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Why we should want someone to become a Christian

There are positive reasons and negative reasons why we would want someone to become a Christian; things that would be good for that person and things to avoid. Here are the positive reasons, the negative are the flip side of … Continue reading

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Church unity – Biblical Church Revitalization – Brian Croft

Over the last few months I’ve read a few books on church life including this one by Brian Croft.  I think it is more relevant to the American context than the UK but I loved the following story (pages 87-89) … Continue reading

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That Incredible Christian AW Tozer – the importance of self-judgment.

This book is a collection of editorials written by AW Tozer in the 1960s, but most are just as relevant today.  Some remind me of Tim Keller’s way of thinking, such as the following article – the importance of self-judgment … Continue reading

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Why Christians can respond to aggressors with love.

I have found Dennis Johnson’s commentary on Revelation (Triumph of the Lamb) really helpful as we’ve been looking at Revelation on Sunday evenings.  Discussing the picture of Jesus Christ given in Revelation 19 he quotes from Miroslav Volf who is … Continue reading

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Ephesians 5: The picture of marriage

Ray Ortlund’s book “Marriage and the Mystery of the Gospel” looks at what we can learn about marriage through the Bible.  Genesis is clearly foundational but Ephesians 5 is central!  Here is what he writes in one section about the … Continue reading

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I Dared to Call Him Father: Bilquis Sheikh: A good example of dealing with idolatry.

“If opposition to my slowly evolving Christian life was lessening from my family, it was still coming from within me at times. I was yet a very private person, possessive, counting my land and garden my own. Across the lawn … Continue reading

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The Pursuit of God A.W. Tozer

Some words from a prior age that are just as relevant today, pages 94-98.  It’s a long read for a blog post, but I think it’s worthwhile. “A satisfactory spiritual life will begin with a complete change in relation between … Continue reading

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