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Why did Christ die?

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May 2015
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Why did Christ die?

'Jesus died, and we crucified him'; 'if Christ is who he says he is, and if his sacrifice on the cross was necessitated by the problem of sin that we all share, then whether we were there pounding the nails or not, we are still responsible' (The way of Jesus, by Rebecca Manley Pippert).

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May 2015
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Holiday Bible clubs at Norwich and Needham Market

On Saturday 14 February, from 1.00pm until 4.00pm, a team from Norwich Evangelical Free Church (NEFC) was able to make use of Antingham Gospel Hall for a second time, to hold a holiday Bible club. This was again preceded by some door-to-door visiting on the surrounding Heartsease estate, as well as the opportunity to take another assembly at the nearest primary…

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May 2015
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Give something that will last! The story behind Beyond beans on toast

‘Can you help me? My grandson is about to start university and I’m planning to give him a gift as he goes. ‘As part of my gift, I want to find something with a Christian message. I’m so concerned that he hasn’t made a commitment to Jesus, neither will he let me sign him…

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April 2015
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Biblical literacy

Easter is an important time for Christians to commemorate Christ’s death and resurrection. Indeed, the Bible tells us God ‘forgave us all our sins, having cancelled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross’ (Colossians 2:13-14). Yet despite this incredible…

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April 2015
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From Creation to Glory

On 21 February, the ninth SALT Youth Conference returned to Craigie Reformed Baptist Church, Perth, where it all kicked off five years ago. Young people ask, ‘Why are we alive?’, ‘Why is life hard?’, ‘Why is God distant?’, ‘Why do we feel guilty?’, ‘How can we survive daily life?’, ‘How can we be happy?’…

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March 2015
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Challenge your comfort zone

Are you willing to step out of your comfort zone for God? Many of us are content in our spiritual lives and don’t welcome change or disruption in our daily routines. Perhaps feelings of anxiety, discomfort and lack of confidence in ourselves inhibit us from stepping out of our comfort zones? Have you ever…

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March 2015
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Christian Camps in Wales: a camper’s perspective

Every summer, for 16 years of my life, I’ve headed up to Tywyn in North Wales with my family, to spend a week camping in the middle of a field. For seven of those years, I’ve had the blessing and the privilege of being a camper on CCIW (Christian Camps in Wales), a Christian…

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February 2015
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Truth to live by

On Saturday 29 November 2014, a number of 16-25-year-olds gathered for a day conference at Sanderstead Evangelical Church, South Croydon. The event ran from 10.00am-4.00pm and bore the theme ‘Truth to live by’. The main speaker was Brian Edwards, former pastor of Hook Evangelical Church, Surrey. Brian has authored many books and preaches regularly…

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January 2015
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A contagious summer

‘Total depravity’, ‘foreknowledge’, ‘predestination’ and ‘justification’ might not be words we think teenagers keen to understand more about. However, during summer 2014, over 500 young people and youth leaders came together to consider their meaning, and much more, at various week-long Contagious youth conferences. The conferences, for 14-19-year-olds, met near Perth, Kidderminster and Ipswich…

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January 2015
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New Year resolutions

Half of all UK adults are expected to make New Year resolutions in 2015. A 2014 survey found that, of those who make New Year resolutions, 47 per cent focus on self-improvement. The most common resolutions are to lose weight, get organised, stay healthy, save money and enjoy life to the fullest. This self-centred…

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November 2014
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Don’t waste your life – follow God fully! (2)

What does it mean for a true Christian to follow God fully? It means following the Lord: Consistently There are many who follow God in fits and starts. Their lives include periods of zeal and holiness, but also periods of laziness and sinfulness. They are not consistent in their walk with God. Their spiritual…

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October 2014
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Don’t waste your life – follow God fully!

Along life’s journey, we sometimes find ourselves at a crossroads, from which we may turn in a number of different directions. The teen years are one of those crossroads — perhaps the most major crossroads of all. Are you going to go on to further education? Or are you going to join the workforce?…

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