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Rev Dr Colin Peckham

'These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know ye have eternal life ...' (1 John 5:13). Do you have peace with God? Are you sure that your sins are forgiven? Do you know that you are a child of... [Read More »]


Rev Dr Colin Peckham

Christian giving is an act of worship and thanksgiving to God. It is the loving expression of the Christian's supreme devotion and loyalty to God. Scripture lays great emphasis on the manner in which we give. Systematically 'On the first day of every... [Read More »]


Rev Dr Colin Peckham

Becoming a Christian means a radical change in the life.1 Realising that a change is necessary many people try to accomplish it in their own power and seek to bring some semblance of Christian order into their lives. There are various changes attempted... [Read More »]


Rev Dr Colin Peckham

The word 'sent' well sums up Christ's consuming zeal. He was sent to accomplish His Father's will. He was sent to needy humanity for its redemption. He completed His task, and, so that this message might reach earth's remotest bounds, He established certain... [Read More »]


Rev Dr Colin Peckham

Christmas means more than the domestic festivities, the family reunions and the giving of presents, more than the glittering lights and the gaily decorated Christmas tree, more than the holly and the ivy; more than the carols by candlelight and the traditional... [Read More »]


Rev Dr Colin Peckham

JESUS was born. Never had there been such a night. Jesus was born of a Virgin. If not, we face the blasphemous alternative, the slanderous implication that Mary was guilty of immorality and Jesus was illegitimate. Perish the thought! To deny the virgin... [Read More »]


Rev Dr Colin Peckham

At the time of the birth of Jesus angels appeared on four occasions to different people announcing this great event and issues relating to it. An angel appeared to Zacharias. to Mary, to Joseph, and to the shepherds. On every occasion the message was... [Read More »]


Rev Dr Colin Peckham

'Lo I come... To do Thy will, O God.' To God Christmas meant an enormous sacrifice. He gave His Son! All heaven must have wondered at the incomprehensible and unfathomable depths of a love which would go to such lengths. The Lord of glory took the... [Read More »]


Rev Dr Colin Peckham

At Christmas time we are reminded of the great mystery and miracle which the theologians call `unio hypostatica', the genuine unity of true God and true man in Jesus Christ. Today the doctrine of the Virgin Birth is relegated to the realm of mythology,... [Read More »]


Rev Dr Colin Peckham

'FOR UNTO US A CHILD IS BORN UNTO US A SON IS GIVEN'. (Isa. 9:6) Thus prophesied Isaiah about 700 years before the Babe of Bethlehem was laid in the manger. The outstanding reaction to His coming was ]OY. A multitude of the heavenly host appeared... [Read More »]


Rev Dr Colin Peckham

"And when they had opened their treasures they presented unto Him gifts; gold, frankincense and myrrh" (Matt. 2:11) CHRISTMAS-TIME is a time of giving. Children delight in it because of all the presents they receive, but primarily this time of giving... [Read More »]


Rev Dr Colin Peckham

Christmas is: A TIME OF EXULTATION There was joy in heaven, for the heavenly host were praising God at Christ's birth (Luke 2.13). There was joy on earth, for the angels brought 'good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people' (Luke 2.10). This... [Read More »]


Rev Dr Colin Peckham

It is a singular instance of the irony of history that, when Rome was sacked by Alaric the Goth in 410 AD, some of her high-born citizens fled to and found refuge in Bethlehem. Rome's imperial pride had given the Lord of Glory a manger for a cradle in... [Read More »]


Rev Dr Colin Peckham

'What think ye of Christ' Whose son is He'' asked Jesus (Matt.22:42) This very question was put to a churchman some time ago by an insistent sixth former, 'If Jesus Christ is not God's Son, then whose son is He'' The reply from this leader amazed... [Read More »]


Rev Dr Colin Peckham

'God is a Spirit, - infinite, eternal and unchangeable - in His being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness and truth' (Shorter Catechism). How is this incomparable Being, the Wholly Other, to communicate with insignificant man' In His infinite... [Read More »]


Rev Dr Colin Peckham

In Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form' (Col 2:9). In Him we have the fullness of Deity framed in humanity. Jesus Christ is perfect man and perfect God. HUMAN His humanity is seen in that He was born of a woman; He grew in... [Read More »]


Rev Dr Colin Peckham

The doctrine of the Person of Christ has ever been and will ever be at the forefront of Satanic attack. If Jesus Christ is not God the biblical plan of salvation crumbles. Is it possible to prove from the Scriptures that Jesus of Nazareth is Yahweh or... [Read More »]


Rev Dr Colin Peckham

Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God' (2 Cor. 7.1). Nowhere in his writings does Paul so open his heart to his readers as in 2... [Read More »]


Rev Dr Colin Peckham

'And behold I send the promise of my Father upon you ...' (Luke 24:49) Scientific Dr. Luke made sure, in his meticulously researched treatise, given in accordance with what had been predicted 'in the law of Moses, and in the prophets and in the Psalms'... [Read More »]


