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CHRISTIANITY AND EDUCATION The early Christians believed in basic teaching for every church member, whether a child or a new convertby David Feddes Jesus and most of his early followers were Jewish. Many Jewish families emphasized education and wanted their sons to learn a trade in order to earn a living, as well as learning […]

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Date August 13, 2002
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CHRISTIAN HOPE IN DEATH "What benefits do believers receive from Christ at death? The souls of believers are at death made perfect in holiness, and do immediately pass into glory, and their bodies, being still united to Christ, do rest in their graves till the resurrection."by Geoff Thomas What are the common characteristic views of […]

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Date August 13, 2002
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DEATH IS A DEPARTURE The greatest reason the apostle believed in life after death was his never to be forgotten encounter with the risen Lord Jesus Christ as he was on his way to arrest and imprison followers of Jesus Christby Geoff Thomas Paul saw death as a ‘departure’ (Philippians 1:23). He does not see […]

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Date August 13, 2002
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HEAVEN IS BEING WITH CHRIST Heaven means Jesus Christ, that is, being with Jesus. That is the only heaven there is. It is Christ’s home and he is never away from his home for a moment. by Geoff Thomas Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones was often asked why we are not told more in the New Testament […]

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Date August 13, 2002
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CALVIN’S INSTITUTES AFFECTING SICILY TODAY That night my heart was full of love for the Lord, but also a new feeling, more specific, had filled my heart; love and pain for those souls that live in sin and away from Him by Roberto S. Torre At the end of 1992 the Lord Jesus called Roberto […]

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Date August 9, 2002
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BALANCING THE NEED TO EVANGELISE AND BUILD IN POLAND I strongly believe that in our daily work in the church we cannot forget about what we have. Most important are the people by Wieslaw Kamyszek When we read in the Book of the Acts of the Apostles, chapter 2 and verses 41 to 47 we […]

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Date August 9, 2002
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BANNER OF TRUTH MINISTERS’ CONFERENCE, LEICESTER, APRIL 2002 Some 370 men, from a variety of countries, listened to a fascinating account of the progress of this annual gathering, which began in a modest way by Frank. J. Orna-Ornstein The Rev. Iain H. Murray gave the opening address, "Forty Years on – 1962-2002", at this year’s […]

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Date August 9, 2002
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THE PLACE OF PREACHING "Has the time come for our view of the importance of preaching to be revised downward?" by Bill Smith At the opening convocation of my seminary in 1969 Dr. Ralph Turnbull addressed the topic Should Preaching Be Denigrated? One of the things that got my attention was that, to my knowledge, […]

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Date August 4, 2002
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THE PERILS AND VALUES OF READING The greatest of dangers is to play off intellectual culture against spiritual fervour – we need them both by Geraint Fielder There are two verses in the New Testament which highlight the battle for the mind of man; a battle which was going on in the days of the […]

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Date August 4, 2002
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SEVEN YEARS IN PINEDA DE MAR, SPAIN by Diego Guirao It has been seven years (though it seems like only yesterday) since my family and I arrived in Pineda de Mar, with the hope of serving the Lord in this work, together with Bernard Coster’s family and some brethren. We continue the work with that […]

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Date August 4, 2002
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THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF ARTHUR PINK "Pink taught me truths that have become a sure foundation for my life, for the absolute supremacy of God is of great practical importance"by Harold Gibson When the death of Arthur W Pink took place on the 15th July 1952 few people then could have imagined […]

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Date July 22, 2002
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SHOULDN’T WE EVANGELISE INSTEAD OF ARGUING ABOUT THEOLOGY? It is one thing for us to seek prayerfully to be faithful to the character and proper place of the Great Commission. It is quite another for us to exaggerate its place while diminishing its contentby William Harrell The cry going up increasingly in the Presbyterian Church […]

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Date July 22, 2002
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HOMOSEXUALITY – A Biblical Approach [This is the skeleton of the courageous lecture Paul Mallard gave at the Easter FIEC Conference at Pwllheli in 2002. It was heard with great profit.] I. Introduction Some would prefer not to study this subject (I) A Matter of Taste – traditional Christian reticence to deal with this subject […]

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Date July 22, 2002
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MANY SOLDIERS HEAR OF CHRIST Paul is arrested and taken to Rome and there he meets soldier after soldier. Speaking to them and writing letters becomes his major ministry by Geoff Thomas One of the most surprising stories of evangelistic success in the early church is recounted in the first chapter of Paul’s letter to […]

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Date July 11, 2002
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ATTENDANCE OF CHILDREN IN PUBLIC WORSHIP SERVICES. The church is not exempt from responsibility: we should declare with David the fear of the Lord to the children of the church, and seek to manifest the same tender regard for them, and insight into their upbringing, as Christ and his apostles by JEREMY WALKER "Come, you […]

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Date July 11, 2002
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