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May 2013
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Pestering God

How do we pray? We perhaps give a lot of thought to the content of our prayers, but much less to the manner of our prayers. ‘What do we pray for?’ is usually more important than ‘How do we pray?’ We know that there are conditions for our prayers to be answered, such as…

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May 2013
Iran

Growing pressures in Azerbaijan

Churches in Azerbaijan are facing increasing pressure due to government fears of religious extremism. A fact-finding trip by Release International discovered many churches are being denied official registration under tough new regulations.      But, despite the increasing pressures faced by Christians in the former Soviet republic, the church is growing.      Release, which serves…

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May 2013
Cults and other religions

Arianism and Jehovah’s Witnesses

Athanasius became bishop of Alexandria in AD 328, three years after the Council of Nicaea. He was exiled on five occasions and spent most of his life refuting heretical doctrine taught by his contemporary, Arius, who was a presbyter in the same city.

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May 2013
Articles > World Mission

Telling Jews about Jesus in the ‘Age of Aquarius’

After Simone, a young Jewish woman who had been involved in the New Age movement, became a believer in Jesus, she felt the Lord was calling her to go back to the fairs and exhibitions she used to frequent, in order to reach out to those still entangled in the web of 'pick'n'mix' mysticism…

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May 2013
Articles > Biblical/theological

‘I , I AM’

What a strange arrangement of words! Any newspaper editor would complain if they saw this in one of their newspaper articles, let alone as a heading!   If you generally avoid complicated looking arrangements of words and everything to do with grammar, make this newspaper article an exception and read it! There is a…

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May 2013
Egypt

Egypt Update

The uprising in Egypt stunned the world, as President Mubarak stepped aside in 2011. The once invincible leader of the Arab world’s most populous nation was later seen in a courtroom on a stretcher behind bars.      With elections, Mr Morsi was ushered into the presidential palace. He was steeped in the Muslim Brotherhood,…

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Historical

May 2013
Articles > Historical

The grace of giving – Richard Cory; the Billups family

Nigel Faithfull celebrates the lives of some other forgotten benefactors of gospel work (see also the first part in April ET). Richard Cory was born at Bideford in February 1830. He was about two years younger than his brother John (April ET). His wife Emily was born in 1832 at Gwinear, near Hayle in…

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News

May 2013
News > Youth Features

‘There’s nowhere as dangerous as the mission field!’

In 2007, Barry Davis and his wife Susana set up a primary school in Dolores, Nicaragua. Carazo Christian Academy (CCA) started with four pupils and by the end of the year it had grown to 16. They advertised the school in that first year only, and now it has over 100 pupils. I had…

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May 2013
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

The Prosperity Gospel

Learnmore Zuze of Zimbabwe explores the fallacies behind a popular global heresy   A story is told of a dog that died. The owner loved his dog so dearly that he went to his pastor and said, ‘Pastor, my dog has died this morning. I have one request which, if you grant, I would…

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May 2013
Articles > Comment

Where we’re at!

Evangelist Roger Carswell writes in his recent prayer letter:   Don’t misunderstand; I am not despondent, nor depressed. Unless the Lord decides otherwise, I am not about to give up. I feel privileged to live and speak for the Lord at this time in history. But please bear with me as I muse on…

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May 2013
Western Africa

New training initiative in West Africa

Recently, a group of Senegalese, Liberian and Ivorian pastors and Christian workers, whose hearts God had burdened to take his Word more effectively to fellow Africans, let it be known that they wanted help with this outreach. New Tribes Mission (NTM) is more than happy to be involved.      Some of the participants, both…

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May 2013
Romania

Tent-missioning in south Romania

It is a great joy and privilege to present to you our very important work among local churches in the south of Romania, in the counties of Giurgiu and Teleorman. These counties are about 80 kms south of the capital, Bucharest.      We are a relatively young team of believers who are involved in…

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