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Watching Daily at My Gates

February 1             I Timothy 6:1-5          What kind of worker are you?  Are you a worker who counts his employer worthy of all honor?  Or do you work thinking that you really know more than the boss does?  The first two verses admonish us to honor our employer.  This command has its basis in the […]

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Violence, Murder!

Were you shocked when you heard that a gunman opened fire in a train and shot thirty-three people, killing six of them?  Did it disturb or upset you when two ten-year old boys beat to death a two-year old?  Or are such murders not close enough to home to horrify and affect you? What is […]

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Total Depravity

Total Depravity is the first in the tulip acrostic of Calvinism, which by the way, was not developed by John Calvin. Total depravity is one subject that does not have to look far and wide for, to find evidence of, its existence.  Tangible evidences abound all around us. Total depravity is misunderstood by many; in […]

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Putting on the New Man

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Jesus Christ, I have agreed to write an article for you on the topic of conversion.  The possibility exists that the reason I was asked to write on this topic was that there is a marked difference between the conversion that we knew at Netherlands Reformed, and the process of […]

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Preparing Yourself to Give an Answer (1)

A Speech given at Hope PRC’s Conference on Personal Witnessing (April 3, 1993)   This theme is taken from I Peter 3:15, where you read: “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to given an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in […]

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Shining Lights in a Dark World

Your neighbors, Young People, know your last name, and very often also know your first name.  Likewise they know whether you are a young man or a young woman. However, from a spiritual point of view, the important question is whether you are a citizen in the Kingdom of Heaven, of which Christ Jesus is […]

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Arius’ Arianism

Go back in time approximately two millennia, and in doing so, erase from your mind all the knowledge the church has gained as she has developed the faith once given by her Lord. Wipe from your memory all you know about eschatology (doctrine of last times), ecclesiology (doctrine of the church), soteriology (doctrine of salvation), […]

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