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Watching the Tide Come In

Watching the Tide Come In

A New Year. The year of our Lord 2017. What an exciting time this is to be alive! New churches are being planted every day in cities and in the remotest villages.

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David Livingstone – 200 years

David Livingstone - 200 years

200 years ago, one of my greatest heroes was born. David Livingstone, born 19th March 1813 in Blantyre, Lanarkshire became the greatest of African missionaries, determined to open up the Dark Continent “for Commerce and Christianity”.

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What is a missionary?

What is a missionary?

 What is a missionary? Silly question. We all know what a missionary is, don’t we? We have missionary prayer meetings. We get missionary newsletters. We read missionary biographies. A missionary is, well… a missionary. And yet, nobody seems to be able to tell me just what we mean when we call a person a missionary.

Once it was simple. People were sent from countries where there were churches to places where there were no churches. They went there to preach the gospel, to make disciples, …

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Qualifications for Leadership

Qualifications for Leadership

We’re coming together to the end of our sermon-series on the life of King David. We’ve traced his story from his teenage years when Samuel anointed him king-to-be, up to his old age when he handed the kingdom over to Solomon.  We’ve watched a young lad mature, come to his prime, decline and grow old.

David was very young when he was first called into a position of leadership.  We don’t know exactly how old he …

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Charlesworth Particular Baptist Chapel

Charlesworth Particular Baptist Chapel

You must be aware by now of our concern about the future of Charlesworth Particular Baptist Chapel. In recent issues of the bulletin we’ve sketched out the past history of the chapel.  At times the work there has flourished.  According to the National Church Census held in 1851, the morning congregation was around 100, the afternoon around 200.  Two hundred children regularly attended the Sunday-school.  But in the present day, the work has sunk very low.  Apart from …

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