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Yearly Archives: 2005

Not having heard much of the so called “emerging church” I did a search as you suggested. I now wish that I hadn’t! What a load of rubbish. How depressing! How far from NT Christianity it really is despite all claims that it is a rediscovery of biblical Christianity! Utter and complete nonsense! One site […]

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Date February 18, 2005
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SEEK THE WELFARE OF THE CITY: SAINTS AND SOCIETY The Study Conference of what was once known as the British Evangelical Council but now is called Affinity was held 1-3 February in the High Leigh Conference Centre in Hoddeston with almost 85 partipants. The papers are going to be published. 1] Gordon Wenham is senior […]

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Date February 18, 2005
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Many years ago Sovereign Grace found a young man. The Lord in His ways of saving mercy showed in awakening grace the danger from sin which threatened the soul of this young man. This 20 year old did not know at that time in his life what the Calvinists called restraining grace, that grace the […]

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Date February 17, 2005
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‘When the commandment came, sin revived’ (Romans 7.9) has illustrations in the personal experience of most of us. I remember as a boy walking home from chapel through some public gardens: the wide path had well-kept lawns both sides, and the plain cast-iron notice was pegged in the grass, ‘Keep off the grass’. How one’s […]

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Date February 17, 2005
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“Take my life and let it be, consecrated, Lord, to Thee” is probably Frances Ridley Havergal’s best-known hymn, and it is a fitting summary of her life. It was her whole-hearted devotion to God that characterised everything about her. What we find in her hymns is an expression of her heart’s desire to know Christ […]

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Date February 17, 2005
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On 15 January the induction of the Rev Wyn Hughes took place to the pastorate of the Heath Evangelical Church, Cardiff. 800 people were present from all over Wales and England, North and South Wales being united on this happy occasion. There were apologies for absence, one from the daughter of the first minister of […]

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Date February 8, 2005
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Horatius Bonar (1808-1889) was one of the galaxy of young preachers at the Scottish Disruption period which included other men some of whose books have been reprinted by the Banner of Truth, Andrew Bonar, ‘Rabbi’ Duncan, Robert Murray M’Cheyne, W. C. Burns. Horatius Bonar was a prolific author, but one of his fascinating books has […]

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Date February 8, 2005
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At two day conferences, one in north Wales and one in south Wales, on February 1 and 2 David Meredith of the Free Church of Scotland at Culloden, near Inverness addressed the ministers on the subject of the rise of the ‘Emerging Church.’ The following is a summary of what he said: We are living […]

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Date February 8, 2005
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God blessed me with loving parents who instructed me in good moral principles. My father was a well known businessman in the town where I grew up. I had everything a human being could possibly desire: love, a good family, friends, success at school, health, wealth, and yet as I grew up I was conscious […]

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Date February 4, 2005
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Arthur Stace was a loser, a no-hoper, an alcoholic and completely illiterate. He lived in the streets of Sydney, regarded by many who saw him as a lost cause. One Sunday night in 1932 he entered St Barnabas’ Anglican Church on Broadway, Sydney, and heard the Reverend T. C. Hammond preach the gospel of Jesus […]

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Date February 4, 2005
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Tsunami – the word took on new meaning when the world awoke to one of nature’s most terrifying acts of devastation. Experts tell us that, ‘The earth wobbled on its axis like a flickering top.’ Dr. Tapponier head of Teutonics at the Institute of Physique de Globe said the earthquake deep in the Indian Ocean […]

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Date February 4, 2005
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History is replete with stories of pastors visiting their flocks-none better than Richard Greenham of Dry Drayton in Cambridgeshire in the 16th Century. Henry Holland, his biographer, records that in the afternoons Greenham visited the sick, or walked into the fields “to confer with his neighbours as they were at plough.” In the same century, […]

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Date February 2, 2005
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Herman Bavinck (1854-1921) was the leading theologian of the nineteenth century Dutch Calvinist revival. Studies in English of Bavinck have been sparse, partly because Bavinck’s four-volume magnum opus Gereformeerde Dogmatiek, is only being translated now (volume 2 on “God and Creation” was published in early November), and partly because Bavinck has often been perceived more […]

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Date January 26, 2005
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Over the last number of months, a serious controversy has blown up in Evangelical circles in Britain over the doctrine of penal substitution. At the focus of the controversy is a book, The Lost Message of Jesus, whose principal author is Steve Chalke, a London minister and founder of the Oasis Trust, which, among other […]

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Date January 26, 2005
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When King Artaxerxes detected a sad face on Nehemiah, he asked his Hebrew cupbearer what was making him sad. The question struck fear into Nehemiah, for to appear unhappy before those ancient oriental kings was taken by them as a dishonor to them-a practical indication that they were not as capable of absolute rule, in […]

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Date January 26, 2005
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