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1 Nov, 2012

The wonder of the love at Christmas

by Peter Jeffery

The wonder of the love at Christmas For many people Christmas is a time about love, goodwill and generosity. We buy presents for those we love, and we look forward to receiving gifts from them. Have you ever wondered why it is that Christmas is the time of year when these feelings are most prominent?…

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1 Nov, 2012

‘As Christ loved the church’ – the model for every husband

by Paul Yeulett

‘As Christ loved the church’ – the model for every husband It is a fair bet that if you have recently been to a Christian wedding, one of the readings will have been taken from Ephesians 5:22-33. This section of Paul’s teaching is, of course, intensely practical for husbands and wives, whether newly-weds or those…

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1 Nov, 2012

All the way my Saviour leads me

by David Kingdon

All the way my Saviour leads me As I look back over my life I am deeply aware of the hand of God upon me. I was born into a non-Christian home in London. My father developed much of Streatham but when he was killed in October 1940, when our house was bombed, he had…

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1 Nov, 2012

Wise up Christian girls of all ages!

by Sheila Stephen

Wise up Christian girls of all ages! One of the many encouraging features of twenty-first-century British evangelicalism has been the growth of women’s conventions. These conventions have been promoting models of biblical womanhood. They have also been demonstrations of evangelical unity as organising committees and speakers have been representative of a number of evangelical church…

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1 Sep, 2012

How can I encourage my child to read?

by Tirzah Jones

How can I encourage my child to read? Reading has always been my passion. Growing up I could usually be found somewhere in the house with ‘my nose in a book.’ Not always helpful if you’re supposed to be washing up or tidying your room! Today however, we live in a very digital age, where…

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1 Sep, 2012

Reaching the unreached

by Alan Black

Reaching the unreached Two Christmas dinners each attended by around eighty South Asian Muslims, with a simple gospel explanation about the coming of Christ into the world. A church with a weekly footfall of 800, less than 300 of those being Sunday attendees, and most, those who have not yet begun to follow Christ. An…

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1 Sep, 2012

The simple gospel?

by John Legg

The simple gospel? Many a young preacher has been advised, ‘Just preach a simple gospel sermon’. Many have also found that this is easier said than done. The sermon may be over-simplified or simply be inaccurate. Both these dangers can be seen in the use of ‘the ABC of the gospel’: Accept that you’re a…

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1 Sep, 2012

Henry Martyn and the word of God

by Gina Giles

Henry Martyn and the word of God As the word of God is beamed into Middle Eastern lands in our day, so Henry Martyn (1781-1812) brought its penetrating light into Iran (Persia). Through that same word of God he had come to abhor himself and ‘repent in dust and ashes’ for his former life spent…

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1 Sep, 2012

Evangelizing the Welsh Valleys, 1870-90

by John Aaron

Evangelizing the Welsh Valleys, 1870-90 From about 1850 onwards all the religious denominations in Wales faced a huge problem. By 1914 the population had increased from 1.2 million to 2.5 million, most of whom now worked in the coalfields instead of on the land, especially in the Rhondda Valley. The proportion of Welsh speakers had…

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1 Sep, 2012

Starting a school CU

by Matt Ingle

Starting a school CU Being in school is one of the hardest places to be a Christian in some ways. I remember back in my school days that it wasn’t a done thing to say you were a Christian. That’s where a Christian Union can be helpful. It can be a place to get encouragement…

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