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All articles & reviews tagged with obedience

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May 2021
Articles > Guest column

Cry Freedom! – Part 2

God’s freedom, we saw last month, means that he does not need to seek the permission of any other being to act as he chooses. And because God is free, God loves freedom and he desires that his creatures should be free. The defining narrative of the people of Israel in the Old Testament…

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November 2018
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Discerning and obeying God’s will

Many today seek guidance over such things as work, education, employment and financial planning. But Christians have an omniscient and omnipresent Consultant, ever ready to help us when we call on him. Paul warns us in Ephesians 5:15–17: ‘See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time, because…

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June 2018
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Too busy to rest?

Some time ago, I was talking to some colleagues from the organisation I worked for before I joined Mission Aviation Fellowship. One had come from Australia and said that, because of his work, he spent half his life with his family, and the rest travelling between various countries. After a detailed account of his…

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Review

Reviews > Book

The Unheeded Christ: Jesus Demands Serious Obedience

Don’t read this book unless you are prepared to be challenged and changed by our Lord’s words. David Cook is Principal of Sydney Missionary College, Australia, and the book is based on talks he gave at ‘Principal’s hour’ in the college. The title is an apt description of the contents. The author takes the…

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Review

Reviews > Book

Battling Unbelief: Defeating Sin with Superior Pleasure

This is a wonderfully rich, practical book about the most effective way to fight the stubborn sins that mark the lives of far too many Christians, including this reviewer. Its chapters deal with anxiety, pride, misplaced shame, impatience, covetousness, bitterness, despondency, and lust. It stresses that little is achieved without constant endeavour, or without…

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May 2001
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

Parenting – Discipline

In today’s social climate, discipline does not come naturally. Christian parents need to be challenged and stimulated to discipline their children. The reason why this is necessary is that many fail to recognise the authority of the Bible in this realm. The latest books on child guidance and child psychology are unlikely to help.…

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October 1999
Articles > Guest column

Children and Discipline

There are few things more lovely than disciplined children who know genuine happiness. There is a feeling abroad that discipline spells gloom and is inconsistent with love. Some Christian parents, who believe the Bible on the Incarnation, the cross, the resurrection and the Second Coming, seem to find it difficult to believe the Bible…

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