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Our Responsibility To Those Who Are Excommunicated

Note to the reader: Before reading what follows, please read the Form Of Excommunication found in the hack of The Psalter. As stated in the Form Of Excommunication, excommunication is the “last remedy” for those under discipline who show no “true repentance.” Excommunication is the final step that the Church takes when the biblical method […]

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Jesus Will Have Mercy, and Not Sacrifice

These are Jesus words to the Pharisees in Matthew 9:12, 13: “They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick. But go and learn what that means. I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” (Parallel texts are Mark […]

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The Castle

Charles van Zevenaar stared in front of him. Next to him stood his daughter, Christine. In front of them stood the castle Vinkenstein, reflecting in the water of the moat. In the grass at their feet waddled a couple of chattering ducks. The day before they had come home from a long journey overseas, where […]

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The Sad Tale of a Young Church-Rejector

A young man ’round the age of sweet sixteen Is the strangest beast you ever have seen. For although much diminished by age’s lack, He has far more brains than a miser’s sack. He knows so much more than his pastor and others— Whether mum, dad, grand-folks, sister or brothers. ‘The Church is a place […]

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The Song of Zion

A Psalter-Psalm Devotional of Praise to Our Sovereign Covenant God.   June 1-9 Devotionals from Psalter #157 “A Cry for Help” June 1 Read Psalm 59, noting verses 1 and 2; Read and sing Psalter 157:1 This psalm and song versify David’s thoughts when Saul sent men to watch his house to kill him. Notice […]

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Psalter 151 – Prayer for Deliverance

Be merciful unto me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresseth me.” Psalm 56:1. We as God’s people are hated by the wicked world. They use the evils and sinful distractions of this world to tempt us into sinning with them. The wicked despise to see God’s children striving to […]

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Practical Antithetical Living

The text for our convention this year is Ephesians 5:8, “For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of the light.” Here we are taught that naturally we are darkness. We are lost in the darkness of sin and death. We are under the dominion of the […]

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