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Our Father is Jehovah

Article 1 in a Series on the Attributes of God Shortly before that great hour in which our Savior paid the full price for our redemption from sin, He prayed. In His prayer, He said that the Father had given Him power to give eternal life to His people. And what exactly is eternal life? […]

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Sin No Longer Has Dominion

In a response to the poem printed in the February 2000 issue of Beacon Lights which reads as follows: We stray in sin, we cheat, we lie, We set up other gods, we lust, We steal, we kill, we are unjust. a reader writes: Dear Editor Is this what describes a child of God? Someone […]

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Rev. Cornelius Hanko

Reverend Cornelius Hanko was the son of Herman and Jennie Hanko. His parents were born in the Netherlands. His father was a member of the State Church (Hervormde Kerk) and his mother was a member of the Secession (Afscheiding) of 1834. As a painter, Mr. Hanko provided for the needs of his family. The youngest […]

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The Offices In The Church

After He ascended into heaven, our Lord instituted in the church various offices (Eph. 4:8-11). He instituted these offices that those who serve in them might represent Him, and serve His church in their offices. Though He remains the only Head and King of the church, these offices are necessary for the well-being of the […]

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The Song of Zion

A Psalter-Psalm Devotional of Praise to Our Sovereign, Covenant God October 1 Read Proverbs 4:1-6 The next several chapters of Proverbs consist of instructions from a father to his son. Now this was a special father. He was the wisest man to walk upon the face of the earth excluding Christ. The main theme of […]

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Psalter 310 – Redemption and Grateful Love

I LOVE THE LORD.” This is the confession of God’s people, a confession spoken from a sincere heart. This is the theme for the Psalmist in this Psalter versification of Psalm 116:1-11. We see in this passage that our love of God is rooted in thankfulness to God for mercifully hearing our requests. This mercy […]

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Knowledge of the Truth (1)

Speech given at the Young People’s Convention, Redlands, 1999. I subscribe to a weekly news magazine that reports and assesses the world’s news and events from a Christian perspective. In that magazine is an advertisement of a college named Knox College—after the great Scottish Reformer of the late 1500’s who studied in Geneva under Calvin […]

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God’s Words To His Children

Hold on My child I have not forgot. You may feel abandoned But I leave you not. You may feel alone But I am always near. You may be afraid But there is nothing to fear. For you are My children You are held safe in My care You are my sheep My love to […]

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For Thy Truth’s Sake

For Thy Truth’s Sake—A Doctrinal History of the Protestant Reformed Churches, by Herman Hanko. Reformed Free Publishing Association, Grandville, MI. 2000. Pp. xxvi-541 (hardcover). As the title appropriately states, this book is a summary of the doctrinal development of the Protestant Reformed Churches over the seventy-five years of her existence. Beyond that, the author shows […]

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The Wartburg

This castle in a big, old forest in the German former state of Thüringen was built in 1070, by a Duke Lodewijk. It remained in the family until 1243, when it was taken over by Duke Von Meissen and his relatives until 1495. Several buildings were added or altered, in different styles. The oldest part […]

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Tulip (3)

Krystal apologized for breaking the vase and making a mess. She helped her mother clean it up. “Well, I know you didn’t break it on purpose,” Mother comforted Krystal. “And there is one more consolation. At least the tulips weren’t in our good heirloom vase. The vase that broke can easily be replaced.” They went […]

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