Thursday, 3 January 2013

Bible reading plans ~ "Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path". — Psalm 119:105

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. — Psalm 119:105 
As we are in the beginning of a New Year 2013, let us take few minutes to evaluate our Bible reading habits, and God willing  change or begin a Bible reading plan.
52 Week Bible Reading Plan

Book-at-a-Time Bible Reading Plan

Historical Bible Reading Plan ~ an attempt to follow the order in which the books were authored.

Professor Grant Horner’s Bible Reading System ~ Reading ten chapters a day

Two-Year Bible Reading Plan

Bible Reading Twice in a Year

Four month Bible Reading Plan
Three month Bible Reading Plan

Two month Bible Reading Plan

Read the Entire Bible in 30 Days

Read the Entire Bible in 26 Days

Bible Reading Plan Through the New Testament  in 5 days a week,  5 minutes a day

A Bible Reading Chart ~ to track your reading over 2013.

"Redeeming the time , because the days are evil".  ~Ephesians 5:16 (KJV)

God Bless 
Samuel S Kondeti.

Helpful books available on the internet.

Helpful books available on the internet.

Basic Bible Doctrines, R.E.Harlow, ECS Ministries

THE GODHOOD OF GOD by Arthur W. Pink

Major Bible Themes by Lewis Sperry Chafer

Great Doctrines of the Bible by Wm Evans

Writings of C.H. Mackintosh

God's Way of Holiness  by Horatius Bonar  

The writings of William Kelly

The writings of Aiden Wilson Tozer (1897 - 1963)

Commentaries  of the Gospels by John Charles Ryle (1816 - 1900)

Sunday, 25 December 2011

                           The Eternal Sonship of Christ

      “The doctrine of Eternal Sonship … affirms that the second person of the triune Godhead has eternally existed as the Son. In other words there was never a time when He was not the Son of God, and there has always been a Father/Son relationship within the Godhead.”

We read in the  Holy Scriptures 

Proverbs 30:4   Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is his name, and what is his son's name, if thou canst tell? 

Isaiah 9:6   For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. 

 Daniel 3:25   He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God. 

 Micah 5:2   But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting. 

  John 1:1-18  1. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2   The same was in the beginning with God.  3   All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made 4   In him was life; and the life was the light of men.  5   And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.6   There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 
7   The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. 8   He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. 9   That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.  10   He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. 11   He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 12   But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: 13   Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. 14   And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth15   John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me. 16   And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace. 17   For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. 18   No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

 John 3:16-17   For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17   For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 

John 6:33   For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world. 

John 6:62   What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before? 

John 17:5   And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was. 

 John 17:24   Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world. 

Hebrews 1:1-3,   1.God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, 2   Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds3   Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; 

Hebrews 2:9-10   But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. 10   For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. 

Hebrews 13:8   Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

1 John 4:14   And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. 

1 John 4:9   In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. ( emphasis mine)

From the Holy Scriptures we see that the Son of God Existed at least 700 years before the incarnation of  the Lord Jesus( Prov.30:4). The term used by the Holy Spirit in Isaiah 9:6 , a child "is born", and a son"is given",refers is to eternal sonship of Lord Jesus Christ . The Son was not born,in Hebrew, the word “given” does not refer to birth or beginning, but to “bringing forth with purpose” the Son who already was.The birth of child Jesus was giving of the Son of God,who is "from everlasting"(Micah 5:2). 
John records the irrefutable evidence of Lord Jesus Christ's Pre-existence and His Sonship,
- Word who is eternal and is God (1:1)
- Word is the one who was made flesh,and dwelt among us(1:14)
- Lord Jesus, the eternal Word in flesh is actually the " only begotten of the Father.(1:18)

Lord Jesus who lived among men is the eternal word of God (v.1,14) and the eternal word of God,"The Word" & the "The Son" are one and the same Eternal Person(v.18).
John  also recorded this bringing forth with purpose this way: “For God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only begotten Son ... to save the world through Him” (Jn. 3:16-17).

It was "the Son" whom the Father sent "to be the saviour of the world" (John 4:14)

J.N. Darby, says“If we say He were not the Son till the incarnation, then do I utterly lose the link of connection of His being sent from above, for then were it only after He was a Man in the world that He was sent about as a Man, but no, He was sent into the world” (

Our Lord did not become the Son of God – that He always was, is, and will be (Heb. 13:8).
The Son is as eternal as the Father.
But He did become man for You and Me.
Thinking about this helps us grow in our appreciation of the Son coming from glory to die for our sins and returning to glory sitting down on the right hand of the Majesty on high,when he had by himself purged our sins(Jn. 17:5; Heb. 1:3) .
Let us understand the Son in terms of His deity and worship Him ( cf: Heb 1:6) 

