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Fellowship of Word and Spirit – main talk 1

These are my scant notes (there was also a handout) from Wallace Benn’s first main talk on the delight and joy of prayer.  [These notes might not be the actual words Wallace said]. Pre-reformation – the people paid the priest … Continue reading

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How to pray and give thanks to God for earthquakes and war

In light of current global events, where humans are suffering and dying in various cataclysmic events, the Apostle Paul would tell us to do three things: to be joyful, to pray and to give thanks, just as he told the … Continue reading

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Has John Piper ever read Ebenezer Erskine?

I’m really interested to know if John Piper has ever read any works by the 18th century Scottish preacher Ebenezer Erskine. There’s striking similarity in the language, tone and theology of Ebenezer Erskine’s sermon on the first commandment, “Thou shalt … Continue reading

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5 Christian Leadership Types

Last week I summarised chapter 2 of Knowing God by Jim Packer. In that chapter he gave 4 marks of Christian living which result from a deep knowledge of God: Great energy For God Great thoughts of God Great boldness … Continue reading

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Why Christ’s love is better than wine #2

I was a binge drinker between the ages of 17 and 23, regularly getting wasted for the buzz. I was drawn to Christ at the end of that time and simply stopped drinking. Old friends asked “why don’t you get … Continue reading

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My song is love unknown

Brilliant Easter joy:

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Tis the season to be jolly?

This year’s X-factor finalists sang first round songs which capture the different ways people feel about Christmas. Alexandra sang Silent Night beautifully and fittingly for Christmas as she reminded us of the birth of Jesus. JLS sang the old Wham … Continue reading

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