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God Will Have Obedience

The life of the child of God is a life of obedience to God. Not an external obedience, but an obedience that proceeds from the heart and affects the thoughts, words, and actions. This obedience, a result of the work of God’s grace in our hearts, is part of the life of thankfulness which we […]

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Contending for the Faith

We as Protestant Reformed young people have a blessed heritage. Will we sell our birthright as Esau for a mess of Pottage? Ask yourself how much your birthright as a child of God and inheritance as an heir of the promise mean to you. Are you willing to content for the faith once delivered to […]

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The Misjudged Man

Jonathan Rabone was a lonely, poor man, in a former farmhouse, at the outskirts of the village. It was cold that Saturday afternoon and the first snow of the season came whirling down from the dark winter sky. He had cut some more wood from a dead pine tree, behind the stable. In a corner […]

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Angels in the Scriptures

Angels through the scriptures tell the heavenly plan, Bring the messages of God down to earthy man. Angel with a message of judgment or of woe; Angel with a message of victory o’er the foe.   Angels were sent to bar Edens door; A grim reminder that perfection was no more. When Hagar fled to […]

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Death…and Life!

There in his chair the old saint sat His body weak, his face forlorn. The mind that once was bright, alert Was now so dull, its memory torn.   His days of Spring and Summer gone; The Fall of life—it too had flown. And deep in Winter’s drab he sat With sightless eyes and soul’s […]

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Little Children, No Idols!

Me? A little child? Having read the title, perhaps you may conclude already that this article does not apply since you’re are not a little child anymore. Perhaps you wonder if the author is holding the young people in low esteem by calling them “little children.” Before we in haste turn the page, we must […]

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God’s Plan for Me

What do you say to your teenagers about those difficult, growing years? There is so much information we can share with our teenagers from the experiences we had while growing up. But, we must seek God’s guidance in how we share these experiences with them. I would like to share some of my thoughts about […]

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Ice Crystals Through the Spectacles of Scripture

The winds die down, a hard coldness settles in, the naked trees begin to pop and creak, bright moonlight spills across the white sparkling blanket of snow. From inside the warm house the furnace labors to keep out the probing fingers of the bitter cold. Somewhere between the outside and inside windowpane, the cold meets […]

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The Song of Zion

A Psalter-Psalm Devotional of Praise to Our Sovereign Covenant God Devotions on Psalm 79 by Keven Moelker * Calvin’s Commentaries on the Psalms January 1 Read Psalm 79:1-4, Psalter 216:1-4. [The heathen Assyrians inhabit Jerusalem, giving way to a bloody physical slaughter of the saints of God, causing God’s people to pray for the destruction […]

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I Will Sing…

Reprint from the Standard Bearer vol. 29, pp. 277-278.  By the addition of only one letter to the word “heave” we get the entirely different “heaven.” What a tremendous difference in meaning there is between those two words! And by adding the three short words, “unto the Lord,” to our theme of the last installment […]

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Praising Our Great King

Let the children sing Let their voices fill the air Let them sing to Jesus and praise His Holy Name.   His name is Great that nothing can compare. So let the children sing and praise His Holy Name.   The birds sing in their own sweet melody and praise the Great God on high. […]

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Confession of Faith (6)

Reprinted from the Standard Bearer Vol. 63 pp. 372- 374.  “Will you submit to church government, and in case you should become delinquent (which may God graciously forbid) to church discipline?” This third question asked of those who make public confession of faith is closely related to the previous two questions. In the first question […]

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Pitching Your Tent Toward Sodom

The back door slammed shut with a loud bang. “Mom, you won’t believe it! I’ve been offered a fantastic job with a corporation in Garden City! It’s just what I’ve been hoping for—an excellent position in my field! Look at the salary and benefits package they are offering me! Why, I’ll have my student loans […]

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A Church In Bradwell-On-Sea

The first and oldest Cathedral of England stands still in Bradwell-on-Sea, on the edge of the marshes, well away from the village, 18 miles East of the city of Chelmsford in the province of Essex. It may look like an old barn now, but when it was built in AD 654, it was all the […]

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The House

Once upon a time there lived a little boy and a little girl in a great big house. The house was so large that the boy and girl could wander from room to room all morning long, and still have places to explore after dinner. The rooms were furnished with the finest of furniture, and […]

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