Their theological beliefs are much closer to those of the original Christian movement -- the Jewish Christian church founded by Jesus' followers and centered in Jerusalem under the leadership of James -- than it is to most current Christian faith groups.The movement was founded by physician John Thomas (1805-1871) who had left the Disciples of Christ in 1844, because of a number of theological disagreements.
Some conservative Christians in the Counter-Cult Movement (CCM) consider the Christadelphians to be a cult.Religious liberals, academic researchers, and others consider them a new religious movement.Most historians agree that he was a Jew from a place called Judea, in a town called Nazareth, in what is now Israel.They also agree that he was thought of as a teacher and a healer, and that he was baptized by John the Baptist.The Christadelphians are a small Christian denomination.
They might best be described as a conservative Christian movement which differs from conventional denominations in their beliefs concerning the nature of God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit and Satan.These “Servant Songs” show us how to understand his Messianic task. the Son of Man [Messiah] did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many” (Matthew ).The Servant Songs of Isaiah round out the Messianic portrait that culminates in the stunning verses of Isaiah 53. PROPHECY The Servant Is Chosen for a Specific Task Behold!(Isaiah 42:1a, 6-7) The Servant Restores the Jewish People Indeed He says, “It is too small a thing that You should be My Servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved ones of Israel; I will also give You as a light to the Gentiles, that You should be My salvation to the ends of the earth.” Thus says the Lord, the Redeemer of Israel, their Holy One, to him whom man despises, to him whom the nation abhors, to the Servant of rulers: “Kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worship, because of the Lord who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel; and He has chosen you.” (Isaiah 49:6-7) SEE ALSO: 'The Messiah is Yeshua' The Servant Is Tormented The Lord God has opened my ear; and I was not rebellious, Nor did I turn away.I gave my back to those who struck me, and my cheeks to those who plucked out the beard; I did not hide my face from shame and spitting. (Isaiah 50:5-8) The Suffering Servant Will Be Vindicated Behold, My Servant shall deal prudently; He shall be exalted and extolled and be very high.Here are 50 sermons suitable for the start of a new year.