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How do we overcome by faith in the evil day? What was the experience of David in Psalm 13. There are only six verses in this psalm, and it opens in this way, “How long, O LORD? Will you forget me for ever? How long will you hide your face from me? How long must […]

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Date February 24, 2006
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“Some women were watching from a distance,” (v.40) Mark begins, and you might think that these were a group of curious onlookers, horrified by what they saw and so standing at a distance, but still constrained to see what was happening. They were ‘watching’, we are told, and that word is instructive. In several of […]

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Date February 14, 2006
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We often hear the observation that those who accept the Bible as the Word of God frequently differ from one other in their interpretations so . . . “what is anyone to believe?” It is true that we do not all agree about everything, and that that accounts in large measure for the rise of […]

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Date January 31, 2006
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There were 130 people present at the annual Carey Conference in January. There was much said that was helpful and the session at which delegates from different parts of the world spoke of the work that they were doing was particularly moving. Each conference needs one session in which a new dimension of the Word […]

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Date January 24, 2006
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The Westminster Conference met for the first time after fifty years in a new venue at Friends House, London 2005. About 230 were present, mostly men. The first paper on the morning of December 13 was on “MARTIN LUTHER AND THE ‘BONDAGE OF THE WILL.'” The paper was given by George Curry of Newcastle who […]

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Date December 15, 2005
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Andy Ball the pastor of the Netley Christian Fellowship in Southampton began the second day of the Westminster Conference on December 14th with an address on “The Puritans and the Divine Call to Preach.” (the chairman was Principal Philip Evesham) “THE PURITANS AND THE DIVINE CALL TO PREACH†Many Puritans wrote on this subject. In […]

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Date December 15, 2005
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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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