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All articles by Michael Bentley

Michael, aged 76, is a retired Baptist minister, chairman of the Bracknell Forest Society and author of 16 books.

The fruit of the Spirit is…

Article

July 2011
Reviews

The fruit of the Spirit is…

The fruit of the Spirit is…J. V. FeskoEP Books80 pages, £4.50ISBN: 978-0-85234-736-2 This is my kind of book! It is concisely written, brim full of scriptural and practical application and has only 80 pages of clear type. It is small enough to slip into a pocket and then take out to read at a…

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Reviews – I wish someone would explain HEBREWS to me! – Stuart Olyott – Banner of Truth

Article

October 2010
Book

Reviews – I wish someone would explain HEBREWS to me! – Stuart Olyott – Banner of Truth

I wish someone would explain HEBREWS to me! Stuart OlyottBanner of Truth 198 pages, £7.50ISBN: 978-1-84871-060-3 I wish I had this book by me when I preached my first sermon, 55 years ago! As always with Stuart Olyott's works, this one is crammed with solid biblical teaching. It is written in a simple, clear way, without…

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Sorrow at Christmas

Article

December 2008
Evangelistic

Sorrow at Christmas

Sorrow at Christmas 'Christmas comes but once a year and when it comes it brings good cheer'. No one seems to know who first said that, but it's not always true. Christmas can be a sad and lonely time for a whole range of people. When I was a child I always looked forward to the…

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Guest Column – Humble love

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July 2008
Articles > Guest column

Guest Column – Humble love

Humble loveIn 1960, C. S. Lewis wrote his famous book The four loves. These are essays on four different Greek words for 'love'. The Bible also uses several Greek and Hebrew words that are all translated 'love' in the English versions. Clearly, to quote the song, 'Love is a many splendoured thing'. In May's ET…

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Guest Column – Revolutionary love

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June 2008
Articles > Guest column

Guest Column – Revolutionary love

Revolutionary love Guest Column When I was a child some of the first words I learned were by Charles Wesley: 'Gentle Jesus, meek and mild, look upon a little child; pity my simplicity, suffer me to come to thee'. That was part of the prayer my mother taught me to say each night before I went…

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Guest Column – Devoted to one another

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May 2008
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Guest Column – Devoted to one another

Devoted to one another - Guest Column 'Love is the sweetest thing' - so sang Ray Noble in the 1930s. Huge numbers of popular songs speak of romantic love but it is not only in the world of 'popular entrainment' that this quality is emphasised; the Bible also has a great deal to say about…

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Bracknell church bids farewell

News

September 2006
News

Bracknell church bids farewell

On Sunday 23 July, Easthampstead Baptist Church in South Hill Road, Bracknell, said goodbye to its senior minister, Rev. Dane Baker, and his wife Blanche and family after sixteen years of faithful service to the church and the town.The church was full for the service, which included a 'This is your EBC Life' event…

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