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Coronavirus and the Christian

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2020/04 Coronavirus and the Christian: The Rainbow through the Rain   The lockdown, as a result of Covid-19, has generated an explosion of colourful rainbows in the front windows of many homes.  It has been refreshing to witness this child-led, innocent solidarity and to recapture this Biblical symbol of promise and hope from the hands

Why do we have a Sunday Evening Service

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2020/04 Why do we have a Sunday Evening Service?   The practice of holding a Sunday evening service has completely disappeared in many churches. Those who do keep an evening service have found that attendance is usually in decline. In light of this, we need to consider whether the practice of holding both a morning

The Primacy of Preaching

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2018/07 The Primacy of Preaching Preaching reaches its pinnacle when the message is Jesus Christ and Him crucified. What is a dinosaur? One definition is that it is a large reptile that once lived on the earth but is now extinct. In our era, it seems that such a term could be used, in a

The Jehovah’s Witnesses

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2018/09 The Jehovah’s Witnesses   One of the most prevalent religious sects active in our province today is the self-styled Jehovah’s Witnesses (JW). They are active in 240 lands with a claimed 120,053 congregations. As of 2017, they had 8,457,107 active members. Their yearly “Memorial of Christ’s Death” was attended by 20,175,477 people last year,

All The Way My Saviour Leads Me

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2018/07 All The Way My Saviour Leads Me   As Moses approached the end of his life, God used him to give words of counsel and encouragement to Joshua, his successor. He reminded him that he was God’s man for the task and said, “…thou must go with this people unto the land which the

2018/05 CHRIST-LIKE CHRISTIANS

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2018/05 Chris-like Christians According to his teaching, “neighbour” crosses all boundaries, real or imagined, of culture, class or creed; and according to the commandment we are to love them as ourselves. So we are Christians – but what does that really mean?  Followers of Christ, yes; devoted to His Word, of course; and having a

2018/03 SERVING THE KING

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2018/03 Serving the King Every one of us can do something for the Lord! If the church is to go forward, it needs faithful attenders, intercessors, givers, children’s workers, deacons – and it needs elders, men to govern. As these men gave themselves to David, will you give yourself to Christ? Faced with Saul’s hatred,

2018/01 WANTED – NON-CONFORMISTS

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2018/01 Wanted - Non-conformists Have you ever felt under pressure from others to do something, go somewhere, or say things outside of your normal pattern of behaviour? If you have, you have experienced ‘peer pressure’. It has been defined as ‘the influence that a peer group or individual exerts, encouraging others to change their attitudes,

2017/11 PROFITABLE BIBLE STUDY

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2017/11 Profitable Bible Study - Some Practical Tips The more time you spend contemplating what you have read in your Bible, the more beneficial it will be to your soul. Bishop JC Ryle of Liverpool said: “next to praying, there is nothing so important in practical religion as Bible-reading.” He went on to say “the man

2017/11 HERE WE MUST STAND

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2017/11 Here We Must Stand Christianity is about living in this world, in conformity to the Word, not about shutting oneself away in some religious order, as Luther, of course, discovered. Some time ago, a colleague related details of a casual conversation he had with a young woman. She was a Christian, indeed the daughter