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Broken but precious

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December 2015
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Broken but precious

There’s a small box, inside a larger box, inside an even larger box. Every year, the largest box — and several others of similar size — are taken out of the attic cupboard and rifled through with care and diligence. These boxes contain Christmas decorations. All of them; several hundred, at the very least,…

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December 2015
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Worry and peace

We worry about many things: the spread of infectious diseases like Ebola; climate change and depletion of the earth’s resources. We worry about our children and grandchildren in a dangerous world and decadent age. We worry about technological change, employment, health, pension, what will happen when we’re no longer able to look after ourselves…

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December 2015
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Discovering God’s gentleness

During the summer of 1998 my marriage broke up, which left me in a lot of financial debt. Because of this the only accommodation open to me was lodgings. After a few weeks in lodgings, the landlord decided for various reasons to re-let the room I was in, which left me homeless because the…

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December 2015
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Submitting to Christ

How did I become a Christian? In order to answer this question carefully, I must first give an account of my earlier encounters with the Christian religion. During the first five years of life, my parents took me to a Pentecostal church. I can’t remember much of my experience there. Following this period, our…

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December 2015
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‘God made all these things’

I wish to record my everlasting thanks to our dear and gracious Lord God for drawing me to himself and saving me, nearly 50 years ago, when I was a young mother, with four children. I didn’t even know what the words ‘born again’, and ‘being saved’ meant, as I had never heard them…

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Creation and evolution don’t mix!

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December 2015
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Creation and evolution don’t mix!

You may think there are enough problems for the Christian church without someone wanting to persuade you to believe in a literal creation, as described in the book of Genesis. But we must take seriously these issues, even if it means challenging the prevailing climate of scepticism and unbelief. You may say, ‘What does…

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December 2015
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Delivered from addiction

As a fun-loving teenager, I would never have dreamt that I would have become an alcoholic in my twenties. But become one I did. Leaving school at 17, I started work on a Bournemouth newspaper. Alongside this, I worked in various bands as a musician. Between these two career paths, I drifted as time…

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May 2015
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Whose side are you on?

On Monday 5 June 1944, almost every soldier aboard the British troop ship, Princess Ingrid, gathered for a church service. The next day was D-Day, the beginning of the liberation of Europe.

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December 2014
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Seeking & finding

Before coming to know the Lord Jesus, I used to think the Bible was changed every year. When I first heard about God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit, I thought Christianity changes every time. And when I began to be a friend of Jonathan, now my husband, I said to him, ‘I don’t mean…

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December 2014
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Learning from Zacharias and Elisabeth

400 years of silence! This was a long time to wait for God to reveal the Saviour, who had last been spoken of by the prophet Malachi, in the very last book of the Old Testament. Many of the Jews had forgotten all about it. In many Jewish families, husband-wife relationships were breaking down…

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December 2014
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God’s love to the rebellious

I was born in the railway town of Crewe, on 25 April 1962, the youngest of three boys. My father was pastor of a backstreet church there. My early days were good ones. The things I used to do were typical of what boys did. However, being a pastor’s son, expectations for good behaviour…

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December 2014
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Life through Christ

I came to live in Flint when I was four years old. It was a Saturday; and on the Sunday I was taken to Sunday school. I continued to go to church, took part in all its activities and eventually became a Sunday school teacher. A few years ago an incident occurred which led…

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