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1 May, 2011

Turning points in church history: 13. Pre ’59 revival – Part 1: Ireland

by John Legg

Turning points in church history: 13. Pre ’59 revival – Part 1: Ireland What is the link, if any, between reformation and revival? An answer to this question depends on definition: it all depends on what you mean by… What is the relation of prayer to both? Is believing prayer for an outpouring of the…

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1 May, 2011

Strengthening struggling churches

by Richard Davies

Strengthening struggling churches What follows is taken from my personal experiences, not from a text book. It may therefore lack balance and not be as objective as it ought to be! But here are some principles which I hope will be of some help in considering this subject. Ask the right question ‘What are your…

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1 May, 2011

Sisters, servants, fellow-workers

by John Benton

Sisters, servants, fellow-workers Women in Romans 16 If you ever go to the cinema or even if you watch films at home, I wonder if you watch to the end. If you are like me, you watch the final scene and then the theme music rises and credits start to roll and that is the…

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1 May, 2011

Where have all the young men gone?

by Sheila Stephen

Where have all the young men gone? The title of this article encapsulates a current concern in church as well as mission: the lack of British young men coming forward for preaching and mission ministries. The answer is not simple or clear. I want to draw attention to three studies which explore some of the…

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1 May, 2011

Me! A Member?

by Mark Johnston

Me! A Member? ‘Membership’ can be a funny concept. You can be a member of a golf club, or a swimming club; you can be a member of a political party, or a professional body; you can belong to an Old Boys’ Association – the possibilities are endless. Membership can mean anything from indulging our…

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1 May, 2011

The Challenge of Childlessness

by Tracey Richards

So you have no children? It was a cold, dark November evening. We had known much excitement in the week and a half after moving to Marlow. Joy, as family and friends joined us at the induction service, was magnified by the fact that I was pregnant with our first child. However the evening of…

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1 May, 2011

You no longer belong to evil but to good

by John Scott

You no longer belong to evil but to good Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables, recounts the story of the French convict, Jean Valjean who, after serving nineteen years in prison for stealing, is released and taken in by a bishop. In the middle of the night, Valjean steals from the bishop and runs away. After being…

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1 May, 2011

Why should I go to church?

by Paul Yeulett

Why should I go to church? Are you personally committed to following Jesus Christ? And are you personally committed to a specific congregation? If your answer to the first question is ‘yes’, then your answer to the second question ought to be the same. If it isn’t, then you are probably in great danger, so…

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1 May, 2011

All in a flame for Jesus: Selina Countess of Huntingdon

by Faith Cook

All in a flame for Jesus: Selina Countess of Huntingdon King George III and Queen Caroline had an unusual visitor at court that day. As the tall woman, striking in her appearance and bearing, slowly withdrew from the royal presence the king turned to his queen and made an astonishing remark: I wish there was…

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1 May, 2011

Bread of Heaven

by Eifion Evans

Bread of heaven It is more than likely that you have sung the words ‘Bread of heaven’, the refrain of the first verse of ‘Guide me O thou great Jehovah’. The author of the words was William Williams, and you may already have found yourself adding ‘of Pantycelyn’. Why was it so easy to fill…

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