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January 2005

From the editor: Bitterness
J Grant

The Lord’s Coming and Future Events (4)
Albert Leckie

Jacob’s Gift to the Ruler of all Egypt (1)
T Ratcliffe

Book Review

Words from the Cross (1)
C Jones

Ahithophel - Traitor or Man of Integrity?
C Cann

Question Box

Follow Me (3)
M Wilkie

Notebook: The Kings of Judah - Uzziah
J Grant

Whose faith follow: John T Dickson (1881-1968)
J G Hutchinson

The First Epistle of John (9)
S Whitmore

The Risen Lord
W Alexander

Into All The World: Portstewart Drive-in Gospel Outreach
S Moore

With Christ

The Lord’s Work & Workers

Notices

The Lord’s Work & Workers

SCOTLAND Forthcoming

DECEMBER 31 - JANUARY 1

Hamilton: High Parks Gospel Hall. Friday 31st at 6.45pm. B Currie, J Paterson. Saturday 1st: Conference in Hamilton College, Bothwell Road at 11.30am. B Currie, A deVille, J Paterson.

JANUARY 1

Ayr: Woodpark Assembly. Annual Conference in Riverside Evangelical Church at 1.30pm. J R Baker, A Foster, A Gamble.

Kirkcaldy: Gospel Hall, Hayfield Road. Conference at 2.30pm. I Grant, R Hill, R Stephen.

New Stevenston: Assembly Hall. Annual Conference to be held in Holytown Community Centre at 11.30am. D West, D Mowat, T Wilson.

JANUARY 1 & 3

Aberdeen: Annual Conference to be held in Victoria Gospel Hall, Torry at 2.00pm and 5.00pm both days. P Ferry, J Grant, C Lacey.

JANUARY 3

Auchinleck: Gospel Hall. Conference at 12.15pm. D Gillies, R Cameron, I Steele.

Cowdenbeath: Union Hall at 6.30pm. R Hill, A McLean.

Larkhall: Hareleeshill Gospel Hall. Conference in Larkhall Baptist Church, Machan Road at 11.30am. S Grant, J R Baker, R Cargill.

Methil: Gospel Hall. Conference at 3.00pm. W Banks, J Dunlop, A Foster.

Prestwick: Bute Hall. Conference at 1.30pm. R Revie, A Gamble, W Hannay.

Stranraer: Lewis Street Gospel Hall. Conference at 2.30pm. R Hay, J Gamble.

Whitburn: West End Gospel Hall. Conference in Brucefield Church, East Main Street at 11.30am. J Hay, J Paterson, H Hatt. Mr Hay continues in ministry Tuesday to Thursday at 8.00pm. (2 Thessalonians 1,2,3).

JANUARY 7

Grangemouth: Albert Hall, Myreton Road. Farewell meeting at 7.30pm for Peter and Peggy Ferry who will be returning to the Far East. J Hopewell, J Gallacher, P Ferry.

JANUARY 8

Aberdeen: Holburn Gospel Hall at 7.30pm. M Wilkie.

Bishopton: Gospel Hall at 6.45pm. J Burnett, D Meikle. Mr Meikle continues on Lord’s Day at 4.00pm.

Kilmarnock: Elim Hall at 6.45pm. J R Baker (Spiritual gift and its exercise).

Mayfield: Gospel Hall, Stone Avenue at 6.30pm. J Grant, R McKeown.

Methil: Gospel Hall at 7.30pm. R Cargill.

Muirhead: Moorpark Gospel Hall at 7.00pm. S Gillespie.

Prestwick: Bethany Hall, Glenburn at 7.00pm. R Marshall.

Renfrew: Albert Hall. Conference at 3.30pm. A Naismith, A Young.

Stevenston: Bethany Hall at 7.00pm. J McLatchie (Following).

JANUARY 14

Ashgill: Bethany Hall at 7.30pm. A Foster, R Foster.

JANUARY 15

Ayr: Gospel Hall, Prestwick Road. Bible Reading at 7.00pm. W Banks (Ephesians 4.25-5.13).

Gourock: Gospel Hall, Drumshantie Road at 7.00pm. D Brown.

Larbert: Gospel Hall at 7.00pm. J Hay.

