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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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Praying in Harmony with God’s Will

1 John 5:14–15 “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us. And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.” Scripture teaches that God hears and […]

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Saying Thanks to God and Our Neighbor

This month we celebrate the national holiday known as Thanksgiving Day. While certainly Thanksgiving Day represents a good opportunity to express our thankfulness to God, we recognize that our whole lives ought to be filled with thanksgiving. God has given us many good physical and spiritual gifts as expressions of his love. The Bible instructs […]

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The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert

The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert: An English Professor’s Journey Into the Christian Faith Rosaria Champagne Butterfield; (2012) Crown and Covenant, paper, $10.99, 153 pp. ISBN 1884527388. Reviewed by Matthew Kortus.     “What would you do if a homosexual entered our worship service?” This question was posed to the author of this book […]

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The Lord Makes Good Wine

Moab hath been at ease from his youth, and he hath settled on his lees, and hath not been emptied from vessel to vessel, neither hath he gone into captivity: therefore his taste remained in him, and his scent is not changed. Jeremiah 48:11   The word of God has a fair amount to say […]

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Use It or Lose It

“Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.” Psalm 119:11   The cliché that serves as the title for this article is quite familiar to all of us. Throughout the various aspects of life, we readily observe instances in which certain skills or knowledge gradually deteriorate over time […]

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Closer Than a Brother – Godly Friends

Young people, whom do you consider your closest friends? No doubt you have a certain group of individuals with whom you spend most of your free time. Throughout the day, you interact with them whenever possible, whether it be sitting by each other at lunch or texting during your breaks. During the weekends, you arrange […]

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