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Fleeing Sin (4)

We ended last time with a view to looking at how separating from sin and impenitent sinners takes place only in the true church where sharp antithetical preaching is found and where discipline is administered. This we will do in the final article beginning with a look at our creeds. All three of our creeds […]

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Michael graduated from Covenant Christian and is pursuing teacher certification at Calvin College. He wrote this paper for the Protestant Reformed Scholarship Essay.  The topic I have chosen to discuss is “Christian Education Beyond Devotions and Bible Class.” I found this topic relevant to what I believe is my calling as a teacher in the […]

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Heavenly Treasures Above Earthly Things

Melanie is a short story contest winner from Loveland Protestant Reformed Church in Loveland, Colorado. She is 14 years old. Mark Harrison was sitting at home one afternoon with his family. It was summer vacation and he could not find anything to do. He did not have any brothers to play with; only two sisters […]

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Three Little Hearts

 (Canons of Dordrecht version)  Knock knock. Knock knock. “Oh please let me in! I’ll save you from your guilt of your sin. Just open up your heart unto me So I can come and set your soul free!” With hearts of straw that swaggered and swooned, “One mere, small work will let in this lamb. […]

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The Lowly Worm

Rain drops splatter down upon the sidewalk as you hurry to school. A few steps ahead a long skinny creature makes its way across the sidewalk. It stretches out long and thin, its pointed tip probing here and there. Then it begins constricting and the wave travels down its body making the tail end pull […]

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The Song of Zion

A Psalter-Psalm Devotional of Praise to Our Sovereign Covenant God March 1 Read Psalm 119:145-152 Psalm 119:151-152 What a blessed truth we read in the verse 151! To know God is near is utmost comfort for the child of God. No matter what may come upon us we have the blessed assurance that our God […]

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Psalter 268 — Thanksgiving and Praise

Make a Joyful noise unto the Lord! Psalm 100 begins this way and this is the Psalter versification which we consider this month. Although Psalm 100 is quite short with only 5 verses, there are many truths to be found in this passage. The theme is praise to God, but included is the truth of […]

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Unfruitful Branches

Reprinted from the Loveland PRC Newsletter Vol. 3, No. 14. “Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away. and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit” (John 15:2). The comment and question which accompanied a request to have this verse discussed are most interesting […]

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Synodal Reformed Church of Tytsjerk

This is an interesting church building because you find remnants of different styles together: Romanesque, Gothic, and Rococo. Tytsjerk is a village in the Dutch province of Friesland, which began as a Germanic tribe living along the coast of the North Sea, already before Christ was born. They were governed by the Romans who forced […]

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A Time of War – Antithesis (1)

The night was warm and the air was still, so that when an eerie shriek came from the backyard, we could hear it in the house very clearly. “What was that?” said my little sister. She was visibly shaken by the horrible sound. So was I, though I wouldn’t admit it. But before Father could […]

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