Letter from the Manse – Grace Baptist Church (Stockport) https://www.gbcstockport.org.uk A Bible Preaching Church Wed, 08 Jul 2020 17:30:29 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.2 https://www.gbcstockport.org.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/g-1-75x75.png Letter from the Manse – Grace Baptist Church (Stockport) https://www.gbcstockport.org.uk 32 32 The name of the LORD https://www.gbcstockport.org.uk/manse/the-name-of-the-lord https://www.gbcstockport.org.uk/manse/the-name-of-the-lord#comments Fri, 30 Aug 2019 20:04:05 +0000 https://www.gbcstockport.org.uk/?p=13903 It’s a dilemma. I’m talking with a non-Christian acquaintance, a neighbour whom I chat with from time to time. But as we chat, I’m struggling. Because half a dozen times in the course of our conversation he’ll throw in the name of Jesus Christ.

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Help in Prayer https://www.gbcstockport.org.uk/manse/help-in-prayer https://www.gbcstockport.org.uk/manse/help-in-prayer#respond Sat, 29 Jun 2019 12:36:36 +0000 https://www.gbcstockport.org.uk/?p=13312 Do you ever struggle to pray? Most of us do. We know that praying is a wonderful privilege. We know that God is willing to give us countless good things when we pray.

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Solitary https://www.gbcstockport.org.uk/manse/solitary https://www.gbcstockport.org.uk/manse/solitary#respond Thu, 04 Apr 2019 19:31:46 +0000 https://www.gbcstockport.org.uk/?p=13219 We’re living in a society where it’s becoming easier and easier to avoid face to face communication.

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The Best Book to Read https://www.gbcstockport.org.uk/manse/the-best-book-to-read https://www.gbcstockport.org.uk/manse/the-best-book-to-read#respond Fri, 22 Mar 2019 20:28:25 +0000 https://www.gbcstockport.org.uk/?p=13145 The best book to read is the Bible! How do we cope when we find Bible-reading boring and unrewarding?  And what can we do about it? 

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Taking a Gamble https://www.gbcstockport.org.uk/manse/taking-a-gamble https://www.gbcstockport.org.uk/manse/taking-a-gamble#respond Tue, 05 Feb 2019 19:20:53 +0000 https://www.gbcstockport.org.uk/?p=13073 How many times has it happened over the past few weeks? I’m accosted by a smiling lady as I leave the supermarket.‘Hi, We’re raising funds for the local hospital. Would you like to buy a lottery ticket?’ One of the neighbours’ children is standing on the doorstep looking hopeful. ‘We’ve got a raffle going at school for the new gym. Do you want to win a prize?’ 

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Uncertainty https://www.gbcstockport.org.uk/manse/uncertainty https://www.gbcstockport.org.uk/manse/uncertainty#respond Mon, 07 Jan 2019 19:17:38 +0000 https://www.gbcstockport.org.uk/?p=13021 As we enter 2019, it feels to me as if the New Year is marked by a huge degree of uncertainty – perhaps more so than any previous year that I remember during my life.

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Dreams https://www.gbcstockport.org.uk/manse/dreams https://www.gbcstockport.org.uk/manse/dreams#respond Sat, 05 May 2018 14:42:04 +0000 https://www.gbcstockport.org.uk/?p=12666 Some Christians put a great emphasis on dreams. They try to remember their dreams; they write them down each morning before they can forget them; they try to unravel what all the strange things they see in their dreams might mean; they expect God to show them the future through dreams; they look to God to give them guidance in their dreams.

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Made for Man: The Sabbath Today https://www.gbcstockport.org.uk/manse/made-for-man-the-sabbath-today https://www.gbcstockport.org.uk/manse/made-for-man-the-sabbath-today#respond Fri, 04 May 2018 19:35:11 +0000 https://www.gbcstockport.org.uk/?p=12641 I think the question of the Sabbath is crucially important. If believers take on board the idea that they don’t need to set apart one day in seven as “holy to the Lord”, they are throwing away one of God’s greatest gifts.

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Giving to Charities – A word of caution https://www.gbcstockport.org.uk/manse/giving-to-charities https://www.gbcstockport.org.uk/manse/giving-to-charities#respond Sat, 24 Feb 2018 16:35:06 +0000 https://www.gbcstockport.org.uk/?p=12541 When did you last give to charity? Perhaps it was when you were shopping on the high street. A collector was standing at the shop doorway shaking a box.

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Modesty https://www.gbcstockport.org.uk/manse/modesty https://www.gbcstockport.org.uk/manse/modesty#respond Tue, 04 Jul 2017 19:58:47 +0000 https://www.gbcstockport.org.uk/?p=12065 “Should a Christian woman wear jewellery?” I was asked that question recently by a member of the congregation. She had read an article which said that no Christian woman should wear jewellery, even a wedding-ring. So she wanted to know, did I agree?

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