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All articles & reviews tagged with sin

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June 2017
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

‘Why do good men sin?’

A question that perplexes and confuses most of us is, ‘Why do good men sin? We see a man we have always respected and admired make a mess of his life and commit some terrible sin. We find it unbelievable and it confuses us. It almost shakes our faith and we ask, ‘How could…

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Reviews > Book

Battling Unbelief: Defeating Sin with Superior Pleasure

This is a wonderfully rich, practical book about the most effective way to fight the stubborn sins that mark the lives of far too many Christians, including this reviewer. Its chapters deal with anxiety, pride, misplaced shame, impatience, covetousness, bitterness, despondency, and lust. It stresses that little is achieved without constant endeavour, or without…

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Reviews > Book

Second Chance: Whatever your failing, God can use you again

  Can those who fall in Christ’s service be restored – not only to him but to his service? This book holds out hope and compassion particularly to those whose fall has been a public affair. But Kendall ministers to us all. Which of us have not felt the sting of failure at some…

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Reviews > Book

Temptation: resisted and repulsed

There is a surfeit of ‘how to’ books today, but here is a ‘how to’ book with a difference – for it is not about techniques but about the means of grace. John Owen is widely regarded as the greatest Puritan theologian and much he wrote makes serious demands on the reader; but those…

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Article

December 2001
Articles > Evangelistic

Real enlightenment

When my best friend and I were studying for our A-levels, we found an excellent remedy for the stress and cares of our lives. We would encase our heads in cardboard boxes, stretch out our arms and run around the school at breakneck speed, shouting 'neowwwww!' The feeling of freedom and exhilaration was immense.…

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December 2000
Articles > Evangelistic

The joy of forgiveness

Does anyone want to be sad? There are some people who give that impression, but no one really wants to be miserable. We all want to be happy. David, King of Israel, did too. A king has no shortage of wealth, servants or any other means to make him happy. David could have called…

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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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