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Watching Daily At My Gates

The Song of Zion “A Psalter–Psalm Devotional of Praise to Our Sovereign Covenant God” January 16 Read Psalm 42:2; Psalter 114:1; 115:1; 116:2; 117:1; 118:1; Amos 8:11-14 The land may burst with an abundance of crops, your garage may house two new cars, your house may be large and luxurious, but a spiritual famine may […]

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The Gift (4)

Without bothering to look through the peep-hole in the front door he grasped the handle and opened it feeling irritated at the interruption as well as anxious as to whom it could be. There on the front stoop stood the woman who lived next door with her husband and four children, her hair blowing in […]

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State Reformed Church of Sleen

In the Southeast corner of the Dutch province of Drenthe there is a typical farm village, with many retired people also living there. The name is Sleen. In the center stands this State Reformed church, which was built in1480. In the summer, tourists in the area often come to see and photograph it. The village […]

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Mothers

Formed from a rib of Adam, God created Eve, Mother of the human race: Children to conceive. Children of the mortal flesh, Those whom Satan claimed. Children of the covenant Who of God were named! Aged Sarah bore a son, Isaac, blessed of God; Through his line the covenant Would extend abroad. Jacob’s sons would […]

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Martin Luther (4) A Good Monk

The Augustinian monks had a matter to settle in Rome. Some monks would have to go there. But who should they send? Martin Luther for one. He’s a good monk. So in 1510 from Erfurt, Germany, Martin and a fellow monk set out for Rome. This was a privilege. If you worried about your salvation—as […]

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Looking Forward

On the outside, New Year’s Day is just like any other day. Why then do we celebrate it? For many, it is just an excuse for a day off work, and for the majority of the world around us, New Year’s is an excuse to party and drink excessively, but for others like us, it […]

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From the President of the Fed Board

Greeting young people and other readers. On behalf of the current Federation Board, I would like to introduce myself and the rest of the Board. The Fed Board—that is, the Federation Board of the Protestant Reformed Young People’s Societies—is comprised of members elected by delegates at the annual Young People’s Convention. We plan the singspirations […]

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Do You See God in Everyday Life?

Where can you see God? Everywhere! God reveals Himself to his people in his word and in creation. Can you guess how he reveals himself or teaches us lessons about himself in pelicans and mosquitoes? How about bats? What does God teach you through your goldfish? Lets take a look at these creatures and find […]

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Contentment in the New Year

A new year is a time for reflection. The Year of our Lord 2006 has swiftly drawn to a close and the Year of our Lord 2007 has begun. Has the Lord’s hand touched your life in a striking way in the past year? Have you shed tears because of the loss of a friend […]

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Christian Living

Never does the difference between the church and the world, the Christian and the unbeliever, reveal itself more strikingly than it does on New Years Eve, the night of December 31. In its vain and foolish attempt to banish from its mind all thoughts of the end and in its anticipation of a new year […]

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