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Watching Daily at My Gates

December 1             Numbers 14:40-45                  The people of Israel stood at the door of Canaan. Because of a lack of faith they refused to enter. When informed that because of their sins they would perish in the wilderness, they wept and decided to go against God’s Word and tried to enter Canaan on their own. […]

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Voyage of the Phoenix

This is the first article in a series on missions and witnessing. Some of the articles will focus on the church-bodily function of mission work, while others will center on the individual calling to be a witness of God’s Name through our everyday lives. This particular one will address the matter of witnessing through the […]

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Visiting the Elderly

I have a question for you, young people. So I want each of you to take the time to ask yourself this question and to consider the importance of it. It is essential that you do so, for one’s answer to this question demonstrates whether or not he is living as a true Christian should. […]

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The Gift

The presents were wrapped in festive and colorful paper, but there was one package that was more beautiful than all the rest. It was wrapped in shiny gold foil, and its ribbons reflected the light in every color of the rainbow. It was so beautiful, that it made the other gifts look plain and ugly […]

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The Christian in the Chinese Culture

“The Christian in the Chinese Culture”, written by Rev. Poh Boon Sing, Good News Enterprise             In order to familiarize myself more with the Chinese culture while we are staying in Singapore, I recently read the book, The Christian in the Chinese Culture, by Rev. Poh Boon Sing. I would recommend this book especially to […]

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School Life in Northern Ireland

School life begins at the age of four or five when one would enter a primary school. The first seven years of education are done in grades P1 to P7 (preparatory one to preparatory seven). At the age of ten or eleven, one would take his eleven plus (11+) test. This is an aptitude test […]

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Martha: The Harried Hostess

The average person is unable to handle wealth. “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of heaven.” There are, however, by God’s grace, those who have wealth and handle it wisely. There was an Abraham, who used all […]

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Letter to the Editor

Having often proclaimed the gospel concept of faith, as well as issuing the call to faith many times in the preaching, I was taken aback – to say the least, when I read the article “What Must You Do To Be Saved?” (September issue). In his concluding two paragraphs, the author, Nathan Brummel, has led […]

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Lessons from a Grandmother

While in Seminary I made regular trips to my grandmother’s house to learn Dutch. Together we would sit on the sofa. I would read out loud from a Dutch Bible and translate. She would help me through the rough spots. This is a good way to learn a language. Too bad I didn’t go there […]

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Christmas Morning

This story appears in the charming Dutch book, Peper en Zout (“Pepper and Salt”, under the pseudonym, Ds. M. E. Voila (French for “so there”). It is a series of anecdotes taken from the experience of a pastor in the Netherlands, most of them humorous, all of them very pointed. The translation is by Rev. […]

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