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Unfolding of the Covenant in the Old Testament

The Old Testament is full of the covenant. Beginning early in Genesis and continuing all the way to the book of Malachi, the word covenant appears over two hundred and fifty times. This might not surprise us. God’s covenant, his bond of friendship with his people for Christ’s sake, is a major theme of the […]

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This past July my family and I had the privilege and pleasure of attending the British Reformed Fellowship Conference in Northern Ireland. The conference brings together believers from throughout the British Isles and all around the world for fellowship in the glorious truths of the Reformed faith. It was a blessed experience that I will […]

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Man after God’s Own Heart

“That’s a young person after God’s own heart.” Could you think of a higher compliment? Can you imagine a more wonderful title? “Young man, young woman, after God’s own heart.”  God looks down from heaven, and he sees everyone. He watches every movement. He hears every conversation. He listens in on every thought. When God […]

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Beneath the Cross of Jesus

Among the many Old Testament figures who served as types of Christ, David stands out as one of the greatest. In order to understand David as a type of Christ, we must first understand what it is to be a “type.” Once we have that definition in mind, we will be able to see the […]

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Embracing Our Weakness

Perhaps revealing our weakness is the only thing that many of us dislike more than being weak. We often are reluctant to share (or avoid sharing) our struggles with others, usually because we believe that it will make us appear stupid and incompetent. This natural inclination of ours is made worse by some among us […]

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Time Management

“Use your time wisely.” Has a parent or teacher ever said that to you? If so, they are correct in their instruction. But what exactly does it mean to manage your time? And why does it even matter if we use our time wisely or not? Donald Whitney doesn’t include time management in his Spiritual […]

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Tempted of God

Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God. James 1:13. The Word of God comes to us with a note of warning. When the hosts of dark­ness are set in battle array against us and temptations beset us from every side, when Satan lays his snares for us, threatening us […]

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Only Fear the Lord

“Only fear the Lord, and serve Him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things He hath done for you.” I Samuel 12:24 The surrounding nations and especially the Ammonites were beginning to trouble and oppress the people of Israel. Samuel’s two sons, whom he had appointed judges at Beersheba, were proving […]

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When Many are One

Mrs. Van was early as usual. She walked slowly toward an old building. It was old, but the green grass on the sloping lawn all around seemed to garb it with dignity. It stood a little apart from the house around it and the whiteness of its pillars and the color and design of its […]

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Help Thou Mine Unbelief

“Jesus said unto him, If thou cast believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears. Lord, I believe, help thou mine unbelief.” Mark 9:23, 24 Jesus had just descended the mount of his transfiguration. During his absence a boy possessed with […]

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Underneath Are the Everlasting Arms

The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath, are the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy them.” Deut. 33:27 The text quoted above is part of the blessing bestowed on Israel by Moses just prior to the latter’s death. Taken as a whole, the text […]

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