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A Sabbath of Rest to the Lord

“Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be to you an holy day, a Sabbath of rest TO the Lord,” so we read in the first part of verse 2 of Exodus 35. A Sabbath of rest TO the Lord; this is how we must consider the day of […]

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A Visit to Grandfather

Mitchell and Gretchen Herring* were married half a year and this Saturday morning they wanted to pay a visit to grandfather for the occasion. On other weekdays Mitchell works in a bank, and Gretchen does correction work at home for a company with correspondence courses. They live in the city of Salzburg, in Austria, and […]

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Sunshine sparkles on the dew covered leaves of a melon plant stretching its vines across the damp soil. A fragile blossom slowly opens its large orange pedals to reveal the delicate stigma and the stamen carefully laden with pollen. Deep down within the corolla from where the stigma and stamen sprout forth oozed a fresh […]

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The Song of Zion

A Psalter-Psalm Devotional of Praise to Our Sovereign Covenant God August 1 Read Psalm 68:1-14 Psalm 68:1-2 One source says that this is a prayer at the moving of the ark. These first verses seem to indicate this as they parallel the words in Numbers 10:33-36. David moved the ark into Jerusalem soon after he […]

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Psalter 383— The Lord Our Maker

The Lord Our Maker is the appropriate title for this versification of Psalm 139. In the very first line, we are reminded that we owe everything to our God and that we are nothing. We are called to give constant praise to God for fashioning us in His infinite wisdom. The fact that God created […]

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The Marriage Bond

As teenagers and young adults We should be “choosy” who we date For it’s through the dating process We receive our lifetime mate.   We should not date just anyone But be selective in our search So the partner that we choose for life Is a member of the church.   Our wedding days are […]

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Confession of Faith (1)

Reprint from the January 15,1987 issue of the Standard Bearer  One of the most joyful occasions in the church is the public confession of faith of the young people. For the pastor and elders there is no more joyful occasion than when young people come to the consistory room to make confession of faith before […]

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Bible Code

Question Lately I have heard so much about the “Bible Code.” I have read the book also by the same title, and it is quite believable. If you haven’t heard about it, a computer program was developed that takes the original Hebrew text of the Bible and develops a sequence (every tenth letter, every 1456 […]

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