold The Fig Tree And All The Trees ( Luke 21:29 )
    Bro. Ron Waye
  • The Resurrection of Jesus Christ ( Matt 28 )
    Bro. William Yake

Intermediate Classes

Fundamental Christadelphian Doctrines

Bro. Eric Sankey

During our week together we will discuss such concepts as Creation vs. Evolution; Jesus is the Son of God (not God the Son); What is the Devil? Baptism - Necessary for Salvation; and The Kingdom on Earth vs. Heaven or Hell. These classes will rely heavily on student participation, and will be focused primarily on arming our students with the tools essential for proving the Truth to anyone who should ask. It will not only be focused on scriptural proofs, but we will also try to include common sense explanations that can be used should a Bible not be easily available. Our goal is for the student to depart from the School with a firm foundation on our basic doctrines and the ability to discuss them both practically and scriptually.

Getting Out of Jail

Bro. Jonathan Farrar

We will use the biblical analogy of a prison to explain first principles relating to life and death. We will identify what the Biblical Prison is, why we are in it, and how to get out of it. We will discuss whether Christ was in the Biblical Prison and why it matters. We will also discuss what Paul meant when he said he was an 'ambassador in bonds' and how we can be ambassadors for Christ today.

The Reality of the Truth

Bro. Todd Lindeblad

Why should I believe the Bible? Why should I care about God's plan? Why would I want to be a disciple of Christ? Can I be in the Kingdom? Is the truth for me? What can I do with my life now to help me on my walk towards the Kingdom? We will be answering these questions this week.

Adult Classes

Who in the days of his flesh .... (Hebrews 5:7)

Bro. James Horton

This will be a short study of selected aspects of the ministry of Jesus in an attempt to exemplify the 'reality' of Jesus' total dedication to his Father's will. He understood, with unparalleled clarity, the inescapable degree to which this divine principal, lay upon his shoulders. ... '... unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required' (Luke 12:48). He understood, with unparalleled clarity, that as the children of the first Eden are partakers of flesh and blood, he also, himself, likewise, must take part of the same. In that, through death, he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil. He understood, with unparalleled clarity, that his destiny was to give absolute obedience to his Father's will which had been declared so succinctly in Eden, millennia before (Genesis 3:15). He understood, with unparalleled clarity that, as the seed of Abraham, he would have to learn 'the reality of obedience' by the things which he would suffer in order that he might mediate the love of His Father to a sick and dieing creation. In short, he fully understood, his inescapable duty was to live a totally sinless life in order 'to make reconciliation' for the sins of the people and, to subsequently be able to succour them that are tempted (tried) in that he himself hath suffered being tempted (tried). In all of history no servant of God has ever come close to having to bear such a yoke or such a burden. We hope this selective study of his ministry will help us to gain a little better appreciation of the 'reality' of what the 'zeal of the Lord of Hosts' meant for Jesus in the days of his flesh.

Women of Influence

Bro. Joseph Fordham

On my daily commute from Fredericksburg to Washington, I conversed with several Christian and Jewish women on the train about the great female examples set forth in the Bible for women to follow. Unfortunately nearly everyone I spoke with had divorced themselves from these extraordinary women as models to pattern their lives by. These modern women of faith, felt they had nothing in common with them since, Biblical women could not hold property, had no formal education, possessed no tangible power or authority in life in contrast with their modern counterparts. Then the common sinew of truth that connects ancient women to modern women of today became realized. I asked them what about the power of a women's influence, whether vice or virtue? Once I committed to studying this in scripture, the illusive topic of influence spoke volumes throughout the Bible on how women altered the course not only of their husbands and children, but also society, culture and the law itself. This study investigates how women use their influence for righteousness or for evil and further to grasp some of the key strategies they used. In every example we will squeeze the juice out of each story through the employment of character foils. We will use women pitted against and in comparison to other women to examine and highlight how women used their influence to better or worsen their worlds. We will see how women used their influence to secure their spiritual and natural inheritance. We will see Royal influence in how the Queen Mother's influenced their King-sons to alter the course of human history and for their subjects. We will also witness the extraordinary spiritual means by which women saved the day from disaster throughout the Bible, and many cases where women had influence over death. Lastly, we will investigate the 'Iron Lilies' of the Bible, the women who were last at the cross and first at the tomb, and how their dedication and influence helped sustain the Messiah and the disciples for three and a half years and beyond. We will also discover how we are all manifest as the collective bride of Christ, and prepare ourselves for meeting our groom and use our influence to promote righteousness. In the end, they were either crowns upon the head or rottenness to the bones.

The Gospel to the Hebrews

Bro. Bill Tucker

This class is entitled The Gospel to the Hebrews because the Book of Hebrews contains 'good news' for Jews of the First Century, and also for us. The goal of this class will be to consider this unique book in a holistic manner - trying to identify the main themes, while appreciating the great beauty in so many familiar passages. Of particular note will be the way in which the Apostle uses the great anti-types of the Law and allegories of the Old Testament to introduce exhortational material. These exhortations were not only valuable for Hebrews of the First Century, but also for us, spiritual Hebrews of the last days.

The Rebirth and Destiny of Israel

Bro. James Washeck

Israel is the channel of God's redemptive work in the world; its people are declared His witnesses; the promises made to Abraham culminate in the new covenant with his seed in the reestablished nation; while redemption is tied to Israel's Messiah and King, Jesus the Christ. This class will examine the manner in which God chose to reestablish the nation of Israel, looking at the land, the nations, the people and the politics of the founders. We will examine how God brought about the start of the 19th century immigration, the secular nature and vision of the founders of Israel, the role and attitude of the Jews then and now, the promise of the new covenant and the restitution of all things at Christ's return. Throughout these topics will be woven the word of prophecy as well as the understanding of Pioneer writers, verifying with awe inspiring accuracy the sure Word in fulfillment both past and present. Lastly, we will explore the present day manifestations and implications of the 'perpetual hatred' toward Israel, as well as the lessons in God's judgments for modern day self examination. As 'heirs according to the promise', Israel's future is our future!

Hundredfold Discipleship

Bro. Kyle Tucker

Jesus said 'But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. (Matthew 13:23. The plan teaching is that disciples of Christ are capable of reaching differing levels of 'fruit' production for the Lord. This class will examine Biblical principles for each one of us to improve our service to the Lord and achieve, by God's grace, 'hundredfold discipleship'.

A Safe Place: The Home

Bro. Tommy Walker

  1. The battle for our children, the father servant warrior
  2. The home front: the mother under girding the ship and the storm
  3. The home and the ecclesia safe haven
  4. Preparing sons as leaders
  5. Preparing daughters as virtuous women