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Strangers and Sojourners – Looking

Strangers and sojourners are lookers. You, young people, are lookers, along with all God’s people. So scripture describes us. This makes sense. If we are strangers and sojourners, we look for something beyond the here and now. We have a goal, something to which we look forward, something we seek and anticipate. That goal is […]

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Watching Daily At My Gates

July 12 Read Ecclesiastes 5 After examining life in nature, and then in pleasure, Solomon now looks at the life of worship. He realizes, as we must, that this is a serious business. We must not take worship lightly in any of its aspects. As soon as we do that, we bring dishonor to the […]

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Walking in Love

2 John 5–6, “And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.  And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye […]

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TULIP – L (Limited Atonement) – Some Daffodils

Spring flowers were already poking through the earth. The yellow-green buds of daffodils swelled and rose up higher every day. But then something happened. “It snowed!” Ella shouted as she looked out the window. Early morning rays of sunshine revealed a sparkly dusting of white on the ground. “Uh-oh. What will happen to the daffodils?” […]

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The Pursuit of Holiness

The Pursuit of Holiness By Jerry Bridges God’s attributes often are given consideration by us when they are answers to a catechism question or when one is considering the deep doctrines of who God is. But have you taken time to consider what an attribute of God means to you as a child of God?  […]

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Not Ashamed of the Truth

2 John 1–4, “The elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth; and not I only, but also all they that have known the truth; For the truth’s sake, which dwelleth in us, and shall be with us forever. Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the […]

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Jehovah’s Laughter (2)

Last time I began an examination of the biblical teaching that Jehovah laughs. I took note of the outstanding passages in Scripture where this is taught. I explained as well that Jehovah’s laughter is directed against the ungodly, reprobate opponents of himself, his Christ, and his kingdom. That Jehovah laughs is beyond dispute. That he […]

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Iniquity Shall Abound

Our Lord is coming. He is very near. We hear his footsteps. He is coming to destroy the wicked and bring his elect to heaven. But many things must happen before he comes to judge all men. Wars will occur. Famines will leave many desolate. Earthquakes will shake the earth, crushing the great creations of […]

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Honor Thy Father and Mother

“Honor thy father and they mother, that thy days may be long in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.” In what way does obeying this commandment change as one ages? I think we all understand how it applies to small children and teenagers in the home, but what about young adults leaving […]

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God’s People in Singapore

In November of 2012, when we traveled to the Philippines, my brother Peter and I also had a wonderful opportunity to travel to Singapore for a few days. As mentioned in my previous article on the Philippines, there are many differences in culture between these two countries, and that struck both of us when we […]

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Dealing With False Teachers

2 John 7–13, “For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.  Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.  Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in […]

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Choosing a Life’s Vocation

Writing an article concerning choosing a life’s vocation has given me opportunity to pause and reflect. I reflect upon God’s guidance every step of the way and how God’s Holy Spirit is used in my life.  I can identify how God used others to instruct me, to shape me, to guide me, and it is […]

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Christianizing the World? (5)

Rejection of the (impossible) project of Christianizing the world by a (fictitious) common grace of God in no wise implies an Anabaptistic flight from the world.  The Reformed Christian who heeds God’s call in Scripture, rather than Abraham Kuyper’s in Lectures on Calvinism, lives a kingdom-life by the grace and Spirit of Jesus Christ in […]

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