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2014

1 May, 2014

Through many dangers

by Dot Heritage

Through many dangers Those of an older generation will vividly remember one of the darkest days of ‘the troubles’ as they were known in Northern Ireland. In July 1982 those ‘troubles’ came to the heart of London as six army bandsmen lost their lives. About a year ago one of the men suspected of carrying…

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1 May, 2014

The hole in the gospel

by Don Carson

The hole in the gospel John complains, ‘I simply cannot resolve this calculus problem’. Sarah offers a solution: ‘Let’s read some Shakespearean sonnets’. Ridiculous, of course. But this is merely a farcical way of showing that solutions to problems must be closely tied to the problems themselves. You do not have a valid solution unless…

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1 May, 2014

The certainty of Christ’s return

by Brian A. Russell

The certainty of Christ’s return The second coming of Jesus Christ to planet earth has been the great hope of the true Christian church since his first coming, and all this time believers have been ‘standing on tiptoe’, as it were, looking forward to his return, with eyes straining to pierce through the mists which…

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1 May, 2014

Jesus is more than you know

by Alan Cartwright

Jesus is more than you know: Reflections on John 11 John 11 is a striking and oft turned to passage. It is the pinnacle of John’s signs series and the resurrection ‘I Am’. Like John’s account of wine at Cana is to weddings, it is many a preacher’s first thought of a passage for a…

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1 May, 2014

Ethiopia: growth and unity

by David Sercombe

Ethiopia: growth and unity This is an account of remarkable church growth under wise leadership during and after great persecution, which brought about strong church unity. My experience has only been during the last few years, when on behalf of Pastor Training International (PTI) I visited parts of Ethiopia with Ken McIntosh, pastor of East Horsley…

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1 May, 2014

A gathering of the nations

by John Woolley

A gathering of the nations Even in the land where the oval shaped ball is king, come 12 June many eyes will be watching the progress of the round shaped ball as the nations gather in Brazil. The Jules Remy trophy, the football World Cup, is up for grabs again. For three weeks the focus…

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1 May, 2014

God has provided

by Steve Colinese

God has provided Being born in a so-called Christian country to Christian parents and having attended church ever since I was in a carry cot, could have deceived me into thinking that this would automatically make me a Christian too. Wrong! In his word, the Bible, God tells us that we, as individuals, have a…

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1 May, 2014

An American in North Wales

by Steve McLean

An American in North Wales As an American, I am accustomed to people asking me how I’ve come to Wales. I won’t repeat the story here except to say that my family and I came in November 2008 to take part in a church-planting effort in the town of Abergele, a popular holiday and retirement…

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1 May, 2014

On being ‘single’

by Anne Davies

On being ‘single’ Everyone has been single at some period of their lives and learning by experience is a necessity whatever the state in which we find ourselves. We all differ in our needs and circumstances but there is always value in sharing our experiences because that is how the Lord in his grace deals with…

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1 May, 2014

Can you imagine?

by UFM

Can you imagine? Can you picture this scene? A local pastor in North Africa was in church on the Lord’s Day preparing for the service. He heard a gentle but persistent knock at the door. Since Christians are habitually persecuted and harassed in his country, he responded to the stranger’s approach with caution, although he…

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