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The “I Don’t Care” Wall

Your homework sits in your backpack. You know it is going to take a good deal of work. If it doesn’t get done you can expect to get a D-. But you say to yourself, “who cares if I get a D-, I don’t feel like doing it now.” Your parents say “don’t you have […]

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A Teacher at Heart

A straight column of children 2 by 2 march like army soldiers to one destination, Reed’s Lake, for a field day. After their 2 to 2 1/2 mile march from school, a lunch is greatly anticipated. This first grade class of 47 is all under the watchful eye of only one chaperon, Mrs. H. Veldman. […]

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The Doctrine of Creation (3)

In addition to the doctrinal denials already mentioned in our discussion of theistic evolution, it is impossible for the theistic evolutionist to have a proper understanding of the antithesis, of marriage and the family, and of work and rest. This truth of the antithesis is found already in the second chapter of Genesis, in verses […]

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A Traitor Within

Let us suppose that the government forced you to live with a known traitor. Not just any villain, but someone who sought your ill. A person so consumed with self gratification that he would not only have you condemned to death if only he could fill his hearts lust, but would not give a second […]

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God’s Cleansing Work

This morning I woke to a freshly washed world; I pondered—just what does this mean? It pictured to me how God takes sinners’ hearts And renews, makes them perfectly clean. How great a Redeemer is needed for this— Each day there’s a mountain of guilt! Each day there is mercy abundant in scope; On this […]

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Computers are the wave of the future, and now, with the emerging popularity of the Internet, the computer industry is growing and expanding by leaps and bounds. Everyone, it seems, is investing in computer equipment and software in order to be online or to benefit from the other conveniences that computers provide. Computers have a […]

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The Song of Zion

A Psalter-Psalm Devotional of Praise to Our Sovereign Covenant God. March 1 Read Psalm 46 Psalm 46:1 People of God, have you been in trouble lately? This trouble may be caused by our sin, it may be caused by a particular circumstance in our lives, or it may be caused by the enemy around us. […]

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Psalter 345 – Our Unsleeping Guardian

I look to the hills for my help. What a great comfort this Psalter number is to the child of God in time of trials and difficulties. When I stand at the foot of the mountains and lift my eyes to them, I am amazed at how great and unmoving they are. The mountains are […]

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It Is All By Grace

John Dobson was a medical student. He had yet one year to go before his final examination. Everybody liked him. They called him a jolly good fellow. He was jovial, willing to help others, generous, and he did not hide the fact that he was a Christian. It made him especially attractive for his fellow […]

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Baptism: A Sign and Seal to Believers

Holy Baptism is one of the two sacraments which the Lord Jesus Christ instituted in the church at the end of his earthly ministry. After his resurrection and just prior to his ascension he gave commandment to his disciples, saying, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, […]

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The Church of Invercargil

Although less in number than in The Netherlands, New Zealand also has many church buildings, and the majority are of the Protestant faith. For example, the city of Invercargil, which has now 60,000 inhabitants, was founded by the “Free Church of Scotland” who brought there shiploads of immigrants, well prepared and well-organized. This city was […]

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Historic Church of Puhoi

More than a century ago many immigrants came to New Zealand. Usually one of the first things they did was build a church. This church in Puhoi (North of the harbor city of Auckland) is a good example. Made of hard emu-wood (like oak), covered with steel plates. The drawing is a restored reproduction of […]

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A Valuable Lesson

Joshua’s heart raced as his sweating palms clutched the wall he was hiding behind. “It’s just a little game,” they had said. But it was no longer just a game. How he wished he had not gone along with them! “There! He’s got to be over there!” he overheard one of the security officers shout. […]

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