Out Now - December's Direction Magazine

Christmas: What's in it for God? asks RT Kendall. Plus: Going green with the gospel; Neymar 100% Jesus; Archbishop Justin Welby; Bear Grylls – try faith for yourself; Mia Palmer plays Snow White; How Entertainer shops are spreading the gospel; Bethlehem tours without leaving Ballymena! Plus all your favourite columns and features.

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Inside Direction Magazine December 2019

EDITORIAL Follow the signs, says Chris Cartwright

LIGHT AFTER MY DARKEST DAY Amanda Brotherton was in church but not yet a Christian when her life was shattered

CALLED TO BE A LIGHT ON STAGE Mia Palmer lands first role as Snow White

REFLECTIONS ABOUT CHRISTMAS Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and friends tell the reason for the season

TIME TO JOIN A POLITICAL PARTY? Shape the future, urges Lyndon Bowring

GEARING UP WITH THE GOSPEL Motor magnate Mark Mitchell tells why he booked a cathedral for a carol service

FROM BALLYMENA TO BETHLEHEM How one church tells about Christmas

ENTERTAINING THE GOOD NEWS! Mark Greenwood reports outreach on the High Street with toy shop chain

OUR PARTY FOR 400 GUESTS An Elim missionary couple is ready to share the real reason for the season

MAKING A MEAL OF CHRISTMAS A London church will be demonstrating God’s love the way that it does every year

REACHING OUT TO THE LONELY Longton Elim is celebrating the 25th year of its lunch club for elderly people

WHAT’S YOUR CHRISTMAS LIKE? As Aspire gears up to ‘get real’, the team shares what Christmas is like in their homes

GOING GREEN WITH THE GOSPEL! God told me to make chutney, says Ali Horton who teamed up with Janet Hughes

WHAT IS THE MISSIONAL CHURCH? Stop talking and get to it, says Dave Newton

WHAT’S IN IT FOR GOD? It’s a question that more people should ask about Christmas, reckons RT Kendall

THE REAL COST OF CHRISTMAS We need to be more like Joseph, writes MPower Director Mark Lyndon-Jones

MY FAITH’S MORE THAN A MOTTO says top Brazil and PSG striker Neymar

LET GO OF YOUR CHRISTMAS PAST  Ghosts of Christmas past lose power when we say ‘yes’ to God, insists James Glass

CHRISTMAS ON THE MISSION FIELD  Elim missionaries are at work right around the world, explains Iain Hesketh

REACHING MADRID’S ADDICTS  Student Beth Jacobs explains how she found herself spreading hope in Spain


ANSWERS with Mark Ryan

AND FINALLY with John Lancaster

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