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All articles by Martin Wells

Martin served as an elder at Welcome Hall Evangelical Church, Bromsgrove.

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December 2018
Articles > Evangelistic

A hymn of hope for those in despair

Who wrote this song? The author is most surprising: a Jewish priest who’d been struck dumb for nine months! Zacharias was his name, and the cause of his lack of speech was unbelief. Zacharias just hadn’t reckoned that his elderly wife could possibly become a mother for the first time, even though God himself…

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December 2017
Articles > Evangelistic

War and peace

When Britain declared war on Germany in August 1914, there were many who said, ‘It’ll all be over by Christmas!’ People thought it was just a small, local difficulty, as though they were saying, ‘It won’t need a large army to sort it out’. How wrong they were! What began in the balmy days…

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The privileges of belonging

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January 2016
Evangelistic

The privileges of belonging

When a forgiven sinner enters God’s house, he is welcomed through the front door — and he doesn’t stay at the entrance! He’s invited inside to enjoy all the privileges of family membership. Here are a few of the great things in store for a believer. His life in the world from now on…

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December 2015
Evangelistic

A wonderful name

Names are so important! Parents agonise over what to call their newborn infant. Should he or she carry on the family tradition for a name; or bear the name of a loved relative or friend; or reflect the parents’ hopes and aspirations? When Jesus was born, 2000 years ago, all these considerations were set…

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December 2014
Evangelistic

Learning from Zacharias and Elisabeth

400 years of silence! This was a long time to wait for God to reveal the Saviour, who had last been spoken of by the prophet Malachi, in the very last book of the Old Testament. Many of the Jews had forgotten all about it. In many Jewish families, husband-wife relationships were breaking down…

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June 2014
Articles > Biblical/theological

God’s way with a dysfunctional family

In Genesis 27, we see a godly home, yet one where love and trust are missing. How can a family that began so well have come to this? How prayerful had Isaac been when childbirth had been delayed for 20 years! How earnestly Rebekah had prayed when the promised pregnancy proved so difficult! Seventy-seven…

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