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The water of life 5. Filled with the Spirit

Article

January 2007
Articles > Biblical/theological

The water of life 5. Filled with the Spirit

Do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit (Ephesians 5:18)Are you a Bible believing Christian? Yes? Then let me ask another question. Are you filled with the Spirit? Few of us would be bold enough to answer 'yes' the second time. And yet fullness of the…

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News

January 2007
News

Algeria’s oppressive law

On 19 March 2006, Algeria's Majlis El-Ommat (upper house of parliament) passed a new law imposing prison terms on 'anyone who, on any part of the Algerian soil, attempts to persuade a Muslim to convert to any other religion'. The new law had already been adopted by the lower house of parliament.As in most…

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In praise of modesty

Article

January 2007
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

In praise of modesty

What values should children imbibe at school? I've noticed that for most people 'modesty' is absent from the list. It's an interesting omission, and one that should make us think about the nature of our society. In the first place, modesty is a very useful virtue when it comes to self-understanding. In seeking employment…

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Article

January 2007
Articles > Comment

Comment -Waiting eagerly

Preparing recently to preach on Philippians 3:20-21, the writer was pulled up sharply by the words 'eagerly wait'. Paul writes, 'Our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ'. Put simply, the followers of Christ are 'strangers and pilgrims' in this world, and the church…

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Ships that serve the world

Article

January 2007
General

Ships that serve the world

The digital age has arrived – for those with the technology. But for countless millions, access to computers, broadband internet and fax machines remains out of reach. To many in the developing world the printed word is still the main method of communicating information. Realising this, OM Ships International operates floating book-fairs that bring…

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Smiling at the storms

Article

January 2007
Evangelistic

Smiling at the storms

I have now been living with cancer for nearly seven years. I certainly have had my ups and downs during this time - undergoing chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and several operations. One of these has left me having to use crutches, permanently, to enable me to walk. But I have been privileged to have had many…

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A visit to Algeria

Article

January 2007
Algeria

A visit to Algeria

Esther Katrina of Arab World Ministries recently visited some of her correspondents in Algeria. These extracts from her report give highlights from the trip: God’s help began on arrival, when the police showed no interest in my baggage. I had carried in loads of books and CDs as gifts, and preferred not to be…

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Grace Baptist Mission

News

January 2007
News

Grace Baptist Mission

Grace Baptist Mission (GBM) has served a group of independent, conservative, evangelical Baptist churches since 1861. Originally called the Strict Baptist Mission, it worked almost exclusively in India until the 1960s. Since that time it has expanded to many parts of the world, and today has 58 missionaries serving in 14 countries. Its radio…

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John Paton- King of the cannibals

Historical

January 2007
Articles > Historical

John Paton- King of the cannibals

John Gibson Paton was born on 24 May 1824 to Christian parents, James and Janet Gibson who lived at Dumfries, Scotland. The day he was born his parents had made a solemn covenant to freely give him back to the Lord they loved and served. The Patons belonged to Dumfries Reformed Presbyterian Church which…

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Article

January 2007
Algeria

People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria

Area: 919,595 square miles.Neighbours: Tunisia, Libya, Niger, Mali, Mauritania, Western Sahara and Morocco.Environment: Algeria consists mainly of arid desert. Over 90% of the population lives north of the Atlas Mountains. The Ahaggar Mountains lie in the south. There is a narrow coastal plain with a Mediterranean climate where agriculture is possible. Population: 33 million.…

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Sir Eric Richardson (1905-2006)

Article

January 2007
Obituaries

Sir Eric Richardson (1905-2006)

Eric Richardson died in July 2006, three weeks after his 101st birthday. Born at Woodchurch on the Wirral, he moved with his family to Liverpool in 1913 and then Birkenhead in 1915. He left school at the age of 15 and served a six-year apprenticeship with the Merseyside firm of Woolliscroft's, during which he…

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Facing a new year

Article

January 2007
Articles > Biblical/theological

Facing a new year

Standing on the brink of a new year can be a daunting experience. If we are not careful, our imagination can go into overdrive and we can be gripped by fear. What awaits me in the unknown year ahead? Will my health hold up? Will my financial resources be adequate? How will I cope…

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A tribute to Dr Leon Morris (1914-2006)

Article

January 2007
Obituaries

A tribute to Dr Leon Morris (1914-2006)

Dr Leon Morris passed into glory on 24 July 1006 in Melbourne, Australia. I did not really know him personally, although I did have the privilege of speaking to him years ago. However I knew him well through his books - he was one of my favourite authors.I first encountered Leon Morris while studying…

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The path to paradise Christ or Muhammad?

Article

January 2007
Cults and other religions

The path to paradise Christ or Muhammad?

The two-part TV programme The Path to 9/11 (BBC 2, 10-11 September 2006) demonstrated clearly enough that the motivation of the Muslim terrorists was purely religious. Contrary to the claims of multiculturalists, therefore, the problem of Islamic terrorism is rooted in the fundamental fallacies of Islam itself. Until these fallacies are seen for what…

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The second Whitefield

Historical

January 2007
Articles > Historical

The second Whitefield

Of the three most powerful preachers England has ever produced, only two are well known. The first is George Whitefield and the third is Charles Spurgeon - but who is the man in the middle?Whitefield is commonly regarded as 'one of the greatest figures in modern evangelism' and is rightly celebrated in Arnold Dallimore's…

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Algeria then and now

Article

January 2007
Algeria

Algeria then and now

It is no easy task to compare the Algeria of today with the one where I pastored an Arab church in the 1970s and 1980s. It is nearly 25 years since our family left the second largest country in Africa after nine difficult but thrilling years. In those days the country was governed by…

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