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JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH IN THE THEOLOGY OF NORMAN SHEPHERD Although Shepherd makes use of much orthodox terminology, I argue that he has articulated a doctrine of justification that is persistently ambiguous and that redefines the relationship of faith and works in a way at odds with the traditional, biblical doctrine by Dr. David Van Drunen […]

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Date October 3, 2002
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A WORD TO ORGANISTS The main parts of a Christian public worship service are simply the Word of God and prayer – the Divine instruction and initiative, and the human responseby D.L. Van Halesma Every pastor, organist, choir member, and worshiper has his views about church music. These views may be mere reactions to the […]

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Date October 3, 2002
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by Dr Fred Malone [For my wife Debbie in the trial of cancer] Introduction A time of suffering is a personal privilege with so many prayers and concerns. We appreciate it and feel it. But Debbie and I feel so many of you have and are going though greater trials than we have yet to […]

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Date October 3, 2002
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REMEMBERING ‘THESE FORTY YEARS’ It is interesting to consider how the Lord was at work through individuals in several countries during the 1950s to bring about the recovery of the doctrines of grace and the setting up of a conference which was to have such a crucial influence on the worldwide spread of the Reformed […]

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Date October 1, 2002
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HOW SHALL WE THEN WORSHIP? The greatest threat to the unity of Reformed evangelicals may not be our doctrinal differences but the possibility that we may be approaching a situation in which some may not be willing or able to worship together by William H. Smith Several years ago two of my sons moved to […]

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Date October 1, 2002
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THE CHRISTIAN INSTITUTE Christians should speak out on these public issues because we know that God’s way is the best way – even for people who have no belief in God Back in 1988 a small group of Christians met near Loch Rannoch to discuss many concerns including an ambitious proposal from Colin Hart and […]

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Date October 1, 2002
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THE GOSPEL IN SIBERIA 2002: PROGRESS AND PROBLEMS by Roger Weil My journey to Siberia this year lasted two and a half weeks taking in four main centres, Nizhnivartovsk, Tiumen, Tobolsk and Nyagan. My thanks to those of you who prayed for me along the way, thus enabling me to bring help and encouragement to […]

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Date September 27, 2002
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TRUTH WORTH LIVING FOR AND PROCLAIMING I am deeply disappointed to see that the denominational officialdom and many dear brothers through the years surrendering their minds and wills to this all-inclusive mess of pottage. The Rev. Dr. Ben Wilkinson, one of the original ministers of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), has issued a statement […]

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Date September 27, 2002
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MAN’S RAGE, GOD’S PRAISE the important thing for us to do is not to consult our own reactions, emotional or otherwise, on this anniversary, but to bring this event before God by William H. Smith It’s too early to tell whether September 11, 2001, will prove to be “the day that changed America.” But there […]

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Date September 27, 2002
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THE QUEEN’S JUBILEE Fifty years is a long time, and much has happened since our Queen came to the throne. Indeed, the world that existed then has passed away. by DAVID N. SAMUEL [An address given at the Annual Assembly of the Church of England (Continuing) on 6th July 2002] IN the hall of the […]

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Date September 24, 2002
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MY DEBT TO J.C.RYLE "I have yet to learn that there is a single passage in Scripture which teaches that a literal perfection, a complete and entire freedom from sin, in thought, or word, or deed, is attainable, or ever has been attained, by any child of Adam in this world." by Stan K. Evers […]

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Date September 24, 2002
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In 1920 and 1921 Arthur Pink was engaged in an itinerant ministry in California preaching to hundreds of people in various locations, often in a tent, and meeting up with some of the leading Plymouth Brethren Bible teachers of his day, including Harry Ironside. He wrote faithfully to his friend I.C. Herendeen of Swengel, PA. […]

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Date September 24, 2002
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THE DAY GOD OBEYED A MAN The LORD fought for Israel that day and the army of the Alliance was thrown into panic and disordered retreat. As they fled, the LORD also sent down the hailstones on the fleeing soldiers, and more were killed by hailstones than by Joshua’s army.  by William Smith Old Testament […]

