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All articles by Roger Fellows

Roger Fellows ministers in Baptist and Orthodox Presbyterian churches in Ontario, Canada

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May 2018
Articles > Biblical/theological

Jesus’ Prayer Life

If we are to be Jesus’ disciples, then by definition, we are to learn of him. How then are we to learn from one we have never met? We cannot hear the words that come out of his mouth as those described in the Gospels did; but we can read those words, and hear…

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June 2017
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Contentment

The boss has just told you that you will receive an immediate 5 per cent pay increase. Would you be content with that? In these days when the average increase is more like 1-2 per cent, you might be very pleased, and as a Christian thank God for it. At least, I hope you…

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March 2017
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Hindered by Satan

Paul makes an amazing statement in his first letter to the Thessalonian church: ‘We wanted to come to you — I, Paul, again and again — but Satan hindered us’ (2:18). Can Satan hinder the work of God? Let’s note some other Scriptures. Before Paul had good news from Timothy that the believers in…

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April 2016
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

‘The Lord led me’

We may often hear people say, ‘The Lord led me to this job’, or, ‘The Lord led me to marry this man’. In some cases, one cannot doubt the providence of God in the matter. However, there are times when people use this expression to justify sinful or unbiblical conduct. I heard someone claim…

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August 2015
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Pursuing holiness

What do you think of when you hear the word ‘holy’? A person in a monastery? Someone with a halo around their head? A prophet dressed in sackcloth? Whatever our idea, we probably think of ‘holiness’ as something out of the ordinary. That corresponds, at least a little, with the biblical idea of holiness, which…

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October 2014
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

The ABC of prayer

Do you pray? Do you realize that prayer is important? I’m sure some will respond, ‘Of course we do! We’ve heard that numerous times’. Yes and doubtless you will hear the same thing time and again. The fact is there are many things we need to hear repeatedly. The proof of that is the…

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May 2013
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Pestering God

How do we pray? We perhaps give a lot of thought to the content of our prayers, but much less to the manner of our prayers. ‘What do we pray for?’ is usually more important than ‘How do we pray?’ We know that there are conditions for our prayers to be answered, such as…

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