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May 1997
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Teaching children

Communicating the gospel to our young people In many evangelical churches there is a disproportionate amount of energy given to children's work. Why is this? Some say that the age at which people are converted has fallen and we must work where God is working. More probably it is because it is now easier…

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May 1997
Articles > Biblical/theological

Mind your own business

Our Lord revealed to Peter the way he would glorify God in death; and Peter looked at John and asked, ‘Lord, what will John do? In what way will John suffer?’ It is really difficult to determine the reason Peter asked this of Christ. Was he genuinely concerned for his friend John? Was he…

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May 1997
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

A need to meet

Someone once said, ‘Stop looking for the church that meets your needs and find the church that needs to meet and worship the Lord.’ These words are very appropriate for the many church samplers of our day. The raven that Noah sent out did not return, because it could live on the dead and…

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May 1997
Articles > Biblical/theological

Has your religion changed you?

The sinner who is saved by the grace of God, though he would appear to be the holiest of all saints, is still a sinner, and no one realizes it better than himself. However, the Scriptures state clearly, ‘If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away;…

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Historical

May 1997
Articles > Historical

Leonard Dober – A volunteer slave

Leonard Dober could not sleep that night. As he tossed on his bed he struggled to banish from his mind an urgent appeal. A slave from the West Indies had entreated that someone should come to his island and bring the knowledge of Christ to a people destitute of a spiritual light and sunk…

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May 1997
Book

The book that changed me

It was in 1985 that both my wife and myself sought the Lord Jesus Christ. We began to worship at Westover Free Church in Broadstairs, Kent. Our ideas of Christianity at that time were naturally somewhat disorganized. A person told me that all the basics of the Christian faith could be found in Paul’s…

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May 1997
Articles > Biblical/theological

Helps in hearing – James 1:18-22

The importance of hearing the Word of God is summed up by Paul in Romans 10:17, ‘Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God.’ first he mentions faith. There is no salvation apart from faith and faith comes to us through hearing. What we hear is the word of God! James…

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News

May 1997
News

Who will govern us now?

There is no such thing in this sinful world as a perfect political party or an infallible political philosophy. We are dealing with men — men’s thoughts and opinions, men’s hopes and aspirations, men’s plans and intentions — so there is nothing spotless here. When considering how to vote, there are always pros and…

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May 1997
Articles > Biblical/theological

Saved by a cup of water

A condemned captive was once brought before an Asiatic prince for execution. The executioner already had the sword of execution raised over his head, when, impressed by intolerable thirst, the prisoner asked for water. A cup was handed him. He held it, apprehensively, lest the executioner would strike while he was in the act…

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May 1997
Articles > Biblical/theological

Cross purposes

One of the ways in which older writers sometimes illustrate the presence of cross purposes in our lives is from the workings of a clock, or a watch. ‘Cross purposes’ are those providences which seem to run contrary to us, and for which we can see no apparent meaning at the time. If we…

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May 1997
Articles > Cults and other religions

The martians are coming!

The man who declared eight months ago that NASA had discovered evidence of life on Mars has now admitted, 'It's too early to come to a final conclusion about life on Mars. We're still in the discovery process.' Delivering a progress report at the twenty-eighth annual conference on Lunar and Planetary Science (19 March,…

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May 1997
Articles > Scientific (including creation)

Jupiter moonies?

As this month's ET went to press, yet another 'alien-life' claim was made by space scientists in California. Pictures of Europa, one of Jupiter's moons, taken by Galileo space probe in February, reveal iced-over seas. The presence of liquid water on Europa, combined with the heat provided by volcanic activity, leads them to believe…

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