The need for new birth

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At the end of my last post I asked the question, ‘what about those folk who have grown up in a Christian home and church environment and who have never consciously made a response to the Gospel – are they “saved”’? I am sure most Christians have at some time heard the statement that just

What must we do to be saved?

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When Peter first preached the Gospel, his listeners cried out, “what must we do to be saved?” (Acts 16:30). We all know, as they did then, that we cannot save ourselves; there is nothing we can do to merit or provide salvation for ourselves or anyone else. Salvation is a gift of God. However, Peter’s

The elements of the full Gospel

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Building doctrine and practice through verse picking and proof-texting is a marvellously creative art form. However, it is a dark art!Romans 10:13 states that ‘everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” So salvation is obtained simply by anyone who prays “save me please Lord Jesus”. Right?Acts 16:31 has, ‘believe in

Say a little prayer with me

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The evangelist is sitting in a coffee shop with a friend. A waiter comes up to him to take their order. The evangelist beams at him and says, “My friend, do you know Jesus?” The man, a good natured black African in his twenties, smiles a little uncertainly and says “no I don’t.” The evangelist

The essence of the Gospel

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The word ‘gospel’ comes from the Greek word evangelion and simply means ‘good news’. The NIV sometimes translates the Greek as good news, as in Matthew 4:23, and at other times as gospel, as in Matthew 24:14.In the New Testament evangelion is linked in to the words kingdom, grace and salvation, but often it is

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