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All articles by Peter Jeffery

Peter was ordained to the ministry in 1963 at age 25 and served as the Minister at Ebenezer Congregational Church in Cwmbran, Wales. In 1972 he accepted a call to Rugby Evangelical Free Church where he ministered until 1986. In 1986 Peter went to Bethlehem Evangelical Church. There he ministered faithfully until 1994. After that, Peter had an itinerant ministry of preaching and evangelism allowing him to preach at churches and conferences in Wales, England, Scotland, Ireland, Australia, Spain, and the U.S.A.
He passed away in August 2017

Olympic cheats – and others

Article

July 2012
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

Olympic cheats – and others

Olympic cheats — and others Most athletes would say that the greatest prize in sport is an Olympic gold medal. Some are so anxious to win one that they resort to drugs to help them, and this has become a plague at recent Games. It is getting worse and the 2004 Olympic Games in…

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Olympic cheats – and others

Article

July 2012
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

Olympic cheats – and others

Olympic cheats — and others Most athletes would say that the greatest prize in sport is an Olympic gold medal. Some are so anxious to win one that they resort to drugs to help them, and this has become a plague at recent Games. It is getting worse and the 2004 Olympic Games in…

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The Olympic flame

Article

June 2012
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

The Olympic flame

The Olympic flame The tradition of lighting an Olympic flame comes from the ancient Greeks. During the ancient Olympic Games, a sacred flame was lit from the sun’s rays at Olympia, and stayed lit until the games were completed. This flame represented the ‘endeavour for protection and struggle for victory’. It was first introduced…

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‘The Olympic Creed’

Article

May 2012
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

‘The Olympic Creed’

Pierre de Coubertin got the idea for this phrase from a speech given by Bishop Ethelbert Talbot, at a service for Olympic champions during the 1908 Olympic Games.

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‘I haven’t lost her’

Article

February 2012
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

‘I haven’t lost her’

The old Christian’s wife of many years had died and the other believers in the church were not slow to express their sympathy. One of them said to him, ‘I am sorry you have lost your wife’. He replied, ‘I have not lost her; I know exactly where she is and one day I…

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Serious Christians

Article

January 2012
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Serious Christians

Serious Christians During the 1970s when our church was experiencing a period of rich blessing, with frequent conversions and rapid growth, several other churches in town grew jealous and rumours about us began to spread. It was being said that our growth was due to us being sheep stealers. One of our elders had…

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Christmas or Xmas?

Article

December 2011
Evangelistic

Christmas or Xmas?

Some would say, 'What's the fuss about? Both words mean thesame thing; there's no difference'. But there's a vast difference and they do not mean the same thing.

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