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CONTEND OR COMPROMISE?

Article by Ginny Cryer Cryer on in News Family Thoughts

Every church member, every evangelist, every Christian has to make their own decision about the question “Shall we modify the truth in doctrine or practice to gain more adherents? Or shall we preserve the truth in doctrine and practice and take the consequences?”

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AN URGENT NATIONAL PRAYER CALL FOR BRITAIN

on in News Event

This is a day of prayer for the Prime Minister, Brexit, the unity of the UK – and especially in this 500th anniversary year of the Reformation – prayer for the UK to turn back to God and the Bible. Join us on
Friday 8 September 2017 10.30am-8.00pmat Emmanuel Centre, Marsham St, Westminster SW1P 3DW

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A WAKE UP CALL?

on in News Family Thoughts

In this particular blog we share some of our recent journey of recognising the signs of the times and our dependence on the empowering of His Holy Spirit for counsel and courage as we walk with Jesus in these challenging days..

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CONSTANT CHANGE IS HERE TO STAY - AN EASTER REFLECTION

on in News Family Thoughts Book

Transition was true for Jesus’ first followers too. They endured some very painful transitions, such as when Jesus had to leave them when they did not yet “grasp the meaning or magnificence of the ghastly event about to follow”. Only later would they understand Jesus’ departure as the hour for Him to go home to His Father and our Father. This hour was not a literal 60 minutes but a divinely-set timeframe involving a sequence of events – Jesus being executed on a Roman cross, resurrected from the dead and then seated at the right hand of His Father. When the disciples grasped this, they experienced a new shift from darkness to light. Through revelation, they knew that they had witnessed a world-changing hour

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JESUS WILL NOT BE DOMESTICATED

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JESUS WILL NOT BE DOMESTICATED

So often we are tempted to reject what we cant control. John Piper rightly says “Jesus will not be domesticated”. The spirit of control works against one of Gods favourite elements in man: faith. As Bill Johnson says “Trust can be misplaced as it becomes anchored in man’s ability to reason”

Jesus was and is radical. When we follow Him wholeheartedly we will not be relying on our own understanding. This will require both discernment and courage. Indeed, in these turbulent times we are to stand and keep standing.

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COMMUNITY NOT CREED

on in News Family

As the Moravians, the Quakers, Richard Baxter and John Wesley are all quoted as saying “In Essentials, Unity. In Non-essentials, Liberty. In All Things Love” – we too are learning about the importance of community over creed.

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