Larkhall: Hareleeshill Gospel Hall at 6.30pm. B Martin, M Hunter.

Linthouse: Glasgow, Bethesda Hall at 7.00pm. N McMeekin (Ministry and Report).

Motherwell: Shields Road Gospel Hall at 6.30pm. S Grant, G Meikle.

Plains: Elim Gospel Hall at 6.30pm. A Brownlie, E Nelson.

St Monans: Gospel Hall at 7.30pm. R Buchan.

Whitburn: West End Gospel hall at 6.30pm. J Burnett, R Marshall (1 Corinthians 10 & 11).

JANUARY 22

Aberdeen: Fountain Hall, Woodside at 7.30pm. S Banks.

Chapelhall: Gospel Hall at 6.30pm. J Sinclair, C Hutchison.

Falkirk: Thornhill Hall at 6.30pm. W Gaffney, M Smith.

Hamilton: High Parks Gospel Hall at 6.45pm. S Arbuthnot, R Marshall.

Kirkcaldy: Gospel Hall, Hayfield Road at 7.30pm. R Cargill.

Kirkconnel: Gospel Hall at 7.00pm. J Grant, J Hay.

JANUARY 29

Ballingry: Gospel Hall. Bible Reading at 7.00pm (Peace offering).

Prestwick: Bute Hall at 7.00pm. H Welsh, I Crawford.

FEBRUARY 5

Gorgie: Edinburgh, Gospel Hall. Bible Reading at 7.00pm (Judges 9.1-57).

Hamilton: Low Waters Gospel Hall. Bible Reading and Ministry at 6.30pm (Hebrews 5). E Nelson.

Kennoway: Arnot Gospel Hall, Cupar Road at 7.30pm. A Gamble.

Kilmarnock: Elim Hall, Cuthbert Place at 6.45pm. G McCracken (report), J Grant.

Livingston: Gospel Hall, Deans at 6.30pm. J Dunlop, B Wood.

New Stevenston: Assembly Hall at 6.30pm. J Brown, R Cameron.

Perth: Gospel Hall at 7.00pm. C Hutchison.

Shieldhill: Gospel Hall. Friday at 7.30pm. Testimony meeting. Saturday at 6.30pm. N Patel (Ministry and Report).

Stranraer: Lewis Street Gospel Hall at 7.00pm. M Hunter.

N. IRELAND Forthcoming

JANUARY 1

Ardmore: Gospel Hall at 7.30pm. J Flanigan, S Jennings.

Ballymagarrick: Gospel Hall at 8.00pm. D Gilliland. Mr Gilliland continues Monday 3rd to Friday 7th.

JANUARY 8

Carnlough: Gospel Hall. Missionary Conference at 6.30pm.

Cloughfern: Gospel Hall at 7.30pm. B Martin.

JANUARY 15

Ballymena: Gospel Hall at 8.00pm. Fellowship meeting.

Cloughfern: Gospel Hall at 7.30pm. J Wishart.

JANUARY 16-28

Limavady: Ministry, M Radcliffe.

JANUARY 22

Ballymena: Gospel Hall at 8.00pm. Fellowship meeting.

Cloughfern: Gospel Hall at 7.30pm. R McKeown.

JANUARY 29

Ballymena: Gospel Hall at 8.00pm. Fellowship meeting.

Cloughfern: Gospel Hall at 7.30pm. D Gilpin.

Kingsmills: Gospel Hall at 8.00pm. Ministry, J Rogers.

FEBRUARY 5

Ballymagarrick: Gospel Hall at 8.00pm. S Grant. Mr Grant continues Monday 7th to Friday 11th.

ENGLAND & WALES Forthcoming

JANUARY 1

Ash Vale: Annual Conference in Ash Vale Evangelical Church at 3.30pm and 6.00pm. I Jackson.

Luton: Selbourne Gospel Hall at 6.30pm. D Steveley.

New Bradwell: Milton Keynes, Gospel Hall at 7.30pm. D Bandy.

Saltash: Gospel Hall, Moorlands Lane at 3.30pm and 6.00pm. A Maunder.

Stoke: Gospel Hall, Fletcher Road at 7.00pm. E Hughes.

