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The High Cost of Petting!

“To pet or not to pet, that is the problem.” “What is the fate of the unplanned date?”  In conversations with young people in our churches we have sensed a desire for some plain talk on this serious subject. While searching for information in another field, we came across this article by Rev. Dwight H. […]

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The Trinity

Who constructed the doctrine of the Trinity? When was it constructed? Why was it constructed? What is contained in the Trinity? How can God have three beings and yet be one God? These are a few of the questions which are asked about the Trinity. The authors of the Trinity are called the Cappadocian Fathers. […]

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With Whom One Runs

I Peter 4:4-5 — “Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you; who shall give account to Hint that is ready to judge the quick and the dead.”   In a race there are a number of partic­ipants who seek the same […]

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A New Topic

Dear Mark, I felt your article in the Open Forum entitled “A New Topic” was very well writ­ten. It spoke of the Singspiration held at Southeast Church on February 12. I would have liked to have been there, but the Lord has a place picked out for me already, and where He calls me, I […]

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Singspirations

There is a definite lack of interest in our singspirations and this has been proved by our last efforts. We cannot criticize the work that the committee puts forth in their preparation, but could we ask for just a little more? Most of our singspirations lack a strong theme with Bible verses or readings to […]

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Singspirations: Where Were You!

In answer to the question “what is wrong with our singspirations?” The natural tendency is to blame some­one else. Some of the people will blame the committee for not advertising it enough. Some will say the special numbers are no good or why can’t we get some good ones. Well, where is all the talent? […]

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Protestant Reformed Christian Instruction (7)

The Curriculum When a carpenter builds a house he uses tools. When the carpenter, who is a Christian, builds a house, he uses the same tools as the non-Christian. The method whereby he builds the house varies little except as the particular likes and dislikes of the builder may determine the variations. Because this is […]

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Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, 192 pages. William Golding describes the theme of the book: “The theme is an attempt to trace the defects of society back to the defects of human nature. The moral is that the shape of a society must depend on the ethical nature of the individual and not […]

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James 4 (2)

James 4 (Continued from last month) 4.   Verses 7-10. a.   Explanation: The Holy Spirit now gives the corrective of the sorry condition of the churches described in verses 1-6. Those so sharply rebuked, understanding now the wickedness of their ways, might cry out whether there were any hope for them and any way in […]

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James 5

James 5   A.  Warning to the wicked rich (Verses 1-6) 1.   James here addresses the wicked rich a.   A man is not condemned because he is rich. There is no sin in riches itself. (1) There are children of God who are rich. Christ allows for this when He said, “It is easier for […]

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