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All articles & reviews tagged with preaching

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November 1999
Articles > World Mission > Mexico

Real Missionary Work

What Evangelicals commonly call ‘missionary work’ (admittedly, a very broad field) involves much that does not meet the biblical criteria for missions. Let me tell you some things which have happened on the mission field and which, in my estimation, are an abomination in the eyes of God. Ice cream Several years ago, a…

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November 1999
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Directions for Church Life

In 1 Thessalonians 5: 15-23 we have a list of imperatives to apply to the church today. Follow that which is good. There is much temptation and moral evil around us, and believers are vulnerable to them. Do not be caught up in vengeance, hatred and cynicism, but do good to all men. Honour…

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January 1999
Articles > Guest column

Guest column – The way ahead

A few years ago my wife and I spent a delightful holiday in Ireland and we found it was as beautiful as it is reputed to be. One very interesting thing that I noted there was the signposts. I had often seen picture postcards of the heavily over-loaded posts with signs pointing in every…

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June 2019
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Pray for your pastor

Preaching is the chief means of advancing the kingdom of God: 'God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe' (1 Corinthians 1:21). It is through the preaching of God's Word also that Christians grow in grace. That being so, those involved in this vital business will be…

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July 1997
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Always the same faces – what a privilege!

There is perhaps more discouragement and depression among preachers of the gospel than in many other professions. They carry the burdens of many in their congregations and frequently have no one to turn to for help and encouragement when they themselves become discouraged. They faithfully pray, prepare and preach only to find that week…

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November 1996
Articles > Biblical/theological

What are you waiting for?

Our Lord has told us that we must ‘go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature’, but that is no easy task. The apostle Paul dedicated his life after his conversion to preaching the gospel and he tells us what happened to him: ‘From the Jews five times I received…

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March 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

The cutting edge of a hard saying

Some people believe that the gospel of sovereign grace is a hard message. By this they do not mean that it is hard to understand. Often they have understood it perfectly and that is the problem. When the biblical gospel is faithfully preached, many people do not like what they hear. This is true…

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