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Keep a Close Watch on Yourself and on the Teaching (3)– Al Martin I Timothy 4:16 “Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.” Take heed to yourself that you are growing in grace and maintaining a vital walk with God, by […]

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Date July 13, 2006
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Someone contacted me to say that the town drunk had had a stroke and was in the local hospital. Could I visit him? I have had dealings with him over the years, seen him lain out on a bench in front of the bank dead drunk, an empty wine bottle under the seat, been approached […]

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Date July 13, 2006
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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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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 2:18-20 “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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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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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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