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The Life of John Knox – Iain Murray John Knox was born around 1514 at Haddington. At 12 an unknown book arrived in Scotland, Tyndale’s Bible. Thirty years later the first Scottish martyr was to be burned at St. Andrews. Knox was ordained a priest in the Scottish RC church in 1536. In the 1540s […]

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Date July 11, 2006
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“On Becoming a Better Pastor”– Graham Heaps, Dewsbury Evangelical Church, Yorkshire I am tied to my notes because I have 10 minutes. It is natural to think that years of pastoring make one a better pastor, but is that necessarily so? My son played the violin and practiced for years and yet he failed his […]

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Date July 6, 2006
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Opening Sermon: The letter to Jude-Maurice RobertsI take two texts from the epistle, verse 3, and then the closing verse, “Now unto him who is able to keep you from falling . . .” The work of the minister is both the best and worst work in the world. Best because of what he is […]

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Date June 29, 2006
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It is fifty years since Iain Murray first addressed this conference when the Welsh ministers met with Dr. Lloyd-Jones in Cilgwyn. Geoff Thomas took these notes of the first and third of his addresses. SESSION ONE We gather together burdened with this concern to preach the word of God. What a supreme calling it is […]

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Date June 22, 2006
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Genesis 2:21-23 “So the LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and closed up the place with flesh. Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her […]

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Date June 15, 2006
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Genesis 2:18-20 “The LORD God said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.’ Now the LORD God had formed out of the ground all the beasts of the field and all the birds of the air. He brought them to the man to see […]

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Date May 31, 2006
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I set off for Grand Rapids at 8.25 Monday morning May 15 getting a lift with Eleri, my oldest daughter and a London pastor’s wife, who was driving their five boys to school through London traffic. I waved them all goodbye and bought my Gatwick airport ticket at Cricklewood station. It was a good thing […]

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Date May 31, 2006
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Genesis 2:8-17 “Now the LORD God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed. And the LORD God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground – trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the […]

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Date May 11, 2006
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The last week-end of April in Aberystywth was the occasion of a visit there by Sam Rotman and his wife Deborah, the first time they had been to Wales. Though having sporadically written we have not seen each other for 35 years. Sam came with me to the University Christian Union on Friday night where […]

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Date May 2, 2006
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Genesis 2:4-7 “This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created. When the LORD God made the earth and the heavens – and no shrub of the field had yet appeared on the earth and no plant of the field had yet sprung up, for the LORD God had not […]

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Date April 20, 2006
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We are told in Genesis 2:1-3 “Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array. By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on […]

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Date April 13, 2006
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We are often wisely reminded not to regard Genesis as a textbook on science. Chapter one is not “The Idiot’s Book of Biology” or “Everything You Need to Know About Astronomy” or “Everyman’s Guide to Oceanography” or “A Beginners’ Introduction to Physics” or “Teach Yourself Zoology” or “How to Understand Botany.” Genesis chapter one is […]

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Date March 29, 2006
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There were five stages in the great change. Step one: “Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep” (v.2). Immediately God looks away from the heavens and describes for us the raw state of the newly created earth. Moses, the scribe of God, tells us that the earth […]

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Date March 16, 2006
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Genesis 1:1-5 “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light. God saw that the light was good, […]

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Date March 16, 2006
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At a marriage service Mr. Spurgeon said to the bridegroom, “My dear friend, don’t you begin to feel proud because Paul says that the husband is the head of the wife. Solomon says that ‘a virtuous woman is a crown to her husband;’ and the crown is the top of the head. Still, the governing […]

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Date February 24, 2006
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