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A Fervent Man

With amazement we often study towering saints of old that wrought great influence to the glory of God. How was it that they were able to move men and mountains in often short lifetimes? John MacArthur has, by far, been my greatest influence and in 17 years I have virtually memorised 400 GTY sermons. In this extract from the 2009 series Brick by Brick, John answers this…

Sinful Culture vs. Holy Bible

© wjarek – Fotolia.com or Why the crafty serpent is winning the argument again Two of the most hotly contested topics in the church today are homosexuality, and the role of men and women in the church. The two issues have two things in common. Firstly, they arguably cause more disagreement and controversy than any other topic within Evangelical and wider Protestant…

Hanukah and Christmas

Hanukah occurs in December (Dec 20 this year). I think that Hanukah has become a modern Jewish substitute for Christmas (presents are given). Originally this festival celebrates the Maccabees’ defeat of the Greeks in 165 BC. The Greeks had stopped the sacrifices at the Temple. They were oppressing God’s people and trying to bring an end to God’s one true religion. But…

A Review of “Father Hunger” by Douglas Wilson

Douglas Wilson, pastor of Christ Church in Moscow, Idaho, has written a much needed book on the biblical view of fatherhood, the impact of fathers on their families, and the impact of fathers on society. Father Hunger (Thomas Nelson, 2012) is the title, and the subtitle sums it up well: “Why…

Four Lessons from 1st Timothy

Written by Pastor Andrew Courtis A few weeks ago it was my privilege to finish a verse-by-verse exposition of Paul’s first letter to Timothy. I would like to share some key points and lessons I have learnt from this great letter. But first,a brief introduction. The first letter of Paul to Timothy provides us a clear understanding of a church’s confession and…

Civil Authority and the Christian

Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution,whether it be to the emperor as supreme, or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good. For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people. Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for…

How Much Should I Pray?

How often should I pray for something? For how long? 7 times? 70 time 7? I like what Peter Leithart has to say about the matter over at First Things. He uses Paul’s “thorn” of the flesh example, and Jesus parable about the persistent widow, and plays them off against each other: “Weakness was essential to [Paul’s] apostolic ministry, an…