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Sara’s Prayer

What began as the solitary ballet of a single snowflake had slowly evolved into the dance of a host innumerable. The tiny ice crystals that had served as the introduction gave way to large flakes that fell slowly down, covering all in a brilliant blanket of white. The birds and squirrels that only a short […]

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Forgiveness and Repentance

Hi Rev. Laning, The question that I have is in regard to forgiveness. It seems that there are different ideas with respect to the part of repentance and its place in forgiveness. We know that we are called to forgive the brother as much as seventy times seven, but when do we properly forgive? (Luke […]

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Stewardship (1)

STOP, DO NOT READ THIS ARTICLE UNTIL YOU HAVE BLANK PAPER AND SOMETHING TO WRITE WITH!! Take the paper and write down the five most valuable things that you have. Next, write down five things that are in your living room. What is stewardship? Stewardship is a gift of God to us whereby we are […]

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Watching Daily At My Gates

December 1 Read Psalm 119:113-120 As we are quickened by the Spirit and called by the Word we are made principally new creatures.  As new creatures in Christ we can say with the psalmist that we hate vain thoughts and love the law of God. We find our delight in His Word, and we would […]

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Holding the Traditions (2)

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/ Volume X, Issues 2 & 3. Having explained the idea and the content of the “traditions” (II Thess. 2:15) last time, […]

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All Means All, and That Is All It Means!

Martyn is seeking membership in the Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship in Ballymena, Northern Ireland. How often have we heard that when we try to explain the Reformed faith to Arminians? It is a very common objection, and a gross misunderstanding of Scripture. It is even a misunderstanding of language itself. What do words such as […]

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Editor’s Note: The next chapters in our story relate the background to and the history of the origin of the Protestant Reformed Churches. It is obvious from the length of the chapters that these events were earthshaking for the teenager, Neal Hanko. He treats these matters in depth and with passion; very little editorial comment […]

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Waiting

Abi wiped her brow before she lifted the earthen water jug onto her shoulder. The sun was already high in the sky. Mother would need the water for cooking, and it was Abi’s job to bring each day’s supply. She hurried from the well. “Abi, I was beginning to wonder where you were. Father and […]

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