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All articles & reviews tagged with repentance

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January 2020
Articles > Biblical/theological

Loved with everlasting love

We often think we truly know a scriptural passage, only to dig a little deeper and be pleasantly surprised. For me, Revelation 3:20 fell into this category. It is often misunderstood. It has been applied evangelistically, used to urge unbelievers to ‘open the door’ of their heart to Jesus as he stands outside knocking.…

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December 2019
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

‘Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow’

Outside the snow has just fallen. It looks so lovely and white when it first falls to the ground. But I can also see that it is not pure on the street, for it mingles with the dirt and grime and becomes a mushy mess. Many years ago, a young lady saw in her…

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October 2017
Articles > Comment

Reformation 500

It is exactly 500 years since 31 October 1517, the day when Martin Luther placarded 95 theses on the door of the Castle Church at Wittenberg. This seemingly obscure event was arguably the flame that lit the touchpaper and the beginning of the sixteenth century Reformation. Luther’s theses went viral in Germany and Switzerland.…

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December 2000
Articles > Evangelistic

Good news

The gospel is the good news of what God has done for guilty sinners in and through the Lord Jesus Christ The gospel is good news in contrast to the awful predicament we are in because of our sin. Sin is the breaking of God's law, and we are all guilty of it. 'All…

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November 2000
Articles > Biblical/theological

Lessons from a broken tree

All night the wind howled. The heavy wooden beams of our log house groaned in protest. In the morning I wandered around our property surveying the damage. Broken branches littered the ground. To the north, the gale had felled a wood-pecker-riddled tree. To the south the wind had snapped off the top half of…

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November 1999
Articles > Guest column

Influential words from wise men

Over the years certain sayings have helped to clarify my thinking and have had a formative influence in my life. One such saying comes from Daniel Rowland (1711-90) who said that throughout his life he had been seeking to learn four lessons: 'to repent, without despairing; to be angry without sinning'. The fact that…

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September 1999
Articles > Biblical/theological

Restoration must always be our aim – Forgiveness

Is there a difference between how a congregation deals with offences and how individuals should handle forgiveness? Yes, there is. When Ben left his wife to move in with the choir director, their church was thrown into turmoil. Repeated attempts to urge Ben to return to his wife were rebuffed. In a sombre business…

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