Editorial

Arthur Shearman, Worcester, England

In reading the accounts of the ministry and life of the Lord Jesus, a paradox seems to confront us. As His sufferings ended on the cross, He cried, ‘Finished!’. This sounds final. But the record of Acts 1 says, ‘. . . all that Jesus began both to do and teach . . .’. We are left wanting to know more, Acts 1. 2. The gospel record presents us with the same picture. Each record is open-ended. The Acts presents us with the same feeling. Much was recorded, but much more was done. And that is the story of Chirstianity today. ‘We face a task unfinished’.

As we enter another year, we review past events with the realization that although we have many regrets about things we should have done or said, the opportunities have gone beyond recall. They are lost to time, passed into eternity. We remember opportunities to witness that were missed, fellow-believers we could have comforted and helped. Vain regrets! What shall we say?

The delayed return of the Saviour gives us both opportunity and hope. It could provide possibilities and prospects and better things to come. To the Philadelphian church the Lord said, ‘I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it . . .’, Rev. 3. 8, NKJV. Wonderful privilege; awe inspiring responsilbility! How long will this be so? Only the Lord Jesus knows. Of one thing we can be certain, in the pathway of spiritual blessing there are no short cuts, no quick fixes.

Let no man think that sudden in a minute All is accomplished, and the work is done; Though with thine earliest dawn thou shouldst begin it Scarce were it finished by thy settting sun.
F. W. H. Myers

We are glad to commend this, the first issue of 2001.

It is our hope, that during this year we may address some of the concerns that are being shared with us, relevant to the present needs in assemblies. We ask for your prayers that we may be given articles that will, in a positive way, stimulate and strengthen things that remain.

Here are words from a past century that challenge:–

‘Rouse thee, O believer, from thy low condition. Cast away thy sloth, thy lethargy, thy coolness, or whatever interferes with thy . . . pure love for Christ . . . Aspire to a higher, a nobler, a fuller life upward to heaven – nearer to God.’
C. H. Spurgeon

The Lord is surely coming. May His blessing be ours in 2001.

There are 16 articles in
ISSUE (2001, Volume 56 Issue 1)

Change to the Unchanging

Christian Workers’ Relief Fund

The Church at Work

Editorial

Gospel Work and other Activities

Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners

Hope a Window to the Future

Islam

The Lord and the Leper

The Man and his Mission

Ministers of Death

The Privilege

A Son is Revealed

Springburn Gospel Hall, Glasgow

What do we do if another Christian wrongs us?

Why Me?

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The Values of Christian Liberty

The Man of Godly Walk - Psalm 1

The Man of Godly Confidence - Psalm 40

The Man of Liberated Conscience - Psalm 32

The Man of God’s Choice, Psalm 65. 4

‘Praying In the Holy Ghost’

The Man who Considers the Poor, Psalm 41. 1

The Man of God’s House, Psalm 84

Satan’s Personality

Satan’s Power

Gospel Work and other Assembly Activities

Gospel Work and other Assembly Activities

Gospel Work and other Assembly Activities

Gospel Work and other Assembly Activities

The Prophetic Mission

Amos - The Prophet of Righteousness

Gospel Work and other Assembly Activities

Ezekiel - The Prophet of Vision

Gospel Work and other Assembly Activities

Zechariah - The Prophet of Hope

Gospel Work and other Assembly Activities

Daniel - The Prophet of Destiny

Gospel Work and other Assembly Activities

Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah - Prophets of Doom

Gospel Work and other Assembly Activities

Gospel Work and other Assembly Activities

Gospel Work and other Assembly Activities

Gospel Work and other Assembly Activities

Gospel Work and other Assembly Activities

Gospel Work and other Assembly Activities

Gospel Work and other Assembly Activities

Gospel Work and other Assembly Activities

Gospel Work and other Assembly Activities

An Outline of Philippians

Gospel Work and other Assembly Activities

Gospel Work and other Assembly Activities

Gospel Work and other Assembly Activities

Gospel Work and other Assembly Activities

Gospel Work and other Assembly Activities

Gospel Work and other Assembly Activities

The Perils of Pride

Gospel Work and other Assembly Activities

The Sin of Self-indulgence

Gospel Work and other Assembly Activities

Gospel Work and other Assembly Activities

Riches Untold

Gospel Work and other Assembly Activities

Gospel Work and other Assembly Activities

Anxieties

Gospel Work and other Assembly Activities

‘To Their Own Company’

Gospel Work and other Assembly Activities

Gospel Work and other Assembly Activities

Gospel Work and other Assembly Activities

Gospel Work and other Assembly Activities

Gospel Work and other Assembly Activities

Gospel Work and other Assembly Activities

Gospel Work and other Assembly Activities

Gospel Work and other Assembly Activities

Gospel Work and other Assembly Activities

The Gospel of God

Gospel Work and other Assembly Activities

Gospel Work and other Assembly Activities

The Christ-Centred Gospel

Gospel Work and other Assembly Activities

Gospel Work and other Assembly Activities

The Gospel and the Wrath of God

Gospel Work and other Assembly Activities

Gospel Work and other Assembly Activities

Gospel Work and other Assembly Activities

Gospel Work and other Assembly Activities

Gospel Work and other Assembly Activities

Gospel Work and other Assembly Activities

Gospel Work and other Assembly Activities

The Lord’s Supper

Building Gold, Silver, Costly Stones (1 Corinthians 3)

The Crowns of Silver and Gold

Fellowship - The Bond of Love

Learning to Love, A Meditation