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Yearly Archives: 2015

This is the final week of the Banner mini-documentary release. These short documentaries (about 5-6 minutes each) are designed to inform you, or to remind you, about the work of the Banner of Truth Trust. Is there more to the Banner than books? What makes a Banner conference unique? What is the Banner Bookfund? Watch […]

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Date May 8, 2015
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An extract from Chapter 7 of From the Mouth of God: Trusting, Reading, and Applying the Bible, by Sinclair B. Ferguson.1 About one third of the New Testament is made up of Letters, thirteen of them written by Paul, three by John, two by Peter, one each by James and Jude, and one other anonymously […]

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Date May 8, 2015
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The news came to us late last year. A beloved brother and friend in our Hudson Taylor Ministries family in China had passed away. His name was Ma Zhi Jia. We knew him affectionately as ‘Brother Ma’. The news of his death came as a very big surprise to all of us. There were many […]

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Date May 6, 2015
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In the 1600’s a special relationship developed between John Owen (1616-1683), and John Bunyan (1628-1688). Although they were both English Puritans, there were some striking differences between the two men. And yet they were good friends. You might call them the Puritan odd couple. Bunyan had little education. He spent time in the army, and […]

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Date May 5, 2015
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. . . that by them you fight the good fight, keeping faith and a good conscience (1 Timothy 1:18, 19). Asahel Nettleton was born on April 21, 1783, in North Killingworth, Connecticut, the second born of six children and the eldest son. Nettleton’s parents were professors of true religion and attended the local Congregational […]

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Date May 1, 2015
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This is week two of three, where we have been unveiling three short mini-documentaries (about 5-6 minutes long each) to inform you, or to remind you, about the work of the Banner of Truth Trust. What makes a Banner book? How does preaching encourage reading? Watch the video below to find the answer to these […]

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Date April 30, 2015
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The closing words of the gospel of Matthew consist of the last words spoken by the resurrected Son of God. The farewell was not tearful. What Christ said was breathtaking. Our Lord gave them an extraordinary challenge mapping out what was to be the future of all these disciples. His commission was couched in terms […]

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Date April 29, 2015
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In 1524, Desiderius Erasmus, probably the foremost classical scholar in Europe, published a little book with the title Diatribe sue collatio de libero arbitrio (‘Discussion concerning free will’). Erasmus wrote the book to distance himself from the teachings of Martin Luther that were setting Europe ablaze and challenging the foundations of the papacy. Erasmus was […]

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Date April 27, 2015
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Over the next three weeks we will be unveiling three short mini-documentaries (about 5-6 minutes long each) to inform you, or to remind you, about the work of the Banner of Truth Trust. How did the work of the Banner begin? Who were its founders? What exactly is a ‘Trust’? Watch the video below to […]

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Date April 24, 2015
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A review by Dr Stephen Westcott of John Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion, translated by Robert White.1 After a long history of publishing Reformation, Puritan, and later Calvinistic books ‘Banner’ have returned to Reformed foundations by issuing this edition of John Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion. This work, above any other, laid the […]

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Date April 24, 2015
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Over the next three weeks we will be unveiling three short mini-documentaries (about 5-6 minutes long each) to inform you, or to remind you, about the work of the Banner of Truth Trust. How did the work of the Banner begin? Who were its founders? What exactly is a ‘Trust’? Watch the video below to […]

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Date April 24, 2015
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God used the Apostle Paul on his third missionary journey, around A.D. 58, to plant the church in Ephesus, in the Roman province of Asia Minor, modern day western Turkey. Ephesus was a fruitful church which God used to plant many other churches in the region. Mighty societal impact resulted from the Holy Spirit coming […]

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Date April 22, 2015
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We are living in days when there seems to be a flat calm on the church scene in the United Kingdom. How can we explain the current situation? We may find an answer to this by considering church history. Some people would regard times of peace and quiet as desirable and times of controversy as […]

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Date April 20, 2015
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A review by Ian S. Barter of Amy Carmichael: ‘Beauty for Ashes’ – A Biography by Iain H. Murray.1 The name of Amy Carmichael will always be associated with The Dohnavur Fellowship that she founded in the south of India more than 100 years ago. In 1895 at the age of 27 she arrived in […]

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Date April 17, 2015
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Pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17). Jeremiah Lanphier was born in upstate New York in 1809 and moved to the city of New York as a young man where he engaged in the mercantile industry. In 1845 he was converted as he heard the preaching of the gospel at the Broadway Tabernacle, a church built […]

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Date April 10, 2015
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