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1 Mar, 2011

What are you really looking forward to?

by Paul Yeulett

What are you really looking forward to? Richard Baxter, the famous English Puritan, spent much of his life enduring great physical pain. It made him more aware of the brevity of life and the certainty of death. From the age of thirty-five he began a habit of meditating for half-an-hour each day on the glories…

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1 Mar, 2011

Ministering to the afflicted

by Arthur Bentley-Taylor

Ministering to the afflicted When Job was afflicted, his friends loved him to the extent that they got alongside him and sat with him for a week in silence and then wrestled with him over the issues raised by his sufferings. Job’s friends were full of good intentions; for the sake of their friend, they…

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1 Mar, 2011

Samuel Rutherford: A pastor who lives through his letters

by David Kingdon

Samuel Rutherford: A pastor who lives through his letters Samuel Rutherford was widely known in his own day as an outspoken opponent of state-sponsored episcopacy, on the one hand, and Independency, on the other. Today he is remembered for his pastoral letters which have been republished no fewer than eighty times in English and at…

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1 Mar, 2011

Where’s the light when you’ve lost a child?

by Jon Pearse

Where’s the light when you’ve lost a child? Lois was born perfectly healthy and we noted no difference in her development from our other children, but on the 15 September 2004, aged just two-and-a-half-years old, Lois died. She’d kept her brain tumour as her little secret and we had just seven days’ notice, from her…

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1 Mar, 2011

Praying with Children

by Sheila Stephen

Praying with children I remember a pastor, when giving his testimony, explaining that in his late teens he had an experience of being overwhelmed by a sense of sin. He had no Christian background and didn’t know what to do. He remembered learning the Lord’s Prayer at school and so he cried out to God…

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1 Mar, 2011

The international influence of Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones

by D Eryl Davies

The international influence of Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones Thirty years after the death of Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones it is impossible to describe adequately his extensive influence on churches, individuals and preachers outside the United Kingdom. My aim here, therefore, is only to provide a few examples   of his international influence. From his first preaching trip to…

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1 Mar, 2011

Atonement and reconciliation

by Paul Wells

Atonement and reconciliation Biblical revelation and the salvation it presents through the work of the cross of Christ is a tale of two cities: Athens and Jerusalem, contrasting two different claims to truth – human wisdom or revelation; the city of man and the city of God described by Augustine, with two different projects and…

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1 Mar, 2011

How the mighty have fallen: the grief of the godly

by John Woolley

How the mighty have fallen: the grief of the godly In spite of the cynics’ raised eye-brows David’s song of lament over the death of Saul and Jonathan in 2 Samuel 1:17-27 is a genuine heart-felt expression of grief at the loss of his king and his friend. This is not political posturing but rather…

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1 Mar, 2011

The third day He rose from the dead

by Monty White

The third day He rose from the dead At Easter we celebrate the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. We remember that He was crucified and died on Good Friday and that He rose from the dead on the third day – on Easter Sunday. In Matthew 12:40, it is recorded that Jesus…

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1 Mar, 2011

Youth Article: Myths about heaven

by Lowri Iorwerth

Youth Article: Myths about heaven On 24 November 2008 The Streets released the first single from their eagerly awaited album, ‘Everything is borrowed’. The single was called ‘Heaven for the weather’ and the chorus went like this: I want to go to heaven for the weather But hell for the company; I want to go…

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