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Honor and Respect

We have lost something in our churches when the young do not address the older members as “Mr.” or “Mrs.” It may seem small and insignificant, but the absence of this simple address is a sign of a problem with disobeying God. God commands children to honor their parents and He also calls children and […]

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My Only Comfort

Walking through the cold, blustery wind, a figure in a black trenchcoat, perhaps a young man, heads toward a glass door. As he enters, he looks up the well kept wooden stairs. Barely paying attention to the soft playing sound of a bass guitar and trumpet, he begins to walk up the stairs. He enters […]

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Where Are Pastors to Warm and Feed Us?

Come with me, dear reader, as I sit down in my pew, awaiting the pastor to come to the pulpit. Soon the minister arrives and within minutes we are lifting up our hearts in song to the Lord our God. Afterwards we pray, glorifying His name and pleading His grace and mercy to shine down […]

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Karen Came Back

No, there was no scandal to be told in that sleepy town. Not even a whisper. There was only the fact, that in the only bank the town had, there was a new face behind the counter. Nobody knew where that kind, helpful girl came from. It was summertime, there were quite a few tourists […]

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God’s Creation

How beautiful are the flowers That grow in the fields. The birds that sing their own song of praise.   The rain that falls To make things grow. Snowflakes on the ground Covering it white.   All reminds us of our God and how awesome He is.   All the little creatures That roam the […]

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The Song of Zion

A Psalter-Psalm Devotional of Praise to Our Sovereign Covenant God   February 1-12 by Mike Feenstra  February 1 Read Psalm 44:1-8; Psalm 44:1-2 “Yea, for Thy sake are we killed all the day long; we are counted as sheep for the slaughter.” This is the evaluation of Israel by the Psalmist in Psalm 44. How […]

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Psalter 353 — Divine Deliverance

Imagine that you are fishing in a picturesque canyon river in a remote part of the United States, surrounded by majestic mountains on either side. The combination of water, wildlife, and trees provide you with a breathtaking view. As you wade a few feet over and cast a line down river, you think that everything […]

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“Shouldest Thou… Love Them that Hate the LORD?”

Introduction  A prophet walked into the beautiful palace in Jerusalem. When summoned by the king into the throne room, the prophet boldly proclaimed the Word of the LORD, “Shouldest thou help the ungodly, and love them that hate the LORD? Therefore is wrath upon thee from before the LORD.”1 What had the king done wrong […]

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Why Is Pride the Deadliest?

Pride causes people to rationalize their sins and in some cases the sins of ones they love. Pride makes people cover up their sins instead of confessing them. Pride answers a valid rebuke with an attack. Pride holds grudges and blocks forgiveness. Pride makes it impossible for people to see their own sins. Because of […]

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