But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Wednesday, 22 November 2017 11:23

How about preaching a Bible Overview?

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This post comes from John Percival, pastor of Ambassador International Church in Hong Kong.

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Many of us are used to a Bible Overview being taught through reading books, seminars, or Christian education classes. However, how about preaching a Bible Overview from the pulpit? We decided to do this...

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Tuesday, 17 October 2017 01:06

Preacher Workshops - Glasgow Edinburgh

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image2018 is just over the horizon. That means that church leaders such as myself, need to be getting ourselves into gear with regards to sermon planning.

The 2 Timothy 4 Trust wants to help us in this task. They are running two repeat seminars on Saturday mornings in November 2017, one in Glasgow the...

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Monday, 11 September 2017 20:14

In The Event Of Nuclear War, What Would You Preach?

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This guest post comes from Peter Grainger, former pastor of Charlotte Baptist Chapel, and Director of the 2 Timothy 4 Trust

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Following the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower in London in June with the loss of over 80 lives, and the ongoing enquiry into how it happened, I wonder if anyone has preached...

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Tuesday, 08 August 2017 02:55

The Fruitful Fields Of Ruth

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This post was originally written for the Greenview church blog. I wrote it to the church in the aftermath of preaching Ruth 1.image

Our sojourn is officially underway, as we travel the dusty roads, fruitful fields and overcrowded threshing floors of Ruth. What a lovely story it is! Yet the...

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Thursday, 01 June 2017 18:16

“Saviour In The Shadows” Review

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With a little relief and a tinge of sadness, I finished Leviticus last Sunday.

Despite some unfounded fears, the studies thrilled our souls. The series were not just full of laws. They were full of the Saviour whom the laws foreshadowed.

Given that we were...

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Questions are to bible study what the spade is to the archaeologist. They help us dig up hidden treasures. As we plant the shovel and find the gems, we should share the questions that aided discovery. These eleven questions have proved unusually fruitful in my study of Scripture....

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Wednesday, 19 April 2017 19:22

John Bunyan And The Hidden Perils Of Preaching

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imagePreachers rarely confess this. Maybe it’s because they don’t want to look weak, or appear to be inviting self-pity. But if preachers were a tad more vulnerable they would speak more often about preaching’s hidden challenges.

The phases of exegesis and...

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Tuesday, 14 February 2017 07:44

Five For One One For Five

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The Bible’s epicentre is the person and work of Jesus Christ. We could unpack that a little by saying that in the Old Testament Jesus’ person and work are predicted,while in the New his person is revealed and his work accomplished.

In terms of the work...

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Thursday, 05 January 2017 11:35

“Leviticus!!?” “Yes, Leviticus!”

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The wonderful book of Leviticus seems to both bore and baffle many Christians. Allan Moseley (in his excellent commentary) describes the challenge:

Many Christians read along swimmingly until they come to Leviticus. They read about sacrifices that are no longer offered, a...

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Wednesday, 21 December 2016 05:42

5 Inputs To Grow, Grow, Grow

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People grow in relation to what they eat.  At my stage in life (I like to think I’m at the lower end of mid-life) the growth happens solely in an outward direction.  However in the younger, tender years, a child sprouts upwards as they...

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