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January 2003
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The Second Coming of Christ is largely a neglected subject in many churches. But it received great prominence in the preaching of the Apostles. It is clear, for example, that the Thessalonian Christians had thought much about Christ's return, and the letters Paul wrote to them reveal a lively interest in this great theme.…

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December 2002
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Walking in freedomOne of the most influential post-war philosophers was Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980). He and Simone de Beauvoir, his chief mistress (he had many), influenced the thinking of millions - most of whom have never heard of them. De Beauvoir was the high priestess of the Feminist movement, and her writings were its 'bible'.…

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November 2002
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Physically, hiking is a healthy group recreation. When Christians walk with the Lord they need to remember that they belong to a company of walkers. The church is not a loose association of individuals. Christians are compared to stones built into a house, parts of one body and branches of one Vine. We are…

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October 2002
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Walking with GodThe New Testament likens the Christian life to a race, a boxing match, and warfare. But most commonly it describes it as a walk. Adam and Eve ‘heard the sound [voice] of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day’ (Genesis 3:8). They recognised that voice. Clearly…

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Guest Column – Gripped by the gospel

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September 2002
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Guest Column – Gripped by the gospel

Many things grip us in life. It may be a football match, a tennis tournament or a tragic incident displayed on the television. We might be gripped by a song or a stunning building.A proud mum and dad bring their newborn baby to church for the first time. It naturally grabs our attention. Most…

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August 2002
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Godliness in working clothes'Godliness' sounds very old-fashioned, and modern translators find great difficulty in providing a suitable alternative. 'Religion', 'reverence' and 'piety' are often substituted but none of these synonyms adequately reflects the meaning.Among the pagans of New Testament times 'godliness' meant what people think of today when they speak of 'religion'. But when…

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July 2002
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'O the difference, the inexpressible difference, between enjoying God's presence, and pining in its absence!' These are the words of Augustus Toplady, the famous hymn writer and preacher. On numerous occasions he was able to write in his journal after the Sunday services: 'the presence and power of God was among us'.Sadly, such expressions…

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Guest Column-A needy pastor

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June 2002
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Guest Column-A needy pastor

May I share with you something I have felt particularly keenly while serving the Lord as pastor of Lusaka Baptist Church?The friends here in Lusaka have made me feel the great responsibility of shepherding the flock of God. Perhaps it has been their responsiveness to the Word of God and their sensitivity to the…

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May 2002
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Amazon - world of watersBrazil boasts the greatest river in the world. Though not quite the longest at 4,050 miles, the Amazon is without doubt the mightiest of waterways with a drainage area of 2,500 square miles and a water flow of 80,000 tons per second (enough to flood the whole of England six…

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May 2002
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A large proportion of this world’s population is, by modern standards, impoverished. Not only do such people live on the edge of starvation; they are uneducated and have no meaningful contact with the world at large. They are on nobody’s list for anything. If they are in trouble, few are interested. If they are…

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May 2002
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A large proportion of this world’s population is, by modern standards, impoverished. Not only do such people live on the edge of starvation; they are uneducated and have no meaningful contact with the world at large. They are on nobody’s list for anything. If they are in trouble, few are interested. If they are…

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April 2002
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For the past three years, my wife and I have been serving the Lord in Zambia. Every pastor has to deal with death. Sharing the grief of bereaved families is part of the privilege of the Christian ministry. Pastors in Africa, however, seem to have a much larger portion of this. We have found…

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