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Glasgow City Mission

How did this amazing work begin?

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                                             David Nasmith grew up in Glasgow and at the age of 15, he was one of the founders of ‘Youths’ Societies.’  The aim […]

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Glasgow City Mission

When a person's world falls apart where can they find help?

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Glasgow City Mission is the world’s first City Mission. Since 1826, it has been showing Christian care to vulnerable adults and children by fighting against poverty and disadvantage in Glasgow. At the heart of Glasgow City Mission is a holistic approach to caring for the […]

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The Jailer’s Wife – a New Testament account

What would it take to change your life?

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Imagine being a jailer and suddenly a huge earthquake shakes all the cell doors open. Imagine your shock when you discover none of the prisoners have escaped but instead they are in their cells singing hymns and praising God. What impact what that have on […]

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Ananias – a story from the early church.

The story of a man's sight restored and a life changed

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How would you feel if you were asked to pray for someone? How would you feel if that man was someone you feared, someone who had been responsible for the death of some of your friends? That is exactly what happened to Ananias when he […]

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Can you prove it? One Christian looks at the evidence for the Christian faith.

God in Creation - The 'Anthropic Principle'

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These pages have been produced by David Couchman MA (Cantab), MSc. The material is taken from the Facing the Challenge course, and is used with permission. Who is not amazed when they look up at the stars? The Bible says: ‘The heavens tell of the […]

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Facing the Issues – crime and punishment

Brian's Story.

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Brian is a Christian. Read his story about his experiences of crime, punishment and redemption  I have experienced both sides of this topic, as a criminal and more recently working for an organisation within the criminal justice system. Since leaving my former life behind I […]

Your stories…

How have you used RE:quest?

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Your stories…

How have you used RE:quest?

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We would love to hear your stories about how you are using RE:quest and the great work your students are doing. Please contact us on office@request.org.uk with all your news.

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Cornish Saints – Saint Endelienta, Minver and Cleer

What is important about the saints?

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Saint Endelienta Feast day: 29th April Saint Endelienta was a daughter of King Brychan, who settled in Saint Endellion and taught the Christian faith. Two nearby wells are named after her. Wells were a source of water used for baptism and other religious purposes. Saint Endelienta’s altar […]

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Cornish Saints – Saint Germanus, Saint Neot, Saint Petroc and Saint Sampson

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St. Germanus Feast day: 31st July St. Germanus was elected Bishop of Auxerie, France, in 4l8 CE at the time that the Roman Empire was falling apart. He was twice sent to Britain to argue against the false teachings of Pelagius. On his second visit […]

Cornish Saints – Saint Piran

Why are Saints so important?

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Cornish Saints – Saint Piran

Why are Saints so important?

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St. Austell, St. Ives, St. Minver, Perranporth … in Cornwall, saints are everywhere! Towns and villages are named after churches founded by them or dedicated to their memory. Why are they so important? Saint Piran Patron Saint of Cornwall Feast day: 5th March Saint Piran […]

Saints

What makes a person a saint?

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Saints

What makes a person a saint?

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Introduction The Bible uses the word ‘saints’ to mean all Christians (Romans 1:6-7). From the earliest times, Christians looked at good examples of other Christians, whose lives really showed the love of Christ. The lives of the Apostles were studied because it was believed they […]

Denominations

Why are there different denominations?

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Denominations

Why are there different denominations?

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Over the years, the Christian church has divided into different groups called denominations. Although they share the same basic beliefs, or creed, the way they do things can be very different. This family tree shows how each new denomination branched out from an older one. […]

Contraception

What is the Christian response to birth control?

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Contraception

What is the Christian response to birth control?

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Having children has always been a central part of Christian marriage. The first commandment given to Adam and Eve was ‘Be fruitful and increase in number’ (Genesis 1:28) – in other words – ‘Go and have children. For centuries all Christians believed that it was […]

Chastity, Virginity and Celibacy

What is the Christian response to sexuality?

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Chastity, Virginity and Celibacy

What is the Christian response to sexuality?

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Although Christians believe sex is something created by God and very special, The New Testament of the Bible also teaches that being celibate and remaining unmarried is the ideal state. This is because if you are not married you have more time and energy to […]