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United to Christ: The Believer’s New Identity

The superstitious Athenians to whom Paul preached wanted to make sure that they didn’t miss out on identifying with a god that could possibly be the all-powerful God. They sensed an empty space that they felt compelled to fill with an idol “to the unknown god” (Acts 17:23). To say that the Athenians were missing […]

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“Repentance…not to be repented of.” 2 Corinthians 7:10   Yes, you must study for confession. But you must also repent and turn to God. How can an unconverted person make a sincere confession of his Lord? It is unfortunate that Methodism has worked havoc in our Reformed churches in this respect. It was the influence […]

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Plantings

Henry followed his father to the garden. Last week he helped his father plant a row of peas. Now they would plant some corn and beans together. Henry held the hoe and seeds. “Let’s plant the corn on this end of the garden and the beans over there,” directed his father. “But first, let’s check […]

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The Planted Seed Preserved

Our Lord Jesus Christ, during His ministry, taught through many parables, signs and wonders. In the parable of Matthew 13:24-30, Jesus tells us of the farmer that went and planted wheat seed in clean ground. While the farmer was away from the field, an enemy came and sowed tares in the same field. The farmer […]

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Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

“And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” Gen. 2:7 On the sixth day of the creation week God brought forth the highest of all the earthly crea­tures, and apex of the earthly creation, MAN. Just […]

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In Faith and Love to God Preserved

It is a wonderful thing to be alive.  And we may be sure that when Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, four days after he was buried, his sisters and friends considered it to be wonderful, and were very thankful.  However, some time later he died again, and has now been in his grave for […]

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Earnestly Contend for the Faith (7)

Things in Common What do believers and unbelievers alike have in common? As to the facts, they have every (fact) thing in common. But as to interpretation of the facts, they have nothing in common. As to the facts, which stand objectively before them in the creation, believers and unbelievers alike compute according to the […]

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Some Have Not the Right to Believe

It is commonly acknowledged that some persons who come under the preaching of the word do not have the ability to believe. We confess, and I would hope that others do so too, that unless God first prepare one’s heart to believe he cannot and will not believe in the name of Jesus; unless God […]

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Regeneration

We are familiar with the narrative of Jesus and Nicodemus and we see the unfolding of that beautiful plan that God has for those who are His children as He sends His Almighty Spirit forth to change and renew them. We realize that by the Spirit of God we are made aware of our sins […]

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