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Jesus: Born in God’s Time

As God’s people waited prayerfully for the promised Messiah, the world seemed to charge ahead with an agenda of its own. Before plunging into a long dark period of some 400 years, God had revealed to His prophets the coming rise and fall of great kingdoms. These kingdoms, however, did not simply exist to pass […]

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Taking Time to Care

Rachel is a member of Georgetown Protestant Reformed Church in Hudsonville, Michigan. This article was written as a senior writing assignment at Covenant Christian High School. The body of Christ has many members, each with a specific purpose. We read of this in Romans 12:4ff, “For as we have many members in one body, and […]

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Telling a Brother His Fault

John is a member of Byron Center Protestant Reformed Church in Byron Center, Michigan. He wrote this article for the Protestant Reformed Scholarship. Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. But if he […]

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Called To Be Saints

Could there be a greater blessing Ever given mortal man Than to know he has a calling, One that’s even higher than That of angels, who attend him- Though they heav’nly creatures be— They protect sons of the Father— Sons and daughters—you and me. Oh, how great a love has bought us While in filth, […]

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Watching Daily At My Gates

December 1 Read Obadiah 1:1-4; 17-21 Here in this reading we see the difference between Esau (Edom) and Jacob. We see that one’s end is destruction and the other’s is deliverance. From where does this difference come? Is it because God looked into the future and saw that one nation would be terrible and therefore […]

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A Solitary Advent, Not Lonely

Ruth had almost forgotten that during the last day at school she had entered her name for giving moral support to patients in the local hospice. Therefore when there was a telephone call for her this chilly winter morning she did not expect this sudden request at all. She stammered, “Yes, indeed madam, Ruth Van […]

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The More Sure Word

Rev. Stewart is a missionary of the Protestant Reformed Churches to the Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship of Northern Ireland. This series is being reprinted with permission from the Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship website, http://www.cprf.co.uk/. Last time we saw that the Bible is God’s mighty sledgehammer which He uses to shatter the rock in pieces (Jer. […]

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One of the greatest changes in the ecosystem of Lake Michigan, and of all the Great Lakes, has occurred in the makeup of the animal life of the lake. Many different species of animals including fish, mussels, and micro-organisms have disappeared over the last two hundred years. For example, I have read about the great […]

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Iraq—Did You Know?

From Southeast Protestant Reformed Church “News from the Pews” March/April 2004. Just in case you might think of Iraq only as an oil-rich nation, ruled by an evil dictator for 30 years (whether it has been supporting terrorists or not may not be very important), here are a few important facts regarding the important history […]

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What Am I?

The color of a sunset Or dawning of a day, I flow, but not in rivers, I run, but not away— Although once down the Nile I held the current’s course, And in the moon’s last hour I’ll be its shining source. I have no mouth for speaking And so make not one sound— Except […]

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