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1 Jan, 2011

The humanity of Christ

by Philip Eveson

The humanity of Christ Peter writes that Christ is both an example for Christians to follow and a Saviour to trust (1 Pet. 2:21-25). For Jesus to be our perfect example and saviour meant living a real human life. This has to be emphasised because Jesus the Messiah is the Son of God who could…

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1 Jan, 2011

Praying for the preaching

by John Legg

Praying for the preaching   We must pray for preachers, but what should we ask for. Some reply, ‘For unction,’ but this lacks scriptural basis. Unction (or anointing) in Scripture indicated that a man was set apart and equipped for God’s service once-for-all (Luke 4:16-21; 2 Corinthians 1:21; 1 John 2:20,27). This is not a…

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1 Nov, 2010

A straight talk about sin

by Gerrard Hemmings

The recognition of sin Isaiah enters the temple and sees ‘the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up’ (Is. 6:1). He is confronted by the overwhelming holiness of God and the experience is shattering; ‘Woe is me for I am undone!’ In the presence of the King, this holy prophet is consumed with…

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1 Nov, 2010

A week in the life of a missionary training college

by Christine Owens

A week in the life of a missionary training college Monday 23 August Twenty-two students arrive bringing mounds of luggage, bicycles and five tiny children who look even more bewildered than their parents. Twelve second years come bouncing into the old convent building full of confidence and noisy greetings. One couple is missing as the…

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1 Nov, 2010

Making the most of Christmas

by John Richards

Making the most of Christmas By the time you read this you may already have had your first (or tenth) mince pie of the season, you may be psyching yourself up to tackle the ever growing Christmas card list, and you may be regretting not starting the Christmas shopping earlier. Someone has likened Christmas shopping…

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1 Nov, 2010

An ordinary girl with extraordinary faith

An ordinary girl with extraordinary faith She came to China the hard way. There was no train, no plane and no boat. There was certainly no welcome. In fact, she didn’t even know if she’d arrive at all. ‘Jane’ risked her life crossing the Tumen River at night. That’s the way all hungry North Koreans do it….

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1 Nov, 2010

No need for God?

by Mark Barnes

No need for God? A review of The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking Stephen Hawking’s new book The Grand Design, made front-page news — not because of a scientific breakthrough, but because Hawking used the book to claim that the universe could have created itself. I’m both encouraged and disheartened by the media-storm that surrounded…

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1 Nov, 2010

Satan’s plans for your church

by Gerrard Hemmings

Satan’s plans for your church Satan has expansive plans for your church. He desires to cause difficulties, division and destruction. Please sit down with an open Bible as we look at three strategies which Satan uses to cause devastation in your church. When we’ve been wronged (2 Cor. 2:3-11) During one of Paul’s visits to…

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1 Nov, 2010

How should I benefit from communion?

by Ian Hamilton

How should I benefit from communion? Many helpful books and articles have been written on how the believer can and should benefit from partaking the Lord’s Supper. At the heart of most of them the believer is encouraged to meditate on Christ, particularly on His self-giving, love constraining sacrifice. We can be sure that we…

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1 Nov, 2010

Set free to live life to the full

by Mark Johnston

Set free to live life to the full Freedom has been the cherished dream of countless generations in countless countries of the world. From the cry of ‘Liberty, Equality and Fraternity’ of the French Revolution to the sacrifice of thousands in two world wars to preserve national freedom, right down to present day oppressed minorities…

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