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Exercising Holy Discernment

“Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.” I Thessalonians 5:21 He was on the brink of forsaking his faith. For the first twenty years of his life, he had been a member of a conservative Christian family, community, school, and church, and thereby formally educated in the Reformed faith. As early as he […]

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What’s in Your Bible? Boats

I’d like to use this rubric for a time in exploration and explanation of interesting things – especially tangible objects – that appear in the Bible and often in the historical narrative passages.  Typically in our preaching, teaching and studying of the scriptures in which we are searching for the spiritual, gospel truth of the […]

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Living as Lights in the World

Ephesians 5:8 I began this speech by commending the young adults who attended the retreat for their exemplary behavior, for their ability to get along with each other, and especially for their love for the Word of God. I told them that they had shown themselves to be what Ephesians 5:8 talked about: “light in […]

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Jehovah’s Laughter (2)

Last time I began an examination of the biblical teaching that Jehovah laughs. I took note of the outstanding passages in Scripture where this is taught. I explained as well that Jehovah’s laughter is directed against the ungodly, reprobate opponents of himself, his Christ, and his kingdom. That Jehovah laughs is beyond dispute. That he […]

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Jehovah’s Laughter (1)

I remember distinctly two stories about laughter. One of my seminary professors told the story to his students about when he was preaching on the humanity of Jesus Christ and mentioned the human things that Scripture says Jesus did. After stating that Jesus ate, drank, wept, and tired, he said that Jesus laughed. After the […]

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You Are Being Watched

You are being watched.  Remember that. With surveillance cameras nearly omnipresent, including those coursing through the heavens, you are being watched by the government and others.  However, to such watching I do not refer. By the ungodly world you are being watched.  For, “a city that is set on a hill cannot be hid” (Matt. […]

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Holding Fast Our Profession

Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the             heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. Hebrews 4:14   Young people today, more than ever before, are being tempted to leave what they profess. Quite often it is in the way of marrying someone […]

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An Exhortation to Walk Honestly

Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul; Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation (I Peter 2:11, 12). Peter […]

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