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All articles by Simon Gay

During 2010, Simon became pastor of Salhouse Baptist Church, Norfolk, following 30 years in the commercial workplace.
In addition, Simon is a trustee of European Mission Fellowship and also of a Norwich-based charity assisting ex-offenders.

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October 2013
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Forgiveness (2)

The most important thing of all is to experience God’s forgiveness, through Jesus Christ (September ET). And we must then forgive those who sin against us. Consider first the forgiveness Christians should show to one another. This should mirror God’s forgiveness of us — ‘forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you’ (Ephesians…

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September 2013
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Forgiveness (1)

Forgiveness should be a straightforward matter. When someone offends us, we are to forgive them irrespective of their response, just as we have been forgiven by God. You probably have heard many sermons on this subject. Christ responded to Peter’s question, ‘Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him?…

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July 2013
Articles > Biblical/theological

Preaching Christ to a godless generation

Our nation is spiritually bankrupt. Perhaps you are wondering how we will ever make Christ known, and whether we should try new methods? Well, Acts 17 is a good place to go for the answers. Here, it is roughly AD 50 and Paul is mid-way through his second missionary journey. He arrives at Athens…

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Personal view: Have you considered ‘tent-making’?

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March 2013
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Personal view: Have you considered ‘tent-making’?

Personal view: Have you considered ‘tent-making’? Some readers of the recent ET correspondence concerning pastors and elders may have wondered if the discussion was relevant to them, since in their small church the prospect of a full-time ministry seems beyond their wildest dreams. But is it? The teaching of passages such as 1 Corinthians…

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