CCBS

Canadian Christadelphian Bible School 2017

For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
— 2 Corinthians 4:6

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Morning Exhortations

  • A More Excellent Way ( 1 Cor 12:25-31 )
    Bro. David Pinkston
  • Commanded the Light to Shine Out of Darkness
    Bro. Richard Harrison
  • Shined in Our Hearts
    Bro. Paul Purcell
  • The Light of Knowledge
    Bro. Todd Smoke
  • The Glory of God
    Bro. Stephen Primerano
  • The Face of Jesus Christ
    Bro. Bill Gibbs

Evening Lectures

  • Fishers of Men ( Matt 4:18-22 )
    Bro. Michael Kaufman
  • The Avengers ( Joshua 20 )
    Bro. Mike Nielsen
  • God Rules in the Kingdom of Men ( Dan 2:19-23 )
    Bro. Mike Cude
  • The Begotten of God
    Bro. Paul Horton
  • The Hidden Heart of God ( Gen 6 )
    Bro. Stuart Moore

Adult Classes

Noah and the Ark

Bro. Kris Taggart

God saw how great wickedness had become and decided to wipe humankind off the face of the earth. However, one righteous man among all the people of that time, Noah, found favor in God's eyes. With very specific instructions, God told Noah to build an ark to save his family in preparation for a catastrophic flood that would destroy every living thing on earth.

As the waters receded, the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat. Noah and his family continued to wait while the surface of the earth dried out. Finally after an entire year, God invited Noah to come out of the ark. Immediately, he built an altar and worshiped the Lord with burnt offerings from some of the clean animals. God was pleased with the offerings and promised never again to destroy all the living creatures as he had just done.

God established a covenant with Noah: "Never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth." As a sign of this everlasting covenant, God set a rainbow in the clouds.

Other points of consideration during our week study include, Noah as a preacher, his lineage, the 8th person on the ark, and his faith. How feasible was the shape of the ark. Could it really fit all the animals, food, water, etc.? Parallels of salvation between the ark and Christ

But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.(Matt 24:37) Luke 17:26.

The Miracles of Jesus

Les Sage

Jesus came as a bright light to a dark world. He touched thousands of people with his power. He didn't need facebook or social media to gather a crowd. The news of his miracles spread like wildfire. His miracles were not only signs to the Jewish world who he was. They unveil his personality and reveal his (and his father's) compassion to us. Jesus is so much more than ALL we can imagine. The miracles are designed to let us know him personally. Knowing him personally is to know him eternally.

Lessons from the Song of Solomon

Bro. David Barnes

Throughout the Scriptures, God has given us spiritual lessons from the natural world around us and from examples taken from everyday life, including those concerning marriage, which can help us in our preparation for the glorious union to come between Christ and his Multitudinous Bride. The Song of Solomon is a key component to help us understand what our attitude should be as we prepare ourselves for his return. It records the true Bride's fervent love for the Lord Jesus Christ and his words of praise and love for her. The Song of Solomon is THE premier Book in Scripture concerning marriage as its overriding theme is: Divine love that ends in spiritual marriage. Our goal for this class is that by end of the week, Yahweh willing, we will have a deeper love and a better appreciation of The Song of Solomon and use the principles taught therein to help us in our own preparation in these latter days for our future Bridegroom, the Lord Jesus Christ

The Merchant Ships of Tarshish

Bro. Ian Cude

An in depth study of Tarshish in Scripture from a historical and prophetical perspective to encourage the "diligence to the full assurance of hope until the end" (Heb. 6:11). Comparing Scriptures with archeological records will establish the merchant commerce links between the Tarshish of Ezekiel 27 and the city-state of Tyre with the modern day Great Britain and the City of London. The commercial and imperial based development of Great Britain and the merchant affiliation with her young lions is contrasted with the apocalyptic beast development of the European Union. The political, economic and militaristic disintegration of the partial alignment between Great Britain and the EU - commonly referred to as "Brexit" - is a profound prophetical sign, especially as it relates to the commercial context of the merchants of Tarshish in Ezekiel 38. Is there a latter-day prophetic link between the Queen of Sheba, the Daughter of Tyre and Queen Elizabeth II according to comments by Bro. John Thomas? The final prophetic consideration relates to a beautiful vision of the Royals of Tarshish bringing extraordinary gifts in the future to Christ reigning as King on the earth and to his multitudinous Christ Queen bride.

Demon Possession

Bro. Bill Farrar

Demon possession is very prevalent in the world today, and has become a very difficult matter to explain for Christadelphians currently preaching in the third world. This is particularly so when talking with individuals who have witnessed this puzzling phenomenon first-hand. If the common explanation is true, namely that disembodied spirits take over the minds and bodies of human beings, then logically there must be billions of the disembodied spirits of all who have ever lived also presently in existence. On this view, it is completely irrelevant whether or not Christ offered one sacrifice for sin to redeem mankind from sin and death, for all apparently go on living in another dimension as spirits of one kind or another irrespective of his work. An explanation of this human experience is therefore vitally important.

In this set of lessons, we plan to provide a very different perspective (from the one commonly received as noted above) on demon possession along with its many closely related phenomena. This viewpoint will be based on an appeal to a broad range of evidence which the class attendees will be invited to evaluate for themselves.

Salvation Stories: Practical Lessons for Disciples

Bro. Shawn Moynihan

God-willing, our class will be exploring the topic: "Salvation Stories: Practical Lessons For Disciples". Bro. R. Roberts stated that "Salvation is a process that commences with the belief of the truth but is by no means completed thereby..." To better understand the process of our salvation, we will be examining several stories from Jesus' ministry. The classes will be framed around the following passages of Scripture:

  1. Class 1: "...for she said within herself, 'If only I may touch his garment, I shall be saved.'" (Matt. 9:21)
  2. Class 2: "But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, 'Lord, save me.'" (Matt. 14:30)
  3. Class 3: "And Jesus said unto him, 'This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham.'" (Lk. 19:9)
  4. Class 4: "When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, 'Who then can be saved?'" (Matt. 19:25)
  5. Class 5: "Then said one unto him, 'Lord, are there few that be saved?' And he said unto them, 'Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.'" (Lk. 13:23-24)