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God’s Word Concerning Earthquakes

Earthquakes Islands and mountainous districts liable to: Psa114:4, 6; Rev 6:14; Rev 16:18; Rev 16:20 FREQUENTLY ACCOMPANIED BY Volcanic eruptions: Psa 104:32; Nah 1:5 Convulsion and receding of the sea: 2 Sam 22:8; 2 Sam 22:16; Psa 18:7; Psa 18:15; Psa 46:3 Opening of the earth: Num 16:31; Num 16:32 Overturning of mountains: Psa 46:2; […]

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Watching Daily At My Gates

March 23 Read Nehemiah 4:1-6 There are three things of note in this short section of Scripture. First of all we have the mocking of the wicked. When Christians go forth to carry out the commands of God, the wicked will try anything to stop them. Mocking is usually one of their primary weapons. Human […]

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Trials to Triumph

The trials of life are not easy to bear— The illnesses, poverty, snares, Disappointments, failures, the death of a friend, And feeling that nobody cares. But friend, don’t despair, you don’t suffer alone; Your heavenly Father is near; He answers our prayers, sends grace unsurpassed Allaying our heartaches and fear. Just looking around us may […]

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The Gift (11)

The time had come. For a couple of days now he had struggled with the news of Ruth’s cancer and had been unable to completely come to terms with the situation. Particularly he had much difficulty grasping how God fit into this. For what seemed like the millionth time he wished that Jenny were here. […]

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Signs in the World

As a boy I recall that from time to time my pastors, H. Hoeksema and C. Hanko, would preach on the last things. They would preach about the signs of Christ’s coming and about the Antichrist and the persecution during the great tribulation. And I was frightened by it all. Rev. Hoeksema used to say […]

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Shaking of the Nations

“Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land; And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the Lord of hosts” (Haggai 2:6 and 7). Can […]

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Pentecostalism

Ever hear of a preacher telling his congregation, “The Spirit said to me…”? Or people attending a worship service falling to the ground and rolling in “holy” laughter or talking gibberish and claiming that to be “speaking in tongues”? Or both preacher and congregation busily engaged in “faith healing”? These are the kinds of scenes […]

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The Reformation, Geneva, TULIP, covenant of grace, predestination, the Institutes of the Christian Religion; this was John Calvin. Nearly five hundred years later, we celebrate the work of John Calvin, the foundations of our Reformed faith that were set, and the truths and correct understanding of the mysteries of God which were revealed through this […]

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Our Involvement in Sports

Sports have become a huge part of this world. Sports figures, professional teams, and the school teams that many of us play on, are often times part of our daily routine. While sports in themselves are not wrong, we quickly get caught up in the flow, and they then can become too much a part […]

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Haiti Earthquake – A Stage for Common Grace?

The history of Haiti is a history of abuse and suffering. Spain had turned the island into a sugar factory run by slave labor. Having ravished the land, Spain abandoned the country to the French who established a brutal slave operation until the revolution of 1791, when, as many other colonies were doing, the Haitians […]

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Covenant Courtship (5) Godliness in Courtship

As God establishes his covenant friendship with his elect in Christ, he draws them closer to him in a spiritual bond of love. His love attracts and compels them to union with him. He teaches them in his ways so that they know how to obey and love him rightly. His Word instructs while his […]

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A Parable

The road from Jerusalem to Jericho is steep and twisted. Barren ridges and rocks dot the highway, making perfect dens for thieves and wild beasts. A lone traveler looks from side to side on his way. The hooves of his donkey clomp in even rhythm on the path beneath him. Around the next bend he […]

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