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Relational Evangelism: The ‘Cause Circle’

I’ve worked full time in Christian ministry for 13 years. And, all of those years have been with an organisation which is focussed completely on equipping youth ministries around New Zealand to share the gospel.  That’s something I’m absolutely passionate...
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Have you ever lost something? Maybe your keys, some money, your wallet or a cell phone?  I remember one time when I lost my cell phone, or, rather I dropped it down a sinkhole.  I was gutted. This was back...

Jesus, Keep Me Near The Cross

It’s important we understand the one thing that unites us as the Church is the cross. Paul MacKinnon explains. The words of this title are essential for the local church’s survival. World-wide, groups of people form for many reasons -...

Pointing A Community To The Gospel

What will it take to authentically reach our communities with the gospel of Jesus Christ? Shane Wildermoth offers some prayerful reflections. “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people...
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Biblical Leadership

What characterises a person God can use to lead His people? Biblical leadership is based entirely around the Person, and work, of Jesus. There’s no room to vary from the Word of God. “I have found David the son of...
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The Veil

When we consider the Jewish temple at the time of Christ's crucifixion, the veil divided the Holy of Holies from the Holy Place. Inside the veil was the ark of the covenant - and outside were the various holy elements...


Many Christians won’t be in Heaven. Now I have your attention, and before someone starts stacking firewood around a stake, I‘d better explain. The word ‘Christian’ is only used three times in the Bible - all in the New Testament....
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Run The Race, Pass The Baton

I can’t quite remember what my two-year-old daughter said the first time she parroted me, but I do remember how it made me feel.  Man was I struck.  Not because she said anything bad, but because it was in that...
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Without Hope

The Romans knew how to instill fear into their conquered nations. Their mighty legions ruled with an iron fist, and rebellion led to death. Law and order was swift, and for those with the most hideous of crimes there was...