JANUARY 3

Manchester: New Year Conference. Pendlebury Evangelical Church, Bolton Road, Pendlebury, Swinton at 2.30pm and 6.00pm. J Stubbs, R Catchpole, D Raggett (Children’s meeting in the afternoon).

JANUARY 8

Barrow-in-Furness: Risedale Gospel Hall at 7.30pm. D Locke.

Blackburn: Gospel Hall. Annual Conference at 3.00pm and 6.00pm. S Grant, M Radcliffe. Mr Radcliffe continues in ministry Monday to Thursday at 8.00pm.

Carmarthen: Ebenezer Gospel Hall at 7.15pm. F Epps.

Cheshunt: Mill Lane Chapel at 7.00pm. K Totten.

Derby: Meeting Room, Curzon Street at 7.15pm. J McMaster.

Ely: Gospel Hall, Ship Lane at 7.00pm. G Woods. Mr Woods continues in ministry on Lord’s Day at 4.00pm and Monday and Tuesday at 7.30pm.

Exeter: Whipton Chapel, Pinhoe Road at 7.30pm. D Bees.

Gorton: Gospel Hall, Highmead Street at 7.00pm. J Coltman.

Guildford: Manor Road Hall at 7.00pm. R Hill.

Haywards Heath: Franklynn Gospel Hall at 7.00pm. H Hatt.

Jarrow: Gospel Hall, Cambrian Street. Bible Reading at 4.00pm (Galatians 5.7-18). Ministry at 6.45pm. J Stubbs.

Leicester: York Street Gospel Hall at 7.30pm. J Holifield.

Liverpool and District: Bethany Hall, Huyton. Conference at 3.00pm and 6.15pm. J Sinclair, A Sinclair.

Northampton: Osborne Road Gospel Hall at 7.30pm. D Watts. Mr Watts continues on Lord’s Day at 4.00pm.

Wembley: Uxendon Gospel Hall at 7.00pm. C Roberts.

Westcliff-on-Sea: Carlton Avenue Gospel Hall at 7.30pm. P Brandon.

Whitehaven: Sandhills Lane at 7.30pm. B Maiden.

JANUARY 15

Barrow-in-Furness: Risedale Gospel Hall at 7.30pm. D McMaster.

Boscombe: Drummond Gospel Hall at 7.00pm. J Lee.

Brierfield: Hebron Hall, Walter Street at 7.00pm. A Young.

Cardiff: Adamsdown Gospel Hall. Annual Conference at 11.00am and 2.15pm. J McMaster, T Wilson.

Cheltenham: Bethany Gospel Hall. Missionary Conference at 3.30pm and 6.30pm. A McLean (Russia).

Dereham: Toftwood Gospel Hall, Shipdham Road at 7.00pm. H Stewart.

Harrow: Belmont Hall at 7.15pm. H Hatt.

London: Bermondsey Gospel Hall at 6.30pm. A Griffiths.

Luton: Onslow Road Gospel Hall at 6.30pm. J Stubbs.

Mitcham Junction: Gospel Hall. Bible Reading at 7.00pm (Hebrews 3.1-11). C Lacey.

North Shields: Tyneside Homeworkers Conference in Gospel Hall, Coach Lane at 6.30pm. D Raggett (Ministry and Report).

Portsmouth: Copnor Gospel Hall at 7.00pm. J Frost.

Solihull: Gospel Hall at 7.30pm. K Rudge. Mr Rudge continues on Monday at 8.00pm.

Trent Vale: Swan Lane Gospel Hall. Missionary Conference at 3.15pm and 6.15pm. R Muir, R Jack.

Warrington: Hope Hall. Friday 14th, Bible Reading at 7.30pm (Hebrews 12.1-13). Saturday, Ministry at 7.00pm. D West.

Winshill: Burton on Trent, Gospel Hall at 7.15pm. E Hughes.

JANUARY 22

Barrow-in-Furness: Risedale Gospel Hall at 7.30pm. P Richardson.

Basingstoke: Essex Hall, Essex Road at 7.00pm. J Flanigan.

Coventry: Gospel Hall, Upper Hill Street at 7.30pm. D West.

