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“Tis The Season”

‘Tis the season, indeed. Need anyone ask, What season? The world of the J.C. Penney’s, the K-Marts, the Younkers, etc., has been reminding us of the coming, the arrival, and soon (none too soon for many), the end of the “Holiday Season”—Christmas and New Year’s. It seems the whole world, at least all North America, […]

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Prayer of John Calvin

“Grant, Almighty God, that as we must in various ways carry on a warfare on earth, we may be animated by the power of Thy Spirit, so as to go on through fire and water, and be ever so subject to Thee, that relying on Thine aid, we may never hesitate to face all perils […]

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Opinionating in Love (1)

The greatest opinion we can make is made in the company of another.  And that companion is LOVE.  My conviction in these next articles, therefore, is that I Corinthians 13 applies to our opinion-making.  Faith, hope, and the greatest of these, charity, that is, love, abide.  So these all including love must abide in all […]

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Jewels

Not ours, but His – the precious jewels of His Kingdom fair. He owns them, loans them to us For a little time to dwell with us on earth That for their place with Him we might their hearts prepare.   Then, following our King’s command, We cleanse and polish each most precious stone, With […]

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Editor’s Notes – January 1988

‘Tis the Season by Rev. Russ Dykstra was originally intended for the December issue but because of delays I had to put it in this issue.  The article does focus on the Christmas season and the fact that the world is selling us the idea that everyone must seek his own pleasure during the holiday […]

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Choosing a College

  Many young people are deciding, about this time of year, where to go to college.  In the process of making this decision of where to go, many of you are going to have to face squarely the question of what type of institution you will attend: will it be a Christian college or a […]

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“These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men’s persons in admiration because of advantage.” Jude 15. Jude continues to record the marks of apostates so that they may be recognized when they appear in the church.  The text may be translated, with paraphrase in parentheses, […]

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