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All articles & reviews tagged with church-life

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August 2021
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Devoted to God’s Church – Core values for Christian fellowship

Do you know anyone who struggles to see the purpose and value of the local church? This excellent little book is for them. The Covid-19 pandemic has eroded church attendance far and wide, so a book highlighting the worth, joys, and benefits of communal worship is timely. Scottish theologian Sinclair Ferguson is a staple…

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The Living Church: Convictions of a Lifelong Pastor

Hailed by Billy Graham as ‘the most respected clergyman in the world today’, John Stott retired last year at the age of 86. The subtitle of this, his latest book, is self-explanatory. There are eight chapters. He begins with ‘Essentials’. Any church worthy of the name must be a learning church (teaching), a caring…

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Make Your Church’s Money Work: Achieving Financial Integrity in Your Congregation

The wise handling of our own money is a challenge which we face daily, but the responsibility of handling wisely monies given to the church often weighs far heavier on the shoulders of those appointed to do so. This book, subtitled Achieving financial integrity in your congregation, shows how to deal with that pressure…

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Total Church: A radical reshaping around gospel and community

The authors of this book are both involved in ‘The Crowded House’ network of house churches in Sheffield, but make it clear from the outset that their purpose is not to justify or explain their particular church set-up but rather to engage with the principles of how we do church in general. The way…

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The Living Church: Convictions of a Lifelong Pastor

Written from the vantage point of a preacher in his 80s, here is a lucid, well-ordered and biblically grounded book about the church. It is typical John Stott – rich fare for the mind and soul. It comes warmly recommended by a host of evangelical leaders. This is not a long or comprehensive book.…

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July 2007
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Moving Out With the Christian Faith: The challenge of Acts for today’s church

Peter Jeffery has produced a challenging book based on the first twelve chapters of the book of Acts. It is not a commentary in the technical sense, but rather a pithy exposition with serious application to the contemporary evangelical scene. The style throughout is engaging and eminently readable. The author compares the pagan world…

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November 1999
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Directions for Church Life

In 1 Thessalonians 5: 15-23 we have a list of imperatives to apply to the church today. Follow that which is good. There is much temptation and moral evil around us, and believers are vulnerable to them. Do not be caught up in vengeance, hatred and cynicism, but do good to all men. Honour…

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