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Memorising the Bible

I hope you can read this! We take it for granted that most people can read. But that was not true in Bible times. In the Greek and Roman world, only a small minority of people ever learned to read. The proportion of Jewish men who could read was certainly higher, but there were still many who never learned – and of course, it was almost unknown for a Jewish woman to read or write. Another fact we tend to forget is that there were no printed books. …

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Baptism & Church membership

This statement is produced for the benefit of evangelical Christians wishing to worship with us but coming from church backgrounds where a ‘baptist’ view of the church is not taught. We hope that this statement will help you to understand our position and the biblical basis for our views.

Many Christians are puzzled when they first come into contact with reformed baptist churches. They are frequently attracted by the emphasis on an expository teaching ministry and by the reality of caring fellowship. They …

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Albania

Albania… a wonderful, tragic, beautiful, confusing country. Perhaps the most beautiful country I’ve ever seen. The astonishing blue of the Adriatic sea, the towering mountains, the rivers and lakes, clear as crystal.. there are times when you catch your breath in awe. But oh, the mess. A giant demolition site – broken roads, rusted bridges, crumbling concrete bunkers, piles of rubble everywhere. Hardly a building standing intact. Did it all just fall apart, ruined by the ravages of time …

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Students

Within the next few weeks 150,000 young people will arrive in Manchester to study. (Manchester has the largest student population in Europe.) They will come from all over the UK and from all across the world. Some are returning from their summer break having already spent a year or more here. Others will arrive as “freshers”. For many it will be their first experience of living away from home and family.

In past years we have been grateful for the …

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Getting to Grips with the Bible: Old Testament

An overview of the major themes of the Old Testament part of the Bible.

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