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Covid-19. Is there any word from the Lord?

  This was the question King Zedekiah asked the prophet Jeremiah when their nation was in profound crisis (Jeremiah 37:17). And it is surely also a question many are asking in our present crisis. Jeremiah’s answer to Zedekiah and to

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Passover tour of Jerusalem

This year, Jewish Passover and Christian Easter coincide almost exactly. This evening, Jews (and some Christians) will celebrate the Passover Seder, the remembrance of Israel’s exodus from Egypt. Tomorrow, Maundy Thursday, Christians will remember Jesus’ own celebration of Passover with

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Covid-19. How to pray?

‘The effective prayer of a righteous man avails much’ (James 5:16). Covid-19 and the response to it are profoundly impacting the lives of all, both rural and urban, and, more than ever, prayer must be our first resort. Below, I

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Three types of ministry

Many years ago I heard someone give a word about attitudes to ministry which made an impression on me at the time and has stayed with me ever since. The essence of this word was that there are basically three

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What is effective prayer?

James reminds us that, “the prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective”, but I have to confess that I much prefer the way the translators of the King James Bible put it, “The effectual fervent prayer of a

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Exile and hope

This article appears in the most recent issue of Village Link. To subscribe to Village Link and read the other articles in this issue and receive future issues, please contact us. In the Lord I put my trust; how can

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