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Attitude Toward Other Members

1 Corinthians 12:12–25 Gracious salvation puts the ones being saved into a relationship—a covenant relationship. This relationship is both with the Savior and with all the others saved by the Savior. Scripture often uses the figure of the human body to describe both the relationship that every saved one has with Jesus and the relationship […]

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Common Grace…Again?

The title of this column reflects my thoughts early last year upon receiving my copy of The Rock Whence We Are Hewn from the Reformed Free Publishing Association. Boy, was I wrong. My original (wrong) thoughts on the book were, “Do we really need another book on common grace?” Then I read the book. We […]

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Interview with Elsie Verhey (1)

It is March 2, 2009, and I am at the residence of Mrs. Elsie Verhey in Edgerton, Minnesota.   MHH:  Mrs. Verhey, where and when were you born? EV:  I was born in Murray County, which is about 8 miles east of here. I was born at home. MHH:  And what was your date of […]

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Resurrection Day

And behold there was an earthquake God of all creation shook earth for our sake. The angel of the Lord descended The power of death was ended. He rolled back the stone See the pathway to God’s throne. Away from the door Passage open evermore! He is not here, but risen No more in death […]

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The Daily Press

Exodus 5–35   April 7 – Two Lessons Read Exodus 5 The moment of truth has arrived.  Moses and Aaron appear before Pharaoh with Jehovah’s command, “Let my people go.”  They a ramification to their request: “lest he fall upon us with pestilence, or with the sword” (v. 3c).  Calvin suggests that “the threatening, which […]

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Riotous Living

We as young people in the Church in the year 2017 of our Lord have many temptations to flee and fight against.  One major temptation is living a riotous lifestyle.  As we look at the world today we see rampant riotousness, especially in the younger generations.  The world loves pleasure and will do whatever it […]

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What is Man?

This article is an adaptation of a speech given on August 17, 2016, at the Young Adults Retreat held at Lake Okoboji, IA.  Psalm 8:3–4: “When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the […]

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The Sword of the Spirit (4): Its Use

  Danny, his sister Becky, and their mom sat on the couch with the book of Roman armor and soldiers spread out before them. Their mom pointed at the picture of the Roman shield. “Do you remember when we were talking about the shield how the Roman soldier shoved it into his enemy to get […]

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Exercising Holy Discernment

“Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.” I Thessalonians 5:21 He was on the brink of forsaking his faith. For the first twenty years of his life, he had been a member of a conservative Christian family, community, school, and church, and thereby formally educated in the Reformed faith. As early as he […]

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