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Stuart Olyott (BD University of London, MA University of Liverpool, ThD Trinity Theological Seminary, Indiana) trained at London Bible College and has been a pastor since 1963, serving in Liverpool, Switzerland, France, and Wales, and travelling around the world as a teacher and lecturer. He is author of a large number of books, booklets, and articles. He is well known for his clear, simple, and powerful sermons in the Reformed tradition, a great many of which have been recorded and widely circulated. He is now retired.

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Israel’s glory

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December 2003
Evangelistic

Israel’s glory

Iwant to tell you about one eventful day in the life of an otherwise unknown man.I suppose I ought to begin at the beginning, but I'm sorry, I can't do that. This is because Luke, although an accurate historian, didn't tell us everything. The event took place in Jerusalem. To be more precise, it…

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December 1998
Articles > Evangelistic

Can prophecy be true?

Most attempts to prophesy the future end in failure. Those who claim to be prophets are usually charlatans. But the writers of the Old Testament were different. They forecast the future with uncanny accuracy. The Old Testament is a library of thirty-nine books, which makes up more than three-quarters of the Bible. It was…

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July 1998
Articles > Guest column

Quietness of Soul

There is such a thing as quietness of soul. We don't hear much about it today. This is because many Christians don't experience it. It is not part and parcel of their daily lives. This being so, it is little wonder that so many of the Lord's people, particularly pastors and full-time Christians workers,…

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June 1998
Articles > Guest column

Seeing it for yourself

Countless Christians read their Bible every day without it doing them very much good. Why is this? It is because there is always some distance between the print in the Book and the experience of their souls. The Word on the page does not become the Word in them. This is tragic, because there…

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May 1998
Articles > Guest column

The label has come off the bottle

Once upon a time (during the second century, to be precise) a man called Montanus mixed a pleasant-tasting poison and put it in a large unbreakable bottle. The poison had the power to reproduce itself so, as long as a few drops remained, it didn’t matter how much of it was used. Given time,…

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March 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

The language of faith a personal view …

Everything that is said in a local church must be in a language understood by all; this the Word of God teaches clearly (1 Corinthians 14:1-25). But how narrowly should we interpret the word 'language'? What if everyone in the church speaks the same national language, but the vast majority also speak a dialect…

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