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It is an unusual privilege to stand before you today (November 12, 2005), at the 40th anniversary of my commencing my ministry in this church. In some ways it is like being present at one’s own funeral service! Certainly it is a foretaste of that event, as family and friends have gathered here from far […]

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Date November 17, 2005
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The Evangelical Press have been organising annual conferences in Russia for the past six years, and this year John Currid the professor of Old Testament in Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, and myself were invited to be the two speakers in St Petersburg. I flew there from Birmingham via Frankfurt along with John Norris, an […]

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Date November 15, 2005
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It is time for a little stir about worship, isn’t it? We have had Iain Murray’s booklet, The Psalter – the Only Hymnal? (Banner of Truth) which rejects exclusive psalmody for the New Covenant Church. Now we have this 250 page book, Old Light on New Worship, Musical Instruments and the Worship of God. A […]

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Date October 20, 2005
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On Wednesday October 5 the Roman Catholic bishops of England, Wales and Scotland published a document called The Gift of Scripture which warned Roman Catholics not to expect total accuracy from the Bible. They seized, for example, on the first eleven chapters of Genesis and insisted that these were not historical, and then they condemned […]

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Date October 12, 2005
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“Christ loved the church” (v.25) says Paul. The verb is in the past tense. He is not speaking of his present love (though he does love us today) but of an attitude the Son of God once displayed in things he accomplished. So many of the great verses in the Bible on the love of […]

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Date October 11, 2005
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During my days in Kenya this past summer I spent hours with a converted Somali Moslem named Mohamed. He served me in innumerable ways, unobtrusively, sacrificially, humorously and imaginatively. He was a refugee from Somalia escaping from the civil war in that land. When he first was invited to discussion groups with other Somali men […]

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Date September 27, 2005
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The word of God says, “Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Saviour. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in […]

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Date September 27, 2005
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The scene Mark describes in his gospel of the soldiers mocking our Lord has become a sad feature of our world today. There is a certain peace-keeping force in one country and the local population is angry. There are snipers and car-bombs and ambushes. Suspects are arrested and put in prison and the guards get […]

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Date September 27, 2005
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My friend the national children’s work coordinator of the Presbyterian Church in Wales writes to me to announce a “Creating a Powerpoint Presentation” Saturday Conference. It will be “A practical session to create a finished PowerPoint presentation” and costs £10 including a two course lunch. You will need to bring a laptop and your Microsoft […]

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Date September 22, 2005
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It seems to me there are three principal ways in which we can deny the Lord; i] First, it is possible to deny him first of all by explicit and forthright denial This is the kind of denial of which Peter was guilty here. In other words, there is a straightforward question, “Do you know […]

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Date September 13, 2005
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Peter’s denial in the courtyard is the most infamous incident in his life. What could have prevented it? The answer to that question is very simple. If Peter had heeded the words of Jesus he would not have fallen. If Peter had prayed, and if he had watched he would not have denied his Lord […]

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Date September 13, 2005
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The structure of the Aberystwyth Conference is unique. After the prayer meetings (which begin at 9.15) are over the crowds numbering 1200 people gather in the Great Hall of the University for the 11.00 main meeting. There is just one preaching session for the whole morning and that is the conference address. Everything hangs on […]

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Date August 18, 2005
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The Aberystwyth Conference of the Evangelical Movement of Wales always occurs in the second week of August. It is the primary preaching week for the church in Wales and daunting enough for the five men who preach each evening in the lonely centre of the stage of the Great Hall of the University to 1200 […]

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Date August 16, 2005
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We went to the Kijiji township one July morning at 8.45. Kijiji is one of the slums that are dotted across Nairobi and this is medium sized for this vast city where half a million people live; it is about a mile and a half from Trinity Baptist Church. Hannah Ebrahim the 19 year old […]

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Date August 12, 2005
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A brief spotlight was turned on Africa at the beginning of July. The G8 leaders (of the United States, Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, Canada and Russia) assembled in Gleneagles to discuss Africa, climate change and that sort of thing. The Live 8 concert for 200,000 in Hyde Park, intended to attract attention to poverty […]

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Date August 9, 2005
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