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November 23, 2016

Lessons from 3 John: get to gospel work. -Douglas O’Donnell- Near the end of the first century, the apostle John faced opposition to apostolic authority and testimony. In a church in Asia Minor, a Christian leader named Diotrephes strayed off course. He was not teaching false doctrine. He was not Read More...

I’m too afraid to evangelise!

March 16, 2016

-Matt Cole- In my last article we looked at five ways a person who is not gifted as an evangelist can have an impact on the unbelievers in their life with the gospel. In this article I want to look a bit more closely at the fear factor in Read More...

Evangelism for the ‘non-Evangelist’

February 4, 2016

-Matt Cole- So you love the Lord and you desperately want to see your unsaved friends and family members turn to Jesus. Yet you’re not gifted as an evangelist…or as a preacher or a theologian. What, therefore, can you do? Does that mean that you are helpless to reach your unsaved loved ones Read More...

Perfect prize

June 23, 2015

Many Christians underestimate what Christ won on the cross. -Mark Powell- A few years ago now my brother-in- law pulled me aside and asked me privately about a question he had been struggling with for quite some time. He said, “I know that Jesus died on the cross to take away our sins and Read More...

Piercing the heart

June 19, 2015

Calvin’s warm heart is on full display in his preaching. -Peter Moore- Over the years, portraits of John Calvin have often been painted in strange hues. Because of the intellectual rigour of Calvin’s Institutes, its author has often been caricatured as a cold hearted dogmatist. But Read More...

Out of tune

June 12, 2015

Why a debate over a hymn proves central to Christianity. -Gordon Coleman- When Mary Louise Bringle, chairwoman of the Presbyterian Church (USA)’s Committee on Congregational Song, undertook to write an article in The Christian Century about impending publication of a new denominational Read More...

Awake indeed!

June 1, 2015

Revival renews not only the church but the world -Stuart Piggin- ‘Tis not unlikely that this work of God’s Spirit, that is so extraordinary and wonderful, is the dawning, or at least a prelude, of that glorious work of God, so often foretold in Scripture, which in the progress and issue of Read More...

God’s self-portrait

June 1, 2015

The 10 Commandments teach us much more than how to behave -Gordon Coleman- “A sermon series on the Ten Commandments? Why would you do that?” I looked to see if he was joking, but I could tell from the look on my friend’s face that he was deadly serious: “What possible benefit could there Read More...

So help me, God

May 29, 2015

Preaching is too important to prepare unaided. -Peter Owen- There it is again. That sinking, anxious feeling in my guts. I’ve had it every week over decades of preaching. Sunday’s a comin’. I’m called again to preach from God’s holy Word to God’s holy Church. “Not many of you Read More...