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All articles by Jeremy Brooks

Jeremy Brooks is pastor of Welcome Hall Evangelical Church, Bromsgrove. He chairs the Dudley Reformed Ministers’ Fraternal, teaches ethics at the European School of Biblical Studies, and is chair of EP Books. Married to Lydia, they are blessed with eight children.

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December 2018
Articles > Evangelistic

A sight for sore eyes

Our eyes are wonderful things! Each one is a slightly asymmetrical globe, about an inch in diameter. The front part of the eye that you see in the mirror contains the iris (the pigmented part), the cornea (a clear dome over the iris), the pupil (the black circular opening in the iris that lets light in), the sclera (the white part), and the conjunctiva (a thin layer of tissue covering the front of the eye, except the cornea). Just behind the iris and pupil lies the lens, which helps to focus light on the back of the eye. Most of the eye is filled with...

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December 2017
Articles > Evangelistic

If I were a wise man…

We don’t know very much about them. Matthew’s is the only Gospel to make mention of them, and they appear and disappear in just twelve verses. But I’ve always had a soft spot for the mystery men from the East. One carol goes like this: ‘We three kings of Orient are, One in a taxi, one in a car, One on a scooter, blowing his hooter, Smoking a big cigar’. That, of course, is the unofficial version; although the real thing isn’t a whole lot more accurate. The Bible nowhere tells us that they were kings, nor even that there were three of them. That’s...

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News

November 2017
News > Induction

Induction – Welcome Hall welcomes evangelist

On Saturday 9 September, more than 150 people gathered for the induction of Peter Sherwood as evangelist at Welcome Hall Evangelical Church (WHEC), Bromsgrove, Worcestershire. The weekend also marked the church’s 78th anniversary and 5th anniversary of Jeremy Brooks’ pastorate. Speaking on behalf of WHEC, Pastor Brooks explained how the elders had been seeking the Lord’s will over the appointment of a second full-time worker for more than a year, and were increasingly convinced the role should be that of an evangelist. In March, Peter Sherwood was put in touch with Pastor Brooks by a mutual contact and was called by WHEC in July. Peter...

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May 2017
Articles > Guest column

It’s okay not to be okay

It could be argued that there is something very wrong with the prevailing subculture of much evangelicalism today. We preach the brokenness of life in a messed-up world, but expect our churches to be full of near perfect people. The story is told of a church, outside of which was the following notice: ‘Workshop downstairs; showroom upstairs’. In other words, down here we’re all works-in-progress; in heaven we’ll be the finished products. And workshops are messy places. Yet many people in our churches are struggling massively. The pressure is to keep up appearances. So long as that is achieved, it’s assumed all is well. But,...

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April 2017
Articles > Guest column

Don’t forget that Jesus is alive!

The words of the angel to the two Marys, ‘He is not here; for he is risen’ (Matthew 28:6), changed everything. Despair was vanquished by hope, faith triumphed over doubt, and weakness gave birth to strength. As then, so now. We rightly emphasise the centrality of the cross to our Christian faith. At Calvary, the Lord Jesus Christ took our place, paid the penalty for our sins, and reconciled us to God. Having lived our life, he died our death. The empty tomb, however, is perhaps neglected. We believe in the resurrection of Jesus as both historical fact and doctrinal necessity, but subconsciously at least,...

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March 2017
Articles > Guest column

Why every Protestant should be catholic

This year is a big one for Evangelicals. 31 October will mark the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther nailing his 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg. That event sparked what we call the Protestant Reformation. Luther and his friends rediscovered the gospel. At its heart is the glorious reality that ‘the just shall live by faith’ (Romans 1:17). Justification — our being made right with God — is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. Add merit to grace and it is no longer biblical grace. Add works to faith and it is no longer gospel faith. Add...

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News – Christian Worship

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April 2010
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News – Christian Worship

Christian Worship  The long-awaited new Christian Worship hymnbook has now been published. With more than half the first print run sold prior to publication, the publishers have been greatly encouraged. The book continues to sell well.     The result of almost five years work, there is a Words edition (words only, no tunes) and a…

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