Who we are and what we believe
The Parkstone Christadelphian Church has been in Douglas Road, Parkstone, Dorset UK since 1960.
The name ‘Christadelphian’ means ‘Brothers and Sisters in Christ’ and we are members of a world-wide community of Christians. We aim to live our life by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, according to the teaching of His followers in the first century AD.
We see the Bible as the wholly inspired Word of God and we base all our beliefs on Bible teaching.
Central to Christadelphian belief is that Jesus Christ will soon return to the Earth. He will establish the Kingdom of God and grant eternal life to His people – those who have tried to follow Him and His Father.
We ask all those who are interested in the Gospel message to study their Bible. It will be our privilege and responsibility to help all those who want to come to a knowledge of Bible truth.
Please note that the time for our memorial meeting is 10.30am every Sunday.
We then break for refreshments before commencing our public talk at 12.15pm
The following Sunday afternoon public talks are planned, God willing. All take place at our Douglas Road Hall and start at 12.15pm. (Except where noted) You'll be sure of a warm welcome when you come along!
24 June 2018 'The Reformation and You'- Given by Karam Ram
The talk covers the following points:
1) What do we mean by reformation and the Reformation?
2) Reformation has always been part of the Bible Story
3) The historic factors that gave rise to the Reformation in 16th Century Europe
4) An overview the Reformation in Germany started by Martin Luther and its effects
5) Previous failed attempts at reformation by groups like the Lollards
7) The invention of the printing press, the printing of vernacular bibles, and the way this new technology changed the ability to disseminate new ideas
8) The specific issue of Indulgences that angered Luther
9) The recognition of the authority of scripture and the doctrine of justification by faith
10 Luther’s real legacy today
01 July 2018 - "Your Worst Enemy" - given by Martin Riley
Who is your real worst enemy ? Who really makes you do all the things you regret ? God ? The devil ? Someone else ? Let’s have a look at what the Bible says.
08 July 2018 - 'Is religion still relevant in today’s society?' - given by Raoul Perfitt
This talk will be covering religion today, the meaning of religion, practising and relevance.
15 July 2018 - 'True Christianity – getting the relationship right' - given by James Riley
Balancing our lives across all the different demands on our time can be really challenging. Work, family, church - all need/demand our attention and we can find it very hard to feel we are getting it right. In this service we will take a practical look at how we can approach getting our relationship with God right, and even challenging if there can be a balance, or maybe this is the wrong approach?
22 July 2018 - 'Is Jesus out of reach?' - given by Eric Lowe
This illustrated talk looks at how and where we can get to know Jesus. Many of us feel, from time to time, that we are in a dark and unreachable place where no-one, let alone Jesus, is approachable for help and support. We will look at some of the people Jesus did meet and reached out to. We will hear what he said about who he was looking to help and get to know. Finally, we see what happened in the early church as Christianity began to spread throughout Europe.
29 July 2018 - 'Proverbs or Parables? - given by Chris Davis
Jesus was the Master at telling stories to the people who would listen to him, but where did he get the inspiration well sometimes its difficult to tell the difference between the parables and the proverbs. We explore some of the similarities.