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God is a missionary God

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September 2008
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God is a missionary God

God is a missionary God   In his last letter to Timothy, Paul writes: ‘You … have followed my teaching, my conduct, my aim in life, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfastness’ (2 Timothy 3:10). The apostle Paul clearly knew what he was trying to achieve – hence he can write ‘my…

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Mission Trilogy – Mission – evangelism or church planting?

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August 2008
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Mission Trilogy – Mission – evangelism or church planting?

Mission — evangelism or church planting?   God is the author of all missionary work. As David Livingstone said, ‘God had an only Son and he made him a missionary’. The incredible thing is that God chooses to use us in the great missionary task.      Who do we mean when we say he…

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Mission Trilogy – Mission – independence or co-operation?

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August 2008
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Mission Trilogy – Mission – independence or co-operation?

Mission — independence or co-operation?   It seems to me that the model for missionary work clearly set out in Scripture is one of ‘church based mission’. Acts 13:1-3 is the key text and establishes the following principles:      (1) mission is the concern of a well-ordered church; (2) God uses godly leadership to…

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Mission Trilogy – Biblical strategy for gospel MISSIONS

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August 2008
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Mission Trilogy – Biblical strategy for gospel MISSIONS

Biblical strategy for gospel MISSIONS   Why should we be concerned with the subject of missions or with the mandate for the work of mission as recorded in the Great Commission of Matthew 28:18-20? And how exactly should we go about carrying out the tasks outlined by this commission? Let us consider these matters.…

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Missionary Spotlight – Fifty years of Grace Baptist Mission radio

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June 2008
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Missionary Spotlight – Fifty years of Grace Baptist Mission radio

Fifty years of Grace Baptist Mission radio   Radio was anathema to some Strict Baptists of the 1950-60s. The pastor of one church I visited in 1963 told me in no uncertain terms that he hoped I wasn’t intending to speak about my radio ministry because, ‘Radio is the devil’s instrument’.   Looking back…

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Appreciating ET International

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April 2008
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Appreciating ET International

Appreciating ET International ET International (ETI) is the 16 page airmail edition ofEvangelical Times that is sent overseas to anyone who is willing to distribute five or more copies in their locality. The paper itself is free of charge but the distributors (or agents) pay for the airmail postage. Some agents have UK ‘sponsors’…

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Handling Jewish issues

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January 2008
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Handling Jewish issues

Handling Jewish issues Richard Gibson and James Mendelsohn make some suggestions for biblically-faithful and Jewish-sensitive preaching. In recent years many British Messianic Jews have been hurt by the negative attitudes towards the Jewish people they have encountered in churches, Christian Unions, books and the Christian press — including thoughtless comments about Jewishness and hostility…

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Receiving a deputation

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September 2007
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Receiving a deputation

Receiving a deputation by Daniel Grimwade   At the end of Paul’s first missionary journey, he and Barnabas returned to Antioch – the church that had commended them to the grace of God and sent them out to preach the gospel. Luke describes this first missionary deputation meeting: ‘And when they arrived and gathered…

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Do prisoners really have it so easy?

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April 2007
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Do prisoners really have it so easy?

Recent media coverage on prison life suggests that it is all ‘a bit of a doddle’. Attention is focused on the cost of keeping in prison men and women who have many victims between them. Some victims are ‘primary’ sufferers because of the wrong done to them. Others are hurt because loved ones or…

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Do prisoners really have it so easy?

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April 2007
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Do prisoners really have it so easy?

Recent media coverage on prison life suggests that it is all ‘a bit of a doddle’. Attention is focused on the cost of keeping in prison men and women who have many victims between them. Some victims are ‘primary’ sufferers because of the wrong done to them. Others are hurt because loved ones or…

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Missionary Spotlight – The vice trade today

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March 2007
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Missionary Spotlight – The vice trade today

If any need convincing that man is sinful, let them look no further than the various vice trades that destroy the lives of others for monetary profit. Drugs, slavery and prostitution are primary, worldwide vice trades that interact with each other. Can anything be done to help those whose lives are being destroyed by…

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Missionary Spotlight – The vice trade today

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March 2007
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Missionary Spotlight – The vice trade today

If any need convincing that man is sinful, let them look no further than the various vice trades that destroy the lives of others for monetary profit. Drugs, slavery and prostitution are primary, worldwide vice trades that interact with each other. Can anything be done to help those whose lives are being destroyed by…

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