Two that Were “Of God”

Have you ever wondered why Matthew begins with the genealogy of Christ but Luke includes it after the baptism of Christ? Matthew writes to a Jewish audience with a key goal of convincing his readers of the rightful claim of Jesus Christ to the throne of Israel. He also writes, of course, to demonstrate that […]

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The Resurrection-The Litmus Test of True Faith

Nearly everyone will celebrate Christmas in some fashion. Most religious people will acknowledge during the Christmas season the birth of a baby named Jesus. Very rarely will you hear of someone arguing the birth of Jesus. Many will recognise Jesus on the cross. The cross, with Jesus portrayed on it or not, receives recognition in […]

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Waiting for Revival

Here are some comments on preparing and waiting for revival by Arthur Augustus Reese: Some short-sighted people imagine that because as yet there has been no great noise amongst us, nothing has been accomplished-but has the farmer done nothing when he has tilled the ground, and sowed the seed? Are all prayers lost that are […]

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Ultimate Preaching Rules

I have been having a digital clear out this spring of nearly two decades of collected material. One file was labelled “Ultimate Preaching Rules”. I did not write them and have no idea where I found them, but they made me smile. I thought some others might enjoy them too: Ultimate Preaching Rules According to […]

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Special Music by Ashleigh and Rebekah

Tonight was a very proud moment for me as a father and pastor. My daughter, Ashleigh (8) and one of her friends in the church, Rebekah (7), sang a special in church. They have been practising for weeks and have asked repeatedly if they could sing together. Ashleigh and Rebekah were saved at a similar […]

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Cubits, Curtains, Sockets and the Mercy Seat

Do you ever sit down and open a set of architects drawings and read them for enjoyment? Have you have opened the local phone directory and started reading the names to relax? No. Neither have I. Unfortunately this is the way some people approach their reading of certain parts of the Bible. I am currently […]

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Why Christian Workers to the UK Struggle to Raise Support – 2 of 2

Yesterday I began a post on why Christian workers struggle to raise support and get to the UK. As I prepared to write the post I took an unofficial survey of some missionaries I know and asked them what struggles they faced in raising support to come and work here. Most of the responses included […]

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Why Christian Workers to the UK Struggle to Raise Support -1 of 2

Recently I wrote an article on why the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland still needs foreign Christian workers. Thankfully many still labour here and others are on their way. However, almost universally they are facing obstacles. Having corresponded with several Christian workers in the UK they surprised me with the similarities in […]

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Walking in the Word – 3

In two previous posts I have briefly written about how the Bible is our basis for our knowledge of God, how important the Bible is and why we can trust it. Now I want to continue by discussing more about what the Bible is. This is important as often what we get out of something […]

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Church Member #37

I would like to introduce you to the 37th member of Brimpton Baptist Church, Charles. Charles is not a new member who recently joined, in fact, his membership seems to have ended sometime before 1875. He joined the church by baptism, which means he mostly likely heard the Gospel from the founding minister of this […]

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