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Watching Daily At My Gates

December 15 Read Psalm 8 Who Am I? The vast expanse of the sky never seems bigger than on a clear winter night. As one gazes at the stars and the smoky trail of our galaxy, he cannot help but feel insignificant, and if that one is believer, he cannot help but marvel at the […]

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The Christian Hope: Blessed Are the Dead Which Die in the Lord

“With Christ—which is far better” Philippians 1:23 Fallen asleep in Jesus! How precious is that word! Enjoying now for evermore The presence of the Lord. This is not death! ‘tis only sleep; The Lord doth now thy loved one keep. The earthen vessel’s broken, The Treasure now has flown, The Lord hath taken back again […]

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The Antithesis and Witnessing (6)

The antithesis is closely related to witnessing because the most powerful form of our witnessing is a godly life; and a godly life is an antithetical life. When one lives a godly life one says by his actions: “I hate sin; and I love to do what God commands in his word.” That hatred of […]

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Silent Night

It started at eight o’clock on Christmas Eve morning. First she needed to bake 3 pies. She needed flour, sugar, cinnamon, apples, butter, pumpkin filling. She preheated the oven, rolled out the dough and mixed the filling together. As the first pie was baking she prepared the pumpkin and the mince meat pie and then […]

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Arminianism in the Covenant Even more dramatically than Hoeksema’s prophecy of the consequences of common grace, if this is possible, has his warning about the doctrine of a conditional covenant been realized. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, the Protestant Reformed Churches endured a grievous schism. The doctrinal issue was the nature of the […]

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I Am Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

Psalm 139:13-16 “For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in […]

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Developing Friendships in School

The doctrine of the covenant lies very dear to the hearts of Protestant Reformed people. It is a doctrine that distinguishes us from most other denominations. It is a truth that we defended fiercely in 1953 in the face of much opposition, because the covenant is not a doctrine that can be compromised. And it […]

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A Gift

The snowflake floated and fell on my arm. It melted and caused no harm— but a small kiss of cold and wet. I watched as another and more and more fell in designs of glitter and lace. Each one fell into its place. Could this be a picture of grace? “Washed whiter than snow” is […]

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