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Wrestling with God

I was in a dreadful hurry, because I was late, and, wouldn’t you know it, I had all the traffic lights against me. I sat tugging at my steering wheel, trying to coax the light to change. I stood in the wrong lane at the cash register of the supermarket. This seems to happen all […]

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Watching Daily at My Gates

April 1 Psalm 119.: 1-8,11            Do you have God’s Word hidden in your hearts? Is it hidden there to keep you from sin? That was the Psalmist’s confession in verse 11. Many of us have learned large portions of Scripture. Why? Was it because we wanted to be armed against Satan when he came to […]

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Turtles

A turtle is an interesting animal in God’s cre­ation. God has given turtles unique characteristics, that are different from other animals, to stay alive. Their hard shells protect their soft bodies from animals that eat them. Although turtles are slow on land, God gave them webbed feet, so they can swim fast in the water. […]

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The Lion

A lion is known for many different things. A lion is often called “king of beasts” or “Lord of the jun­gle”. A lion is also known for its heavy roar. The color of the lion is a mixture of brown and yellow. A lion is also very strong, especially its teeth and claws. A lion […]

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Self-Denial: A Command of Christ

Hopefully by now you have read my article entitled “Unfaithful Servants” in the March issue. If you haven’t read it, please do so before you read this one. In that article, I wrote about our oftentimes way­ward walk as young people. I ended by exhorting God’s people to watch and wait, for the coming of […]

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Safe in the World

Safe in the World. Lloyd-Jones, Dr. Martin (1988). Crossway Books: Illinois   We all need the preaching to hear the Word (Romans 10:14). Often, it is helpful to use other read­ings and devotionals to help us in understanding the Word of God. These aid our feeble minds with God’s truths before us. Safe in the […]

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Netherlands Reformed Congregations

The Netherlands Reformed Congregations, or NRC (not to be confused with Dutch Reformed), are a relatively small denomination professing to stand fast in the Reformed tradition. Located primarily in Ameri­ca, the NRC of this paper parallel an equivalent denomination back in the Netherlands. Netherlands Reformed Congregations are churches coming out of a strong Reformed heritage, […]

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Lying: A Prevalent Evil

You Liar! Have you ever called someone that? Probably. Most of us have. And usually with great disgust, and apparently good reason. How we hate to have people lie about us, or deceive us by lying. Then again, has anyone ever called you that? Again, probably. Justifiably? Hopefully not. But even if there was reason […]

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Letters

Q • Are those who ask Dr. Kevorkian to assist them in ending their life justified in doing so because of the pain and suffer­ing they live with? A • Those who are asking Dr. Kevorkian to assist them in ending their life are committing suicide. They are no less guilty than persons who commit […]

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It’s a Blessing to Grow Old!

“Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.” Ps. 37:37 Guys and Girls, society likes to make growing old sound like a horrible, awful thing: You’ll get wrinkles, your body will deteriorate, in some cases the mind also deteriorates. . . . Obviously, they focus on the […]

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Depression: A Spiritual Illness

Do the responsibilities and cares of this life seem at times to be too much for you to bear? Have you ever felt despair, or what we might call “the blues” due to the circumstances of your life? Many, if not all of us, would probably admit to experiencing feelings such as these at one […]

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Athens: Then and Now

Athens is the capital city of Greece. It is locat­ed on a plain near the southern coastline. Greeks first occupied Athens around 1900 B.C. The earliest settle­ments began on the large, flat-topped hill of Acropolis, which was protected by steep slopes on all sides except the west. The city eventually grew around the fortified hill. […]

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A Most Wonderful Gift

I have a gift It was given to me not wrapped with ribbons or bows no, it’s not even tangible it is the most glorious gift anyone could ever give Only, no one could give this gift No one human- Only God He gave me this gift And because of this gift I can live […]

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