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Assembly Truths

1)  "Elders and the assembly" -John Salisbury
2) "The world and the assembly"-Peter Scarsbrook
3) "Angels and the assembly" Michael Penfold
4) "Sisters and the assembly"-Scott Dunn
5) "The Lord and the assembly -Joshua Jacob 
6) "Deacons and the assembly".-David Dalton
 7) Characteristics of the house of God -Robin McKeown
8) Baptism- Robin McKeown
9) "The Lord's Supper"-Robin McKeown 
10) What our motivations should be in building into the local assembly-Robin McKeown
11) The role and rule of elders - Robin McKeown 
12) Dedication to the local assembly - Michael Penfold
 13) Headship and the head covering-David Alves 
14) New Testament truth of the local assembly-Crawford Brown
15) 14 pictures of the assembly in the NT -David Alves
The above fifiteen  messages by various important aspects of local assembly truth and practice can be listened and downloaded from


1)The Beauty of the Assembly - John Heading

2)The Holy Assembly

3)Important Hedges for Assemblies (Part I)Murray G. McLeod

5)The Local Assembly - What Is An Assembly? Paul Robinson

6)The Principles of Growth Albert Hull

7)The Place of the Unlearned Dr. Lindsay Parks

8)The Spirit of God as the Resident and Prompter in the Local Assembly Jim McColl

9)Faith of Fanaticism - Gathering unto the Name of our Lord Jesus ChristAlbert Hull, Nova Scotia, Canada

10)When Thy Son Asketh Thee Concerning the Local Church Lloyd Cain, Nova Scotia

11)A New Commitment for a New Century Norman Crawford

12)The Woman of God: Secular Work Dr. Lindsay Parks

13)Assembly Teaching: The Gospel and Baptism Dr. E. A. Martin

14)The Need to Teach Basic Truths Norman Crawford

15)The Assembly Bible Reading: Profiting from the Assembly Bible Reading Lloyd Cain

16)Assembly Truth - Giving Paul Glenney

17)Preaching the Gospel: Profit to the Assembly Norman Crawford

18)Introduction to the Study of the Tabernacle Sydney Maxwell

19)The Assembly Bible Reading: Preparing to Learn Marcus Cain

20)Symbolism Displayed by Godly Women David R. Alves, Sr.

21)The Gospel Preached Norman Crawford

22)Preaching the Gospel: Preparing for the Message Jim Smith

23)Traditional, Contemporary or Scriptural Norman Crawford

 24)A Practical Exhortation - Communicate William Oliver

25)Giving: Fruit To Your Account William Oliver

26)Hedges For The People of God (1) M.G. McLeod

27)Precious Emblems Norman Crawford

28)The Church and the Churches John Stubbs 

29)Assembly Truth: The Gifts of Grace in the Local Church Lloyd Cain

30)When Thy Son Asketh Thee - Concerning the Priesthood of Believers Lloyd Cain

31)Preaching the Gospel: How do I Present it? Paul Kember

32)The Offerings (1) Dr. A.J. Higgins 

33)Go Ye Into All the World: A New Culture James B. Currie (Japan)

34)Parenting Issues: Traditions and Parenting Jim Vallance

35)Christ in the Offerings: Appendix and Biography Jim Flanigan

36)When Thy Son Asketh Thee - Concerning Baptism Lloyd Cain, Halifax

37)When Thy Son Asketh Thee - Concerning Conversion Lloyd Cain

38)Preaching the Gospel: Principles Which We Stress Jon Procopio

39)When Thy Son Asketh Thee Concerning the Local Church Lloyd Cain

40)Preaching the Gospel: Personal Responsibility to Witness John Dennison

42)The Lord's Day It's Sanctity by D.C. HInton

43)Autonomy of the Local Assembly K Cooper

44)Head Covering  Jim Paterson Jr

45)Assembly Gatherings Ken Cooper

46)Local Church and its constitution

47)Local Church and its Control

48)An Assembly or a Church E. Ritchie

48)The Role of Sisters in the Assembly - J Grant

49)Local Church and its Construction
50)Local Church and its Collections
51)Local Church and its Care

52)A Fourfold View of the Scriptural Assembly late J. Moneypenny assembly

53)The Truth of Gathering to the Lord Jesus Christ By Ian W. Gibson 

54)Some Assembly Features and its Functions - B Currie

55)Assembly Meetings- John Heading

56)The Church - John Campbell

57)Reception to God's Assembly - D Richards 

58)Reception - Jim Flanigan

59)The Lord's Supper -  H. W. Graham

60)Divorce and the Assembly - J. CAMPBELL

61)Some Assembly Features and  Functions B Currie

62)" In Remembrance of Me"- Harold Butcher

63)Model Believer in the House of God - Richard Jeffery

64)The Sabbath, Lord's Day and the Believer - E Ogden

65)The Prayer Meeting - John A Short