The Big Issue

The Big Issue:”What about the Second Coming?” (Andrew Parfitt)

WHAT ABOUT THE SECOND COMING OF JESUS CHRIST?

Introduction

There are over 250 clear references to the Second Coming of Christ in the NT. It was the eager expectation of the Early Church (Phil. 3:20).

However, the subject is also surrounded with controversy. It is important to approach it with humility and tolerance of others’ views. We have to live with unanswered questions and paradoxes, yet still speak about it with clarity and certainty. Prophecy was given to strengthen faith,

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The Big Issue: “How Can I Develop my Relationship with Jesus?” (John MacDiarmid)

Notes on “The Big Issue” 20 September 2011

“How Can I Develop my relationship with God?

As we consider the matter of developing a relationship with Jesus, we start by considering that in order to have a relationship with someone, you have to know them. You have to have personally met them and been introduced to them.
And so the first prerequisite to developing a relationship with Jesus is to know Him personally, to have been born again,

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The Big Issue:”How Can I get more out of the Bible?” (John MacDiarmid)

Notes on “The Big Issue” 28 June 2011
How Can I get more out of the Bible?

Often speakers are urging people to spend more time in the word of God, rightly telling them of all the benefits that will happen in their lives if they do. But how? Tonight’s session is geared at helping us practically to get into the Bible. We will answer three questions:
1. Why Bother?

2. How Can I intake the Word?

3. How Can the word

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The Big Issue: “How Can I Trust the Bible?” (Andrew Parfitt)

Poole Christian Fellowship – “The Big Issue” Series

Readings: 2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:16-21, 3:14-16.
The Bible has the power to change (Heb. 4:12) and direct (Ps. 119:105) our lives

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What is your mindset?

Modernism only treats as ‘true’ whatever can be proved by investigation

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The Big Issue: How Can I Know God’s Guidance? (John MacDiarmid)

First of all – we can be clear that the concept of God giving us direction and guidance is clearly in God’s word. Here are some of the clearest examples of it:

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.” Psalm 32 v8

Who, then, is the man that fears the LORD? He will instruct

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The Big Issue:”How Can I know I’m going to Heaven?” (John MacDiarmid)

Notes on “The Big Issue” 22 March 2011

“How Do I Know I’m going to Heaven?”

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This is a huge issue for many Christians, who spend their lives in a fog of uncertainty, simply because they have never been taught what God has to say on the subject. There is a clear doctrine of assurance

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The Big Issue: David Pawson on “How Can I Get Excited about the Bible?”

David Pawson made a welcome return back to Poole, speaking at the “Big Issue” series on the subject: “How Can I get excited about the Bible”?

A full and appreciative audience listened as David spoke with conviction and passion about how reading and applying the Bible can be at the centre of every Christian’s life.

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The Big Issue: “Why does God allow suffering?” (Andrew Parfitt)

Poole Christian Fellowship

‘The Big Issue’ Series

Why does God allow suffering?

Reading: James 5:10-11, 1 Peter 1:3-11

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Introduction

The ‘problem of suffering’ can be especially acute for believers because it highlights the tension between our faith (‘God is good and all-powerful’) and our experience (‘life is bad/sad and

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