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The Sermon on the Mount

Outline XIII Fasting   Matt. 6:16-18—“Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you,They have their reward. But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face; That thou ap­pear not […]

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Royal Servants of the King

The image of a slave contrived in the minds of many today is that of a filthy and dehumanized creature, forced to do the bidding of his or her master. Why is a picture like this ingrained upon the recesses of our brains in such a derogatory way? The simple truth is that it originates […]

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The Privilege of Serving

In the first two speeches of this convention we have considered various lessons from the life of Joseph. One of the things we noticed is that Joseph was not blessed with the family life that most of you have enjoyed. He came from a very dysfunctional, troubled family. Yet in the midst of a life […]

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Servants of God

What is typical of the world in our day; the world in which you, as a young Christian, find yourself?  Well, you might say, the knowledge of the world is increasing.  Technology is making advances far beyond what anyone could have imagined or thought possible.  One example of this is the computer industry.  A whole […]

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Serving God in the Family

The discussion on which I am writing this reflection is on the third, and final discussion we had at the Lynden Conven­tion. What was discussed was centered on the convention outline by Rev. Moore, namely; Youth Serving God in the Family. Rev. Kamps introduced this outline by making a few remarks dealing with the young […]

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Christian Living and Giving

There is a general attitude among our young people which is becoming more and more prevalent as the times in which we live worsen. This attitude is one of not caring anymore, of just being content to sit back and watch the world go by. This could even be described as selfishness on our part. […]

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Evening

Adapted from C. H. Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening Meditations, the 17th of May, published by Zondervon’s, used with permission.  Editor “Thou are my servant; I have chosen thee” Is. 41:9 If we have received the grace of God in our hearts, its practical effect has been to make us God’s servants. We may be unfaithful […]

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Serving the Lord

The subject, “Serving the Lord”, is one which is in a sense very easily understood. It is a subject, however, which is also vitally intertwined with the other two speeches. The fact of joy, emphasized by the first speaker, and the need of worship, to be emphasized by the third speaker, are directly related with […]

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Serve Him with Gladness

Scripture repeatedly admonishes and exhorts us to serve the Lord. The very fact that the Word of God always exhorts us to do this implies a fact which we cannot very well escape or ignore.  It implies that we don’t do that and are not of ourselves inclined to do that.  Scripture paints a very […]

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We Serve God — Why?

It is a very personal but nevertheless pertinent question, why do we serve God? Young man sitting in your barracks, out in bivouac, or sleeping in your pup tent, lying prone in the mud or walking guard at some training post, or crouching in your foxhole on the battlefield while missiles of death screech and […]

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We Faithful Servants

Do you have the courage to face this question squarely and answer with an unequivocal yes or no? Painfully we are reminded in the same that we are servants in our deepest being, and that we shall ever be such, whether that be in deepest hell, or in the highest heaven of God’s glory revealed. […]

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The Schilder Trilogy

“Christ in His Suffering”, “Christ on Trial”, and “Christ Crucified”. The “Schilder Trilogy” on the passion and death of Christ. By Dr. K. Schilder, of Kampen, The Netherlands. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids. Mich. We can heartily recommend for study and inspirational reading these three books on the passion and death of Christ by Dr. […]

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