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May 1999
Articles > Guest column

Does God promise health and wealth? Trusting God when the light fades.

According to Thomas Brooks, ‘as a Christian is never out of the reach of God’s hand, so he is never out of the view of God’s eye’. It is a consoling truth which every wise Christian takes to heart. For life, the Christian life, can be hard. Losses and crosses are the lot of…

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February 1999
Articles > Biblical/theological

Peace like a river

Horatio Spafford was a successful and prominent businessman in Chicago in the middle of the last century. He had enjoyed great success. He was wealthy, well known and influential. But overnight he lost almost everything. The great Chicago fire left him in near financial ruin, and he decided to relocate to Europe with his…

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February 1999
Articles > Biblical/theological

Courage in crisis

'Don't pray to anyone but me for thirty days,' commanded Darius, the king of Persia. The royal edict plunged Daniel, the king's respected administrator, into a crisis. Should the eighty-year-old Daniel continue his lifelong habit of praying three times a day, or give prayer a miss for the next month? Really no choice The…

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May 1998
Articles > Biblical/theological

Saved by a cup of water

A condemned captive was once brought before an Asiatic prince for execution. The executioner already had the sword of execution raised over his head, when, impressed by intolerable thirst, the prisoner asked for water. A cup was handed him. He held it, apprehensively, lest the executioner would strike while he was in the act…

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May 1998
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

So why don’t we pray?

If God has indeed 'shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God', it is only 'in the face of Jesus Christ' that this knowledge may be found (2 Corinthians 4:6). A constant stream of books and sermons encourages the church to pray. Exhortation to pray is…

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October 1997
Articles > Biblical/theological

True assurance

Many people are uninterested in the gospel because they have a false assurance. For a variety of reasons they think they are already bound for heaven. What need do they have, then, for more? They believe that ‘a God of love’ could never send anyone to hell. They know nothing of his holiness, righteousness,…

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October 1997
Articles > Biblical/theological

When God disappoints us

This title may raise a few eyebrows, but it does express a common feeling among Christians when we are confronted with difficult and unexpected experiences. There is an interesting example of this in John 11, when Martha and Mary, sisters of Lazarus, confront the Lord Jesus with the words, ‘Lord, if you had been…

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