Home-Christadelphian Summer Bible School
2019 Summer School Info
Speaker - Brother Carl Parry
Studies & Subjects
1st Session - Early Life of David
Theme: I will love thee O Yahweh my strength (A consideration of the early life of David)
The theme for our study of the early life of David is drawn from the words of Psalm 18:1 where David expresses his intense devotion towards his God. He was a young man who in the vitality of his youth could unashamedly say that he needed to rely on a strength greater than his own. The opening words of Psalm 18 speak of David’s fervent love and intense dependency upon God and these were the two great qualities he came to develop during his life as a fugitive. Our studies will explore how God shaped David’s life from the time he was anointed by Samuel to the time when he was made king in Hebron. He suffered rejection, isolation, despair and intense persecution; and during all this time his faith and love were being tested to the limit. Slowly but surely God was preparing him for the throne. We will examine how these trials enhanced David’s godliness until he came to the point where he could write: “I sought Yahweh, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears” (Psa 34:4). We will see a transition from fear to faith and be encouraged by his wonderful example of trust so that we can dedicate our life more completely to the things of God.
2nd Session - Letters to the seven ecclesias
Theme - To him that overcometh
The last message of the Lord Jesus Christ to his people in the book of Revelation is of great importance to us living in the last days. In that final communication are warnings and encouragements which we need to listen to and take heed. As Rev 1:3 states: “Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of the prophecy, and keep the things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.” The word “readeth” means to gather exact knowledge and the word “keep” means to “observe narrowly” or to “guard.” This is telling us that we need to understand very precisely what the Lord is saying, protect its truths and observe the warnings and encouragements it offers. This is particularly true in relation to the letters to the seven ecclesias. They contain timeless issues and reveal to us what the Lord considers to be important in ecclesial life. The time is indeed at hand and we need to learn the lesson of overcoming so that we may enjoy the blessing of eternal life when the Lord returns to select his own.
The programme includes our daily Bible readings (done in the mornings) and studies by the speakers in the mornings and evenings. There are also Sisters Classes held in the afternoon.
Children and youth have separate classes in the mornings during the variety sessions.
Supervised activities, games, sports and swimming are arranged during afternoon free time.
Fellowship is on basis of BASF.
The 2002 Christadelphian Green Hymn book is used.