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The virgin birth

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December 2007
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The virgin birth

The virgin birthThis Christmas countless people will sing Charles Wesley's hymn 'Hark the herald angels sing' including the verse:Christ by highest heaven adoredChrist, the everlasting Lord.Late in time behold him comeOffspring of a virgin's womb.Veiled in flesh the Godhead see,Hail the incarnate Deity,Pleased as man with men to dwellJesus our Immanuel.Unlike other religions, the…

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Knowing Christ personally

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December 2007
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Knowing Christ personally

Knowing Christ personallySam Matthews discovered that a Christian upbringing doesn't make you a Christian.Because I had a Christian upbringing people think I have been a Christian all of my life. But faith in Jesus Christ is not something that my parents or teachers could instil in me, nor something obtained by attending church. My…

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Can we be sure of heaven?

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December 2007
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Can we be sure of heaven?

Can we be sure of heaven?Are you a Christian? Are you right with God? Are you sure of heaven? There are no more important questions than these. These are matters of life and death, of heaven and hell. Doubtless some will say they are sure, others will know they are not, and still others…

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going home…

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December 2007
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going home…

going home...Before her recent death, Irene Lyon wrote this brief but moving testimony to God's saving and restoring grace.When I was in my teens I was privileged by God's grace to attend a church where the Bible was believed and taught and the gospel of Jesus Christ was faithfully preached. The minister of my…

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Living two lives

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December 2007
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Living two lives

Living two livesJackie Tomlin discovered that you cannot serve two masters.Christianity was something I was brought up with. I always assumed that one day - probably when I was middle-aged with a family and had done everything I wanted to do - I would then decide to become a Christian. Little did I know…

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How to have everything

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December 2007
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How to have everything

How to have everything According to Lord Layard, a professor at the London School of Economics, people in the West have got no happier in the last 50 years. His research leads to the conclusion that we are richer, work shorter hours, have longer holidays, travel more, live longer, and are healthier - but…

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The wondrous cross

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April 2007
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The wondrous cross

Last summer I took part in an outdoor team challenge. We were given a photograph of a mountain and had to work out the grid reference from which the photograph was taken. The task was based on the fact that mountains look different from different angles. This is also true of events. Sometimes several…

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Smiling at the storms

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January 2007
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Smiling at the storms

I have now been living with cancer for nearly seven years. I certainly have had my ups and downs during this time - undergoing chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and several operations. One of these has left me having to use crutches, permanently, to enable me to walk. But I have been privileged to have had many…

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Making sense of life

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December 2006
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Making sense of life

William Wade is on the staff of SASRA, an evangelistic organisation working among Army and RAF personnel. This is his personal story.'You're all sinners!' The pastor of the small church was passionate as he preached. Actually, I had no problem with being called a sinner. I was in a world of trouble. I had…

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Building on sand

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December 2006
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Building on sand

I had good parents but ours was not a God-fearing home. I was sent to Sunday school at a little Wesleyan chapel in Abercarn but it made little impression on me.I started work at fifteen. There was little choice in those days, it was either the mines or the tinplate works. I went to…

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Brave new world

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December 2006
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Brave new world

For me, religion was not Christianity - it was football. During the long summer months, from eight in the morning until eight at night, it was football, building dens and going fishing. Religion was the last thing on my mind. At school, the Religious Education teacher was always mocked. They taught evolution in one…

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December 2006
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Teen testimony -afraid to sleep

I was born and brought up in a Christian family and I have been going to church since I was very young. When I was eight I asked God to forgive my sins because I didn't want to go to hell, but nothing changed in my life.Over the next few years I sat through…

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