Welcome to Christadelphians of Tanzania
The Christadelphians (a word created from the Greek for "Brethren in Christ"; cp. Colossians 1:2 — "brethren in Christ") are a Christian group that developed in the United Kingdom and North America in the 19th century. The name was coined by John Thomas, who was the group's founder. Christadelphians hold a view of Biblical Unitarianism. The group has often been described as a form of Messianic Judaism, as they share many of their beliefs and hopes with Judaism; notably the promises made to Abraham, Isaac and Israel whilst they also believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is the promised Messiah.
Although no official membership figures are published, the Columbia Encyclopedia gives an estimated figure of 50,000 Christadelphians, who are spread across approximately 120 countries; there are established churches (or ecclesias, as they are often called) in many of those countries, along with isolated members. Census statistics are available for some countries. Estimates for the main centres of Christadelphian population are as follows: United Kingdom (18,000), Australia (9,987), Malawi (7,000), United States (6,500), Mozambique (7,500), Canada (3,375), New Zealand (1,785), Kenya (1,700), India (1,500) and Tanzania (100). This puts the figure at around 57,000.
Reading: Luke ch. 13
We are all very much influenced by circumstances. It cannot be otherwise. In relation to the eternal purpose of God in Christ, because there is little in our everyday lives to point us to the Kingdom, we must never cease to marvel at the Father’s wisdom and love in providing this weekly stirring of the mind by associating together to remember Jesus in his appointed way. Our daily circumstances are continually dulling our minds to the reality of Jesus and all that he should mean to us. True, we call upon the Father thmugh him daily, and in our reading of the Word our Master must always come into view; but these moments are short by comparison with the many hours when the pressure of other things related to this life obtrude upon our minds and hearts. What a blessing it is, then, to be able to leave all mundane things to themselves for a while as we meet specifically to renew our flagging spirits and correct our inherent waywardness through a quiet contemplation of the one whom God made to be sin for us, who had no sin, that we might be made the righteousness of God in him! How privileged we are, then, to have this opportunity once again of joining in collective worship and praise, and being conducted, through Luke, into the very presence of Jesus when he was upon earth.
Thinking upon some of those words and activities will help us to discerningly remember him by a partaking of the embl