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All articles & reviews tagged with trial

Historical

September 1999
Articles > Historical

Tried in the Fire

Conceived within God’s secret thought, My way was known and planned of old That in affliction’s crucible He should refine my heart as gold. His searching flame would now destroy All trace of base ignoble dross To fashion for himself at length A vessel, purified by loss. And this I know: though fierce the…

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June 1999
Articles > Biblical/theological

Count it all joy

'My brethren,' writes James as he begins his epistle, 'count it all joy when you fall into various trials'. The King James Version says 'temptations'. The word can be translated 'temptation' or 'trial' or 'test'. James is not speaking here about temptation as we normally understand it, but rather about trials and tests. He…

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October 1998
Articles > Biblical/theological

Temptations of Jesus

We received a little box-shaped package as a seasonal gift from friends before we went out to church. We could not tell exactly what was in the package. However, our dog, with her greater sense of smell, certainly could! As an inveterate opportunist, after we had left her alone to go to the service…

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December 1997
Articles > Guest column

Guest Column – Cross bearing

The Lord Jesus took up his cross, knowing that at the end of the road he would be nailed to it and there die. The cross he carried was God-given, for on it he would die in the place of his people. Christ told all who would follow him that they must be cross…

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