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Christian literature

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August 2009
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Christian literature

Christian literature   Christians should love literature because God loves literature. He used literature to reveal himself to us. His holy counsel came in written form. He is the most important author of the most important book — the Book of books!   Consider what past servants of the Lord said about books. C.…

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News – Sir Marcus Loane

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June 2009
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News – Sir Marcus Loane

Sir Marcus Loane   Sir Marcus Loane, KBE, DD, MA, died in Sydney on 14 April after a brief illness. He was 97. Born in Tasmania, he grew up in Sydney and was educated at The King's School, Parramatta, Sydney University, and Moore Theological College. He taught at Moore for many years. After war…

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Willing to suffer for Christ

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May 2009
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Willing to suffer for Christ

Willing to suffer for Christ   In this series examining the great subject of mission, we have so far looked at four principles: (1) mission begins with the God who has chosen to save sinners; (2) conscious faith in Jesus Christ is necessary for salvation; (3) we seek to reach nations and not just…

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The local church – God’s agent for mission

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April 2009
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The local church – God’s agent for mission

The local church – God’s agent for mission   The task of mission is a great one and we all need to understand it in order to be focused and responsible in the way we encourage or take part in it. We need biblical principles to guide us.   In previous articles, I set…

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Missionary Spotlight – Discharged

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April 2009
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Missionary Spotlight – Discharged

Discharged   Gerard Chrispin has recently retired as General Director of DAYLIGHT Christian Prison Trust – but not from sharing the gospel! Here he challenges his ‘fellow dinosaurs’ to use their retirement to serve the Master.   How easy it is to get institutionalised! It is sad to see men and women who were…

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Missionary Spotlight – The unexpected happens on MV Doulos

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March 2009
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Missionary Spotlight – The unexpected happens on MV Doulos

The unexpected happens on MV Doulos   ‘Can you organise some Bible studies to train us for the ministry?’ This was the request of two young Americans serving on the OM mission ship MV Doulos (http://www.mvdoulos.org/) in summer 2004.   As we discussed possibilities, it was decided to use our family’s cabin for a…

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Baptists in the modern era

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March 2009
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Baptists in the modern era

Baptists in the modern era   Erroll Hulse reviews volume 3 of Tom Nettles’ Baptist history — The Baptists; key people in forming a Baptist identity.   In this third volume, which completes his magisterial history of the Baptists, Tom Nettles continues to focus on the issue of Baptist identity. In other words, how…

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To reach all nations

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February 2009
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To reach all nations

To reach all nations   In this series of articles we are seeking to establish principles of mission from the Bible, to govern how we go about this work. So far we have seen, firstly, that any thinking about mission must begin with the fact that God is a missionary God and he is…

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Sorting out priorities

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February 2009
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Sorting out priorities

Sorting out priorities   When the risen Lord Jesus commissioned his followers to ‘go and make disciples of all nations’ (Matthew 28:19) he set in motion a great movement that continues to gather momentum today.   As we know from the book of Acts, it took time for the new church to appreciate the…

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A mission policy for a local church

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January 2009
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A mission policy for a local church

A mission policy for a local church   In last September’s ET we saw that ‘God is a missionary God’. This is the first and fundamental idea we must grasp if we want to establish biblical principles of mission and ensure that our practice as churches has clear purpose and direction.   We saw…

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Missionary Spotlight – Learning Spanish

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October 2008
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Missionary Spotlight – Learning Spanish

Learning Spanish   Sometimes the most routine job has eternal consequences. Just ask Julie Chamberlain. She is the director of the Spanish Language Institute in San José, a school that has taught Spanish to between 13,000 and 14,000 evangelical missionaries since it was founded in 1942.   ‘People who have graduated from here have…

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October 2008
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How shall they hear?

How shall they hear?   Good question. The apostle Paul asked it in Romans 10:14 and we should still be asking. Exactly how will they hear — those folk in the shopping mall; those teenagers hanging round the town square; those tower-block residents round the corner; those mums at the school gate waiting for…

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