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Article

October 2017
Articles > Evangelistic

Justification by faith — a personal testimony

At this 500th anniversary of the Reformation we come to one of the main pillars, if not the pillar, of that Reformation: justification by faith alone, in Christ alone. Martin Luther wrote, ‘When the article of justification has fallen, everything has fallen’. He declared, ‘This is the chief article from which all other doctrines…

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News

August 2017
News > Ethics

Ethics – Freedom of conscience

Pharmacists are free to practice according to their conscience, the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has agreed. In new guidelines, the GPhC overwrote old guidance, which could have seen Christians have to choose between their faith or their job. This is because they may have been forced to provide access to abortifacient drugs. The GPhC…

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Article

June 2017
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Perseverance

There is a tale told about a farmer whose mule fell into a well. After many unsuccessful attempts to haul the mule out of the hole, the farmer decided the situation was hopeless. With sadness, he instructed his boys to fill truck-loads of soil and bury the old mule right there in the well.…

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Review

Reviews > Book

Think: The Life of the Mind and the Love of God

In this carefully written book, John Piper pleads for Christians to make best use of their minds, to use them to the full for the glory of Christ and the honour of God; to ‘love God with all your … mind’. Others have answered more fully various philosophical questions about faith, reason, truth and…

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Review

July 2007
Reviews > Book

Faith in the Furnace: Understanding God’s purposes in the trials of life

The subtitle of this very helpful book is ‘Understanding God’s purpose in the trials of life’. It is encouraging, realistic, full of insight, readable, and based thoroughly on Scripture. Each chapter has a Bible passage to read before you start, drawn from fourteen different Bible books including Job, 2 Chronicles and Zechariah. The author…

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Article

February 2000
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Being Positive?

Dave, a young man who worked with me when I first came to Miller Avenue Baptist Church, wanted to preach a sermon on faith. It would be his very first sermon. About two minutes into it he staggered a bit, his knees buckled and I caught him just before he hit the floor. Later…

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Article

February 2000
Articles > Biblical/theological

Christ, our Wisdom and our Righteousness

A sermon that well illustrates how justification by faith alone lay at the heart of the eighteenth-century Evangelical revival is Whitefield's sermon on 1 Corinthians 1:30: Christ, the believer's wisdom, righteousness, sanctification and redemption. It was written out early in 1741 while Whitefield was on board ship on his way home to England from…

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