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God Has His Way in the Storm (1)

We, as Reformed believers, confess along with our Belgic Confession in Article 2, that God makes Himself known “by the creation, preservation and government of the universe; which is before our eyes as a most elegant book, wherein all creatures, great and small, are as so many characters leading us to contemplate the invisible things […]

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Parental Involvement In Christian Education

Rodney is a member of Southwest Protestant Reformed Church in Grandville, Michigan. 1999 scholarship essay. Parental involvement in every aspect of the Christian education of children is crucially important. It is so crucially important because of the covenant. Christian education is covenant education. It is also important because Christian education, properly understood, is parental education. […]

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A Sudden Change

Wies van Balen was glad for the summer holidays in Bussum (in the center of The Netherlands). She was a sportive girl, who was good with tennis, swimming, basketball, cycling and running. Her energy was amazing. This morning she left the house already before breakfast. Mother asked, “Would you wash the dishes for me today, […]

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“Seek Him that maketh the seven stars and Orion…The LORD is His Name” (Amos 5:8). Everything was going well for Israel. The people were building houses of hewn stone and planting vineyards in their fields. The armies were winning battle after battle under the leadership of King Jeroboam II. Although the nation had suffered under […]

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The Song of Zion

A Psalter-Psalm Devotional of Praise to Our Sovereign, Covenant God July 1 Read I Samuel 19:18-21 Psalm 143:9-10 In verse ten we have the words, “Teach me to do thy will.” We should all take heed to these words and make them part of our daily prayers. By nature we do not wish to do […]

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Psalter 272 – Affliction and Appeal

We return this month to a versification of Psalm 102. Last month we looked at the middle section of the Psalm (verses 12-22) where we found comfort in the deliverance of God from our afflictions. We now go backwards to look at the depth of affliction and sorrow. The comfort of this passage comes at […]

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Hope and Comfort in the Truth (1)

Speech given at the Young People’s Convention, Redlands, 1999 What is the use? What is the point in all of this? Our ministers and our denomination keep driving home this “truth” thing. It does not seem as if anyone else around worries their head all that much about the truth. We must know the truth, […]

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Be Not Deceived

Recently Disney has produced a new movie called “Dinosaurs” in which computers were used to create animated dinosaurs that were merged with real landscape videos in such a way that it was virtually impossible to distinguish what was real from that which was computer generated. An article in “Newsweek” described the techniques used to make […]

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The Church of the Redeemer

It will probably surprise you, but this church in old Jerusalem was founded by the Emperor Charlemagne (742-814). It was restored 300 years later by a group of merchants who came from Amalfi (a port city in Italy) who admired its excellent structure. It was again renovated by the Crusaders in 1150. In 1869, Sultan […]

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Tulip (1)

Krystal hummed along with a familiar hymn on the radio as she put a bunch of tulips in a vase. Mother had picked the late bloomers that morning, but hadn’t had time to arrange them. Everyone was busy with special jobs to do on this beautiful Saturday afternoon! Even Krystal’s little brother, Jamie, was sweeping […]

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