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September 8-—Read Psalm 119:1–8 Have you ever thought about how amazing it is that the minister can preach an entire sermon on one verse?  Not only that, but if you heard the sermons of two different ministers on the same verse they would probably be very different!  Every time we open God’s word there are […]

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Shield of Faith (2): Faith as a Weapon

Danny, his sister Becky, and their mother leaned over the library book on Roman armor. Their mother pointed at a picture of a line of Roman soldiers charging into battle. “One of the interesting things about the Roman shield is that the soldiers used it not only to protect themselves, but also as a weapon.” […]

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Rules of Christian Conduct for Young Scholars

Originally published in August, 1964 and was taken from Philip Schaff’s History of the Christian Church. These are Bullinger’s Rules of Conduct for his son who was going away to Vienna to continue his theological studies.  Let us who are attending college or High School attempt to make these rules our own, especially if we […]

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Rendering to Caesar

At this time of year we again see the voting for the president of the United States of America.  We need to remember that no matter who becomes our next president, whether it is Donald Trump or Hilary Clinton, we must show respect to that person.  In Mark 12:17 Christ dealt with the Pharisees who […]

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Interview with Jean Buteyn (2)

GB: When people talked about the singing not being very good in Randolph, I experienced that very much (laughter).  I think that from 1965 on, some of the young men in the church (and Jean and I were married) bringing other spouses into the congregation—that helped the singing tremendously. It also kept the congregation close […]

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I Am Responsible

There have been two somewhat recent news stories that illustrate an ever-growing, disturbing trend. That trend is the disappearance of responsibility, being accountable or answerable for actions within one’s control. The first story we heard brought to the fore once again the controversial trial of a young man, who in June 2013 killed three people […]

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God Gave Green

God gave green; And life is green: And grass and plants and trees are green. Life is green. Grass turns gold and brown And leaves turn gold and crimson: Dying is beautiful. Withering grass and falling leaves; And bare trunks silhouette the sky: Death is black, Till whiteness fills the air and earth And snow-clothes […]

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Fostering Love for Your Neighbor

Dear Editor, I write regarding the article entitled “Fostering Love for Your Neighbor” in the March 2016 issue. There may be good motives for being a foster parent, but I think it incorrect to use the parable of the Good Samaritan as a basis for this. To be anyone but the Samaritan is great sin. […]

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Child Abuse

“In the Roman Catholic Church, there have been some recent scandals regarding priests who were caught sexually abusing children. The Roman Catholic Church handles these in its own way, but this made me wonder what would happen if this situation were to arise in one of our churches. If a minister were caught abusing a […]

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Chastity, College, and Covenant Daughters

Have you noticed how frequently the word strategy is used today?  Corporate, public, and ecclesiastical life are strategy-driven.  Politicians tell us we must have strategies to alleviate poverty, to fix failing schools, and to advance minority rights.  The list is seemingly endless and, of course, they all involve spending more of your and my money.  […]

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Augustine: Captive of Grace

There is nothing more beautiful in the whole world than the grace of God. God’s grace! Grace that takes hold of a man, a man who is dead in sin, and revives him; grace that takes the spiritually deformed and refashions him in image of Jesus Christ; grace that takes an ugly sinner and beautifies […]

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