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Sermons on the web are no substitute for the hard work that goes into imaginative, sound biblical preaching, but when used properly they can be an aid to the preacher’s development and spiritual growth. by Lugene Schemper Within the past year I’ve read newspaper accounts of two Protestant pastors who were suspended from their pulpits […]

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Date March 1, 2003
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But where is the God of Elijah, while the trade with heaven by our prayers is so very low? Alas for the dead, cold and flat prayers, that so often come from our lips in our day! Among the elders who have through faith obtained a good report, there is none more remarkable than Elijah […]

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Date March 1, 2003
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I became aware for the first time of the hardship of the world, and looked with new eyes on my father’s shabby clothes and anxious expression; that is why memory has held the incident so tenaciously that to this day I could point you to the exact place where his words were spoken, and never […]

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Date February 24, 2003
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Steve described Rick as a quiet, unassuming man who was, however, very vocal about his faith. He said Rick did not miss an opportunity to give glory to God I had the privilege of attending a Steve Green concert on the night of Feb.1, just 12 hours after the loss of Columbia and her crew […]

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Date February 24, 2003
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History is not a concatenation of random events. History is the fulfilling of God’s will and purpose. As I write, it looks as though war with Iraq is inevitable. Whether war will be launched only time will tell and only God knows. It is this latter fact that I would like to reflect upon. Contrary […]

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Date February 24, 2003
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I don’t know the day that it happened. I do know that the power of the immunization of cultural Christianity was broken. I was now infected with the love of God in Christ. by Will Metzger [The third edition of Will Metzger’s book on evangelism, ‘Tell the Truth’ has just been published pervasively rewritten (IVP, […]

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Date February 19, 2003
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When all is said and done, when life has ended and we are all gathered into the presence of our blessed Saviour, what will really matter? I mean, really, truly matter. by David Cassells Although the life of Samuel Rutherford is immensely stimulating and highly rewarding to study, neither the space nor nature of this […]

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Date February 19, 2003
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There is still a great deal of work that needs to be done. It is their hope that others will seriously give consideration to the possibility of supporting this activity through the EMF by Daniel Webber The European Missionary Fellowship’s renewed involvement in literature work commenced in 1996 with ‘Editorial Peregrino’ in Spain. Since then […]

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Date February 19, 2003
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The trip was such a wonderful experience that I did not know if I was still on the earth or with the Lord Franco Maggiotto is a reformed preacher in Italy who at one time was a Roman priest. Then one day as he was taking the mass, and verses from the letter to the […]

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Date February 11, 2003
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Love, marriage, sex, and children – that really is God’s plan and order and is our happiness as creatures made in His image and redeemed and recreated by His Son. by William Smith Tis the month for thoughts to turn to love and the things will follow from love. To be sure the order observed […]

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Date February 11, 2003
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Being sensible that I am unable to do anything without God’s help, I do humbly entreat him by his grace to enable me to keep these Resolutions, so far as they are agreeable to his will, for Christ’s sake. Remember to read over these Resolutions once a week. 1. Resolved, that I will do whatsoever […]

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Date February 11, 2003
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Sometimes loving a denomination requires you to fight. by J. I. Packer In June 2002, the synod of the Anglican Diocese of New Westminster authorized its bishop to produce a service for blessing same-sex unions, to be used in any parish of the diocese that requests it. A number of synod members walked out to […]

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Date January 27, 2003
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The Daily Telegraph reported the following on 3rd January: “The room is festooned with balloons that go far beyond the usual seasonal displays. Outside, yards of bunting drape across the guttering. A “Welcome Back Ian” poster is pinned to a noticeboard. “Just over three weeks ago, Stillman, who is deaf and diabetic and walks with […]

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Date January 27, 2003
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Our Brazil conference (FIEL) record attendance of 1,386, with very little publicity, was certainly from above. That the number attending this year’s conference in Mozambique nearly doubled was an encouragement to all involved. We are praising Him for the addition to our Brazilian staff of Tiago, a young lawyer that came to the Lord through […]

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Date January 23, 2003
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Are we at such a low point that the law sees an unhappy existence as a good enough reason for a premature death? by MICK HUME (writing in The Thunderer column in the Times) "The notion of flying off to the Alps to "get away from it all" could be about to take on a […]

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Date January 22, 2003
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