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All articles & reviews tagged with providence

News

September 2019
News > Church news

Cancer strikes budding preacher twice, threatening his speech

Reconciling suffering with a God of love is a staple of philosophical debate, but it became a painful reality for Ole Kristian Hunt, an elder at Grace Baptist Church, Ulverston, in Cumbria. At just 26, he was diagnosed with cancer. In a moving testimony at Grace Evangelical Church, Carlisle, he traced the ups and…

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December 2017
Articles > Evangelistic

Amazing grace

Being brought up in a Christian family, I listened to the gospel message from a young age. I attended Sunday school, youth groups and hundreds of church services, but I took very little notice of what I was hearing. From my point of view, the truths I heard from God’s Word went in one…

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July 2017
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

‘He shines in all that’s fair’

Psalm 24:1 proclaims, ‘The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it’. Our world was made by God and belongs to him. The evidence of our Creator is all around us. As Romans 1:20 says, ‘For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities — his eternal power and divine nature — have…

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Historical

June 2017
Articles > Historical

‘These 50 years’ (3)

A sermon preached at the thanksgiving service on the 50th anniversary of Evangelical Times (Hayes Town Chapel, 4 February 2017): ‘The righteous shall see it and rejoice: and all iniquity shall stop her mouth. Whoso is wise and will observe these things, even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the Lord’ (Psalm 107:42-43). Someone…

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October 1999
Articles > Biblical/theological

Why did this happen to me?

Frank could not remember a worse day in his whole life. At work he had been called in by his boss to be told that the company would have to lay off a third of their staff. That included Frank. He was out of a job, and everyone knows that at fifty it is…

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January 1999
Articles > Biblical/theological

Behind a frowning providence

To the Israelite villagers the Philistine raid was an unmitigated disaster. No one recorded the toll in lives lost and crops pillaged when 'the Philistines invaded [spread themselves upon] the land'. Yet the losses inflicted on livelihoods, homes and families are not hard to imagine. The Philistines frequently violated territorial boundaries and robbed threshing-floors.…

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April 1998
Articles > Biblical/theological

What about fleeces?

In earlier articles we have seen that God guides his children primarily by his Word. There may be times when he leads us in mysterious ways, but we are always to seek guidance from Scripture. It is likely that some will point to situations in their own lives when they have sought guidance by…

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