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November 2005
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Following JesusWhen Helen Roseveare first arrived on the Congo mission field in 1953 she was greeted by memorable words from senior missionary Jack Scholes. She recalls them in her autobiography Give me this mountain(IVP; pp.75-76).‘If you think you have come to the mission field because you are a little better than others, or as…

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October 2005
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Believing the Bible‘Believing the Bible’ is something all Evangelicals claim to do. But what if I say, ‘I believe in using safety ladders to rescue people from fires’, and then refuse to use one when my own house goes up in flames? It means I never really trusted in ladders at all. My belief…

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September 2005
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Comment – Just a Bible

‘Just teaching the Bible to a few children doesn’t seem like great progress’. This might be our reaction to the pictures of Iraqi Sunday school children on page 15. But if you are tempted to think like that, you would surely be wrong.In this and next month’s ETwe recall the famous adventure of young…

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August 2005
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Comment-Underestimating God

We are often warned not to underestimate our enemies, but what about our friends? Are we in danger of under-estimating God?Underestimating God not only burdens us with needless cares but can cause much harm. This is exemplified by no less than Abraham, the archetype of faith! If even he could fail in this respect…

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July 2005
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Comment-Triple action

The words 'triple action' signify strength and efficiency. We used to load our dishwasher with detergent, salt and rinse-aid, but now a 'triple action' tablet takes care of everything. On a more serious note, the MMR triple vaccine has been much promoted lately as something needful for the health of the nation.'Triple action' is…

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June 2005
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Comment-Paw-prints

After many years of careful observation, I am no longer in any doubt. Cats are irresistibly attracted to wet concrete! Lay a fresh concrete surface and the following morning it will be decorated by a set of beautifully preserved paw-prints, impossible to erase. It is quite literally 'set in concrete'. The cat-and-concrete illustration came…

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May 2005
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PentecostIn focusing on the powerful preaching of Christ crucified, risen and ascended, Acts 2 defines a true outpouring of the Spirit of God. Genuine revival results in widespread repentance and faith, springing from the spiritual regeneration of large numbers of ungodly people, who have hitherto known only what it is to be fallen in…

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