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As Reformed churches we (rightly) emphasize the importance of the family. In light of Genesis 2:18—“It is not good that the man should be alone”—we believe that in general it is best that a man finds a wife and marries (and vice versa). In harmony with passages such as Psalm 127:3—“Lo, children are an heritage […]

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Clean, unsoiled, unspotted. White as the morning after a fresh snowfall. Purity is beautiful in creation, but the struggle for purity in thought, word, and action is constant and difficult, especially living in a culture that glorifies all things impure. Still, the admonition of scripture is to follow God and not the world. In this […]

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Preparing for Dating

Have you prepared yourself for dating? Are you prepared to date? How exactly should you prepare for dating? There are many ways you can prepare yourself for dating, in the way that you live, what you consume, and your view toward others and dating itself. The devil would have you consume the entertainment and media […]

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Little Lights: Fathers in the Bible

Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him. – Psalm 103:13 In the United States, we celebrate Father’s Day in June, a day to celebrate fathers and grandfathers. In the Bible, fatherhood is used as a picture of God’s fatherhood of us, His adopted children. This is a […]

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Both Peter and the recipients of his first epistle were no strangers to suffering. The believers in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia (now modern-day Turkey) in AD 62–63 were living under the tyrannical authority of the Roman government. Their lives could change dramatically at any moment based on the whim of the current emperor. […]

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