Canadian Christadelphian Bible School 2005

Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me and lead me in the way everlasting
— Psalm 139: 23, 24

Group Photos

Morning Exhortations

  • Are We Still The People of the Book
    Bro. Les Wilson
  • Search Me, O God
    Bro. Todd Lindeblad
  • O God Know My Heart
    Bro. Gary Wood
  • Try Me And Know My Thoughts
    Bro. Lucas Stanton
  • See If There Be Any Wicked Way In Me
    Bro. Todd Smoke
  • Lead Me In The Way Everlasting
    Bro. Murray Chisholm

Evening Lectures

  • A Servant's Heart
    Bro. Paul Pursell
  • Be Ye Separate
    Bro. Mike Cude
  • Then and Now
    Bro. Jim Taggart
  • Surely the Lord will do nothing, but He Revealeth His Secret unto His Servants the Prophets
    Bro. Wilton Sankey
  • The Breath of Life
    Bro. Steve Metzer

Adult Classes

The Book of Judges

Bro. Ed Duffield

The Gospel message and the images of our Saviour Jesus Christ are found in many places in the Old Testament. This is very true of the Book of Judges. The book of Judges is a most exciting book and it contains some of the most fascinating stories in all the Old Testament. The class will begin with a background and setting of the time of the Judges. The class will consider Ehud, Deborah and Barak, Gideon and Samson. What kind of bravery did Ehud really show? Wht is Deborah not in the Hebrews hall of fame? Why is Samson in Hebrews 11 as a faithful man? If Gideon is faithful why does he need so many signs?

The Other Six Days

Bro. Jerry Markwith Jr.

A great deal of attention is given to our service on the first day of the week, and rightly so. But our service to our Lord does not begin and end on Sunday morning. In this class we will look at the other six days as they affect our jobs, money, leisure time, and present to the class the big questions of life; What is my purpose? How really does one 'pray without ceasing'? What are my talents? Why did God call me? What the student will learn in this class will not come from the teacher but from a careful self-examination of how we behave the other six days of the week.

Like a Tree

Bro. James Millay

This class will be based on the implications in the words from Psalm 1:3 'And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper'. We will learn about trees, their characteristics and components, so that we can become 'trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.' Isaiah 61:3. Lord willing, we will make extensive use of digital photos of trees in a power point presentation that will address doctrine, prophecy and conduct.

Let Us Enter Into That Rest

Bro. Keith Sankey

The gospel was preached to natural Israel in the wilderness by the types and shadows. Natural Israel did not enter into that promised rest because of unbelief. As spiritual Israel it is important for us not to ignore the journey of natural Israel and make the same mistakes, lest history repeat itself. The goal of the class is to make these people as real to us as they were; to put ourselves right there with them in that journey to a promised rest. We will find many parallels in the life of the natural Israelite as we find in our own life. The tragedy was they failed through unbelief. They did not have to fail and neither do we. The goal has been placed before us. Let us persevere and LET US ENTER INTO THAT REST.

Yahweh's Predestined Course For History

Bro. Tom Northey

My class is a validation of the Apostolic understanding of Bible Prophecy, its need for a complete faith, and its urgency in light of the events we are witnessing. None of these critical components are affected if one incorrectly interprets biblical prophecy, misconstrues the critical players (Babylon and Israel) or most importantly fails to read the prophecies themselves in the Word of God. Ignorance and apathy remain the biggest antagonists to prophetic development in Christadelphia today. Therefore the Laodicean plague is alive and well for our 'latter day ecclesia' - the very time that Chist returns as a thief to the 'revisiting' of long-held beliefs in Christadelphia. To validate their fruition, the time period we live in and the necessity of specific future events that must still occur. Finally, this class will seek to affirm the imminence of Christ's return and the call to Judgement through an in depth assessment of current events. This class will seek to accomplish this via the following study areas:

  1. A clarification of Babylon and Israel - the historical contexts, their respective origins and phases, and critical linkages to end-time players.
  2. The Palestinian Issue and the Controversy of Zion - a study of the Latter Day Philistines - prophetic expectations regarding the 'Palestinians and Israel'
  3. Current Events: A Middle East Context - prophetic expectations - present day validations - scriptural linkages and relevant 'player' identifications including Tarshish, the 'Young Lions' and the European arena
  4. The Case for Gog: A Russian Autocrat
  5. A validation of the Latter Day Time Period (today) - a study of the Jewish and Gregorian chronology: differences, motives, ramifications, conclusions: what year is it?

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

Bro. Bill Yake

On November 22, 1859, On The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or The Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life by Charles Darwin went on sale. Unfortunately, not long afterwards, many people unwittingly sold their faith and birthright in buying into the Darwinian theory of evolution. Ever since, Darwinists and neo-Darwinists have been in a heated war of words with those holding the biblical account of divine creation. In the intervening time, the faith of many has been shaken. Many people have been caught on the sidelines, not knowing what to make of the arguments, let alone being aware of all the evidence pro and con for either model. Ironically, just as the rhetoric has heated up and the dogma of some scientists has become even more hardened, new evidence has come to the fore that now strengthens the evidence for intelligent design (ID) and the infinite knowledge and power of a majestic Creator more than ever before. This five day class will examine the following subjects in an effort to strengthen the faith of the attendees to stand firm and solidly on the 'Rock of Ages' and the biblical doctrine of creation, and see the cracks in the foundations of neo-Darwinism and why this theory has been shaken to its core:

  1. Information, Entropy, and the Origin of Life: The Case Against the Accidental Universe and Self-Organization
  2. Divine Design, DNA, the Biotic Message and Intelligence: The Divine Signature
  3. Dice or Deity?. The Concept of Chance in the Biochemical World.
  4. How Blind is the Watchmaker? The Teleolological Argument Revisited
  5. Human Body: 'We Are Fearfully and Wonderfully Made'
  6. Darwin's Black Box: The Argument of Irreductible Complexity
  7. The 'Just-So' Universe and the Anthropic Principle: Cosmic Coincidence or Created Order?
  8. Intelligent Design: Is It a Show Stopper for Darwin's Principles?
  9. Is There Intelligent Life on Earth? Implications and Imperatives of the Evidence
  10. Honouring The Divine Architect and Creator: Standing Firm of the Rock of Ages