The Precious Seed Web Site

John Bennett, Pinxton, Nottingham [SEE PROFILE BELOW]

Category: Report

Precious Seed

The Precious Seed web site was rebuilt and relaunched in July 2005. It has been the desire of the trustees to develop a searchable archive of written ministry based upon the articles that have appeared in the magazine over the years. We are conscious of the wealth of material that has been provided by the Lord’s servants and how that material has been a blessing to previous generations. Those who possess back copies and the relevant indexes will know how much expositional, devotional and practical teaching there is to be enjoyed.

Now, after some extensive work in developing the framework, this is becoming a reality and the archive is developing. At the time of writing it contained all issues from 2000 to 2005 and issues from 1968 to 1974. These issues provide brief expositions of different Psalms, some Pauline epistles, including the Pastoral Epistles and Peter’s Epistles. There are articles of a devotional character on the Person of the Lord both as typology, His titles and in aspects of His earthly ministry. There are also many articles that deal with practical aspects of Christian life as well as our responsibilities in respect of recent Government legislation and regulation.

The real power of the new site is that it gives the user the ability to search through the growing archive of material. The search facility finds the search word or phrase in the title of an article and also has the facility to find a mention in the body of the article itself. For example, searching for the word ‘Galatians’ reveals articles on the New Testament book as well as occasions when the epistle is referred to in articles, such as that by J. M. Davies, ‘We Want Equality’, published in volume 23 issue 6 in 1972. Once the appropriate material is found it is easy to copy and paste selected extracts or the whole article into your own notes.

Apart from the search capability there is extensive indexing that allows articles to be accessed by either title, issue, category, series or author. From any one of these submenus material can be viewed by selecting the appropriate letter of the alphabet. If you want to find an article about a particular organization, such as the Lord’s Work Trust, you can select the category index and choose ‘Organizations’. It really couldn’t be simpler!

Further magazine issues will be added to the site as time permits and, as with any good Internet site, it will be worth visiting it regularly to see how things are developing. We already have the full text of Day by Day Bible Characters ready for uploading so that we can provide a ‘daily devotional’ at the click of a button. There will be additional ‘web only’ material, not previously included in the magazine, which will take a variety of different forms using the benefits of electronic formats such as MP3. Finally, there will be a shopping facility to enable you to purchase Precious Seed publications through the web site.

All these developments take time and expertise but it is the desire of the committee to make available to as wide an audience as possible the benefits of the work of the magazine in the study of the scriptures to this generation in a format that is accessible to the widest audience. We would seek your prayerful and practical support for this exercise. Please send us feedback from those of you that use the Internet so we will be able to adapt and develop material with the objective of encouraging the study of the scriptures and the practise of New Testament principles.

AUTHOR PROFILE: JOHN BENNETT is a member of the Precious Seed committee.

There are 33 articles in
ISSUE (2006, Volume 61 Issue 1)

1 Corinthians 8 (2)

Behaving ourselves in the house of God

Bethesda Gospel Hall, Colombo, Sri-Lanka

Caring for those who find themselves left to cope on their own

The Challenge of Youth

Christian Websites

Danger in interpreting Scripture

Day by Day Divine Titles

Dwelling in the Secret Place


Faith for the Work

Forgive me Lord, for I have lied

The Fruit of the Spirit is Goodness

The Glories of Christ

Gospel Work and other Activities

I have learned to be content

In the Year 2026


Is it possible to be a Christian, believe God and still be a thinking person?

The Isle of Patmos

Leaving the Comfort Zone

Living Water

The One Gospel and its Terms

Paul’s view of the Person of Christ

The Precious Seed Web Site

Ruth’s love for Naomi (2)

Scriptures Sevens

Souding out the word of truth

The assemblies Address Book - Sixth Edition

Using the Internet as a Christian

Western Counties and South Wales Evangelisation Trust

William Kelly - The Irish Saint and Scholar

Wise words from the book of Proverbs

This article is not part of a series

There are 122 articles by this author

Hezekiah’s Confession

The Central Role of the King

On-Line Bible version 1.41

Hezekiah’s Revival

Day by Day Bible Promises

Light & Life Literature

Editorial - ‘We be brethren’, Gen. 13. 8.

