Challenge Good News Paper - December 2019
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A ‘Bible Garden’
As we celebrate the Christmas festive season did you know that many plants mentioned in the Bible grow superbly here in Australia?
A ‘Bible Garden’
What are we waiting for?
“I just can’t wait to open my presents!”
What are we waiting for?
Why do Christians place so much emphasis on Christmas?
We have come again to the “holiday season” so let me wish you “Happy Holidays” where once we used to wish each other “Happy Christmas”.
Why do Christians place so much emphasis on Christmas?
Every life is precious
Dr. Frederic Loomis was an obstetrician in California, USA. Many years ago, during the delivery of a young baby, Dr. Loomis was faced with a serious ethical problem.
Every life is precious
Mark 4:21-41 - The Gospel of Mark
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Mark 4:21-41 - The Gospel of Mark
From Jail to Joseph
Shaun Crossley has gone from an alcoholic who served several jail sentences to an engineer who serves God
From Jail to Joseph
Can ya believe the news about Kanye?
One of the Kardashian clan becoming a sold-out Christian seems as unbelievable a plot twist as those soapy stories of people coming back from the dead with amnesia and a secret twin!
Can ya believe the news about Kanye?
I was a gangster ready to kill in a heartbeat
Most of Isaac's young adult life revolved around partying, fighting, drinking, abusing drugs, womanizing and stealing.
I was a gangster ready to kill in a heartbeat
Thankful for his bars
Twenty-nine year old Teboho Mbele is thankful he is in prison! And he is only three years into an 11-year sentence.
Thankful for his bars
Mark 4:1-20 - The Gospel of Mark
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Mark 4:1-20 - The Gospel of Mark
Surprising success
At the Paris Olympics in July 1924, the Scottish runner Eric Liddell won a gold medal in the 400 metres.
Surprising success
A gift for the whole world
If you were to give a gift that would be suitable for the whole world, what would you give?
A gift for the whole world
The importance of letters
Richard knows how much a letter can mean to someone in prison.
The importance of letters
Neo-Nazi finds new way
Bryon Widner was a skinhead from the time he was 14.
Neo-Nazi finds new way
Who was that bright, shiny man?
In the Middle East where it is illegal to spread Christianity, and life-threatening to talk about how the good news of Jesus is advancing, "God is revealing Himself
Who was that bright, shiny man?
Bad boy finds good God
Thembeni Gadu, known as Samuel, was living a life of lying, drug addiction, and sexual immorality.
Bad boy finds good God
Mark 3:7-30 - The Gospel of Mark
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Mark 3:7-30 - The Gospel of Mark
Silver medal no surprise
Mercy Cherono of Kenya had two goals going in to the 2013 World Championships in Moscow: place in the medals and get a world record.
Silver medal no surprise
The Fantasy Christmas
Hyped up by the repeats of cheesy Christmas movies and endless glossy TV adverts, the Fantasy Christmas is – we know – a fantasy.
The Fantasy Christmas
Never forgotten
It was a week before Christmas when a young mother with three children was forced to make a very difficult decision.
Never forgotten
Overcoming abuse
For author Josh McDowell, each new case of child molestation in the news brings back agonizing memories.
Overcoming abuse
The day the atheist met a bear!
One day, an atheist was walking through the woods, admiring all the beauty that the "accident of evolution" had created.
The day the atheist met a bear!
Wild and free ... and miserable
Vanessa Holland spent most of her time "drinking, smoking, and getting into fights." Influenced strongly by her wild growing-up years, as an adult she was promiscuous, attended parties, took drugs, drank alcohol and trained in martial arts.
Wild and free ... and miserable
Mark 2:18-3:6 - The Gospel of Mark
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Mark 2:18-3:6 - The Gospel of Mark

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