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Watching Daily At My Gates

The Song of Zion “A Psalter–Psalm Devotional of Praise to Our Sovereign Covenant God” July 1 Read Isaiah 29:18-24 Psalm 22:26 In Matthew 5 we read that one of the characteristics of a citizen of the kingdom of heaven is meekness. We also read in Galatians 5 that meekness is one of the fruits of the […]

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The State Reformed Church of Maasdijk

During WWII (1940–1945), the State Reformed Church of Maasdijk was severely damaged. Maasdijk is part of the town of Naaldwijk, not far from the city of The Hague, in the Dutch province of Zuid-Holland, famous for its market garden produce. After the war, the church was restored and enlarged by Architect A. Komter. A Christian […]

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The Important Calling of a Father

A father, as a parent, has an important calling in this world. When considering the calling and responsibilities of a father, one can look to the example which God has set as our Heavenly Father. In Ephesians 4:6, Paul says that there is, “One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through […]

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Standin’ in the Need of Prayer

“Hey buddy, thanks for sharing your story with me…it means a lot. Do you mind if I pray for you right now?”; “Girl, it is good to see you again. Tell me, what is the Lord doing in your life?”; “Pastor, thanks for being an incredible inspiration and a blessing to this church…if there’s anything […]

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Letters

Dear Editor, In the March 2006 issue there was an article by Darren Vink entitled “Stewardship and Money: Giving God’s Way.” It gave the saddening statistics that the average donation that adult Christians give to the church is less than 10%, the standard tithe given in the Old Testament. It said in the article that […]

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In the Beginning

In the beginning Free from all sinning God made man good Obey he should But Adam fell Deserving hell God sent His Son The Holy One He paid the price A sacrifice To save His own And them alone

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Federation Board Nominations

The end of the school year is in sight once again. As school will be drawing to a close the summer will start; and the big highlight for our young people is the up-coming convention. As always, the delegates from each Young People’s Society will meet at the convention to elect the new officers nominated […]

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Common Grace at Work in the Movie Studios

Even one who does not pay much attention to the movies and television shows being produced these days can’t help but notice an increase in biblical quotes, themes, and images found in the productions. Secular magazines such as National Geographic are devoting more space to discoveries, stories, etc. relating to the Bible. Millions of people […]

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At the Lake of Gennesareth

The Lake of Gennesareth is also known as the Sea of Tiberias, or Kinnerèth, and the Arabs gave it the name Bahr Tabarija. The Lord Jesus had been here at the beach as well as on the water with the fishermen. The lake is 21 kilometers long, 12 kilometers wide; the water is 48 meters […]

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April 3, 1956

They stood on the knoll of the farmyard—the farmer and his sixteen year old helper, a high school senior—and watched it come in the southwestern sky. It was early evening on April 3, 1956. All of nature about the farmyard was suddenly, mysteriously still before the roaring monster approaching a few miles distant. Not a […]

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A Turn of Events: From Chaos to Comfort (4)

Peter Martyr, Beza, Farel, and John Calvin—all reformers of renown, and all men under whom Caspar Olevianus studied. During an experience that shook the young Olevianus to his inmost being (trying to save a close school friend from drowning and nearly drowning himself), he had vowed to be a preacher of the gospel of the […]

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