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On any public beach in the summertime, when the weather is sunny and warm, you will find three distinct groups of people. Firstly, you will see the swimmers – out in the deep water, some with flippers and snorkels, having a wonderful time. Invariably they will greet you with shouts of ‘Come on in! The […]
A Pastor accepted a call to a certain Baptist Church in a country town in the Midlands. The buildings dated from Georgian times and the chapel was somewhat dingy, being lit only by an ancient electric central candelabra arrangement. When the Church Secretary telephoned the new Pastor prior to his arrival, to ask if there […]
Epiphany, or Twelfth Night, marks the end of the Christmas season for people in the United Kingdom. It is also an occasion for Christians to celebrate the visit of the Magi (or Wise Men, or Kings) to Jesus shortly after his birth. Some Christians attend special church services on the 6th January or the Sunday […]