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I Samuel 11 and 12

A. Saul’s victory over the Ammonites. 1. Events immediately following Saul’s election as king: a. What was the two-fold reaction to Saul’s presentation as Israel’s King in Mizpeh (chap. 10:24-27)? b. Do you think that either the joy of some or the dissatisfaction of others was for the correct reasons? c. Why did Saul return […]

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Col. 2:8 “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.” Today as each school day carries out yet another installment in the education of covenant youth, outside the doors of our Christian schools stands a world grown apostate with worldly pleasures and […]

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Linen Bands – or Shroud?

Not long ago a sermon was preached by a Florida pastor entitled, “The Shroud of Turin.’’ The particular thing worthy of notice about it was that it was enough to leave a Reformed listener feeling like Paul, as mentioned in Acts 17:16, where “his spirit was stirred in him when he saw the city wholly […]

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Blessedness for the Pure in Heart

To abbreviate, but also to attract attention and depict symbolically, several different kinds of signs have appeared lately that use the picture of a heart instead of the word love. Thus there are signs that read, “I love my country”. These have the first and the last two words spelled out, but instead of the […]

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As a Father Pitieth (2): Love

Taking God’s Fatherhood as the pattern, we will love our children. This is the heart of Reformed child-rearing—not authority, not discipline, but the love of our children. In love, we bring them forth and receive them from God; in love, we live with them; in love, we teach them; in love, we discipline them. For […]

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Life is but a Weaving

My life is but a weaving Between my God and me; I may not choose the colors, He knows what they should be. For He can view the pattern Upon the upper side, While I can see it only On this the underside. Sometimes He weaveth sorrow Which seemeth strange to me; But I will […]

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Why Did This Happen to Me?

About a month ago, as I was letting two students off at a bus stop, I saw down the road away a young teenage boy step into the path of an oncoming car. No doubt, the boy was in a hurry and had intended to run across to the other side of the four lane […]

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Topical Bible Study

What is the best method to follow in society Bible study? This is always a question, even a problem each time we set up our society programs. To begin with, the one thing that we must realize is that method of study is not the most crucial issue. Far more important than method is the […]

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Time

Time to get up out of bed. Time to go to school. Time to leave for Church. Time for Young People’s Society. Dinnertime, bedtime, and time to begin yet another day. Never enough time! Springtime, summertime, and wintertime, and so “time flies.” Perhaps it is true that as we grow older we become more aware […]

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