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Where's my joy? (Part 2)

Posted by Amy on July 30, 2015

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Where’s my joy? (Part 2) 

What should I do if I don’t feel joy as a Christian? 

I asked my housemate this question last week after I’d been thinking about joy as the right response to the gospel. Straight away she said “Well, there could be all SORTS of reasons why someone doesn’t have joy.” Very wise. And she’s right, of course. 

So, if we find that we’re not feeling much joy, it would be wise to spend some time prayerfully considerin Continue reading…

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Where's my joy? (Part 1)

Posted by Amy on July 22, 2015

Joyful Christians. Mmm. Forgive my British cynicism, but, really, do we have to be so eager? 

Don’t get me wrong. I love Jesus. But isn’t the ‘joy’ part of being a Christian just for those missionary, keen-types? Or just for the times when I’ve heard a really belting sermon? Or just for Christians who don’t live in London?

The problem is that when I’m confronted with the wonder and riches of the gospel that I believe, I’m grieved by my Continue reading…

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ST HELEN'S TRAINING: William Taylor, What is the Gospel (Part 1 of 5)

Posted by Peter on July 20, 2015

William Taylor starts a new series in St Helen's Training, What is the Gospel?

Every Christian needs to be able to explain the Gospel clearly to his/her friends. First, we need to be clear on what the Gospel is. Acts 10:36-43 summarises it for us as the word that was preached to Israel, of peace through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all. Acts 2:36 and Romans 1:4 continue this theme of the Lordship of Christ, along with the start of Mark' Continue reading…

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Returning to Riga (part 2)

Posted by Tim on July 14, 2015

For the last two years, we've had the privilege of being joined by two Latvian associates. As they prepare to return, we asked Miroslavs to look back and Martins to look ahead. Here's part two with Martins.

My time here in London and St Helen’s is rapidly drawing to an end. And honestly I really would love to stay longer to be sitting under God’s Word, being challenged to grow in my understanding and learning how to serve others lovi Continue reading…

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Returning to Riga (part 1)

Posted by Tim on July 9, 2015

For the last two years, we've had the privilege of being joined by two Latvian associates. As they prepare to return, we asked Miroslavs to look back and Martins to look ahead. In his typically no-nonsense Latvian style, here's part one with Miro.

‘What have I learned during my time on the Associate Scheme?’ That’s a very interesting question because I could list a lot of things. Some of them may sound very serious and others would be Continue reading…

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