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Faithful Shepherds of the Flock

Christ, by means of His church, sent a shepherd to a flock of sheep with the command “feed my sheep.” Each Lord’s day the shepherd faithfully led the sheep to the green pastures to feed. The shepherd had been carefully trained to discern grass that would nourish God’s sheep from the grass and weeds that […]

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*This article was written for the 1998 Protestant Reformed Scholarship essay. There was something about the school setting that immediately called out to me, loud and clear. I’m not exactly sure what it was that ignited my interest; kindergarten is always a staggering, monumental event for a child. It could have been anything from those […]

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In the Twister’s Path

Muddy grime dripped from the dog’s tongue as he dug furiously into the damp soil. After a deep long sniff in the gopher hole, he continued with renewed strength. Only his wagging tail stuck out of the hole he had dug. Damp earth lay strewn out behind him. When he stopped to rest, Bob petted […]

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A Tumbling Loaf of Barley Bread

If you were at the bottom of a big hill, would you be afraid of a little loaf of barley bread tumbling down the hillside towards you? Perhaps you would not be. However, in the passage we look at this time there was a tumbling loaf of barley bread which struck fear in the hearts […]

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The Gift of Discipleship (1)

The following article was originally written for the “Newsletter” which is being published by the Covenant Protestant Reformed Church of Northern Ireland. “Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man I will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me,” Matthew 16:24. A reader, calling attention to […]

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The Divinity of Christ

Recently I received a letter concerning the correctness of a devotional that I wrote for April 23, 1999. I appreciated the letter because first of all I never wish to incorrectly represent the cause of God and His Son. Secondly, I appreciate it because this helps me to know that I am not writing to […]

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The Song of Zion

A Psalter-Psalm Devotional of Praise to Our Sovereign Covenant God Psalter devotionals were not available this month. Sorry for the inconvenience.  July 1 Read Ephesians 2:1-5 We should bear in mind the fact that every husband and wife brings forth a child that by nature is spiritually dead. For God told Adam, that the day […]

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Psalter 11 – Prayer and Protection

We direct our attention to a versification of Psalm 5 this month. This Psalm is a prayer of David which was uttered in a time of distress. It is difficult to determine when David wrote this Psalm because his life was filled with distress. In this Psalter versification we see the need to earnestly seek […]

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A Mother’s Love

My mother’s love is always there, Yes, always there with plenty to share, It’s there when I feel sad and lonely, It’s there when I too have love to share,   She cared for me as a tiny baby, Giving up precious sleep to answer my colicky screams, All that rocking and bouncing, ‘Till my […]

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