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1 Mar, 2010

The missing note in Christian piety

by David Kingdon

The missing note in Christian piety When I was a young Christian in the nineteen-fifties I quite often heard a fellow believer described as a God-fearing man or woman. It is many years since I heard any one so described. The expression seems to have dropped right out of Christian conversation. Why should this be?…

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1 Mar, 2010

Parents, children and money

by Stephen Dancer

Parents, children and money When my only daughter was born I remember, as a natural pessimist, thinking, ‘Ahh! One day she’ll be a teenager! But, phew, not for a while yet!’. Now, as she is approaching the last stages of her education my wife and I are beginning to measure her time left with us…

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1 Mar, 2010

Get a proper job!

by Tim Whitton

Get a proper job! ‘So what do you do for a living?’ Most people asking this question expect the typical response; teacher, plumber, accountant, or the most common of all, ‘I work in IT’. ‘Street preacher’ often brings an, ‘Oh!’ followed by a silence as the person who asked the question struggles as to what…

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1 Mar, 2010

Turning points in church history

by John Legg

Turning points in church history 11. The year 1739 How marvellous to have been a fly on the wall at the Town Hall in Cardiff on 7 March 1739. On that day the great, but still young, English preacher, George Whitefield, met the slightly older Welsh ‘exhorter’, Howel Harris. They felt an instant bond. ‘When…

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1 Mar, 2010

In our place condemned He stood

by Martin Downes

In our place condemned He stood I cannot make sense of the cross without viewing it through the lens of a ‘transaction’ between the Father and the Son, the benefits of which are applied, personally, by the Holy Spirit. That there was a divine agreement involving different roles for the Father and the Son seems…

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Glyndwr Jenkins: 1908-2009
1 Mar, 2010

Glyndwr Jenkins: 1908-2009

by Gwilym Roberts

Glyndwr Jenkins: 1908-2009 Born in Bridgend, Glyndwr Jenkins worked for many years in the family pottery at Ewenny. As well as playing rugby for Bridgend, he won many trophies as a marksman. Going to a competition one evening, he passed people going to a prayer meeting. God used this to speak to him, and he…

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1 Mar, 2010

So you have no children?

by Tracey Richards

So you have no children? It was a cold dark November evening. Evan was preparing for his very first church members meeting as pastor of Marlow Baptist church. (Bucks). We had known much excitement in the week and a half of moving to Marlow. There was the joy of family and friends joining us at…

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1 Mar, 2010

God’s necessary gift

by Gary Benfold

God’s necessary gift A few weeks ago our door-bell rang at two o’clock on a Sunday morning. Naturally, brave as ever, I went to answer it. I peered boldly round the heavy wooden door, holding it firm as protection ‘just in case’. It was a young man delivering curry, and he held out the brown…

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1 Mar, 2010

Hail, King of the Jews!      

by Gerrard Hemmings

Hail, King of the Jews! ‘Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole garrison around Him’ (Matt. 27:27). Word quickly gets round that ‘the prisoner’ is here, and no ordinary prisoner – this one’s the king of the Jews. Can we see the scene? Jesus is completely alone…

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1 Mar, 2010

The Quarryman

by Joelouis L. Songate

A little known quarryman in Wales Watkin R. Roberts was born on 21 September 1886 at Brydenly, Dinorwic Street, Caernarfon to a middle-class family. Brought up by his devout Christian parents he learnt to read at an early age, a sign of his ability and determination which were to serve him well in later life….

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