A Honeymoon Story

Ingles – Robbinsville NC Fourteen years ago. Before the children. Before serving the Lord in Northern Ireland, Sunderland, and Brimpton. Before I taught classes in Emmanuel Baptist Bible School, Bethesda Bible School, the Theological College of North Staffordshire and the Brimpton Baptist Bible Institute. Before being on deputation and furlough 3 times. Before all that, […]

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Colossians – To the Growing (Colossians 1:9-11, Part 1)

Paul wrote to the saints at Colosse as faithful brethren, but also growing Christians. I want to look at Paul’s description of these growing believers in two ways: 1. Knowing God’s Will. 2. Doing God’s Will.  Knowing God’s Will One of the men who visited our church in Brimpton a couple of times grew prize-winning […]

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My Times in Your Hands

“My times are in thy hand…” – Psalm 31:15 David trusted God with each day, and with all his days. The individual days and the collected days of his life he knew rested in God’s hands. David, who had been a somewhat forgotten son but chosen of God and anointed by His prophet. David, who […]

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Fickle Fans of Football (Or Shallow Supporters of Soccer)

“13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, 14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” – (Philippians 3:13–14) Depending on where you are […]

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Colossians – To the Faithful (Colossians 1:2-8)

Paul begins his letter to Colossae by encouraging the saints where they had stood strong. Paul addresses his readers as saints and faithful brethren. Though they faced spiritual struggles, he did not doubt their salvation.  Saints The believers at Colossians had formed a local fellowship of followers of Christ. Paul calls them saints. They were […]

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Colossians – The People and the Place (Colossians 1:1)

Colossae, a somewhat insignificant city in what is now south-west Turkey, situated on a rocky ledge overlooking the Lycus valley, held no insignificant believers. God does not abandon any of His children to the wiles of the Devil, but always sends help in their time of need.  When Paul wrote to the church at Colossae […]

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Moving to the USA

After prayerfully seeking God’s will for our family, and taking counsel from trusted friends we are now resting in the certainty that the Lord would have us make a permanent move to the USA. This has not been an easy decision, nor one taken in haste. In the past we have given consideration to such a […]

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Protecting Our Daughters from the Weinsteins of the World

It is impossible to avoid the news that Harvey Weinstein has been manipulating and intimidating people around him for decades in order to assault, rape and then cover up his evils.  What I’m sharing here, is what I teach my daughters and my hope is that it might prevent them being victims of similar styles […]

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Upheld

On Friday, at our new youth club, I continued to teach the children on the theme of footsteps of faith. So far we have learned about Proverbs 4:26, Psalm 37:23 and this week we moved on to Psalm 37:24.  A quote by Spurgeon really helped me, and though it was a little long for a […]

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Mocked

“Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.” – Proverbs 20:1 “Wine in the Bible is basically grape juice.”  “Strong drink is worse than wine.” “The way it’s made makes the difference.”  “God told Israel to buy “strong drink”.  “Is it a Christian liberty?” “Does it mean to […]

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