Canadian Christadelphian Bible School 2008

Therefore, we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.
— Hebrews 2:1

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Morning Exhortations

  • Giving Heed to the Things Which We Have Heard: Is It Ultimately Worth It? (2 Tim 4 )
    Bro. Bill Farrar
  • Seek Ye Out of the Book of the Lord and Read: Not One of These Shall Fail... ( Isa 34:16 )
    Bro. Peter Briggs
  • By Mercy and Truth Iniquity Is Purged: and by the Fear of the Loard Med Depart From Evil. ( Pro 16:6 )
    Bro. Andrew Molinaro
  • Be Watchful and Strengthen the Things Which Remain... ( Rev 3:2 )
    Bro. Paul Horton
  • Looking Diligently Lest Any Man Fail of the Grace of God ( Heb 12:15 )
    Bro. Greg Hoogkamp
  • How Shall We Escape if we Neglect so Great Salvation... ( Heb 2:3 )
    Bro. Andrew Delorenzo

Evening Lectures

  • Ambassadorship ( 2 Cor 5 )
    Bro. Aaron Strickland
  • Jesus Christ Our Prefect Example ( Heb 12: 1-2 )
    Bro. Greg Bostian
  • The Power of God ( Psa 103 )
    Bro. Gerald Fitzgerald
  • Be Not Ignorant of this Mystery ( Rom 11: 19-32; Joel 2: 15-27 )
    Bro. James Farrar
  • The Spirit of Jealousy ( Num 5: 11-31 )
    Bro. Alan Ghent

Intermediate Classes

The Arabs, Gog & The King of the North

Bro. Jonathan Farrar

There are approximately 40 Old Testament prophecies that call for the destruction of the Arab/Islamic nations surrounding Israel. The purpose of this class is to investigate these prophecies and appreciate their significance in light of the political situation in the Middle East and how they may coincide with the return of Christ. Although the Bible will be our main resource, our investigation will require us to understand and appreciate Islam to appreciate the mindset of the Arabs. To this end, we will use documentary and video resources from a former imam and professor of Islamic history at Al-Azhar University in Cairo, who has since converted to Christianity, to provide a reliable perspective on Islam. We will also consider how these prophecies may integrate with the Gogian invasion, the king of the north in Daniel 11, and the future of Jerusalem. This class will give us confidence that God's plan is unfolding before our eyes, and that His Word is relevant and exciting.

Keep thy heart with all diligence... (Prov. 4:23)

Bro. David Love

The purpose of this class is to examine the scriptures to find the issues that are most needful for us all both naturally and spiritually. We will examine what the scripture says about the heart, what it is, why it is important and what that means for each of us. We will also look at the influence of the world on our heart/mind. Our conscious can be a blessing from God or a curse that is intended to pull us back to Him. We will see the need for properly educating our minds and keeping them with all diligence.
     Inherent in this discussion is the problem of sin and it associated affects. There are affects on us before we actually have personal sin, which we will try to clarify. There are also affects on us after we sin. We want to think through some of these scenarios that we may purpose our heart that we would not defile ourselves with the portion of the king's meat. We will place firm emphasis on the great loving hope we have in Christ by having our hearts cleansed now and ultimately eternally in the kingdom. We want to prove the scriptural method for dealing with sin once it is recognized as such. There is great benefit in following this pattern now and especially eternally, "...for out of it are the issues of life".

To Behold the Sun: A Study of Ecclesiastes

Bro. Brad Ricks

There is one choice in life that we all must answer: Who do I serve: myself, or my creator? The answer to this question will determine every thought, feeling, and action that follows. Solomon, to whom God gave "exceeding much" wisdom, chose to serve himself for most of his life. What follows is presented to us in his book, Ecclesiastes. We will spend the week learning from his experience, that we not make the same mistakes; learning from his advice, that we become more pleasing to God; and learning from his inspired teachings, that we more fully understand the Good News concerning the Kingdom of God and the Name of Jesus Christ.

