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July 2015
Articles > Biblical/theological

Christ, the olive tree

The olive tree is synonymous with the land of the Bible. The ‘promised land’ is described in Deuteronomy 8:8 as ‘a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive trees and honey’. The olive harvest was integral to the economy in Bible times. At a basic…

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We’re pilgrims

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July 2015
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

We’re pilgrims

Our gardens are not paradise; our homes are not the Father’s house on high; our comforts are not our heaven; our resting places are not the everlasting rest! We must not rest contented here below. We have not come to that promised land of which God has spoken to us in his covenant. If…

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The new morality

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July 2015
Articles > Comment

The new morality

Recent days have seen the citizens of Ireland decide by popular vote to accept ‘same-sex marriage’. The BBC revelled in the outcome and reported it as yet another endorsement of the West’s new social position. What are the implications for our society? Does this new morality undermine the Bible and its revealed position concerning…

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July 2015
Articles > Guest column

The Lord’s Day and the day of the Lord

We have been exploring the Bible’s teaching on the Sabbath as the special day of rest God has given his people. We have seen how the church has largely forgotten it, in our day, but also why it needs to be rediscovered.  One of the reasons many Christians have abandoned the idea of such…

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July 2015
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

God-honouring evangelism (2)

Continued from God-honouring evangelism (1) How important it is that the main aim of evangelism is to bring glory and honour to the Lord of the church, Jesus Christ. That aim should be uppermost in our thoughts, whether we are the first link in the chain of seeking to reach a person for the…

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Creation ministry in California

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July 2015
United States of America

Creation ministry in California

Professor Andy McIntosh of ACM Creation ministries, recently spent several days in the USA. From 8-14 April, he was in California. He writes: This valuable time in California began with a four-day Alpha Omega conference, where creation themes were presented by Andrew Snelling (Answers in Genesis), myself and Randy Gulliuza of Institute of Creation…

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July 2015
Europe

European Missionary Fellowship

Thirteen students from nine different countries, studying at the European Missionary Fellowship (EMF) School of Biblical Studies, gave ample testimony at its Open Day that the course had helped them to ‘know what they believe and why they believe it’. This confirmed ‘very broadly but profoundly what the objectives of the six-month course are’,…

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June 2015
Articles > Biblical/theological

Flood theology: why does Noah’s Flood matter? (1)

The account of creation in Genesis 1 and 2 comprises 56 verses, while the account of the Flood in Genesis 6–9 comprises 81 verses — nearly 50 per cent more. Many volumes have been written on the theology of creation, but very little on the theology of the Flood. Sermons on creation are far more common…

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June 2015
Ukraine

Making a difference in Ukraine – Reaching families for Christ in Ukraine

Our desire is to bring people (parents and kids) into a relationship with God. We realise that to do this we have to build long-term relationships and also show, through godly everyday living, what being a Christian is. When we first had the idea for an English Summer camp, to reach the children in…

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News

June 2015
News > Youth Features

Holiday Bible club at Bedworth

Children and adults alike had a great time at an Easter Holiday Bible club at Zion Baptist Church, Bedworth, Warwickshire. The theme was ‘A beach adventure’, and the team based the outreach on being wise or foolish. There was a play, giving a modern take on the parable of the five wise and five foolish…

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June 2015
Moldova

Ministry in Moldova

The following report was sent by Donald J. Morrison, a Free Church (Continuing) evangelist based in Inverness, following a recent 10-day missionary trip to Moldova in Eastern Europe. In the midst of continuing political and social trouble, Moldova remains a fertile mission field, where evangelical churches, albeit much in need of Reformed teaching, are…

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June 2015
News > Youth Features

Truth 4 Youth conference

We asked Natalie, a new believer, to describe her time at Truth 4 Youth’s conference this February. Last year, she gave her life to the Lord and, on 11 November 2014, was baptised as a believer in her Plymouth church. One year on, she gave her impressions of the 2015 Truth 4 Youth conference.…

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