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All articles by Phil Heaps

Phil serves as pastor of Highbury Baptist Church

Silent night

Article

December 2012
Evangelistic

Silent night

Silent night There are few things as stunning as a night sky full of blazing stars. Trouble is, you hardly ever see one. Why not? Because of light pollution.     There is so much light from buildings, towns, cities and street lamps. You really need to be out in the ‘middle of nowhere’ to…

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Banner of Truth

News

June 2012
News

Banner of Truth

Banner of Truth This year’s Leicester conference began on a startling note, as Ted Donnelly was unable to complete his opening paper, despite having preached lucidly at another meeting the previous night. However, his paper on ‘Exalting the name of the Lord’ gave us strong reasons to exalt God together.     Mr Donnelly was…

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Christmas riches

Article

December 2011
Evangelistic

Christmas riches

Christmas riches ‘For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich’ (2 Corinthians 8:9). Perhaps Christmas should be renamed. After all, for many, Jesus Christ plays a very minor part in the…

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Uncomfortable Christmas

Article

December 2011
Evangelistic

Uncomfortable Christmas

Christmas is coming! How do you feel about it? Are you looking forward to a Christmas lunch … or dreading all the hard work, before and after?

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In search of love

Article

December 2010
Evangelistic

In search of love

In search of love My guide strode on, purposefully, following the dusty road out of the city. At last the thronging crowds had thinned somewhat, enabling me to gulp deep breaths of morning air as I struggled to keep up with his tireless pace.  As the track levelled off I could at last get alongside…

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This is Dave Smart…

Article

December 2009
Evangelistic

This is Dave Smart…

This is Dave Smart…  Hard working, polite, and smart. He got good grades at school, with an 'A-star' in information technology. Everyone's pleased, because he gets on well with everyone. Now he writes games for next-generation mobile phones. He works freelance, and sells on to the big companies.      One of his games has proved a…

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The wondrous cross

Article

April 2007
Evangelistic

The wondrous cross

Last summer I took part in an outdoor team challenge. We were given a photograph of a mountain and had to work out the grid reference from which the photograph was taken. The task was based on the fact that mountains look different from different angles. This is also true of events. Sometimes several…

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