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December 2013
Evangelistic

God’s astonishing love

‘Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!’ (1 John 3:1). The apostle John begins his first letter, in the New Testament, with an exclamation of astonishment. He was an old man when he wrote these words. It’s safe to say that he…

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December 2013
Articles > Guest column

Guest Column – The inside job

The movie Inside job tells the story of the banking crisis of 2008 from within the world of banking itself. Narrated by Matt Damon, it tells a story of greed from the world of bankers, regulators and ratings agencies. At the heart of the whole system is profound human fallenness, which can only lead…

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December 2013
Scientific (including creation)

Can faith and science work together?

How should we cope with apparent conflicts between faith and science? This issue was faced by Dr Ming Wang while investigating wound-healing in eyes. This account is adapted from his speech at the American Scientific Affiliation’s annual conference, on 20 July 2013, at Belmont University, Nashville, TN (www.thecollegefix.com/post/14052). I would like to share a…

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Have a truly happy Christmas!

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December 2013
Evangelistic

Have a truly happy Christmas!

Have a truly happy Christmas! May the star of truth lead you to the blessed Saviour, as it did the Magi! How the Lord first spoke to the Magi who came from the East is a mystery which the Bible does not explain. We only know they followed the star and brought their gifts…

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Christmas presents for the children

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December 2013
Evangelistic

Christmas presents for the children

Jesus took it for granted that his disciples would share with their offspring: ‘You … know how to give good gifts to your children’, he once declared (Luke 11:13). It is natural and normal to love children. Christmas is a time to express that love by giving presents. The quality and quantity of gifts…

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December 2013
Evangelistic

Drawn to Jesus Christ

My early life was in a caring and settled family. My father spent life in military service. He was a man of integrity and ordered discipline, something I have since come to appreciate. He passed from this life when I was in my early teens. I recall that, through his long illness, he displayed…

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December 2013
Evangelistic

Getting the big picture

Here’s the story of my journey to faith. I was one of five children — the only boy. I guess you could say that I was brought up in a religious family insomuch as it was a norm to walk to church three times each Sunday! But that was as far as religion went…

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December 2013
Evangelistic

Drawn to Jesus Christ

I would like to share with you how I became a Christian. My father was in the army, so we lived abroad. When I was 11 we came back to England. My mother is a Catholic and she brought us three children up in the Catholic faith. I was quite an earnest child and…

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December 2013
Evangelistic

No room at the inn!

  It was lunchtime in college. A friend suggested we nip into town for a quick burger. Arriving at the fast food outlet, we found the queue extended from counter to door. Had we joined it, we would have been late for our afternoon lecture. ‘No room at the inn’, said my friend, ‘we’ll…

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December 2013
Evangelistic

A new life

I want to tell you how I came to be a Christian and what God has done for me. My parents first brought me to Buckingham Chapel in Bristol when I was aged four. I attended Sunday school and church on a regular basis, right up to the age of about 17. Then I…

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December 2013
Evangelistic

God’s gentleness

I became a Christian at the age of 20, when I was a student at Falmouth College of Arts in Cornwall. I grew up in south Buckinghamshire, living with my mum and stepfather from the age of eight after my parents divorced and remarried. I’m not from a religious background at all. The only…

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December 2013
Evangelistic

True satisfaction

I was born and brought up in South Wales. My parents had moved there as part of my father’s calling to be a pastor, and my earliest memories include church attendance as one of life’s normal activities. My brother, my sister and I were required to attend morning and evening services on Sunday, as…

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