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February 2017
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The aims of the Evangelical Times newspaper

A pamphlet was sent to many evangelical churches throughout the UK explaining the purposes of the new newspaper: A PDF of this pamphlet is available here: ET_origin_pamphlet In various early copies of the newspaper its main aims were described:    

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June 2017
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‘These 50 years’ (3)

A sermon preached at the thanksgiving service on the 50th anniversary of Evangelical Times (Hayes Town Chapel, 4 February 2017): ‘The righteous shall see it and rejoice: and all iniquity shall stop her mouth. Whoso is wise and will observe these things, even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the Lord’ (Psalm 107:42-43). Someone might say, ‘If God governs everything, then there is no place for prayer’. But the opposite is true. Prayer is an expression of confidence in God, and nothing inspires prayer more than faith in God. When Daniel was in Babylon he read the promises in Jeremiah 25 that the Jews were...

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May 2017
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‘These 50 years’ (2)

Continued from ‘These 50 years’ (1) A sermon preached at the thanksgiving service on the 50th anniversary of Evangelical Times (Hayes Town Chapel, 4 February 2017): ‘The righteous shall see it and rejoice: and all iniquity shall stop her mouth. Whoso is wise and will observe these things, even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the Lord’ (Psalm 107:42-43). An understanding of theprovidence of God proves his love.Life in this world displays to us the love of God. Creation carries the message ‘the Lord is good to all’ (Psa.145:9); ‘he makes the sun to rise on the evil and the good’. The goodness of God...

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May 2017
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‘The Lord hath done great things for us, whereof we are glad’ (Psalm 126:3).

The Iron Curtain came down during 1989-1990. Returning then from Romania, as shots were still being fired, killing mourners at burials, we had come through Hungary and were on our way home via Czechoslovakia. A few of the Czech believers insisted I visit the Old Town Square in Praha, the capital. In all my years, I had never seen it, although I got to know the inside of many a believer’s home there and preached in a good number of churches, one of them just around the corner. On that occasion, walking quite openly, a BBC reporter approached us with her interpreter to ask what...

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April 2017
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The surprising story of David Michell (part2)

Part 1 is here. After the Japanese attack on Pearl harbour and the entry of the United States into the war the situation became rapidly more difficult for all the children and teachers at the Chefoo School.   Chefoo School The fighting in the local area between the Japanese and the Chinese had intensified. A letter had been sent to all the parents of the children at the school saying that the school would remain open for the time being. This was mainly because any other option seemed even more dangerous than staying where they were. The weeks that followed in 1942 can be summed...

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April 2017
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The surprising story of David Michell (Part 3)

Part 1 is here Part 2 is here Six months after the death of Eric Liddell the prisoners in Weihsien concentration camp were liberated. On August 15th 1945, following the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Japanese surrendered, though this was not known at Weihsien. Two days later an American B24 plane flew over the camp and seven GIs floated down by parachute and the war was over for those within its walls. Hard as the experience had been for the parentless children in Weihsien, it was even worse for the parents, especially the mothers. Alice Taylor had four children at Chefoo. ‘One...

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April 2017
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Plague summer

There are some dates in British history that everyone remembers: 1966, when England won the football world cup; 1066, the Battle of Hastings; and 1666, the Great Fire of London. Many people probably know what happened in 1665 also, the year before the Great Fire. That was when the Great Plague occurred in London and other parts of the land, resulting in an estimated 100,000 deaths. Fewer people realise that outbreaks of plague were, in fact, endemic in early modern England and throughout Europe. The second most serious epidemic of the killer disease in England broke out in early summer 1625, and ultimately around 40,000...

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April 2017
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‘These 50 years’ (1)

A sermon preached at the thanksgiving service on the 50th anniversary of Evangelical Times (Hayes Town Chapel, 4 February 2017): ‘The righteous shall see it and rejoice: and all iniquity shall stop her mouth. Whoso is wise and will observe these things, even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the Lord’ (Psalm 107:42-43). This text helps us consider history from the divine standpoint, to see events as the fulfilment of God’s purposes. It considers the past, not so much in terms of human actions and achievements, but as disclosing the providential government and character of God. ‘Whoso is wise and will observe these things [the...

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