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All Articles from October 2010

Preaching to people – confessions of a preacher

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October 2010
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Preaching to people – confessions of a preacher

Preaching to people - confessions of a preacher Relatively early in my preaching career I had the opportunity to preach the opening sermon at a conference. The main conference speaker was a man that I consider to be one of the finest preachers of our times.  After hearing me preach, he paid me a compliment…

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The Moravian connection – Moravians and the Evangelical Awakening (1)

Historical

October 2010
Articles > Historical

The Moravian connection – Moravians and the Evangelical Awakening (1)

The Moravian connection - Moravians and the Evangelical Awakening (1) In spring 1727 the small Moravian group on Count Nicholas Zinzendorf's estate in Berthelsdorf, Saxony, was deeply divided. Controversies had arisen over such issues as predestination, holiness and baptism. The Lutheran count had allowed the refugees to settle on his land five years earlier. They came…

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World Mission – Reaching street children

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October 2010
General

World Mission – Reaching street children

Reaching street children   ACTION is making a special effort in its ministry of the gospel and of compassionate care, during 2010 and 2011, to street children. The following are seven points of emphasis for its ministry:   1. Make direct contacts with street children, using teams of three or more street missionaries (never…

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Youth Column – Christianhood – ministry in clothing

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October 2010
News > Youth Features

Youth Column – Christianhood – ministry in clothing

Youth Column: Christianhood - ministry in clothing It all started when I was at university, feeling creative with some fabric paints, having some time on my hands, and painting 'Christian' slogans onto Tesco-bought t-shirts. I came up with a name of Angel Wings and thought this was a great idea to pass some time and make some…

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Christ in the historical books of the Bible

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October 2010
Articles > Biblical/theological

Christ in the historical books of the Bible

Christ in the historical books of the Bible   The books of the Old Testament that are usually thought of under the heading 'historical books' are those from Joshua to Esther in our English Bibles. They are not assigned a section of their own in the Hebrew Bible, which comprises the Law, the Prophets…

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World Mission – ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not forbid them’ (Mark 10:14)

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October 2010
General

World Mission – ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not forbid them’ (Mark 10:14)

‘Let the little children come to me, and do not forbid them’ (Mark 10:14)   Doug Nichols, founder and director emeritus of compassionate ministry Action International Ministries (ACTION), recently wrote:   Today is my 68th birthday. What better way to celebrate than to send out a special plea for the gospel and compassionate care…

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October 2010
Articles > Comment

ET Comment – Why revivals stop

Why revivals stop Studies of revivals sometimes look at what causes revivals to stop. The usual answer given is that sins in the church like fanaticism, disunity and pride so grieve the Holy Spirit that he withdraws his gracious influences.     But that explanation has its limitations. If sin is the fundamental obstacle, although biblically relevant,…

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Suffering now, glory later?

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October 2010
Articles > Biblical/theological

Suffering now, glory later?

Suffering now, glory later? The 'prosperity gospel' (which is no gospel at all) is probably the most dangerous and widespread perversion of Christianity in the world today.  The message that 'if you become a Christian, your life will necessarily become easier and better now', is the default position of the 'Christian' church without the Holy…

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Personal view: True worship

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October 2010
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Personal view: True worship

Personal view: True worship Worship is not an event, but a lifestyle. The more we treat worship as an event, the more it becomes a caricature of God's intention and unacceptable to him. To maintain a life­style of worship we must attend to it on a daily basis. If you regulate worship to a once-a-week…

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Guest Column – Learning from Jeremiah

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October 2010
Articles > Guest column

Guest Column – Learning from Jeremiah

Learning from Jeremiah Guest Column   Erroll Hulse At times of acute need God has called and commissioned leaders of extraordinary ability and tenacity. Moses, Isaiah, Ezekiel and Jeremiah are examples.  These leaders of exceptional spiritual stature guided God's people. They kept them informed of his will and purpose and made sure that hope was not extinguished.     …

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On the edge of ministry – reaching those with dementia, intellectual disabilities or brain damage

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October 2010
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

On the edge of ministry – reaching those with dementia, intellectual disabilities or brain damage

On the edge of ministry - reaching those with dementia, intellectual disabilities or brain damage The Westminster Confession declares that 'elect infants, dying in infancy, are regenerated, and saved by Christ, through the Spirit, who worketh when, and where, and how he pleaseth: so also are all other elect persons who are uncapable of being…

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‘I believe in … the life everlasting, Amen’

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October 2010
Articles > Biblical/theological

‘I believe in … the life everlasting, Amen’

'I believe in … the life everlasting, Amen'  Timothy Cross concludes his series of studies in the simple, yet very profound, early statement of Christian truth known as the Apostles' Creed  The Bible divides time into two eras, namely the present age and the age to come. It uses various synonyms to describe the age…

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Living in a fallen world

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October 2010
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Living in a fallen world

Living in a fallen world In this ET issue we interview Dr Paul Tautges, Consulting Editor of a new series of booklets from Day One Publications. Paul is author of several counselling books and pastor of a church in Wisconsin, USA. Here we ask him about HELP! booklets, just released in the UK. ET: You are…

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