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Yearly Archives: 2004

But further, my brethren; this, I think, is the great lesson from Christ’s being slaughtered without the gate of the city – let us go forth, therefore, without the camp, bearing his reproach. You see there the multitude are leading him forth from the temple. He is not allowed to worship with them. The ceremonial […]

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Date October 18, 2004
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by Pastor Earl M. Blackburn, Trinity Reformed Baptist Church, La Mirada, California[From an article on the Trinity Baptist Church website www.reformedbaptist.net, used by permission.] The visible church is central to all of God’s redemptive purposes. As Paul the apostle says in Ephesians 3:21, "unto Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all […]

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Date October 18, 2004
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There are other people who are prejudiced against public worship. You see, I am starting at the very beginning, those matters with regard to religion which are elementary. Of course, we are told that we shut ourselves up on a Sunday in these dreary buildings of ours, and here we sit, in a horrible state […]

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Date October 18, 2004
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Our Saviour also witnessed ‘the good confession’ by his avowal that there is such a thing as positive truth: – ‘To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth.’ There is need of just such witness as that today. ‘Now be […]

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Date October 18, 2004
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Peter Barnes (Revesby Presbyterian Church, Australia) As Timothy prepared to leave Ephesus in order to meet Paul in prison at Rome, the great apostle asked him to bring the cloak that he had left in Troas and also the books, especially (or perhaps "that is") the parchments (2 Tim.4:13). Almost fifteen hundred years later, William […]

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Date September 24, 2004
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It does not take a rocket scientist to know that the way we worship God after Jesus came is drastically altered from the way Israel worshipped God before Jesus came. In other words, NT worship is very different from OT worship. Jesus describes this change by the phrase "in spirit and truth". John 4:23 says, […]

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Date September 24, 2004
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CHANGWON SHU [Changwon Shu studied at the Free Church College in Edinburgh in the 1980s] I am delighted to be able to give you a brief account of the work of God in Korea, the land of my birth. THE HISTORY Missionary outreach to Korea may be said to have begun when two Scottish missionaries, […]

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Date September 24, 2004
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CORA AND ANDREW KING In the largest event the town had ever seen, 90 people crowded expectantly into the Auditorium of the Cultural Centre of Petrolândia, Pernambuco state, North East Brazil. It was 8 o’clock in the evening on Wednesday, the 9th of June, 2004, and the First Congress of Reformed Baptists in Brazil was […]

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Date September 3, 2004
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The Reformers’ Bookshop (Sydney, Australia) has recently celebrated 20 years of God’s sustaining grace. The bookshop is a church based ministry of Stanmore Baptist Church and was established to promote and supply faithful, God honoring and Christ centered literature. The church at Stanmore, an inner western suburb of Sydney, had begun to be impacted by […]

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Date September 3, 2004
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The Christian has been redeemed and regenerated not only to commune with Christ, but also to communicate Christ to others. Such communion with and communication of the Lord are two things that God has joined together and that no man should tear asunder. The one issues from the other. If we do not have vital […]

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Date September 3, 2004
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Think of David on the roof of his palace looking down and seeing beautiful Bathsheba washing. What was he to do? What was God’s will for him? Surely the Bible makes it plain. The Seventh Commandment states clearly: "Thou shalt not commit adultery". God’s revealed will tells him what God wants him to do. God […]

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Date September 3, 2004
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John Elias (1774-1841) was one of the eminent preachers of Wales, greatly used by God. Amazing are some of the accounts of his ministry. This fine biography of Edward Morgan first appeared in 1844 and was first reprinted by the Banner of Truth Trust in 1973, and has recently been reprinted. Nothing but good can […]

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Date August 18, 2004
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Almost everywhere you look in contemporary culture you are likely to run into the prefix alt. “Alt” is short for “alternative.” For instance, there are “alt” music styles, such as “alt rock” and “alt country.” “Alt” serves to distinguish the group or the pursuit from the mainstream. Well, to “alt” rock and country you can […]

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Date August 18, 2004
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In mid-May, 2004, the second International Jewish Evangelical Fellowship conference was held in Fredericksburg, VA, USA. The IJEF conference was hosted by the New Life in Christ Church (PCA). IJEF was formed: 1. to promote a clear presentation of the Gospel, unencumbered with rabbinic religious authority, to Jewish people; 2. to encourage Jewish Christians to […]

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Date August 10, 2004
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“I am 39 years old. I have been leading nine churches in nearby villages for more than ten years. The number of believers in these churches ranges from 20 to 120. I have only ten co-workers. None have received any systematic Bible teaching training. Their sermons are disorganised and dull. Even the co-workers seldom meet […]

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Date August 10, 2004
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