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Devotionals Apr 8 – May 7, 2023: God’s Word

Every day we are bombarded with information. We read news headlines, scroll social media, and research topics for school or for our own personal interest. Quite frequently this information is changing, conflicting, or confusing. This is why we take the time to cross-reference and check multiple sources to confirm the accuracy of what we are […]

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Benefits of using multiple translations

As English-speaking Christians, we have unbelievable wealth in the various Bible translations at our disposal. A few years ago, I picked up a multivolume English Standard Version (ESV) Reader’s Bible with the goal of reading through the Bible in another translation for the first time in my life. I could not have anticipated how beneficial […]

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Memorizing the Bible

The focus of this article is the value of memorizing the Bible. But to begin, I want to briefly defend the practice of memorization itself, since it is a discipline often despised today.  Memorization has largely fallen by the wayside in today’s society. We have outsourced our memory by using technology. For example, I don’t […]

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Screens, Smartphones, and Spectacles

In just a few short decades, screens and related technologies such as smartphones and social media have transformed our world in ways unimaginable a generation ago. These topics deserve careful evaluation by the child of God who is striving to honor the Lord in all areas of life. How about you? Do you understand how […]

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God’s Fingerprint

Before reading this article, I would encourage you to read through Romans 1:18–25. With this passage in mind, we will consider the wisdom of the world in the theory of evolution. The error of this false teaching must be exposed by the story of creation taught in Genesis 1, along with all of God’s word. […]

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Unashamed

Choose a verse or short passage from Scripture that holds special meaning for you as you prepare to become a pastor or teacher. Share the importance of this verse to you, and how it will guide you in your future work. Be specific, personal, and practical in your application.  What does it mean to be […]

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No Room for the Savior

“And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn” (Luke 2:7). We often hear this verse around Christmastime, but how often do we consider what it means that there was no room in the inn? […]

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One in Faith

Beloved reader, God hath dealt marvelously with His people. He does so today. His covenant shall stand and He will do wondrous works. The reality of salvation as a living bond with Christ causes the Christian to extol his Maker. Have you pondered on this thought lately? You, as a living member of the body […]

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An Everyday Present

“O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day.” (Psalm 119:97) Waking up with a start, the sun peering through the window blinds, Titus jumped out of bed and ran for the stairs. “Mom! It’s my birthday today!” “I know it is Titus. I had to remember,” Mom said with a […]

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The Word of God

The Bible is an awesome book, Its pages tell a story; The “new-born babes” may have a look To see Jehovah’s glory. The simple milk of Father’s word The weak may understand, And children young, or young-in-faith, When guided by His hand Are nourished and find pleasure great In learning of His love. They gain […]

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From Revelation to Genesis

My journey through the Scriptures led me through the end of time; The book of Revelation has an ending most sublime. I gazed at the pomp and pageantry recorded there by John And felt a thrill of wonder at the view I looked upon. How could a sinner such as I fit into God’s great […]

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The Word of God

The Bible is an awesome book. Its pages tell a story; The “new-born babes” may have a look To see Jehovah’s glory. The simple milk of Father’s word The weak may understand. And children young, or young-in-faith, When guided by His hand Are nourished and find pleasure great In learning of His love. They gain […]

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The Word of God

The Bible is an awesome book, Its pages tell a story; The “new-born babes” may have a look To see Jehovah’s glory. The simple milk of Father’s word The weak may understand, And children young, or young-in-faith, When guided by His hand Are nourished and find pleasure great In learning of His love. They gain […]

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God’s Word

God’s word encourages the good, Like a good man should. God’s word shines a light on our path, God’s word will even change us from wrath. God’s word shows us that we do not need the earth, God’s word shows us that we do need Jesus’ birth. God’s word loves us by His power, God’s […]

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Lisbeth looked back but kept running. No one was there. The barn was close by and trees were beyond that. She knew just where to hide in the woods. She panted, muscles straining. The little book was safe in her apron pocket. Just a few more strides— That’s all Lisbeth could remember. How long she […]

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My Bible

Oh how precious is my Bible It inspires day by day It’s my lamp in earthly darkness Shining all along my way. By its precepts I am guided In the way that I should go Strength it gives my weary footsteps When my gait is languished, slow. Drooping hearts can smile more sweetly In the […]

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My Mother’s Bible

This book is all that’s left me now, – Tears will unbidden start, – With faltering lip and throbbing brow I press it to my heart. For many generations past Here is our family tree; My mother’s hands this Bible clasped, She, dying, gave it me.  A-h! well do I remember those Whose names these […]

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Previously, we considered the relationship between Scripture and tradition. Now we shall consider the relationship between Scripture and the church, which I Timothy 3:15 calls “the pillar and ground of the truth.” Does the church authorize Scripture, so that the Bible has no authority without the church’s say-so? Does the church produce the Word or does the […]

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Holding the Traditions (2)

Rev. Stewart is a missionary of the Protestant Reformed Churches to the Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship of Northern Ireland. This series is being reprinted with permission from the Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship website, http://www.cprf.co.uk/ Volume X, Issues 2 & 3. Having explained the idea and the content of the “traditions” (II Thess. 2:15) last time, […]

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Holding the Traditions (1)

Rev. Stewart is a missionary of the Protestant Reformed Churches to the Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship of Northern Ireland. This series is being reprinted with permission from the Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship website, http://www.cprf.co.uk/ Volume IX, Issue 24 and Volume X, Issue 1. Scripture (God’s hammer) is the more sure word that shall never pass […]

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Scripture Twisting (2)

Rev. Stewart is a missionary of the Protestant Reformed Churches to the Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship of Northern Ireland. This series is being reprinted with permission from the Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship website, http://www.cprf.co.uk/ Volume IX, Issues 22–23. II Peter 3:15-16 tells us two ways in which false teachers twist the Scriptures. First they abuse […]

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Rev. Stewart is a missionary of the Protestant Reformed Churches to the Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship of Northern Ireland. This series is being reprinted with permission from the Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship website, http://www.cprf.co.uk/ Volume IX, Issues 17–19. Christ’s words, “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away” (Matt. 24:35), […]

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