Adult Classes

Joshua

Bro. Sid Strickland

It is our intention, Lord Willing, to closely examine the book of Joshua, carefully reviewing the highly typical lessons of the period and the events.  The  record clearly teaches how we should diligently and continually prepare ourselves for the Lord's work, demonstrating our faith through actions, always in communion with our Heavenly Father, and manifesting the courage and resolve necessary to enter the Kingdom of God.  We will first consider the historical setting of the book within the scope of God's plan, concentrating on the man Joshua, his divinely established role, his character, and his typology of Christ.
     We will also focus on Rahab's example of faith and works, the spiritual  significance of the Israelites crossing Jordan, the unusual conquest of Jericho and its meaning, the literal and spiritual import of the cities of refuge, and more.  The book is vibrant with action and filled with lessons of faith. We, as believers, are living in the antitypical Canaan, called by the Deity to walk in faith (Ephesians 2:10) that we may enjoy rest and peace in Christ (Philippians 4:6-7), looking for that ultimate rest and inheritance (1st Timothy 6:12).
     Joshua and other faithful, through God's intervention, were able to conquer the land, and Christ, the Greater Joshua, likewise conquered the flesh and will with his faithful conquer the land in the Age to Come.  We must overcome the flesh in its many manifestations-the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye, and the pride of life-if we are to be a part of Christ's faithful, the Rainbowed Angel.  The book of Joshua vividly illustrates success through faith (1st John 5:4).

Having The Right Bible Model

Bro. Norm Fadelle

"Having the right Bible model" requires first correctly understanding true Bible principles and then rightly using that information in your life as a disciple of Jesus Christ. Life in Christ is dynamic, meaningful and fruitful, as expected for all who are led by God's Spirit. Following Jesus entails grasping what he taught, accepting what he commands, and then doing it. It is hard, costly, and supremely fulfilling. Embracing the right way of thinking and action will equip the disciple to face and conquer every challenge that life brings, be it in the home, school, workplace, ecclesia or community.
     Is it possible that we have deceived ourselves and are not really following the Truth as revealed in scripture? Eg., do we worship a God of our own image? Do we regard Jesus as a hard master? Do we serve and sacrifice now in order to be rewarded with a position and pleasure in the Kingdom? When problems arise, where do we look for root causes? Why do we confront error? How do we show truth? This class will address these kinds of questions and issues, confident that those who seek to do right before God will be given the power and opportunity to pursue it.

And when he had opened the seventh seal...

Bro. David Stanley

The revelation of Jesus Christ was intended to show his servants "things which must shortly come to pass", and through symbols he reveals future events that will impact them in their walk. During the ensuing centuries after John records the words of this prophecy, we see the active influence of our God pulsing through the pages of history as he fulfills His promise to never leave His servants nor forsake them. It is this presence that strengthened the faith of Christ's disciples as they faced the trials and persecutions of life under the rule of a pagan empire in its various forms. It is recognizing this same presence that builds our faith in God's promises. In this class we will trace the outline of history as we focus on the prophecy of the trumpet judgements that unfolded against a "Christianized" Roman Empire that sought to harm the people of God and pervert His gospel.

The Election of Jacob: A Transition from the Natural to the Spiritual

Bro. Scott Cram

Our study will deal with the "Election of Jacob". Our objective is to learn from the life of the Patriarch Jacob - a life that typifies the path of a man who grows from the natural to the spiritual. It took Jacob almost 100 years to fully comprehend Yahweh's word. Jacob's propensity for self reliance apart from putting his trust and faith in Yahweh's hands is the way of the natural man. Quietly, however, the patience of God watched over Jacob and kept and provided for his growth until Jacob finally realized and accepted the Divine role in his life. Like us, Jacob required "refining" "that the purpose of God according to election might stand" (Romans 9:11).
     Drawing from Jacob's experiences we will consider lessons that might apply to our personal edification "in righteousness and true holiness". Finally, we will reflect on what ways Jacob's family typifies the ecclesia and its perpetual development. Paul's words to the believing household capture Jacob's challenge then and our challenge now, "Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God." (2 Corinthians 7:1)

Forgive Us Our Debts

Bro. Ken Wubbels

This will be an expositional / exhortational class dealing with the problem of sin and its impact on our relationship to God and each other. God's offer of forgiveness and the necessary extension of that to each other was at the core of Jesus' teaching about the Kingdom of God.

As the Truth is in Jesus

Bro. Shawn Moynihan

The subject of this class is taken from Ephesians 4:20-21, "But you have not so learned Christ, if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus..."
     The purpose of the class is to examine our discipleship as we attempt to follow our Master's example in the sin-focused world in which we live. By examining Paul's exhortation to the Ephesians, we can rededicate ourselves to God, putting off the "old man" and putting on the "new man" (Ephesians 4:22-23).