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Date September 17, 2002
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REFLECTIONS ON TONY CAMPOLO’S VISIT TO SARNIA Sovereign Grace Community Church, Sarnia, Ontario by Kirk Wellum One Saturday I attended a gathering at the Sarnia Sports and Entertainment Centre billed as "Fire Up Your Faith: An Evening With Tony Campolo". This was an event put on by a number of Sarnia and Area churches and […]

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Date September 17, 2002
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TOM WRIGHT ON CONVERSION Sovereign Grace Community Church, Sarnia, Ontario by Brian Robinson While browsing through the Indigo Book Store, I came across a book by New Testament scholar NT Wright entitled "What Saint Paul Really Said – Was Paul the Real Founder of Christianity?" Tom Wright is Canon Theologian at Westminster Abbey and SPCK […]

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Date September 17, 2002
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TWO DIFFERENT PEOPLE COMING TO CHRIST In our coming to Christ we too are all different. No two conversions are the same. All have been converted in different ways.by Neil Richards On the closing evening of the Aberystwyth Conference Neil Richards, a retired minister and member of the Caergwrle Evangelical Church in North Wales, preached […]

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Date September 4, 2002
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THE LIBERAL CASE FOR RESTORING THE DEATH PENALTY After years of being forced on the back foot by all this nonsense, it is time for those of us who believe in the humanitarian case for capital punishment to strike backby Neil Clark A particularly barbaric murder of two ten-year old girls in a small town […]

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Date September 4, 2002
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THE GLORY OF GOD IN SALVATION So with us, we can come into the orbit of the gospel but be unmotivated by God’s glory, from what we are reading in or hearing from the word.by Dr. Eryl Davies [Dr. Eryl Davies, the principal of the Bryntirion Evangelical College of Wales, Bridgend, gave the four morning […]

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Date September 4, 2002
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FAITH IS A GIFT OF GOD Fall flat before Christ, cast yourself upon him and rest upon him completely. He can support you for ever. Faith looks to Jesus Christ as he is indeed the Son of God, as he is indeed perfect, sinless, and true man.by Geoff Thomas By this phrase "faith in Jesus […]

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Date September 4, 2002
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GOD DOESN’T ALWAYS SAY YES TO WHAT WE ASK FOR He stood there, mouth agape, staring in amazement by Baruch Maoz, Israel Some weeks back, Sasha, an Elder in the church, had completed evening devotions with his 6 year old son, Daniel. The subject was unanswered prayer, and it occurred to him to ask his […]

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Date August 30, 2002
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LOOKING FOR LEADERS Now how should you go about nominating and electing those who will serves leaders of our congregation? You need to know two things: First, what are these men called to do? Second, what qualifications are they required to possess? by William H. Smith We as a church are looking for leaders. One […]

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Date August 30, 2002
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THE IMMEASUREABLE LOVE OF GOD It is clear from Scripture that God loves His elect people unconditionally. The Lord does not discover loveliness in us and find Himself attracted to us because of that, but rather by His sanctifying grace He deposits loveliness in us. by William HarrellThe immeasurable, unchangeable, and unconditional love of God […]

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Date August 30, 2002
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TURN! O TURN! WHY WILL YOU DIE he had no pleasure in the death of the wicked but that the wicked turned from their evil ways and lived, for why should the wicked die? by Achille Blaize [Achille Blaize is the pastor of Grace Baptist Church, Gurney Road, London E15 1SL (www.gbcsl.org). He preached at […]

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Date August 30, 2002
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CALLED TO SERVE There was the sunshine of God’s grace and it was preached by Isaiah as no other prophet preached it by Stuart Olyott At the annual Evangelical Movement of Wales Conference in Aberystwyth in August 2002 this opening message on "Called to Serve" was given by Professor Stuart Olyott of the Evangelical Theological […]

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Date August 25, 2002
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DISCOVERING CHRIST The human aspiration is to seek and find in many walks of life. How doomed is any civilisation which has lost that search. by Meirion Thomas [Meirion Thomas is the minister of Malpas Road Evangelical Church in Newport, South Wales, and on the Tuesday evening of the Evangelical Movement of Wales Conference in […]

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Date August 25, 2002
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