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Resource Centre


The Resource Centre is a small library of Christian books, magazines, tapes (audio and video) and audio CDs, which are freely available for use by all who attend or visit the chapel.

It is hoped that this web page (as it is developed) will be an extension of our Resource Centre, identifying material and especially resources on the World Wide Web that we trust will be a blessing and help to you.


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Useful Internet Links:


BibleGateway.com

Bible search:

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Get the Bible Gateway's award winning App for your Phone or Tablet
(highly recommended)
HERE


ChristiansUnite.com


There are three main areas on this site:

Bible Study Aids - a wide range of Bible versions,
commentaries and other writings.

Click here to view Bible Study options


Articles and Sermons to read:


Click here to view Articles etc


Audio Sermons to listen to:


Click here to view the Audio Sermon options


SermonAudio.com

Around 600,000 Sermons to choose from on this site. All are free, but you do need to sign up to receive their weekly email before you are able to download (no other emails will be sent to you) - the email contains latest and recommended sermons and advertising which helps pay for the site.

Recommendation: Use the Links listed on the left edge of the SermonAudio web pages to browse the site.

You can become a 'Plus' or 'Full' Member of the site, for a fee, but this is not necessary to download sermons - see the About Our Services page for details. All Broadcasters must sign up to the site's Articles of Faith.

Click here to open SermonAudio.com


StudyLight.org

There is a huge amount of Bible Study material and other resources on this site:

Click here to open StudyLight.org

Recommendation: Use the Links listed on the Left edge of the StudyLight web pages to browse the site.
Bible Study aids are grouped under the STUDY RESOURCES title as shown in the screenshot below.
There are many more options available when you open these links.

The screenshot:
List of Study Aids on the Study Light site

The Study Light site also has a Statement of Faith page. It is a good idea to check out the statement of faith or equivalent when browsing "Christian" sites - there are many organisations that call themselves 'Christian' and provide 'Bible study material', BUT do not hold fully to the teachings plainly stated and oft repeated in the Bible itself.


covenantseminary.edu - Covenant Theological Seminary

Another wonderful source of MP3 audio lectures and sermons plus lecture study notes.  The next best thing to going to Bible College yourself - To see the complete list of Free Courses Click Here. and go to RESOURCES.  To access the material it is now necessary to register with the site, but it is still free.  
For further news of further developments of their "Worldwide Classroom" and other links Click Here.

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carm.org - The Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry

A summary in their own words:
CARM is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to equip Christians and refute error.  It is well documented.  Come here and learn about false teachings such as Mormonism, Jehovah's Witnesses, Islam, the New Age, etc., as well as provide counter arguments for evolution, atheism, relativism, abortion...and much more.

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bethinking.org - The Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship (UCCF) apologetics web site

This is a great place to go if you want some material to make you think - click on the image to try it:
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In their own words...."bethinking.org is a website that aims to put the best Christian thinking and communicating resources right into your hands. Whether you are a student, at home or at work we want to help you to talk about the Christian gospel in a way that is relevant, true, culturally aware and attractive. There are hundreds of interesting articles and audio talks on bethinking.org for you to use and think through."
For example:
The website is organised and run by uccf:thechristianunions in partnership with:
mljtrust.org/ AND oneplace.com/ministries/living_grace/ - for Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones Sermons On-Line
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One of the most popular authors on our church Resource Centre bookshelves is Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones.
Click in the picture above to go to the 'One Place' web page where you can hear or download some of his sermons.

More information on "The Doctor", as he is affectionately known, can be obtained from:
The Hall of Church History :  http://www.misterrichardson.com/mlj.html

An even more comprehensive resource has recently been made available:
In 2012, the Martyn Lloyd-Jones Trust in the USA :
http://www.mljtrust.org/ made available 1600 of Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones sermons.  Until very recently these were only available for purchase (with selected sermons  via One Place), but now they are amazingly free - by far the best offer on the Internet.  Actually, there is a far better offer -  it is the one expounded in these serrmons.

Here are the topic links at the MLJ Trust site (and the number sermons under each):


redeemer.com/ - A New York Church with a big Vision
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The practical outworkings of our Christian faith are hugely important, both as individuals and as a church. These have been expounded well in the 'Core Values' of Redeemer Church, New York. Investigate and be challenged...

Redeemer Presbyterian Church, is a church with a vison: "To spread the gospel, first through ourselves and then through the city by word, deed, and ommunity; To bring about personal changes, social healing, and cultural renewal through a movement of churches and ministries that change New York City and through it, the world." You might be interested to follow the links on its web site to investigate what that means, starting at its Home page (Click Here and the 'About Us' menu).
OR...
Resources of interest are:
MP3 Sermons on the 'Core Values' of Redeemer Church by Tim Keller.
Articles and  recommended books.
Tim Keller (founding Pastor of Redeemer Church) on Monergism.com.
Recent books by Tim Keller: "The Reason for God" and "The Prodigal God".
Another new book - "The Meaning of Marriage".
Highly Recommended : The Prodigal God Sermon Series MP3s - available HERE.

 
NEW LINK (Added 2013):
Books and Resources by Tim Keller
 
gty.org/ and gty.org.uk/ - Grace To You
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Grace To You features the ministry of John MacArthur. Learn more about him on the US web site HERE.
You can listen to Grace To You on your radio or television - DETAILS HERE.
View a video introducing Grace To You HERE.

theologynetwork.org/ - Theology Network
Calling all young people (and the rest of us who think we are young still) - this is for you...
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Another wing of UCCF (see bethinking.org above), this web site is packed full of exciting Theology.
If you don't think Theology is exciting - think again - and explore this web site.
There is plenty of very well presented Church History too.  
Here are some recommendations:
Listen to Mike Reeves on Luther in the "Unquenchable Flame" Category.
Mike Reeves in any of the Categories - he is UCCF's resident theologian and often speaks at Universities.
Find Don Carson in the "Studying Theology+RS"  Category.
Learn about some great men of history in the "Historical Theology" Category.
The "Table Talk" interviews are very good also.

christian.org.uk/ - The Christian Institute
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This is a most excellent organisation and its web site well reflects its quality and integrity. It is a real gold mine of Resources and News/Comment.
Here is the "Who we are" description by Colin Hart, Director:
"The Christian Institute exists for “the furtherance and promotion of the Christian religion in the United Kingdom” and “the advancement of education”. The Christian Institute is a nondenominational Christian charity committed to upholding the truths of the Bible. We are supported by individuals and churches throughout the UK. We believe that the Bible is the supreme authority for all of life and we hold to the inerrancy of Scripture. We are committed to upholding the sanctity of life from conception." 
 
HERE ARE SOME RECOMMENDED AUDIO SERIES (but they could all be recommended from what I have heard so far):
Onlocking the Bible - David Jackman
christianconcern.com/ - Christian Concern &
christianconcern.com/christian-legal-centre - The Christian Legal Centre
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and its sister organisation:
 
Christian Concern Legal Centre
Another excellent organisation or two. Read the About Us page for an introduction.
They also produce booklets that can be downloaded.