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All articles by Stuart Olyott

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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June 2021
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A walk with Mr O (3) Making Bible reading fruitful

Mr O, I’ve taken on board what you said about Bible reading being no substitute for church. Nonetheless you said that we could talk about ‘how our personal reading of God’s Word can be more fruitful’. Yes, I remember. Reading God’s Word for ourselves is a marvellous privilege. But I am going to stress…

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May 2021
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

A walk with Mr O (2) How important is daily Bible reading?

Mr O, last time we went for a walk together, you took me a bit by surprise. Oh yes? Why was that? Well, I asked you what has helped you most in your Christian life, and you said it was being an active member of a biblical church. But I’ve asked the same question…

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April 2021
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

A walk with Mr O: My pastor’s preaching is so dull

Mr. O, thank you for agreeing to meet up with me for a socially-distanced walk. I’ve got a few things on my mind and I’m hoping you might be able to help me. It’s a pleasure. Besides, the exercise will do me good. So let’s get down to business straightaway. What would you like…

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February 2021
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

How Christians come to believe in revival

This article is about revival, so I ought to explain how I am using the word. By ‘revival’ I mean a sovereign act of God in which he pours out his Holy Spirit with the result that people are awed by his being, his attributes, and his works. Christians are awakened from their lethargy,…

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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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