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Relief work in Pampanga, Philippines

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November 2011
Philippines

Relief work in Pampanga, Philippines

Compassionate ministry Relief work in Pampanga, Philippines We carefully stepped out of the canoe into the filthy flood waters on the small street leading to higher ground. As we waded through them, we were not reassured to be told that these waters also flowed out of a local cemetery 40 yards away. We were…

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The Colloquy of Poissy

Historical

November 2011
Articles > Historical

The Colloquy of Poissy

The Colloquy of Poissy Over the weekend of 10-11 September 2011, the town of Poissy, near Paris, commemorated the first official ecumenical debate to be held in France — 450 years ago. It is called the Colloquy of Poissy and was a debate between Roman Catholics and Protestants lasting from 9 September to 14…

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Reaching out to Myanmar

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November 2011
Burma

Reaching out to Myanmar

Reaching out to Myanmar We believe that our lives are in the hands of our sovereign God, yet often this cannot readily be seen until one looks back. I served God in Kos (Greece) for four years. During that time, I met a young man called David*. He is a pastor involved in church…

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In the school of prayer

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November 2011
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

In the school of prayer

In the school of prayer I was more than 6,000 miles from home, with no international telephone and I had just pulled a telegram from my pigeon-hole which read, ‘Father seriously ill. Taken to London hospital by ambulance’. It was 18 months since I had last seen my parents at their Sussexhome and it…

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Sanctification – its basis

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November 2011
Articles > Biblical/theological

Sanctification – its basis

Sanctification — its basis In his first letter to the Corinthians, Paul writes to ‘the church of God … to those sanctified [not “who will be sanctified”] in Christ Jesus … enriched in every way — in all your speaking and in all your knowledge’ (1:2,5). We know that there were problems in Corinth,…

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Article

November 2011
Articles > Guest column

Hector Morrison – Coping with Christians

Guest Column        Hector Morrison  COPING WITH CHRISTIANS  How do you cope with Christians who are ‘a pain in the neck’, who make life difficult for you? I wonder how many of us have struck on the way exemplified by Paul in 1 Corinthians 1:4-9?  He gives thanks to God for them! Even though there…

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Article

November 2011
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Rod Badams

FIEC  Rod Badams     Rod Badams is retiring on 11 November after 13 years as administrator of the Fellowship of Evangelical Churches (FIEC). He previously worked for Christians at Work for 22 years, after 11 years in journalism. In his FIEC role, Rod was best known for his contributions to evangelical perspectives on current social…

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Kill your son !

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October 2011
Articles > Biblical/theological

Kill your son !

Kill your son ! Abraham had a problem: God’s command contradicted his promise. What was God’s command? ‘Take now your son, your only son, Isaac, whom you love … and offer him … as a burnt offering’. What was God’s promise? ‘It is through your son that I will bless the world. It is…

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Gospel Victories

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October 2011
Articles > Guest column

Gospel Victories

GUEST COLUMN – GOSPEL VICTORIES Reading the news headlines is often depressing, particularly for the Christian. The world brims with bad news — corruption, immorality, violence, deceit, and sheer foolishness. If that were not enough to make one feel downcast on a sunny day, many Western Christians also feel weighed down by rising anti-Christian…

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Still a cause for concern?

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October 2011
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Still a cause for concern?

Still a cause for concern? The headline was ‘A Cause for Concern’; the cover date was November 1973; and I was the author. The article, spread over four pages of Evangelical Times, described an unsolved problem facing hundreds of Christian families. The response of ET’s readers and others led directly to the founding of…

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‘Turn your eyes upon Jesus’

Historical

October 2011
Articles > Historical

‘Turn your eyes upon Jesus’

‘Turn your eyes upon Jesus’ God delights in the triumph of the small and insignificant. Agur the son of Jakeh talks about ‘four things which are little upon earth, but they are exceeding wise’ (Proverbs 30:24). Paul tells the Corinthians that ‘God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise;…

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RPCNA Synod

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October 2011
Articles > Comment

RPCNA Synod

RPCNA Synod The 180th synod of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (RPCNA) met at Indiana Wesleyan University from 28 June-1 July this year.     Ruling elder, Steve McMahon (Midwest presbytery), was nominated as moderator and the Monday evening began with a gripping sermon from Matthew 16, entitled, ‘I will build my church’,…

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