More about the author: Robert Craig was born in 1921 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Though Methodists themselves, his parents sent him to Sunday School at the Gospel Hall, and in his teens he came to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Robert’s first job was as an engineering apprentice with Sirrocco in Belfast. While working there he was mentored in his Christian walk by a group of believers who met during lunch break each day to pour over the Scriptures. His love of the Word deepened while he fellowshipped at Victoria Hall in Belfast. It was there that he met his wife Muriel and they were married in 1948. In 1951 the couple moved to Canada where Bob worked with Public Works Canada until retirement. Bob’s final 20 years were spent in fellowship at Bethany Gospel Chapel in Halifax where his teaching and wise counselling were invaluable. Bob was called home in his 90th year, January 21, 2011.
Robert kept detailed notes from his Bible study and sermon preparation. When he was called home to heaven, he left his significant library to Don Huntington of Bedford, Nova Scotia. Notes on Hebrews is a collection of study notes that Craig had compiled and filed away for his own personal reference. Gospel Folio Press is pleased to publish this manuscript for the benefit of Bible students interested in the book of Hebrews. Buy Notes on Hebrews now.
These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren. Acts 1:14 (AV)
Regarding the phrase “with one accord,” scholars tell us: “This is a unique Greek word, with 10 occurrences in the Book of Acts, and this helps us understand the uniqueness of the Christian community. The word, homothumadon is a compound of two words meaning to ‘rush along’ and ‘in unison’. The image is almost musical; a number of notes are sounded which, while different, harmonise in pitch and tone, combine to produce a pleasing result.” Surely if we would see blessing, we should follow the example of the early Church and be in one accord. —W. H. Burnett
We are not divided, all one body we, One in hope and doctrine, one in charity. —Sabine Baring-Gould