Chairman’s Notes

John Bennett, Pinxton, Nottingham [SEE PROFILE BELOW]

Precious Seed

In such unprecedented times, it seems apt that these brief comments should be set alongside Malcolm Davis’ introduction to the book of Esther. In it he states, ‘The book illustrates the truth that God has always exercised complete providential control of human history ... History is not going out of His control, but will result in His glory being maintained, and His people blessed with eternal life’.

As this magazine arrives in your home, some countries will be reaching what the authorities hope will be the apex of a pandemic that is the worst for a century. The extent to which we, as believers, will be able to return to anything like normality and when is uncertain. Similarly, some assemblies will have been closed for weeks or months and fellowship will have been by telephone or restricted access to the home. We hope that this magazine will provide some spiritual food for those in such circumstances and we would also draw your attention to:

We would also add that the pandemic has seriously affected distribution outside of the UK. We trust that you will understand if your magazine has arrived late.

Finally, we have experienced some problems with Precious Seed email addresses. If you have sent an email to me, the secretary or the treasurer between the dates of 10/02 and 10/03/20 and have not received a reply, it is likely that they have been lost. Please resend them as we are unable to retrieve any email communications over that period.

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

There are 22 articles in
ISSUE (2020, Volume 75 Issue 2)

1 Thessalonians Chapter 3 - The marks of a true shepherd

An Assembly of the Lord’s people will be a people among whom ... Prayer Arises to God - Part 7

An overview of Esther

Aspects of Calvary - Part 1

Chairman’s Notes

Characters in the Early Years of the Lord - Zacharias and Elisabeth

Collected writings of E. W. Rogers – Volume 1 - Compiled by Mervyn Wishart

Cover Image

Editorial ‘The just shall life by faith’, Heb. 10. 38.

Old Testament Women who appear in the New Testament - Sarah

Question Time - What are the big issues facing assemblies today? 

Searching Messages from the Minor Prophets - Malcolm C. Davis

The Epistle to the Colossians - Part 9

The Father sent the Son

The Gospel of Mark - Part 10

The Messianic Psalms PSALM 89 God’s faithfulness during disaster

The Republic of Panama

The Sacrifice of the Son - Part 2

The Twelve Tribes of Israel - Asher

The work in Southern Brazil

What does the Bible tell us about the future? - Part 7 - ‘The re-emergence of Israel’

Word for Today - Leb, Lebab

This article is not part of a series

There are 114 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