Tag Archives: Christ

Scottish Referendum: the Good News, the Hope and the Fear

From the Vicarage As I write, the Scottish vote on independence will be held tomorrow. The polls today show the gap between yes and no stands at 4%, which is too close to call. By the time you read this, … Continue reading

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When risk and reward replace duty and love

The UK was once marked by a spirit of duty under God and love.  Men and women would go to great lengths to do the right thing for others, even at great personal cost.  This spirit has been replaced in … Continue reading

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Spurgeon on a living a Christ centred life.

Every prayer, every sermon, every waking moment, every dream, all of life must be saturated with Christ.  Here’s C.H. Spurgeon’s thoughts on preaching and living the Christ-centred life: See to it then, beloved, that you never pray a prayer which … Continue reading

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West Bromwich: lessons from Jonah on mission

This is a transcript of a 10 minute talk I gave on Monday 9th May at a West Bromwich churches prayer meeting, UNITE. How many of us know the stories of Gladys Aylward or Jackie Pullinger? Both women really wanted … Continue reading

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Libya: Why democracy alone can’t work

The modern belief that democracy alone will solve the problems of undemocratic nations is naïve and overly simplistic. We need to understand western history to discover what made democracy work the way it does in the USA and Europe. The … Continue reading

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Why do Christians love Christ?

It’s Christmas. Some people will ask, “What is all the fuss about? What’s so special about a baby in a manger?” 19th Century preacher C.H. Spurgeon gives us a few great reasons. He also says what a real Christian is: … Continue reading

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10 ways in which God in Christ is a God of love #2

This is the second of Ebenezer Erskine’s points on how God in Christ as a God of love. 2. God in Christ is a promising God; and does not this say that he is a God of love? God abstractly … Continue reading

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