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January 1999
Articles > Biblical/theological

Take what he gives: give what he asks

There was an occasion in the life of the apostle Paul when God took away something very precious to him, an event that seemed to threaten his whole future. Where would happiness be without this? How could he survive and accomplish anything for God without this? So the apostle asked God earnestly to return…

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September 1998
Articles > Guest column

How not to raise children

There are a multitude of ways of going wrong in the Christian life, but Eli’s way is particularly sad. Eli was an Old Testament priest who seems to have known God and bowed to his will. When Samuel informed him of God’s judgement upon his household, Eli responded with both grace and realism: ‘It…

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Historical

June 1997
Articles > Historical

Jane – Of whom the world was not worthy

Twelve-year-old Jane was one of a group of young people who came each Sunday afternoon to Legh Richmond's home shortly after he began his ministry in Brading on the Isle of Wight in 1797. Some of the children seemed bright and responsive as he taught them from the Scriptures, but Jane, a quiet child,…

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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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