Hezekiah’s Revival

The Disability Discrimination Act 1995


The Precious Seed Web Site

Day by Day Divine Titles

God and the Nations

Eternal Security

Editorial - ‘Who is Apollos?’ 1 Cor. 3. 6.

Editorial - ‘Abstain from all appearance of evil’, 1 Thess. 5. 22.

The Chuch in Smyrna

Eternal Security

Day by Day - Bible Commands

The King in Psalm 45

Man’s Attitude to Christ

All Things

The Fear of the Lord


Could you ever love me again? Bob Cretney

Day by Day - Pictures and Parables




Book Reviews

Prayer Moves Mountains John Williams


R. B. Jones – Gospel Ministry in Turbulent Times N. Gibbard

Bible and Church Conference 2009 Peter Williams, Dirk Jongkind, Simon Gathercole

Christian Devotedness Anthony Norris Groves


A Practical Theology of Missions: Dispelling the Mystery; Recovering the Passion

Psalm 119 For Life: Living Today In The Light Of The Word

Empty Arms Keren Baker

The Church the Body of Christ

On wings of prayer

Editorial - Do I seek to please men?

Laridian Bible Software

King Asa

King Jehoshaphat

Baptism Jack Hay

The Heavenly Physician Rommel Ghossain

Editorial - ‘For if ye do these things ye shall never fall’

Editorial - ‘The fruit of the Spirit is love’, Gal. 5. 22


The Tabernacle and the Offerings Albert Leckie

Roses, Marys & Others Betty Holt

Editorial - ‘Many were gathered together, insomuch that there was no room to receive them’, Mark 2.

“Thank You, King James” – the tough life of Robert Hicks James Hastings

Editorial - ‘Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you’, Matt. 28. 20.

Editorial - ‘Apollos . . . mighty in the scriptures’, Acts 18. 24.

Amaziah – ‘thine heart hath lifted thee up’



Working with Senior Citizens - Part 2

Editorial - ‘Touched with the feeling of our infirmities’, Heb 4. 15.

David Livingstone

Editorial - ‘In whom we have . . . the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace’, E

Voice in the Darkness - Della Letkeman

The Messiah in the Temple - Roger Liebi

Show & Tell Colin D. Jones

Life in the Big Story – Your Place in God’s Unfolding Plan - Heidi Johnston

Led by His Hand - Malcolm Coombes, ex- R.N.

The Saviour God and His Servant King - Malcolm C. Davis.

Frederick Stanley Arnot: 1858-1914

Editorial - ‘Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others’, Phil

Making Disciples – The Thessalonian Way Tim Mather

Biblical Principles of Leadership - Dr. Alexander Kurian

Possessing the Inheritance – a Concise Commentary on the Book of Joshua Malcolm C. Davis

Replacement Theology David Dunlap


William Rhodes Lewis 1877-1964


J. Charleton Steen, 1865 - 1931

Editorial -


The Prophet Gad

William Trotter 1818-1865

The Epistle to Philemon - Part 1

Epistle to Philemon


Henry Craik 1805-1866


Changes in the Precious Seed Trust

John R. Caldwell

Chairman’s Notes

At His Feet - Part 1

The Gospel of Mark

First Samuel

At His Feet: John 11 - Weeping at His Feet

Second Samuel

The Gospel of Mark - Part 2

At His Feet - Part 3: John 12 - Worshipping at His Feet

General Data Protection Regulation - Article 29 of the EU

The Gospel of Mark - Part 3

Robert Eugene Sparks 1844-1918

The Gospel of Mark - Part 4

Their Finest Hour - Mary Magdalene

Chairman’s Notes

The Gospel of Mark - Part 5

Major-General Sir Charles H. Scott, KCB, RA 1848-1919

The Gospel of Mark - Part 6

The Gospel of Mark - Part 7

Chairman’s Notes

The Gospel of Mark - Part 8

The Gospel of Mark - Part 9

Chairman’s Notes

The Gospel of Mark - Part 10

Chairman’s Notes

TheGospel of Mark - Part 12

The Gospel of Mark - Part 13

An Assembly of the Lord’s people will be a people among whom - Separation is required - Part 10

TheGospel of Mark - Part 14

The Gospel of Mark - Part 15

Priests and Levites

The Gospel of Mark - Part 16

Charles Stanley (1821-1890)