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Given Up to Uncleanness

Three college students sat in chairs in front of the class, two men and one woman. In this particular class, we had been learning about diversity in society and how this diversity affects the classrooms in which we hoped to teach. We had discussed the problems associated with having students from different cultural backgrounds and […]

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Medical Ethics and the Sovereignty of God

Susann is a member of Hope Protestant Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. A 1998 Scholarship Essay. The issue of medical ethics in relation to the sovereignty of God is one that deserves much careful and deliberate consideration. Due to advanced medical knowledge and technology, questions concerning medical ethics have arisen that the Christian has […]

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Buds

All winter long the icy winds whistled through the naked branches. The branches stood out, exposed and dark against the crisp clear sky. The squirrels scurried about and hurried back to their warm nests. The birds clung to the branches for a moment and then looked for some place more sheltered. The branches remained day […]

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Wait Patiently

Lord, teach me patience as I plod along, Help me to understand when I’m not strong That in whatever way my Savior leads He’s promised to supply my daily needs. So often I would run ahead impatiently Instead of following His path for me. “If I could know what lies ahead Then I would better […]

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April 17, 1521

This is an important date in the history of the Reformation. Dr. Martin Luther had to attend to the German “Reichstag” (Diet of the realm) in the city of Worms. There was the emperor Charles V with all the electors, priests, bishops, solicitors, professors and other advisors (since the first of January the pope had […]

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The Song of Zion

A Psalter-Psalm Devotional of Praise to Our Sovereign Covenant God April 1 Read Psalm 125, Zechariah 2:1-5 Psalm 125:1-2 If there is any doubt in your mind about the important doctrine of perseverance or preservation of the saints, these verses ought to dispel it conclusively. They that trust in the Lord, His church, His elect, […]

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Psalter 64 – Spiritual Aspirations

“Lord, I lift my soul to Thee.” This is the opening of Psalter number 64. This versification of Psalm 25 immediately reminds us to whom we must go in prayer. We do not go to God with just our minds but our whole soul! Throughout this Psalter versification we are reminded of our need to […]

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Witnessing and Testifying of the Truth (1)

Speech given at the Young People’s Convention, Redlands, 1999 The theme that Redlands gave me to speak on tonight is “Witnessing and Testifying For the Truth.” The theme text is: “Be ready always to give an answer.” My theme fits in the text in this way: Last night Rev. Koole spoke about being ready to […]

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A Time of War – Antithesis (2)

“Antitha—. Antithi—. Antath—.” I just couldn’t get the word out. It felt like my mouth was full of marbles. “Antithesis,” Father helped. “Antithesis means that we are opposed to the world of sin and the devil. We must fight and strive to live holy, godly lives. ‘The good that I would I do not, but […]

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