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Worship or Entertainment?

Where will your church be five or ten years from now? With the adoption of contemporary music worship, many have already changed beyond recognition. Yet more will do so.

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The Immeasurable, Personal Love of Christ to His People

It is an astonishing concept for us that Christ Jesus the Lord of glory, the second person of the Trinity, should dearly love his people. Here is an opportunity for us just to skim the surface of that mighty, unspeakable love.

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The Unique Virtues of Sunday Schools

Sunday schools, when operated with vision, vigour and evangelistic purpose, achieve great things, and their distinctive virtues ought to be appreciated and extolled. Like no other agency they enable us to reach a large part of the rising generation, and to draw children and teenagers to the Saviour.

Indeed, whether or not a congregation contains young people saved from the neighbourh...

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Six Reasons Why Christ Rose From The Dead

‘For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead’
(John 20.9).

In the verse quoted above there is a small but vital word that is the foundation of this short article – the word must. It means that the resurrection was binding, or obligatory, as we shall see. Early on the first day of the week Peter and John were alerted b...

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Will Believers Pass Through The Judgement?

‘For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad’ (2 Corinthians 5.10).

Will believers be included at the judgement seat of Christ? Will their sins be open and visible before all? Is there a moment of horror to come after death, even for the redeemed? Scripture...

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Are The Architects Of New Morality Affected By Conscience?

As we are all aware, we live at a time when a ‘new society’ is under construction, with new thinking and an entirely new morality. A massive revolution has been under way for years. God has been dismissed and most traditional morality trampled upon and scorned. There is, of course, no place for God’s revelation, for that is seen as a ridiculous basis for the structure of society.

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The Pilgrim Concept

The Bible is full of pilgrimage. The eleventh chapter of Hebrews speaks among others of Abel, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, who are described as ‘strangers and pilgrims on the earth’. ‘Strangers’ literally means foreigners, people of a different culture and language. ‘Pilgrims’ are

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Rational or Ecstatic Worship? The Second Broken Principle

The second major deviation from biblical principles in contemporary worship is that it promotes a substitute for rational worship which we call ecstatic worship. The Lord requires that

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Mutual Debts in Marriage

The apostle Paul is responding to questions that had been asked him by the church of Corinth. We see this in his words: 'Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.' One of the questions evidently was, 'Is it best not to marry?' Perhaps another was,

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Spiritual Joy

When the Holy Spirit first works in our lives, he does not communicate joy, but sorrow. He stirs our complacent and indifferent hearts, giving a deep sense of spiritual bankruptcy and need, and enabling us to see ourselves as we would never choose to do – as condemned sinners in the sight of God.

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Spiritual or Aesthetic Worship? The First Broken Principle

The ‘contemporary Christian music’ style of worship has now captured countless congregations of every theological hue throughout the world, though not without many

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Remedies for Problems in Prayer

Let us take a family of problems, such as lack of assurance, coldness in prayer, little sense of God, and small desire to pray. For a solution we may go to that most famous of texts for troubled minds – Isaiah 50.10.

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