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Lovest Thou Me?… Then Go To Society

Our God is a covenant God, dwelling in eternal fellowship within Himself and with His people in Christ. There is never a “quiet” moment within God. The Holy Spirit tirelessly searches the deep things of God. The Father and Son never stop speaking one to the other. The result is blessed fellowship and eternal joy […]

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The Reformation

After darkness, light The fearful hold of priest-craft gone As the gospel shines among us throng. After blindness, sight   After chains, release. The church’s war with God is o’er And Satan masters us no more. After conflict, peace.   After merit, grace. No longer to the Pope we bow For Christ the King is […]

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Meeting in the Supermarket

Rosemary Roberts always went shopping in town on Saturday mornings, when her husband could look after the four children. It was for her like an outing. She enjoyed picking what she needed in a supermarket, working through the list she had with her, comparing the prices and differences in quality, pushing the trolley in front […]

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Joy in Bible Study

Bible study is work. It is not “fun,” but difficult and strenuous work. It is that for many reasons, but especially because of the weakness of our flesh. To the flesh, searching the Scriptures is boring, unnecessary, too difficult, and is repulsive. Over against our rebellious flesh, Scripture declares that the study of Scripture in […]

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Remembering the Reformation

The only Reformed Cathedral in the world is found in the Swiss city of Geneva. The picture shows you a recent photograph of the main entrance, made of natural stone in the eleventh century in the highest part of the city. In 1534 the building was given to the Reformed Congregation and all the statues […]

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The Song of Zion

A Psalter-Psalm Devotional of Praise to Our Sovereign Covenant God Devotionals by David Overway October 1 Read Psalm 71:6 In verse five, David confesses that he trusted in the Lord all throughout his childhood and adult years to the point of his writing this Psalm. This confession, however, is not a boasting in himself but […]

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Psalter 126 – God a Very Present Help

God is our refuge and our strength.” Psalm 46:1. This is quite a confession for a child of God to make. Only because we are His children may we make this confession. God is not the refuge of the wicked, nor is He their strength. At times it is very easy for us to place […]

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Confession of Faith (3)

Reprinted from the Standard Bearer Vol. 63 pp. 256- 258.  “Do you acknowledge the doctrine contained in the Old and New Testaments and in the Articles of the Christian faith and taught here in this Christian Church to be the true and complete doctrine of salvation?” This is the first question asked of those who […]

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A New Attitude Toward Romance and Relationships

A review of the book, I Kissed Dating Goodbye Author: Joshua Harris Publisher: Multnomah Press, 1997 Cover: Paper Pages: 232 pages Price: $9.99 Once in a great while I encounter a unique young man or woman who is mature beyond their years; who by their strength of faith and greater understanding humble me. There are […]

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Bequest of Penitence

It seemed unusual when l first thought of sorrow and repentance… As a gift. We know we ought To bow. To pray. To lift our souls in petition to the LORD. Often.   We pray for grace. peace. mercy. contentment. help. forgiveness. In these, sorrow and repentance are vaguely comprised.   Depend on the Creator; […]

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The Enemy (2)

This article was first presented as a speech by Rev. Gise Van Baren at the 1998 Young Adult’s Spring Retreat in Loveland, Colorado. The retreat occurs in March of every year. Young adults of high school age and older are encouraged to attend.   The second battle plan of Satan can be found in connection […]

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The question remains: What did the Synod of 1924 actually decide in regard to the issue of common grace? First of all, one significant decision was made by adopting the now well-known “Three Points of Common Grace.” They express the following: Regarding the first point, touching the favorable attitude of God toward mankind in general, […]

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Hear and Do

Wet sand oozed between Jessica’s toes as she approached the shore. Water wrapped around her ankles in gentle rhythm as each wave seemed to boldly invade the beach and then quickly scurry back into the sea. “How curious,” thought Jessica. The water was too cold to swim in at this time of year, but Jessica […]

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