Coleford: Gospel Hall, in Kilmersdon Village Hall at 7.00pm. C Stewart.

Derby: Gospel Hall at 7.00pm. J Scarsbrook.

Golborne: Gospel Hall, Manor Street at 7.00pm. J McPhail.

Hanworth: Gospel Hall at 7.00pm. N Patel.

Liverpool and District: Gospel Hall, David Street. Bible Reading at 5.00pm. Ministry at 7.30pm. A Sinclair.

Northampton: Gospel Hall, Spencer Bridge Road. Conference at 3.15pm and 6.15pm. S Clegg, W Downs, J Frost, I Robertson.

Whitehaven: Sandhills Lane at 7.30pm. K Bullock.

JANUARY 29

Appledore: Bethel, The Quay at 7.15pm. C Lacey.

Barrow-in-Furness: Risedale Gospel Hall at 7.30pm. K Cooper.

Bexleyheath: Bethany Hall, North Street at 7.00pm. J Lee.

Brierfield: Hebron Hall, Walter Street at 7.00pm. R Parnaby.

Leicester: York Street Gospel Hall at 7.30pm. D West.

Liverpool and District: Larkhill Hall at 7.30pm. S Baker.

London: Hope Hall, 222 Kilburn Lane at 7.00pm. J Frost.

Withington: Manchester, Gospel Hall at 7.00pm. J Hall.

FEBRUARY 5

Barrow-inFurness: Risedale Gospel Hall at 7.30pm. B Hill.

Biddulph: Gospel Mission, St Johns Road at 7.00pm. R Parnaby.

Birmingham: Charlton Road Gospel Hall at 7.00pm. S McKenzie. Mr McKenzie continues in ministry on Monday at 8.00pm.

Carmarthen: Ebenezer Gospel Hall at 7.15pm. J Phillips.

Cwmbran: Gospel Hall at 7.15pm. A Maunder.

Derby: Gospel Hall at 7.00pm. J Stewart.

Deri: Gospel Hall at 7.00pm. A Jenkins.

Higham Ferrers: Gospel Hall, Milton Street at 7.30pm. J Hall.

Jarrow: Gospel Hall, Cambrian Street. Bible Reading at 4.00pm (Galatians 5.19-6.5). Ministry at 6.45pm. J Riddle.

Liverpool and District: Crete Hall at 7.30pm. C Lancashire.

Luton: Selbourne Gospel Hall at 6.30pm. R Davis.

New Bradwell: Milton Keynes, Gospel Hall at 7.30pm. T Ledger.

Prestwich: Gospel Hall, Venwood Road at 7.00pm. D West.

Saltash: Gospel Hall, Moorlands Lane at 7.00pm. E Parmenter. Mr Parmenter continues in ministry Lord’s Day at 8.00pm and Monday at 7.30pm.

Westcliff-on-Sea: Carlton Avenue Gospel Hall at 7.30pm. N Mellish.

West Mersea: Assembly Hall at 4.00pm and 6.15pm. J Munro.

Whitehaven: Sandhills Lane at 7.30pm. D Locke.

Wimborne: Emmanuel Gospel Hall, Welland Road at 7.00pm. C Lacey.

SCOTLAND Reports

The Cullen assembly were encouraged by the attendance at a five-week series of gospel meetings with Jack Hay and Ainslie Paterson during October and November. Besides the much-appreciated support of believers from neighbouring assemblies a good number of Christians from the locality came on a regular basis. The meetings were divided between the Cullen Gospel Hall and a village hall in Portknockie. The Sunday night meeting in Portknockie was particularly well attended, and it is intended to continue this monthly throughout the winter. Please pray for these meetings, that the Lord will yet bless many precious souls who have showed good interest in the gospel.

In Fife, the assembly in Tayport had a four week series of gospel meetings with Blair Martin during the same period, as did the assembly at Hospital Hill, Dunfermline with Craig Munro. Some unsaved folks attended these meetings, and the plain truths of the gospel were clearly and faithfully made known. Pray that the Lord will bless in these areas also.

N. IRELAND Reports

Co. ANTRIM

Ballintoy: Meetings by J Martin and W Martin continue in a portable hall at Straidkillen near Ballintoy, and an encouraging number of locals are attending. December brought their sixth week of meetings.

