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The true happiness of Christmas
December 2005
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The true happiness of Christmas

'I enjoy Christmas', said my friend, 'because I like getting presents'. There was a twinkle in his eye when he said it, but no sensible loving person despises receiving present. But we also enjoy giving presents, gifts that make your loved ones' eyes light up with pleasure. Giving and receiving - here lies the…

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What’s in a name?
December 2005
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What’s in a name?

We choose our children's names on the basis of some family or other association - or simply because we like the way they sound. In the Bible, however, names were chosen because of what they meant.The most famous biblical name of all is of course the name 'Jesus'. It is the Greek form of…

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The Man in sixty billion
December 2005
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The Man in sixty billion

On 10 January 1989 a baby girl was born in a hospital in Essex. She weighed exactly 7lbs and was 20 inches long. This may sound very ordinary, but she was unique in the whole of human history - she made me a grandfather for the first time!There have, admittedly, been more remarkable babies.…

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December 2005
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The tyranny of tolerance

No-one likes being accused of intolerance. It is the ultimate put-down. To be branded 'intolerant' puts you in the same category as a fascist or a bigot. For many people, tolerance is the ultimate virtue. But this creates a paradox - as a society we can tolerate anything but intolerance! Instinctively we want to…

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Where is God when things go wrong?
March 2005
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Where is God when things go wrong?

The appalling devastation following the recent tsunamis in south-east Asia have had countless people asking the age-old question, ‘Where is God when things go wrong?’A reader’s letter published in the Daily Telegraph put into print the conclusion reached by many: ‘Those with religious beliefs are surely right to consider that a national disaster is…

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My testimony – God’s grace
February 2005
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My testimony – God’s grace

My early years were lived on a council estate in Leeds, with my mother and two brothers. None of us really knew or had anything to do with our father. My sister was born some years later. My mother did the best she could to provide for us but it was extremely difficult for…

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Peace and security
December 2004
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Peace and security

Until August 1994 I wasn't interested in God. One of my closest friends became a Christian and tried to talk to me about it, but I just wasn't interested. In fact I felt quite sorry for her.Then I was visited by another lady who offered to read the Bible with me. I politely told…

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Coping with anxiety
December 2004
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Coping with anxiety

According to a recent UK government survey, more than 10% of the population suffer from neurotic anxiety disorders. Eighty million prescriptions for tranquillisers and antidepressants were dispensed in 1994 - and the number has risen rapidly since then. Some 60% of employees apparently suffer from feelings of insecurity and anxiety. What is the cause?…

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Confused about God
December 2004
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Confused about God

While serving as a submariner in the Royal Navy I often ended up drinking and secretly taking drugs - available from a 'fence' on board my sub. This seemed to fill the emptiness inside me for a time. But no matter how much I drank, or how many drugs I took, the emptiness would…

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The Bible came alive
December 2004
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The Bible came alive

Since becoming a true believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, I have experienced peace and assurance such as I had never known. I have found a faithful friend in Christ. I was just looking out for myself. I certainly wasn't looking for Christ and had no idea what joy he would bring. I remember…

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Does God communicate?
December 2004
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Does God communicate?

I live in Edinburgh, home of the Scottish Parliament. This time last year there was much debate and newspaper correspondence over a decision by that parliament.What was the decision? That the words 'Season's greetings' should replace 'Christmas greetings' on its Christmas cards! This was not the first time, of course, that our Lord Jesus…

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Who wants to be a millionaire?
December 2004
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Who wants to be a millionaire?

The quiz show Who wants to be a millionaire? is one of the most popular TV programmes in Britain and the USA. Recently, on the British programme, a man was going for the last question and the £1,000,000 prize. He had sailed through the previous questions easily and with confidence. This man was not…

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