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June 2017

‘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…

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May 2017

‘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…

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May 2017

‘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…

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April 2017

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.…

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April 2017

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…

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April 2017

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…

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April 2017

‘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…

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March 2017

The Surprising story of David Michell (part1)

In 1957 David Michell was appointed 'House Chairman' at London Bible College a position something like Head Boy at a school. To all appearances just a stable and mature Christian, able to take on this position of trust. However, what most of his peers did not know was the surprising story of what had…

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