Ballymena: Meetings in Cambridge Avenue conducted by brother I Jackson continued for five weeks. Numbers are quite encouraging, with several unsaved young people attending.

Broughshane: Gospel meetings by M Radcliffe and M Turkington continue into December. Good numbers of unsaved young people with assembly connections are attending nightly.

Co. MONAGHAN

Monaghan: Gospel meetings are being held in a community centre conducted by D Armstrong, helped by T McKinley and W Steenson. Some strangers have come from the surrounding area, and prayer would be valued.

Co. ARMAGH

Lurgan: J Grant had five nights of profitable ministry.

Co. DOWN

Ashfield (Mullafernaghan): R Pickering and T Wallace concluded nine weeks in a portable hall. Good numbers attended nightly. The Lord’s presence and power was manifested with help to preach, God giving the increase in a number professing to be saved.

Holywood: Gospel meetings during November conducted by R Eadie and S Maze, ran concurrently with a Bible Exhibition supplied by R Eadie. The interest has been considerable, and many interesting contacts have been made.

Killyleagh: Prophetic and gospel meetings during November were conducted by A Colgan and L Craig.

Lisburn (Plantation Hall): Gospel meetings conducted by A Aiken and J Rogers are continuing into December, with good numbers and some interest.

Newtownards (Movilla Gospel Hall): Gospel meetings were held from 10th to 24th October with speakers Melvyn Carser and Mervyn Wishart from Newcastle. Every home in Newtownards received an invitation and a gospel tract, and a few from the area came in each night. The assembly was encouraged by the simple gospel message going forth with freshness each evening, and a daughter of one of the believers professed salvation during the meetings.

Shanaghan: Gospel meetings conducted by M Campbell and F Macauley in a portable hall finished after six weeks. The meetings were encouraging, with some blessing.

Co. TYRONE

Donemana: D McGarvey and N Woods completed seven weeks of gospel meetings in the portable hall, at the end of November. The area was well visited with invitations and tracts. The believers were encouraged to see good numbers from the district attending, with quite a few coming in for the first time. The surrounding assemblies gave good support. It brought much joy to hear of souls professing faith in Christ.

Martry: N Tinsley and N Coulter completed a series of gospel meetings in mid November. Attendance was good and much gospel seed was sown - the results are left with God.

Omagh: At the end of November the gospel meetings were still continuing with W Fenton and M McKillen. Local believers were pleased to see the large crowds from the district, including many strangers, who came to hear the gospel in a portable hall, a lovely setting in Mr Watterson’s garden.

Conference, 6th November. A full hall heard practical ministry by JG Hutchinson, D Gilliland, T McNeill, W Boyd and G McKinlay.

Co. LONDONDERRY & Co. DONEGAL

Ballylintagh: T Bentley was with the assembly for one week of practical teaching based on Paul’s letter to Titus. The meetings were well attended with good support from neighbouring assemblies. R McKeown had one week of profitable children’s meetings in the nearby village of Macosquin with an encouraging number of parents attending.

Letterkenny: S Patterson and G Stewart had five weeks of gospel meetings. The town and surrounding district was well visited with invitations but the response proved to be disappointing. However, unsaved did attend to listen to the gospel being preached.

Limavady: J Baker was present for four nights of interesting and challenging ministry. S Grant had one week of very encouraging children’s meetings resulting in a significant increase in the numbers attending the Sunday School.

BELFAST & DISTRICT

Cregagh Street: D Gilliland and J Fleck concluded six weeks of good meetings on 28th November. The interest built up over the weeks. Some Christians brought along their families and other interested people. Some good contacts were made, and there was blessing in salvation, giving encouragement and joy.

Windsor: S Ferguson and W Boyd finished four weeks’ gospel meetings at the end of November. The gospel was faithfully preached but consistent interest from locals was disappointing.

EIRE Reports

Dublin (Rathmines Gospel Hall). R. McKeown finished four weeks of gospel meetings (November). A large number of tracts and invitations were distributed. There were good numbers attending from a variety of national and religious backgrounds, many of whom had never before heard the gospel. The assembly was very much encouraged that a number professed to be saved.

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