Rev Dr Colin Peckham

It might well be said of the preacher's office, 'And no man taketh this honour unto Himself, but he that is called of God' (Heb. 5:4). We cannot elect ourselves to this holy task. No man may intrude into the ministry. If God wants you for His work, He... [Read More »]


Rev Dr Colin Peckham

Fear of the authorities they had hidden behind locked doors. But no, ridiculous or not, the words rang forth with the utmost clarity, 'Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.' The speaker was either completely devoid of His... [Read More »]


Rev Dr Colin Peckham

All Christians have the Spirit of God (Rom. 8:9) but not all Christians are filled with the Spirit of God. Paul prayed for the Ephesian Christians, who had the Spirit, to be filled with all God's fullness (Eph. 3:19) and he exhorted them to be filled... [Read More »]


Mary Peckham

To the islanders, our coming was a unique event. After all, we were ladies and we were preaching! Yet, the people came and there was an amazing openness to the gospel. They sang the hymns with relish and sat through an hour-long service in English, followed... [Read More »]


Rev Dr Colin Peckham

I have waited for the great ones of the earth to sound forth their moral trumpets but I wait in vain, so it falls to my poor lot to put pen to paper over issues which appal me, and I am sure, many like me. These youth sex polls! The revelations! The... [Read More »]


Mary Peckham

'And the Lord turned and looked upon Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how He had said unto him. And Peter went out, and wept bitterly.' What a strange choice the Lord made when He chose Peter as one of His disciples! He was a man of such... [Read More »]


Rev Dr Colin Peckham

Many of us pray just enough to ease the conscience but not enough to win any decided victory. We are playing at praying. we have put very little into it and therefore have received very little from it. Prayer has not been a mighty force but merely a harmless... [Read More »]


Rev Dr Colin Peckham

Prayer is basic to the advance of Christ's cause. The real work is done where only the eye of God can see. he who would speak much to men for God must speak much to God for men. Only as I truly know Him can I make Him truly known. The apostles said,... [Read More »]


Mary Peckham

When God has a plan to fulfil He makes what seems to us very strange choices. The Lord needs twelve disciples so He spends a night in prayer and, having done so, He chooses, not the religious leaders of the day, but a bunch of commoners. No previous... [Read More »]


Rev Dr Colin Peckham

God in you! That is what makes you a Christian - nothing less than that! A beautiful moral life, regular church attendance, good works, these, however commendable, cannot make you a Christian. There are two aspects of salvation: The negative... [Read More »]


Rev Dr Colin Peckham

'But rise and stand on your feet; for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to make you a minister and a witness both of the things which your have seen and of the things which I will yet reveal to you. I will deliver you from the Jewish people as... [Read More »]


Mary Peckham

Many today 'put on the brakes' and stop short of true conversion! One of the characteristics of a genuine conversion has always been conviction of sin. Jesus said, when he is come He will convince of sin' (John 16: 8 - 11). This does not mean just... [Read More »]


Rev Dr Colin Peckham

As a young Agricultural student I had taken an uncompromising stand for Christ. I was seeking souls, memorising Scripture, preaching in the open air. Christ lived in me! I knew it! I thrilled to it! Yet this rich experience was not an abiding one.... [Read More »]


Rev Dr Colin Peckham

Repentance The importance of repentance cannot be over estimated. It is given prominence in Scripture. It involves the whole man, intellectually, emotionally and volitionally. Intellectually it means a complete 'about face' in our thinking. The... [Read More »]


Mary Peckham

When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream. Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The LORD hath done great things for them. The LORD hath done great... [Read More »]


Rev Dr Colin Peckham

Jesus said, "Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." JESUS said that! This word comes to us from the courts of heaven and carries all the solemnity of eternity. If mere man had uttered these astounding words one could very easily... [Read More »]


Mary Peckham

'A people saturated in God.' 'An awareness of the Almighty'. 'God coming down.' These were some of the expressions used in trying to bring to people' notice the reality of a Heaven-sent revival. The winter of 1949 had not yet passed when some of the... [Read More »]


Rev Dr Colin Peckham

The tide is out. The rocks protrude from the muddy waters, ugly and bare. Stretches of muddy sand mar the former beauty. Footprints show the progress of hopeful mussel, cockle and sea-food collectors. The tide is out. Nothing attractive about the tide... [Read More »]


Rev Dr Colin Peckham

It happened one morning in a church hall in Durban. A group of Christian workers were kneeling in prayer. A young agricultural student was among them. he was the last to pray, and in his prayer he poured out his soul in a fervent plea that God would send... [Read More »]


Mary Peckham

It was nothing short of a miracle that this nameless, 'certain man' was still waiting for healing after thirty-eight years! He believed, as did the 'great multitude', that, at a certain season, (exact time unknown) a supernatural being, an angel, would... [Read More »]


Rev Dr Colin Peckham

The problem of evangelisation which produces not lasting results is reaching gigantic proportions. The gospel is being preached. Christians are attending special classes, are trained in the principles of soul-winning and are mobilised to counsel seeking... [Read More »]