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What I Look for in a Friend

Acknowledging a common interest in each other like sports, family, school, or church can start a friendship. There can be many friends in a person’s life and each one different in their own way. I would consider someone my friend who is kind, forgiving, and God-fearing. The most important thing in a friend is the […]

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Watching Daily At My Gates

July 1 Read Romans 3:10-19; Canons of Dordt 1:1 The Canons of Dordt were written by the Reformed Churches in a Synod held in 1618-19. The men at that synod guided by the Holy Spirit wrote this document to combat errors concerning our salvation. Today the same errors are present and we do well to […]

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Self Esteem Destroyed

Self-esteem was a big happy concept that appeared in the circle of education in the seventies and eighties and continues today as the solution to so many problems. If we build a child’s self-esteem, they conclude, he will not go wrong. Read the newspaper: another shooting took place in a school, killing or injuring so […]

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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 IX, Issues 17–19. Christ’s words, “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away” (Matt. 24:35), […]

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Of All the Places…

When a columnist from a secular newspaper advocates studying the teachings of an important Christian preacher, i.e., reading his books, a man tends to sit up in his easy chair and take notice. In the November 30, 2005 edition of the New York Times (page A1), Columnist David Brooks explains that John R. Stott, as […]

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Nathan is a member of Faith Protestant Reformed Church in Jenison, Michigan. He wrote this essay for the Protestant Reformed Scholarship. The Protestant Reformed denomination is a denomination that is rooted and grounded in the truth. What is this truth? At the heart of the Scriptures is the awesome, comforting, and beautiful gospel of Jesus […]

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The Ascension Church

This is a picture of the Russian Orthodox Church of the so-called “White Russians” on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. The mother of Emperor Constantine the Great, Helena (255-332), was a Christian who founded several chapels and churches in the countries she traveled to, and so when she came in Jerusalem she founded a […]

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A View at Jerusalem

You see here one of the oldest parts of the capital of the State of Israel, Jerusalem. At the right is the so-called tower of David, not far from the gold plated dome of the Mosque. In the past in this area was the temple, which was destroyed by the Romans. You see the restored […]

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