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Hudson Taylor 3

by Andy Robinson

I am writing this on the eve of Good Friday. Tomorrow we will remember the death of our Lord Jesus. I always find John 12:24 one of the most moving descriptions of the purpose of the Lord’s death- “Unless  a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. […]

Hudson Taylor 2

by Andy Robinson

It is easy when considering “Christian heroes” to have unrealistic people in our minds and forget that these were individuals who went through real pain and anguish. There is something very moving about the early years that Hudson Taylor faced in China. They were very trying and he found them immensely difficult. The trials that […]

Hudson Taylor 1

by Andy Robinson

As last year, I’m afraid that anybody looking for Christmas thoughts on the blog will be disappointed. That’s not just because of my “Bah-humbug” spirit but more because I have precious few thoughts at the best of times and I’m afraid any interesting thoughts on Christmas will need to be saved for the four sermons […]

Jonathan Edwards and the Glory of God: The Handout

by Andy Robinson

Each year we have a vision statement as a church. This year we are looking at Paul’s instruction in 1 Corinthians 10- “Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” Whenever I’ve pondered that statement my mind has always gone to the pastor-theologian of the 18th century Jonathan Edwards. Of all the […]

The battle of Augustine’s will

by Andy Robinson

Last Sunday we looked at the second half of Romans 7. I’m not intending to use this post to defend my position- suffice it to say that I’m not convinced Paul is describing the normal Christian life. Regardless of whether you agree or not it seems to me that our three conclusions are important: Sin […]