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The Generations of Jesus’ Human Nature

The Word of God in the Old Testament promised that the Messiah would be born in the Davidic line. Genesis 49:10 points to this promise in general: “The scepter shall not depart from Judah.” Isaiah 11 begins, “And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow […]

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I Samuel 7 & 8

A.  Israel’s repentance. 1.          The worship of Jehovah during this period: a.     Why was not the ark brought back to Shiloh where it had been since the days of Joshua (Ps. 78:59, 60)? b.     What very likely happened to the worship at the tabernacle because of the absence of the ark? c.     What place of […]

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Financial Responsibility Within the Covenant

What obligation do we have as young people to support our church and Chris­tian schools? Why would we want to support them? To answer these questions, let’s go to the Scripture and use what it has to say in regard to tithing and how to view our money. I Timothy 6:17, 18 “Charge them that […]

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Building the Lord’s House

“Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it:” Psalm 127:1a For more than two years now, the Redlands’ congregation has been building a place of worship that we can call our own. This building differs from other churches, in that the majority of the work has been donated by the […]

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Carrying the Burden?

God’s people have many needs. God calls us to contribute our time and our money to meet those needs. God calls us to meet those needs because He has supplied us with many gifts and the opportunities to use those gifts to His glory and honor. God has given us so much in the way […]

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A Blessed Hunger and Thirst

One can be aware of the fact that one lacks certain possessions that are gener­ally considered valuable, and yet be glad, because of this poverty. Think of the women in Bethlehem, when the sword of Herod swept through the land to kill all the babies of two years and under, in order to kill the […]

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The Sorrows of Conception (9)

In the last Ladies’ Society held in Edgerton this past season, our pastor asked us the question: “Why does God give us the struggle with sin in this life? He could, when He regenerates and converts us, make us so perfect that we would never again sin even in this life. . .and we could […]

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Earnestly Contend for the Faith (6)

Mystery In the study of the Bible we come face to face with mystery. But we must warn against an unbiblical conception of “mys­tery” in which some defenders of the faith think of it in terms of “secret things,” paradoxes or “seeming contradictions.” We quote from the Standard Bearer. ”… there are two wrong conceptions […]

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The Christian and the Omnipresent God

“Surely the Lord is in this place”           — Gen. 28:16 It often happens that covenant children, as Jacob did, leave home the result of their own foolish decisions. There is a redeeming feature about this if those who so leave, also as Jacob, still unite with worshipers of the Lord. Covenant young people, in the […]

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About the Ministry

Pastor: “Come in Ron. Have a seat. What’s on your mind?” Ron: “Well, pastor, I wanted to talk to you, uh . . ., about something I’ve been thinking quite a bit about lately. I’m just not sure what to do. I thought maybe you could give me some help. It’s about the ministry. I’ve […]

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