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Watch and Pray

It was the darkest hour ever known in the history of this world when Jesus, Him­self in utter agony of soul at the anticipa­tion of the suffering that awaited Him on the cross, addressed His disciples with the admonition, “Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation, the spirit indeed is willing, but the […]

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Awareness

Young people, are you aware of God? Do you realize the power of God? Your first inclination would be to retort, “Why of course I know God. God is in heaven. Sure, I know He is powerful. I know He can do wondrous things.’’ You probably would consider my question to be out of place. […]

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Blind to a Loss

Through this beautiful cool-cracking dawn slowly walks one man. His brown collar on his coat stands up straight hiding the soft morning breeze. It appears that he is enjoying the quiet hours of morning and yet somehow reassuring himself that truly there are hours of such enjoyable peace. He strolls on convincing himself that all […]

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The Christian and Gambling

A very beautiful motto is inscribed on all the pennies circulated in the U.S., “In God we trust.” But nowadays very few people believe those words. The events in today’s world show the very opposite of trust in God. One example of this is the increase of gambling and the legalization of it in many […]

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The Missouri Lutheran Conflict

The modern church history course which I teach at Covenant Christian High School includes a consideration of contemporary religions events. I think that students will verify my asserting that this is one of the most interesting and helpful aspects of the course. Although we ought to know about the past, current history should not slip […]

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Men’s Creation?

Swirling between leaf covered banks, A small creek makes its way to the sea. Small animals’ paw prints dot its sandy spits. Frogs jump into shallow pools, And Chipmunks skitter across on logs. God’s handiwork is surely seen here. Could man have created frogs, Or trees, or even animals? No, the beauty of creation is […]

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The Shepherd’s Boy

It was a steep way down into the Valley of Humiliation, but Great-heart, guiding Piety and Christiana, encouraged them not to be so afraid of this valley, as there was nothing to hurt them. In fact, it is a fruitful vale, and, although some are hardly beset in this place, it is of the best […]

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Presbyterianism

There it is again, a muffled sound of drums. The sound is lost and re-emerges through the misty half-light. The Catholic sentry stirs uneasily. What is that eerie keening drifting closer on the wind? That shrill, blood stirring wail that couples now with the chant of drums? Can you hear them? Now in the grey […]

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“Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous; nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them that are exercised thereby.” — Hebrews 12:11 It is sometimes said that the Bible should be made more simple. Young people really cannot read the Bible and it is not very meaningful […]

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The State of the Union: Ten Steps Forward for the Beast

While the Congress cheered, President Nixon made it known that his legacy to the United States and the world would be a structure for a lifetime and our children’s lifetime of world peace. This, said the President, has been his primary goal and will continue to be the primary goal of his administration. Such was […]

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